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Don Siegelman and the Little Banner that Could

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How do important messages about justice reach the public?

Jeff Miles, of Madison, Alabama, shows us one way to get the word out. In a brief (1:28) video titled "The Little Banner That Could," Miles shows us how a simple message made its way from a small garage in north Alabama to within a few blocks of America's seat of power.Â

The message? "Free Don Siegelman." And where is it now located? On a house in Washington, D.C., just a few blocks from the Library of Congress and the U.S. House Office Building.Â

Join us for a little journey into the world of grassroots politics:Â


By the way, Miles has excellent taste in music. He sets the video to a song called "So Lonely," performed by JetStar 7. As a child of the '70s, my Schnauzer ears immediately said, "That song sounds familiar." Turns out it's an early classic from The Police.

I wasn't familiar with JetStar 7, until today, but they do a great job of capturing the mood and reggae beat of the original. Here are Sting and the boys in the "So Lonely" video from 1978:Â


Crossposted at the Legal Schnauzer.

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I live in Birmingham, Alabama, and work in higher education. I became interested in justice-related issues after experiencing gross judicial corruption in Alabama state courts. This corruption has a strong political component. The corrupt judges are (more...)
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