Thank you for all the solidarity you show, on June 11th or any day. It means everything.
Thank you for all the solidarity you show, on June 11th or any day. It means everything.
The last year has been full of changes and transitions for our imprisoned comrades and for those of us engaged in struggle on the other side of the walls. Now, solidly in the throes of spring, we feel compelled to celebrate these transitions and victories as new life and energy burst forth all around us.
It is not often that we get a chance to truly mix celebration and struggle - but now is one of those times! On January 8th of this year the Eastern District Court of California ordered Eric McDavid released from prison. Our comrade Marius came out publicly as a man and began seeking resources for his physical transition.
Here are some of Marius' and Eric's words that we find comforting and inspiring.
Marius: I have been processing a lot of my own history this year, probably just a function of so much isolation and time spent in confined quarters. In my former free life, if I was faced with difficult decisions or sadness, trauma or trouble I would go to the woods and hike, or swim in one of my beloved Great Lakes to find solace and focus. The natural world is my source of strength and my comfort. It has been hard to be unable to walk on the ground, touch a tree or see the sky without metal in between. Prison on the compound was one level of removal from life, but this is another level of intensity entirely. So it was a joy to be able to hear from so many folks actively working in service to this Earth, to be inspired
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Books to Prisoners Event
June 11 02:30pm
Downtown Books and News.
67 N Lexington Ave
Send prisoners books. Make new friends. then...
Film Screening of "Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal"
June 11 06:30pm at Firestorm's new space!
610 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806
(we dream of a world without cages)
Dance Party and Pie Auction!
June 13th 9pm at The Odditorium
$7 - $15 sliding scale
merch for sale as well.
6:30PM Hydra Bookshop
34 Old Market Bristol, UK
Fundraising snacks, letter writing and short film
Demo starting in Union Park at 5pm
We are going to move on to the Juvenile Detention Center for a short noise demo
then on to Cook County Correctional for a second noise demo.
All Ages $donation$ Cide Central 2159 Central Ave.
6pm letter writing to prisoners! info, paper, stamps, etc. provided (one of the best direct ways to offer support) bring Vegan food/snax if ya can! also bring a SHIRT to have screenprinted
7:30 music (until 10pm)
Wednesday June 10th 8:00pm
Mutiny Info Cafe (2 S. Broadway) Anarchist Movie Night!
"Until All are Free" and "If a Tree Falls"
discussion on supporting trans and long-term prisoners
Thursday June 11th 5:00pm
the corner of Colfax Ave. & Washington St.
We'll be gathering right outside the District 6 station to drink delicious coffee and talk shit on the cops.
Bring your signs, banners, noise makers, and hate for police.
Saturday June 13th, 4:00pm @ Beet Box Cafe (1030 E. 22nd Ave)
Letter Writing Night!
Join us for tasty snacks and solidarity in this very special June 11 letter writing event.
Along with a guest speaker, we'll be presenting on a number of long-term eco and anarchist prisoners,
and trans prisoners in Colorado.
June 14th at the Trumbullplex
Zinefest 12pm - 5pm
Dance Party 5pm - ???
4210 Trumbull St, Detroit, Michigan 48208
There will be information and letter writing
June 9th 6:30pm
Wheelock Mountain Farm
91 W Wheelock Rd, Greensboro Bend, Vermont 05842
Monthly Potluck and information share
A panel discussion about animals rights
and connections to other struggles.
The a screening of the film Bold Native.
Discussion and presentation about Nyki Kish. An anarchist who is serving a life sentence for a murder she did not commit.
Nyki's mother will be in attendee. Also there will be a screening of short films about Grand Valley and other long term anarchist prisoners. Food and postcard material!
June 11 @ 7:00pm
281 Cannon St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
Link Helsinki, Finland
June 11 7pm - 10pm
6733 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, Texas
There will be vegan food for donation.
a screening of Ferngully
along with making cards for Marius and discussions!
An evening of food (vegan), letter writing, call-ins, and brief talks/discussions on the anarchist and prison resistance movement.
June 11 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason, Eric McDavid and other prisoners
Omni Commons: 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, 6-9 pm
The program includes a short film “Until All Are Free”, updates and letter-writing
May 28th: Queer Dance Party
9pm Obsidian 414 4th Ave E, Olympia, Washington 98501
June 6th: Benefit show
June 11th: info night on current cases, march to follow
7pm New Moon Cooperative Cafe 113 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501
June 10th 7pm to 10pm The Great Indoors
We will be watching short interview with Eric
Then we will go put up posters around the neighborhood.
(Supplies provided) But Vegan snacks welcomed.
June 11th 7:00pm Hardcore punk benefit show featuring HIRS, Boroughs, Dying, and Empty Vessels (CT) at Second Empire.
Spaghetti and Vegan Meatball Social
June 11 5pm-11pm
The Big Idea Bookstore
$5-15 sliding scale plate
Plainfeild Opera House
June 11 7:00pm
screening and discussion of Who Bombed Judi Bari?
June 11 04:30pm there will be an action. Meetup at 517 Gaines St
06:00pm there will be a debrief, followed by a teach in on the prison industrial complex, with letter writing.
Until every cage is empty!
June 27 at Women Coalition for Peace
3 Yegia Kapayim Street, Tel-Aviv-Jaffa
There will be a meal, with workshops
on burnout, security culture, etc.
then a drag show.
“the mice and lea goldberg horror picture show”
June 11th 06:00pm
Check back throughout the year for resources and updates! We'll begin listing events early next year. As always, email us at june11th at riseup dot net.
june11th at riseup dot net
email us info about upcoming events, news, communiques, whatever! (We lost access to our old email.)
These are, of course, not all of the longterm anarchist prisoners, only all of those we have been in touch with, either directly or via their support crews. If you support a longterm anarchist prisoner who would like to have their situation or words featured on this page, please email us at june11th at riseup dot net.
Marius Mason is an anarchist, environmental, and animal rights prisoner. In March 2008, he was arrested by federal authorities for charges related to two acts of property destruction that occurred in 1999 and 2000 - damaging an office connected to GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) research, and destroying a piece of logging equipment. No one was injured in either act. He faced a life sentence before accepting a plea bargain in September 2008.
Mason was sentenced on February 5, 2009 in federal court in Lansing, Michigan. He received almost 22 years - the longest sentence of any Green Scare prisoner. An appeal for a reduction in his sentence was denied in 2010.
The Green Scare is the name given to the arrests of animal rights and environmental activists who have been charged with acts of economic sabotage. Federal authorities have sought outrageous sentences (often life in prison) and have publicly and legally labeled the activists as "terrorists" - despite the fact that no one has been killed or injured in any of the acts. For an intro to the Green Scare, see here.
Supporting Marius Mason does not mean agreeing with his acts. It does mean opposing the fear-mongering tactics of the federal government, and the outrageous sentences they have imposed.
For more information:
We encourage everyone to write to Marius Mason in prison:
M Mason #04672-061
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127
Address envelope or postcard to M Mason, letter to Marius with M Mason #04672-061 at the top of the letter
Sean Swain is a hostage held by a lawless rogue-state calling itself “The State of Ohio.”1 He has been held without legal conviction or sentence since 1991 for the self-defense killing of a court official’s relative who broke into Sean’s home and threatened his life. In fall of 2012, prisoners calling themselves the Army of the 12 Monkeys (A12M) got rowdy at Mansfield Correctional, and the prison authorities assumed “that anarchist” Sean Swain must have been behind it and threw him in supermax isolation. Sean denies any involvement or affiliation with the A12M and is in the process of suing the ODRC for targetting him based exclusively on his ideology and political speech.
Sean is the only son of a retired auto worker and stay-home mom. He has renounced his high school diploma, his college degree, and his honorable discharge from the U.S. military. Before being taken hostage, Sean worked as a newspaper columnist and as a union organizer.
Sean is mounting his third run for Governor of Ohio in 2014. If elected, he promises to decommission the Ohio National Guard, empty Ohio’s prisons and turn them into squats, recognize Native American land rights as set forth by the Treaty of Greenville, arm the tribes with national guard weaponry, to include tanks and attack helicopters, refuse to sign any budget causing the government to shut down, and sign an Executive Order making it legal to assassinate him if he remains in office longer than 90 days.
Though innocent of any crime, and though he is held without legal conviction or sentence, Sean will only be liberated when the illegitimate power of the lawless rogue state holding him hostage is abolished once and for all.
The State started the war. Sean Swain intends to finish it.
To get up to date info about Sean, send an email to email@example.com and you’ll be added to his email notification list. Thank you!
Check out Sean's new music project!
Burning Down: The Songs of Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain
1.The Treaty of Greeneville in 1795 established most of Ohio as unceded “Indian Territory.” The so-called “State of Ohio” has no legal claim whatsoever to exercising authority over this territory.
2. See, Sean Paul Swain v. William Fullenkamp, et. al., U.S. District Court Case No. 3:09-CV-2659, Judge Jack Zouhary, Decision, 19MAY10, p. 2. Nelson Mandela, Vaclav Havel, Thomas Jefferson, Henry David Thoreau, Malcolm X, Emma Goldman, Huey Newton, Frantz Fanon, Abbie Hoffman, Ward Churchill, and Martin Luther King Jr., were all accused in their own times of “promoting anarchy and rebellion against authority.” It would seem Sean is in much greater company than is Judge Jack Zouhary.
Imprisoned since 1996 for a bank robbery done to fund political projects, he was sentenced to almost sixteen years. His sentence is now completed, but he is kept imprisoned indefinitely by a "preventative detention" law. He hopes to be released by 2023.
For more about Thomas and to read his writings:
c/o jva freiburg
d 79104 Freiburg
Alfredo Cospito (ten years and 8 months) and Nicola Gai (9 years and 4 months), from Turin, Italy, imprisoned for their shooting of Ansaldo Nuclear chief Roberto Adinolfi
"We'll get out of here branded as terrorists, the amusing thing is that you can say that without seeming ridiculous: it is what the law states. One thing sure is that words have lost all their meaning; if we are terrorists, what would you call those who produce weapons, tracking systems for missiles, drones, fighter-bombers, equipment to hunt people trying to cross borders, nuclear power stations, those who do deals with assassins in uniform and famous dictators, in other words, how would you define Finmeccanica?"
"We saw Adinolfi smiling slyly and playing the victim from television
screens. We saw him lecturing against 'terrorism' in schools. But I
wonder: what is terrorism? A gunshot, a searing pain, an open wound or the
incessant, continuous threat of a slow death devouring you from inside?
The continuous incessant terror that one of their nuclear plants can vomit death and desolation upon us all of a sudden? Ansaldo Nucleare and Finmeccanica bear huge responsibilities. Their projects continue to sow death everywhere. Recently the rumour has spread of probable investments in the enlargement of the nuclear plant of Kryko, Slovenia, a high seismic risk area very close to Italy. In Cernadova, Romania, several incidents have occurred since 2000, caused by Ansaldo's stupidity during the construction of one of their plants. How many lives have been lost? How much blood shed? Technocrats of Anslado and Finmeccanica, all facile smiles and a 'clean' conscience: your 'progress' stinks of death, and the death you sow all over the world is shouting for revenge."
For more information:
Address: (not sure if it's current):
C.C Via Argione 327
In the late 1990s, Rubin is alleged to have participated in a spree of arsons that caused upwards of $55 million in damages as part of the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front. Among her actions was the $12 million arson of a ski resort under construction in Vail, CO. She is among the targets of the FBI’s “Operation Backfire.” She is currently serving 5 years. She accepted a non-cooperating plea agreement.
Rebecca Rubin #98290-011
5701 8th Street - Camp Parks
Dublin, CA 94568, USA
Birthday: April 18
Eric was arrested (along with Zachary Jenson and Lauren Weiner) on January 13, 2006, as part of the government's ongoing Green Scare campaign. All three were charged with "Conspiracy to damage and destroy property by fire and an explosives". His arrest was the direct result of a government informant - known only as "Anna"" - who spent a year and a half drawing him in and working with the FBI to fabricate a crime and implicate Eric in it. Anna was paid over $65,000 for her work with the FBI. Eric was imprisoned for what amounts to thought-crime - no actions were ever carried out, and Eric was charged with a single count of "conspiracy" - a powerful legal tool often used by the state to crush dissent.
Eric was denied bail twice - despite having no prior criminal record and no history of violence - and spent almost 2 years pre-trial in Sacramento County Main Jail in “Total Separation” - or solitary confinement. This meant that he had little to no contact with other prisoners or the outside world and was only allowed to leave his cell for a few hours each week. During that time he endured two separate hunger strikes to gain access to vegan food. He also endured two separate bouts of pericarditis - a heart condition which Eric had never experienced before his time at Sac County. Both of Eric's co-defendants caved under the threat of being imprisoned for 20 years and plead guilty to a lesser charge. In doing so, they agreed to testify against Eric and cooperate in every way possible, including testifying in front of secret grand jury proceedings.
After serving nearly 10 years in prison his judgment and sentencing were vacated when it became known that the FBI had failed to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence to the defense. Eric pleaded guilty to a lesser charge that carried a 5 year maximum sentence. He was released almost immediately. Eric is free!!
For more information:
Michael Kimble is a 49-year-old, black, gay anarchist serving a life sentence in Alabama for the murder of a white, homophobic, racist bigot.
During his first years of imprisonment, Michael embraced communism, but soon moved away from it and toward anarchy because, as he describes it "anarchism is not about building a hierarchical structure for liberation somewhere in the distant future, but about living your life, now, in a fashion that's liberating."
Michael has a long history of both individual and collective struggle against prison authority, and continues to engage in the fight against prison slave labor as part of the Free Alabama Movement.
To read Michael's writings:
3700 Holman Unit
Atmore, AL 36503
A former member of the hacking network Anonymous who has become a cause celebre for hacktivists, civil libertarians and those concerned about the rights of whistleblowers, is a gifted young computer programmer who is currently spending a decade in prison. His crime? Leaking information from the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, information which revealed that Stratfor had been spying on human rights activists at the behest of corporations and the U.S. government.
In March 2012 Jeremy was arrested in his Chicago home and charged with violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the same legislation used to prosecute Aaron Swartz. This outdated law, written before the Internet was even created, gives absurdly broad powers to corporations and prosecutors to criminalize an array of online activity and pursue extreme and disproportionate sentences. By contrast, Jeremy's co-defendants in Ireland will not be prosecuted and in the U.K. none will spend more than 16 months in prison.
In a non-cooperating plea deal, Jeremy pled guilty to one count of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Despite lodging nearly 265 letters of support calling on judge Loretta Preska to show leniency, Jeremy was sentenced to the maximum allowed under his plea agreement.
Since his arrest, Jeremy has been denied bail, cut off from his family, and held in solitary confinement- treatment normally reserved for the most egregious offenses. He did nothing for personal gain and everything in hopes of making the world a better place and he needs our support now more than ever.
Walter Bond is an imprisoned Animal Liberation Front operative who in the Summer of 2010 was arrested for the A.L.F. Lone Wolf arsons of the Sheepskin Factory in Denver, Colorado, the Tandy Leather Factory in Salt Lake City, Utah and Tiburon Restaurant in Sandy, Utah.
On February 11, 2011, Bond was sentenced to 5 years in Federal prison for the Colorado fire, and on October 13, 2011, he was sentenced to 7 years, 3 months for the Utah fires, to run consecutive to the first sentence. He is currently incarcerated at USP Marion CMU. His expected release date is March 21, 2021.
Bond's experiences as a 19-year-old slaughterhouse construction worker propelled him into Veganism and a life focused on ending our culture's enslavement and exploitation of animals and the natural world. As a prisoner of the war for the liberation of Animals, Bond continues to influence and motivate other activists dynamically via his essays and public statements which have speedily transversed the globe over the internet and have been translated into several different languages. Always Looking Forward, published by Liberation Press in December 2011, is a collection of the articles and statements written by Bond while at county jail in Golden, Colorado and Farmington, Utah.
Walter Bond is Vegan Straight Edge and opposes the deadly and genocidal culture of drug abuse in the United States. He is the subject of the song "To Ashes" by the band Earth Crisis - which was inspired by Bond's previous incarceration from 1997 - 2001 for burning down the home and meth operation of a multi-million dollar drug dealer that was selling poison to his family and friends.
Walter Bond's entire philosophy and program of action is centered on these six words: "Animal liberation, whatever it may take!"
Donation information is here:
Mail correspondence to:
USP Marion CMU
PO Box 1000
Marion IL 62959
Bill Dunne is an anti-authoritarian sentenced to 90 years for the attempted liberation of comrades from Seattle’s King County Jail in 1979 and for attempting to break himself out of Leavenworth Penitentiary in 1983. Dunne was charged with possession of an automatic weapon, auto theft, and with aiding & abetting the escape. Charges further alleged the operation was financed by bank expropriations and facilitated by illegal acquisition of weapons and explosives. Bill and his codefendant, Larry Giddings, were accused by police of being “members of a small, heavily armed group of revolutionaries,” associated with the Wellspring Communion.
Dunne has made the rounds of the federal prison system with stints at the infamous Control Unit in Marion, Illinois; Atwater; and Big Sandy where he has assisted prisoners with political & academic education. Bill also organizes solidarity runs in conjunction with the Anarchist Black Cross Federation’s “Running Down the Walls” 5K runs and has edited and written for 4 Struggle magazine.
Larry Giddings was paroled from federal prison in 2004. Bill went before the parole board in the winter of 2014, was rejected and given a 15 year ‘hit’ (meaning he cannot go back to the board for that time period).
Bill Dunne #10916-086
Post Office Box 800
Herlong, California 96113
Birthday: August 3