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Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For September 2013

3 Sep

birthdayFrom Prison Books

Hello Friends and Comrades,

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

Some News And Updates:

2) The campaign to have Earth Liberation Front prisoner Marie  Mason moved from her special isolation unit is underway! Please write a letter today. You can download the “Move Marie” here: trifold color brochure  The text version and a sample letter are available here.

3) Brother Abdullah is in debilitating pain and unable to walk without assistance, due to an acute case of sciatica. Abdullah has suffered in this state for over two weeks and has, to no avail, submitted to all prison procedures, which are required in order to get medical attention, namely the “sick-call process.” Continue reading

Campaign to Transfer Marie Mason from Special Isolation

21 Aug

Marie MasonFrom Support Marie Mason

The campaign to have Marie moved from her special isolation unit is underway! Please write a letter today.

You can download the “Move Marie” here:

trifold color brochure (smaller version, 600KB)

trifold color brochure (larger version)

The text version and a sample letter are available here.

June 11th 2013 Call Out

16 May

The third anniversary of the international day of solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, and other longterm anarchist prisoners is quickly approaching!

**June 11th 2013 Callout Statement **

June 11th is the international day of solidarity with Eric McDavid, Marie
Mason, and other longterm anarchist prisoners. If you are planning on
doing an event for the day, please email us at june11[at]riseup[dot]net. You can find
resources, information about events from previous years, and word on
upcoming events at june11.org. Read on to see our thoughts on what it
means to do longterm solidarity, on how Eric and
Marie inspire us, and to learn how June 11th began.

The state stole Eric McDavid and Marie Mason from us in 2006 and 2008 respectively. In the years since their arrests, repression has come to feel less like a specific event and more like an inescapable, ongoing nightmare. Sentenced to 22 years and 20 years, respectively, Marie and Eric remain in cages to this day, and know this nightmare more intimately than most.

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Attorney Claims FBI Violated FOIA in Marie Mason’s Case

4 Mar
green-scareBy 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. Continue reading

Solidarity With Marie Mason on her 51st Birthday

27 Jan
Solidarity With Marie In North Carolina

A banner posted to the fence at the disputed CVS building that was squatted/occupied last year as a campaign of resisting corporate development; at the corner of Weaver St. and Greensboro St in Carrboro, NC on Sunday January 27th. This banner was posted the day after a local eco-prisoner letter writing night in celebration of Marie Mason’s birthday. reposted from croatanearthfirst

Everglades Earth First! and friends sing happy birthday to Marie at the Monkeywrench Cafe in Lake Worth, Jan 27, 2013

Everglades Earth First! and friends sing happy birthday to Marie at the Monkeywrench Cafe in Lake Worth, Jan 27, 2013

Adapted from her support page: “January 26, 2013, is Marie Mason’s 51st birthday, which she is celebrating locked in a special control unit in the federal prison in Carswell, Texas. Marie is three years into her almost twenty-two year sentence.

Following a December call-out, events for Marie’s birthday have been held in countries around the world. They include Wellington, New Zealand; Haifa, Israel; Nijmegen, Netherlands; Vancouver, Canada; and Oakland, Baltimore, Chapel Hill, Bloomington, Minneapolis, New York City, Lake Worth, Philadelphia, and Troy, New York in the United States. Supporters have sent birthday cards, held yoga classes, had afternoon tea, shown movies, and had cake to celebrate with her and let her know that she is neither alone nor forgotten.

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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.)
 

ELF prisoner Jesse Waters to be released soon

22 Aug

Jesse Waters

Send him a letter today!

Last fall, Jesse Waters—a man from the Detroit area—was sentenced in Grand Rapids for his role in an Earth Liberation Front (ELF) activities in the early 2000s (the same activities that got Marie Mason over 20 years in prison). According to the BOP, he is set to be out on September 5th. But its not too late to send him a letter welcoming him back to life outside.

His address is:

Jesse William Waters, #15854-040,
FCI Elkton, Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 10
Lisbon, OH 44432

In the most recent issue of Fifth Estate there is an article (Snitch Gets Reduced Term: Another Prison Sentence in Marie Mason Case”, Spring 2012) about the case by Waters’ Attorney. We’re happy to report that Waters took a non-cooperation plea agreement and has not participated in any briefings with the government nor will he assist them in any investigations into environmental activists.

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