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Earth First! Summer Solstice Newsletter Now Available

21 Jun

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Welcome to the newest edition of the EF! Newsletter, Earth First! Newsletter #11: Litha 2013. This PDF contains compiled news events for the second quarter of this year. Earth First! News (EF!N) is a project of the Earth First! Journal with the intent of making EF! movement media more decentralized and easily accessible. We encourage people to copy and distribute this publication. Send it to prisoners, mail it to your anti-tech friends, cram bundles in exhaust pipes—whatever you can to get the word out there! Who’s ready for a fearless summer?

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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Daniel McGowan Sent Back to Prison

4 Apr

Less than a week after Daniel’s article regarding being held in a CMU for his political speech was published by the Huffington Post, he has been sent back into custody. The following message is from a support site for Daniel McGowan:

daniel-mcgowan_apr-2013“Just when we thought it was over…. We have some bad news to report. This morning Daniel was taken into custody by federal marshals and is now at the federal detention center in Brooklyn getting processed.

We are still waiting to hear why this has occurred. Considering his exemplary behavior at the halfway house, approved weekend passes and the full-time job he started as soon as he was released back to the city this is all pretty insane. The Bureau of Prisons has proven to be cruel and vindictive time and time again.

Anyway, what YOU can do right now is write to Daniel and send your love! We don’t know how long he will be here, but there is a good chance it will be until his sentence officially ends on June 5.

Please write to:
DANIEL McGOWAN
#63794-053
MDC BROOKLYN
METROPOLITAN DETENTION CENTER
P.O. BOX 329002
BROOKLYN, NY 11232

Thanks for your continued support!”

There is also an article posted by NYC ABC, which you can read here.

June 11 marked day of intenational solidarity with Marie Mason and Eric McDavid

12 Jun

According to June11.org, 29 cities around the world celebrated their solidarity with US eco-prisoners Marie Mason and Eric McDavid yesterday. International cities, including: Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Montreal, Helsinki, Toronto and Melbourne, hosted potlucks, vigils, film showings, letter writing nights and various fundraising events to show support for Eric, Marie and other long term anarchist prisoners. For a collection of resources on supporting these prisoners, such as interviews, flyers and statements, check out June11.org

Statement from Jeff ‘Free’ Luers: “Today is a sad day for me because I continue a legacy that started with me, but sadly does not end there. June 11th 2001 was the day I was sentenced to 22yrs and 8 months in prison. It is a day that both forever changed my life and the life of this struggle…

June 11th is a reminder to us that though we spend our days outside of a prison many of our friends and allies spend theirs behind bars having sacrificed what little freedom they had to fight for something greater than themselves. We have a responsibility to them and to ourselves to struggle and fight until all are free.

I may no longer be imprisoned, but I cannot and will not rest until my friends are back home with their families and our struggle for Earth, Animal, and Human liberation is successful.” Click here for full statement from Free