Filed under: Anarchist Movement, Animal Liberation, Announcement, Environment, Political Prisoners, US
Project FANG organizers direct support for ecological and animal liberation prisoners and needs your solidarity. Check out our interview with them on an upcoming episode of This Is America.
The climate crisis, and ongoing destruction of landscapes and wildlife, are provoking a deepening sense of urgency in an increasing number of people. It can be a serious struggle to care for a world that is being plundered for profit, but there are more and more people turning their grief into resistance in defense of nature and other animals. From water protectors to pipeline protestors, and wildlife and caged animal defenders – good people who care for our world are standing up for all of us. Unfortunately taking such a stand can result in arrest, court, jail, and prison time.
Today we are launching a campaign to raise funds for eco & animal rights prisoners so that family & loved ones can visit. Visits are so important for maintaining connections to the outside world & letting activists in prison know they aren't forgotten! https://t.co/stasUukvPC pic.twitter.com/b9UQoGiljI
— project FANG (@project_fang) November 12, 2019
In 2016, project FANG was established by the NYC ABC as a much-needed attempt to fill a gap in the ongoing support work for the growing number of eco and animal rights prisoners in the United States. The focus of project FANG funding is to help pay for prison visitation costs for friends and family of these prisoners.
Why are visits so important?
Visits from friends, family, and loved ones are repeatedly identified by prisoners as one of the most important life lines that exist for them. Without visits, the crushing isolation of life inside a prison becomes unbearable. However, visits can often be prohibitively expensive. Travel costs might include not only an expensive plane ticket, but also lodging, a rental car, and meals. These quickly add up to hundreds of dollars.
There are environmental and animal rights activists sitting in U.S. prisons right now & they need our solidarity. Please support @project_fang in providing funds to family & loved ones to be able to visit these animal, land and water defenders. Donate athttps://t.co/W0tmfJ70Cb pic.twitter.com/GmuPl4wkBa
— FightToxicPrisons (@FightXPrisons) November 12, 2019
How you can help:
Currently, project FANG has committed funding of $5,000 per year, but due to the increase in eco and animal rights prisoners, and requests for visitation funding, we need to increase our available funds. With your support we are aiming to double the fund’s annual budget for 2019 and 2020 by raising $10,000. Can you help us reach our $10,000 goal?
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