A big part of Unoffensive Animal is prisoner support. Prisons serve to oppress those who oppose the state. They are there to silence and distance those who are willing to fight for a better world by any means necessary. For that reason, writing to prisoners should be a standard in any activist’s week!
We have a list of addresses to write to on our website where you can even write letters to prisoners and let us send them for you (handy hey? then the same stamp sends two or three letters at the time!):
But today we want to put focus on two specific people that are currently serving time in prison.
Marius Mason is a transgender anarchist and environmental and animal rights activist serving nearly twenty-two years in federal prison for acts of property damage carried out in defence of the planet. He has recently been transferred and his address has changed, so he hasn’t received any letters for a couple of weeks now.
After being threatened with a life sentence in 2009 for acts of sabotage, he plead guilty to his involvement in an ELF arson at a University lab researching genetically modified organisms for Monsanto, as well as admitting to twelve other acts of property damage (it is speculated though as to whether he was forced to accept guilt for these as part of a plea bargain). 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.
Marie (Marius) Mason 04672-061
Danbury, CT 06811
United States of America.
Matthias has been in prison since December last year, awaiting trial. In early December 2018, three comrades from Switzerland suspected of participating in acts of sabotage against speciesist shops, state buildings and against a slaughterhouse, were sent to jail in Champ-Dollon (Switzerland) after being held in custody for 48 hours. One person was released after a week, Mirabelle after 27 days, and Matthias is still enjailed there. His detention was extended by an additional 3 months.
You can show him support by writing messages to him through the facebook page “Solidarite avec nos camarades antispécistes détenu.e.s en Suisse” (Solidarity with our antispeciesist comrades enjailed in Switzerland). Events are also being planned through this page in order to support him.
We don’t know yet when the trial will take place.
Send a message with your letter to Matthias here:
And remember that solidarity is our strongest weapon. Use it.
PRISONS ARE FOR BURNING!