Oakland: Letter Writing Night for Marie’s Birthday

Please come and write letters to Marie Mason on the eve of her 51st birthday!
 
When: Friday, Jan. 25, 6 pm
Where: the Holdout, 2313 San Pablo Ave., Oakland
 

Marie Mason has been in prison since 2009 and is now in Ft. Worth Texas under harsh conditions.

 
She was part of the “Green Scare” sweep of indictments and arrests of activists associated with Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front direct actions. Marie was sentenced in 2009 to nearly 22-year prison sentence for two acts of property destruction, the longest of any Green Scare defendant. In 2010 Mason was transferred to a special wing of a Texas prison that has restrictive policies regarding communication.

 Mason is a loving mother of two and has been an activist for over 20 years. Like Earth First!’s Judi Bari, she is from a generation of radicals who worked to link the environmental and labor movements by stitching together groups such as Earth First! with unions like the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). 

Marie is also a musician, artist and writer. Some of her art and poems are on her support website: SupportMarieMason.org

 
The Holdout hosts letter-writing to prisoners nights on a regular basis. There are events focussed on writing to Marie around her birthday this year that are happening around the country and world. Karen Pickett from Earth First! will give a brief update on Marie during the evening.
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Marius Mason is being held in a highly restricted prison unit for his political beliefs. Join the movement to get him moved out of Carswell and stop the political targeting of him. For more info see the Move Marius page.

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Write to Marius Mason

We encourage everyone to write to Marius 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 he can write to; if you are not on that list, he 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 his 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.

Last, do not send anything that is "affixed" to the letter or card - such as glitter and glue. Pen, pencil, crayon and paint are fine.

About Marius Mason

Marius Mason is a long-time activist in the environmental and labor movements. In March 2008, he 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. He accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced on February 5, 2009 to just under 22 years. He 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 Marius Mason does not mean agreeing with the actions that he 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

Contact

supportmariemason@gmail.com

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