Okay, so it’s almost over. First it’s Labor Day, then Running Down the Walls, and the next thing you know it’s autumn. We’re pretty sure we know calendars and that’s how they work– Independence Day [sic], Labor Day, Running Down the Walls, end of summer. You can use that in planning for the remainder of your year. “Is it Running Down the Walls already? I swear it comes earlier and earlier every year. I’d better start stacking firewood and get my rake ready.” And so we set our gaze on fall. Of course, in NYC ABC all that changing weather means is a different menu at our every-other-week letter-writing dinners. And before we can get to Running Down the Walls 2014, we have another dinner to serve. This week we are focusing on Walter Bond. We’re very lucky to have a guest speaker who will present the history and recent updates of Walter.
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.
Walter Bond #37096-013
USP Marion – CMU
Post Office Box 1000
Marion, Illinois 62959
WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, June 1oth, 2014
WHERE: CAGE – 83A Hester Street (UPSTAIRS) New York, New York 10002 (directions below)
With wild asses getting wild against the state in Brazil and Spain, it looks like we will be heading into a very hot summer. It’s only through working together to pull this motherfucker down that we’re getting anywhere, and it’s time again to support the folks who have tried to do just that. The simple way NYC ABC does that is through every-other-week letter-writing dinners.
This week, in honor of the call for a June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason and Eric McDavid, we will be sending letters to them. And the next night, join us as we co-host a multimedia extravaganza with members of Marie Mason’s local support crew. If you don’t already know about either Eric or Marie, they are the two folks targeted under the Green Scare who face the longest sentences, around twenty years each.
Eric McDavid #16209-097
FCI Terminal Island
Post Office Box 3007
San Pedro, California 90731
BK/NY – June 11th – International Day of Solidarity With Marie Mason, Eric McDavid and All Eco-Prisoners
Every year in New York City, founding members of Marie Mason‘s support group and NYC ABC have hosted a June 11 event, and this year is no exception! We have an amazing multi-media presentation of words, images, music, and dancing. All proceeds will go to Marie Mason and Eric McDavid, who are both doing 20+ year sentences for their environmental activism.
Short talks from:
- lawyers who represent Marie Mason
- members of her support group
- former political prisoners on what support means to people on the inside
Elektra KB (guest contemporary artist)
For more information on June 11, see earthfirstjournal.org/june11
For more information on Marie Mason, see supportmariemason.org
For more information on Eric McDavid, see supporteric.org
For the Never Alone exhibit, see neveraloneart.org
Today, the United States government submitted its sentencing brief in regards to “Operation Backfire” defendant Rebecca Rubin. Given that Rubin entered a non-cooperating plea agreement, the state is asking for a sentence of 90 months, seven and a half years. For actions taken on behalf of the Earth and its human and non-human inhabitants, we in NYC ABC find this disgusting. Rebecca should be free, back with her family and loved ones!
Rebecca Rubin plead guilty to taking part in Earth Liberation Front actions, including actions taken against Bio-Devices in California; U.S. Forest Products in Oregon; and the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado. She also participated in the liberation of horses and the arson of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse Facilities in Litchfield, California and Burns, Oregon.
Rubin is scheduled to appear in court for sentencing on Monday, January 27th. If you are in or near Portland, Oregon, please consider showing your support.
The complete sentencing brief can be viewed here.
WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
WHERE: CAGE – 83A Hester Street New York, New York 10002 (directions below)
You’re gearing up for the inauguration, right? Of course you are. Who isn’t excited about the second term of a president who signed into law indefinite detention for U.S. citizens; has expanded the use of drones for murder, including the murders of civilians and low-grade military personnel; and would be tried as a war criminal if the Nuremberg principles were applied? Sarcasm aside, we’re sure you have other things to do besides watch the televised sham that is U.S. democracy. Like get to work at your second job to avoid being evicted from your home. We in NYC ABC have other things to do as well, such as get ready for our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinner. This week, in response to a call for events for Marie Mason‘s upcoming birthday, we are sending letters to her.
Marie Mason is a loving mother of two and a long-time activist in the environmental and labor movements. In March 2008, she 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.
Mason was sentenced on February 5, 2009 in federal court to almost 22 years – the longest sentence of any Green Scare prisoner. An appeal for a reduction in her sentence was denied in 2010. For more information on Marie’s case, visit: http://supportmariemason.org
If, for whatever reason, you can’t make it to dinner, please take the time to write Marie a letter:
Marie Mason #04672-061
Post Office Box 27137
Fort Worth, Texas 76127