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Announcement :: Education : Environment : Human Rights : Organizing : Social Welfare
*Call for Artwork: Benefit Gallery Show for Daniel McGowan*
09 May 2006
We are planning a one-night gallery show and art auction on June 23rd at ABC No Rio <http://abcnorio.org/>; to help pay for Daniel's legal defense. We are asking artists who are committed to social justice and political activism to contribute artwork. Some art will also be sold through our website. All proceeds will go to help pay Daniel's legal costs.
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June 23, 2006 at ABC No Rio <http://abcnorio.org/>;
Co-sponsored by Visual Resistance and Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan
Deadline: June 1, 2006
Contact: visual.resistance (at) gmail.com

On December 7th, my friend was arrested at his workplace by federal marshals. The friend I know as a tireless activist and a funny, generous, caring person was ripped from his friends and family without warning and held without bail in federal prison, facing multiple felony charges and life in prison.

I met Daniel McGowan <http://supportdaniel.org>; during the buildup to the protests against the Republican National Convention in New York. The Visual Resistance crew was organizing the No RNC Poster Project
<http://norncposters.org/gallery.htm>; and Daniel was our first ally. In the time since, Daniel has been a personal friend to all of us in VR and to many more in the larger New York activist community. His constant smile and good humor belied his selfless devotion to making this world a better place.

And on December 7th, he was disappeared. Daniel was extradited to Oregon and held without bail for two months on charges whose statute of limitations were close to expiring. His arrest came as part of a massive government crackdown on the radical environmentalist movement that many are referring to as the "Green Scare" <http://greenscare.org>;. His arrest left the community in shock.

Daniel has pled *not guilty* to all charges. Although he is currently out on bail, he faces a lengthy and extremely expensive trial. His family and friends have been scrambling to raise funds and organize a defense team.

Simply put, he needs our help, and we need yours.

We are planning a one-night gallery show and art auction on June 23rd at ABC No Rio <http://abcnorio.org/>; to help pay for Daniel's legal defense. We are asking artists who are committed to social justice and political activism to contribute artwork. Some art will also be sold through our website. All proceeds will go to help pay Daniel's legal costs.

Any artwork you can contribute will be a huge help, and we appreciate your generosity in advance. The work in the show will encompass a myriad of themes, styles, and techniques. Work that deals with the issues involved in the Green Scare are appreciated, but not required.

Please contact us if you are interested in donating artwork! We are more than happy to work with you on your terms and can cover incidental costs such as shipping. We can pick up artwork in the New York City area – email
visual.resistance (at) gmail.com for a mailing address.

For more information on Daniel's case and the Green Scare, see:

http://www.supportdaniel.org
http://greenscare.org
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/030706EA.shtml
http://eugeneweekly.com/2006/03/09/coverstory.html

Contact Visual Resistance:
visual.resistance (at) gmail.com
http://visualresistance.org/wordpress

Contact Family & Friends of Daniel McGowan:
PO Box 106, NY, NY 10156
friendsofdanielmcg (at) Yahoo.com
http://www.supportdaniel.org

Mailing address:
Ryan Nuckel
Tamiment Library
70 Washington Square S, 10th fl
New York, NY 10012
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See also:
http://visualresistance.org
http://supportdaniel.org

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