NYC – Tuesday, August 6th – Letter-Writing to Jason Hammond
WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
WHERE: CAGE – 83A Hester Street (UPSTAIRS) New York, New York 10002 (directions below)
With Running Down the Walls 2013 under a month away, we in NYC ABC have our hands full. But before we move forward, we give a strong Black August salute to our imprisoned Black liberation comrades. And while the state’s types of repression may have become more refined and better concealed over the decades, they still exist and are still heavily used. NYC ABC responds to the repression of comrades with unflinching support, most commonly with our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinners. This week we are writing to Jason Hammond, the recently-jailed brother of alleged Anonymous and LulzSec hacker Jeremy Hammond.
On July 11th, Jason Hammond was arrested and charged with armed violence, aggravated battery and mob action. The arrest was made in connection with Hammond’s alleged role in the Tinley Park Five case. Over a year ago, in May, around 20 anti-fascists attacked a meeting of known white supremacists at a restaurant in Tinley Park, Illinois. Jason is charged with participating in the action against white supremacists and neo-Nazis attending the “5th annual White Nationalist Economic Summit and White Nationalist Meet-and-Greet.” Not a particularly catchy name, but then again, look who you’re dealing with.
As of now, Jason Hammond’s bail is set at $100,000 with no bond. That means in order to be released before his trial, his supporters have to come up with the entire $100,000.
To many folks close to Jason–- family, friends, close comrades, the timing of the arrest is simply too coincidental as his brother, Jeremy, is facing sentencing in mid-November. Jason has been steadfast and tireless in supporting his brother.
If for some insane reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support Jason, you can write to him at:
Jason Hammond #2013-0712237
Cook County Department of Corrections
Post Office Box 089002
Chicago, Illinois 60608
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!