Post-Release Support for Freed Eco-prisoner Eric McDavid

eric-mcdavidEric McDavid is an anarchist and environmental activist who was entrapped by an FBI informant and charged with a single count of “conspiracy to use fire or explosives to damage corporate and government property”. In May of 2008 Eric was sentenced to an outrageous 19 years and 7 months in prison.

On January 8th, 2015, after serving 9 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 plead guilty to a lesser charge that carried a 5-year maximum sentence and was released almost immediately.

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Support Jason Hammond as he begins his 41-month Sentence

jason-hammondJason Hammond, Jeremy’s twin brother, accepted a non-cooperating guilty plea and was sentenced to 41 months in prison on January 2015 for his part in an organized direct action taken against a group of white supremacists.

In 2012, a group of racists and white supremacists organized a ‘White Nationalist Economic Summit’ in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park. Groups of anti-fascists and anti-racists from the Midwest decided to confront the meeting and successfully shut down their event through a righteous melee. In the aftermath, 5 people were arrested and were dubbed the Tinley Park 5. All five were sentenced to upwards of 3 years and have since been released. Jason is the last person to have been arrested for this action.

fund-drivePlease read Jason Hammond’s sentencing statement for his thoughts and feelings about the situation, as well as Jeremy’s statement on his brother’s sentencing.  You can donate online.

NYE Noise Demos – Brooklyn & Manhattan + After-Party

nye_Brooklyn (7:30-9:30): MDC – 80 29th St., Sunset Park

Manhattan (9pm-late): MCC – Pearl Street, between Cardinal Hayes Place and Park Row

After-party (8pm-4am): Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St., NYC ($5-$15 suggested at the door & all funds go to the TMOC legal fund, to support bail, lawyers, and future anti-repression work as our movement grows)

feat.Performances by:
Junglepussy: https://soundcloud.com/junglepussy
—-Bankai FAM: http://www.bankaifam.com/
——The Sevens: https://soundcloud.com/the-sevens-1
DJ sets by:
—-Caliban the Witch (dirty bounce): https://soundcloud.com/calibanlabruja/
——Quaco (trap): https://soundcloud.com/quacodj
—-Vanilla Bean (futurfunq, vaporware, industrial)
–Keje (gabber): https://soundcloud.com/animal-image-search
and MORE!!!
Presented by Desiringmachine Soundsystem: http://machinedesiring.wordpress.com/

Over the past twelve months, new waves of revolt have swept over this
continent and the entire world. Against the terror of the Mexican state and
its bloody cronies, demonstrations, riots, and attacks have radiated outwards
from Ayotzinapa. Triggered by the racist violence of U.S. cops, rebels across
the middle of the continent have achieved a new level of intensity and
coordination. Blockades and occupations continue to simmer and spread in the
Canadian state, with burning barricades built by Mi’kmaq warriors in 2013
finally finding echoes in the Bay Area. It’s vital that we link our
practice of New Year’s Eve noise demos to this eruption of social conflict.

Globally, these eruptions immediately find themselves in desperate conflict
with the system, sometimes leading to the arrest and imprisonment of rebels
and anarchists. For others, it has led to torture and death. The beginning of
the year saw the arrest of Amelie, Carlos, and Fallon. As the year comes to a
close, there are hundreds facing charges across the U.S. after months of wild
anti-police demos. We have lost not only Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Mike Brown,
and the Normalistas but also Remi Fraisse and, last year, Omar Aziz. Dozens
of comrades remain in clandestinity, while others continue their struggles
behind prison walls. These struggles range from the protests of rebel
prisoners and immigrant detainees in California and Indiana, Tacoma and
Houston, to the victorious hunger strike waged by Nikos Romanos and thousands
of comrades across Europe.

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International Call for Action and Solidarity with the World Cup Prisoners

Originally posted on Denver Anarchist Black Cross:

Cruz Negra Anarquista – Rio de Janeiro

libOn July 12, the day before the World Cup final match, the Police of Rio de Janeiro arrested 19 activists, aiming at disintegrating the big protest scheduled for the final’s day, on the grounds that they would have taken part in “violent” acts in riots last year and they would be planning other actions in the final manifestation of the World Cup. In total 23 search warrants and arrest and temporary detention were met against people accused of participating in social movements, the mandates were 5 days of probation, four people managed to escape the police kidnapping.

The activists were taken to the City of Police in Rio de Janeiro, a large complex of police departments built to take care of the repression of the people challenging the mega-events and the logic of the market town. In this large complex is the DRCI…

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Take Action: End Solitary Confinement and Isolation, Support Palestinian Hunger Strikers

Originally posted on Denver Anarchist Black Cross:

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Samidoun:

Over 100 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails are now participating in a collective hunger strike, as prisoners from Eshel and Ramon prisons joined the strike demanding an end to the policy of solitary confinement and in solidarity with Nahar al-Saadi, who has been held in solitary confinement since May 2013 and has been on hunger strike since 20 November. The collective strike was launched by 70 prisoners on 9 December. The strikers are demanding al-Saadi’s release from isolation; regular family visits for al-Saadi; and an end to the use of solitary confinement and isolation against Palestinian prisoners.

Al-Saadi, in isolation for a year and seven months, has been denied family visits and medical treatment, and was denied a lawyer visit just this week. Take Action today: Demand an end to solitary confinement and isolation!

Addameer and Physicians for Human Rights issued an urgent call regarding the situation…

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12 Days for Justice: this holiday season, take a stand for the rights of people in prison

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Still time to make calls supporting the prisoners’ strike at Coal Township where political prisoner Joe-Joe Bowen is held! Keep the calls going until further notice!

Originally posted on Denver Anarchist Black Cross:

DecarceratePA:
12 days 4 justice BW

This holiday season marks the six-month anniversary of the historic Coal Township Dining Hall Boycott, when 1,300 prisoners at SCI Coal Township refused to go to the dining hall for a week to protest food cutbacks and denials of their basic human rights. At the end of the boycott, prisoners released a list of 22 demands. Six months later, only two of their demands have been met, and several boycott participants have been subjected to retaliatory and unjust transfers. While some of us on the outside prepare for holiday meals with friends and family, people at Coal Township and across the PA Department of Corrections continue to suffer from inadequate nutrition, poor medical care, unfair disciplinary policies, and separation from their loved ones.

That’s why this holiday season, Decarcerate PA is calling for 12 days for justice. For the 12 days leading up to Christmas, we are…

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Donations Request for Millions March Defendants

millions-marchAs of 9am on Saturday, December 20, comrades of the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee – NYC have surrendered to the custody of the NYPD, for their alleged involvement in an incident on the Brooklyn Bridge on the night of the Millions March.

NYPD Detective William Aubry called the incident, in which one cop received a bloody nose and another a few bumps and bruises, “right up there with being one of the most violent acts that I’ve seen.” Apparently Aubry and the NYPD have forgotten the meaning of the word “violent.” They have not once used the term to describe the police murder of Eric Garner, the execution of Ramarley Graham and Akai Gurley, or the countless others harassed and brutalized by the police.

For the past week–while Eric Garner’s murderer, officer Daniel Pantaleo, has walked the streets a free man–the NYPD has pursued a vicious campaign of harassment and repression against NYC activists. Seemingly random visits to the homes of activists and their associates have involved raids by dozens of officers, threats of deportation, and beatings. The city has employed the lure of a $25,000 bounty in a desperate attempt to make arrests. Yet our movement remains unbowed.

The Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee – NYC commends all demonstrators across the country who refuse to leave their friends in the hands of murderous, abusive police. If this movement has taught us anything, it is that resistance is not only justified, but necessary. We will stand behind our comrades as they face whatever charges the city will throw at them. We know they are the victims here – not the NYPD. We are all victims at the hands of the white supremacist, capitalist state. For the same reason, we are the ones to overturn it.

We ask that you support our comrades too by donating to the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee bail and legal fund. Our comrades have had our backs. It’s time to have theirs.

fund-driveDonate here: http://goo.gl/Tf3YAg