Posts Tagged ‘repression’

Message from Prisoner Tomas Vasquez – International Support Needed

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Tomas Vasquez was arrested at a fur farm demonstration on November 25, 2017 and is now facing deportation. We need to support him, share his story widely, make phone calls, and exert some international pressure. Whenever an acivtist is in the hands of the state, that person must know that the rest of us are fighting for them.

Call the detention center:

In Sweden: 0771235235
From outside of Sweden: +460771235235

Please visit Free Tomas Vasquez.

Free Tomas Vasquez – in danger of deportation

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

A support page has been established for imprisoned Animal Liberation activist Tomas Vasquez. They report that he was arrested at a fur farm protest in Sweden yesterday:

At yesterday’s fur farm protest in Falkenberg Tomas Vasquez was arrested and is now being held at a detention center in Åstorp. Tomas is an active animal rights activist that is now at risk of being deported. Together we will do everything we can to free Tomas!

Call the detention center:

In Sweden: 0771235235
From outside of Sweden: +460771235235

 

Calls and support are needed from around the globe to express solidarity with another of our political prisoners.

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UF withholding animal experimentation records – Help Eleventh Hour for Animals Sue

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Image of a a monkey being tortured inside the University of Florida
(awarded by the court on 12/30/11, Camille Marino v. UF)

Camille Marino
November 21, 2017

Since I got back online four months ago, I filed numerous records requests with the University of Florida — not a single request has been honored and their game-playing has actually reached an entirely new level. I am in receipt of “disappearing” files — heavily-redacted partial records that were released and then “expired” and are no longer available. UF is under fire right now for their dishonest handling of records relating to other projects; possibly even providing fraudulent documents. And it is imperative that we pursue this issue in a timely manner to ensure maximum damage to their reputation. I will be meeting with my lawyer, Marcy I. LaHart, in early December in Gainesville. At that point, we will sue UF or pursue any other legal remedy we deem appropriate to take possession of the animal experimentation records.

Marcy LaHart’s fee is $400 plus a $50 filing fee. In the past, I would pay all legal fees involved in suing the university out of my own pocket when necessary; UF ultimately paying all the fees each time we won and that reimbursed money would go back into the campaign. But 5 years of prosecutions has left me financially devastated. So a GoFundMe account has been established to help Eleventh Hour for Animals pursue legal action.

To Donate, please click HERE.

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