[Marxism] Fwd: Anthro student and enivro activist charged with "terrorism hoax"

mckenna193 at aol.com mckenna193 at aol.com
Tue Jan 14 15:02:33 MST 2014


Forwarded from Noah Theriault noah.ther at GMAIL.COM

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Sent: Tue, Jan 14, 2014 4:16 pm
Subject: Anthro student and enivro activist charged with "terrorism hoax"



Dear colleagues,


Here in Oklahoma, two environmental activists are facing terrorism charges in connection with their participation in a peaceful protest at the headquarters of an energy corporation in downtown Oklahoma City.  They were protesting the corporation's involvement with Canadian tar-sands development and hydraulic fracturing.  One of the activists is a former youth pastor, the other a waitress and graduate student in anthropology at OU.  At the protest on 13 December, they unfurled a be-glittered banner bearing the words "The odds are never in our favor," and in the process some of the glitter fell onto the floor of the building's lobby.  This is being construed as a terrorism hoax by the Oklahoma City Police.  The Oklahoma County District Attorney is reportedly still considering whether to pursue the charges.  


The Guardian has covered the story:
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/10/terror-charges-oklahoma-fossil-fuel-protest

And the student involved released a moving statement about her experience:
http://gptarsandsresistance.org/statement-from-moriah-stephenson-one-of-the-two-activists-facing-potential-terrorism-hoax-charges/



Because of the connection to anthropology and the environment, I thought you might be interested in this case.  If you wish to take action in support of these activists, you can: 


Sign a petition: 

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/10/terror-charges-oklahoma-fossil-fuel-protest



Donate to their legal fund:
http://gptarsandsresistance.org/donate/



Write a letter to the District Attorney:
David Prater
Oklahoma County District Attorney
320 Robert S. Kerr, Room 505
Oklahoma City, OK 73102



Or share this statement on Facebook, Twitter, etc.:
http://gptarsandsresistance.org/statement-from-moriah-stephenson-one-of-the-two-activists-facing-potential-terrorism-hoax-charges/





Respectfully,
Noah






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