Tag Archive: Green Scare

A Thank You from Marie Mason to All Who Wished Her Happy Birthday

masonFrom Support Marie Mason

Greetings Family and Comrades, Well-wishers, fellow activists, anarchists (and non-be/quantifiable),
I want to say thank you for all of the amazing and sweet greetings, cards, letters, photos and artwork that people sent me in response to the event in January. Mail was held up for a bit, but I think that it has all been processed and passed on to me by now.

It was the most incredible inspiration to hear from so many folks working to defend animals, Earth and human rights from so many places! I have learned so much. People sent their stories about great campaigns and histories of struggle, creation stories and poetry, their own beautiful artwork and so much love in words. (more…)

Attorney Claims FBI Violated FOIA in Marie Mason’s Case

masonBy Ryan Abbott,

WASHINGTON (CN) – An attorney whose client is serving 22 years for destroying private property claims the FBI denied her FOIA request, to cover up the government’s “Green Scare” program, meant to chill the speech rights of environmental activists.
     New York City attorney Susan Tipograph sued the Department of Justice in Federal Court, seeking records on her client, imprisoned activist Marie Mason.
     “The draconian sentencing of Marie Mason to nearly 22 years in federal prison has undoubtedly chilled the free speech practices of other animal rights and environmental activists,” Tipograph says in the complaint. (more…)

Marie Mason Birthday Events Being Planned Across the World

From Earth First Newswire

Artwork by eco-political prisoner Marie Mason, sent to the Earth First! Journal, 12/30/12

Artwork by eco-political prisoner Marie Mason, sent to the Earth First! Journal, 12/30/12

Marie Mason’s 51st birthday is coming up on January 26, 2013. We are asking that folks hold events for Marie around her birthday as part of what will be an annual time to celebrate her life and keep her spirits up while she remains imprisoned.

 We know that the mid-winter holidays are a busy time for everyone, but they are a sad time for the prisoners who remain inside – and everyone wants some cheer on their birthday! So we hope that folks can find time to plan a small event for Marie, such as a letter-writing or birthday party. (If time permits, we recommend that you might want to hold letter writings a week or more earlier so the cards can reach her before the 26th.)
Some people are confused about Marie’s mail situation. It is true that she can only send letters to a pre-approved list of 100 people. However, she can receive letters from anyone and so she will be able to receive all these birthday wishes. (Please be sure that the sender’s first and last name are on the envelope, that letters are all in English – she can receive letters in other languages but will be delayed – and that cards do not have glitter or other things added to them.) (more…)

Another ELF case set for trial in Eugene: Rebecca Rubin

r-rubin-undated-photoFrom Earth First Newswire

Alleged ELF activist Rebecca Rubin, who turned herself in last month at the Canadian border, plead not guilty today in a Eugene Court. According to a statement from her lawyer, “Rubin has not been co-operating with
authorities in terms of helping investigators find two others accused in 
the case.” 

Her trial is set for March 19.

Letters of support can be sent here for the time being:

Rebecca Rubin #2033855
Lane County Adult Corrections
101 West 5th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97401-2695

For a complete description of mail regulations, check here.

The following is from an Associated Press article published recently:

Canadian woman pleads not guilty to ecoterrorism fires that did $40 million damage around West

A woman who turned herself in after a decade as a fugitive in the largest ecoterrorism investigation in U.S. history has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and arson charges in federal court. (more…)

Remembering Avalon on Winter Solstice

avalonFrom Earth First Newswire

Environmental and social justice activist, ELF warrior and political prisoner William C. Rodgers (known to friends as “Avalon”) died on December 21, 2005. A casualty of the Green Scare, he committed suicide in jail, citing the following reason:

“To my friends and supporters to help them make sense of all these events that have happened so quickly: Certain human cultures have been waging war against the Earth for millennia. I chose to fight on the side of bears, mountain lions, skunks, bats, saguaros, cliff rose and all things wild. I am just the most recent casualty in that war. But tonight I have made a jail break—I am returning home, to the Earth, to the place of my origins. Bill, 12/21/05 (the winter solstice.)” (more…)

Daniel McGowan released from prison!

daniel_mcgowan_FREE!From NYC Anarchist Black Cross

Earth Liberation Front political prisoner and Rockaway native Daniel McGowan was released from the Communication Management Unit (CMU) in Terre Haute, Indiana this morning. He was driven by federal authorities to Indianapolis International Airport, where he met up with his wife. (more…)

Accused Fugitive ELF Member Rebecca Jeanette Rubin Surrenders to Canadian Authorities

From Denver Anarchist Black Cross

To write Rebecca, her address as of 12/2/12 is:
Rebecca Rubin #98290-011
FDC SEATAC
P.O. BOX 13900
SEATTLE, WA 98198

One of the three remaining fugitives in a string of high-profile fires across the West that focused national attention on a group of environmental radicals surrendered to authorities Thursday after spending years in hiding in Canada.The U.S. attorney’s office in Portland, Ore., said Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, 39, a Canadian citizen, turned herself in to the FBI at the Canadian border in Blaine, Wash.

Rubin was part of a cell of the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front known as The Family, based in Eugene, Ore., authorities said. (more…)

Daniel McGowan soon to be released, support needed!

From Support Daniel

Daniel McGowan is coming home to Brooklyn in time for the holidays this year! His family and friends are very excited to be able to see him. We are asking for your help in making Daniel’s transition a smooth one. He will need to purchase everything from groceries to a new computer to clothes that fit him (he’s lost about 40 pounds!). Please help in any way you can. If you are in NYC, you are also invited to our celebration party on Friday, December 7th! Details can be found here.

Thank you so much – from us and from Daniel – for your support through these very difficult years. Prisoner support does not end when prisoners come home. We hope Daniel will continue to have your support and encouragement, and we wish you all happy holidays!

Best,
Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan

Support Daniel by visiting this donation registry

Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For July Is Now Available

Hello Friends and Comrades,

Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for July. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own.

Firstly, please write Justin Solondz a letter. After being extradited from China and convicted of Earth Liberation Front actions in the United States, Green Scare target Justin Solondz has been transferred to a prison in western Pennsylvania. This puts him much closer to his parents than when he was imprisoned at FDC SeaTac. Please let Justin know you’re thinking about him by sending a card or letter to:

Justin Solondz #98291-011

FCI Loretto

Post Office Box 1000

Loretto, Pennsylvania 15940 (more…)