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FBI Witch Hunt - In Memory of William Rodgers

Sarah, a friend of Bill, talks about the circumstances that led to the arrest and eventual death of Bill Rodgers, a long-time activist accused of arson. Bill was found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide, but there are many unanswered questions surrounding his death. Bill was one of 6 activists arrested on December 7, which saw the beginning of an FBI witch hunt that has continued since. A classic case of effective activists being demonized by the media, facing trumped up charges and inhumane sentences.

A suicide letter apparently written by Bill has been posted on a memorial site, which is listed below:

To my friends and supporters to help them make sense of all these events that have happened so quickly:

Certain human cultures have been waging war against the Earth for millennia. I chose to fight on the side of bears, mountain lions, skunks, bats, saguaros, cliff rose and all things wild. I am just the most recent casualty in that war. But tonight I have made a jail break -- I am returning home, to the Earth, to the place of my origins.

Bill, 12/21/05 (the winter solstice)

The Bill Rodgers Memorial Site

Please check out the North American Earth Liberation Prisoners Support Network for ways to support the other arrestees left in Bill's wake.

Download 21:38  Recorded December 28, 2005