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text from a Support Krow Poster created by a supporter and friend:

“Katie Kloth, aka Krow, is an activist, artist, forager, sustainable farmer, and biologist who has been committed to struggles to protect the environment and liberate all life fokrowr many years, and has spent the last several years organizing against the proposed Penokee mine.

“On June 11th, 2013, she was cited by the Iron County Sherriff for theft due to her alleged involvement in a rowdy protest earlier that day that disrupted bore hole drilling on the Penokee Range.  Since it was considered such a minor crime, she was neither arrested nor detained that day.

“On June 21st, it was announced that the Iron County District Attorney increased the charges to robbery with use of force (a class E felony), two counts of criminal damage to property and one charge of theft of movable property (<=$2500).

“It is apparent that the prosecutor gave into outside political pressure and that the charges were trumped up. The state legislature and powerful mining corporations seek to make an example out of anyone who dares to step out of line. 

“As one prisoner support group states:  ‘When those in power are challenged, they inevitably turn to violent repression and imprisonment to maintain their interests.  In order to avoid defeat, movements must become organized and capable of combating the repression of the state apparatus, and they must be able to support their comrades and allies in the event that they are arrested or imprisoned. Few would commit themselves to a movement that would leave them behind prison walls, or a movement that is incapable of sustaining itself in the face of state intimidation.’

“We must support Krow and all those that suffer from state repression for protecting the water!  ‘No mine’ means supporting those that defend the land!”

The WePay page for the bail/legal fund can be found here.

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