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NYC ABC Update on Daniel McGowan’s Reimprisonment

NYC ABC Update on Daniel McGowan's Reimprisonment

We got word late yesterday that Daniel McGowan was told he wouldn't be issued a pass to go to work the next day. According to his keepers at the halfway house, this denial came at the direction of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). When he followed up, Daniel was told that it wasn't merely a denial of a work pass, but a restriction on all movement. When asked if that meant federal marshals were coming to get him the next day, the halfway house administrators told him they didn't know.

The state, and its for-profit halfway house minions, were clearly in collusion. This is just another way that opacity is used to mindfuck folks left to twist in the wind, not knowing what the future holds.

From our understanding, the reason for his re-imprisonment is directly related to an article Daniel recently wrote for the Huffington Post. An attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights has been to visit Daniel at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Once we know more, we'll pas the information on.

For now, take time to send Daniel a card or letter. Let him know that regardless of how the state treats him, we have his back.

Write to Daniel at:Daniel McGowan #63794-053
MDC Brooklyn
Post Office Box 329002
Brooklyn, New York 11232

Link to the article David wrote 04.Apr.2013 16:29

Damnthe Opressors


Daniel McGowan is an environmental and social justice activist from NYC charged in federal court on counts of arson and conspiracy and given the "terrorism enhancement" for his involvement in two environmentally motivated actions in Oregon in 2001. He is currently serving a 7 year sentence in the Communication Management Unit at USP Marion in Illinois with very limited access to seeing and talking to friends and family. The Department of Justice and FBI have labeled Daniel and his co-defendants among the "number 1 domestic terrorism threat."

June 8th 2009

Arsonist? 04.Apr.2013 19:11


Is he an admitted arsonist? The information online is not very clear. Was he set up or what?

solidarity 04.Apr.2013 22:50


~he worked for our side in the struggle~

@anon 05.Apr.2013 09:46


Here's his story:

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front


re-posting - I was suppose to meet Daniel 05.Apr.2013 12:09

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 link to www.greenisthenewred.com

I was supposed to meet Daniel McGowan for coffee today, and got an email from him last night that his work pass was denied. The revocation of his pass was a surprise, because McGowan has done everything possible to adjust himself to life post-prison, including securing a job at a law firm, and reporting to work and to his halfway house every day on time. However, he expected to be able to go back to work on Friday. Instead, he was taken into custody.

He is now imprisoned at the Metropolitan Detention Center in New York City.

There has been no official word from the Bureau of Prisons about his re-incarceration, and attorneys at the Center for Constitutional Rights are working on this now. But the drastic move comes just days after McGowan wrote about his experiences in a secretive prison unit for domestic terrorists called a Communications Management Unit (CMU), and it fits an on-going pattern of behavior by the Justice Department and Bureau of Prisons attempting to keep this prisons out of the public spotlight.

As background: McGowan was convicted in 2006 for his role in two Earth Liberation Front arsons in opposition to genetic engineering and to the logging of old-growth forests. He was profiled in the Oscar-nominated documentary "If a Tree Falls." McGowan was sentenced to 7 years in prison, and the court applied what's called a "terrorism enhancement."

The terrorism enhancement reclassified McGowan within the Bureau of Prisons, and he was later moved to a CMU. As I have reported extensively, these prison units radically restrict prison communications to the outside world, to levels that meet or exceed some of the most restrictive prison units in the country. In the government's proposal to make these prison units permanent, they were described as facilities for prisoners with "inspirational significance." [For additional information about the CMUs, here is an interview I did with Democracy Now.]

McGowan was released to a halfway house in Brooklyn to serve the last few months of his sentence. After receiving new court documents related to his incarceration, he wrote an article for the Huffington Post this week: "Court Documents Prove I was Sent to Communication Management Units (CMU) for my Political Speech."

Memos authored by Leslie Smith, the Chief of the CMU, reveal that McGowan was targeted his political beliefs. In his writing, McGowan outlined some of the speech that was used to justify his transfer to a domestic terrorist prison:

My attempts to "unite" environmental and animal liberation movements, and to "educate" new members of the movement about errors of the past; my writings about "whether militancy is truly effective in all situations"; a letter I wrote discussing bringing unity to the environmental movement by focusing on global issues; the fact that I was "publishing [my] points of view on the internet in an attempt to act as a spokesperson for the movement"; and the BOP's belief that, through my writing, I have "continued to demonstrate [my] support for anarchist and radical environmental terrorist groups."

If McGowan's incarceration is retaliation for his First Amendment activity, it would fit a pattern of behavior by the Justice Department and Bureau of Prisons to keep these units secretive.

As I reported in my book, journalists are not allowed in the CMUs. I was permitted to visit McGowan in the CMU only as a friend, and McGowan was told that if I asked any questions or reported about the visit he would be punished. The government threatened to retaliate against a prisoner for the First Amendment activity of a reporter.
A Freedom of Information Act request revealed that the Counter-Terrorism Unit has kept files on journalists' lectures, articles, and media interviews about the CMUs.
Examples like this highlight why it should come as no surprise that the Bureau of Prisons would retaliate against McGowan for speaking up about these secretive units. The BOP and the Counter Terrorism Unit have only been able to surveil journalists and make indirect threats: with McGowan, they are able to directly punish him.

It's hard enough to transition from life in prison to a "normal" life back home in New York. It's especially traumatic to then be ripped from that, and put back behind bars. Please consider writing him a letter:

P.O. BOX 329002

POLICE STATE 06.Apr.2013 14:49

mAlice in blunderland *~~~~~~~~````````>>>

Crimes and tactics of the ever more exploitative and oppressively growing/amplified POLICE STATE. The "system" is like a cancer that plagues the Earth.

They (the so-called "global-power-elite") will not stop until ECOCIDE is accomplished— for that, ultimately, is their "mission"... all for "profit" $$$. All at the expense of the planet. $$$
Greed, selfishness and the 'obtaining of vast amounts of money & planetary resources' prioritized first above concerns of planetary well-being and before concerns for the HEALING OF ***ALL OUR HOME** (EARTH). Backwards "War-against-the-Earth-Mentality" will ultimately end up leading towards the planet's demise unless people take a stand and speak out by using their VOICE in opposition to the status quo violence and mass aggression inflicted upon the 'multitude of innocents' throughout the world.

Protecting and defending our 'Home World' is what comes natural... it is a 'no-brainer' really. Unless people are brave and speak out we will continue down the path we are currently on (a path of environmental degradation/ecosystem devastation/deep ecology destruction). More people need to find the courage to see the error of our 'past collective ways' and together in solidarity and resistance we have the power to unite and *Create Real Global Justice and Change Worldwide* for a better future for ALL WORLDWIDE—> no one excluded... *ALL PEOPLE TREATED AS EQUAL AND THEIR LIVES VIEWED AS VALUABLE*. Nobody should be viewed as "inferior". People are not "resources" or "commodities" to be abused, manipulated and plundered from. People's lives are stolen away from them— be it through the corporatized-military-industrial-complex-death-machine— or people's lives stolen away from them as corporations "profiteer" off of *MASS INCARERATION* in the mass corporatized industry known as the Prison Industrialized Complex which is forever filled with countless innocent people. Mostly *People of Color* because the prison industry... just as the war industry, is blatantly racist and is completely without JUSTICE towards those who are viewed with the label as being "different". It is a "business-venture-for-profit" in which discrimination, intolerance and xenophobia is "business-as-usual". In the 'system' as it exists today... 'HATE' is "profitable" and it is CULTivated/propagated (through 'corporatized-indoctriNation-propaganda' many people "buy into" the dogma & lies of the "superiority-complex-myth"— no more "privilege" and "entitlement" issues__> All People are Created Equal Worldwide and should be viewed as such <__). Whether through the man-made creation of multiple wars in 'Faraway Distant Lands' or the man-made creation of the 'War at Home'— *HATE AND DIVISION AMONG PEOPLE IS CREATED TO FUEL THE SYSTEM*—> $$$$$. The entire 'WarSystem' feeds on it like a toxic virus/disease. The 'WarSystem' is toxic, vile, sick, disgraceful and it is completely "a-Bomb-in-Able"__Danger to ALL.

+<>—>>>>>—>>>>> Nobody's lives are "disposable". The value of people's lives must be recognized if we ever wish to create a world of *True Earth Justice*. <<<<<—<<<<<—<>+

Within the 'system' as it exists... regarding the 'institutionalized hate' that it imposes and which is FORCED UPON PEOPLE... it is a 'catch 22'. Hate and immense vitriol and RAGE grows within the masses of the general public because of this shit. This is why people are driven and pushed to the point of smashing things up— out of sheer unbridled frustration at the 'shitstem' that continuously vilifies and scapegoats those who work towards helping heal the planet with the focus on guiding towards true Earth "sustainability" (No More Resource Wars)— those whose efforts/contributions are towards the creation of realistic Earth livability--(questioning and rethinking the current 'mass-over-consumerism-template-paradigm') through actions that are for the benefit of helping the planet HEAL (all the while the so-called "authorities" wrongly and falsely point their finger at them as being the horrible dastardly environmental defending/animal protecting "terrorists") that are out to "destroy the planet" with their CARING WAYS. Just like people who speak out against the destruction of the planet because of 'never ending war'—these hard working peace activists are vilified and scapegoated as being the 'bad guys'. Or people who speak out against WARS BASED ON NEVER ENDING TOXIC LIES (e.g. the 9/11 scam debacle war ruse) that continues to spew toxic waste into the interconnected ecosystems of the Earth (e.g. Depleted Uranium— the gift that keeps on giving FOREVER).

Positive action is done so, by *Shining the Light in Dark Places* and putting the focus on the IMMENSE MURDEROUS HYPOCRISY THAT REIGNS SUPREME. . . the focus should be put on the TRUE TOTALLY CORRUPT VILLAINS FOR "PROFIT" $$$$$—> those whose ACTIONS ARE KILLING THE EARTH (THESE ARE THE *TRUE TERRORISTS*). —>>>No Joke<<<—

Everything is ass-backwards— the good guys always seem to get trampled by the 'shitstem'. The 'shitstem' grinds up and spits out the good guys and rewards, supports and props up the bad guys on a pedestal (so-called "authorities"/a.k.a. villainous so-called "world leaders" a.k.a. the so-called "global-power-elite" who in actuality are the *Destroyers of the Earth*. They do NOTHING to defend & protect the planet. THEY ONLY DESTROY WITH THEIR ENDLESS LIES. THEY ARE THE TRUE CRIMINALS a.k.a. THE *TRUE TERRORISTS OF THE PLANET*.

New CMU article by Daniel McGowan — April 1st 2013 —  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/04/422612.shtml

(seriously... —>>>No Joke<<<—)

Hope things work out for Daniel. He is truly a CARING SOUL and doesn't deserve this shit(stem). None of us do. It stinks beyond words—(the WarSystem smells of 'death & despair' and it is past time it be SMASHED forever so a new and better future can finally be created 'Out of the Ashes of the Past'). *~LOVE IS OUR RESISTANCE~*.

+<3 +<3 +<3 +<3 +<3 +<3 +<3 +<3

Let NATURE be our guide for R/evolution and a brighter future 'FREE FROM WAR' and the ensuing 'CLIMATE CHAOS' which it ultimately forces upon us ALL.

Clean Alternative Renewable Energy IDEAS/Resources are the only way FORWARD. >>>>>>>>  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/02/421957.shtml

INTEGRITY is eVerything.

*~~~~~~~~Dreams Can Become Reality for Eventual Infinite World Peace~~~~~~~~*

Eco Warrior Spiritual Warrior (What the World Needs Now is Love)—  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_jNpTN1v9s&feature=related

My hope for the future is that people will become focused on being more 'Earth-centered' and 'Earth-Connected'.
(It's time to RETHINK and put things into perspective and *See the Big Picture*)— The true Villains of the Earth are the Masters of the WarSystem because they threaten the future of the planet.

>>>Don't Turn a Blind Eye<<< —> See and Respect Mother Earth with Eyes Wide Open <—TRUE EARTH JUSTICE = PEACE INFINITY

>>>*SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER*— for a better future *WORLDWIDE for ALL*<<<

The WarSystem is a crime against Nature and causes "terror" with its deceitfully so-called "evolving", new and ongoing 'programs for war'. War is counter-evolutionary and if it continues *we will all be forced/made to be obsolete*. The "powers that be" globalists... so-called "global-power-elite" are capable of causing (creating) environmental terror on a massive scale >>>ECOCIDE<<< and are the definition of the word "terrorists". Look no further than the planetary havoc and global chaos they created with the 'system' that creates 'never ending war' for the agenda of war profiteering/privatization/militarization/greed/globalization/corporatist fascism $$$$$. Purposefully caused man-made global strife so "war profits" can be made from the ensuing chaos and disaster (war agenda). Never ending man-made global warring in the age of man-made global warming—> no thought/care/remorse/conscience by the so-called "powers that be"/Master Architects of War of the ensuing Climate Change/Climate Chaos which is a direct result of the status quo - war business as usual - ambition of global conquest & domination with no concern for the inevitable resulting mass death of innocent lives (collateral murder-acceptable losses for the War Machine). It all ties into the 'Runaway Train Disaster Capitalism' scenario with the motive of keeping people DISTRACTED and in constant FEAR so they can continue to "gain monetarily" $$$ from war and from the suffering of others. Causing misery and war atrocities is "profitable" for the "Masters of War". Compassion does not "factor in" or exist within the minds of those whose intentions are focused solely on continuing down the blood stained path of "profit driven war", RESULTING *WAR ECONOMY* which we are all mired in, insatiable greed actions towards promoting more war for $$$, rampant uncontrolled hegemony— ***ACTIONS OF IMPERIALISM***. Demand justice for the 'sacrifice of the planet'. The rape/murder of Mother Earth can no longer be ignored or denied and apathy towards the CRIME should no longer be "tolerated". Ignorance is not bliss... it is just dangerous and contributes to putting the life of the planet in peril and dooms countless innocent people around the World to a life of horrible suffering and misery... sentencing them ultimately to death. Killing the planet is a crime and it is up to all of us to demand Earth Justice for the 'rivers of blood' created by the 'masters of war'. In the 'system we are all enslaved by' we are all potential *sacrifices*. Corporatism/Disaster Capitalism is a death sentence in the long run- *Big Picture Scheme of Things*.

"The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice." — Emma Goldman

"(O)ur rulers for more than half a century have made sure that we are never to be told the truth about anything that our government has done to other people, not to mention our own." — Gore Vidal from his 2002 book, "Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace"

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." — Martin Luther King Jr.
"There comes a time when silence is betrayal." — Martin Luther King Jr.

You've Felt It Your Entire Life—  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3j_lyTrtG0

In the end, it's all about respect for Mother Earth. ~~~~~<3

Inspire and Create a Transformation in Reality and Consciousness ~*~ Another World Is Possible.
R/evolution of Consciousness NOW. *Help Create a New Reality* by awakening to the truth of things in ***All Areas of Inquiry***.

*~Solidarity towards eVentual infinite True EARTH JUSTICE and True EARTH EQUALITY is the only thing <<<(((REAL)))>>> that will hopefully lead to moving forward and evolving towards truly sustainable Peace WORLDWIDE FOR ALL~~<3

No Earth Justice <—> No Earth Peace
True Earth Freedom/Liberation Forever!
R/evolution NOW!~!~<3
Enemy of the Police State—> <—FreeThought Freedom
Enemy of the Police State—> <—FreeThought Freedom
=<>>>True Earth Justice Now<<<>=
=<>>>True Earth Justice Now<<<>=
—>>>Protect and Defend Always<<<—
—>>>Protect and Defend Always<<<—