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NYC – Tuesday, May 28th – Letter-writing Dinner for Grand Jury Resister Jerry Koch

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
WHERECAGE – 83A Hester Street (UPSTAIRS) New York, New York 10002 (directions below)
COST: Free

jerry-PPLWDThis is one of those rare confluxes of the news we’ve found important over the last couple of weeks merging with the focus of our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinner. This week we are writing to grand jury resister Gerald “Jerry” Koch.

On May 16th and 21st, Jerry was called before U.S. District Judge John Keenan in Manhattan and ordered to testify before a federal grand jury. In a principled decision, Jerry refused. The reactionary and hostile judge in turn remanded Jerry into the custody of federal marshals for civil contempt. Jerry is currently imprisoned at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. It is possible that Jerry will be imprisoned for as long as the grand jury is empaneled.

If, for whatever reason, you can’t make it to supper, please take time to write some letters for Jerry.

Gerald Koch #68631-054
MCC New York
150 Park Row
New York, New York 10007

For more information, please visit jerryresists.net
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!

Categories: What We Do
  1. 27 May 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you for writing to my son, Jerry Koch. I heard from him on the phone yesterday and today and he’s strong and brave (and bored!) and hasn’t yet received mail. I’m writing two letters a day and I trust he’ll soon receive them. Thank you for keeping him alive in your community.

  1. 27 May 2013 at 3:36 pm

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