Posts Tagged ‘NATO 5’
Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Mark “Migs” Neiweem of the NATO 5 has been in solitary confinement for nearly two months. Why? For being in possession of Anarchist symbols (including the Anarchist Black Cross logo) and Anarchist literature. Please call or write in today to demand these politically-motivated disciplinary actions be reversed.
Since our previous call-in campaign, Mark has been found guilty on two disciplinary violations:
Gang or Unauthorized Organization Activity, for his possession of “unauthorized” Anarchist symbols and friendship with another Anarchist in the prison
Dangerous Written Material, for his possession of “unauthorized” Anarchist literature
These rules exist to limit gang activity within the prison but are being used in this case to target Anarchists and label them as an imminent threat to the facility. He is still being held in the most restrictive type of cell within solitary, behind a solid steel door. (more…)
Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Mark “Migs” Neiweem (pronounced Nye-wame) faces continued repression and torture in jail.
First he was placed in solitary confinement with just months remaining in his sentence at Pontiac Correctional Center. When members of Operation PenPal started a campaign demanding his return to general population, prison officials moved him to an even worse solitary cell infested with rats and roaches and where he is denied even the brief human contact solitary victims expect at feeding time.
Though he’s due to be freed in November, prison officials are bringing additional charges that could add to Migs’ sentence and endanger not just his freedom but that of future Occupy-associated political prisoners as well. “They accuse him of being an anarchist, which he is.” says Unterman. That’s not against the law — “but this is prison, so they are using it as a gang charge. The gang charges are worded so that you can apply it to almost anything.” (more…)
Sunday, April 28th, 2013
We are calling on comrades around the world to help raise awareness of the NATO 5 cases and support funds for the defendants on the one-year anniversary of their preemptive arrests. Between May 16 – 21, the one year anniversary of their arrests, plan a fundraiser, solidarity action, or just help spread the word in support of the NATO 5!
If you are unable to plan an entire event, you could always pass the hat at a meeting, or even help us promote our WePay.
While their lawyers are working pro bono, the NATO 5 require upwards of $30,000 for expert legal costs, court costs, data retrieval, etc. Any donation amount helps!
For more information, check out the information on the Week of Solidarity on our website: http://nato5support.wordpress.com/international-week-of-solidarity-with-the-nato-5/
Or go to our WePay: https://www.wepay.com/donations/nato-5-defense
NATO 5 Defense Committee