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Tuesday, January 4th – Letter Writing for Kojo Sababu

31 December 2021

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing
WHEN: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
WHERE: from wherever in the Matrix you happen to be
COST: Free

Well, it is happening again. Just when we were getting back into the swing of things, organizing actual indoor events for actual people to attend in NYC, the proverbial rug was pulled out from under us by yet another variant. And so we are back to socially distanced solidarity for the time being, though hopefully not for long.

But it is vital to stay vigilant and keep that solidarity alive, now as much as ever in the face of both the pandemic and the looming threat of right wing dictatorship. The liberal State increasingly shows that it is a flimsy and reluctant defense at best against either fascism or public health crises, and has no ethic beyond the will to power. And sadly it seems that every time the self-styled “Party of Lesser Evil” is granted temporary State authority, we see a dramatic dip in numbers of erstwhile comrades showing up and to help hold the anti-authoritarian, anti-oppression line. It’s as if the wish to feel safe from epidemiological threats is mirrored in the need to feel protected by a benevolent government, but as history shows again and again, it is ultimately always up to us to keep ourselves safe.

This is not the time to be complacent our lose our resolve to make a better world, in spite of all the threats—viral, human, or otherwise— to our precarious sense of community and collective well being.

This week NYC ABC is asking you to join us from wherever you are in writing a political prisoner whose sense of solidarity and community we greatly admire, Kojo Sababu.

Kojo Bomani Sababu is currently serving a 55 year sentence for actions with the Black Liberation Army and attempted prison escape with Puerto Rican Independista Oscar López Rivera. Kojo was captured on December 19, 1975 along with anarchist Ojore Lutalo during a bank expropriation. He was also charged with the murder of a drug dealer in his neighborhood. He was convicted of seditious conspiracy in 1981 and sentenced to 55 years in prison. In 1988, Kojo was convicted of conspiracy to escape along with Jaime Delgado (a veteran independence leader), Dora Garcia (a prominent community activist), and Oscar López Rivera (Puerto Rican Independista) from the federal prison at Leavenworth, where he was held.

Please take the time to write a letter to Kojo Sababu (and share a photo of your completed envelopes with us online):

Kojo Sababu* #39384-066
USP Canaan
Post Office Box 300
Waymart, Pennsylvania 18472
*Address envelope to Grailing Brown

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