Support for folks incarcerated for their beliefs or actions in defense of the earth should not cease upon release. Here are recently released comrades and suggestions on how continue to support them where applicable.
Watch Released: Animal Liberation for information from Jonathan Paul who served 51 months on both going into and transitioning out of prison. Also of note is this video of Josh Harper’s recent talk on the History of the
Anti-Vivisection Movement, which he did for the World Week for Animals in Labs 2013.
Tre Arrow: Tre pled guilty to 2 counts of arson related to the ELF and was sentenced with 78 months in prison. He was released to a halfway house in 2009. He is now available for speaking engagements through the EF! Speaker’s Bureau.
Tim DeChristopher: Served to 2 years for bidding on oil and gas leases on public land to stop fossil fuel extraction. Now accepting non-tax deductible gifts that will go towards supporting Tim in transitioning out of prison (food, rent, supplies and education): Bidder70.org. Also, you can check out his post-release interview with Democracy Now.
Exile and Sadie: Served 7 years & 8 months for an ELF arson against a Poplar Tree Farm and an ELF arson against an SUV dealership. Released in 2012, they are now residing in Olympia an seeking work and more permanent housing. Contact us at efpris[at]riseup.net if you have contacts in this area.
Jordan Halliday: Served almost 4 months in 2009 resisting a federal grand jury investigating local illegal animal rights activities, mainly concerning fur farm raids in Utah. Later he was indicted for criminal contempt of court and served almost 7 months in 2012. He now co-hosts a vegan anarchist podcast called “which side.” People can also still donate on supportjordan.org. Since his legal fees have been covered, all donations now go to helping him transition back to his community.
Daniel McGowan: Sentenced to 7 years for ELF-related arsons. You can sign up for his announcement list or like his support page on facebook for updates about him as well as on the lawsuit that the Center for Constitutional Rights filed on behalf of multiple prisoners, including Daniel and his wife, to challenge the BOP’s unconstitutional establishment of Communication Management Units. Check out his post-release interview with Democracy Now.