NYC – Tuesday, July 3rd – Letter-Writing for Cleveland Five
WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, July 3, 2012
WHERE: CAGE – 83A Hester Street New York, New York 10002 (directions below)
Hold on to something solid, because we have a bomb to drop on you. With Independence Day upon us, we have something startling to share. NYC ABC, collectively, could not give two shits about this holiday! Sacrilege, we know. Sarcasm aside, the state, writ large, and the United States government in particular, has nothing to do with independence and we’re not going to bore you with another polemic arguing as much. Nothing speaks as clearly to how little the U.S. government cares about independence than its production and treatment of political prisoners. In opposition to this logic, we again host our every-other-week Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner. This week we are writing to five pre-trial comrades, entrapped by the state— the Cleveland Five.
In the run-up to May Day actions planned across the country, the FBI took to its “go to” strategy– entrapping folks to distract from the actions at hand, draw resources from our communities, and attempt to scare us with heavy-handed arrests and prosecutions. Five folks from Ohio, most closely associated with Occupy Cleveland, were arrested and charged in an alleged plot to destroy a municipal bridge.
PLEASE REMEMBER: The Five are pre-trial. Take care with what you write and do not talk about the case. Scavil and Connor have written public letters, as has the father of one of their comrades. These are good starting points to begin conversations with them.
If you are unable to make it to dinner, please take the time to write a letter to these comrades at:
Brandon Baxter #57972060
Anthony Hayne #57975060
Joshua Stafford #57976060
Connor Stevens #57978060
2240 Hubbard Road
Youngstown, Ohio 44505
Douglas L. Wright*
150 High Street NW
Warren, Ohio 44481
*Please be sure to include Doug’s middle initial, L., when addressing letters to him as there are two Douglas Wrights at Trumbull County Jail in Warren.
For more information, visit http://cleveland5justice.org
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 CAGE is simple:
From the J/M/Z:
Essex Street Stop: Walk west on Delancey Street (toward Essex Street, away from Norfolk Street) and make a left on Essex Street. Walk three blocks and turn right onto Hester Street. We’re two and a half blocks down, on the right.
From the F:
East Broadway Stop: Walk north on Rutgers Street (toward East Broadway, away from Henry Street), that becomes Essex Street, and turn left on Hester Street. We’re two and a half blocks down, on the right.
From the B/D:
Grand Street Stop: Walk east on Grand Street (Toward Forsyth Street, away from Chrystie Street) and turn right on Orchard Street. Walk one block and turn right onto Hester Street. We’re a few storefronts down on the right.
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!