We have new t-shirts!


Thanks to some wonderful people on the West Coast we finally have new Marius Mason t-shirts!

T-shirts can be ordered by emailing uncontrollableandfree at gmail dot com.  Shirts currently come in black, grey, and hot pink in sizes YXL to XXL.  Sliding scale $10-15 plus shipping costs, payment will be possible via paypal, money order, or well-concealed cash.  Let us know if you want one for yourself or a bunch for an event or infoshop in your neighborhood.

June 11th: International Day of Solidarity With Marius Mason, Eric McDavid & All Longterm Anarchist Prisoners

June 11thVia June11.org:

The last year has been full of changes and transitions for our imprisoned comrades and for those of us engaged in struggle on the other side of the walls. Now, solidly in the throes of spring, we feel compelled to celebrate these transitions and victories as new life and energy burst forth all around us. It is not often that we get a chance to truly mix celebration and struggle – but now is one of those times! On January 8th of this year the Eastern District Court of California ordered Eric McDavid released from prison. Our comrade Marius came out publicly as a man and began seeking resources for his physical transition. We believe these are both transitions worthy of celebration and reason for continued struggle. It is in this spirit that we bring you our thoughts about J11 2015.

Read the full call-out, check out past and future events, and get resources to help your very own plans at the main June 11th organizing page. We are also happy to help promote your event! Please e-mail supportmariusmason [at] riseup [dot] net and we will post the details on our web site and listserv. Until all are free!

San Francisco – Benefit Show for Marius Mason and Luke O’Donovan

Queers Against Prison present:

Saturnalia -a HOMOcoming festival of FLAMERS before the winter solstice..
December 17, 2014
El Rio, San Francisco

in honor of our imprisoned comrades

Marius Jacob Mason  &  Luke O’Donovan

bands: (we have room for one more- if you want to play, get in touch!)
Ragana -sentimental destruction jams- Oakland
SBSM -queercore synthpunk- Oakland
Sorry, Not Sorry -fun queer punk- SF

Dance Party mix by: DJ Durt

$7 donation requested for commissary funds.

HOMOcoming photo booth = dress up!
photos from fabulous SF will be sent to Marius & Luke to brighten their winter.

we will have a table full of zines, info, support t-shirts, posters, and a mini vegan bake sale.

This is a radical queer event, all of our allies are invited.
Come show your solidarity for trans/queer political prisoners!

El Rio
3158 Mission Street
San Francisco
doors: 8pm, show: 9pm

el rio is a mostly accessible space: “Our entrance and most of the club are wheelchair accessible, including the back deck but not the yard. Our bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible and do not have grab bars (and would not be accessible without assistance).
We do not have a parking lot. For more information, please call 415.282.3325 We will do our best to accommodate you!”

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1524864291089045/?ref_notif_type=plan_user_joined&source=1

*More info:*     http://supportmariusmason.org/

Luke O’Donovan http://letlukego.wordpress.com
Luke O’Donovan is a survivor of a homophobic attack in Atlanta, GA, was sentenced on August 12th, 2014 to 2 years in prison on charges that he assaulted those who attacked him. This was the epitome of a hate crime. Witnesses report seeing between 5 and 12 men attacking O’Donovan, stomping on his head and body, and stabbing him in the back while calling him a ‘faggot.’ Now Luke is doing time for defending himself. Because he has chosen to remain vegan while in prison, Luke will need as much commissary as possible in order to purchase extra food.

Marius Mason http://supportmariusmason.org/
We would like to let everyone know that Marius Jacob Mason will no longer be using the name Marie, and will be using male pronouns. We hope that you will all join us in supporting Marius through this transition, which will no doubt be extra challenging within the prison system.
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.

Think! Eat! Act! A Sea Shepherd Chef’s Vegan Recipes

Please join us on Saturday, August 9th as we celebrate the publishing of Think! Eat! Act! A Sea Shepherd Chef’s Vegan Recipes by Raffaella Tolicetti. Raffa is a veteran Sea Shepherd Conservation Society crewmember. She has served as chief cook on board the MV Steve Irwin, MY Bob Barker and more recently on the mighty MV Sam Simon.
Think! Eat! Act! is much more than a cookbook. It is also the story of Raffa’s journey from home cook to activist and a guide with facts and resources that she hopes will inspire people to adopt and maintain a vegan diet. In her words:

“There are many ways of refusing oppression and cooking is one, because choosing your food is definitely a ‘political’ act. Choosing not to eat animals, not to be part of a system that exploits them, growing your own food, or eating organic and local food are many small decisions that make a lot of difference for those who are killed as a consequence for our behavior.”

We will sample some of Raffa’s delicious recipes and she will share with us what inspired her to write Think! Eat! Act! We will also be sharing photos from Sea Shepherd’s Antarctic Whale Defense Campaigns. Books will be available for purchase. This event is a fundraiser for political prisoners Eric McDavid and Marius Mason. All proceeds will be donated to their support funds.

Saturday, August 9th
$10 suggested donation
Save the Frogs Education Center
2524 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley


Never Alone Online Art Exhibit Still Open, Check It Out!

The Never Alone art exhibit has already sold numerous pieces of art, benefitting Eric McDavid and Marie Mason.  Both of Marie’s paintings have sold, which is great to see. There is still this wonderful drawing by anarchist prisoner Sean Swain, inspired and featuring the No Fences poem written by Marie.  Be sure to check out (and bid!) on the amazing art that is part of the Never Alone art auction.

Bids close on June 30th so don’t procrastinate. ;)


Bay Area Event: An Evening of Solidarity with Marie Mason & Women in Prison

Saturday May 10th, 7pm @ Station 40 – 3030B 16th Street (16th & Mission) San Francisco
(This event is not wheelchair accessible.)
Facebook event page

Marie Mason is a long-time environmental and labor movement activist and the loving mother of two. On February 5, 2009, she was sentenced to almost 22 years in prison for actions in which no one was injured. Marie was transferred in 2010 from a medium-security prison to the high-security, tightly restricted unit of the notorious FMC Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas. She received no explanation for this transfer.

It is believed that FMC Carswell is being used in part as a Communications Management Unit (CMU) for women – a prison inside a prison in which inmate communications are highly restricted and heavily scrutinized. Although the Bureau of Prisons classifies FMC Carswell as a special medical unit, is it widely reported that the inmates receive substandard or little to no medical treatment and live in highly stressful conditions. Marie and the other women at FMC Carswell deserve better.

Come join us to learn more about the campaign to Move Marie. We will get an update on how Marie is doing, get a first hand report about what is like to visit a loved one at FMC Carswell and about the other women serving time with Marie.


Never Alone online benefit art show for June 11 International Day of Solidarity

June 11 is coming up soon! Please consider organizing a benefit or solidarity action with Marie Mason and other Eco-prisoners. Below is a call-out for artists to contribute to the Never Alone online exhibition for the June 11 International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid and all Eco-prisoners. Please share widely.

‘Never Alone’ Exhibition June 11-30, 2014
Curated by the Earth First! Prisoner Support Project

This year on June 11 – the International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid & all Eco-prisoners – we will be running the 2nd annual Never Alone online exhibition. It will serve as an avenue not only for fundraising for these political prisoners, but as a way to reach out informatively to a broad audience on issues of earth & animal liberation and state captivity. We would love to invite you to contribute an artwork to this exhibition.

June 11 started back in 2004 as the International Day of Solidarity with Jeff ‘Free’ Luers, an eco-prisoner sentenced to 22+ years in prison in Oregon (U.S.) for an act of arson against 3 light trucks in an effort to highlight the threat of climate change. This threat is now widely recognised, as was the incredibly unjust sentence that Jeff received. An international campaign of support had a massive impact on the fact that Jeff’s sentence was ultimately reduced to 10 years. By the time he was released in 2009 many other activists in the U.S. had been locked up in prison for standing up for a better world. Two of these prisoners – Eric McDavid and Marie Mason – had been sentenced to 20 and 22 years respectively. Both were sentenced severely for their willingness to fight for a  world without oppression – be that of the earth, other animals, or our human communities.

Last year the Never Alone exhibition raised important funds for Marie and Eric’s support campaigns. We want to build on all the amazing support shown by artists and art buyers, and make this year’s exhibition an even bigger and more successful fundraiser. You can still see last year’s online exhibition here.

Marie and Eric are contributing artworks for the exhibition, as well as a number of other amazing artists already on board. We are inviting a range of incredibly talented artists to contribute, whose art regularly touches on themes of liberation, wilderness and political action. We are very interested in contributions of original work, prints and small sculptures, and any other ideas that artists may have. Please feel free to get in touch and discuss with us any ideas you might have.

The exhibition will be online at www.neveraloneart.org, from June 11-30. It will be promoted heavily through our support networks, social media, and through other June 11 events being organised around the world. Artists involved would need to be able to provide suitable images of their artwork/s, as well as details of the dimensions, medium/s and price (incl. cost of postage within the U.S). We are hoping that any artists involved will be willing to contribute between 100-70% of the sale of any artworks at the exhibition, with funds raised going directly to the support funds of Marie Mason and Eric McDavid. We would also require artists to be responsible for posting any sold artworks to the purchaser, with those costs being reimbursed to you by our collective.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Expressions of interest close on May 1st, 2014. We really hope to hear from you if you are interested in contributing, and look forward to working with you!

In solidarity,
The Earth First! Prisoner Support Project team