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Kite Line: June 11th, 2017- Ongoing Support for Marius Mason and His Family

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This week on Kite Line we feature Arianna Staiger, daughter of Marius
Mason, an anarchist prisoner who used to live and organize in
Bloomington. Ariana speaks about how she experienced Marius’ arrest and
persecution, her thoughts on ongoing support and about June 11, a day
set aside every year to support and honor Marius and other long-term
anarchist prisoners. Before starting with Ariana, we’d like to share a
selection from Daniel McGowan’s recent interview about June 11.
Daniel helped organize the first June 11 in 2004 before he himself was
arrested for environmental sabotage, including actions against genetic
engineering.

The June 11th tradition was initiated in 2004 to mark the anniversary of
eco-prisoner Jeffrey Luers’ arrest. He was sentenced to 22 years after
he burned 3 SUVs in protest against the fossil fuel industry, an action
which hurt no one. Jeff won his release in 2009 but the day continues
as an annual reminder of the anarchists prisoners serving the longest
sentences for acts of sabotage and conscience. We will include a link
to the history of June 11 on our website.

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