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BK/NY – Tuesday, May 10th – Letter Writing Dinner for Joseph Buddenberg

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)

NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
COST: Free

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It’s that time of year again– love is in the air and animal liberationists are out taking direct action to free caged and tortured fur-bearing animals. Unfortunately, the federal government has a long-standing preoccupation with folks determined to free non-human animals and fight for the defense of this planet. As such, thanks to instrumental support by industries that profit from animal exploitation, there exists legislation that allows the feds to investigate and prosecute acts of property destruction and animal liberation as terrorism. And when folks get caught up in that mess? Well, that’s when NYC ABC shows our support in a tangible way– through letter-writing.

This week we are writing to Joseph Buddenberg, who reported to federal prison just days ago. Joseph pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). For this, under a non-cooperating plea agreement, he has been labeled a terrorist and will serve two years in federal prison.

If are unable to join us on Tuesday, you can still write to Joseph (or send him a book):

Joseph Buddenberg 12746-111

MCC San Diego
808 Union Street
San Diego, California  92101

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BK/NY – Saturday, September 12th – No New Animal Lab Tour Presentation and Discussion

WHAT: Stop the Lab, Build A Movement
WHEN: 8:00pm, Saturday, September 12th
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)

NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
COST: Free
NNAL posterJoin the No New Animal Lab Tour for a presentation and discussion in New York City!

No New Animal Lab is a grassroots pressure campaign to stop international construction corporation Skanska from building a new underground animal lab at the University of Washington. If the new lab is built, thousands of animals will be tortured inside of it. People around the world are saying, “We Will Stop This Lab” — and fighting to do so.

Join organizers of the campaign for a presentation and discussion in NYC — home to Skanska’s U.S. headquarters — about the campaign and building the grassroots movement for animal liberation.

Co-Sponsored by the NYC Animal Defense League and NYC Anarchist Black Cross. Read more…

BK/NY – Tuesday, July 7th – Letter-writing to Amber Canavan and Krow

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)

NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
COST: Free

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This week we are writing Amber Canavan and Krow. Krow is an environmental and indigenous rights activist who faced 20 charges stemming from a June 2013 Penokee Defenders protest that disrupted GTAC bore hole drilling at a mine site on the Penokee Range. On January 21, 2015 Krow was sentenced to 9 months (scheduled release: November 2015) plus 5 years of supervised release, and may face additional charges for “bail jumping” for allegedly entering a forest that was off limits while the case was pending.

Amber is an animal rights activist and cruelty whistleblower who just began her sentence in a New York jail for trespassing at a “farm” that imprisons ducks to use as “foie gras” in order to expose their cruel practices. She is currently serving her 30 days sentence.

We’re happy to have a guest speaker, Donny Moss, to talk about Amber’s case. Donny is a NYC-based animal rights activist who writes for Their Turn, an online magazine with news, commentary & calls to action.

If, for whatever reason, you can’t make it to dinner, please take the time to write Krow and Amber a letter:

Krow*
Iron County Jail
300 Taconite Street Hurley,
Wisconsin 54534
*Address envelope to Katie Kloth

Delaware County Jail
Suite 6
ATTN: Amber Canavan
280 Phoebe Lane
Delhi, New York 13753

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BK/NY – Sunday, April 12 – Jake Conroy On Activism, Repression, and Imprisonment

WHAT: Former Political Prisoner Jake Conroy
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Sunday, April 12th, 2015
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)

NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
COST: FREE

jake conroyNYC ABC is happy to co-sponsor this event with the National Lawyers Guild’s NLG-NYC Animal Rights Activism Committee, who, among other things, provide legal support and resources to animal rights activists.

Jake Conroy is a long-time activist, designer, and writer based in San Francisco, California. As a co-founder of Ocean Defense International, he helped lead the first ever disruption of a whale hunt in US coastal waters, putting himself between the hunter and the hunted. He also helped build the foundation of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty USA (SHAC USA), one of the most successful grassroots animal rights campaigns in history. Due to his involvement with SHAC USA, he was a co-defendant in the SHAC7 case and was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison. Jake is currently working at an international environmental non-profit campaigning against corporate polluters. He can also be found speaking around the US, and working on the projects he helped co-found— Bite Back Magazine, the Animal Defense League San Francisco, and the blog Plant Based on a Budget.

Jake will speak about his involvement in SHAC USA and the repression they experienced from the US government and corporate investigators, as well by the Bureau of Prisons while incarcerated. He will discuss being the target of a multi-agency terrorism investigation, learning he was on a high-profile prisoners list, and navigating living a life branded as a terrorist in post-9/11 society.

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BK/NY – Friday, February 13th – “If A Tree Falls” Benefit Screening for Kevin Olliff and Tyler Lang

ifatreefallsWHAT: Benefit for AETA defendants Kevin Olliff and Tyler Lang
WHEN: 8pm sharp, Friday, February 13th, 2015
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)

NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
COST: Entrance is free but we will be requesting donations for Kevin and Tyler’s legal defense fund.

Tyler Lang and Kevin Olliff are two animal rights activists who, in 2014, were arrested in Illinois for “possession of burglary tools.” After a traffic stop, cops allegedly found bolt cutters, muriatic acid, ski masks, and camouflage clothing in the car. Tyler pleaded to 3 months time served while Kevin received a 30 month sentence in state prison. In July 2014, both were indicted under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) and are accused of liberating animals from fur farms in 3 different states. They face up to 10 years in prison.

We will be screening If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, a film that focuses on our friend and New Yorker, Daniel McGowan. He was arrested in 2005 by federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front– a group the FBI has called America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.” The ELF operates in separate anonymous cells without any central leadership and launched spectacular actions against dozens of environmentally destructive businesses: timber companies, SUV dealerships, wild horse slaughterhouses, and a $12 million ski lodge in Vail, Colorado.

After the film, there will be time for questions and answers with special guests, including Rachel Meeropol (Center for Constitutional Rights attorney on Kevin and Tyler’s legal team) and Jenny Synan. NYC ABC will have a table with information and merchandise on political prisoners.

For more information, go to supportkevinandtyler.com

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BK/NY – Wednesday, April 9th – FOIA Street Fighter Ryan Shapiro at The Base

WHAT: Ryan Shapiro on Fighting to Expose the U.S. Government’s War on Mandela, Occupy, Animal Rights, & More
WHEN: 8:00pm, Wednesday, April 9th
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (Directions below)
COST: Free, but donations are appreciated.
ryan_event_blogCome join NYC ABC and The Base for a discussion with “FOIA Street Fighter” Ryan Shapiro.

Will Potter has called Ryan ShapiroThe FBI’s Worst Nightmare,” and a recent article about Shapiro’s work opened by declaring, “Depending on whom you ask, Ryan Shapiro is either the country’s ‘FOIA superhero’ or a ‘threat to national security.’” Shapiro is a longtime radical social justice activist and now also a PhD candidate in MIT’s Department of Science, Technology, & Society (HASTS). Shapiro’s research focuses on the political functioning of national security and the policing of dissent. To this end, he currently has over 700 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in motion with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and National Security Agency (NSA), as well as numerous ongoing lawsuits against these agencies for failure to comply with his FOIA requests. The FBI is even now arguing that Shapiro’s dissertation research on FBI campaigns against animal rights and environmental protesters is itself a threat to national security.

A recent revelation resulting from Shapiro’s research is the FBI monitoring of Occupy Houston. As important as the monitoring itself, is the fact that the FBI uncovered a plot to assassinate Occupy “leaders,” yet did not share this information with potentially endangered activists.

Additionally, through his FOIA research and lawsuits against the FBI, Shapiro has exposed FBI attempts to bring Animal Enterprise Terrorism charges against animal rights activists conducting undercover investigations of factory farms. Notably, Shapiro is also one of the plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.

And just last week, Shapiro and his attorney filed a law suit against the NSA, FBI, CIA, and DIA for their failure to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests filed shortly after the death of Nelson Mandela. In this particular series of FOIA requests, Shapiro is trying to determine the role the United States played in Mandela’s 1962 arrest, and to answer why the U.S. government kept Mandela on a terrorist watch list until 2008 and what qualified him as a terrorist in the first place.

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BK/NY – Sunday, January 5th – Gateway To Hell Winter Tour Comes To The Base

WHAT: Campaign workshop presented by The Bunny Alliance
WHEN: 6:00pm, Sunday, January 5th
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (Directions below)
COST: Free, but donations are appreciated.

nyc_eventThe Bunny Alliance is expanding the reach of the Gateway to Hell campaign, which is strategically working towards an end to the use of animals in research by stopping the transport of animals to laboratories. For their stop in Brooklyn, NYC ABC is co-hosting a workshop for folks to familiarize themselves with the campaign. It’s happening at The Base.

From The Bunny Alliance:
“We are targeting Delta Air Lines because it is in a strategic partnership with Air France and is its North America representative—and Air France is one of the last commercial airlines to continue the practice of shipping animals to labs. The campaign against Delta Air Lines is to demand that they force Air France to place a permanent ban on the transportation of all animals being shipped to vivisection labs across the world. It is vital that we stop these shipments of animals, and Delta Air Lines is in a position of authority to influence and enforce an Air France ban on shipments of animals to labs.

This demonstrations are part of our larger U.S. tour against Delta Air Lines. Please come out to the demonstrations at the airports, then come meet the organizers and learn more about the campaign and how to get involved at the workshop at The Base co-hosted with the NYC Anarchist Black Cross!”

For more information on The Bunny Alliance, their campaign, and the dates of demonstrations in NYC, visit thebunnyalliance.com
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