June marks the fourth year that our friend and comrade, Jeff “Free” Luers has been imprisoned and held captive by the state of Oregon. Sentenced to 22 years and 8 months for burning three Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) at Romania Chevrolet in Eugene, Jeff has continued to be active in prison and fight back with his words and inspiration. This June 12, we aim to strengthen his efforts by promoting a day of action and solidarity with Jeff throughout the world.
This day will mean many things to many people — we say do what fits your local situation and your desires. Some ideas are film screenings, protests at SUV dealerships, wheat-pasting campaigns, letter writing and outreach, music shows and direct actions. The important thing is that you ask yourself: will this action help Jeff’s situation?
Jeff’s imprisonment is meant as a deterrent to social and environmental movements all over. There is no central organizing body or group to check in with but the J12 Organizing Committees can help by providing you with flyers, graphics, and merchandise such as videos, zines and stickers about Jeff’s case.
For info, contact: www.freefreenow.org or Break the Chains, P.O. Box 12122, Eugene, OR 97440 www.breakthechains.net or Free’s Defense Network, POB 3, Eugene, OR 97440.