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Court Documents Prove I was Sent to Communication Management Units (CMU) for my Political Speech

(159) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 8:36 AM

I currently reside at a halfway house in Brooklyn, serving out the last few months of a seven-year sentence for my role in arsons credited to the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) at two lumber companies in Oregon in 2001.  My case, and the federal government's rush to prosecute environmental activism as...

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Live From Little Guantanamo

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2011 | 12:46 PM

A Conversation with Daniel McGowan Inspired by the film, If A Tree Falls

The award-winning documentary, If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, premiered at Sundance last spring and continues to screen in theaters across the globe. The...

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Urgent Appeal from a Secret Prison

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2010 | 9:21 AM


After three years in prison and hundreds (thousands, even) of letters mailed out, I have gotten to the point where there is little to write about. Prison life is remarkably static—so unchanging in its daily routine—that news resonates here in a pronounced way. The early part of April...

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Tales from Inside the U.S. Gitmo

(52) Comments | Posted June 8, 2009 | 1:17 PM

Daniel McGowan is an environmental and social justice activist from NYC charged in federal court on counts of arson and conspiracy and given the "terrorism enhancement" for his involvement in two environmentally motivated actions in Oregon in 2001. He is currently serving a 7 year sentence in the Communication Management...

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