from comrades in Madison who attended:
Notes from the 7/29/08 Rhineland Arraignment, Federal Court, Madison, WI
Before U.S. Magistrate Judge: Stephen Crocker
Marshalls asked all audience members to sit in the second row (not first row). Audience included some of Aaron Ellringer’s coworkers from Eau Claire and a few Madison activists. Read the rest of this entry »
Here is the Rhinelander Indictment of Katherine Christianson, Bryan Rivera, and Aaron Ellringer. It names Daniel McGowan as a currently unindicted coconspirator- the indictment comes out of the Grand Jury he recently refused to cooperate with- as well as known snitch Ian Wallace. Additionally, it refers to other participant individuals “known and unknown to the Grand Jury.”
We have also learned that both Christianson and Ellringer will be arraigned in Madison this Tuesday, July 29, at 10:00 a.m.
Please pass this information on as far and wide as possible.
July 25, 2008
According to an article from today’s “the Olympian,” http://www.theolympian.com/672/story/519575.html, Bryan Rivera, a.k.a Bryan Lefey, a.k.a. “Rat Dog,” was arrested Wednesday on charges relating to a July 2000 Earth Liberation Front action at the U.S. Forest Service Facility in Rhinelander, WI, where genetic research was being conducted on trees.
The charges stem from an unsealed indictment out of the Western District of Michigan, which also names Katherine Christianson as an alleged co-conspirator.
Daniel McGowan is currently being held in civil contempt for refusing to cooperate with a Grand Jury in Wisconsin’s Western District.. For more info on Daniel’s situation, see http://www.supportdaniel.org.
EWOK! is currently looking into this and will release more information as we have it. If you have ANY info, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have been visited, subpoenaed or arrested in relation to the Green Scare, you should call the NLG Green Scare Hotline, 1-888-NLG-ECOL.
Remember: Do NOT talk to law enforcement, whether or not you are facing criminal charges. There is nothing to gain and mountains to lose by doing so. We and many others are available and ready to offer support to all non-cooperating State repression.
-EWOK! (Earth Warriors are OK!), Minneapolis
Join EWOK! and the Twin Cities Branch of the IWW for a showing of the Molly Maguires, a film about Irish-American miners battling exploitation at the hand of the owners through acts of sabotage. This event is a joint benefit, with proceeds being split between Michigan ELF Indictee and Wob Marie Mason, and EWOK!’s rainy day local prisoner support fund.
When: Tuesday, July 22nd, Potluck at 7:00 pm, Movie at 7:30 pm
Where: Waite House, 2529 13th Ave. S., Minneapolis
Cost: $5-$15 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds
Join EWOK! for an afternoon of Ice Cream Socializing, Kids’ Games, and Music, in Powderhorn Park.
Music by Hammer Gang, A Paper Cup Band, ShugE, 4 Legs Good, Anonymous Accordion, and Ilana on Violin. Kids Games may include, but are not limited to, wheelbarrow races, the bean bag toss, pin the bullseye on the UC, and spanging.
When: Saturday, July 26, 2pm till going time
Where: Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis, down the hill from 33rd St. and 10th Ave. S., by the stage
Suggested Donation: $5-15, kids free (brats $20), no one turned away for lack of funds Read the rest of this entry »
Confirming the State’s worst fears about alternative food events, EWOK! (Earth Warriors are OK!) will be hosting Prisoner Letter Writing the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, at Minneapolis Food Not Bombs. FNB is Wednesdays, at 6 or 7ishpm, at Peavey Park on the corner of Chicago and Franklin. EWOK! will provide pens, paper, addresses, envelopes, and we’ll even stamp and send your letter if you want… the first of these events is this Wednesday, July 2nd. See you there!