Don’t be silent. Speak up for Oso Blanco!

Date of Alert: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Don’t be silent. Speak up for Oso Blanco!

Don’t be silent while Bernalillo County considers whether or not to further isolate political prisoner Oso Blanco from his son, and his son from his paternal family.

Write a character reference letter for Byron Shane of the Chubbuck Clan, also known as Oso Blanco.


A hearing will be held in Bernalillo County, New Mexico on October 24th, 2012 and the judge is expected to rule on whether or not Oso Blanco will be able to visit with his son, as well as whether or not the young man will continue to visit with his paternal grandparents.

We are barraged with causes and appeals to write letters lately and it’s tempting to tune out and keep scrolling.

For those of us who know and care about Oso Blanco and political prisoners generally, unfortunately this may be our only chance to speak up and say that we know this man, we know he is a good and caring, community-oriented person who should continue to be part of his son’s life; who is a good influence on his son, as he is a good influence on the rest of his family and community. If we don’t speak up now, we may not have another chance.

If you believe in the earth, in freedom, in indigenous sovereignty, in the Zapatistas, in healing, and love for all beings, then you are a friend, a sister, and/or a brother of Byron Shane of the Chubbuck Clan.

Send your letter today or by October 1st, 2012.

Address your letter to

Mr. Gregory T Ireland, Clerk of the District Court
CC: Honorable Elizabeth E Whitefield
Bernalillo County Courthouse
PO Box 488
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0488

Presiding Judge, Honorable Elizabeth Whitefeild:

Re: Case # DM 2012 001757

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