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BK/NY – Tuesday, February 27th – Letter-Writing Dinner For Water Protectors

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
WHEREThe 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.
COST: Free

At the Framed In America: The Making Of Political Prisoners event in support of the political prisoners of the MOVE family over the weekend we were once again reminded by elders who either have spent time behind bars themselves or have supported those who have, that supporting folks snatched up by the State is of the utmost importance for any political movement and community.  Throughout the history of European expansion across the globe indigenous folks have been putting their bodies on the line in order to stop the spread of colonialism.  This struggle has shown itself in recent years in the fight against the expansion of American capitalist and colonial powers onto indigenous land to build pipelines that not only threaten the sovereignty and autonomy of those who live there, but also the water and ecology which sustains region.  Time and time again we see repression chasing down the strength of those who fight against these forces in an effort to isolate folks and put a stop to these movements and those who are water protectors are no exception.  With that in mind, NYC ABC will be writing to Red Fawn Fallis and Little Feather (Michael Giron) for our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinner.

redfawnOn October 27th, 2016 Red Fawn and over 140 other water protectors were arrested on the front lines of Standing Rock during a massive police raid on a camp of resisters. Red Fawn was initially accused of firing on local cops while being arrested and charged with attempted murder but those charges have since been dropped and Red Fawn was then transferred into federal custody to face three federal charges related to possessing a firearm while being a felon. Red Fawn has been steadfast in her dedication to the struggle by putting her body on the line despite the endless attacks of the local cops and private security hired by the pipeline company and being arrested on two other occasions during her stay.  In 2018 Red Fawn took a non-cooperating plea deal in which the State dropped the charge which carried the longest sentence (10yrs-life) with the stipulation that she plead guilty to the other two charges.  The prosecution has recommended that the judge sentence Red Fawn to 7 years in prison.  Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 31st.

For more info on Red Fawn:
https://waterprotectorlegal.org/red-fawn-fallis/
http://indi.com/freeredfawn

littlefeatherLittle Feather’s charges stem from alleged actions that took in the previously mentioned police raid at Standing Rock on October 27th, 2016.   He was initially charged with Civil Disorder and Use of Fire to Commit a Federal Felony Offense.  The latter carries a minimum of 10 years imprisonment.  In 2018 Little Feather took a non-cooperating plea deal in which the State dropped the Fire charge he plead guilty to the Civil Disorder charge.  The recommendation on his sentencing is 3 years and his sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 30th.

For more info on Little Feather:
https://waterprotectorlegal.org/michael-little-feather-giron/ https://www.freelittlefeather.com/

As always, we ask that folks be mindful of what they include in there letters given they are read by State officials and could be used to harm either the person who is in prison, the person writing them, or the communities in which we come from or support.  DO NOT WRITE ABOUT THE ACTIONS THE STATE HAS ALLEGED THEY TOOK PART IN OR ANY OTHER ACTION THE STATE COULD DEEM ILLEGAL.  This is especially important in writing to those with open cases or who have yet to be sentenced like Red Fawn and Little Feather.

If for whatever reason you are not able to join us, please write to Red Fawn and Little Feather:
Michael Giron
Heart of America Correction Center
110 Industrial Road
Rugby, North Dakota 58368

Red Fawn Fallis
Heart of America Correction Center
110 Industrial Road
Rugby, North Dakota 58368

Directions:
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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