Anews Podcast 215: June 11th & Supporting Anarchist Prisoners

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What’s New written by chisel and Greg.

TotW conversation this week with ariel and multiple guests on supporting anarchist prisoners, and June 11.

One of the New Things in the Library (readings from new entries to, with octox!

1. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
2. Identity Theft – The Chats
3. Blind Lemon Jefferson – Prison Cell Blues

June 11, 2021 update from Jennifer Rose

I have a lot on my plate. Like Marius, I’m also a student paralegal – recently enrolled in Blackstone Paralegal Studies Program. I’ve also applied for summer courses at Coastline College.

On top of that I’m always pursuing various writing projects, and have recently been granted a writer’s mentorship after being accepted into the Writer’s Cohort of Empowerment Avenue & Prison Renaissance Project, started by Rahsaan Thomas at San Quentin. All this, in addition to my prison job assignments on the Recycle Crew, ISUDT Intensive, and Inmate Advisory Council (I.A.C.) Transgender Rep.

I’m always busy answering a stack of mail, reading books/zines, and pursuing my legal campaign for Executive Clemency/commutation of sentence, and to challenge the unfair parole denial and housing discrimination. I recently hired the National Clemency Project to help prepare my commutation application packet. I need support letters!

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The Final Straw Radio: Making Links – June 11th, Long-term Prisoners, Anti-Repression Work


June 11th is the international day of solidarity with Marius Mason and all long-term anarchist prisoners. This year we want to explore the connections between long-term prisoner support and anti-repression efforts around recent uprisings, a sharp reminder to us that the difference between a status of imprisoned or not is often tenuous and temporary. With thousands of arrests for protesting, rioting, and property destruction from last summer’s George Floyd uprising, we must be preparing for the possibility that more of our friends and other rebels may end up in prison. We’re also seeking to find ways to facilitate interactions between our long-term prisoners and uprisings in the streets. We were happy to share the production of this episode with the lovely folks at June11.Org. To this end, we speak with:

  1. Cameron and Veera, who are part of a group that have been supporting prisoners from the Ferguson uprising for the last 7 years;
  2. Earthworm from Atlanta Solidarity Fund and ATL jail support ;
  3. Jeremy Hammond, formerly incarcerated anarchist and hacktivist, and his twin brother, Jason Hammond, who works with the Chicago Community Bond Fund. They produce the podcast, TwinTrouble

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Cincinnati, Ohio (USA): Film screening & benefit for Marius Mason

Realicicada Guerrilla Cinema! Cicada season is upon us like an old testament wonderland! Let us congregate for this CICADA themed horror movie in 3-D (because of all the cicadas flying around) Cicada paraphernalia encouraged! Bring chairs, blankets, bee-keeper’s masks if necessary…

Friday 11 June 2021 Cincinnati Ohio
* due to police harassment moved to private location!
* write to for invite info!
7pm music + letter writing to Marius Mason (see below)
9pm Locusts The 8th Plague (sci-fi made for TV movie)


FREE to all who love (and/or fear) cicadas!
Donations accepted for political prisoner Marius Mason!
Venmo: realicide
Paypal (gift to fam)

Please invite your friends to this rare celebration, and please read about the cause any donations will be going to:

For the past decade, June 11th has been a day of solidarity and support for long term Anarchist prisoners highlighting Marius Mason, who was arrested here in Cincinnati in 2008 for environmental direct actions carried out in the late 90’s. Marius was sentenced to nearly 22 years prison, the first few in a maximum security Communications Management Unit far away in Texas. Marius’ incredibly harsh punishment for crimes that ran no risk of injuring anyone (property damage only) is considered the epitome of what’s become known as the Green Scare; the US government’s strategy of treating eco-defense as terrorism in order to protect the destructive business practices of large corporations. Fortunately in the years since Marius’ arrest, the realities surrounding this scenario have become much less obscure or avoidable, as the world begins to witness more effects of climate change and to what extremes the ruling class insists on holding us hostage in their suicide mission for profit.

The point of June 11th is to not forget people like Marius are still doing their time. Lengthy prison sentences are the State’s attempt to sever a person from their community and break strong hearts. Maintaining support for prisoners via letter writing and commissary donations, along with keeping their stories in our conversations no matter how many years go by, are direct resistance to the intended dehumanizing effects of the prison system.

This year’s CICADA movie night in Cincinnati will be a benefit for Marius Mason. Patches, zines, and other stuff related to June 11th will be available. We’ll have supplies for letter writing if you want to send him some kind words. Any donations collected will be sent to his support team the following day! If you live elsewhere, check on for activities planned in your area, or make something happen yourself! Big or small it all adds up, in solidarity with incarcerated warriors and in defiance of a State so opposed to Human + Animal + Earth + TOTAL liberation!

Kutsu kansainvälisen solidaarisuuspäivän viettoon 11.6.2021 pitkiä tuomioita lusivien anarkistivankien hyväksi

Kutsumme jälleen teidät osoittamaan solidaarisuutta vankiloissa pahoinpidellyille ystävillemme sekä vastustamaan valtion alati pahenevia laajentumispyrkimyksiä ja ennakoivan ”turvallisuuuden” nimissä tehtäviä vapaan liikkumisen rajoituksia. Marius Masonin ja kaikkien pitkiä tuomioita kärsivien anarkistivankien tukipäivä, 11. kesäkuuta on jo 17 vuotta jatkunut perinne. Se on tilaisuus juhlia, surra ja kapinoida. Tuo päivä on ollut hetki hengähtää, muistaa kaatuneita ja vangittuja, hetki muistutukseksi meille siitä, miksi sitoudumme anarkismin kauniiseen ajatukseen. Kirjeitten, mielenosoitusten ja varainkeruun kautta sekä solidaarisuuden nimissä tehtyjen hyökkäysten välityksellä pidämme yllä yössä leimuavaa merkkitulta heille, jotka antoivat vuosia elämästään aattensa vuoksi. Aatteen, jonka mukaan valtio on se kauhu, jota vastustaen elämme.

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UK: Eighty Five Quails Liberated from Intensive Farm

From Unoffensive Animal

1st June, UK.

Received anonymously via email:

“We had never seen an intensive bird farm as disgusting as this. Birds shitting on each other whilst standing on wire mesh, a suffocating smell that we will not forget and cages so small the birds could barely stand.

The door proved to be easier than we thought. The lock took some convincing but our trusty bolt cutters were enough to access the shed. Once inside, we took 85 quails to safety.

Thousands were left behind. Crammed, exploited and forgotten, covered in spiderwebs and dust. Whoever is responsible for this shit will be hearing from us often. They don’t deserve to sleep until that fucking farm is closed down for good.

This June 11th, we remember Marius and all long term anarchists locked up in prison. Fuck the cages, fuck the justice system, fuck the cops, fuck the lot.

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June 11, 2021 statement from John Paul Wootton

I suppose my story is far from usual. It begins as a teenager, not yet 18 years old and angry at socio-economic conditions within his community.

Growing up in working-class Irish Republican areas, it was inevitable that I would be intensely exposed to that ideology and its propaganda. It claimed that all the ills in Irish society could be blamed on British state interference and that only an independent socialist state could offer a solution. The history, the romance, and the already strong presence in the community were hard to resist. I had found my answer.

Being young and inexperienced, my involvement was quite peripheral. It amount to not much more than attending street protests and distributing propaganda. However minor my role, the state took a dim view. I had dared to challenge its status quo; I was now a legitimate target.

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