On January 15th, 2021, two men received a knock on the door of their Tallahassee apartment from someone claiming to be delivering a Postmate parcel. The two hadn’t ordered anything and raised suspicion that someone was trying to break in and rob their home so they said they didn’t order anything and refused to open the door. Moments later, their door crashed open and a percussive grenade ignited as FBI swarmed in with guns drawn, yelling.
This was the arrest of US military veteran, YPG volunteer medic and instructor of yoga and jiu-jitsu Daniel Baker on charges of inciting violence at Florida’s state capital. This may sound like a familiar story of government arrests across the country since the January 6th far right riot to stop the counting of votes that Trump supporters and avowed white nationalists engaged. The difference lies in the fact that Dan Baker wasn’t calling for the storming of anything. The FBI alleges that he made posts online calling for people to resist an attempted coup that elements of the far right had been promoting since the failed acts of January 6th in DC, where armed putschists would take State capitals and public officials hostage. So, why is the FBI targeting Mr Baker? Why has he not been allowed private meetings with a lawyer since his detention? Why has he been kept in solitary since his pre-trial time at the Federal Correction Institution at Tallahassee begun?
For the hour, we speak with Jack and Eric. Both are anti-racist activists, students of Daniel’s yoga and jujitsu instruction and Eric was the roommate that was present at the time of the home invasion by the FBI. They talk about Daniel, the arrest, his incarceration, the repression of leftist activists by police, online speech and the anti-protest laws that have been proliferating across the country. You can find links to articles about the case in the show notes at our website and in this podcast and more information on Daniel’s case is at the instagram account, @FreeDanBaker. You can email them via guerillagalleryTLH(at)protonmail(dot)com
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When writing to Daniel, remember to just use white envelopes, white paper and black or blue ink. Don’t talk about any criminal activity or sketchy things as the mail will certainly be read by his captors and he’s in a pre-trial situation:
Reg. No. 25765-509
501 Capital Circle NE
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Some media coverage of Dan’s case:
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Xinachtli Parole Letters
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