This press release is forwarded on behalf of Russian activists.
Press release--12th of June 2004
YOU WILL NEVER JAIL ALL OF US!
Anarchist graffiti in the wall of US embassy in Moscow
Yesterday evening a group of anarchists in Moscow wrote "FREE JEFF LUERS!"
with huge letters on the wall of the US Embassy in Moscow. Protesting this
way against imperial "justice", radical activists gave moral support to
their comrade Jeffrey Luers. All participators of the action successfully
escaped, so security of one of the tightest guarded buildings in Moscow
was put in shame.
June marks the beginning of the fifth year of imprisonment for our friend
Jeff "Free" Luers, held captive by the US state. Sentenced to 22 years
and 8 months for burning three ecologically harmful Sport Utility Vehicles
(SUVs) at Romania Chevrolet in Eugene, USA, Jeff has continued to be
active in prison and fight back with his words and inspiration.
Jeff decided to burn three such machines to fight against global climate
change, made by big oil corporations and their allies who govern states.
Vehicles of SUV category release 43% more pollutants causing global
climate change than normal cars. SUV's are marketed for individuals
seeking luxury, their inflated size has no any practical justification.
Jeffrey's sentence is far greater than that faced by many offenders
convicted of violent acts against individuals. For example, in state of
Oregon Manslaughter 1 carries a 10 year sentence; Attempted Murder, only 7
and a half years; Rape 1,8 years four months. Clearly, Jeffrey's sentence
is vastly disproportionate to the crime of burning three vehicles.
Today, supporters of Free are organizing actions in at least 26 cities of
Australia, Brasilia, Canada, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Russia, UK and USA.
WE DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF FREE, WHOSE ACT MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED
AS A CRIME, BUT AS AN ACT AGAINST CORPORATE MADNESS!
Anarchist Black Cross 12th of June 2004
Pictures from the action in Russian Indymedia:
More information about case of Jeffrey Free Luers and global day of action