Leah-Lynn Plante, a third anarchist comrade jailed for silence.

So, I’ve really not written much of late, out of a combination of being quite busy and not having that much to say. I still don’t have much to say, but I thought it was worth sharing an update on the Grand Jury targeting anarchists in the North-Western United States, since there still doesn’t seem to be much discussion of this stuff in UK radical circles.
On October 10th, Leah-Lynn Plante became the third person to be jailed in the last few weeks for refusing to give evidence to the state’s investigation of anarchists. I’m not a huge fan of videos as a way of getting information across, but the video she made immediately before being imprisoned is hugely powerful and worth watching:

If for whatever reason you can’t watch videos, you can read her statement here.
Leah’s silence, and the silence of the other jury resisters, directly protects our movement. You can and should support them by writing to them:
Leah-Lynn Plante
FDC SeaTac
P.O. Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198

Matthew Kyle Duran #42565-086
FDC SeaTac
P.O. Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198

Katherine Olejnik #42592-086
FDC SeaTac,
P.O. Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198

The state jailed these people as a way of putting a chill on anarchist activity. We can avenge them by carrying on doing what we’re doing. Personally, I think that one good way of honouring their spirit would be to turn up at 2.30 at Oxford Circus on Saturday 20th and cause economic disruption to businesses using workfare, but that’s just me. If something else seems to make more sense in your situation, then go for it.

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"The impulse to fight against work and management is immediately collective. As we fight against the conditions of our own lives, we see that other people are doing the same. To get anywhere we have to fight side by side. We begin to break down the divisions between us and prejudices, hierarchies, and nationalisms begin to be undermined. As we build trust and solidarity, we grow more daring and combative. More becomes possible. We get more organized, more confident, more disruptive and more powerful."
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2 Responses to Leah-Lynn Plante, a third anarchist comrade jailed for silence.

  1. paxus says:

    Thanks for this. Much of the same information, including the mailing address is at the following post http://funologist.org/2012/10/16/who-is-leah-lynn-plante-and-why-is-she-so-important/ BUT i do include the information about the types of books they are interested in receiving.

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