Category Archives: Vegan prisoners

Road Trip and Prisoner Support

A few of us are heading out to Hartford, CT on Wednesday for an exciting event.  Will Potter of www.GreenIsTheNewRed.com and Justin Goodman, 2007

recipient of PETA’s Nanci Alexander Award for activist of the year, will be speaking at the University of Connecticut School of Law.  We highly suggest you attend if you’re able to make it.  From Green is the New Red:

“Approving Animal Abuse & Punishing Protest”

Will Potter and Justin Goodman will discuss the scope of animal experimentation in the United States, the laws that govern it, and how federal terrorism laws are being created and used against the nonviolent activists who are trying to end it.

Date: March 30, 2011
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Blumberg Hall, University of Connecticut School of Law
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2290

Vegan food from China Pan Restaurant will be provided courtesy of the sponsoring student groups.

Please invite your friends on the Facebook event page.

Closely related to this topic, we’ve added some new links to the website that we’d like you to check out including:

Support Daniel McGowan

Support Walter Bond

Support Marie Mason

Support Steve Murphy

These men and women have sacrificed their freedom to stand up to the destruction our government and corporations are inflicting on animals and our planet.  None of them have injured another human, yet they are often given lengthy prison sentences in comparison with other crimes. (Marie Mason is serving 22 years for charges relating to damaging an office connected to GMO research and destroying a piece of logging equipment.)  Marie’s support site makes a great point when they say that supporting her 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.  How far is this repression going to go?  It’s incredibly scary to think about.

Photo credit: BITE BACK Magazine http://www.directaction.info

For a complete list of current prisoners, please visit BITE BACK Magazine.  Take a moment today to write a quite letter of support to one or all of them.  Thank you!

Weekly Action Alert: Support Steve Murphy

After taking some time in between posting weekly action alerts, we’ve gotten back on track and will be posting each week.

This week we’d like you to Support Steve Murphy.

Steve has been charged with a 2006 E.L.F. action in Pasadena, CA. and is currently serving time in prison.  The complaint accused Steve of allegedly decommissioning a tractor and placing an incendiary device in a housing development construction site in the name of the Earth Liberation Front.

Steve recently went on hunger strike after being denied basic vegan meals when the prison he’s being held in went on lockdown.

Please take a moment to send a quick letter to Steve and let him know that you’re thinking of him during these tough times.  You can also donate to his commissary fund so he can buy food to supplement his diet.

STEVE MURPHY
39013-177
FCI BEAUMONT MEDIUM
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 26040
BEAUMONT, TX 77720

For more information visit Support Steve Murphy and Support Vegans in the Prison System on the web and on Facebook.