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    Update to court information 3/3

      To everyone planning on heading to court on Thursday afternoon to support EK, here are the updated specifics:   When: Thursday, March 3rd, at 1:30 pm Where: Courtroom 8A – District Judge, Gary A. Fenner U.S. District Court, 400 E. 9th St. Kansas City, Missouri 64106 Please note that valid photo identification is required to enter the courthouse and all persons and belongings are subject to search. Also, we’d like to encourage everyone who’s planning on attending the March 3rd court appearance to dress nice, and conduct yourself appropriately in the court room out of respect for EK, the person we are there to support.   And to everyone…

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    “I refuse to make a habit” a poem by Eric King

    I refuse to make a habit of being oppressed or oppressive to wear chains and pretend they’re bracelets nothing orange is stylish these meals aren’t gifts and these captors aren’t our pals don’t give a fuck how their day is or if they’re breathing that pepper spray isn’t cologne these beatings aren’t for show the fire got put out in our cans but the power is in our hands till they rob the air we breathe i’ll stand on the side of action lessons learned today mental weakness overcome today will make a better me tomorrow for refusing to be broken and refusing to make a habit of being oppressed…

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    Urgent update regarding Eric King’s mail being rejected!

    Urgent update regarding Eric King’s mail being rejected! The CCA Leavenworth mailroom has been blocking some of Eric’s incoming mail, censoring publications for ridiculous reasons (or for no stated reason at all), and even blocking some of his outgoing mail.  Recently, a book about the Black Panthers was rejected because the prison evidently considers them a “hate group.” Around that same time, right­wing Christian literature with homophobic rhetoric made it through to another prisoner. Eric is clearly being targeted for his political beliefs and interests. If you have been writing to Eric and have not heard back from him, it is very possible that he has not received your letters or you have not received…

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    Support shirts are in!!

    Support Eric King T-Shirts are Here! We’re excited to announce that the Eric King support t-shirts are in! Show your solidarity by ordering one today! We’re asking for a $20 donation per shirt. All proceeds go to EK’s support, including commissary and phone calls. To order a shirt, donate online at https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/0yoZc and then email us at erickingsupportcrew(A)riseup.net with your shirt size (S, M, L, XL) and mailing address. You can also email us to get a mailing address for donations by check or money order. In other good news, EK is out of solitary confinement! He now has greater access to recreation, is able to be social once more,…

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    Eric’s birthday is coming up!! (August 2nd)

    Eric’s 29th birthday is coming up on August 2nd! If anyone wants to send him some love and solidarity there are a few ways; Send a card or write a letter: Eric King 27090045 CCA Leavenworth 100 Highway Terrace Leavenworth, KS 66048 Eric’s amazon wishlist is here (or send him a book that is a favorite of yours ) http://www.amazon.com/registry/giftlist/OEWNQ9RMQGZR Drop a small amount into his fundraiser ($5-$10 adds up fast) http://fnd.us/c/0yoZc/sh/a4jVK6 If you want to put money on his books directly: (Eric’s number is 2162883) Instructions for Depositing Money into Inmate Trust via Western Union 1. You can send money via Western Union by using the Internet, by phone…

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    New Federal Trial Date (10/26) and Update

    A quick update for supporters around the world. A continuance has been filed for Eric King’s federal trial, pushing the trial date back from July13th to October 26th. We will keep you updated on the progress of his case and reach out when we’re starting to prepare to pack the court for his trial. In the mean time, Eric remains housed in segregation at CCA Leavenworth. We ask for all your love and solidarity while he continues to fight for medical care, including outside testing for an increasingly serious medical situation. We will update everyone as we get more information about his health. Right now, Eric’s nutrition is of the utmost importance and we want to be able…

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    Eight Month Update

    An 8 month update from The Eric King Defense Committee Eric is facing four felony counts at the Federal level: Count 1: Used a dangerous instrument to cause death or danger [18 U.S.C. § 111(a)(1) and (b)]—maximum 20 years in prison Count 2: Attempted to damage or destroy a building by fire or explosives [18 U.S.C. § 844(i)]—minimum 5 years, maximum 20 years in prison Count 3: Explosive used in commission of a felony [18 U.S.C. 844(h)]—maximum 10 years in prison (to be served after any other sentences are complete) Count 4: Possession of an unregistered firearm (i.e., Molotov cocktail) [26 U.S.C. 5861(d)]—maximum 10 years in prison The state alleges…

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    HUGE victories with the demand for a vegan diet!!

    Withholding food from my brain they attempt to starve revolutionary minds I will eat fueling on solidarity surviving on truth the words they oppress desserts of abuse which they indulge will make their stomachs a larger target steal my food you will not steal my cause This is a poem Eric wrote last week during his struggle for a vegan diet. We are ECSTATIC to report that yesterday Eric won his battle and has a vegan tray!! Eric thanks everyone for the solidarity that gave him strength to fight. He said without folks standing behind him he wouldn’t have been able to be in a place to fight for himself!…

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    Fundraiser is Live!!

    Second time is a charm right? Let’s hope so because our fundraiser is live!  Eric is feeling pretty blown away by the support he is receiving. We have been reading him the messages that are being posted to the fundraiser page and they are really inspiring an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for him. Thank you to folks who have contributed, to the folks sharing the blog and fundraiser page and thank you to folks who are reaching out to Eric through letters and notes showing solidarity. No form of solidarity is more valued. To know that he has folks who are behind him and supporting him is more than he…

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    Update 4/20/2015 Eric’s Health Status and General Wellbeing

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIPp3vAVaFc] Played this song for Eric yesterday, it has been on his mind a lot lately. He has been in good spirits despite not feeling healthy. Eric has been experiencing more and more very serious symptoms everyday that could be a deficiency like anemia or vitamin b-12 deficiency. The symptoms that Eric is experiencing are very concerning. Eric has requested medical attention, and is waiting on a response.. Eric has been a vegan for 10 years and while he has been in CCA Leavenworth he has not been receiving adequate nutrition. For Eric it is a good week if he gets a serving of veggies and grain each day…