Thursday, January 29, 2009

[olympiaworkers] Jeff Monson on FRO Tonight at 8pm

Hi everyone,

I'm sure many of you have heard about what Jeff Monson has been up to
lately - he's been in the news a lot. A few months ago, he and I were
interviewed by ESPN Magazine that featured an article on him and his
political beliefs as an anarchist. For those who don't know Jeff he's an
anarchist, a member of the IWW and an ultimate cage fighter/professional
fighter. There was a picture of him in the ESPN magazine standing at the
Washington state capitol building at night near an anarchist circle-A that
was tagged on the building. He's being charged because of that picture and
the same prosecutor who helped convict and sentence Forest Student to 60
days for crimes that Forest did not commit on May Day last year is on
Jeff's case as well. (I have a hunch that that prosecutor doesn't like
anarchists too much.) NLG lawyer Legrande Jones is representing Jeff.

However, something happened last week in the Carolinas that landed Jeff in
jail. Jeff and his girlfriend had a dispute and Jeff was taken into
custody and charged with domestic violence (she told The Olympian
newspaper that Jeff grabbed her). I was very upset when I heard this and
concerned for her safety and wellbeing. Jeff is back in Olympia and I just
got off the phone with him. He claims that he never touched her and told
me he's a pacifist and would never do such a thing. Apparently, there are
other things The Olympian didn't mention in their reporting on the

I don't want to speak too much about this. I would like to get more
information from all sides of the story.

However, Jeff was given an opportunity to speak for himself by a dj on
Free Radio Olympia 98.5FM. There will be a live interview of Jeff tonight,
Thursday the 29th at 8:00pm (Pacific Standard Time). You can tune in on
the radio if you live in or nearby Olympia or you can visit FRO on the web
( and listen live from there. I'm not sure but there may
be an opportunity for call-in questions.

In struggle,

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