BK/NY – Tuesday, January 17th – Letter-Writing to Jordan Halliday and Mandy Hiscocks
What: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
When: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
Where: 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions)
And so comes 2012. Last time, we wrote about carrying energy and momentum into the new year, and here in NYC, it appears folks have answered that call. As the city builds toward a May Day General Strike, there is a lot of work to put in, including how to stay safe, especially in light of the machinations that put six comrades in prison following the 2010 Toronto G20. Speaking of…one of these comrades was remanded on January 13th. For this week’s political prisoner letter-writing night, we’ll be writing to her and to grand jury resister Jordan Hallliday, who was arrested and forced to start a ten month sentence well before his expected report date.
On January 10th, Federal Marshalls took Jordan to the Davis County jail for supposedly violating his parole by allegedly associating with folks who are vegan and straight edge– yes, a condition of his bail was that he could not associate with people who abstain from drugs and alcohol and are also vegan. After a successful call-in campaign, Jordan was finally given food he can eat and is now serving ten months for criminal contempt of a grand jury. He has already served time for civil contempt in regards to the same grand jury inquisition.
We are also writing to another of the 2010 Toronto G20 “Main Conspiracy” prisoners, Mandy Hiscocks. As we wrote when the first of these folks began their sentences, this case shows both the potential strength of revolutionaries working together and the depths of depravity to which the state will go to maintain itself and the economic system to which it remains beholden. For more information, watch this interview and continue to follow up by visiting Conspire to Resist and Guelph Anarchist Black Cross.
If for some insane reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support the prisoners, you can write to them at:
Jordan Halliday #201200256
Davis County Correctional Facility
Post Office Box 130
Farmington, Utah 84025
Vanier Centre for Women
655 Martin Street
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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 PP/POW Birthday Calendar.
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!