WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
WHERE: 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions)
Liberation is in the mouths of comrades worldwide. We speak and scream it and push for its arrival. And yet it eludes us. The minions of state and capital push back and it is within the context of this conflict that we host another of our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinners. This week we are writing to someone unwilling to accept symbolic action in the name of liberation as a replacement for direct liberation.
Earlier this month, Victor VanOrden was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of attempted burglary and one count of “releasing an animal from an animal facility.” Victor was arrested on October 10th, 2011 while allegedly trying to free mink from a mink ranch near Stone State Park in Iowa.
If for some reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support Victor, you can write to him at:
Victor Vanorden #6916264A
Iowa Medical and Classification Center
2700 Coral Ridge Avenue
Coralville, Iowa 52241