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Announcement :: Environment
This Wednesday: 22/8:The Jeffrey Luers Story
13 Sep 2005
22/8:The Jeffrey Luers Story
Special Free Screening
Hosted by the Boston Anarchist Black Cross

Wednesday, September 14th, 7pm
At the Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Ave (in the South End)


In June 2001, 23 year-old forest defense activist Jeffrey "Free" Luers was sentenced to 22 years and 8 months in prison for the burning of three SUV's. To make a statement about global warming, Jeff set the fire at a Eugene, Oregon car dealership. No one was hurt in this action nor was that the intent. Jeff was sent to prison for a sentence considerably longer than those convicted of murder, kidnapping and rape in Oregon. Jeff is a political prisoner and continues to write and agitate for his release while imprisoned at Oregon State Penitentiary.

This film, made by the Cascadia Media Collective in March 2005 features the background of Jeff's case and the motives for his actions from his perspective. It attempts to explain how the state has attempted to portray Jeff as an eco-terrorist leader, and the effects this has had on both the length of the sentence and his life behind bars. The film is 40 minutes long.

In conjunction with the Friends of Jeff Luers:

Boston Anarchist Black Cross:

Upcoming Films:
September 7th - "No Wall" Palestine and Israel IMC documentary on Israel's wall through Palestine.
September 14th - "22/8: the Jeffrey Luers Story" in conjunction with the Boston Anarchist Black Cross.
September 21st - "Dark Days" Story of those squatting Amtrak tunnels in NYC's Penn Station.
September 28th - "Immokalee: a story of slavery and freedom" Workers in southern Flordia fight for their rights.

Radical Film Night at the Lucy Parsons Center
Every Wednesday night at 7pm
Always Free

Questions-Comments about the film series, contact dubious_battle(-at-)


+++ Where are we?

Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Avenue
Boston's South End
Telephone: 617.267.6272
Email: lucyparsons (at)

+++ What are we?

The Lucy Parsons Center, Boston's collectively run radical bookstore features an extensive selection of radical books and magazines, internet access, space for talks and meetings, and free movies Wednesday nights. Located at 549 Columbus Avenue in the South End the store is just down from Mass Ave and easily reached from the Mass Ave and Symphony T stations and the #1 bus. Regular store hours Mon-Fri 12-9pm Weekends 12-6.

+++ Volunteer

Volunteering at LPC isn't just about donating your labor. All of the Lucy Parsons Center volunteers contribute to all aspects of running the store and can take part in all decisions in how it's run. If you know anything about grant writing, web design, or any other skills you think would be useful, or if you just want to be part of this great radical project, please email Pete at petestid (at)

+++ Use our space for radical stuff

One of the most important aspects of the Lucy Parsons Center is providing a community meeting place for radical activities. If you want to host an event, please send an email to Rebecca at rebeccabatchelder (at) Make sure to give enough notice so that we can approve the event at our bimonthly meetings.

If you have a group that needs a space to have regular meetings, just come to the bookstore and fill out a space request form. Again, make sure to allow time for approval by the collective.

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We need support to help ensure the Lucy Parsons Center continues to grow and be an important resource for the community. Donations can be made in the form of cash, check or credit cards. Please call the store for more info. If you don't have a lot, don't worry, even donating the change of your purchase can make a difference.

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Re: This Wednesday: 22/8:The Jeffrey Luers Story
13 Sep 2005
i've seen it its a really good movie and a very important topic. i highly reccommend it.
Re: This Wednesday: 22/8:The Jeffrey Luers Story
13 Sep 2005
Jeff was not arrested for his political beliefs. Therefore he is not a political prisoner.

He was arrested for committing dangerous acts of vandalism.
Propaganda By Deed
13 Sep 2005
"dangerous acts of vandalism" in which no one person was hurt or at risk.

The courts clearly didn't think his action was apolitical, otherwise they wouldn't of sentenced him to almost a quarter century behind bars in a state that lets out convincted rapists and murders in under 10. He may not of been arrested for his political beliefs but he certainly was sentenced for them.
Re: This Wednesday: 22/8:The Jeffrey Luers Story
14 Sep 2005
How many tons of dangerous gasses were released into the earth's atmosphere when Jeffrey Lures burned down an entire dealershkip.

Tires burning, platic dashboards burning, paint burning, foam seats and carpeting burning... this guy did the opposite of what he claims to stand for.
Re: This Wednesday: 22/8:The Jeffrey Luers Story
14 Sep 2005
Every person within exploding gas tank distance, whether sleeping in a house, walking past, or putting out the fires that Jeff started was put at grave risk, this is not the way to people

This wasnt mere vandalism it was a violent act of arson and incredibly irresponsible.
Silly Liberals
14 Sep 2005
Caroline - it was not a dealership, it was 3 cars. Do you really think that the one fire Jeff caused is responsible for pollution equalible to the smog caused by the billion or so cars on the earth?? This "kid" participated in a number of forest defense actions. What have you done Caroline?

Anon - you think people sleeping in house were in risk of exploding gas tanks?!? You people watch too many hollywood action films.

Liberals are so quick to denounce anything more proactive than petitioning 'elected' leaders and permitted marches.

More power to Jeff for have the integrity to back up his words his actions.
Re: This Wednesday: 22/8:The Jeffrey Luers Story
14 Sep 2005
Jeff Luers should be executed for his crimes against the ozone layer!
A is as crazy as "sparky" Luers
15 Sep 2005
A is an a hole.

Maybe someday some lunatic like Jeff will want to "back up their words" regarding something important to A hole, I dont think A would be so quick to agree with the "ends justify the means mentality then"

Anyone who thinks arson is a good thing should held for a dangerousness hearing, I certainly wouldn't want to live in the apartment above a hole.
All talk
15 Sep 2005
crapaline - is it safe to assume you didn't bother to come see this documentary.
Re: This Wednesday: 22/8:The Jeffrey Luers Story
15 Sep 2005
IMC supports arson, what?