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North American

Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War

Anarchist & Anti-Authoritarian:

Jerome W. Bey #37479, SCCC, (5-D-256), 255 West Highway 32, Licking, MO 65102. Anarchist social prisoner and founder of the Missouri Prison Labor Union (MPLU).

Bill Dunne #10916-086, Box 019001, Atwater, CA 95301. Anti-authoritarian activist sentenced to 90 years for the attempted liberation of a prisoner in 1979.

Larry Giddings #10917-086, Box 1000, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Anti-authoritarian activist sentenced to 90 years for the attempted liberation of a prisoner in 1979.

Matthew Lamont #T90251, D3-140, 44750 W. 60th Street, Lancaster, CA 93536. Anarchist revolutionist serving 3+ years for allegedly planning an attack on neo-Nazis.

Robert Thaxton #12112716, 4005 Aumsville Hwy, Salem, OR 97301. Long-time anarchist activist sentenced to seven years in prison for throwing a rock at a cop in self-defense at a June 18, 1999 Reclaim the Streets protest in Eugene.

Harold Thompson #93992, Northwest Correctional Complex, Route 1, Box 660, Tiptonville, TN 38079. Serving multiple life sentences for clandestine resistance.

Animal Liberation & Eco-Defense:

Tre Arrow c/o Rudy Kischer, Embarkation Law Group, 609 W. Hastings St., 6th Floor, Vancouver, BC, V6B4W4, Canada. Environmental activist accused of involvement in arson on logging trucks and on vehicles owned by a sand & gravel company.

Angela M Cesario, #66522-065, Federal Prison Camp Dublin, 5675 8th St. Camp Parks, Dublin CA 94568. Serving 41 months for an arson attack on logging trucks at the Eagle Creek logging site.

William Cottrell #29526112, Metropolitan Detention Center, PO Box 1500, Los Angeles, CA 90053. Environmental activist accused of involvement in a series of Earth Liberation Front actions that saw the damaging and destruction of approximately 125 SUVs.

Jeffrey Luers (Free) #13797671, OSP, 2605 State Street, Salem, OR 97310. Serving a 22+ year sentence for setting fire to Sports Utility Vehicles to protest the destruction of the environment. He has been made an example of by the criminal injustice system and he urgently needs your support.

Craig Marshall (Critter) #13797662, SRCI, 777 Stanton Blvd, Ontario, OR 97914. Serving a five-year sentence for setting fire to SUVs to protest the destruction of the environment.

Fran Thompson #93341, 1107 Recharge Rd., York, NE 68467. Longtime eco-activist serving a Life sentence for shooting dead, in self-defense, a stalker who had broken into her home.

John Wade #38548-083, FCI Petersburg Low, PO Box 1000, Petersburg, VA 23804, USA. Serving 37 months for a series of ELF actions against a number of targets including McDonalds & Burger King; urban sprawl; the construction industry; and an SUV dealership.

Helen Woodson #03231-045, FMC Carswell, PO Box 27137, Admin Max Unit, Fort Worth, TX 76127. Serving 27 years for robbing a bank and then setting the money on fire while reading out a statement denouncing greed, capitalism and the destruction of the environment.

Anti-Imperialist & Anti-Capitalist:

Marilyn Buck #00482-285, Unit B, 5701 8th Street, Camp Parks, Dublin, CA 94568. Serving 50 years to life for actions taken after she escaped prison herself including an armed robbery of a Brink's armored truck and the liberation of Assata Shakur from prison.

Judy Clark Former Weather Underground activist serving time for being a passenger in a get-away van during the 1981 Brinks expropriation attempt in New York. Despite her work with incarcerated mothers and AIDS victims, she is still being denied early release by the authorities. She doesn’t want her address distributed publicly.

Ana Lucia Gelabert #384484, 1401 State School Rd. - GV Unit, Gatesville, TX 76599. Cuban-American socialist political prisoner imprisoned since 1984.

David Gilbert #83A6158, Box 51, Attica C.F., Attica NY 14011-0149. Serving time for clandestine actions against imperialism and capitalism.

William Gilday PO Box 1218, MCI Shirley, Shirley, MA 01464-1218. Jailed for the shooting of a cop during a 1970 bank expropriation intended to fund the movement against the Vietnam War.

William Taylor Harris #T-82151, CSP Solano #8-126U, PO Box 400, Vacaville, CA 95696-4000. Serving 20+ years for clandestine actions related to the (now long defunct) Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). Him & other former SLA associates were recently captured by authorities and are being persecuted for crimes they supposedly committed decades ago.

Alvaro Luna Hernandez #255735, Hughes Unit, Rt. 2, Box 4400, Gatesville, TX 76597. Chicano-Mexican freedom-fighter serving time for a frame-up to stop his effective organizing in the Barrios.

Yu Kikumura #090008-050, PO Box 8500 ADX, Florence, CO 81226. Alleged member of the Japanese Red Army.

James William Kilgore #09879000, USP Lompoc, 3901 Klein Blvd., Lompoc, CA 93436. Serving 20+ years for clandestine actions related to the (now long defunct) Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). Him & other former SLA associates were recently captured by authorities and are being persecuted for crimes they supposedly committed decades ago.

Sara Olson #W94197, 506-27-1 Low, CCWF, PO Box 1508, Chowchilla, CA 93610-1508. Serving 20+ years for clandestine actions related to the (now long defunct) Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). Her & other former SLA associates were recently captured by authorities and are being persecuted for crimes they supposedly committed decades ago.

Tsutomo Shirosaki #20924-016, USP, PO Box 26030, Beaumont, TX 77720-6030. Serving time for his involvement with the clandestine Japanese Red Army.

Black Liberation:

Most of the following prisoners are serving time for "crimes" in the name of black liberation. Many of them are former members of either the Black Liberation Army (BLA), or the Black Panther Party (BPP), or both. They are either in prison for their clandestine actions against the state and reactionary or repressive forces, or because they have been framed by the authorities.

Sundiata Acoli #39794-066, PO Box 3000, USP Allenwood, White Deer, PA 17887, USP Allenwood. BLA POW.

Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin #EF492521, Georgia State Prison, 100 Georgia Hwy 147 - Reidsville, GA 30499-9701. Former Black Panther and community activist being framed for the murder of a cop. Jamil is formerly known as H. Rap Brown.

Zolo Agona Azania #4969, Indiana State Prison, PO Box 41, Michigan City, IN 46361-0041. Community activist being framed for murdering a cop.

Herman Bell #79C0262, Box 2001, Clinton Correctional Facility, Dannamora, NY 12929. Former Black-Panther who is accused of participating in illegal underground activities. He has been in jail for 22 years, which makes him one of the oldest political prisoners in the U.S.

Hanif Shabazz Bey (Beaumont Gereau) #295933, Wallens Ridge State Prison, PO Box 759, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219. Imprisoned for actions carried out against US colonialism in the Virgin Islands.

Joseph Bowen #AM-4272, 1 Kelley Drive, Coal Township, PA 17866-1021. Former BLA combatant.

Marshall Edward Conway #116469, Box 534, Jessup, MD 20794. Maintains his innocence of a police murder in 1970. He asserts that he is one of many political prisoners in the USA as a result of FBI's war against the BPP.

Bashir Hameed (J. York) #82A6313, Box AG, Fallsburg, NY 12733. Former BPP & BLA member serving time for his involvement in actions resulting in the death of a cop.

Robert Seth Hayes #74-A-2280, Clinton Correctional Facility, PO Box 2000 Dannemora, NY 12929. Captured and convicted in 1973 under a host of charges, attributed to membership in the BLA.

Sekou Kambui (William Turk) #113058, Box 56 SCC (B1-21), Elmore, AL 36025-0056. Former BPP & BLA member being framed for the murders of a Klan member and a wealthy merchant.

Mumia Abu-Jamal #AM8335, SCI Greene, 1040 East R. Furman Highway, Waynesburg, PA 15370-8090. Framed for the murder of a pig. He was recently taken off death row and is waiting for re-sentencing.

Veronza Bowers Jr. #35316-136, Box 819, Coleman, FL 33521-0819, FCI Coleman (Med). Former BPP member falsely accused of killing a cop.

Mondo We Langa (David Rice) #27768, Box 2500, Lincoln, NE, 68542-2500. Former BPP member falsely accused of killing a cop.

Ojore N. Lutalo #59860, PO 861, SBI #0000901548, Trenton, NJ 08625. Anarchist and black liberation soldier serving time for revolutionary clandestine activities.

Abdul Majid (Anthony Laborde) #83A0483, Drawer B, Green Haven Correctional Facility, Stormville, NY 12582-0010. Former BPP member serving time for a crime he did not commit. Another victim of the COINTELPRO wars against the BPP.

Ruchell Cinque McGee #A-92051, PO Box 7500, SHU-2-C-233, Crescent City, CA 95531. Serving time for a courthouse action to free incarcerated black liberationists.

Jalil Muntaqim (Anthony Bottom) #77A4283, Box 618, 135 State St., Auburn Correctional Facility, Auburn, NY 13024. Former Black-Panther who is accused of participating in illegal underground activities. He has been in jail for 22 years, which makes him one of the oldest political prisoners in the U.S.

Sekou Odinga #05228-054, Box 1000, Marion, IL 62959. Former BLA sentenced to 25-to-Life for shooting a cop in self-defense, and also an additional 20 years for the liberation of comrade Assata Shakur and the expropriation of an armored truck.

Hugo Pinell #A88401, PO Box 7500, SHU D8216, Crescent City, CA 95531-7500. Serving time for a courthouse action to free incarcerated black liberation activists, including Jonathan Jackson, brother of George Jackson.

Ed Poindexter #110403, 7525 4th Ave, Lino Lake, MN 55014-1099, Minnesota. Correctional Facility. Former BPP member falsely accused of killing a cop.

Kojo Bomani Sababu (Grailing Brown) #39384-066, 3906 Klein Blvd, Lompoc, CA 93436. Co-defendant of Ojore Lutalo. Serving time for revolutionary clandestine activities.

Kamau Sadiki [address unknown] Former BLA member convicted for allegedly killing a cop.

Mutulu Shakur #83205-012, Box PMB, Atlanta, GA 30315. Sentenced to 60 years imprisonment for an alleged conspiracy by the BLA & the New Afrikan Freedom Fighters against the U.S. government.

Russel Maroon Shoats #AF-3855, 175 Progress Dr., Waynesburg, PA 15370. BLA POW.

Tayari Uhuru [address unknown] One of two remaining members of the "Smyrna Five" (S-5), a group of radical Blacks that attacked the prison authority following the murder of George Jackson.

Herman Wallace #76759, CCR Upper C Cell 1, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, LA 70712. Former BPP member and one of the infamous "Angola Three".

Gary Watson #098990, Unit SHU17, Delaware Correctional Center, 1181 Paddock Rd., Smyrna, DE 19977. The one & only remaining member of the "Smyrna Five" (S-5), a group of radical Blacks that attacked the prison authority following the murder of George Jackson.

Albert Woodfox #72148, CCR Upper B Cell 13, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, LA 70712. Former BPP member and one of the infamous "Angola Three".

Cuban Five:

The Cuban Five are five Cuban civilians who were actively trying to stop the ultra-right terrorist groups in Miami from carrying out violent actions against the Cuban populace. They were framed up in a political witch-hunt and railroaded by the U.S. in a seven-month trial in Miami, where it was impossible for them to have an impartial and fair trial.

Ruben Campa #58733-004, Box 1000, Oxford WI 53952-0505 F.C.I. Oxford.

Rene Gonzalez #58738-004, Box 725, Edgefield, SC 29824 F.C.I. Edgefield.

Antonio Guerrero #58741-004, USP Florence, PO Box 7500, Florence CO 81226.

Gerardo Hernandez #58739-004, 3901 Klein Blvd., Lompoc, CA 93436 U.S. Penitentiary-Lompoc.

Luis Medina #58734-004, Box 26030, Beaumont TX 77720-6035 U.S.P. Beaumont.

Native American & Land Rights:

Byron Shane Chubbuck #07909051, US Penitentiary, PO Box 1000, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Indigenous rights activist serving time for robbing banks in order to acquire funds to support the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, Mexico.

Eddie Hatcher #0173499, Unit #2, Pasquotank Correctional Institute, 527 Commerce Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 27906. Longtime Native American freedom-fighter being framed for a murder he did not commit.

Leonard Peltier #89637-132, PO Box 1000, Leavenworth, KS 66048. American Indian Movement (AIM) activist, serving two Life sentences, having been framed for the murder of two FBI agents.

Luis V. Rodríguez #C33000, PO Box 7500, Crescent City, CA 95532-7500. Apache/Chicano social justice activist being framed for the murder of two cops.

Tewahnee Sahme #11186353, EOCI, 2500 Westgate, Pendleton, OR 97801. Native rights activist serving additional time for his involvement in a prison insurgency.

David Scalera (Looks Away) #13405480, EOCI, 2500 Westgate, Pendleton, OR 97801. Native rights activist serving additional time for his involvement in a prison insurgency.

MOVE Prisoners:

MOVE is a radical, ecological movement that has been attacked by the Philadelphia Police since its inception. Nine members were convicted and sent to prison for life following a 1978 siege at their house in which one cop was killed by another cop. One of those nine, Merle Africa, died in prison after not being treated for a health issue.

Debbie Simms Africa #006307, Janet Holloway Africa #006308, Janine Philips Africa #006309, 451 Fullerton Ave, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238.

Michael Davis Africa #AM4973, Charles Simms Africa AM4975, Box 244, Grateford, PA 19426-0244 SCI Grateford.

Edward Goodman Africa #AM4974, Box 200, Camp Hill, PA 17011-0200 SCI Camp Hill.

William Philips Africa #AM4984, Delbert Orr Africa AM4985, Drawer K, Dallas, PA 18612 SCI Dallas.

Ploughshares:

Ploughshares is an international movement which uses accountable non-violent direct action to disarm weapons of mass destruction.

Sister Carol Gilbert #10856-039, FPC Alderson RI, Box A, Alderson, WU 24910. Ploughshares activist serving 33 months for an anti-nuke action.

Sister Jackie Hudson #08808-039, FPC Victorville, PO Box 5100, Adelanto, CA 92301. Ploughshares activist serving 30 months for an anti-nuke action.

Sister Ardeth Platte #10857-039, FPC Danbury, Route 37, Danbury, CT 06818. Ploughshares activist serving 41 months for an anti-nuke action.

Puerto Rican Liberation:

The colonial reality of Puerto Rico has created a national liberation struggle that has produced many independence freedom fighters and pro-independence organizations; that have been actively educating, organizing, and mobilizing the Puerto Rican community against US colonialism. The nature of anti-colonial struggles often gives birth to clandestine revolutionary organizations, which engage in armed struggle against the colonial powers. The Puerto Rican political prisoners were apart of two of these clandestine organizations: Las Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional (FALN) and Los Macheteros. Their arrests and subsequent imprisonment correspond to a planned effort by the FBI to destroy their organizations and repress their activities.

Haydee Beltran #88462-024, SCI Tallahassee, 501 Capital Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32031. Puerto Rican political prisoner of the struggle against US imperialism.

Oscar Lopez Rivera #87651-025, Box 33, Terre Haute, IN 47808. Puerto Rican activist arrested in 1981 and sentenced to 55 years for seditious conspiracy. In 1988 he was given an additional 15 years for conspiracy to escape.

Carlos Alberto Torres #88976-024, PO Box 1000, Oxford, WI 53952.

United Freedom Front (UFF):

The following four individuals are serving huge sentences for their role in actions carried out by the (UFF) in the 1980's. The UFF carried out solidarity bombings against the US government on a variety of issues. All of these individuals are excellent people to write to and will answer letters.

Jaan Karl Laaman #W41514, Box 100, South Walpole, MA 0207.

Thomas Manning #10372-016, Box 4000, Springfield, MO 65801.

Richard Williams #10377-016, 3901 Klein Blvd., Lompoc, CA 93436.

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Urgent ELP! Bulletin (22nd of August 2004)

Dear friends

Following on from last nights Urgent Information Request, ELP now has the

prison details of the second Il Silvestre defendant who has been remanded

into custody.

Please send urgent letters of support to:

William Frediani

Carcere Don Bosco

Via Don Bosco 43

56100 Pisa

ITALY

Also ELP has learnt that Alessio Perondi is now also at Carcere Don Bosco so

letters to Alessio should now be addressed to:

Alessio Perondi

Carcere Don Bosco

Via Don Bosco 43

56100 Pisa

ITALY

A full update on the Il Silvestre situation will appear in the September

issue of Spirit of Freedom, due out soon! In the meantime, please defend

free speech and support the Il Silvestre defendants by sending letters of

support to William and Alessio.

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Spirit of Freedom

(September 2004)

Produced by

EARTH LIBERATION PRISONERS SUPPORT NETWORK

"I survive because of the mail I get."

(Billy Cottrell, Earth Liberation remand prisoner)

Welcome to the September 2004 edition of Spirit of Freedom. As ELP goes to

print we await with concern the start of the trial of Billy Cottrell, an

American environmentalist accused of involvement with a series of ELF

arsons. As reported below under the heading "Political Threats" Billy is

being threatened with Life imprisonment without the possibility of parole if

he doesn't start cooperating with the authorities. ELP does not believe

anyone should face Life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, and

especially not someone who has never harmed or injured anyone in his life.

ELP cannot over emphasise how important it is that people around the world

appose this political show trial, which is about to take place in America.

We must support Billy and stop the injustice, which is being served upon

him. Please, no matter where you are in the world, support Billy and all

the other eco-prisoners! Lets not allow Billy to be crushed - No compromise

in defence of Mother Earth!

COURT REPORTS & LEGAL UPDATES

POLITICAL THREATS

In July 2004 it was announced that a series of new charges have been laid

against American eco-activist Billy Cottrell. The new charges all relate to

the alleged use of Molotov Cocktails to burn some SUVs: Or as the FBI put

it, the use of a destructive device during a violent crime (924c). Because

of these new charges the Prosecution is now threatening Billy with "life

imprisonment without the possibility of parole" if convicted on all the

charges unless he starts cooperating with the authorities.

These new charges are a blatant attempt by the authorities to try

and blackmail Billy into cooperating with them. Even if Billy were guilty

(which he is not) the threat of 'Life imprisonment without the possibility

of parole' far exceeds the seriousness of the crimes he is accused of.

ELP urges everyone to do everything they can to support Billy and to help

raise awareness to the political nature of his trial. We must not let the

State crush Billy and bury him with life imprisonment. Please do everything

you can to help.

For more info on Billy please contact Free Billy Defence & Support

Network, PO Box 3372, Anaheim, CA 92803-3372, USA. E-Mail

freebillycottrell@yahoo.com Or visit the website www.freebillycottrell.org

POLICE RAIDS IN ITALY

At the end of July 2004, there were a number of raids across Italy as the

police investigated a letter bombing campaign that was claimed by an Italian

anarchist group. However the raids appear to have been just as much about

harassing known activists as any serious attempt to investigate the letter

bombs. As a result of these raids four people have been remanded into

custody.

One of the four is Sergio Maria Stefani, who was under house arrest

for alleged participation in a series of animal rights actions that included

allegedly leaving an incendiary device outside a butchers shop.

Now despite the fact animal rights incendiary devices look nothing

like letter bombs. Nor do they explode or do anything other than produce a

small flame, the Italian police are trying to link Sergio into a conspiracy

to carryout a letter bombing campaign. (This is a common tactic of the

Italian police to take out political opposition).

Supporters of Sergio said "This is a very dangerous case, since

letter bombs and bombs are taken seriously and the police want to find

someone to incriminate [for the bombs], guilty or not."

The other three people arrested in this case are Marco Ferruzzi, Simone del

Moro and David Santini. They are listed as "Other Political Prisoners".

MORE IL SILVESTRE RAIDS

On 30/07/04 three more people linked to the Italian eco-anarchist group "Il

Silvestre" were arrested and 10 houses raided.

Two of the three have been accused of preparing & using firebombs.

The third has been accused of conspiracy. Initially all three were placed

under house arrest, but after a week William Frediani was remanded into

custody. The day after William was remanded his co-defendant, Francesco,

escaped from his house arrest and is now "on the run".

There are now five Il Silvestre defendants under house arrest, one

person on the run and two people, Alessio Perondi & William Frediani, on

remand.

All of these arrests have occurred following a police investigation

into the activities of on an armed group called Revolutionary Offence Cells

(COR). Most COR actions have been against the ruling right-wing party and

include such things as torched cars, damaged house doors, etc.

COR have always stated they are a communist group, but the police have said

they believe COR to be anarchists. Il Silvestre became a target for the

police after they published a COR press release.

In response to the police raids against Il Silvestre, COR has

contacted the Italian newspaper, La Nazione, saying there is no connection

between them and Il Silvestre. For more info contact Il Silvestre, via del

Cuore 1, 56127 Pisa, Italy.

TRAITORS JAILED

In Spirit of Freedom July 04 we reported the excellent news that American

eco-activist Connor Cash was found 'Not Guilty' of any involvement in a

series of ELF arsons.

The reason Connor was on trial was because 3 men, Mashkow III,

McIntyre and Rammelkamp, who had each admitted their roles in the arsons,

had named Connor as instigating and being involved with the fires.

ELP does not support informants and therefore we will not be

supporting these three. But people might like to know that despite their

lies, these three have not escaped jail.

In July '04, George Mashkow III, the original traitor in this case &

the worlds first ever ELF informant, was jailed for 366 days.

A few days later Jared McIntyre was jailed for 3½ years. Just

before his sentencing McIntyre, who was on remand at the time, was attacked

by another prisoner and was beaten so badly he was in a wheelchair for a

week.

ELP does not know what sentence third traitor Matthew Rammelkamp has

been given. If anyone knows, please let us know.

FBI HARRASS AUSTRALIAN TOURIST

In August 04, an Australian radio broadcaster & human rights activist, who

happens to be blind, contacted ELP with details of an experience she had

whilst visiting America.

In June 04 she flew to California, USA, to visit friends. Days

after her arrival, she heard, that a young man's home had been raided by 20

FBI agents who questioned him closely about his activist activities and then

proceeded to make arrangements to have him go before the Grand Jury. It was

alleged that the man was involved in the burning down of an apartment

complex in California.

The journalist tried to contact this man to do media coverage, but

was told that he was so traumatised by the event that he could not appear on

radio.

Having made her request to interview this young man, the journalist

herself became an FBI target.

On 19/07/04, the journalist made preparations to leave California.

Upon arriving at the airport, she had an eerie feeling. She had a sense of

fear and knew something was going to occur. This feeling proved accurate

when she attempted to board her plane and was stopped by a customs officer.

He took her passport and questioned its validity. Then 4 FBI agents

appeared.

The FBI questioned the journalist closely about her activist

activities over in Australia, asking if she was involved with any Anarchist

groups in Australia?

They asked if she was involved with the Earth Liberation Front?

They also asked her about a number of people suspected of being ELF

activists. She didn't know any of the people named.

Her belongings were searched. However all they found was a white cane, a

studded belt, punk music, and a heap of brail books. They said that they

were searching her bags for bombs.

She explained to them that this was harassment, and that it was ridiculous

that they were asking her these questions. However they tried to link her

with the burning down of the apartment complex in California.

Then they said that she should encourage others to come forward and

"tell the truth". She was interrogated for at least 15 minutes, after which

they let her go. However despite letting her go the FBI followed her around

the area and waited around until she left the airport.

The FBI agents informed her that such interviews are part of the

preventative work the agency has focused on, following the September 11

terrorist attacks.

USA-SHAC SEVEN

Earlier this year seven American animal rights activists, linked to the

international campaign 'Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty" (SHAC), where

indicted under the controversial Federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.

The SHAC 7 are alleged to have run a website that reported on &

expressed support for protest activity against Huntingdon Life Sciences

(HLS) and its business affiliates. This included alleged support for ALF

style actions. For their alleged support for direct action the seven are

charged with "terrorism" offences and risk years of imprisonment.

As ELP supporters are aware, the SHAC 7 are the latest in a long

list of activists, around the world, who have been targeted for merely

reporting direct action news. As an international movement we must stand up

for free speech and support those who face police repression for merely

reporting the news.

For more information contact The SHAC 7, c/o NJARA, PO Box 174,

Englishtown, NJ 07726, USA. Or see the website www.shac7.com

BRITISH COURT OF APPEAL NEWS

In July 04 British Animal Rights prisoners, Paul Le Boutillier and Paul

Holliday had their sentences reduced, by the Court of Appeal, after it was

ruled their original sentences were excessive. Both men were convicted of

making thousands of phone calls to animal abusers. Paul Le Boutillier's

calls were of an abusive and threatening nature. Paul Holliday's calls were

mainly silent. Paul Le Boutillier had his sentence reduced to 30 months.

Paul Holliday had his sentence halved to 9 months and he was released

shortly afterwards.

NEWS FROM BELARUS

Belarus scientist, Youri Bandzhevsky, who was jailed for treason after

revealing the true extent of the nuclear radiation around Chernobyl, has

been released to a half-way house. He is expected to be there until

December 04 when he will be Paroled.

NEWS REQUESTS

ELP has heard about a number of arrests in America, but we have little

information. Does anyone know about the arrests, in June 04, of Reclaim the

Commons activists who were blocking a road outside a Biotech conference?

Also ELP has heard that in August 04 activists from Orange County

Earth First! were arrested for alleged trespass & $50,000 criminal damage.

Some of the activists may still be on remand. Does anyone have any more

details including any prison addresses?

ECO-DEFENCE PRISONERS

Tre Arrow, c/o Rudy Kischer, Embarkation Law Group, 609 W. Hastings St., 6th

Floor, Vancouver, BC, V6B4W4, Canada. On remand accused of involvement with

an arson on logging trucks and an arson on vehicles owned by a sand & gravel

company. Both arsons occurred in the USA.

Dr. Yurl Bandazhevsky, Valiuk for Bandazhevsky Y.I., 231318 Grodnenskaya

oblast, Lidski raion, PESKOVTSY ul. Oktiabrskaya, 2, Belarus. Serving 8

years for treason after revealing the true extent of the nuclear radiation

around Chernobyl.

Marco Camenisch, Postfach 3143, CH-8105 Regensdorf, Switzerland. Serving 27

years. Ten years for using explosives to destroy electricity pylons leading

from nuclear power stations. Seventeen years for the murder of a Swiss

Boarder Guard whilst on the run. In '02 Marco completed a 12-year sentence

in Italy for destroying electricity pylons in Italy.

Angela M Cesario, 66522-065, Federal Prison Camp Dublin, 5675 8th St. Camp

Parks, Dublin CA 94568, USA. Serving 41 months for an arson attack on

logging trucks at the Eagle Creek logging site.

William Cottrell, #29526112, Metropolitan Detention Center, PO Box 1500, Los

Angeles, CA 90053, USA. On remand accused of involvement in a series of ELF

actions that saw the damaging and destruction of approximately 125 SUVs.

Ibai Ederra, Carcel de Pamplona, C/San Roque. Apdo. 250, 31080 - Iruñez -

Pamplona, Navarra (España), Spain. On Remand awaiting sentencing for

sabotaging the controversial Itoiz dam construction site.

Ted Kaczynski (04475-046), US Pen - admin Max Facility, PO Box 8500,

Florence Colorado 81226, USA. Is serving multiple life sentences for the

infamous 'Unabomber' anti-technology bombing & murder campaign.

William Frediani, Carcere Don Bosco, Via Don Bosco 43, 56100 Pisa, Italy.

Il Silvestre defendant on remand accused of promoting sabotage and

participating in direct action.

Manase Furima, Lembaga Pemasyarakatan Manokwari, Jl. Sabang No.4, Manokwari,

Papua, Indonesia. On remand for taking part in a road block to prevent

illegal logging.

Iñaki Garcia Koch, Carcel de Pamplona, C/San Roque. Apdo. 250, 31080 -

Iruñez - Pamplona, Navarra (España), Spain. Serving just under 5 years for

sabotaging the controversial Itoiz dam construction site.

Jeffrey Luers, #13797671, OSP , 2605 State St. Salem, OR 97310, USA. Serving

22 years & 8 months for arson on a car dealership & attempted arson of an

oil truck.

Craig Marshall, #13797662, SRCI, 777 Stanton Blvd, Ontario, OR 97914 USA.

Serving 5 years 5 months for conspiracy to commit arson and possession of

incendiary devices, having used the devices to destroy SUV's to raise

attention to the environmentally destructive nature of these vehicles.

Matius Nasira, Lembaga Pemasyarakatan Manokwari, Jl. Sabang No.4, Manokwari,

Papua, Indonesia. On remand for taking part in a road block to prevent

illegal logging.

Alessio Perondi, Carcere Don Bosco, Via Don Bosco 43, 56100 Pisa, Italy. Il

Silvestre defendant on remand accused of promoting sabotage and

participating in direct action.

Jeremy Rosenbloom, 66521-065, Federal Prison Camp Sheridan, PO Box 6000,

Sheridan OR 97378, USA. Serving 41 months for an arson attack on logging

trucks at the Eagle Creek logging site.

Fran Thompson, #1090915 HU 1C, WERDCC, PO Box 300, Vandalia, MO 63382, USA.

Serving Life for killing, in self-defence, a stalker who had broken into her

home. Before her imprisonment Fran was an eco, animal & anti-nuke

campaigner.

John Wade #38548-083, FCI Petersburg Low, PO Box 1000, Petersburg, VA 23804,

USA. Serving 37 months for a series of ELF actions against a number of

targets including McDonalds & Burger King; urban sprawl; the construction

industry; and an SUV dealership.

Helen Woodson, #03231-045, c/o Bates County Jail, PO Box 60, Butler, MO

64730, USA. On remand awaiting sentencing after pouring a tin of red paint

over the security desk of a federal court; posting 4 letters that contained

threats; and making a threatening telephone call. Before her arrest Helen

had just completed 27 years for various Eco & Peace direct actions.

ANIMAL LIBERATION

Dave Blenkinsop EM7899, HMP Rye Hill, Onley, Warwickshire, CV23 8AN,

England. Serving 10 years. 1) Three years for a stave attack on the

Managing Director of HLS. 2) 18 months for rescuing 600 guinea pigs from a

lab supplier. 3) 5½ years for planting incendiary devices under abattoir

vehicles.

Paul Le Boutillier KA9326, HMP Wealstun, Walton Road, Wetherby, LS23 7AZ,

England. Serving 2½ years for making threatening phone calls to various

animal abusers including people associated with vivisection, blood sports

and farming.

Sergio Maria Stefani, c.c. Regina Coeli, via della Lungara 29, 00165 Roma,

Italy. On Remand accused of criminal damage to butchers & furriers stores

and involvement with the planting of an incendiary outside a butchers shop.

Also accused of being involved with a letter bombing campaign.

PARTY & PROTEST

Around the world there have been several massive protests against global

capitalism and its environmental impact. The following have all been jailed

in connection with the protests.

Mario Altkat

Janeck Eissler, buchnummer: 325-04-6,

Julian Fiorentino,

Markus Herzberg,

Hannes Jager, buchnummer 1618-4,

Mirco Kaduk,

Sven Kinpping,

Marco Koswisna,

Kai Langemeir,

Stafan Mittag,

Martin Nowak,

Sven Pitereit,

Lukas Reiter,

Sven Rumbach,

Johann Christian Sollf,

Reck Stadtler,

Thiemo Trobitsch-Rull,

Silvio Uschner,

Dennis Witt,

Henrik Wohler,

(all at) Justizvollzugsanstalt Moabit, Alt-Moabit 12a, 10559

Berlin-Tiergarten, Germany. (All on Remand - Please write to each person

separately)

Markus Bederke, Jugendarrestanstalt Berlin, Lützowstraße 45, 12307

Berlin-Lichtenrade, Germany. (On Remand)

James Borek LL6803, HMP Wandsworth, PO Box 757, Heathfield Road, London SW18

3HS, England (54 months)

Robert Thaxton #12112716, MCCF, 4005 Aumsville Hwy, Salem, OR 97301, USA (86

months)

PLOUGHSHARES & ANTI-WAR

Ploughshares is an international movement which uses accountable non-violent

direct action to disarm weapons of mass destruction.

Sister Carol Gilbert, #10856-039, FPC Alderson RI, Box A, Alderson, WU24910,

USA. Ploughshares activist serving 33 months for anti-nuke action.

Sister Jackie Hudson, #08808-039, FPC Victorville, PO Box 5100, Adelanto, CA

92301, USA. Ploughshares activist serving 30 months for anti-nuke action.

Sister Ardeth Platte, #10857-039, FPC Danbury, Route 37, Danbury, CT06818,

USA. Ploughshares activist serving 41 months for anti-nuke action.

Igor Sutyagin, c/o Irina Petrovna Manannikova, Obninsk, Kaluzhkoy oblast,

ul. Zvezdnaya, dom 1A, kv. 82 239039 Russia. Serving 15 years for espionage

after he openly distributed anti-nuclear weapons information.

OTHER POLITICAL PRISONERS

Marco Ferruzzi, c.c. "Poggioreale", via Nuova Poggioreale, 170 sezione

Venezia, 80143 Napoli, Italy. Co-defendant of Animal Rights prisoner Sergio

Maria Stefani. On Remand accused of sending letter bombs to non-animal

rights targets.

Simone del Moro, cc Regina Coeli, via della Lungara, 29- 00165 Roma, Italy.

Co-defendant of Animal Rights prisoner Sergio Maria Stefani. On Remand

accused of sending letter bombs to non-animal rights targets.

Olga Aleksandrovna Nevskaya, UU163/5, 7 Otryad, pos. Dzerzhinskiy, Mozhaysk

140090 Moskovskaya oblast, Russia. Eco-activist & former member of Rainbow

Keepers serving 6 years for arson, criminal damage and causing explosions in

protest at the war in Chechnya.

Larisa Valerevna Romanova, pos. Golovino, OD 1/2, Sudogordskiy Rayon, 601395

Vladimirskaya Oblast, Russia. Eco-activist & former member of Rainbow

Keepers serving 5.5 years for arson, criminal damage and causing explosions

in protest at the war in Chechnya.

David Santini, c.c. "Le Vallette", via Pianezza 300, 10151 Torino, Italy.

Co-defendant of Animal Rights prisoner Sergio Maria Stefani. On Remand

accused of sending letter bombs to non-animal rights targets.

MOVE

MOVE is an eco-revolutionary group who carried out protests in defence of

all life. There are currently eight MOVE activists in prison each serving

100 years after been framed for the murder of a cop in 1979. 9th defendant,

Merle Africa, died in prison in 1998.

Debbie Simms Africa (006307), Janet Holloway Africa (006308) and Janine

Philips Africa (006309) all at: SCI Cambridge Springs, 451 Fullerton Ave,

Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238, USA.

Michael Davis Africa (AM4973) and Charles Simms Africa (AM4975) both at SCI

Grateford, PO Box 244, Grateford, PA 19426-0244, USA.

Edward Goodman Africa (AM4974), 301 Morea Rd, Frackville, PA 17932, USA.

William Philips Africa (AM4984) and Delbert Orr Africa (AM4985) both at SCI

Dallas Drawer K, Dallas, PA 18612, USA.

Mumia Abu Jamal, (AM8335), SCI Greene, 175 Progress Drive, Waynesburg PA

15370, USA. In 1981 Mumia, former Black Panther and vocal supporter of

MOVE, was framed for the murder of a cop. He was originally sentenced to

death but is currently awaiting re-sentencing following a court hearing in

2001.

INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS

Leonard Peltier #89637-132, PO Box 1000, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA.

Serving Life after being framed for murdering 2 FBI agents.

Eric Wildcat Hall, #BL-5355, Unit I/A 10745 Route 18, Albion, PA 16475-0002,

USA. Serving 35-75 years for helping ship arms to Central American

indigenous activists.

ANTI-FASCIST

Matthew Lamont #T90251 / D3-140, 44750 W. 60th Street, Lancaster, California

93536, USA. Serving 3 years for possessing an incendiary, intended to be

used to disrupt a neo-nazi gathering.

Tomasz Wiloszewski, Zaklad Karny, Orzechowa 5, 98-200 Sieradz, Poland.

Serving 15 years for accidentally killing a neo-nazi whilst defending

himself.

PRISONER WANTING PEN-PALS

ELP has recently received a couple of letters from death row prisoners in

Zambia. Both prisoners describe themselves as Christians who are looking

for pen-pals. If anyone would like their details please get in contact.

STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE

Some people listed in this Newsletter have carried out violent actions. ELP

Newsletter does not condone violence. But we are also against censorship &

believe people can decide for themselves who they wish to support.

ABOUT E.L.P. SUPPORT NETWORK

ELP was founded, in Britain, in 1993 to support jailed eco-activists. ELP

supports the prisoners by producing regular prisoner lists:

Spirit of Freedom is ELP's international bimonthly publication (available

via e-mail or in a paper version). If you would like to receive a copy

contact Spirit of Freedom, BM Box 2407, London, WC1N 3XX, England. Or

e-mail ELP4321@hotmail.com

Urgent ELP! Bulletin is an e-mail service that distributes the names of any

new eco-prisoner as soon as ELP gets their details. For more info e-mail

ELP4321@hotmail.com

On-Line Newsletters - ELP has a number of websites that provide news,

prisoner lists and additional information about both ELP itself and the

prisoners we support. View these on-line newsletters at the following

websites:

English language ELP Website

www.spiritoffreedom.org.uk

Italian language ELP Website

www.italianelp.net (under construction)

Turkish language ELP Website

www.geocities.com/yesilanarsi/elp.htm

ELP Extra is an e-mail group that circulates the details of political

prisoners, ELP learns about, who do not fall within the remit for support by

ELP. To subscribe to the list e-mail elp_extra-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

ELP Poland is our Polish contact. For more information e-mail

ELP4321@hotmail.com

German ELP although we do not have an ELP contact in Germany yet, a German

language version of Spirit of Freedom newsletter is available on the

internet. View it at

www.italianelp.net/download/elpmaggio04.pdf

Italian ELP.SN is our Italian contact. For more info e-mail

italianelp@yahoo.com

North American ELP is our North American contact. For more information

e-mail naelpsn@graffiti.net

Turkey ELP.SN is our Turkish contact. For more information e-mail

elp_tr@hotmail.com

MESSAGES FROM PRISONERS

American forest defender Jeremy Rosenbloom has written to ELP to thank

everyone who has sent letters of support to him.

Jeremy said that the letters are "great to receive, although I'm

afraid I can not afford to reply to them at this time due to my limited

budget. [.] I just hope that [the ELP supporters] know that I do appreciate

their letters of support just the same!"

Jeremy also very kindly states "[The ELP] newsletters definitely

help me feel less alone knowing that many others around the world are

struggling to end both environmental and exploitation of life of all kinds!"

As Jeremy demonstrates in his letter, prisoners do appreciate your

letters of support: Even if they are unable to always let you know in

person how much they appreciate the letters. Many prisoners, like Jeremy,

have limited funds and what money they do have goes to buying stamps to

write to family & close friends. Therefore when you write to Jeremy, and

the other prisoners, please consider enclosing a stamped self-addressed

envelope to help with the cost of a reply letter.

DEDICATION

This edition of Sprit of Freedom is dedicated to Barry Horne, who died in

prison in November 01 whilst on hungerstrike protesting the British

Government policies of culling animals during the Foot & Mouth "crisis".

Barry was serving an 18-year sentence for a series of animal liberation

arsons.

Norwicher
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Sep 6 2004 18:03

Dear friends

As most ELP supporters will be aware, in June 2001 anti-globalisation

activists took to the streets of Gothenburg in Sweden to protest against

Global capitalism and its environmental impact.

Three years on, on the 31st of August 2004, Dutch anti-globalisation

activist, Maarten Blok, was arrested in Holland and on the 1st of September

2004 he was handed over to the Swedish authorities for his alleged

participation in the protests that occurred in Sweden in 2001.

Maarten is currently being held on remand, awaiting trial, and his

supporters are urging everyone to send urgent letters of support to:

Maarten Blok

Häktet

Box 216

40123 Göteborg

Sweden

Please note, it is unclear at this stage if letters written in Dutch will be

allowed to reach Maarten, so please write your letters of support in

English.

The following statement has been sent to ELP by Maarten's supporters.

> In the morning of June 14, 2001, a European Summit

> began in Sweden, in the city of Gothenburg. Maarten

> had arrived in the city the previous night and had the

> bad luck to have chosen a place to sleep in a school

> provided by the city council that on that morning was

> surrounded by the police for a mass arrest of all the

> people (more than 450) who happened to be in that

> place at that time. He was arrested and deported to

> the Netherlands.

>

> About four months later, he received notification from

> a Swedish group supporting those who had been charged

> after the European Summit; there was supposedly an

> international arrest warrant for him for severe

> disorder and violence against a police officer, after

> some research it turned out that this warrant did in

> fact exist.

>

> Although the case is hardly supported, although there

> is sufficient evidence of Maarten's innocence (video

> recordings and witnesses) and although all other

> 'foreigner' cases have been transferred to their own

> countries, Maarten is still waiting for extradition

> and a trial in Sweden that he has probably already

> lost in advance. He lost his courtcase about the

> extradition, and the minister of Justice mr. Donner

> made his final decision, to extradite. Maarten was

> handed over to Swedish authorities on the 1st of

> September 2004, to undergo a almost certain unfair

> trial in Gothenburg.

>

> The chance of Maarten getting a fair trial in Sweden

> is deemed to be minimal, according to his attorney and

> those who have been following the trials until now.

> The Gothenburg court has not been objective in

> comparable cases, relies on 'flawless' police

> witnesses who contradict one another as well as

> manipulated evidence and hands-out extremely high

> sentences (especially to witnesses whom they regard as

> 'political'). In short, it is more interested in

> setting examples than in justice. His Swedish attorney

> estimates Maarten's chance of getting justice in a

> higher appeal as practically nil.

>

> Maarten will not receive a fair trial in Sweden.

>

> Therefore we demand freedom for Maarten. And a

> critical review of the 'political' trials in

> Gothenburg.

>

> His trial date is now set for the 23th of september

> 2004, but this can still chance to an even earlier

> date. There is a big manifestation on the 23 th in

> favour of Maarten. Everybody who can make it there is

> more than welcome...

>

> www.steunmaarten.org (english, swedish and dutch)

Norwicher
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Oct 13 2004 20:57

NEW ANTI-REPRESSION MAGAZINE

325 is a new anti-repression, anti-prison, anti-psychiatry, and pro-insurrectionary magazine. The first issue contains articles on squatting in Portugal, the Campaign Against Prison Slavery, prisoner support, the Clairvaux prison mutiny, and much, much more. Contact 325collective@hush.com

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NEW ANARCHIST BLACK CROSS PRISONERS LIST

BRITAIN:

James Borek LL6803,B4-14, HMP Wandsworth, PO Box 757, Heathfield Road, London SW18 3HS.

Sentenced in January 2004 to four and a half years for injuring a cop during the June 18th 1999

"Carnival against Capital" riot in London's financial district.

John Bowden 6729, HMP Glenochil, King O' Muir Road, Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, FK10 3.

Fighting back against prison repression for more than 20 years.

Keith Pringle CB0078, HMP Whitemoor, March, Cambs, PE15 0PR.

Keith has been inside for 11 years and continually harrassed for standing up for himself and other

prisoners, rioting, dirty protests, and general disobediance. Recently fitted up for threatening to kill a screw landing him with another 3 years just when he was due for release.

FRANCE:

ACTION DIRECTE prisoners:

Nathalie Ménigon 2173 J, C.D. - Quartier Femmes, Chemin des Anzacs, 62451 Bapaume Cedex, France.

Jean-Marc Rouillan, is at Fresnes prison where there is a 'penitentiary hospital'. His adress: 914 200, 2° D 11, allée des thuyas, 94261, Fresnes, France.

Georges Cipriani, 4364/1239, Maison centrale d'Ensisheim, 49, rue de la 1ere armée, 68190, Ensisheim, France

GERMANY:

The 4 Aachen prisoners, who have been arrested at the border between Belgium and Germany after a shooting with the police and taking of hostages:

Gabriel Pombo da Silva, JVA Aachen,Krefelder Str. 251, 52070 Aachen, Germany.

Begona Pombo da Silva, JVA Heidelberg, Oberer Fauler Pelz 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany.

José Fernandez Delgado, JVA Wuppertal, Simonshäfchen 26, 42327 Wuppertal, Germany.

Bart De Geeter, JVA Düsseldorf, Ulmenstrasse 95, 40476 Düsseldorf, Germany.

Since all the letters go via the public prosecutor, it is better to write to the prisoners c/o the address of the public prosecutor: (name of the prisoner), c/o Staatsanwaltschaft Aachen, AZ 401JS284/04, Stiftstraße 39-43, 52062, Aachen, Germany.

Thomas Meyer Falk, JVA Bruchsal, Zelle 3117, Schoenbornstr. 32, 76646 Bruchsal, Germany.

Anarchist and anti-fascist prisoner, sent down in 1996 for bank robbery. Thomas will be inside until at least 2010. Because of his strong political beliefs, he's been subject to very harsh repression, spending over 5 years in solitary confinement. For more info email: thomas_m_f@so36.net

The 4 RAF prisoners, who are still in jail:

Birgit Hogefeld,Postfach 101155, 60011 Frankfurt, Germany.

Brigitte Monhaupt, JVA Aichach, Münchner Str.: 33, 86551 Aichach, Germany.

Christian Klar, JVA Bruchsal, Schönbornstraße 32, 76646 Bruchsal, Germany.

Eva Haule, JVA Frankfurt, Obere Kreuzackerstraße 4, 60435 Frankfurt, Germany.

Berlin May Day Prisoners:

34 people are still in prison, and prisoner support groups have contact with 21 of them (in all there have been 177 people imprisoned because of the events on 1st of May and the night before in Berlin and 186 warrants issued).

Markus Bederke (16 years old), Jugendarrestanstalt, Berlin, Lützowstraße 45, 12307 Berlin-Lichtenrade,

Germany.

All the other prisoners who have contacts with support groups are in Moabit prison: Justizvollzugsanstalt Moabit, Alt-Moabit 12a, 10559 Berlin-Tiergarten, Germany. One of them speaks only French- his name is Julian Fiorentino.The others are: Martin Nowak, Henrik Wühler, Sven Pitereit, Lukas Reiter, Stefan Mittag, Silvio Öschner, Marco Koswisna, Reck Städtler, Janeck Eissler (325-04-6), Kai Langemeier, Mario, Altkat, Mirco Kaduk, Sven Kinppig, Dennis Witt, Hannes Jäger (1618-4), Markus Herzberg, Sven

Rumbach, Johann Christian Süllf, Thiemo Trobitsch-Röll. NB It's necessary to write to all prisoners individually.

Daniel Zeipelt, JVA Bayreuth, Marktgrafenallee 49, 95448 Bayreuth, Germany.

For anti-fascist action

Jesse Tootle, JVA Nürnberg; Mannertstraße 6, 90429, Nürnberg, Germany.

For anti-fascist action

Werner Braeuner, Grünfeldstr. 1, 49716 Meppen, Germany.

Unemployed worker, who killed the chief of the local "Arbeitsamt".

ITALY:

There's a steady stream of reports of extensive repression from Italy. Ecological anarchists, squatters and ALF activists are more and more active, but are also facing more arrests, raids and random fit-ups.

The following five anarchists were accused of belonging to a ficticious armed anarchist organisation, and fitted up by the infamous prosecutor MARINI in a trial ending on April 20th 2004.

Gregorian Garagin, Via G. Leopardi 2, 61034, Fossombrone (PU), Italy.

Sentenced to 39 years.

Francesco Porcu, Via provinciale San Biagio, 81030, Carinola (CE), Italy.

Sentenced to Life

Alfredo Maria Bonanno, Via Papiniano 1, 34133, Trieste, Italy.

Sentenced to 6 years.

Carlo Tesseri, under house-arrest. Sentenced to 3 years 10 months.

Angela Maria Lo Vecchio (15 years)

Orlando Campo (10 years)

Il Silvestre defendants:

Six eco-anarchists in Pisa, Itlay, have been arrested on charges relating to alleged involvement in the magazine 'Terra Selvaggia', considered 'inciting', as well as alleged involvement in actions claimed by the Cells of Revolutionry Offensive (COR) - a marxist group! The eco-group linked to the six is called 'Il Silvestre'. The defendants are under house arrest, are in complete isolation, and they are not allowed any letters or visits for the time being. Therefore until further notice please do not send letters of support to the Il Silvestre defendants who are under house arrest (William, Francesco, Beppe).

The group address: Il Silvestre, via del Cuore 1, 56100 Pisa, Italy.

However we would like to remind everyone that one of the Il Silvestre defendants, Alessio Perondi, is

still in prison and he is allowed letters of support. Therefore please do send letters of support to:

Alessio Perondi, c.c. "Le Vallette" via Pianezza, 300 10151 Torino, Italy.

The "Cervantes" - Prisoners: 4 anarchists arrested after houseraids and supposed to be responsible for differnt bombings:

Sergio Maria Stefani, c.c. di Palmi, via Trodio 8, 89015 Palmi (RC), Italy.

Simone Del Moro, via provinciale San Biagio, 81030, Carinola (CE), Italy.

David Santini, c.c. "Le Vallette" via Pianezza, 300 10151 Torino, Italy.

Marco Ferruzzi, c.c. Poggioreale via nuova Poggioreale, 170 sezione Venezia, 80143 Napoli

The comrades arrested for the robbery of a jeweller's shop in Luras (Sardinia) at the beginning of 2000. Federico, Riccardo and Salvatore have been sentenced to 5 years and 4 months, Michele to 7 years and 4 months plus one year of probation. On the 28th of April these 4 comrades were sentenced to another month and a half for "transportation, posession and filing off the serial number of the weapons used for the robbery"

Federico Pais, c.c. Buoncammino, 09123 Cagliari, Italy.

Michele Deroma, Salvatore Nurra, c.c. di Badu 'e Carros, 08100 Nuoro, Italy.

Riccardo Sotgia, Via Vittorio Emanuele26, 07041 Alghero (SS), Italy.

POLAND:

Tomek Wilkoszewski, Zaklad Karny, ul. Orzechowa 5, 98-200 Sieradz, Poland.

Tomek was sentenced to 15 years after killing a nazi in self defence in Radomsko, 1997. He recently appealed against the sentence but with no success. See website: www.wilkoszewski.pl for more info.

RUSSIA:

On 14/05/03 three Russian "New RevolutionaryAlternative" (NRA) activists were given lengthy prison sentences for anti-war activities. The three who were jailed are Nadezhda Raks, who received 9 years in prison, Larisa Romanova who received 6.5 years (reduced to 5.5 years on appeal), and Olga Nevskaya who received 6 years imprisonment. The NRA first appeared in Russia in the autumn of 1996 when they attempted to burn down a military call-up (conscription) centre in Moscow, in protest against the Chechen war. Over the next few years the NRA carried out a number of actions, mainly 'criminal damage' but also a few symbolic explosions. The targets included Government, military and police buildings. Of the three, Olga Nevskaya defines herself as an anarchist and has been involved with Rainbow Keepers. Larisa Romanova is a member of a Bolshevik group and has also been a member of

Rainbow Keepers. Nadezhda Raks is a member of a Bolshevik group but is now said to have links with far-right groups, and is not supported for this reason. For more information including information about an

active support campaign set up for eco-anarchist Olga Nevskaya contact P.O. Box 13, 109028, Moscow, Russia.

Olga Aleksandrovna Nevskaya, UU163/5, 7 Otryad, pos.Dzerzhinskiy, Mozhaysk140090, Moskovskaya

Oblast, Russia.

Larisa Valerevna Romanova, pos. Golovino, OD 1/2,Sudogordskiy Rayon, 601395 Vladimirskaya Oblast,

Russia.

SPAIN:

Amanda Cerezo Garcia, C.P. ALICANTE II, Ctra. N-330, km. 66, 03400 - Villena, Spain.

Anarchist from Valencia who is charged with being part of the "anarchist terrorist conspiracy" that the Spanish state is determined to see everywhere

The Cordoba 4: The Malaga court of appeal sentenced the anarchists Giovani Barcia, Michele Pontolillo and Claudio Lavaza, already sentenced to 11 years on September 1999, for an incident in the Italian vice-consulate in December 1996. Three persons wearing balaclavas imprisoned the consul and an employee, sending a message of solidarity to the Italian prisoners jailed by the Judge Marini (the judge who built a false accusation against Italian anarchists) and disappeared with passports and some money. These three Italians were convicted of this, as well as a previous bank robbery, with sentences of 49 years for Claudio, 48 years for Giorgio and Giovani, 3 years for Michele. Write to them:

Claudio Lavazza, c.r. huelva mod.16 carretera la ribera s/n 2161 Huelva, Spain.

Giorgio Rodriguez, (Giorgio can speak English), C.P Madrid VI(Aranjuez), Ctra National 400, Km 28,

Apdo 2000, 28300 Aramjuez, Madrid, Spain.

Michele Pontolillo is in Italy

Giovanni Barcia

Soliderios con Itoiz:

Inaki Garcia Koch was sentenced in July 2001 to 5 years for sabotaging dam construction. He is one of the eight members of the campaign, who were put on trial in their absence and convicted of sabotage of the construction of the Itoiz dam. In 2001 Inaki Garcia Koch was the first of the eight to be captured and imprisoned. Letters of support to: Carcel de Pamplona, C/san Rogue, Apdo 250, 31080 Irunez, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.

Ibai Ederra, Carcel de Pamplona,C/San Roque. Apdo. 250, 31080 - Irunez-Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.

On the 15th of March 2004, Spanish eco-activist Ibai Ederra was arrested and remanded into custody, for the same reasons as Inaki Garcia, above.

Some more militant prisoners in the FIES isolation units:

Carlos Gomez Garcia, Francisco Javier Avila Navas.

All three are in C.P. Villabona, Finca Tabladillo Alto, 33480 Villabona, Xixon-Asturias, Spain.

Santiago Cobos Fernandez, C.P. Nanclares de la Oca (m°2), Barrio Camino Garabo s/n., 01230 Nanclares de la Oca, Gasteiz (Araba), Spain.

Amadeu Casellas Ramon, C.P. Girona, C/Menorca 16, 17005 Girona, Spain.

Manuel Perales Rodriguez, C.P. Madrid VI, Ctra Nacional 400 -km28-, Apartado 2000, 28300 Aranjuez,

Madrid, Spain.

Roberto Berlamino Catrino Lopez, C.P. de Zaragoza Mod 11, Ctra N 330 Km 539, 50800 Zuera, Zaragoza, Spain.

Hamed Belaid and Jose Manuel Ferreira Quintas.

Both at C.P. La Moraleja, Ctra Local P-120, 34210 Duenas, Palencia, Spain.

Luis Mingorance Corral, C.P. La Moraleja II, Ctra Bailen Motril, km 28, 23071 Jaen, Spain.

Eduardo Camacho Chacon and Antonio Villar Maurino.

Both at C.P. Valladolid, Ctra. Adanero, Xixon km 94, 47071 Villanubla, Valladolid, Spain.

Giorgio Rodriguez, C.P. de Topas, Ctra. Nac. 630, km 314, 37799 Topas, Salamanca, Spain.

Juan Carlos Dopico Carcia and Reinaldo Gomez Guijaro.

Both at C.P. Mansilla de las Mulas, Apdo 18, 24210 Leon, Spain.

Sergio Sampedro Espinosa, C.P. Mallorca, Apdo 1075, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Juan Jose Garfia, Ctra. Colomera km 16,5, Albolote, Granada, Spain.

Jose Antonio Lopez Cabrera, C.P. Ponent, Apdo.Correos 426 DERT, C/Victoria Kent s/n, C.P. 25071

Lleida, Spain.

Jose Martin Rufere, Centro Penitenciaro de Nanclares de la Oca, Barrio Camino de Garabo, s/n 01230 Alava, Spain.

And at the end of 2003 there have been 5 anarchists arrested in Barcelona:

Carolina Forné Roig, C.P. de Avila, Ctra. Vicolozano-Brieva, s/n. 05194 Brieva, Ávila, Spain.

Rafael Tomás y Gaspar, C.P. Madrid III, Ctra Pinto a San Martín de la Vega, Km 5, 28340 Valdemoro,

Madrid, Spain.

Igor Quevedo Aragay, C.P. Madrid V Soto del Real, Apdo. 200, Colmenar Viejo 28791, Madrid, Spain.

Roger Gras Pacheco, C.P. Madrid VI (Aranjuez), Ctra Nacional 400 -Km 28-, Apartado 2000, 28300 Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain.

Joaquin Garces Villacampa, C.P. Madrid IV, Ctra Nacional V km 27,7 28600-Navalcarnero, Madrid, Spain.

SWITZERLAND:

Marco Camenisch, Poeschwies, Postfach 3143, 8105 Regensdorf, Switzerland.

In 1980 anarchist and eco-activist Marco Camenisch was arrested, and after a year being on remand, the court pronounced a 10 year prison sentence for direct action against a pylon and a nuclear power

station for ecological reasons. In 1981, together with 5 other prisoners, he escaped from prison - a prison warder died, another was seriously injured. Marco wasn't part of the group which shot them. After ten years of clandestine living and strugging, Swiss federal police and media claimed him responsible for the killing of a border police officer. After a shootout with the Carabinieri, he was arrested in 1992 in Italy, served 9 years and was extradited back to Switzerland, where he remains in prison. In June 2004, he got a further 17 year prison sentence for the murder of the border guard, though he always denied his involvement in the murder (see his statement before the court on freecamenish website). As he escaped from prison in 1981, he'll also have to serve the 8 years he had left when leaving with the 5 others. The court didn't find him directly guilty of murdering the prison guard during the escape, but he was considered jointly responsible for it. For more information see: http://www.freecamenisch.net/english/index.html

US PRISONERS:

ELF Prisoners:

Aaron Linas, Block M C/O Northern Neck Regional Jail, Warsaw VA 22572, USA.

Serving 42 months for a series of Earth Liberation Front (ELF) actions aimed against a number of targets including McDonalds & Burger King; urban sprawl; the construction industry; and an SUV dealership.

William Cottrell, #29526112, Metropolitan Detention Center, PO Box 1500, Los Angeles, CA 90053, USA.

Awaiting trial, accused of ELFactions. He is facing 35 years to Life imprisonment for allegedly being part of a cell which torched approximately 125 Four by Four vehicles in one night. He is accused of being the ring leader of the cell and the courts are expected to treat him very harshly if convicted on all counts.

Eagle Creek Prisoners:

Named by an informer as being involved in the arson against the logging trucks at Eagle Creek, USA.

Jeremy Rosenbloom, Federal Prison Camp Sheridan, 66521-065, PO Box 6000, Sheridan OR 97378, USA.

Angela M Cesario, Federal Prison Camp Dublin, 66522-065, 5675 8th St. Camp Parks. Dublin CA 94568, USA.

Tre Arrow, c/o McCollough Parsons Blazina, 2nd floor,1011 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 3K5, Canada

Cassidy Wheeler #14282456, Two Rivers Correctional Institution, 82911 Beach Access Road, Umatilla, OR 97882, USA.

Cassidy Wheeler is a 24 year old anarchist/activist currently serving an 8 and a half year sentence for

petty theft. He gets out in January of 2010. He believes his harsh sentence is due to his involvement in anti-government action.

Matthew Lamont, #T90251 / D3-140, 44750 W. 60th Street, Lancaster, California 93536, USA.

American anti-fascist prisoner.

Eric Wildcat Hall #BL-5355, UNIT 1/A, 10745 ROUTE 18, ALBION, PA 16475-0002,USA

Serving 35-75 years for helping ship arms to Central American indigenous activists.

Sherman Austin, TCI Tucson, Sherman Austin, 51565-054, FCI Tucson, 8901 South Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85706,USA.

Webmaster of RaisetheFist.com, sentenced August 4 2003, to one year in federal prison, with three years of probation. Judge Wilson shocked the courtroom when he went against the recommendation of not only the prosecution, but the FBI and the Justice Department, who had asked that Austin be sentenced to 4 months in prison, and 4 months in a half-way house, with 3 years of probation.

Robert Thaxton 12112716, 4005 Aumsville Hwy, Salem, OR 97301,USA.

Rob, a long time anarchist organiser, publisher and writer, is serving 8 years for throwing a rock at a cop.

Brian McCarvill #11037967,Two Rivers Correctional Institution, 82911 Beach Access Rd,Umatilla, OR 97882 USA.

Brian is serving an absurd 30+ year sentence related to a custody battle and a violent altercation with the Child Service's Department. He's a dedicated prisoner rights activist.

Fran Thompson, #1090915, HU 1C, WERDCC, P. O. Box 300, Vandalia, MO 63382, USA.

An eco-activist serving life for shooting dead, in self- defence, a stalker who had broken into her home.

Helen Woodson, #03231-045, Bates County Jail, PO Box 60, Butler, MO 64730, USA.

Earlier in the year she was released from prison, told to report to a federal court with 72 hours which she did. However within those 72 hours she allegedly sent letters and made phone calls "of a threatening nature" and dumped a load of red paint over the desk of the federal court she was required to report to. She is now back inside awaiting trial. previously Helen had been serving 27 years for three separate

actions. 1) She robbed a federal reserve bank of $26,000 before, setting fire to the money whilst distributing a statement denouncing the materialism and obsession with wealth and power that caused

environmental destruction. 2) She mailed warning letters with 38 calibre bullets affixed to various Government and corporate officials. These letters stated that their actions were like bullets fired into the heart of creation. 3) Using a jackhammer, she carried out a Ploughshares direct disarmament against a Mintueman II missile silo.

Zolo Agona Azania, Pendleton Correctional Facility, PO Box 30, Pendleton, IN 46064, USA

A politically conscious activist, who has been on and off death row since 1981 having been wrongly

convicted of the murder of a cop during an armed robbery. The Indiana Supreme Court recently reversed the death sentence but are allowing the State Prosecutors to seek it for the third time. He is therefore preparing to go through another jury trial. Zolo has asked for people to print and distribute information about his situation. For more info see www.prairie-fire.org/freezoloazania.html or email crsn@aol.com

James Rio Johnson, #8952263, SCRI, 777 Stanton Blvd., Ontario, Oregon 97914, USA.

James has been active in anarchist projects since the early 80s, then independently. He's in isolation

and frequently moved, for killing a drug pimp who victimised women he cared about. Donations to and

info from AAA,PO Box 11331, Eugene, Oregon 97440, USA.

Leonard Peltier, #89637-132, PO Box 1000, Leavenworth, Kansas 66048, USA.

Leonard was an American Indian Movement (AIM) activist framed by a COINTELPRO operation for the

murder of two FBI agents in 1975 and is serving two consecutive life sentences. His support group can be contacted: LPDC, PO Box 583, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA, email: lpdcomite@aol.com

Harold Thompson, #93992, NWCC, Site 1, Route 1, Box 660, Tiptonville, Tennessee 38079, USA.

Harold has been in prison since 1979, serving a life sentence plus about 90 years. He is a passionate

anarchist and jailhouse lawyer who never gives up. For more on Harold check out: http://membres.tripod.fr/HHTHOMPSON/welcome.html

Ted Kaczynski, #04475-046, US Pen. Admin. Max. Facility, PO Box 8500, Florence,Colorado 81226, USA

Ted is serving multiple life sentences for the infamous Unabomber bombing campaign against individuals involved in developing destructive technologies.

Kebby Warner, #259737, Scott Correctional Facility, 47500, 5 Mile Road, Plymouth, Michigan 48170, USA.

Kebby had her first child in prison and is fighting to stop the state taking her away permanently and

denying her all parental and visiting rights. Received abuse from racist guards and her family for having a mixed race child. She is feeling very isolated and needs support.

Silvia Baraldini, contact: Release Silvia, 3543 18th Street, Box 30, San Francisco, California 94110, USA.

Silvia fought against the Vietnam War and in support of Black Liberation and Puerto Rican independence. She is serving 43 years for participating in the successful 1979 escape of Assata Shakur and for conspiracy against the government. There was a large campaign to get her transferred to her native Italy to finish serving her sentence there, which has recently seen success.

Jerome White-Bey, # 37979, South Central Correctional Centre, 255 West Highway 32,Licking, MO 65542-9069, USA.

Jerome is an anarchist prison activist who set up the Missouri Prison Labour Union to fight slave labour in prisons.

Larry Giddings, #10917-086, PO Box 1000, Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA

Larry is an anti-authoritarian prisoner jailed in 1973 for attempted expropriation. He was paroled in 1978 but re-arrested in 1979 while trying to liberate a comrade from prison. He's doing multiple life sentences plus 75 years.

Bill Dunne, #10916-086, Box 1000, Marion, Illinois 62959, USA.

Bill was sentenced to 90 years for trying to liberate a prisoner with Larry Giddings.

Black Liberation Army Prisoners:

Ojore N. Lutalo, #59860, CN-861, MCU, Trenton, New Jersey 49444, USA.

Sundiata Acoli, #39794-066, Box 3000, USP Allenwood, White Deer, PA 17887, USA.

Russell Shoats #AF-3855, SCI Greene, 1040 East R. Furman Highway, Waynesburg, PA 15370-8090, USA

Shaka Shakur, #28443, Indiana State Reformatory, PO Box 30, Pendleton, IN 46064, USA.

Sekou Odinga, #05228-054, 3901 Klien Blvd., Lompoc, California 93436, USA.

MOVE Prisoners:

Debbie Simms Africa, #006307, Janet Holloway Africa, #006308, Janine Phillips Africa, #006309

All three: SCI Cambridge Springs, 451 Fullerton Ave, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238, USA

Michael Davis Africa, AM4973, Charles Simms Africa, AM4975,

Both SCI Grateford, PO Box 244, Grateford, PA 19426-0244, USA.

Edward Goodman Africa, AM4974, SCI Camp Hill, PA 17011-0200, USA.

William Philips Africa, AM4984, Delbert Orr Africa, AM4985,

Both SCI Dallas, Drawer K, Dallas, PA 18612, USA..

Mumia Abu-Jamal AM8335, SCI Greene, 1040 East R. Furman Highway, Waynesburg, PA 15370-8090, USA.

'Free' and 'Critter'

Serving time for an arson attack on an SUV dealership. Free is serving 22 years.

Jeffrey Luers (Free), #13797671, OSP, 2605 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97310, USA.

Craig Marshall (Critter), #13797662, SRCI, 777 Stanton Boulevard, Ontario,Oregon 97914, USA.

THE ANGOLA 3

Still known by their campaign name (The Angola 3), Albert Woodfox, Herman Wallace, Robert "King"

Wilkerson (King was released at the beginning of 2001).The three of them formed the first Black Panther Party Chapter inside, and for there activities were framed for the killing of a prison guard. All three spent long terms in isolation.

Herman Wallace #76759, Camp J Cuda 4/Left #9, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, LA 70712, USA

Albert Woodfox #72148,CCR Upper B Cell 13, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, LA 70712, USA

For more info contact www.angola3.org website