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Green Scare: Birthday actions planned for imprisoned environmentalist

December 21, 2012

http://supportmariemason.org/2012/12/21/call-out-for-celebrations-of-marie-masons-51st-birthday/

 

How will you be celebrating/protesting on January 26, 2013 to mark environmental activist Marie Mason’s birthday/imprisonment?

I’ll sing a song in her honor that day in Massachusetts. How about you?
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Special thanks to David Rovics for bringing this to my attention.

Write to Marie Mason

We encourage everyone to write to Marie Mason in prison:Marie Mason #04672-061

FMC Carswell

Federal Medical Center

P.O. Box 27137

Fort Worth, TX 76127

Under no circumstances mention any illegal acts. Letters that mention other Green Scare prisoners may be rejected. Mason has a list of 100 pre-approved people she can write to; if you are not on that list, she will be able to receive your letter but not write back.

Everyone must use their first and last name when writing. All letters must be entirely in English. Be sure to include your return address on the envelope. You should also write her name and prisoner number on each piece of correspondence, as the prison tends to discard the envelope and then may “lose” track of who the letter is going to.

About Marie Mason

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; no one was injured in either of them. She accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced on February 5, 2009 to just under 22 years. She is now serving the longest sentence of any “Green Scare” prisoner.The “Green Scare” is the name given to the recent 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.

Supporting Marie Mason does not mean agreeing with the actions that she took — but it does mean opposing the fear-mongering tactics of the federal government and the outrageous sentences they have imposed.

Background on the Green Scare

For more information on the Green Scare see here
Last, if you are planning a public event for her birthday, please tell us and we’ll include the information on the website.

Support Marie Mason
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