September 30, 2006

The Latest on Josh Wolf, The Bloger Who Decided Prison Was Better Than Being A Goverment Stool Pigeon

What is going out to media from Josh’s lawyer, Martin Garbus

I thought you would be interested.

I am presently representing Josh Wolf, the jailed San Francisco blogger, who refused the Grand Jury subpoena to turn over pictures of a WTO demonstration.

Josh Wolf is being subpoenaed because the Anti-Terrorism Task Force believes he may have information about “anarchists” and other people who were at the demonstration. He’s already stated, and you will see, that there’s nothing in his tape in any way relating to the police car. The FBI and the government, having failed to be remarkably successful in going against Al Qaeda and related people, are now going after “terrorists” totally unrelated to the “September 11th problem.” They are using the September 11th issues to throw a net over other people who would normally be out of the reach of any Grand Jury. That’s why the Josh Wolf situation is so pernicious.

The difference between Judith Miller, the San Francisco Barry Bonds writers and Josh is apparent.

The Barry Bonds writers had Grand Jury information as a result of a leak.

Judith Miller had information potentially relevant to an ongoing federal investigation of a federal crime.

Unfortunately, the probabilities are that he will wind up being the longest-jailed journalist in America.

News from Josh

I got a letter today and I also want to thank Dr. Johnson, Kurt’s dad (Kurt is Josh’s roommate) for calling me and letting me know that Josh was doing well. Also thanks to Josh’s lawyers who have passed on news after seeing him in person as Jim Wheaton was able to do, or after speaking with him on the phone as Marty Garbus did in New York. Also thanks to Josh’s friends in Dublin, especially Scott and Kurt, who have helped Josh get by with sharing their supplies as the commissary is closed for inventory. Josh is doing well, concerned about making sure that his Wiki connects to his blog and vice versa. He has asked me to contact some more technical friends to post his book requests and I will ask him how he wants those to be spaced, as he can only have 3 books at once. I am really happy that I am going up to see him this weekend. We have hired a publicist to help work on the publicity on the case and Josh’s lawyer, Marty, has great contacts in New York and is working with the media there.If you are contacted about press please call me and I will give you the cell phone number of Madhis, our publicist.


Write to Josh

All correspondence may be reviewed by anonymous authorities. All letters must have a return address.

Joshua Wolf 98005-111
Federal Correctional Institution - Dublin
5701 8th St. Camp-Parks, Unit J2
Dublin, CA 94568

Books may be sent in to me, but only through a bookseller. There is a book list on my wiki; which will be kept up-to-date.


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