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30 Apr 2001
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May 2001 ELP Newsletter


"Any political movement that does not support its political internees is a sham movement!" (Ojore Lutalo, political prisoner)

Welcome to the May (Beltane) 2001 edition of the ELP Newsletter. The ELP Newsletter crew has decided to change our publication dates and make the newsletter bimonthly rather than quarterly. This will hopefully keep people much better informed about prisoner details (or at least give you more junk mail to bin). It really is important that we do the best we can for the prisoners. The Earth & Animals are being killed by powerful interest groups. In response caring people are literally putting their lives on the line to defend the Earth & its inhabitants. These caring people risk arrest & imprisonment (sometimes even death). And when they do go down, its up to us to support them. Remember, no matter how long they are serving, they all deserve our support. Support the Earth Liberation prisoners!



British eco-activist Lee Himlin is currently awaiting sentencing having admitted his role in causing £25,000 damage to digging equipment at a quarry site that is threatening a standing stone circle known as The 9 Ladies. In 1952, quarry company Stancliffe Stone was given permission to quarry 30 acres of Stanton Moor. 50 years on this permission is still valid, even though Stanton Moor is now part of a National Park and such quarrying contravenes the 1995 Environment Act! So effectively Lee is in prison for trying to enforce the law! Please give him your total support.


In the last ELP Newsletter we reported that three Swedish anti-globalisation activists were on trial for allegedly torching a McDonalds. They were expecting sentences of between 4-5 years. However in a dramatic turn of fortunes, all three have been cleared of the charges and are now suing for wrongful imprisonment for the time they spent on remand!!! ELP passes on our total congratulations to the activists for this fantastic result.


On 19/04/01, during a British Critical Mass cycle action in Bristol, a cyclist was arrested after he was run down by a car. The police's reason? Alleged criminal damage to the car!!


On 16/01/01 Dutch eco-activists slashed the tyres of about 200 cars. In late January a 28 year old man from Hoensbroek pleaded guilty to the action. However we don't know what sentence was issued. Does anyone else know?


ELP has recently learnt that on 15/05/00 Polish eco-activist Damian Kaczmarek was found guilty of attacking a security guard during the evictions of a squat. The squatters were occupying a building which had been condemned for demolition to make way for the Góra Sw. Anny A4 Highway. The security guard Damian was alleged to have attacked is employed by the German company Ilbau Kirchner. These security guards have a reputation in Poland of using brutal force to break the anti-road protests. Once found guilty Damian was sentenced to eight months community and ordered to pay 400 zlotys towards court costs.


In February 2001, American teenager George Mashkow III was arrested after he boasted about his involvement with a series of ELF arsons. After his arrest, Mashkow continued to be a loud mouth and implicated three other teenagers in the arsons. Two of the people Mashkow named, Jared McIntyre and Matthew Rammelkamp, have admitted their own involvement with the ELF but refused to give the authorities any further information. The third person, Connor Cash, has denied all the allegations made against him and a support campaign has started for Connor. For more info about this campaign contact 'Free Connor Cash Campaign', PO Box 469, Caldwell, NJ 07006, USA. Naturally ELP will fully support Connor, Jared & Matt should any of these 3 go to prison. We will not, however, support George Mashkow III who is the worlds first ELF police informant/grass.


In March 2001 two Belgium ALF activists, Anja Hermans and Activist G, were found guilty of attempting to set fire to the car of a Judge who was sitting on another animal rights trial. They were give 5 & 4 years respectively. During her police interrogation, Anja grassed on G, resulting in him later pleading guilty for a number of ALF arsons for which he is still to be sentenced. However it appears, that in retaliation, G may have subsequently named Anja as being involved with the arsons he has admitted to. Because of her grassing ELP will not be supporting Anja. The allegations against Activist G are still being investigated.


In March 2001 there was an American Critical Mass ride in support of Frank Ambrose (see March Newsletter for Frank's details). During the action, cyclist Mike Andrews was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer because Mike went to the aid of another cyclist who was being assaulted by the police. Mike has had a couple of felony charges placed against him and if found guilty he faces around 3* years in prison. For more info contact the Bloomington Defence Committee, PO Box 3503, Bloomington, IN 47402, USA.


In February 2001 French organic farmer, Jose Bove, was back in court for once again trashing GM crops. The French police are still desperate to jail Jose, but the French Courts still appear reluctant to imprison this highly popular eco-activist and Jose has escaped prison (again).


Jerimiah Rush Bowen, #108016, DCC, 1140 E 10th St, Delta, CO 81416, USA Serving 2 years for an arson against a Townhouse.

Marco Camenish, Viale dei Tigli, 14 13900, Biella, Italy. An old style eco-revolutionary who during the 1970's & 80's was involved in a series of ecotage bombings. If anyone knows anything more about Marco, please contact ELP urgently. Thanks.

Lee Himlin EX7748, HMP Perry Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, N65 3AG, England. Awaiting sentencing for ecotaging quarrying equipment which is threatening a protected National Park and the Nine Ladies stone circle.

Jeffrey Luers #1306729, 101 W. 5th St, Eugene OR 97401 USA. On Remand facing 11 counts relating to an arson on a car dealership & attempted arson of an oil truck.

Craig Marshall, PO Box 50263, Eugene, OR 97440, USA. Serving 5 years 5 months for "Conspiracy to commit arson" and "possession of an incendiary device".

Nikos Maziotis, c/o Dafni Vaganou, Ozortz 3, 10689 Athenes, Greece. Jailed for bombing the Greek Ministry of Industry in protest at an attempt by TVX-Gold to build a factory in Strymonikos Bay.

Silvano Pellissero, Com. Mastrolierto, Via Ferrerinoli no2, Sanponso, 10080 Torino, Italy. Serving 6 years 8 months for allegedly sabotaging of a rail line construction site in the Northern Italian Alps. Silvana can read Spanish, Italian & French.

Helen Woodson, 03231-045 FMC Carswell, POB 27137 Admin Unit, Fort Worth, TX 76127, USA. Serving 27 years for robbing a bank and then setting the money whilst reading out a statement denouncing greed, capitalism and the destruction of the environment.


Mel Broughton DJ8216, HMP The Mount, Molyneaux Avenue, Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 0NZ, England. Serving 4 years for conspiracy to cause explosions.

Barry Horne VC2141, HMP Belmarsh, Western Way, Thamesmead, London SE28 0EB, England. Serving 18 years for various anti-vivisection arsons and attempted arsons.


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.

Robert Thaxton #12112716, 777 Stanton St, Ontario, OR 97914, USA (7 years 2 months).

Michael Collins, FR6303, HMP Elmley, Church Road, Eastchurch, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 4AY, England (2 years)

Garfield Gabbard, FT9062, HMP Pentonville, Caledonian Rd, London N7, England. (On Remand, expecting 7 years).


Fr. Martin Newell, EM6780, HMP Bedford, St Loyes, MK40 1HG, England. On remand for disarming a nuclear convoy vehicle.

Daniel Sicken #28360-013, FPC, PO Box 2000, Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA. Serving 41 months for disarming a nuclear missile silo.

Susan Van Der Hijden, EN5880, HMP Brockhill, B97 6RD, England. On remand for disarming a nuclear convoy vehicle.


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

Robert Wilson #640289, Pack Unit 1, 2400 Wallace Pack Rd, Navasota, TX 77869, USA. In 1978 Robert (a.k.a. Standing Deer) exposed a government plot to assassinate Leonard Peltier. His reward was life in prison.


MOVE is an eco-revolutionary group. 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, 1040 East R. Furman Highway, Waynesburg, PA 15370-8090, USA. Mumia is a former Black Panther, radical journalist and MOVE supporter who was framed in 1981 for the murder of a cop. He was sentenced to Death and is currently awaiting his execution.


Lenny Chavez, PO Box 28703, Oakland CA 94694 USA. An AIM activist who was jailed for attempted murder after he defended himself against an armed racist.

Grzegorz Chyska, Zakland Kamy, ul. Katowica 4, 46-200 Kluczbork, Poland. Serving 3 years 7 months for defending himself against a vicious neo-nazi gang.

Klaudiusz Gliklich, Szpital Wiezienny, ul. Chrobrego 2, 43-400, Cieszyn, Poland. Jailed for defending himself against a vicious neo-nazi gang attack. Due for release in 2002.

Chris Plummer, 677345, Route 2, Box 4400, Gatesville, TX 76597, USA. Serving 15 years for anti-fascist activity.

Satpal Ram, E94164, HMP Blankenhurst, Redditch, Worcs, B97 6QS, England. Serving Life for defending himself against a racist attacker. E-mailed letters of support for Satpal can be sent to FreeSatpalRam@ncadc.demon.co.uk

Tomasz Wiloszewski, Zaklad Karny, Orzechowa 5, 98-200 Sieradz, Poland. Serving 15 years for accidentally killing a neo-nazi whilst defending himself.

Fran Thompson (93341), Nebraska Centre for women, Route 1, Box 33, York, Nebraska, 6847, USA. Fran is an eco-activist who is serving Life for shooting dead her fiancée-turned stalker in an act of self-defence.


Ted Kaczynsky (04475-046), US Pen - admin Max Facility, PO Box 8500, Florence Colorado 81226, USA. Is serving multiple life sentences for the infamous 'Unabomber' bombing & murder campaign, which was carried out against symbols of technology.

Glynn Harding (address unknown) is on remand in Britain for allegedly sending a series of nail letter bombs to targets associated with animal abuse. The media are speculating that Harding is an animal rights activist. But as yet there is no confirmation of this and it is unclear why Harding sent his letter bombs.

NOTE: ELP Newsletter does not condone the use of violence. However ELP believes our readers can decide for themselves if they wish to support a prisoner or not.


ELP does not deliberately exclude any genuine eco-centric direct action prisoner. If you know of someone who you feel should be on our lists, but is not yet mentioned, please get in contact with us as soon as possible. Likewise if you, or your family or friend, have recently been arrested, please do get in contact with ELP as we can offer advice & support.


ELP was founded in 1993 to support jailed eco-activists. We do this by producing regular prisoner lists:

Spirit of Freedom is ELP's on-line newsletter. View it at http://www.spiritoffreedom.org.uk To contact Spirit of Freedom e-mail earthlibprisoner@mail.com

Earth Liberation Prisoners Newsletter is ELP's hardcopy publication (also available via e-mail). If you would like to receive a copy contact ELP Newsletter, BM Box 2407, London, WC1N 3XX, England.

Urgent ELP! is an e-mail Bulletin which distributes the names of any new eco-prisoner as soon as ELP gets the details. For more info e-mail AnimalEarthLiberation@bigfoot.com

ELP North America is ELP's North American contact. For more info contact North American ELP, POB 11331, Eugene, OR 97440, USA. E-mail naelpsn@yahoo.com


Earth First! Journal has changed address. Their new address is Earth First! Journal, P.O. Box 3023, Tucson, AZ, 85702, USA. E-Mail: collective@earthfirstjournal.org

Green Anarchist magazine has split with its former Editor Paul Rogers. The new Editorship is looking to extend the magazines links with the wider peace & green movement. The new address is Green Anarchist, 9 Ash Avenue, Galgate, Lancaster, LA2 ONP, England. E-Mail: grandlaf@lineone.net


The following information has all come from either the eco-prisoners, mainstream media newspaper reports and/or BBC Ceefax reports.

In March 2001, Dutch eco-activists sabotaged water pipes in a Betuweline tunnel causing over 10,000 guilders damage. The Betuweline is a controversial project to connect different industrial areas of Holland & Germany by train. The line has been heavily criticised because of environmental damage. No group has claim responsibility for the sabotage.

In April 2001, the British eco-campaign "No Tarmac Quarries At Bestwood" announced its total victory after a three year struggle to stop two controversial quarries planned in Nottingham. After a determined campaign which had involved letter writing, bulldozer pledges, banner drops, public meetings, a campaign newsletter, pickets, shut roads, closed quarries, visited quarries at night, disrupted AGMs, chaos at EGMs plus spontaneous acts of local sabotage, the earth-rapist Tarmac waved the white flag of surrender and has gave up both of its quarry planning permissions and agreed to hand over all the land to the local Country Park, increasing the size of the park by a third.


This Newsletter is dedicated to Dominik, an 18 year old German Animal Libber who died on 26/02/01. Dominik was travelling to a demo when the van he was in suffered a blow out. Both Dominik and another activist were catapulted out of the vehicle by the force of the blow out. Happily the other activist was not seriously injured. Sadly Dominik was fatally wounded. Dominik's friends said of him that "the movement is loosing a permanently motivated and committed activist."


"Any political movement that does not support its political internees is a sham movement" (Ojore Lutalo - Anarchist prisoner)

Support All Animal & Earth Liberation Prisoners

Earth Liberation Prisoners Support Network
c/o BM Box 2407, London, WC1N 3XX, England

Spirit of Freedom (Earth Liberation Prisoners)
c/o Cornerstone Resource Centre, Leeds, LS7 3HB, England
E-Mail < earthlibprisoner@mail.com
< http://www.spiritoffreedom.org.uk

North American Earth Liberation Prisoners Support Network
c/o POB 11331, Eugene, OR 97440, USA
E-Mail < naelpsn@yahoo.com

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