Published January 14, 2014
Marie’s birthday is January 26. Please send her a card and brighten her day!
She loves to get mail from supporters and can receive mail from anyone — although she is limited in how many people she can write back.
Some ideas include:
* Photos of the wild you find inspiring
* Cards (handmade are always great)
* Notes of support
Be sure to check the guidelines here for the details on what is allowed/not allowed, especially when creating handmade cards. You may also want to include her name and prisoner number on the card in case it get separated from the envelope during processing.
Letter writing events are always welcome, although please note that her support team is considering the next step and there will probably be a call for public events in the upcoming months. We hopefully will have a rewritten, redesigned tri-fold informational brochure available for events by Marie’s birthday, so let us know if you would like some shipped to you.
Published January 7, 2014
Events , Marie's Paintings
“With Conviction: Art and Letters From Behind Prison Walls”
Opening: Saturday, January 11, through February 9
Exhibit S, 547 L Street, Sacramento, Calif.
Open 6pm Introductory talk 8pm
An exhibit of prisoner art depicting inmate life, anti-prison symbolism, but also love letters, and tattoo art.
Marie Mason has four oil paintings on display.
Opening night features a lecture by Chicago-based anti-prison activist Anthony Rayson. Free admission
Kickstarter campaign video at:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/238264289/519366189?token=1aa04528
Lynne Stewart is a radical human rights lawyer held imprisoned at FMC Carswell, the same prison as Marie Mason. She is battling cancer at this moment and has been given 12 months to live. This poem is dedicated to her and the current fight to grant her compassionate release. More information is available at lynnestewart.org
I’ve been on the wrong side of too many fences
Their lamentations creaking sour
Protests of possession.
Dissonant in any ear
And in mine, so much…
The coyote’s song is sweeter so,
A harmony with air
And he owns nothing but the world itself
So let me be
Where the wind blows free
Through rocky arches, twisting trees
To fill the breathless sky
So wide and full of light
This vaulted blue cathedral,
Where we disappear alone,
Where we are made whole again
There are no fences here
Published December 15, 2013
Lynne Stewart is a radical human rights attorney , falsely accused of helping terrorists in an obvious attempt by the U.S. government to silence dissent. She has cancer and her doctor recently stated she has 12 months to live. Now is the time for people to push for her compassionate release. We call on all supporters of Marie to lend their support as well to her fellow inmate Lynne and bring her home for the holidays!
Justice for Lynne Stewart recently organized a call-in campaign urging for her compassionate release. Let’s keep the pressure up. This Monday make calls to President Obama, Attorney General Holder, and the BOP calling for her compassionate release.
President Obama-202 456 1111,
Att.Gen.Holder-202 353 1555
B.O.P. Dir. Samuels-202 307-3250/3062
For more information, visit http://lynnestewart.org/2013/12/09/bring-lynne-stewart-home-this-holiday-make-calls.
Alexander “Sasha” Berkman’s book, Prison Memoir’s of an Anarchist, has served as a source of strength for Marie recently.
On January 11th, 2014, Marie Mason’s art will be on display alongside hundreds of other prisoners’ art as part of a month long exhibit entitled With Conviction: Art and Letters from Behind Prison Walls.
If you’re near Sacramento, make sure to check this out. Also, the organizers are fundraising to fly out Anthony Rayson and his partner Michael Ploski, who have collected most of the art that will be on display. If fundraised successfully, the two will be on hand for the opening to speak of the art collected and the politics and messages behind much of the work. You can contribute at the Kickstarter page here- http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/238264289/with-conviction-art-and-letters-from-behind-prison