Hearing Update: Joseph sentenced to 2 years in prison

Joseph here is a really good fucking dude who was–get this–sentenced under a TERRORISM LAW, and referred to as a terrorist by the prosecution, for CONSPIRING TO OPEN CAGES & FREE MINK ON A FUR “FARM”!! How goddamn ridiculous and oh-so-Orwellian is that?!

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This morning in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Joseph Buddenberg was sentenced to two years in federal prison for Conspiracy to Violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. The sentencing follows his signing a non-cooperating plea agreement in which he plead guilty to conspiring to free thousands of animals from fur farms throughout the U.S. and to cause damage to businesses associated with the fur industry.

“Today’s sentencing must be understood in the context of the complete illegitimacy of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act,” said Rachel Meeropol, senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the lead lawyer on several constitutional challenges to the law.  “This is a law bought and paid for by corporations that profit from the exploitation of animals, in the service of nothing but their own bottom line. Prosecuting non-violent liberation of animals as ‘terrorism’ is a transparent attempt to…

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First Prison Memoir Excerpt!

Hello friends, new and old! In case you didn’t know, I served two years in Illinois state prisons from 2010-2012 for marijuana possession with intent to distribute. Just wanted to let you know that, for the first time anywhere, I’ll be sharing an exclusive 20-ish page excerpt from my memoir REBEL HELL: DISABLED VEGAN GOES TO PRISON, which is wildly entertaining and funny–but also intensely political, addressing numerous social issues, from animal rights to classism and misogyny, environmentalism to the inherent racism and unjust nature of the American “Justice” System.

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The excerpt will be featured in my first monthly author e-newsletter; to receive the sneak-peak and other great content, including opportunities to win free stuff, please sign up here:

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Thanks so much! 🙂
~Love & Liberation~

Jan

Tattoos and Suicide

A really well-loved piece about my older brother’s suicide when I was 18, from my first blog site The Rewild West 🙂

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Thanks to L+T for the free-from-prison gift, and to amazing tattooist Lisa Korpos for her great work!

Shine On You Crazy Diamond.  By Pink Floyd, my unquestionable, unequivocal favorite band, a band that didn’t just make music, but high art in the form of compositional sonic landscapes.  The song is a 26 minute, 11 second masterpiece cut into two tracks, the first track and the last track on Wish You Were Here, separated with three other songs in between.  It is the finest album I’ve ever heard.  And Shine On is the definite best “track.”  It says so very much, musically and lyrically.  On a superficial level it is about the band’s original lead singer, guitarist and songwriter, Syd Barrett, who eventually burnt out his mind by doing massive doses of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) on a daily basis for as many as two years.  “Come on you raver,”…

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