A benefit for Marius Mason w/ Brocrusher, Tensor, Slouch, K8Y H8R, & Body Builder
BROCRUSHER - Vancouver, BC
TENSOR - Portland, OR
SLOUCH - Pdx/Oly
Post cards and other letter writing material will be available at this show, as well as other neat surprises to be announced.
Marius Mason is serving the longest prison term of any environmental activist in the US. In February 2009, he was sentenced to almost 22 years in federal prison for two acts of property destruction in Michigan in which no one was injured or killed—damaging an office connected to GMO research as well as destroying a piece of logging equipment. Marius’ case is one of the most egregious in the “Green Scare”, the name given to the prosecution of environmental and animal liberation activists who received vastly inflated sentences, and who have been publicly and legally labeled “terrorists” – though no one was hurt in their acts of economic sabotage.
It is important to note, that on June 11th 2014, Marius formally announced—as part of a gender transitioning process—that he will no longer use the name, Marie Mason, and will instead go by Marius Jacob Mason and will utilize male pronouns.
Marius has been an activist for over 20 years. Like Earth First!’s Judi Bari, he is from a generation of radicals who worked to link the environmental and labor movements by stitching together groups such as Earth First! with unions like the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). When not raising his children, working with local environmental groups or with his union, he was a journalist for magazines such as the Fifth Estate, recorded a neo-folk album with fellow Earth First!er Darryl Cherney in 1999, and worked with numerous charitable groups.
June 11th is around the corner, but come show some solidarity and let him know he's not alone and enjoy the show.
More info on Marius: http://supportmariusmason.org/