BK/NY – Tuesday, January 31st – Letter-Writing to United Freedom Front Prisoners
What: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
When: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Where: 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions)
As we proceed to give you what you need…2012, the year of the black dragon, continues to show revolutionary potential, with folks in the streets from coast to coast feeling collective power and losing their fear of the cops. And as rebellion resonates around the world, we offer love, respect, and solidarity to those recently arrested and those who have been down for years. One practical way this solidarity have been manifested for nearly five years is through our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinners. This week we are writing to two long-term anti-imperialist warriors, serving decades for their commitment to ending the global system of white supremacy.
Jaan Laaman and Tom Manning are anti-imperialist revolutionaries who were active in the United Freedom Front, a clandestine anti-imperialist organization. The UFF carried out targeted bombings of corporate buildings, courthouses and military facilities as well as bank robberies to fund revolutionary projects. Both men were deeply involved in anti South African apartheid organizing. Jaan is currently serving a 53 year sentence, while Tom was sentenced to 80 years.
If for some insane reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support the prisoners, you can write to them at:
Jaan Karl Laaman #10372-016
Post Office Box 24550
Tuscon, Arizona 85734
Thomas Manning #10373-016
Post Office Box 1600
Butner, North Carolina 27509
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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!