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Earth/Animal Grand jury Roundup

at least 5 people have publicly stated that they have received subpeonas to a Eugene grand jury. Are there more?
at least 5 people have publicly stated that they have received subpeonas to a Eugene grand jury. Are there more?
1. Activist Jonathan Paul Served with a Grand Jury Subpoena

Yesterday, my husband, Jonathan Paul was served a Grand Jury subpoena to appear on March 16th in Eugene. The FBI appeared at our home in the mountains above Ashland, OR early yesterday afternoon. They were illegally trespassing and trying to look into windows. When I confronted them, they said they were the FBI and wanted to talk to Jonathan. Jonathan was not at home and I told them to leave. They intimidated and harassed and tried to give me Jonathan's subpoena, which I refused. They told me I had to cooperate and I told them to get off my property. I got one of the agent's cards and his name is Gary D. Lorin, out of Bend, OR. The other agent's first name was Paul. Paul had been to our home in Williams five years earlier along with ATF, BLM and Oregon State Police to harass us.

A couple of hours later, they tracked down Jonathan on highway 238 about 50 miles from here. He was in a van returning from work with several other individuals. He saw a BLM law enforcement vehicle followed by the Jeep SUV carrying the same two FBI agents approaching from the opposite direction. The BLM vehicle made a u-turn and turned on his overhead lights and promptly went off the road into a ditch and remained there while the FBI vehicle turned and followed the vehicle Jonathan was riding in. Many miles later, the van had to stop to drop off a couple of the occupants and the FBI opened the door of the van and asked Jonathan if he was "JP". Jonathan replied "who's asking". Agent Lorin flashed his badge and served the subpoena. He started to ask Jonathan a question and Jonathan put his hand up and said "no questions, you know the drill". Jonathan then told the other agent to tell the BLM cop to watch out for ditches, they can be very dangerous.

Jonathan was subpoenaed to another Grand Jury in Spokane in the early 90's. He appeared, refused to testify and spent 6 months in jail. He is not unfamiliar with the process and is prepared to fight the system again.
2., 3.
Two Portland activists, Frank Winbigler and Shannon (Nonny) Urick, were today served with papers ordering them to be a witness for a federal Grand Jury, and were also advised that they are both a target of the Grand Jury's investigation. Nonny and Frank both have a long history of human, animal and environmental activism. The Grand Jury is scheduled for 3/16/05 in Eugene, Oregon.
4. Suzanna Savioe

Before dawn, this morning, two FBI agents from the Eugene office and several state police officers came to Southern Oregon to subpoena Suzanne Savoie, to appear before a federal grand jury on February 16, 2005 in Eugene.

Savoie believes she was under surveillance for a couple days prior to the visit. Agents claimed they were going to visit people all over the country today, trying to intimidate and scare people into talking. They are claiming that Savoie took part in three arsons that took place years ago, the Jefferson Poplar farm on the OR coast, the Superior Lumber Company in Glendale, OR, and Romania car dealership in Eugene.

They told Savoie that if she didn't start giving them information she would take the fall for all the men they said were involved. They said women usually take the fall for men and that she shouldn't let that happen. They showed Savoie four named photos of men who they said were the "bombmakers" and that they wanted her to give information about them. The FBI also used the usual tactics of threatening 60 years in jail to intimidate Savoie.

Most recently Savoie has been doing local community organizing in the Applegate Valley, fighting to stop the Bald Lick timber sale and a long term campaign to preserve Black Mountain on the Siskiyou Crest.

Usually a private person, Savoie nonetheless believes that this is a time for people who have been targeted to tell their stories.

I personally believe that it is important for all who know those targeted to offer the utmost support for them at this time.
5. Another subpoena in Washington
author: Credible Witness
A former activist living in Seattle, Washington has been given a grand jury subpoena as part of the ongoing FBI environmentalist witch hunt.
The former activist who recieved the subpoena does not wish to be named and we are respecting his wishes. He will stand in solidarity with the others arrested and railroaded by the grand jury. The information is being posted to Indymedia only to show the breadth of the investigation.

For more news on this grand jury please visit www.fbiwitchhunt.com - A new anti-Eugene-Grand-Jury site will be launched within the next few weeks. Please stay tuned.

Keep fighting.

homepage: homepage: http://www.fbiwitchhunt.com

6th Person Subpeonaed 10.Dec.2005 09:40

Are there more?

Another Oregon Woman Subpoenaed
from Portland IMC

"I (Jennifer Adrian) was also served a subpoena today, December 7, 2005. I was approached at my workplace by two FBI agents, and was told that many arrests had been made across the country today for animal rights actions. I was also told that many other people were talking, and was pressured to "come clean" for my own good. When I insisted on talking to an attorney, I was issued a subpoena for a Grand Jury set for the same date as the one listed for the other people mentioned here.

I was told I would see all kinds of arrests on the news tonight, but I didn't see anything, so I was looking on the Internet for information and found your site."

About 15 minutes ago FBI agents knocked on the door of a local Seattle animal rights activist. The activist did not answer the door. They have told me they will call with an update if the agents return.

In Arizona an anarchist infoshop called Catalyst was raided and a man named Bill Rogers was arrested allegedly in connection with an arson investigation in Portland. The warrant issued at the Catalyst also had people's names from other states.

Romancing The Left 10.Dec.2005 11:37

Animal Liberation Front

The morbid symptoms appear all of the Grand Jury, but the early Left's existentialist emphasis on self-transformation under the spell of the vegan-anarchist credo of "propaganda of the deed," melded into the aesthetic project of refashioning and expressing the inner self - and I would no doubt have been sceptical of the idea of the jurist as 'legislator for the world'. In short, each was a traitored man of his time - one an optimistic child of the Enlightment, the other a more cautious and sceptical witness of the complexities of last years militia...

Stay Rude !

Yes, there are more. 12.Dec.2005 10:02

Some guy

Darren Thurston was subpoenaed and right now people are trying to verify rumors of another subpoena or possibly even an arrest in Seattle.

Guilty until proven innocent 12.Dec.2005 13:44

Man on the street

They are going after people of concious. If they imprision those who speakout, then they can scare the rest into focusing on self interest. Concur and divide. Remember anything you say will be used against you in a court of law. At this point it isn't about whats right or wrong it's who has the money to buy good enough Attorneys.
The way things are going it won't be long until they do away with the legal system. What is at stake is everyone's freedom and life on this planet.

If You've Been Subpoena'd or Inicted, call us for Help! 12.Dec.2005 15:10

stu sugarman quixote516@yahoo.com

If you've been indicted or subpoeana'd as part of the recent FBI sweep of animal and earth activists, there are people who really want to support you!! Please call or send me an email!


From the family of Chelsea Gerlach 12.Dec.2005 18:29


As many of you may be aware, there will be a hearing tomorrow at the Federal Courthouse for Chelsea Gerlach. This will be a public hearing and all who have the best interests of Chelsea in mind are welcome to attend.
As her family, however, we would like to stress the importance and power of a silent presence. We, and more importantly the judge, will not tolerate anything but the strictest orderly conduct. This is not the time or place for political statements, but for quiet observation. Anything less will only harm Chelsea's chances of release.

Thank you for your ongoing support through these hard times.

Get a reallllllly good lawyer 12.Dec.2005 18:35

no offense intended

We need to get lawyers who are nationally recognized for their talents and their record of victory on this one. Anyone know Gerry Spence?

Dont know him 12.Dec.2005 22:04

but here is his #

Phone # for Gerry Spence IS 307-733-7290

rumor control 12.Dec.2005 23:19

mother of sam

There's a rumor (hopefully wrong) that one arrestee has committed suicide. Please, if you have information to dispel or confirm, post!

good luck to you all 13.Dec.2005 01:24


thanks for your courage and wisdom. you are all the peoples heros.

ELP update 13.Dec.2005 06:19

reposting from a list

Dear friends

ELP has two lots of news for you today:

1) More prison addresses for those arrested earlier in the week
2) Anti-G8 protester arrested in America

1) Yesterday ELP reported that six American environmentalists had been
arrested & remanded accused of a series of direct actions from 1998 to 2001.
Thank you to everyone who has contacted ELP with information about the six.
We can now confirm the prison addresses of four of the defendants.

They are all being held without bail.

Please send urgent letters of support to:

Daniel McGowan #63794-053
Unit ZA
Metropolitan Correctional Center of New York
150 Park Row
New York, NY 10007

Sarah Harvey
Coconino County Jail
951 E Sawmill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Chelsea Gerlach #1308678
Lane County Jail
101 W 5th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

Kevin Tubbs #1213751
Lane County Jail
101 W 5th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

ELP is still trying to find the prison addresses of Stanislas Gregory Meyerhoff. If you have any information about them please do get in contact.

Also ELP supporters may be interested to know that in their latest e-mail bulletin the "Friends of Daniel McGowan" wrote:

>>Please forward this without headers.
>>Please also read this entire email for important information!
>>Prison is a lonely place, and Daniel needs know there is a large
>>community of supporters
>>wishing him well, and waiting for his return. A simple card, letter, or
>>even just a brief note
>>of support means a lot to a prisoner kept from his or her friends and
>>family. Remember
>>that all prison mail is read by the authorities, so think before you
>>write. Mail to prison
>>facilities must always include a return address and the full name of the
>>sender. For now,
>>stick to simple cards and letters without stickers, gel-pens, or a lot of
>>Write to Daniel McGowan at
>>Daniel McGowan #63794-053
>>Unit ZA
>>Metropolitan Correctional Center of New York
>>150 Park Row
>>New York, NY 10007
>>**Don't discuss Daniel's pending case.
>>**Even if you are a lawyer, don't discuss legal information or offer
>>legal advice.
>>**Don't discuss any illegal activity.
>>**Be Smart - remember ALL mail is read by prison officials.
>>For more information on writing to prisoners visit:
>> http://www.nocompromise.org/resources/23writing_prisoners.html
>>For more information about Daniel or about writing to prisoners email
>> FriendsofDanielMcG@yahoo.com

2) An American activist, Jonathan Philip Robert, indicted last year on
charges of making a bomb threat to a hotel hosting the G8 meeting at Sea
Island, GA, USA, was arrested on the 20th of November 2005. He is facing
serious federal charges under the indictment, although at this stage it is
not clear what those charges are (but one would imagine making a bomb threat
might be in there somewhere!).

As far as ELP is aware Jonathan does not have a support network and he is in
need of funds for writing letters and other supplies. His case has received
very little attention in the activist/prisoner support community, therefore
please help raise general awareness about Jonathan's case and also send
urgent letters of support to:

Jonathan Philip Robert
Muscogee Country Jail, Dorm 437
700 10th St
Columbus GA 31901

Darren Thurston arrested & Bill Rodgers prison address
(12th December 2005)

Dear friends

ELP has two lots of news for you today:

1) Canadian activist, Darren Thurston, arrested in America
2) We now have Bill Rodgers address

1) ELP has just learnt that former Canadian ALF prisoner, Darren Thurston,
was arrested on Wednesday, in America. The following news item was spotted
on portland.indymedia about Darren.

Former ALF prisoner Darren Thurston was arrested last Wednesday and is
currently being held in an INS detention center in Tacoma. His extradition
is based on his conviction for raiding a Lab in 1992. He was also
subpoenaed to the Eugene grand jury for Feb. 16th, 2006.
No word yet on how a subpoena can be served or enforced upon a Canadian
citizen, but these are awfully strange times we are living in. Darren has
been told, as most of the other recipients of the recent subpoenas, that he
is a target of the investigation.

Darren can be written to at:

Darren Thurston
1623 East J Street, Suite 5
Tacoma, Washington 98421, USA

ELP encourages everyone to write to Darren. He is a well known, dedicated,
activist who deserves all the support we can give him.

2) Also, as everyone knows, last week six American were arrested in raids
across the United States accused of a series of ELF & ALF actions. ELP is
eternally grateful to everyone who is sending us information about these
raids/arrests and we can now confirm the address of another defendant Bill
Rodgers. Please send urgent letters of support to:

William Rodgers
Coconino County Jail
951 E Sawmill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA

ELP now has the addresses of five of the six defendants. However we are
still seeking the prison address of Stanislas Gregory Meyerhoff. If anyone
knows his where abouts please do get in contact with ELP urgently.

Thank you.

"Prison is a weapon used by the State to crush individuals who step out of
line" (Michael Collins - former Mayday 2000 prisoner)

Support All Animal & Earth Liberation Prisoners

Earth Liberation Prisoners Support Network
BM Box 2407, London, WC1N 3XX, England
E-Mail <  ELP4321@hotmail.com >
< www.spiritoffreedom.org.uk >

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E-Mail <  elp_bel@hotmail.com >

Italian Earth Liberation Prisoners Support Network
E-Mail <  italianelp@yahoo.com >
< www.italianelp.net >

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E-Mail <  naelpsn@mutualaid.org >
< New Site Coming Soon >

Turkey Earth Liberation Prisoners Support Network
E-Mail <  yesilansari@yahoo.com >
< www.geocities.com/yesilanarsi/elp.htm >

Stop Spreading Rumours 13.Dec.2005 09:35

A supporter

Can people please stop spreading rumours about other arrests, suicides etc? For those of us supporting people on the inside and also facing grand jury this is very stressful for us. If you hear something, confirm it first before posting it to Indymedia. This is really not an appropriate place to make guesses as to what is going on.

Stan Meyerhoff is still detained. (in Eugene) 13.Dec.2005 18:28


Verified - Stanislav Meyerhoff is NOT Released on bail.

PLEASE NOTE 14.Dec.2005 12:26

Be Smart

This is from a posting on NYC indymedia

UPDATE: Bail has been denied in the case of Daniel McGowan, and each of the other arrestees around the country. McGowan will be held pending his extradition to Eugene, Ore. and his arraignment.

According to spectators at Friday's hearing, prosecutors read through posts on the NYC Indymedia newswire (including this article) and mentioned them as part of the bail hearing. They made mention of other electronic communications on Thursday, and undoubtedly their attentions are ranging far and wide.

Please refrain from speculation and innuendo on Indymedia posts related to this case.

Contact chelsea's lawyer 16.Dec.2005 17:23

Paul Brown chelsea_lawyer@fd.org

I am an investigator with the Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon. Our office represents Chelsea Gerlach. Please contact me directly and confidentially at  chelsea_lawyer@fd.org if you have any information that may assist Chelsea's defense. Please do not respond on this website, but to me directly at  chelsea_lawyer@fd.org.

Paul Brown