NYC – Tuesday, October 29th – Come to a Green Scare(y) Halloween Card-Writing + Letter-Writing For Move Marie

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
WHERE: CAGE83A Hester Street (UPSTAIRS) New York, New York 10002 (directions below)
COST: Free

Free Them All!With grand jury resistance here in NYC, Feds sneaking around in Southern California, and other campaigns & projects across the country, anarchists have their hands full. The work that’s happening on these projects is, in many ways, inspiring. With that inspiration, there are plenty of reasons to become directly involved. It is in the spirit of direct involvement (and the magick of Halloween) that we host another Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner. And what could be more ghoulish than the Green Scare?

Since the early 1980s, public relations hacks have been working to reify the term “eco-terrorism.” By 2004, they became successful and a phrase that a decade earlier had no real meaning was now defined by the United States government and used to introduce legislation. Now we have comrades serving decades for economic sabotage and allegations of thought crime. With several recent animal liberation actions, and Rebecca Rubin facing 5 to seven and a half years, it is clear that Earth and animal liberationists are both still active and still in the cross-hairs of the feds. Join us in letting them know they are not forgotten.

We are also taking this letter-writing night to answer the call to organize an event to get letters on behalf of Marie Mason, in an effort to get her moved from the isolation unit in FMC Carswell, where she is currently imprisoned. For more information on the campaign, visit movemarie.com
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October 23rd-30th – New Incentive For Alex Stuck (Tinley Park Five) Donors

tinley park five t-shirt designsFrom October 23rd-30th, whoever makes the largest donation of over $30 to the Alex Stuck release fund can choose a t-shirt with either of the two designs pictured above.
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National Call-In Day to Move Marie Mason

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Environmental activist and community organizer Marie Mason is serving the longest sentence ever (22 years) for environmentally motivated property destruction. In 2010 she was transferred to the notorious high security prison FMC Carswell.

Now we’re mobilizing to get her moved.

On Monday, October 21st, people across the country and world will keep the Bureau of Prisons office ringing off the hook demanding she be moved. We need your help to make the 21st the day we forced the BOP to take notice.

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New Updates and Announcements

We’ve has added the latest compilation of every other week updates to the archive. Just click on the button above, or HERE, and download the latest batch.

NYC ABC, along with Sac Prisoner Support and Denver ABC have been sending hard copies to over a dozen U.S. held political prisoners and prisoners of war. Going forward, all of the roughly 100 PPs and POWs in the United States will receive hard copies.Denver Anarchist Black Cross has stepped up to take on additional printing and mailing. Be sure to check them out at https://denverabc.wordpress.comIf you consistently mail the latest updates to a specific prisoner, please let us know so we can insure there’s no overlap. The goal is to have copies sent to all of the prisoners we list. As of now, we are meeting that goal.

In Memory of Herman Wallace

herman wallace birthday card 2013Part of what NYC ABC does as part of our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinners is pass around cards to be signed for imprisoned comrades who have birthdays in the following two weeks. Our current cards are handmade, donated by comrades in New York Year Zero.

It was during our last letter-writing that we got the incredible news that Herman Wallace had been released. We decided to hold the card until we had a stable address to which we could send Herman’s card. In the few short days that followed, Herman Wallace died. We decided that the best way to honor Herman is to show how much love was being sent to him from a small event in Chinatown, NYC. Rest In Peace/Rest In Power, Herman Wallace.

The unfortunate reality is that we have an entire population of aging comrades. If we don’t start to work on ways to get them free, and soon, we will be forced to watch what happened to Herman play itself out again and again, celebrating three days of freedom as a victory and wondering what we could have done differently. This is not an indictment, but rather a hopeful wake up call.

NYC – Tuesday, October 15th – Letter-writing to Puerto Rican Political Prisoners

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
WHERE: CAGE83A Hester Street (UPSTAIRS) New York, New York 10002 (directions below)
COST: Free

pr-ppsWith the United States acting as judge, jury, and executioner abroad, we should be amazed that any of our political prisoners are captured and not just assassinated (though plenty have been). This disgusting, sinking ship is determined to take the whole world with it, whether it’s one person, one community, or one nation at a time. And while the United States may have stayed its intention to go to war with Syria, we are no closer to collective, total liberation. Until we are free, we continue to revolt and support those around us who have done the same.

In solidarity with our comrades in Pro Libertad, NYC ABC will be dedicating its October 15th Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner to the Puerto Rican political prisoners.

Historically, the United States government has taken an (militarily and ethically) offensive position in regards to Puerto Rican political prisoners. WIthin the last couple of years, the FBI arrested Norberto Claudio González on charges dating back to 1983. On the same day as Norberto’s arrest, Oscar López Rivera was denied parole on the 30th anniversary of his arrest. The federal government clearly resents to successes of the movement to free Puerto Rico and is patient enough to wait 28 years to make an arrest. This should serve as a lesson to revolutionaries of all stripes– stay active, stay safe, and know that you must watch your back forever.

If for some nutty reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support Norberto and Oscar, you can write to them at:
Norberto González Claudio #09864-000

FCI Coleman Low
Post Office Box 1031
Coleman, Florida 33521

Oscar López Rivera #87651-024
FCI Terre Haute
Post Office Box 33
Terre Haute, Indiana 47808

For more information, be sure to visit the ProLibertad website.
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New Campaign: Welcome Home Alex Stuck (Tinley Park Five)

Welcome_Home_Alex_StuckAlex Stuck of the Tinley Park 5 is due to be released from prison at the end of this month or by early November. So , Bloomington ABC , NYC ABC , and Sacramento Prisoner Support have launched a campaign to start a release fund for Alex.

From j.mp/alexstuck:
“Alex…was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for attacking and stopping an organizing luncheon of white supremacists. The meeting of white nationalists and neo-Nazis took place in Tinley Park, Illinois in May 2012.

With good time, Alex will be getting out in late October or early November. Alex has enjoyed many letters, correspondences and book & commissary donations from his supporters during his time in captivity (y’all have helped to make his time much more tolerable!), but prisoner support doesn’t end when our comrades are released; transitioning out of prison can be a difficult time for former prisoners.

Having felonies on one’s record creates barriers to housing and employment. Many things about their lives and communities may have changed during their time inside, so extra effort is required to provide support and build solidarity to avoid isolation and undue financial hardship. Please help us create a gracious homecoming and a smooth re-entry for Alex.”

Please remember that prisoner support doesn’t end when a comrade is released. Through halfway houses, supervised release, parole, or probation, there is usually state supervision beyond the initial sentence. Also, prison is traumatic. And of course there is the stigma of being a former prisoner that effects nearly every aspect of one’s life. All of this adds up to the less obvious, but equally necessary, support needed when our loved ones come home. Donate to your ability and show an anti-fascist comrade how we welcome folks home.

If for whatever reason you’d rather donate to Alex offline, please make the check payable to Alex Stuck and mail it to:
Sacramento Prisoner Support
Post Office Box 163126
Sacramento, California 95816

If you’d like to write to Alex to let him know you’re thinking of him and that you’re glad he’s getting out soon, he’d love to hear from you. His current address is:
Alex Stuck M34020
Dixon Correctional Center
2600 North Brinton Avenue
Dixon, Illinois 61021

More information is available at tinleyparkfive.wordpress.com and j.mp/alexstuck

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