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Cafe Night Benefit for Prisoner Eric McDavid- Please Join Us!
Date Sunday June 07
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Long Haul Info Shop
3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley CA 94705
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorEast Bay Prisoner Support
Cafe Night Benefit for Eric McDavid
Sunday, June 7, 2009
7:00pm (dinner starts promptly!)
Long Haul Info Shop
3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley CA 94705

Join us for a meal of luscious vegan pizza and pastry to accompany an
informative presentation and musical release!
$5-20 Sliding Scale (all proceeds to Eric's support committee.)

(Press release on this tour by Eric's support committee:)
Eric McDavid was arrested in January 2006 as part of the government's
ongoing Green Scare campaign against environmental and animal rights
activists. His arrest was the direct result of an undercover informant and
government entrapment. Eric was charged with "conspiracy" - and was
sentenced to an outrageous 19 years and 7 months in prison for what
basically amounts to "thought crime." Eric has suffered enormous
injustices at the hands of the state – and we want to do everything we can
to make sure that people don’t forget about Eric, that they understand how
his case was created, and to ensure that people learn what they can from
our experiences these past 3 years.

To that end, we are headed to your community to educate folks about Eric’s
case, which we will use as a lens through which to study the basic
concepts of entrapment, the use of informants, and government repression
in general. Unfortunately, the use of these tools by the state is becoming
more and more prevalent, and it’s imperative that people understand how
they work.

In addition to the presentation itself, we will be accompanied by friends
who will bring us some beautiful musical catharsis. Nora & Gnoll and Spoke
Pants of the Flowering Skillet, from the Anarchozarkian Music Collective
will be touring with us, straight from the bowels of the midwest. We
assure you, you won't be disappointed.

http://www.supporteric.org

Nora and Gnoll
http://www.last.fm/music/Nora%2B%2526%2BGnoll/Forward+in+All+Directions

Spoke Pants of the Flowering Skillet
http://southwestmomusic.ning.com/profile/SpokePantsoftheFloweringSkillet
Added to the calendar on Sunday May 31st, 2009 10:35 AM
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