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Support White Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoners and POWs

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner

WHEN: 7:00pm, Tuesday September 1st, 2009

WHERE: 1-2-3 Community Space, 123 Tompkins Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11206

COST: Free

You’re not going to want to miss this delicious and nourishing dinner, information, and letter-writing session. We’ll focus on three of the remaining White Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoners: Marilyn Buck, Bill Dunne, and David Gilbert.

Marilyn Buck became a target of COINTELPRO for her organizing in solidarity with local and international anti-imperialist and nationalist struggles. In 1973, she was arrested and convicted of buying two boxes of bullets. Accused of being a member of the Black Liberation Army, she sentenced to 10 years, the longest sentence ever given for such an offense at the time. In 1977 she was granted a furlough and never returned, joining the revolutionary clandestine movement. In 1985 she was captured and faced 4 separate court trials. She was charged with conspiracy to support and free PP/POW’s and to support the New Afrikan Independence struggle through expropriations. In 1988 she was indicted for conspiracy to protest and alter government policies through use of violence against government and military buildings and received an additional 10 years for conspiracy to bomb the Capitol. She is serving a total of 80 years.

Marilyn Buck #00482-285
5701 8th Street Camp Parks Unit B
Dublin, California 94568

Bill Dunne is an anti-authoritarian political prisoner imprisoned for an attempted 1979 prison break from the King County Jail in Seattle, Washington. Dunne and his former co-defendant, Larry Giddings, were accused by police of being “members of a small, heavily armed group of revolutionaries,” associated with the Wellspring Communion.

Bill Dunne #10916-086
USP Big Sandy

Post Office Box 2068

Inez, Kentucky 41224

New York’s own radical organizer, author and prisoner David Gilbert (b. 1944) was a founding member of Columbia University Students for a Democratic Society and member of The Weather Underground Organization. Following eleven years underground he was arrested with members of the Black Liberation Army and other radicals following a botched armored car robbery in 1981.

David Gilbert #83-A-6158

Clinton Correctional Facility
Post Office Box 2001
Dannemora, New York 12929

The deal, as always, is that you come bringing only yourself (and your friends and comrades), and we provide you with a delicious vegan meal, information about a political prisoner or group of prisoners as well as all of the letter-writing materials and prisoner-letter-writing info you could ever want to use in one evening. In return, you write a thoughtful letter to a political prisoner or prisoner of war of your choosing or, better yet, keep up a long-term correspondence. We will be passing around cards for the political prisoners and POW’s whose birthdays fall within the next two weeks.

Directions to 1-2-3:

123 Tompkins Avenue, between Myrtle & Vernon Avenues, Brooklyn

By Train:

Take the G to the Myrtle-Willoughby stop. Walk east on Myrtle Avenue (toward Tompkins, away from Marcy), turn right on Tompkins Avenue and look for 123 on your left.


Take the JMZ to the Myrtle Avenue stop. Walk West on Myrtle Avenue (toward Lewis Avenue, away from Stuyvesant Avenue), turn left on Tompkins Avenue (four blocks from the subway station) and look for 123 on your left.

By Bicycle:

Take the Williamsburg Bridge to South 5th Street, heading East. Turn right on Union Avenue, then a couple of blocks later, slight left on to Harrison Avenue. Stay on Harrison Avenue and it becomes Tompkins Avenue. Cross Myrtle Avenue and look for 123 on the left.

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