Tue, 21 March 2017
Episode 222: We talk with Julie Herrada from Marius Mason's support crew.
Marius Mason is an anarchist, environmental and animal rights activist currently serving nearly 22 years in federal prison for acts of property damage carried out in defense of the planet. After being threatened with a life sentence in 2009 for these acts of sabotage, he pled guilty to arson charges at a Michigan State University lab researching genetically modified organisms for Monsanto, and admitted to 12 other acts of property damage. No one was physically harmed in these actions. At sentencing the judge applied a so-called “terrorism enhancement,” adding almost two years to an already extreme sentence requested by the prosecution. This is the harshest punishment of anyone convicted of environmental sabotage to date.
In this week's segment we hear a talk from Jordan at the Utah Prisoner Advocate Network, League of Allies & #cut50 Day of Empathy event.
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