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Philadelphia Activists Arrested, Framed and Denied Bail for Speaking Out in Favor of Marijuana Legalization
May 23, 2013

(Philadelphia, PA, May 22, 2013) — Comedy-activist troupe “The Panic Hour” and activist advocate Shield Mutual are supporting a rally Thursday May 23, 2013 at the James A. Byrne federal courthouse at 601 Market St. in Philadelphia that will demand the immediate and unconditional release of activists Adam Kokesh and N.A. Poe from federal prison.

More than two hundred friends and allies of Kokesh and Poe are expected at the rally, which runs concurrent with Kokesh and Poe’s 1:30PM detention hearing.

At 2:30PM, representatives of Kokesh and Poe will hold a press conference on the steps of the Byrne courthouse to address these events.

Kokesh and Poe were arrested on Saturday, May 18, 2013 while speaking to a permitted marijuana legalization rally at Independence Mall National Historic Park in center city Philadelphia, in a space specifically designated for free speech. They are being framed on felony charges of assaulting a federal officer, despite overwhelming video footage to the contrary.

“They just came after Adam [Kokesh] and N.A. Poe, the organizer of Smokedown – the only two there out of hundreds present who were taken into custody,” said Michael Salvi, an observer of the rally.

At a preliminary hearing in front of US Magistrate Judge Thomas J. Rueter in the Byrne courthouse on Monday, May 20, 2013, Kokesh and Poe were denied bail.

“We are not deterred. We will continue to fight to get our friends removed from federal custody and continue to organize to legalize cannabis in Pennsylvania,” said Vanessa Maria, producer of “The Panic Hour.”

About N.A. Poe

N.A. Poe is a comedian, writer, and organizer who is active in the cannabis legalization movement, the fight against drones, and abolishing the Federal Reserve. Poe uses comedy to express his ideas as the host and executive producer of “The Panic Hour.”

About Adam Kokesh

Adam Kokesh is a former US Marine corporal and veteran of the Iraq War who is active for peace, marijuana legalization and the right to keep and bear arms. Kokesh is the host of internet talk radio show “Adam vs The Man.”

About “The Panic Hour”

“The Panic Hour” is a comedy and activism troupe based in Philadelphia. “The Panic Hour” produces street videos and an online talk show hosted by N.A. Poe. They also organize the monthly cannabis legalization rally, Smoke Down Prohibition.

About “Adam vs The Man”

“Adam vs the Man” is an internet talk radio show by Adam Kokesh about challenging authority, sticking it to the man, and giving the millennial generation a voice. It’s also about living like a free, dignified human being and loving it.

About Shield Mutual

Shield Mutual is the agora’s first defense agency. We defend activists from government attack using leadership and public relations.

Further Information

Free Adam Kokesh Campaign:

Rally Facebook Event:


UPDATE 1: Video, H/T: Josf

Free N.A Poe & Adam Kokesh Rally - Livestream at 1pm EST 5/23/13

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Thursday May 23, 2013 at 1:30pm EST, Philly activist/comedian N.A. Poe, and activist Adam Kokesh are scheduled for a detention hearing at the Federal Courthouse located at 601 Market St Philadelphia, PA.

If you're not within reasonable driving distance, or can't make it down, we've got you covered over here at Mike Salvi's World. We'll begin livestreaming at 1pm EST (slight chance we'll start earlier, follow me on twitter and USTREAM to get notified when we're live). Our stream will be outside, NOT inside the courtroom. This will be an interactive broadcast so join the discussion on USTREAM chat. Since we'll be right on the frontlines, we'll be reporting first hand accounts of what is going on, and what is to come.

VIDEO: Free N.A. Poe & Adam Kokesh Live at 1pm EST 5/23/13

Flash Video (.flv) Direct Download Link:

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Click here to donate to the N.A. Poe Defense Fund
Click here to donate to the Adam Kokesh Legal Fund


UPDATE 2: site was set up by his lawyer George Donnelly, from Shield Mutual, the world's first AnCap/Agorist defense agency: $50/yr gets you legal protection!

Shield Mutual is the agora’s first defense agency. We defend activists from government attack using leadership and public relations.

Here's George on today's Ernie Hancock's daily radioshow, to discuss Adam's case:

"It's clear: they're framing him!"

Freedoms Phoenix May 23, 2013: Adam Kokesh's lawyer George Donnelly, Andrea Glasscock Garcia, Angela Keaton ( - (MP3 & Video LOADED)

Direct .MP3:

Program Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Media Type: Audio • Time: 119:0 Mins and Secs

Hour 1 -- George Donnelly (Shield Mutual) on Kokesh and Poe Fundraiser

Hour 2 -- Andrea Glasscock Garcia (Phoenix r3VOLution activist) on the upcoming worldwide March against Monsanto Sat May 25th

Hour 3 -- Angela Keaton (Director of Operations at Antiwar.Com) on the Bitcoin 2013 Conference, and Antiwar.Com suing the FBI after secret surveillance


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