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NYC – 19 Mar – Card-signing for Women’s History Month

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
WHERECAGE – 83A Hester Street New York, New York 10002 (directions below)
COST: Free
women 2013A mere month ago, we wrote about the nearly universal disdain folks have for cops. There’s little reason to explain why this is true, but some solid examples are the facts that cops consistently MURDER CHILDREN, have threatened to kill the grandmother of one of their victims, and conspire to murder and eat women. Of course these are outstanding events, but they shouldn’t be seen as exceptional in the context of an armed authority that protects the state and capital. These examples are highlights of an institution that by design oppresses to maintain the status quo. Another component of that oppression is imprisonment. We in NYC ABC respond to the caging of our comrades with support. Part of that support comes in the form of our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinners. And in this month of women’s history, we offer our solidarity to female rebels. We’ll be providing updates and a little background on Debbie, Janet, and Janine Africa, Patreese Johnson, Marie Mason, CeCe McDonald, Rev. Joy Powell, Rebecca Rubin, and Lynne Stewart.

If, for whatever reason, you can’t make it to dinner, please take the time to write these comrades a letter:
Debbie Sims Africa #OO6307
SCI Cambridge Springs
451 Fullerton Avenue
Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania 16403

Janet Holloway Africa #OO6308
SCI Cambridge Springs
451 Fullerton Avenue
Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania 16403

Janine Phillips Africa #OO6309
SCI Cambridge Springs
451 Fullerton Avenue
Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania 16403

Patreese Johnson 07-G-0635
Beacon Correctional Facility
50 Camp Beacon Road
Post Office Box 780
Beacon, New York 12508-0780

Marie Mason #04672-061
FMC Carswell
Post Office Box 27137
Fort Worth, Texas 76127

Chishaun McDonald* #238072
Minnesota Correctional Facility – Stillwater
970 Pickett Street
Bayport, Minnesota  55003-1490
*Address card to CeCe.

Reverend Joy Powell #07-G-0632
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
Post Office Box 1000
Bedford Hills, New York 10507-2499

Rebecca Rubin #770288, 8A20
Multnomah County Inverness Jail
11540 NE Inverness Drive
Portland, Oregon 97220

Lynne Stewart #53504-054
FMC Carswell
Post Office Box 27137
Fort Worth, Texas 76127

For more information, check out:
http://www.onamove.com

http://freethenj4.wordpress.com

http://supportmariemason.org

http://supportcece.wordpress.com

http://freejoypowell.org

http://lynnestewart.org

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BK/NY – Tuesday, March 27th – Letter-Writing for Women’s History Month, Part Two

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
WHERE: 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions)
COST: Free

Wow, NYC. Just wow. Leading up to the May 1st general strike, it seems as though the NYPD is shook. With Occupy moving to Union Square, thousands marching in outrage over the murder of Trayvon Martin,  and folks taking the streets during “spring training,” Michael Bloomberg’s private army are having a difficult time keeping up. This does nothing to mitigate the violence these cops perpetuate against folks in our neighborhoods day in, day out, but it allows for a common understanding of who they protect and who they are willing to brutalize, rape, and kill to maintain a specific type of order. As for those who rebel against this social order, we offer the strongest solidarity. And in this month of women’s history, we offer our solidarity to female rebels at our every-other-week political prisoner letter writing dinner. We’ll be providing updates and a little background on Debbie, Janet and Janine Africa, Sadie, Lynne Stewart, and Kellie VanOrden.

If for some reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support these comrades, you can write to them at:
Debbie Sims Africa #OO6307
SCI Cambridge Springs
451 Fullerton Avenue
Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania 16403

Janet Holloway Africa #OO6308
SCI Cambridge Springs
451 Fullerton Avenue
Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania 16403

Janine Phillips Africa #OO6309
SCI Cambridge Springs
451 Fullerton Avenue
Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania 16403

Lynne Stewart #53504-054
FMC Carswell
Post Office Box 27137
Fort Worth, Texas 76127

Kellie VanOrden
Woodbury County Jail
Post Office Box 3083
Sioux City, Iowa 51101

Sadie* #36360-086
FCI Dublin
5701 8th Street – Camp Parks – Unit F
Dublin, California 94568
*Address the envelope to Joyanna Zacher and the card/letter to Sadie

For more information on these cases, visit:
http://www.onamove.com/move9
http://lynnestewart.org
http://supportkellieandvictor.blogspot.com
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BK/NY – Tuesday, March 13th – Letter-Writing for Women’s History Month, Part One

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
WHERE: 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions)
COST: Free

The NYC Anarchist Black Cross collective is back at it, serving up amazing food and knowledge about our folks behind bars. In light of March being women’s history month, this is the first letter-writing dinner this month where we’ll be focusing on a few of our female comrades behind bars. We’ll provide brief background and recent updates on Leah Henderson, Mandy Hiscocks, Patreese Johnson, CeCe McDonald, and Rev. Joy Powell. All you need to bring is an appetite, but friends and partners are welcome.

If for some reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support these comrades, you can write to them at:
Leah Henderson
Vanier Centre for Women at Milton
665 Martin Street
Milton, Ontario L9T 5E6
Canada

Amanda Hiscocks
Vanier Centre for Women at Milton
665 Martin Street
Milton, Ontario L9T 5E6
Canada

Patreese Johnson 07-G-0635
Taconic Correctional Facility
250 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, New York 10507

Chrishaun Reed McDonald* #2011014667
401 South 4th Avenue, Suite 100
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
*Address the envelope to Chrishaun and the card/letter to CeCe

Joy Powell #07-G-0632
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
Post Office Box 1000
Bedford Hills, New York 10507-2499

For more information on these cases, visit:
http://conspiretoresist.wordpress.com/leah-henderson
http://boredbutnotbroken.tao.ca
http://freenj4.wordpress.com (a little out of date, but useful)
http://supportcece.wordpress.com
http://freejoypowell.org
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