New T-Shirts in Solidarity with Indonesian Anarchist Prisoners and NYC ABC Available!

NYC ABC is pleased to announce that we have TWO (you heard it folks) TWO new t-shirt designs for sale!

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Solidarity to All Anarchist Prisoners in Yogyakarta! NYC ABC is extending all of our solidarity to our Indonesian Comrades facing repression from the police.

International Solidarity to class war prisoners in Yogyakarta who are undergoing legal repression after being arrested while protesting against the monarchy- feudal society and the construction of the New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) which is actively going to displace the Kulon progo community.

We have X Small, Small, Medium, Large and XL shirts available featuring this design from the Palang Hitam Black Cross for only $20.00 and $25.00 for orders going to Mexico and Canada! All funds collected will be going to the Anarchist prisoners in Indonesia.

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In addition, NYC ABC is rolling out new shirts for the collective also available in the sizes: X Small, Small, Medium, Large and X Large. They will also be selling for $20.00 and $25.00 for orders going to Mexico and Canada.

How do I get these rad new t-shirts and support political prisoners in Indonesia and the so-called united states?
The easiest way is to find us is at events that we’re tabling! For such news be sure to follow us on your favorite social media outlets: Instagram and Twitter @nycabc.

For those who live far or cannot make it to tabling events, you can send the appropriate amount to us here: paypal.me/nycabc. **Be sure to include the size, design, and shipping address**

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BK/NY – Thursday, October 4th – Benefit for NYC ABC

WHAT: Benefit Show
WHEN: Door at 8:00, Music at 8:30 SHARP! (Hard Curfew so please no punk time), Thursday, October 4th, 2018
WHERE:
The Cobra Club6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11237
COST: $10 (No one turned away for lack of funds)
FLYERCome out for a night of heavy music for a cause.

All money raised will go to the NYC Anarchist Black Cross and our continued efforts to support political prisoners and fight for prison abolition.

BANDS:
Mary Todd (Grind-Math-Metal)
Necrotic Society (Hardcore Punk)
BLACKEST (Metal/Hardcore)
Despairwolf (Political Dark Hardcore)

We will also have a table full of free literature and a few things to sell, like our fresh-from-the-printers t-shirts and the 2019 Certain Days Calendar.

BK/NY – Tuesday, September 11th – Letter-Writing Dinner For Water Protectors

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
WHEREThe Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)

NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
COST: Free
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As much of the media, corporate or otherwise, ignores or distorts the realities of the nationwide #PrisonStrike, we see the way the state preemptively punishes any resistance, real or perceived. As imprisoned comrades throughout Pennsylvania’s draconian prison system endure an open-ended lockdown, we have seen equally brutal responses to those who resist on this side of the wall. In Louisiana, water protector activists are being violently arrested and charged under new state legislation by off-duty cops hired goons. So it is with the bravery of those resisting on both sides of the walls in mind that NYC ABC hosts our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinner. This week we are focusing on water protectors, including those imprisoned as part of the Standing Rock 6 as well as Ellen Sue Gerhart.

The Standing Rock 6 are arrestees facing felony charges stemming from arrests on October 27, 2016 at ceremonial resistance camps at Standing Rock. These camps were convened in North Dakota by Native peoples and their allies who gathered there to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Collectively, they are referred to as water protectors. These seven arrestees are out of the 800-some water protectors arrested, many the result of widespread police sweeps at demonstrations like October 22 with scant or no evidence to link most individuals to any crime. Currently three of the Standing Rock 6–Red Fawn Fallis, Little Feather, and Dion Ortiz, are in prison. More information at waterprotectorlegal.org

Ellen Gerhart is an outspoken advocate, not only to protect her own land but also to protect the hundreds of waterways impacted across Pennsylvania by ETP’s Mariner East 2 pipeline project. Ellen and her family’s ongoing opposition to the project has led to significant intimidation and harassment on the part of ETP, their private security contractor TigerSwan, and local authorities. On Friday, August 3, Huntingdon County Judge George Zanic sentenced the 63-year-old grandmother, retired teacher, and landowner to two to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine for indirect criminal contempt of court.

If for whatever reason you are not able to join us, please write to these water protectors:
Dion Ortiz
Heart of America Correction Center
110 Industrial Road
Rugby, North Dakota 58368

Ellen Gerhart #18-0983
700 Rishel Hill Road
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 16823

Little Feather* #25201-075
USP Hazelton
Post Office Box 2000
Bruceton Mills, West Virginia 26525
*Address envelope to Michael Giron

Red Fawn Fallis #16358-059
FMC Carswell
Post Office Box 27137
Fort Worth, Texas 76127

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Illustrated Guide Version 13.7 Uploaded!

We’ve finished the latest version of the NYC ABCIllustrated Guide to Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War” and it’s available for viewing (and download) by clicking on the tab at the top of this page. This update includes updated mini-bios, photos, and address changes for several prisoners. Unfortunately, we are adding two prisoners to the guide this month–Puerto Rican May Day protester Nina Droz Franco and pipeline protester Ellen Sue Gerhart. We are thankful to remove water protector Michael Foster (completion of sentence!).

BK/NY – Tuesday, August 28th – Solidarity With International Anarchist Political Prisoners

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)
NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
COST: Freecirlce a

Many imprisoned anarchists will never be acknowledged as ‘political prisoners’ by formal human-rights organizations, because their sense of social justice is strictly limited to the capitalist laws which are designed to defend the State and prevent any real social change. At the same time, even within our individual communities, we know so little about the repression that exists in other countries. So it is with that that NYC ABC answers the call for a week of international solidarity with anarchist political prisoners by writing to them as part of our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinner.

Here in the states, folks are being persecuted for possibly even associating with anarchists or animal liberationists. Around the globe, the state and capital collude in much the same way, and as a result rebels are imprisoned for acting on their desire for a free world. Please join us in sending cards to these imprisoned comrades. We’ll see you at supper!

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BK/NY – Tuesday, August 14th – Black August Card Writing Dinner

WHAT: Black August Card Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)
NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
COST: Free
black_augustAs a lead in to two great events NYC ABC has coming up–a workshop on transformative justice and a noise demo in solidarity with #NatTurnerDay and the nationwide prison strike–we are hosting another of our every other week Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinners. This week, we will be hosting a Black August card signing.

Maybe you’ve been working too many hours a week to even notice the full-blown war being waged against you by cops and the ruling class. It is real and it is continuing. And of course there is another war– the war against folks imprisoned for their political beliefs and actions. And here’s where we bridge the two.  We will be sending greeting cards to Black revolutionary political prisoners and there’s an easy (too easy? POSSIBLY!) way for you to help. Just come by, eat some food, sign some cards, maybe meet folks you don’t already know, and show some base level solidarity with those behind bars.

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BK/NY – Sunday, August 19th – Towards a Culture of Transformative Justice

WHAT: Transformative Justice Workshop
WHEN: 3pm, Sunday, August 19th, 2018
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)

NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
COST: Free
transformative_justiceHot on the heals of NYC ABC‘s letter-writing dinner in observance of Black August, we are excited to host an event to help all folks engaged in revolutionary struggle. While our organizing is primarily focused on support for political prisoners and prisoners of war, we understand the need for developing and sharing skills to build a world without prisons. To that end, we are excited to host a restorative justice workshop.

Folks are facilitating restorative justice trainings across the country, sharing knowledge about alternatives and resistance to the carceral state’s so-called “justice.”

In this workshop we will discuss the principles of transformative justice and how to apply them in order to destabilize abuse culture and make our communities safer, without cops or the state.

Strong movements and interdependent relationships make attempts to shut down our struggle obsolete. Let’s build our capacity for defending our communities and movements together!

This workshop will be lead by one of our comrades, an anti-capitalist and feminist activist and survivor of gendered trauma, who has been learning about transformative justice in radical spaces both through literature and trial & error in order to strengthen her community and organizing spaces in Denver.

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