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Support Daniel McGowan [March update]

Update: Daniel has been out on bail since February 8th and is on house arrest. He is on electronic monitoring and is allowed outside of his apartment two hours a week to check in with his pre-trial officer. He is in New York City, eagerly working on his legal defense and the WomensLaw.org website and spending time with family and friends. He is extremely grateful of all the support he has received from the community.
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Who is Daniel McGowan?

Daniel McGowan is an environmental and social justice activist, unjustly arrested and charged in federal court on multiple counts of arson, property destruction, and conspiracy, relating to two incidents that occurred in Oregon in 2001. Daniel has asserted his innocence by pleading not guilty to all charges. He is facing a minimum of life in prison if convicted.

Daniel is from New York, and has been an active member of the community, working on diverse projects such as demonstrations against the Republican National Convention, Really Really Free Markets, and supporting political prisoners such as Jeff "Free" Luers and others. Daniel was a graduate student earning a Master's degree in acupuncture and was working at WomensLaw.org, a nonprofit group that helps women in domestic abuse situations navigate the legal system, which is where he was arrested by federal marshals on December 7, 2005.

Daniel had originally been indicted separately, but his arrest comes in the context of a well-coordinated, multi-state sweep of numerous activists by the federal government, who has charged the individuals with practically every earth and animal liberation case left unsolved in the Northwest. Many of the charges, including Daniel's, are for cases whose statute of limitations were about to expire.

In order to help Daniel, his family and friends have created a support network (Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan) to assist in raising funds for Daniel's legal representation which is expected to be hundreds of thousands of dollars. We are asking his friends and supporters to donate what they can to help Daniel's family with the legal bills.

For any questions, please contact us at friendsofdanielmcg (at) yahoo.com

On behalf of Daniel, we thank you for your support.

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How to Help Daniel:

Website:
www.supportdaniel.org

Listserve: lists.riseup.net/www/info/supportdaniel_announce

Legal Defense donations can be made out to "Lisa McGowan" and mailed to:
Lisa McGowan
PO Box 106
New York, NY 10156-106

Online Donations:tinyurl.com/8blde or click on the 'paypal' button on any page of the website

Support Daniel on MySpace: www.myspace.com/danielmcgowan

Support Daniel on Friendster: www.friendster.com/profiles/danielmcg

Support Daniel shop: www.cafepress.com/supportdaniel

Get a Support Daniel T-shirt: Coming soon printed on sweatshop- free American Apparel t-shirts. Choice of two designs on four different colors. You will be able to get this t-shirt online at www.supportdaniel.org If you want to get an email about it when they are ready, let us know.

Distribute flyers: Download a pdf of the quarter-sheet flyer with basic information at www.supportdaniel.org/files/supportdanielquarter.pdf

More flyers coming soon.

Outreach for Daniel:
Email outreachfordaniel (at) yahoo.com for a list of events to attend in NYC and other cities in order to educate others on Daniel's case and gather support. If you know of any events that would be important to attend, please email us at outreachfordaniel (at) yahoo.com

Benefits for Daniel: www.supportdaniel.org/fundraising/

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Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan
Daniel McGowan is an environmental and social justice activist, unjustly arrested and charged in federal court. Neither Daniel McGowan, nor his support group "Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan" are affiliated with any other organization or group and any claim to the contrary is speculation and is strongly discouraged.

To donate to Daniel's legal defense, send a check or postal money order made out to "Lisa McGowan" to:
Lisa McGowan
PO Box 106
New York, NY 10156-106

www.supportdaniel.org
www.myspace.com/danielmcgowan
www.friendster.com/profiles/danielmcg
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