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Illustrated Guide Version 14.2.1 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 removing Chip Fitzgerald (deceased, REST IN POWER!).

BK/NY – Tuesday, December 1st – Letter Writing To Kojo Sababu

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing
WHEN: 7pm, Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
WHERE: YOUR HOME
COST: Free

With rumors of war and populist coups in the air, ongoing organized state violence and femicide wreaking havoc in communities around the world, we’re gearing up for what we do best: political prisoner support. NYC ABC and Page One Collective are back for our every-other-week Political Prisoner Letter Writing night, this week featuring New Afrikan Prisoner of War Kojo Bomani Sababu. These days, we find it helpful to be able to call on our elders for their wisdom through practicing reciprocal solidarity. As Kojo himself said:

“…I have no solutions but I will say this: There are some great political minds contained in America’s prisons, which are growing old as their era of life departs, this resource needs to be tapped before it expires. Do not abandon the political prisoners and POWs, they are still insightful with their knowledge and experience.”

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
Smart Communications
Post Office Box 30
Pinellas Park, Florida 33781
*Address envelope to Grailing Brown

Illustrated Guide Version 13.8 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. We are thankful to remove Jay Chase (completion of sentence) and Jeremy Hammond (halfway house)!

BK/NY – Tuesday, May 24th – Letter Writing Dinner for Oscar Lopez Rivera and Kojo

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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
oscarandkojo

Does anyone still remember that feeling that was being pushed on us from all sides about eight years ago? You know, the feeling that hope and change were just around the corner and if we just bought into the bullshit one more time we would really see a significant shift in politics. Well, now we’re being fed the same shit sandwich, but with different condiments. And we have a president who has done nothing for the folks who risked their lives and freedom for the liberation of their people. NYC ABC doesn’t claim to have the ability to free our comrades with the stroke of a pen. However, with several strokes of several pens, we can support those very comrades via our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinner. This week we are writing to Kojo Bomani Sababu and Oscar López Rivera.

Kojo Sababu is a New Afrikan Prisoner of War, currently serving a 55 year sentence for actions with the Black Liberation Army. Kojo and Oscar attempted to escape from prison and was convicted of one count of conspiracy for an alleged escape plan that included the use of rockets, hand grenades, and a helicopter.

Oscar López Rivera was born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico on January 6, 1943 and moved to Chicago with his family at the age of 12. He was a well-respected community activist and a prominent independence leader for many years prior to his arrest. In 1975, he was forced underground, along with other comrades. He was captured on May 29, 1981, after 5 years of being persecuted by the FBI as one of the most feared fugitives from US “justice.”

If are unable to join us on Tuesday, you can still write to Oscar and Kojo :
Oscar López Rivera #87651-024
FCI Terre Haute
Post Office Box 33
Terre Haute, Indiana 47808

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

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Illustrated Guide Version 10 Now 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 as well as removing the remaining Cuban Five prisoners (PRISONER EXCHANGE!), Norberto González Claudio (TIME SERVED!), George Horton (TIME SERVED!), Eric McDavid (TIME SERVED!), and Tsutomu Shirosaki (TIME SERVED!). Sadly, we must also remove Phil Africa, who recently died in prison. R.I.P., Phil– you will not be forgotten.

Illustrated Guide Version 9.7 Now 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 as well as removing Joel Bitar (TIME SERVED!) and Jason Sutherlin (TIME SERVED!). Unfortunately, this version also includes the addition of Eric King, an anarchist awaiting trial for alleged politically motivated property destruction in Kansas City.