Santa Cruz 2 Sentenced
Environmental activists Matt Whyte and Peter Schnell were sentenced January 28, 2002 at the close of a year-long trial. Arrested in January of 2001 in Capitola, CA (near Santa Cruz) in possession of components for incendiary devices, Matt and Petey accepted a plea bargain in federal court in October 2001, pleading guilty to one of two federal charges. Matt received X months and Petey.
To reach them, or for more information on how you can help, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write: Santa Cruz Two Defense, PO Box 583, Eugene, OR 97440
Animal Rights Acivist Within Claws of State
Seattle animal rights activist Jonathan Batchelor has become yet another target for activist repression. While dumpster diving in Seattle in late November 2001, Jon was stopped by police and then arrested on two Virginia felony warrants for actions that allegedly took place during the Animal Rights 2001 conference in Fairfax, VA. He was extradited to Virginia in early January and is now being held without bail awaiting a trial March 6, 2002. He is desperately trying to raise legal fees and needs support. You can send contributions and support via
Seattle Mutual Aid Fund
PO Box 95616
Seattle, WA 98145-2616