Tag Archives: ecoprisoners

Updates to Eco-Prisoner Support pages on the EF! Newswire

26 Jan

[Don’t forget today is Marie Mason’s birthday!]

“At the dawn of industrialism, factories were modeled after prisons; in its twilight, prisons are now modeled after factories.” —Os Cangaceiros

Supporting prisoners from our struggle is one important facet of the Earth First! movement.

The focus of our prisoner support and post-prison support is on eco-prisoners, caged animal liberationists and prisoners of indigenous land struggles, who share an Earth First! biocentric viewpoint, either in the actions which lead to their arrest or in their general activism.

Eco-prisoner List
Post-release Support
Political Prisoners of Allied Struggles
Prisoner Support Resources

It is clearly a new era in the ecological movement. We have never known a time with this many people imprisoned for their involvement in explicitly biocentric struggle. Continue reading

Eco-prisoner Rebecca Rubin moved to Portland

18 Jan

Last week we reported updates on Rebecca Rubin’s case. She has a new address for the the being:

Rebecca Rubin #770288
Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC)
1120 SW Third Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
U.S.A.

Marie Mason Birthday Events Being Planned Across the World

12 Jan
manatee by marie mason

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.)
 

“Never Repentant, Never Forgotten” Il Silvestre 3 Released from Swiss Prison

29 Sep

The website 325.nostate.net posted a translated announcement yesterday, Sept 28, that the last of three Italian eco-anarchist prisoners, Costa Ragusa, was released from prison in Switzerland, Like Billy and Silva, the other two in the Il Silvestre case, the announcement read that they remained “Never repentant – Never forgotten!”

The three had been sentenced for planning an attack against a laboratory of IBM nanotechnology under construction in Zurich.

On Friday, August 24th, 2012, Billy (Luca Bernasconi) sent the following message to supporters, offering some insight on the circumstances surrounding the release:

“Hello to all the comrades,

I left on Sunday, August 19. The judge (was foaming at the mouth!), like Silvia, I am also granted parole having reached two-thirds of the sentence. Finding the warmth of vegan compas, finding sights and words, it’s a pure joy to me.     Continue reading

Video: New documentary about former Eco-Prisoner Jonathan Paul

29 Sep

 

A short documentary, from the Rescued series, about Jonathan Paul, a former Animal Liberation Front (ALF) activist who served 51 months in federal prison for a series of crimes in defense of animals, including the 1997 arson of the Cavel West horse slaughterhouse in Oregon.

Paul talks about his first raids on a vivisection lab, his life “underground” and the investigation that lead to his arrest.

In other animal liberation news, check out this coverage of a pheasant release at a Canby, Oregon game farm claimed by the ALF last week.

Hey Daniel McGowan… Get A Job!

9 Jun

Earlier this year, Daniel McGowan and his support crew put out a call for post-prison support. (That’s right, Daniel will be in a halfway house by the end of the year.) One of the conditions for his release is employment. And the search is still on. With the international eco-anarchist holiday, June 11, around the corner, what better way to celebrate than to pitch in on support for one of the movement’s most outspoken ecoprisoners. Please help to circulate the message below… Continue reading

June 11 Day of Eco-Prisoner Solidarity around the corner

8 Jun

[The video above includes a full recording of the Never Alone roadshow which traveled the US this Spring building support for June 11 organizing. Along with thorough up-to-date information on ecoprisoner support, state repression and security culture, the film also features a bold speech by Jeff “Free” Luers and clips from “Green Listed”, a coming documentary on Eric McDavid’s case.]

About June 11:  Last year was an amazing show of international support for eco-anarchist prisoners Marie Mason and Eric McDavid. And this year’s June 11 seems to be shaping up nicely as well from the looks of the online events listing: over 30 cities have confirmed community events, including Indonesia, Isreal and England. And as we saw last year, many did not confirm their events online, but instead took actions to show their solidarity Continue reading