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“If you don’t fight, you’ve already lost”: Debbie Vincent jailed for 6 yrs Remains Defiant

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

On Tuesday, Debbie Vincent, an animal rights activist from the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) campaign was sentenced to six years in prison for conspiracy to blackmail after a five week long trial at Winchester Crown Court. She was also given an Anti Social Behaviour Order which means she can be arrested if she protests against or contacts Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) or its business partners for a further five years after her release from prison.

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Source: Indymedia

The sentence should serve as a wake up call to anti-capitalists of the need to offer solidarity to those who have been singled out for repression because of their involvement in effective resistance to corporate power.

A press release from the Blackmail 3 support campaign quotes Debbie: “I have been made an example of because I put myself up as a public face of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty and for believing that such places as Huntingdon Life Sciences should be resigned to the history books.” “In some ways I’m really not surprised I was found guilty, as I don’t believe anyone can get justice when faced with a political conspiracy charge and the huge resources of the state and multinationals against me. I will always have hope and will always continue to try my best to make the inhabitants of this planet more compassionate to all and try to make the world a better place for all.”

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On the Past and Future Efficacy of Targeted Hoaxes

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Animalrightsmilitiaby Jan Smitowicz

Imagine, if you will, a woman walks into a library or university computer lab far from her place of residence.1 She wears loose-fitting clothes of a style she doesn’t normally wear, purchased from a thrift store in a city she doesn’t frequent. Maybe she wears sunglasses, a bandana over her scalp; she’s removed her piercings if she has any—in short, this woman disguises her appearance from security cameras. Ones that are becoming more and more common as this culture moves ever closer to a techno-fascist police state. When she walks into the computer lab, she tilts down her head and (more…)

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Why Did the FBI Label Ryan Shapiro’s Dissertation on Animal Rights a Threat to National Security?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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Source: Democracy Now

Over the past decade, Ryan Shapiro has become a leading freedom of information activist, unearthing tens of thousands of once-secret documents. His work focuses on how the government infiltrates and monitors political movements, in particular those for animal and environmental rights. Today, he has around 700 Freedom of Information Act requests before the FBI, seeking around 350,000 documents. That tenacity has led the Justice Department to call him the “most prolific” requester there is — in one year, two requests per day. It has also led the FBI to claim his dissertation research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology would “irreparably damage national security.” Shapiro discusses his methodology in obtaining government documents through FOIA requests, and the details that have emerged therein about the crackdown on animal rights activists.

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Animal rights activist convicted as repression of activists in UK intensifies

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

debbie vincent 1Source: Corporate Watch

An animal rights activist has been convicted of conspiracy to blackmail after 5 weeks on trial at Winchester Crown Court. Debbie Vincent of the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) campaign was accused of blackmail on the basis that SHAC pressured companies to end their business relationships with Huntingdon Life Sciences, Europe’s largest animal testing laboratory.

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Breaking: SHAC Activist Debbie Vincent Convicted for Conspiracy

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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Debbie Vincent is a compassionate and dedicated freedom fighter for the millions of animals mercilessly tortured to death inside the notorious Huntingdon Life Sciences concentration camp. She is also the first of the “Blackmail 3″ to go on trial for her activism with SHAC (Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty).

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Amerikan Stasi Police State Staring Us In The Face

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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by Paul Craig Roberts

American taxpayers have built an entire city in Virginia so that the Pentagon, can practice occupying American cities and putting down protests by US citizens. This fake city is the training ground for the doctrine outlined in a leaked US Army document that describes how soldiers are to be trained to put down domestic disturbances and process prisoners through detainment camps where prisoners will be re-educated to appreciate US policies. In situations of “extreme necessity” the training embraces deadly force: “Warning shot will not be fired. When a firearm is discharged it will be fired with the intent of rendering the person(s) at whom it is discharged incapable of continuing that activity or course of behavior.” Lecturers in the training courses describe constitutionalists as “domestic extremists.”

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Today is the 3rd anniversary of Walter Bond’s statement at his sentencing in Denver

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Walter Bond 37096-013 USP Marion CMU PO Box 1000 Marion IL 62959

Walter Bond 37096-013
USP Marion CMU
PO Box 1000
Marion IL 62959

February 11, 2014 is the 3rd anniversary of Walter Bond’s sentencing for the Animal Liberation Front Lone Wolf arson attack on the Sheepskin Factory. An FBI sting operation carried out with the assistance of Walter’s brother, Trapper Zuehlke, resulted in his arrest in a suburb of Denver on July 22, 2010. Walter was held in the Jefferson County Detention Center, in Golden Colorado while awaiting court and for about 2 months after sentencing, before he was transferred for “processing” to Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center, then on to a private facility utilized by the Bureau of Prisons, called Nevada Southern Detention Center for a few weeks, and finally placed into Davis County Jail in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Nevada, to await court for additional federal charges.

Before being sentenced by Judge Christine Arguello, Walter Bond made this statement in court:

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After NSA Backdoors, Security Experts Leave RSA for a Conference They Can Trust

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

nsa rsaSource: Electronic Frontier Foundation

We thought we won the Crypto Wars, the fight to make strong encryption accessible to all, in the 1990s.1 We were wrong. Last month, Reuters broke news about a deal struck between the popular computer security firm RSA and the National Security Agency. RSA reportedly accepted $10 million from NSA to make Dual_EC_DRBG—an intentionally weakened random number generator—the default in its widely used BSAFE encryption toolkit.

 

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We Don’t Acquiesce and We Don’t Negotiate with Scum

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

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By Camille Marino

Sumter County Jail, May 30, 2013

(received in the mail on June 5)

On November 19, 2012, I pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespass and “posting a message” – an obscure felony that I am the only person to have ever been charged with or convicted of in the state of Michigan.  I served six months in the Wayne County Jail system and am on probation until December 5, 2015.  Judge Bryan Levy added a handwritten caveat to my paperwork which states that any probation violation will result in a prison term of 18 months to 5 years.

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6/15/13 update on Camille Marino

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

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On June 3, Camille was removed from Sumter County Jail in Bushnell, Florida (where she had been held since May 22) by the authorities and transported to Wayne County Jail in Detroit, Michigan.  She was booked into Wayne County Jail on June 11.  The next morning, Camille was brought to court to be arraigned on the charge that she violated probation.

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