Upcoming Events with Marie Mason and Derrick Jensen

by Will Potter on May 13, 2008

in Activism & Activists' Response,Terrorism Prisoners

Marie MasonThis looks like an interesting event. Marie Mason was arrested recently and charged with a 1999 arson at Michigan State University, and subsequently had her co-defendant become a government informant. Derrick Jensen is a wonderful author, and his writing blends a wide variety of issues, including environmental and civil liberties concerns.

They’re holding a live webcast together, and folks around the country are setting up community events to coincide with the viewing. For instance, here in DC:

Saturday – June 7, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

Solidarity is a Weapon!
A benefit for Marie Mason in Washington, D.C.

DERRICK JENSEN – Live! via webcast speaking on impending Ecological
Collapse, the Green Scare and the Radical Environmental Movement.

At St. Stephen’s Church
1525 Newton Street NW (On the corner of 16th and Newton)
Washington DC 20010

$10 – 20 sliding scale donation to benefit Marie Mason
No one turned away for lack of funds.

**June 7: A Day of Resistance against the Green Scare!**

On Saturday, June 7th people from all over North America will gather
together on a single day to discuss the threat against the radical
environmental movement, the Green Scare, and how we can prevent impending
ecological collapse.

The live web-cast with Derrick Jensen will be an interactive
experience where people from all over will be able to email questions to
Derrick and participate in a webcast discussion among events in multiple

This event will also be broadcast in multiple cities, including
Portland, OR; Sacramento, CA; Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Bloomington,
IN; Evansville, IN; Cincinnati, OH; Detroit, MI; Ann Arbor, MI; Lexington,
KY; Washington, DC and New York, NY

Derrick Jensen is a ground-breaking and critically-acclaimed author
speaking on civilization, violence, and resistance to ecological collapse.
He is the author of A Language Older Than Words; Listening to the Land;
The Culture of Make Believe; Endgame; and many other titles. Check out
www.derrickjensen.org for more information.

Marie Mason of Cincinatti, Ohio is a long time environmental and social
justice activist and loving mother of two. On March 10th, she was arrested
by FBI, Homeland Security and local police on charges related to two Earth
Liberation Front actions that occured in Michigan, in 1999 and 2000.

Marie’s case is one of the latest developments in what many have dubbed
the “Green Scare”, a recent wave of government repression aimed at
disrupting and discrediting grassroots environmental activism and
criminalizing dissent. For more information, go to www.ecoprisoners.org or

If you would like to contribute a question to the Q & A, please send it to:

For further information on this event, go to: www.dcinfoshop.org

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