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NYC/NYE – Noise Demo Against the Prison Industrial Complex, In Solidarity with PPs and POWs

NYE Noise Demo Graphic 2018_NYCWHAT: Noise Demo Against the PIC, for the Liberation of PPs + POWs
WHEN: 9:00pm, Monday, December 31st
WHERE: Metropolitan Correction Center (MCC, the federal prison in downtown Manhattan); Pearl Street, between Cardinal Hayes Place and Park Row (J to Chambers Street or 4/5/6/ to City Hall)
BRING: Noisemakers, air horns, drums, anything that is loud!

On the noisiest night of the year in New York City, come help us remind folks locked up that they are not alone. NYC Anarchist Black Cross, in response to an international call for noise demonstrations outside of prisons, is asking folks to join us outside of the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan. Come, not to appeal to authority, speak truth to power, or any other contrivance, but rather to stand arm in arm with comrades and show direct solidarity to those on the other side of the wall.

The state, writ large, is targeting anarchists all across the United States and abroad. This will be both protest and celebration. To keep the cold at bay, comrades from MACC will be on hand with cookies and hot cocoa to keep the vocal cords nice and warm.

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Illustrated Guide Version 13.11 Uploaded!

We’ve finished the latest version of the NYC ABCIllustrated Guide to Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War” and it’s available for viewing (and download) by clicking on the tab at the top of this page. This update includes updated mini-bios, photos, and address changes for several prisoners. Unfortunately, we are adding one prisoner to the guide this month–Standing Rock 6 water protector Rattler.

International Call For New Year’s Eve Noise Demonstrations

Spanish and Bahasa Indonesian translations follow english text below.

This is a call for a raucous night of strong solidarity with those imprisoned by the state on one of the noisiest nights of the year. On New Year’s Eve gather your crew, collective, community, organization, or just yourself and come together to raise a racket and remind those on the inside that they are not alone.

Internationally, noise demonstrations outside of prisons are a way to remember those who are held captive by the state and a way to show solidarity with imprisoned comrades and loved ones. We come together to break the loneliness and isolation.

We know that prison is beyond reform and must be completely abolished. It is a mechanism of repression used by the state to maintain a social order rooted in white supremacy, patriarchy, and heteronormativity. To come together outside of the sites of repression is to also stand in defiance of what they represent.

The logic of the state and capital—of punishment and imprisonment, must be replaced by a rejection of oppression and exploitation. This call is one step in that direction.

Wherever you are, meet on New Year’s Eve at the prisons, jails, and detention centers, be loud in solidarity with those imprisoned and to push forward the idea of a world free from domination.

We send this call in solidarity with those defying state repression of large scale dissent: from the Yogyakarta prisoners in Indonesia to those in Russia facing repression as anarchist anti-state organizers, to all of those in the spaces between.

We want a world without walls and borders.

We will fight together until everyone is free! Read more…

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Illustrated Guide Version 13.10 Uploaded!

We’ve finished the latest version of the NYC ABCIllustrated Guide to Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War” and it’s available for viewing (and download) by clicking on the tab at the top of this page. This update includes updated mini-bios, photos, and address changes for several prisoners.

BK/NY – Tuesday, December 4th – Letter-writing to Bill Dunne and Casey Brezik

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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
bill dunne + casey brezikAs the state more closely colludes with capital to assure that wealth travels in one direction (HINT: it ain’t towards us), it also continues its war on dissenters. In the past couple of years, over 200 folks faced down decades in prison for dressing alike and being bold enough to challenge the authority of the white nationalist-emboldening president and all he represents. Just as we supported the #J20 defendants, NYC ABC also fights for those comrades who are imprisoned for taking action against the state and this week we are focusing our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinner on two such folks. This week we are writing to anarchist prisoners Bill Dunne and Casey Brezik.

Bill Dunne is an anti-authoritarian sentenced to 90 years for the attempted liberation of comrades from Seattle’s King County Jail in 1979 and for attempting to break himself out of Leavenworth Penitentiary in 1983. Dunne was charged with possession of an automatic weapon, auto theft, and with aiding & abetting the escape. Charges further alleged the operation was financed by bank expropriations and facilitated by illegal acquisition of weapons and explosives. Bill went before the parole board in the winter of 2014, was rejected and given a 15 year “hit” (meaning he cannot go back to the board for that time period).

In 2010, anarchist Casey Brezik tried to assassinate the governor of Missouri. In June of 2013, he was convicted and sentenced to a dozen years on each of three counts – assault and two armed criminal action charges – and seven years on a second count of assault. All sentences will run concurrently. Casey recently appeared before the parole board and should know about his potential release in the coming few months. More information at supportcasey.org

We expect to see you on Tuesday. If you can’t make it, please take the time to write letters (and send books) to Bill and Casey:
Bill Dunne #10916-086
FCI Victorville Medium I
Post Office Box 3725
Adelanto, California 92301

Casey Brezik #1154765
Farmington Correctional Center
1012 West Columbia Street
Farmington, Missouri 63640

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BK/NY – Friday, November 30th – NYC 2019 Certain Days Launch Party!

WHAT: Launch Party
WHEN: 7:30-9:30pm, Friday, November 30th, 2018
WHERE: Interference Archive–314 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215
NOTE: Interference Archive is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
COST: Free
certain days 2019
Join us for the Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar launch party! The calendar is in its 18th year and is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal, Hamilton, New York and Baltimore, in partnership with a political prisoner being held in maximum-security prison in New York State, David Gilbert.

This year’s theme is “Health/Care,” and features art and writings by David Gilbert, Bec Young, Radical Indumentaria, Aviva Stahl, Debbie, Mike and Chuck Africa, Roger Peet, Addameer Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association, Leah Jo Carnine, Suzy Subways, Farha Najah, Ashanti Alston Omowali, Alec Ixnay Dunn, Barbara Zeller, Hikaru Ikeda, Giselle Dias, Micah Bazant, Justice for Alisha Walker, Fernando Martí, Sins Invalid, Tom Manning, Dave George, Laura Whitehorn, Frizz Kid, Abolitionist Law Center, Cindy Milstein, and more.

Local contributors to this calendar will be speaking about their art and articles printed in this year’s calendar. We will also have copies of the calendar for sale and holiday cards for political prisoners for you to sign.

This event will take place on the 19th anniversary of the Seattle protests that successfully shut down the World Trade Organization (WTO) meetings in 1999. We will have some audio and images playing from that historic moment.

This event is co-sponsored by NYC Jericho, ProLibertad Freedom Campaign, NYC ABC, NYC Free Peltier & Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.

More info at certaindays.org
Order the calendar from Burning Books

 

BK/NY – Saturday, December 8th – The Gentleman Bank Robber

WHAT: Benefit Film Screening
WHEN: 8pm sharp, Saturday, December 8th, 2018
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 is a benefit, though, so bring your wallet)gbrJoin NYC ABC and Page One for a benefit screening of The Gentleman Bank Robber. This short documentary tells the story of rita bo brown, a working-class butch from rural Oregon, an anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, ex-prisoner and member of the militant, underground George Jackson Brigade, active in the 1970s in the Pacific Northwest.

In the summer of 2016, bo was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dimentia, a terminal neurodegenerative disease. There is an active call for donations to support bo’s in-home medical care. We will pass the hat to collect cash donations if preferred. To donate directly, and to spread this campaign please visit the GoFundMe: gf.me/u/ndbkn6

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