The prisoner we have been supporting as Jared Chase of the NATO 3 is ready to let her supporters and comrades know that she is a trans woman who prefers to be called Maya and uses she/her/hers pronouns. She also wants to go vegan, although she is currently not able to receive adequate nutrition in general, much less according to her ethical decisions.
In response to ODRC cancelling Sean Swain's scheduled video visits on flimsy pretext, he has been on Hunger Strike since Monday morning. (read more on that here.) Last night he refused the 9th consecutive meal, which makes the hunger strike official. This means a prison official came to talk to him, and told him that they were moving him to the hole to "monitor his health and protect his safety" while on hunger strike.
My sentence to nine months in jail in conjunction with a withheld felony sentence, amounting to 15 years in prison if I “step out of line” in the eyes of the “state,” was a harsh and classist attack on my beliefs and lifestyle. Judge Fox strives to kill my spirit by burying me in a dying urban hole, and desires that I refrain from involvement in the anti-resource extraction struggle; I refuse to be “killed,” and I refuse the idea of coerced complacency.
I write this statement after pleading guilty to state charges against me for my participation in an organized direct action taken against a group of white supremacists in May of 2012. I would like to share my thoughts about this action. First, major thanks and love to my friends and family who have supported me, for my amazing partner who kept me sane, my band for letting loose and my lawyer Sara Garber who has been ridiculously helpful in fighting this case with me.
My friends tell me that I take too long to tell stories. They ask when I start a story whether this will be like “Pebbles,” the infamously long report I provided during our first semester of college about a hangout with a crush that involved tossing pebbles, but didn’t include even a kiss. “Don’t give us the Pebbles version,” they say. “Just tell us what happened.”
From EF! Newswire - by Sean Swain
So, check it out. I’m hopped up on coffee. A lot of it. I’m going to try to continue to combine nouns and verbs in each of the sentences that follow, but I can’t make any promises.
In the context of the recent acute increase in repression in Belarus, the Anarchist Radio Berlin talked to Anarchist Black Cross Belarus about their work, the situation in the neighbouring country of Ukraine and the situation of refugees in Belarus. For security reasons we transcribed the original interview and re-recorded it ourselves.
Length: 10:53 min