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Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For April 2016 Is Now Available

April Political Prisoner Birthday Cake

Hello Friends and Comrades,

  1. Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for April.(11″x17″ PDF, 1.8MB) Print it out and plaster your community, both in commemoration of these freedom fighters and to advertise locally for a political prisoner letter writing night.Get together with some friends in your town to send birthday cards to these fighters in our struggle. It’s an easy way to help remind them that they aren’t forgotten. If you make one, remember—don’t use anything like white-out, stickers, tape or glitter on it. We also recommend that you put a return name and address and their name and prisoner number on the card, lest the authorities “lose” the envelope and forget where it is going. If you would like to add a birthday or sign up for our poster mailing list (not a listserv, one email per month), or if you would like to contribute in another way to increasing the profile of US political prisoners, email us at ppbirthday@riseup.net.
  2. Last year, our poster included the political prisoner Brent Betterly, and we are delighted to say that we no longer have to include him on our list of prisoners to support because he was released three days before his birthday last year, and our movements raised a fund after his release. That’s great solidarity after great news.
  3. Similarly, our antifa warrior and proud participant in the Tinley Park Incident Jason Hammond is going to be released this April! He has a release fund that you should contribute to.
  4. Check out this prison rebellion support blog for updates and calls to action to support prison rebels.
  5. Rest In Power Comrade Wopashitwe Mondo We Langa. Read Mumia’s word on his passing, and the last poem he wrote before he passed away in prison.
  6. Be sure to check out the latest Political Prisoner/Prisoner Of War every-other week update (PDF, 270KB) by the NYC-Anarchist Black Cross. There are lots of important updates on many political prisoners. This one includes updates on Mumia, Russell “Maroon” Shoatz, The Virgin Island 3, and more.

Remember: They are in there for us, we are out here for them!

Fellow Workers: Remember! We are in here for you, you are out there for us!

Until Every Cage Is Empty,

The Prison Books Collective

Rebecca Rubin Has Been Transferred

rebecca rubinRebecca Rubin has been transferred again. Please send Rebecca Rubin a letter or note of encouragement, being transferred can be quite jarring and it’s good for her to hear that people are keeping up with her. Rebecca was recently sentenced 5 years for her participation in multiple Earth Liberation Front actions that occurred between 1996 and 2001.

Rebecca Rubin #98290-011
FCI Dublin
5701 8th Street – Camp Parks
Dublin, CA  94568

Eco-Saboteur Rebecca Rubin Gets 5-Year Federal Prison Sentence

The Two Elk Lodge restaurant, foreground, on top of Vail Mountain burns along with another structure at right on Oct. 19, 1998, in Vail, Colo

The Two Elk Lodge restaurant, foreground, on top of Vail Mountain burns along with another structure at right on Oct. 19, 1998, in Vail, Colorado

From The Oregonian

A federal judge on Monday sentenced eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin to five years in prison — less than what prosecutors sought for the former fugitive from Canada.

Rubin, voice shaking, apologized to her family, the court, firefighters as well as targets of the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front.

“I was so convinced at the righteousness of my beliefs, that I chose to ignore my own wrongdoing,” Rubin said.

Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken, who presided over the sentencing hearings in 2007 of Rubin’s co-conspirators in Eugene, praised Rubin’s statement, calling it “the most thoughtful, well-stated, honest, unvarnished apology/explanation.”

“I understand more than you know when you work in a democracy that all things look like they’re black and white when you’re young,” the judge said. “And there are so many shades of gray.”

Federal prosecutors had asked Aiken for a 7 ½-year prison sentence for Rubin. Rubin’s attorney argued for five years.

rebecca rubinRubin pleaded guilty last October before Aiken to arson, attempted arson and conspiracy to commit arson in Oregon, Colorado and California as part of the underground Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front. She participated in four crimes, including planning the eventual $12 million fire that destroyed a ski resort under construction in Vail, Colo., in 1998. (more…)

Rebecca Rubin Will Be Sentenced to Between 5 and 7.5 Years on January 27th, 2014

rebecca rubinFrom Oregon Live

A federal judge in Portland found eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin guilty on Thursday of taking roles in a series of environmentally motivated firebombings and vandalism in Oregon, Colorado and California between 1998 and 2001.

Rubin, 40, a Canadian citizen who fled north of the U.S. border to live underground, tried to surrender to U.S. authorities in 2009, said her lawyer, Richard J. Troberman of Seattle. But there were holdups between Rubin’s lawyers and U.S. government prosecutors.

Prosecutors in California were adamant that Rubin must serve at least 30 years in prison unless she agreed to give up the names of her co-conspirators and offer other assistance to the government. But she steadfastly refused to turn over the names of any of her crime partners. (more…)

Rebecca Rubin Plea Hearing October 10th

rebecca rubinfrom Earth First! News

Green Scare defendant Rebecca Rubin is scheduled for a Change of Plea Hearing for 10/10/2013 at 10:00AM in Portland Federal Courtroom 12A before Chief Judge Ann L. Aiken.    Rebecca is alleged to have been a member of a group of environmental and animal rights activists accused of eco sabotage, and specifically, she has been accused of being involved in actions against BLM wild horse capture facilities that brutally rounded up wild mustangs from public lands and sold them for slaughter, an arson at the Vail Ski Resort in Vail, CO, and an action at US Forest Industries in Medford, OR.  Her last alleged action took place in 2001.   A Canadian citizen, Rubin voluntarily turned herself into federal authorities in January of 2013, 8 years after her alleged codefendants were apprehended and prosecuted.  She is believed to be entering into a non-cooperation plea agreement, though the exact terms of that agreement are not publicly available at this time.

The federal government allege that this cell of ELF and ALF activists were responsible for over 20 actions, including arsons, between 1996 to 2001 and caused over $40 million in damages.

To write to Rebecca Rubin –

Rebecca Rubin
#770288, MCDC, 1120 SW 3rd Ave., Portland, OR, 97204, USA

Remember not to write to her about her case at all because she is pre-trial.

Rebecca Rubin Has Been Moved

r-rubin-undated-photoPlease send Rebecca Rubin a letter or note of encouragement, being transferred can be quite jarring. (Remember not to write to her about her case at all because she is pre-trial.)Rebecca is accused of being a member of the Earth Liberation Front. She is facing charges of arson and conspiracy for actions that occurred between 1996 and 2001.

Her new address is as follows:
Rebecca Rubin #2013001108
Columbia County Jail
901 Port Ave.
St. Helens, OR 97051

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…)

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…)