Next Thursday, December 7th, is the first anniversary of the beginning of the Green Scare came . It's the first anniversary of the day federal marshals came for our friend Daniel McGowan. Of the launching of Operation Backfire, in which 15 people would be indicted, facing multiple life sentences for acts of eco-sabotage which hurt no one.
Last December 7th the New York activist community was in thrown into shock and confusion. This year, folks here and around the world have been busy planning events to show solidarity with the targets of the Green Scare. In New York, GreenScare.org and Family & Friends of Daniel McGowan are hosting a series of events from December 2-8, including a rally across from the Federal Courthouse on Friday, December 7th from 12-2pm. A full list of New York City events is below, and an expanding list of almost 40 events from Eugene to Athens and everywhere in between is available on GreenScare.org.
December 2, 2006: Release party for World War 3 Illustrated #37 "Unnatural Disasters" Featuring art by Seth Tobocman, Art Spiegelman, James Romberger, Jennifer Camper & Nicole Schulman. At MOCCA - the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, 594 Broadway (between Houston & Prince), Suite 401. 7PM. We are very excited there is a five page comic on Daniel in this issue.
December 2, 2006: Benefit show for Daniel. CANCELLED.
December 7th, 2006: We will be participating in the December 7th International Day of Solidarity with Green Scare Indictees and Political Prisoners. There will be a 12 - 2 PM rally in downtown Manhattan and a 6:30 PM dinner and movies at Times Up, 49 East Houston Street. We will be screening The Lorax and Pom Poko [Raccoon War]. For full event information as well as raffle info, click here. Download flyer 1 and flyer 2.
December 7, 2006: Join us for a tea party (seriously!) complete with homemade vegan desserts, finger sandwiches provided by Foodswings and of course, tea. Wear your daintiest tea party attire, or don't. 7PM. $5-10 sliding scale - all proceeds go to Daniel McGowan's legal fund. The Barracks Jukehouse, 107 Magnolia Ave, Jersey City. Download flyer
December 8, 2006: Benefit show for targets of the Green Scare. Featuring Indaculture!- Rockaway's reggae, rock and jamband sensation, Brownbird Rudy Relic (acoustic holla' blues), Casa De Chihauhua (old-timey punk), Hungry March Band and Darren Deicide! - (bluesy punk roots music). At DUMBA Arts Collective, 57 Jay Street, Brooklyn, F to York, walk down the hill towards the water 2 blocks. Doors at 8:30pm, bands at 9pm, DJ after. $5 at the door (suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds). Cheap beer, wine, hot cider and vegan treats! Learn about the Green Scare and the individuals targeted by this new effort to criminalize dissent. There will be information tables and you can write to prisoners at a letter writing station! Proceeds from the show go to benefit Daniel McGowan and Andy Stepanian. For more directions, email email@example.com or call (718) 858-4886. Download flyer.