EP62: Find Sanctuary with Kathy Stevens of CAS!

Aw, man.  The preciousness of Kathy and Rambo in that there photo is almost enough to make me forget about how insanely late this blog post is.  Forgive me!  As I mentioned in the EP61 Show Notes, I got a LOT going on right now.  Epic changes, serious shifts, major moves being made.  Some planned, some completely and earth-shakingly unexpected.  But never fear, my wonderful friends.  The universe is readying me for some very big things, and my (full time) job is to make sure I’m prepared and paying close attention.  When this gift falls in my lap, I’m gonna hold on tight and take off like a rocket.  Just you watch. 

And man, if you’re not into this hippy-dippy feelgood malarky, maybe save  Red Radio Episode Sixty Two for another day.  Because it’s sincerely a warm and fuzzy episode, and I LOVE it.  Hear Catskill Animal Sanctuary Founder and Director Kathy Stevens discuss her lifelong connection to animals, her journey to veganism, her newest book – the re-released classic, Animal Camp – and the daily miracles at CAS.  Plus, Rip Esselstyn reps HARD for the vegans on CBS!  Peace and love, my friends.  Peace and love.  

Red Radio Episode Sixty Two welcomes acclaimed author, vegan advocate, and animal rescuer Kathy Stevens, Founder and Director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary!  In a comprehensive and candid interview, Kathy discusses everything from her massive career change, to her decision to go vegan at 43, to her numerous personal connections with rescued farm animals, plus the recent re-release of Animal Camp, her love letter to the hundreds of animals at CAS.  Plus, Rip Esselstyn representing on CBS This Morning, and more arsenic-laden chicken flesh in The Vegan Scoop!  ARE YOU VEGAN YET?! Please consider supporting Red Radio by visiting Erin Red’s home base erinred.com and clicking on ‘Support the Show’, and make sure to subscribe to Red Radio on iTunes (or your favorite podcatcher) today!  If you love what you hear, leave a glowing review with five sparkly stars, or drop Erin Red a line at erinredradio@gmail.com and speak your truth!  Don’t feel connected?  Follow Erin Red on Twitter (@erinred) and Like her on Facebook (/erinred)!

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Episode 63 is gonna blow your mind.

xo Erin Red

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I cried while editing this video in support of jailed activist Jeremy Hammond.  Please consider sharing it with your followers, as well as signing the petition to Judge Preska asking for a lenient sentence for Jeremy’s selfless acts. 

You can sign the petition at Change.org HERE

I am also attaching Jeremy Hammond’s public statement on why he plead guilty yesterday…

Today I pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. This was a very difficult decision. I hope this statement will explain my reasoning. I believe in the power of the truth. In keeping with that, I do not want to hide what I did or to shy away from my actions. This non-cooperating plea agreement frees me to tell the world what I did and why, without exposing any tactics or information to the government and without jeopardizing the lives and well-being of other activists on and offline.

During the past 15 months I have been relatively quiet about the specifics of my case as I worked with my lawyers to review the discovery and figure out the best legal strategy. There were numerous problems with the government’s case, including the credibility of FBI informant Hector Monsegur. However, because prosecutors stacked the charges with inflated damages figures, I was looking at a sentencing guideline range of over 30 years if I lost at trial. I have wonderful lawyers and an amazing community of people on the outside who support me. None of that changes the fact that I was likely to lose at trial. But, even if I was found not guilty at trial, the government claimed that there were eight other outstanding indictments against me from jurisdictions scattered throughout the country. If I had won this trial I would likely have been shipped across the country to face new but similar charges in a different district. The process might have repeated indefinitely. Ultimately I decided that the most practical route was to accept this plea with a maximum of a ten year sentence and immunity from prosecution in every federal court.

Now that I have pleaded guilty it is a relief to be able to say that I did work with Anonymous to hack Stratfor, among other websites. Those others included military and police equipment suppliers, private intelligence and information security firms, and law enforcement agencies. I did this because I believe people have a right to know what governments and corporations are doing behind closed doors. I did what I believe is right.

I have already spent 15 months in prison. For several weeks of that time I have been held in solitary confinement. I have been denied visits and phone calls with my family and friends. This plea agreement spares me, my family, and my community a repeat of this grinding process.

I would like to thank all of my friends and supporters for their amazing and ongoing gestures of solidarity. Today I am glad to shoulder the responsibility for my actions and to move one step closer to daylight.

Jeremy Hammond