Jeff Free Luers August 2005

Jeff Free Luers August 2005

rowdy protest in solidarity with Free in front of American embassy in Scotland

rowdy protest in solidarity with Free in front of American embassy in Scotland

dc graffiti

dc graffiti

Free screening of 22/8: The Jeffrey Luers Story
Thursday September 29th
8pm at
the Times Up! space, 49 East Houston Street [Between Mott and Mulberry]

This film, made by the Cascadia Media Collective in March 2005 tells the story of Jeffrey 'Free' Luers-activist, envrionmentalist and political prisoner in Oregon State. Jeff received an absurd 22 year, 8 month sentence for the burning of 3 Sport Utility Vehicles in 2000. Despite no one being harmed in this action and the fact that murderers and rapists in Oregon state get considerably lesser sentences, Jeff is currently in year 5 of this sentence. 22/8: the Jeffrey Luers Story features the background of Jeff Luers' case and the motives for his actionsas well as interviews with Jeff. It attempts to explain how the state has attempted to portray him as an eco-terrorist and the effects this has had on both the length of the sentence and his life behind bars. This film contains some of the only footage of Jeff since he has been imprisoned and has received rave reviews from all who have seen it.

Friends of Jeff will be on hand for a Q&A session afterwards and will take donations for Jeff's legal defense if people are able to contribute. There will be a short film screened before the feature.

This film is sponsored by Times Up!, a grassroots environmental group that uses educational outreach and direct action to promote a more sustainable, less toxic city. For more than 15 years, Times Up! has worked to educate people about the environmental impacts of everyday decisions, from the food we buy to the means of transportation we use.

For more information:
 http://www.freefreenow.org
 http://www.times-up.org