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The Ecology Of A Police State

WHAT: Prison Ecology Project
WHEN: 7:30-9:30pm, Thursday, August 6
WHERE: The Commons – 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217 (Directions below)
COST: $6 $10 $15 sliding scale for event (no one turned away for inability to pay.) Money raised will support the Prison Ecology Project.
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PEPCome find out about the intersections of mass incarceration, criminal justice and the environment.

An organizer with the Prison Ecology Project will be discussing the Project‘s effort to get the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recognize environmental justice impacts on prisoners, and an effort to stop the construction of a new maximum security federal prison on 700 acres of endangered species habitat in eastern Kentucky.

We’ll also be showing an excerpt from Up The Ridge, a documentary about the prison-building boom in Appalachia’s coal country, and other short films on the prison/ecology connection.

For more info: PrisonEcology.org
Check out the PEP crowdfunding campaign: igg.me/at/prisonecology

Event co-sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild, Prison Legal News/Human Rights Defense Center, New York Environmental Law and Justice Project, National Police Accountability Project, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Hudson Valley Earth First!, Marxist Education Project, NYC Anarchist Black Cross, Movement Media, and Prison Project of Sante Fe

Directions: THE COMMONS is near the Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway stop in downtown Brooklyn, at 388 Atlantic Avenue, Between Hoyt and Bond.

NYC – Tuesday, August 5th – Letter-writing to Imam Jamil al-Amin

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, August 5, 2014
WHERE: CAGE83A Hester Street (UPSTAIRS) New York, New York 10002 (directions below)
COST: Free
from h. rap to imam jamilHere in NYC, it’s been a busy mid-summer for NYC ABC with recent events at The Base, including a night of solidarity with international anti-fascist prisoner Jock Palfreeman,  the launch of the Earth First! Direct Action Manual, and planning our annual ‘Running Down the Walls’ 5K run.

Recently, we were reminded of the quote ‘violence is as American as cherry pie’ with the choking murder of Eric Garner on Staten Island by the NYPD. That prescient quote was from political prisoner Imam Jamil Al-Amin (then known as H. Rap Brown) which  brings us to this next letter writing dinner.

Jamil Al-Amin is a long time community leader and organizer, falsely imprisoned for  killing a sheriff’s deputy in Georgia. He was convicted in 2002 and after some time in Georgia state prison, the state decided to bury him in federal custody at the notorious Florence Supermax in Colorado. Due to a concerted and strong effort on the part of his supporters, Imam Jamil was transferred to the medical facility at Butner after having been diagnosed with bone cancer.

We are lucky to be joined by guest speaker Johanna Fernandez, Assistant Professor of History at Baruch College, editor of the forthcoming Writing on the Wall, Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu Jamal  (City Lights) as well as When the World Was Their Stage: A History of the Young Lords Party, 1968-1974 (Princeton University Press). Johanna works with the Bring Mumia Home  campaign and will be discussing the history of Imam Jamil al-Amin’s case and the campaign to get him proper cancer treatment & bring him home.

If, for whatever reason, you can’t make it to the event, please take time to write a letter:
Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin #99974-555
FMC Butner
Post Office Box 1600
Butner, North Carolina  27509

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BK/NY – July 26th – DAM! An Evening of Skills and Stories from Earth First!

DAMWHAT: DAM! An Evening of Skills and Stories from Earth First!
WHEN: 8:00pm, Saturday, July 26th
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)
COST: Free, but donations are appreciated.

With the long-awaited release of the 3rd edition of the Earth First! Direct Action Manual (affectionately known as the “DAM”), Earth First! organizers are hitting the road to share direct action skills and get the manual into people’s hands.

The presentations will consist of a presentation and slideshow with stories about Earth First! and radical environmental history that contributed to the skills compiled in the DAM.

Along with a chance to get a copy of the book, the event will also be an chance to pick up the newest Earth First! Journal, and learn about direct action efforts in your region.

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