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"If They Come For You in the Morning" Art Auction, New York City, July 27-28, 2006

friendsofdaniel writes:

"If They Come for You in the Morning"

Benefit Art Show for Daniel McGowan

The Show:

Thursday, July 27 & Friday, July 28, 2006, 5–10pm

ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St, Lower East Side, NYC

Co-sponsored by Visual Resistance and Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan

Contact: visual.resistance@gmail.com

On Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28, Visual Resistance will present If they come for you in the morning, a benefit gallery show featuring over 70 renowned and emerging artists at ABC No Rio in New York's Lower East Side.

The show will feature some of the most respected and prolific street artists working today, including the Barnstormer's David Ellis, Banksy, Swoon, Borf, Chris Stain, Arofish, Kelly Burns, GoreB, Josh MacPhee, and MOMO, as well as veterans of the landmark political comics journal World War 3 Illustrated, including Eric Drooker, Seth Tobocman, Peter Kuper, Nicole Schulman, and Christopher Cardinale, as well as dozens of other participating artists.

All proceeds from the show will benefit the legal fund of local environmental and social justice activist Daniel McGowan, who currently faces life plus 335 years in prison on federal charges of arson, property destruction, and conspiracy. Daniel was arrested during Operation Backfire, a multi-state sweep of environmental activists who have now been charged with virtually every unsolved earth and animal liberation case in the Northwest. Daniel has pled not guilty to all charges.

All artwork in the show will be reasonably priced, with selected prints starting at $5. Don't go home empty-handed!Participating artists:

Arofish * Icky A. * Erok Alrededor * Banksy * Brandon Bauer * Thomas Blanchard * V Blanco * Victoria Booth * Borf * Dianne Bowen * Scott Boylston * Breakfast * Kelly Burns * JN Cantor * Christopher Cardinale * Celso * Etta Cetera * Angela Coppola * Alison Corrie * DarkClouds * Eric Drooker * Eelus * Elbow Toe * David Ellis * Endless Love Crew * Benjamin Ferguson * Karen Fiorito * Flower Face Killah * Julia Garder * GoreB * Lynn Hassan * Eric Hauser * Art Hazelwood * Infinity * Influenza * Ryan Inzana * Klutch * Andalusia Knoll * Peter Kuper * Nicolas Lampert * James Leonard * David Lester * Josh MacPhee * Magmo the Destroyer * Colin Matthes * Keith McHenry * Saiya Miller * Douglas Minkler * Claude Moller * MOMO * Nik Moore * Math-You Namie * Brandon Neubauer * Barry Newman * Peripheral Media Projects * Bill Pierce * RB827 * Leon Reid (aka Darius Jones) * Asante Riverwind * Cristy Road * Melina Rodrigo * Eliot Rosewater * Erik Ruin * Jennifer Salerno * Fabio Sassi * Nicole Schulman * Tod Seelie * Erin Siegal * Andy Singer * Chris Stain * Meredith Stern * Judith Supine * Swoon * The 62 * Seth Tobocman * Edwin Vazquez * Kristine Virsis * Colin White * Pete Yahnke.

The cause:

Daniel McGowan is an environmental and social justice activist, unjustly arrested and charged in federal court on multiple counts of arson, property destruction, and conspiracy, relating to two incidents that occurred in Oregon in 2001. Daniel has asserted his innocence by pleading not guilty to all charges. He is facing a minimum of life in prison if convicted.

Daniel is from New York, and has been an active member of the community, working on diverse projects such as military counter-recruitment, demonstrations against the Republican National Convention, Really Really Free Markets, and supporting political prisoners such as Jeff "Free" Luers and others. Daniel was a graduate student earning a Master's degree in acupuncture and was working at WomensLaw.org, a nonprofit group that helps women in domestic abuse situations navigate the legal system, which is where he was arrested by federal marshals on December 7, 2005.

Daniel had originally been indicted separately, but his arrest comes in the context of a well-coordinated, multi-state sweep of numerous activists by the federal government, who has charged the individuals with practically every earth and animal liberation case left unsolved in the Northwest. Many of the charges, including Daniel's, are for cases whose statute of limitations were about to expire.