BK/NY – Tuesday, November 10th – Letter Writing for Eric King
WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)
NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
This week we are writing to fellow anarchist Eric King. Eric is currently being charged in federal court with an attempted firebombing of a government official’s office in Kansas City, MO. in 2014. Since his arrest, Eric has been repeatedly fucked with by guards and other prison officials. He has been held in solitary confinement since January 2015 and will likely remain there for the duration of his trial. For much of his time behind bars, Eric was denied vegan food. Thanks to a campaign of support from both inside and outside the walls, Eric was finally given access to the food that matched his ethics and politics. In addition to his initial denial of a vegan diet, Eric has also been denied medical care which he has repeatedly requested. Eric’s most recent battle from inside prison has been with mail confiscation. Apparently, the “people” who handle the mail in the prison thought that Eric’s incoming mail was actually addressed to the trash can as that is where it ended up. Once again, thanks to support outside, the mail situation seems to have recently gotten better. Now is the best time for us to send love and support to Eric by way of flooding the mailroom.
Despite all of this treatment, Eric has been able to keep up good spirits when he can and is fully invested in resolving his legal situation. He has been writing a lot during his time, including a lot of poetry. There is a fundraiser and support T-shirt sale that is ongoing and can be found here: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/0yoZc
If for whatever reason you will not be joining us this Tuesday, you can write to Eric at:
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 The Base is simple:
From the M Train:
Central Avenue Stop: Walk east on Myrtle Avenue (away from Hart Street, toward Cedar Street). We’re about two blocks down on the south side of the street.
Knickerbocker Avenue Stop: Walk west on Myrtle Avenue (away from Harman Street, toward Himrod Street). We’re about three blocks down on the south side of the street.
From the L Train:
DeKalb Avenue Stop: Walk south on Stockholm Street (away from Wyckoff Avenue, toward Irving Avenue). We’re about four blocks down, at the intersection of Stockholm Street and Myrtle Avenue.
From the J Train:
Myrtle Avenue Stop: Transfer to the M train and follow the above directions.