The new Marie Mason t-shirts are now available for order online or bymail. Designed by Just Seeds artist Erik Ruin, the shirts are available in black or brown for $18ppd in the US/Canada/Mexico. Bulk rates are available for June 11th or other benefit events.
There is also a new Facebook page. We encourage folks to sign up
either to the FB page or to the listserve to get updates about Marie's
situation which do not appear on the main website.
And last, we have posted a short video by Indian feminist and
environmental activist Vandana Shiva on Marie Mason:
Marie Mason is serving almost 22 years for two acts of
environmentally-motivated property destruction in which no one was
harmed. This is the longest current sentence of any of the Green Scare
prisoners. (The Green Scare is the name given to the recent
prosecution of eco-saboteurs and animal liberation activists, in which
the government has labeled them as “terrorists” and sought huge
sentences.) Mason was turned in by her then-husband, Frank Ambrose,
who had secretly spied on activists for years and then filed for
divorce the day she was arrested. Mason eventually pled guilty to 14
actions: 13 were claimed by the Earth Liberation Front and one by the
Animal Liberation Front. At her sentencing, the judge said she had
“violated the marketplace of ideas” and gave her an even longer
sentence than the plea bargain stipulated. In August 2010, Mason was
transferred to a special wing of Carswell prison, where communications
are tightly monitored.
For more information on Marie Mason:
June 11th International Day of Solidarity With Marie Mason, Eric
McDavid and long-term anarchist prisoners: