[Ppnews] Prison Dispatch from Jeff "Free" Luers - June 16, 2006

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Prison Dispatch from Jeff "Free" Luers - June 16, 2006

Today is my six year anniversary. I almost didn’t 
notice to tell you the truth. It isn’t just 
because one day blends into another in here. 
Right now I just don’t really care that much that 
I’m in prison. I know how that sounds but that’s 
brutally honest. I got careless, I got sloppy. I slipped up. I got caught.

But, over the years something happened. I got 
stronger. I got louder. I became more powerful 
than the state ever wanted me to be.

You see, I was supposed to be a message to you 
all out there that would dare resist. But not 
enough people listened. Some kept fighting back. 
They kept liberating animals. They kept burning things down.

Now the state wants to send a more powerful 
message. They sent in agents and infiltrators. 
They bought off activists and turned others into 
traitors with threats. The message is simple: the 
government sees this movement as a threat. And 
they are telling you that if you challenge them 
they will try and lock you away for life.

It’s a powerful message. It’s down right 
intimidating, to be honest. But, this last 
weekend (June 9-11) another message was sent by 
43 cities around the world. That message was very clear: we will not disappear.

Yea, some of us are going to end up in prison. 
That’s a fact. Some of the weaker individuals 
might break under that threat. That’s a fact, 
too. And that is intimidating. Why sugarcoat it?

However, when an international solidarity event, 
in which 43 cities participate, can be organized 
from a maximum security prison
.That’s not just intimidating. That’s a threat.

There’s no denying the authorities have a lot of 
power. But so do we and we have to recognize 
that. We have to harness that energy. Every time 
we are pushed we must push back twice as hard.

Thank you for not being silent. Thank you for 
standing up for the “green scare” victims, the 
earth liberation prisoners and for me. I am so 
grateful, so very grateful I can’t wait to read and hear about all the events.

We have shown that we are united, that we can and 
will support our prisoners. Now let us show our 
might. They have heard your words. Make them feel 
your actions. The earth, the animals, the future, 
our children, your freedom, the people of Iraq, 
your very own community needs you to fight back. 
You are all we have. Your resistance is our only 
weapon, our only defense. You are the only 
protection we have left. PLEASE do EVERYTHING you can to help.

Jeffrey Luers
Oregon State Prison
2605 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97310
Prison Dispatch - June 16, 2006

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