Four lots of American news
Urgent ELP! Bulletin (21st of January 2005)
ELP has four lots of American animal rights news for you today.
1) Josh Demmitt sentenced to 30 months imprisonment.
2) Support Fund set up for Rod Coronado.
3) Peter Schnell is free.
4) Support Stephen Marshall & Charles Jordon.
1) A few days ago American Animal Liberation Front activist Joshua Demmitt
appeared in court following his earlier guilty plea to a charge of arson.
The arson charge related to the torching of the animal testing facilities at
Brigham Young University (see 'Spirit of Freedom November 2004' and 'Urgent
ELP! Bulletin 22nd of December 2004' for further details). Following his
appearance in court Josh was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment. However
he has been given until the 15th of February 2005 to surrender himself into
custody. Once he has surrendered into custody, he is likely to be jailed at
Federal Prison Camp Sheridan where eco-defence prisoner Jeremy Rosenbloom is
being held. This FPC has a reputation for providing good vegan food!
However please don't wait until the 15th of Feb 2005 to start sending
letters of support to Josh. He needs your letters of support now!
Please send letters of support to:
c/o Josh Demmitt Support Fund
P.O. Box 3372
Anaheim, CA 92803-3372
2) In "Spirit of Freedom January 2005" we reported that Rod Coronado along
with John Richardson and Matthew Crozier have been charged with conspiracy
to impede or injure an officer following their involvement in a perfectly
non-violent Earth First! sabotage action of a mountain lion hunt. The
action used traditional non-violent hunt sabotage tactics, which included
laying a false scent to confuse the hounds. Initially Rod, Richard & Matt
where charged with disabling a steel-cable snare and entering a federal
enclosure. However because they refused to stop campaigning against the
mountain lion hunts, these more serious charges have been bought about in a
blatant attempt to shut them up.
Please support Rod, Richard & Matt by:
i) Helping raise awareness to the charges against them.
ii) Helping raise money to help them fight these political charges.
iii) By actively getting involved with the protection of the mountain
lions, a cause they have
refused to turn their backs on.
Donations to help them in their court costs should be made out to "Rod
Coronado Legal Defence" and send to:
Rod Coronado Legal Defence
AZ 85706, USA.
Letters of support for the three can also be sent to the same address.
3) ELP is delighted to announce that American animal rights activist Peter
Schnell was let out of prison yesterday, his sentence completely served.
ELP congratulates Pete on this fantastic news and we wish him all the best
for the future.
4) And finally, as mentioned in the January 2005 "Spirit of Freedom", there
are two more American eco-defence prisoners. They are Stephen Marshall &
Charles Jordon who are both accused of allegedly planning to blow up the
machinery of a quarry company which they allegedly claim is polluting a
Stephen & Charles welcome letters of support and therefore we would like to
remind everyone to send letters of support to:
Charles Arthur Jordan IV, 676384
Multnomah County Detention Center
1020 South West 3rd
Portland, OR 97208, USA.
Stephen Marshall, #0415972
Washington County Jail
215 SW Adams Avenue
MS 33, Hillsboro
OR 97123-3874, USA.
Like all the prisoners Stephen & Charles welcome letters of support, but
please remember to include a Self Stamped Addressed Envelope if you'd like a
reply as prisoners do not have access to a lot of money and what limited
funds they do have they have to be very carefully with.
"Prison is a weapon used by the State to crush individuals who step out of
line" (Michael Collins - former Mayday 2000 prisoner)
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