SUPPORT MARIE MASON
Saturday July 17th, 7pm
Red and Black Café
400 SE 12th St. @ Oak St. Portland, OR
Members of Marie Mason's support campaign will be in Portland, Oregon to talk about her case, and the Green Scare in general.
Mason is serving almost 22 years for two acts of environmentally-motivated property destruction in which no one was harmed. This is the longest current sentence of any of the Green Scare prisoners. (The Green Scare is the name given to the recent prosecution of eco-saboteurs and animal liberation activists, whom the government has labeled as "terrorists" and sought huge sentences.) Mason was turned in by her then-husband, Frank Ambrose, who had secretly spied on activists for years and then filed for divorce the day she was arrested. Mason eventually plead guilty to 14 actions; 13 were claimed by the Earth Liberation Front and one by the Animal Liberation Front. At her sentencing, the judge said she had "violated the marketplace of ideas" and gave her an even longer sentence than the prosecution had asked for (15-20 years). Mason has been a labor and environmental activist for decades, working with groups like the IWW and Earth First!, and periodicals like 'Fifth Estate'.
This talk will also explain the legal origins of the Green Scare; how the "terrorism enhancement" is used specifically to punish environmental and animal rights activists; and what you can do to support Mason and the other prisoners.
Brought to you by Support Marie Mason, Team Colors and other friends.