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BK/NY – Tuesday, December 8th – Letter-Writing Dinner For Chelsea Manning and Norman Lowry

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
WHERE: The Base1302 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.
COST: Free

This week we will be writing to two folks who are serving time for fighting against the strongest and most obvious example of the State’s power, the military.chelsea

Chelsea Manning is a whistleblower who played an integral role in a massive WikiLeaks release of military documents and files in 2010.  This release included video of journalists being murdered, documentation of abuses and torture, and files exposing some of the spying done by the US.   She was sentenced to 35 years in prison.


normanNorman Lowry is a chaplain and an antiwar activist who is serving up to 7 years for blocking the entrance to an army recruitment center while attempting to dissuade the potential soldiers from signing up to carry out the murder by State in 2012.  This is on the heels of him being released after doing 18 months for blocking the door at the recruitment center, which came right after he did 7 months time for smashing the windows of the recruiters cars.  The judge laid out one condition for parole: that Norman promises not to disrupt the recruitment center again.  Perhaps the judge will try to hold their breath until that happens…

If for some insane reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support the prisoners, you can write to Chelsea and Norman at:

Chelsea E. Manning 89289
1300 North Warehouse Road
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 66027-2304

Edgar Lowry Jr. KN9758
SCI Dallas
1000 Follies Road
Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612

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


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