BK/NY – Tuesday, November 8th – Letter-Writing to Support Anarchist Prisoner David Japenga
What: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
When: 7pm (sharp), Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
Where: 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions)
The sky hasn’t fallen, despite alarmist rumblings from banks and their lapdog media. And while Greece may soon hasten minor economic collapse, this is unlikely unless we help give it a push. Thankfully, that’s happening. And don’t be swayed by thinly veiled anti-anarchist ideologues– those are OUR FOLKS making it happen, not some conspiracy nut’s alleged agent provocateurs. We in NYC ABC support our comrades who push conflict with the state and capital in order to reveal to contradictions that belie anti-corporatist, as opposed to anti-capitalist, thought and action. Part of that support includes being there for those who have been locked up. And with that comes another Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner!
This week we are writing to anarchist prisoner David Japenga. Fresh out of jail, having been convicted of actions taken during the 2009 G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, he is still on parole. On August 24th, Japenga was again arrested, charged with Obstruction of Traffic, Failure to Disperse, and a couple of other crimes that were later dropped. This arrest came as the result of Japenga allegedly attending a rally held in response to an August 23rd incident in which two women were harassed for their sexual orientation and threatened with a gun. The status of Japenga’s parole remains unclear.
If for some ridiculous reason you are unable to join us, please take the time to write David from home. His address is:
David Japenga 153760
950 Second Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
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 the 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’ll also provide some brief updates and pass around birthday cards for the PP/POWs whose birthdays fall in the next two weeks thanks to the Anarchist Birthday Brigade.
Getting to 885 Park Avenue is simple:
From the J/M/Z:
Flushing Stop: Walk southeast on Broadway (toward Sumner Place, away from Thornton Street) and make a right on Park Avenue. We’re halfway down the block, on your right.
Myrtle Stop: Walk northwest on Broadway (toward Melrose Street, away from Troutman Street) and make a left on Park Avenue. We’re halfway down the block on the right.
From the G Train:
Flushing Avenue Stop: Walk south on Marcy Avenue (toward Hopkins Street, away from Wallabout Street) and turn left on Park Avenue. We’re three and a half blocks down on the left.
Myrtle-Willoughby Avenues Stop: Walk north on Marcy Avenue (toward Stockton Street, away from Vernon Avenue) and turn right on Park Avenue. We’re three and a half blocks down on your left.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch. Otherwise, we’ll see you at supper.
This event is brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Anarchist Black Cross.–
Post Office Box 110034
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Free all Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War!
For the Abolition of State Repression and Domination!