BK/NY – Tuesday, September 25th – Letter-writing for the Cuban 5
WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm (sharp), Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
WHERE: Tiny Cup, 279 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions) PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION
If you pay attention to the corporate media, it’s hard not to think the sky is falling. And yet to talk with neighbors and co-workers, it’s clear that we’re living the same lives we’ve been dealing with for a long time– bosses find excuses for not paying us anywhere near what we’re worth (as if they ever could), and the state keeps trying to scare us into accepting whatever bullshit they send down the pike. None of this is news to you, but that’s where we are.
Never ones to be brought down by the hyperbolic rhetoric of the state and its corporate media mouthpiece, NYC ABC again brings you great food and camaraderie with our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinner. This Tuesday finds us a couple of weeks into Freedom Month for the Cuban 5 and in solidarity, we will be focusing our letter-writing on them.
One having been recently conditionally release on probation, the Cuban Five are four Cuban men who are in U.S. prison. They are serving four life sentences and 75 years collectively, after being wrongly convicted in U.S. federal court in Miami, on June 8, 2001.
The Five were falsely accused by the U.S. government of committing espionage conspiracy against the United States, and other related charges.
But the Five vigorously pointed out in their defense that they were involved in monitoring the actions of Miami-based terrorist groups, in order to prevent terrorist attacks on their country of Cuba.
The Five’s actions were never directed at the U.S. government. They never harmed anyone nor ever possessed nor used any weapons while in the United States.
While we expect to see you on Tuesday, if you can’t make it, please take the time to write a letter to the four who remain imprisoned:
Fernando Gonzalez #58733-004
FCI Terre Haute
Post Office Box 33
Terre Haute, Indiana 47808
Address envelope to Ruben Campa and letter to Fernando
Antonio Guerrero #58741-004
Post Office Box 7007
Marianna, Florida 32447-7007
Gerardo Hernandez #58739-004
Post Office Box 5500
Adelanto, California 92301
Ramón Labañino Salazar #58734-004
2680 301 South
Jesup, Georgia 31599
Address envelope to Luís Medina III and letter to Ramón
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 Tiny Cup is simple:
From the A/C Train:
Nostrand Avenue Stop: Walk on Nostrand Avenue, against traffic (toward Macon Street, away from Herkimer Street). We’re twelve blocks up on the right.
From the G Train:
Bedford-Nostrand Avenues Stop: Walk with traffic on Nostrand Avenue (away from Kosciuszko Street, toward Clifton Place). We’re half a block down on the 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