Earth Liberation Front Press Office April 5, 2001: Returned Objects
Communications Equipment Seized by FBI Released 14 Years Later

This multimedia art installation of returned objects, Earth Liberation Front Press Office April 5, 2001: Returned Objects – Communications Equipment Seized by FBI Released 14 Years Later, opens on July 15 from 6-9 p.m. at the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery in Buffalo’s historic Allentown.

On display will be items seized in an April 5, 2001 raid by a Joint Terrorism Task Force led by the FBI on the Earth Liberation Front Press Office in Portland, OR. These returned objects, fourteen years after the raid, include fax machines, computers, a cell phone, phone books, and typewriters. The communications equipment seized belonged to the former ELF press officers, including current Buffalo Burning Books co-owner, Leslie James Pickering.

Also on display will be photographs and clips of media coverage taken during the raid, as well as official FBI documents.

Former ELF Press Officer Leslie James Pickering and civil rights attorney Michael Kuzma will speak at 7 p.m.during the opening on July 15.

The installation runs through July 26th.

¡Buen Vivir! Gallery, 148 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Opening: July 15, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery Open hours: Monday through Friday 1-4 p,m. Also open July 16, 17, 23 and 24 from 6-9 p.m.  The last showings will be July 25 and 26 from 1-3 p.m.

Sponsored by: Burning Books, Buffalo Committee Against State Repression, Global Justice Ecology Project, ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery

Contact: Kip Doyle, [email protected], 716,867.4080