After spending 5 weeks in jail, Carol Fisher was released from jail this afternoon.  Carol is an activist with "The World Can't Wait- Drive Out the Bush Regime" in Cleveland OH.  Her arrest, trial, and conviction began when she put up a couple "Bush Step Down" posters on telephone poles in Cleveland Heights on January 29, 2006.

Two separate court orders were issued releasing her from the Cuyahoga County Jail, cutting short her original 2-month sentence.  On July 6, the court of appeals finally granted her an appeal bond, letting her out of jail while her trial and conviction are reviewed by a higher court.  And today, the original trial judge, Timothy McGinty, released her on time served, indicating that she had spent enough time in jail.  But she is still under court order to take an "anger management class" and do two years probation with community service.

Carol has consistently declared that she has nothing to apologize for and is not guilty. Throughout this whole ordeal, she has continued to build resistance to the Bush regime, even while in jail.  She thanks the many people who sent letters of support, books and articles to keep her up on world events, and donations for her legal defense.  World Can't Wait stands with Carol Fisher, and will continue to fight this gross injustice.

As we say in the Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime,  "If we speak the truth, they will try to silence us. If we act, they will try to stop us. But we speak for the majority, here and around the world, and as we get this going we are going to reach out to the people who have been so badly fooled by Bush and we are NOT going to stop."

Carol's attorneys, Terry Gilbert and Dan Shields, will continue to fight in the courts for the conviction to be overturned.