US also jails its dissidents
remember how Cuba was criticised by right and left for jailing 'dissidents', who were in reality us funded subversives? Well here are some REAL dissidents jailed by the us, and not a peep from anyone
A list of individuals who are in jail (in the UK, US and elsewhere) as a result of nonviolent resistance to war and injustice.
The women and men listed here are in prison for acts of resistance to war and nuclear weapons. For more information contact:
The Nuclear Resister
PO Box 43383
TUCSON AZ 86733
or e-mail email@example.com
Name ID# (sentence - in date or out date if known)
prison or support address
(action or charge & date)
OUTSIDE THE US, THE FOLLOWING RESISTERS ARE KNOWN TO BE IN PRISON:
HMP Corton Vale, Stirling, FK9 5NY, Scotland UK.
(Damaging British Tornado warplane, RAF Leuchars, 3/12/03 - awaiting trial)
Philip Pritchard JT 5131 (denied bail)
Toby Olditch JT 5132 (denied bail)
HMP Gloucester, Barracks Square, Gloucester GL1 2JN, UK.
(Trespass w/ intent to damage B-52s, Fairford AFB 3/18/03 - trial May 30)
Dr. Erika Drees (6-10 weeks - in 5/7/03)
Am Kirchtor 20, 06108 Halle, Germany.
Dr. Wolfgang Sternstein (6-10 weeks - in 5/7/03)
Schloss 1, 72101 Rottenburg, Germany.
(Fence-cutting at Buechel air base to conduct citizen weapons' inspection)
Mordechai Vanunu (18 years - out 4/04)
Ashkelon Prison, Ashkelon, Israel.
(Nuclear whistleblower convicted of espionage and treason - kidnapped
by Israeli agents, 9/30/86)
Yuri I. Bandazhevsky (8 years - in 6/01)
Prison Minsk, ul Kavarijskaya 36, POB 36 K, Minsk, 220600, Belarus.
(Chernobyl researcher and whistleblower fraudulently convicted of
IN THE US THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE ARE NOW IN PRISON FOR ANTI-WAR RELATED ACTIVITIES:
Robert Jefferson Dietrich #81196-012
MDC-LA, POB 1500, Los Angeles, CA 90053-1500.
(Attempted exorcism inside Los Angeles Federal Building, 3/12/03 -
refused bail conditions, awaiting trial)
David Gardner #766-7967 (45 days - in 4/23/03)
Jim Parkhurst #766-7966 (45 days - in 4/23/03)
POB 86164, Terminal Annex, Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164.
Catherine Morris (45 days - in 5/1/03)
Joyce Parkhurst (45 days - in 5/1/03)
Martha Scarborough (45 days - in 5/1/03)
c/o Los Angeles Catholic Worker, 632 N. Brittania St., Los Angeles, CA
(Ash Wednesday blockade of intersection at downtown Los Angeles
federal building, 3/5/03)
Joel Kilgour (30 days - in 5/12/03)
St. Louis County Jail, 4334 Haines Road, Duluth, MN 55811.
("Littering" recruiting center with war memorial blockade, 12/20/02)
Laro Nicol #80430008 (awaiting trial)
CADC, POB 6300, Florence, AZ 85232.
(Firearms and exposives charges against anti-war and human rights
activist - self-surrender 3/5/03)
SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS
Edith Balot #91320-020 (3 months - out 7/4/03)
FCI Marianna, 3625 FCI Road, Marianna, FL 32446.
Katherine Bjorkman #91386-020 (3 months - out 7/4/03)
Sr. Kathy Long #91388-020 (3 months - out 7/4/03)
FCI Pekin, POB 7000, Pekin, IL 61555-7000.
Katherine Brown #91343-020 (3 months - out 7/4/03)
Joyce Elwanger #91382-020 (6 months - out 10/5/03)
Michelle (Mimi) Lavalley #91371-020 (3 months - out ??)
FPC Danbury, Pembroke Station Rt. 37, Danbury, CT 06811-0379.
William (Bud) Combs #91402-020 (3 months - out 7/4/03)
FPC Eglin, POB 600, Eglin, FL 32542-7606.
Philip d'Onofrio #91241-020 (3 months - out 7/4/03)
P.O. Box 13900, Seattle, WA 98198-1090.
Dan Fortson #91393-020 (3 months - out 7/3/03)
MDC Los Angeles, 535 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Jessica Carr #91389-020 (3 months - out 7/4/03)
Sr. Caryl Hartjes CSA #91376-020 (3 months - out 7/4/03)
FPC Danbury, 33 1/2 Pembroke Rd., Danbury, CT 06811-3099.
Don Haselfeld #91381-020 (6 months - out 10/5/03)
Beta Quarters, FPC, 3705 W. Farm Rd., Lompoc, CA 93436.
Corbin Streett #91350-020 (3 months - out ??)
Lisa Hughes #91340-020 (6 months - out 10/5/03)
FPC Greenville, POB 6000, Greenville, IL 62246.
Maureen Newman #91398-020 (3 months - out ??)
Rachel Montgomery #913677-020 (6 months - out 10/5/03)
Ann Huntwork #91391-020 (6 months - out 10/5/03)
FPC Dublin, 5775 8th St., Camp Parks, Dublin, CA 94568.
Fr. Jim Hynes #91396-020 (6 months - out 10/5/03)
FCI Three Rivers, POB 4000, Three Rivers, TX 78071.
Carey L. Martin #91401-020 (3 months - out ??)
Federal Medical Center Satellite Camp/FPC, POB 14525, Lexington, KY
Sr. Moira Kenny #91369-020 (6 months - out 10/5/03)
Marilyn White #91329-020 (6 months - out 10/4/03)
FPC Bryan, POB 2149, Bryan, TX 77805-2149.
Sonja Andreas #91328-020 (3 months - out 8/6/03)
Pamela McBride #91359-020 (6 months - out 10/4/03)
FMC Carswell, J Street Building 3000, POB 27066
Fort Worth, TX 76124.
Evalee Mickey #91399-020 (one month - out ??)
Dorothy Pagosa #91387-020 (3 months - out 7/4/03)
FPC Pekin, POB 5000, Pekin, IL 61554-5000.
Judith Kelly #91372-020 (3 months - out ??)
Marie Salupo #91330-020 (3 months - out 7/1/03)
FPC Alderson, POB A, Alderson, WV 24910.
Marvin Warren #93190-020 (3 months - out 7/3/03)
FCI Otisville, POB 1000, Otisville, NY 10963.
William Slattery #91355-020 (6 months - out 8/8/03)
FCI Oxford, POB 1000, Oxford, WI 53952.
Laura Slattery #91364-020 (6 months - out ??)
FPC Dublin, 5775 8th St., Camp Parks, Dublin CA, 94568.
Jason Lydon #91378-020 (6 months - out 8/8/03)
FMC Devons, 42 Patton Rd., Ayer, MA 01432.
Byron Plumley #91377-020 (3 months - out 7/4/03)
FPC Englewood, 9595 West Quincy, Littleton, CO 80123.
J.C. Orton #91331-020 (3 months - out ??)
USP Atwater, POB 019000, Atwater, CA 95301.
Mike Wisniewski #91383-020 (3 months - out 8/8/03)
USP Taft, POB 7001, Taft, CA 93268.
(Trespass at the School of the Americas, Ft. Benning, Georgia -11/02
Ismael Guadalupe Torres #21644-069 (140 days - out 6/10/03)
MDC Guaynabo, POB 2147, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00922-2147.
(Occupying the Navy bombing range on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, 1/03)
US NUCLEAR RESISTERS:
John LaForge (60 days - in 4/25/03)
Jane Hosking (60 days - in 4/25/03)
Dane County Jail, 115 W. Doty St., Madison, WI 53703.
(Trespass at Project ELF nuclear submarine antenna, 5/10/03)
William Streit #03809-052 (six months)
FDC, POB 560, Philadelphia, PA 19105. (in transit to FCI Fort Dix,
POB 7000, Fort Dix, NJ 08640)
Steve Woolford (six months)
Steve Baggarly (six months)
Northern Neck Regional Jail, POB 1090, 3908 Richmond Rd., Warsaw, VA 22572.
(Marking the Pentagon with blood, 12/30/02 - in 3/11/03)
Helen Woodson #03231-045 (18 years)
FMC Carswell, Max Unit, POB 27137, Ft. Worth, TX 76127.
(Silo Pruning Hooks direct disarmament action, 11/13/84)
Leonard Peltier #89637-132 (life)
POB 1000, Leavenworth, KS 66048.
(Native American political prisoner)
About the list...
The list of prisoners has been compiled by the people at the US-based 'Nuclear Resister' magazine, an excellent prisoner solidarity tool which has existed since 1980, providing information on and jail support info. for people imprisoned, updates on ongoing campaigns, and reflections on life behind bars.
The Resister is an ongoing chronicle of hope, and its recent issue documents over 7,500 arrests which have occurred since last fall in relation to the ongoing war against the people of Iraq, the details of people who continue to go to jail resisting the U.S. terrorist training School in Georgia, the story of three nuns facing five to eight years behind bars for an act of disarmament, and more.
More than 7,500 arrests were reported in the U.S. alone during anti-war protests between November, 2002 and mid-April, 2003. The latest edition of the Nuclear Resister newsletter chronicles this slice of recent anti-war activism that included more than 300 actions in at least 115 cities and towns in 35 states. Hundreds of people were jailed from overnight to six months, and updated names and addresses of current prisoners for peace are available from firstname.lastname@example.org and soon at:
Mary La Rosa: The Prisoner of Zion and the Secret of Bassam Abu Sharif
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