NYABC Political Prisoner Listing Guide to Corresponding with Prisoners Earth First! Prisoner Support Guide
In 1970, Congress enacted the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. § 1961, ostensibly to curtail the criminal activities of the mafia. In the forty years since RICO was enacted, the application of the law has extended far beyond the activities of loansharks and the “Don,” and into Constitutionally protected protest activities.
ALEC is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 “nonprofit” organization that works to promote corporate interests in public policy and espouses principles of free markets, limited government, and federalism . Based in Washington D.C., ALEC is primarily a membership organization composed of hundreds of state legislators, and representatives of large corporations such as ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and Peabody Energy.
CLDC has signed the Solidarity Statement against the raids and Grand Jury (taken from nopoliticalprepression.wordpress.com): On Wednesday July 25th, the FBI conducted a series of coordinated raids against activists in […]