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Write to Alvaro Luna

Alvaro Hernandez Luna was sentenced in Odessa, TX on June 2-9, 1997 to 50 years in prison for defending himself by disarming a police officer drawing a weapon on him (unarmed). The trial evidence clearly showed Alvaro was the victim of “witchhunts” and a police-orchestrated conspiracy to frame or eliminate him.

History of A Longtime Freedom Fighter

Police informants were used to monitor Alvaro’s organizing activites in the barrio. They were told Alvaro was “typing legal papers,” “had many books” and was working on police brutality cases in Alpine.

The police knew of Alvaro’s history of community-based organizing and his legal skills. Alvaro was recognized nationally and internationally as the national coordiantor of the Ricardo Aldape Guerra Defense Committee, which led the struggle to free Mexican national Aldape Guerra from Texas’ death row after being framed by Houston police for allegedly killing a cop. Alvaro’s human rights work was recognized in Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Mexico and other countries.   Read more here… http://freealvaro.net/

Mailing Address:

Alvaro Luna Hernandez
#255735
James V Allred Unit
2101 FM 369 North
Iowa Park TX 76367

Welcome Home Eric McDavid

Eric McDavid, who the US government has considered an eco-terrorist since 2007, was released on Thursday night after a judge determined that important documents related to his case had been filed away in an FBI office.

The government handed over thousands of pages of documents – including love notes from from McDavid to an informant – as part of a trial this week in Sacramento, California.

“I’ve never heard or seen of anything like this,” said US district judge Morrison England, the same man who sentenced McDavid in 2007. England ordered McDavid be released and asked to be given information showing how such evidence was hidden.

“I know [McDavid is] not necessarily a choirboy, but he doesn’t deserve to go through this, either,” England told the Sacramento Bee. “It’s not fair.”

McDavid, 37, was three days away from having spent nine years in prison. As part of the agreement, McDavid pleaded guilty to a single conspiracy count and was released with time served.

Read more…  http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/09/eric-mcdavid-eco-terrorism-fbi-evidence

Official Website:  http://supporteric.org/

Sean Swain

Sean Swain is a hostage held by a lawless rogue-state calling itself “The State of Ohio.”   He has been held without legal conviction or sentence since 1991 for the self-defense killing of a court official’s relative who broke into Sean’s home and threatened his life. In 2011, the Ohio Adult Parole Authority gave Sean a continuance of 5 years without notifying his counsel of a full-board hearing as required by statute. None of the State’s laws apply in Sean Swain’s case. His next parole eligibility date is in 2016 but there is no reason to believe the State will have any greater regard for justice or truth than it does now, so Sean has stated that he will not attend that hearing.

Sean is the only son of a retired auto worker and stay-home mom. He has renounced his high school diploma, his college degree, and his honorable discharge from the U.S. military. Before being taken hostage, Sean worked as a newspaper columnist and as a union organizer.

According to the federal courts, Sean’s prison writings “promote anarchy and rebellion against authority.”   Since he has been stripped of all constitutional protections he has been forced to write underground like writers in all fascist police states. His work is available for free in print and on-line because the system of capital sucks and nobody should be paid for telling the truth.

Sean ran for Ohio Governor in 2006 and 2010 on a Zapatista platform that in many ways prefigured the Occupy Movement. He supports arming the homeless, burning down banks and courthouses, abolishing the State, and dismantling civilization in order to make something better. Though innocent of any crime, and though he is held without legal conviction or sentence, Sean will only be liberated when the illegitimate power of the lawless rogue state holding him hostage is abolished once and for all.

The State started the war. Sean Swain intends to finish it.

Write to Sean:

Sean Swain #243-205

OSP

878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd

Youngstown, OH 44505

Website: seanswain.org

Donate: http://seanswain.org/donate/

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg AKA Anakata

 

Per Gottfrid Svartholm Warg (born 17 October 1984), alias anakata, is a Swedish computer specialist, well known as the co-founder of the BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay together with Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde. He has also created the tracker software Hypercube (open source software under no specific license) which was used to run The Pirate Bay web site and tracker.

On 31 January 2008, The Pirate Bay operators — Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström (CEO of The Pirate Bay’s former ISP) — were charged with “promoting other people’s infringements of copyright laws”. The trial began on 16 February 2009. On 17 April 2009, Sunde and his co-defendants were found to be guilty of “assisting in making copyright content available” Each defendant was sentenced to one year in prison and they were ordered to pay damages of 30 million SEK (approximately €3,390,317 or US$4,222,980), to be apportioned between the four defendants. The defendants lawyers have appealed to the Svea Court of Appeal together with a request for a retrial in the district court because of the recent suspicion of bias on behalf of judge Tomas Norström. Under Swedish law, the verdict is not lawful until all appeals have been processed.

As of 20 April 2009, Svartholm is the subject of an investigation by Swedish prosecutors looking into his role in The Student Bay, a file sharing site specializing in academic texts. Svartholm claims he had no knowledge of the site. The site was reported by the Swedish Association for Educational Writers in December 2008 claiming it violated copyright law.
In October 2009, Stockholm District Court ordered that Svartholm is banned from operating the Pirate Bay, despite the facts that he was no longer living in Sweden, and the Pirate Bay was no longer located there.
In October 2011, a Swedish court ordered that Svartholm be jailed for not attending a court appearance.

On 30 August 2012, at the request of Swedish authorities, Svartholm was arrested by Cambodian police in the capital Phnom Penh, where he had been living for several years. Cambodia has no extradition treaty with Sweden, but Cambodian police spokesman Kirth Chantharith told the AFP news agency “we’ll look into our laws and see how we can handle this case”. Subsequently, Cambodian police were reported stating that the Swedish government had requested that Gottfried be deported in connection with “a crime related to information technology”.

Write him at:
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg
171084
Att: Jens Jørgensen
Politigården
1567 København V
Denmark

Or send letters via email at [email protected]

Website: http://freeanakata.se/index
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreeAnakata
Twitter: @free_anakata