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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…)

June 11th roundup

From June 11th

Another great June 11th, thanks to everyone who organized events, wrote letters, and followed their hearts! There were at least forty events planned, including lots of international solidarity. We’re excited about the level of commitment and love everyone showed that day to long-term anarchist prisoners; it makes us feel sure that our friends won’t be forgotten. Still, a whole year will pass before the next June 11th, and in that year Marie, Eric, and everyone else will need financial and emotional support, as well as more profound kinds of solidarity. The spirit of June 11th can be lived every day.

Below is a roundup of events we heard about; if we missed yours please leave a comment.

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Never Alone Tour This Friday 4/13 @ Internationalist Books

From Croatan Earth First!

This presentation is focused on long-term prisoner support, specifically for Eric McDavid and Marie Mason, two eco-prisoners. The show will also cover ways to more effectively grow a culture of resistance that can breach the prison walls and sustain us for a long time to come, as well as a security culture beyond 101 workshop with awesome guest speakers!

Find out more about the tour: http://neveralonetour.wordpress.com/

This will be held at 7 p.m. at Internationalist Books & Community Center at 405 W. Franklin St.  on Friday April 13th, Free.

A New Year’s Update from Political Prisoner Marie Mason

From Support Marie Mason

Hello and Happy New Year!

It’s been a little more than a year and a half since I was transferred to the Admin Unit at Carswell. Many folks have written wondering if I was in the hospital here, and no, I am not. The Admin Unit is just part of a larger compound that has a major medical center for the Bureau of Prisons. This unit is completely separate from both the compound and the medical center. It’s actually more difficult to see most medical staff from here because of the security detail that must accompany any of us if we leave the unit for any reason.

It is a very small world here; only some 20 women are housed here in complete segregation from general population. It is a mixed unit and serves as both death row and as a kind of control unit. We are fortunately not locked down as often as the men’s units are, as policy in the BOP is different for male and female prisoners. (more…)