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:
Marie Mason #04672-061
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127
address outer envelope to Marie, inside to Marius
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
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
The State started the war. Sean Swain intends to finish it.
To get up to date info about Sean, send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be added to his email
notification list. Thank you!
Some translated information:
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 & Nicola Gai
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
"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
For more information:
Address: (not sure if it's current):
C.C Via Argione 327
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.
For more information:
Eric McDavid 16209-097
FCI Terminal Island
Federal Correctional Institution
PO Box 3007
San Pedro, CA 90731
Translated to Greek! and Portuguese
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.
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
Please visit his website to learn more:
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