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BK/NY – Tuesday, November 21st – Letter-Writing Dinner For American Indian Warrior Leonard Peltier

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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

leonard-peltierIt’s supper time again, and NYC ABC is back at The Base for our every-other-week Political Prisoner Letter Writing Dinner. As anarchists, it should come as no surprise that we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving– we’ll take your damned day off from work, but not in exchange for commemorating the historic and ongoing genocide of indigenous folks and the 250 million turkeys who are killed each year. While we might be eating the fruits of the fall harvest, don’t confuse that with an acceptance of the Thanksgiving myth.

This Tuesday’s dinner will focus on indigenous political prisoner Leonard Peltier and we are fortunate to have a guest speaker from NYC Free Peltier.

Leonard Peltier is an American Indian Movement (AIM) warrior. In the 1970s, the United States government continued its legacy of decimating indigenous communities, focusing on those organized and prepared to challenge its authority. Peltier is imprisoned for the 1975 shoot-out between the FBI and AIM in which two federal agents and an indigenous man were killed. Four years after his imprisonment, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request released documents which prove Leonard Peltier’s innocence and the FBI’s targeting him. And still, Peltier remains imprisoned. For more information and ways to help, visit whoisleonardpeltier.info

If for some wild reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support the prisoners, you can write to Leonard at:

Leonard Peltier #89637-132
USP Coleman I
Post Office Box 1033
Coleman, Florida 33521

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BK/NY – Tuesday, November 7 – Letter Writing Dinner for Joe-Joe Bowen

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
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

joejoeAs prison uprisings continue to take place across the country by those who are facing some of the harshest forms of state repression, most recently in Kansas, South Carolina, Arkansas and North Carolina, this week we’ll be focusing on Joe-Joe Bowen, who is no stranger to rebelling against captors as a path towards collective liberation. We’re very lucky to have a guest speaker who will present the recent updates of Joe-Joe.

A native of Philadelphia, Joe-Joe was a young member of the “30th and Norris” street gang before his incarceration politicized him. Released in 1971, his outside activism was cut short a week following his release when Joe-Joe was confronted by an officer of the notoriously brutal Philadelphia police department. The police officer was killed in the confrontation, and Bowen fled. After his capture and incarceration, Bowen became a Black Liberation Army combatant, defiant to authorities at every turn. In 1973, Joe-Joe assassinated Holmesberg prison’s warden and deputy warden as well as wounded the guard commander in retaliation for intense repression against Muslim prisoners in the facility.  In 1981, Bowen led a six-day standoff with authorities when he and six other captives took 39 hostages at Graterford Prison as a freedom attempt and protest of the prison conditions.

 

If you will not be able to join us this upcoming Tuesday, you can still write to Joe-Joe (as per Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, only plain white envelopes are accepted) :
Joe-Joe Bowen* #AM4272
SCI Coal Township
1 Kelley Drive
Coal Township, Pennsylvania 17866-1020
*Address envelope to Joseph Bowen.

BK/NY – Sunday, December 3rd – Send Love Through the Walls 2017

WHAT: Send Love Through The Walls Holiday Card-Writing For Political Prisoners
WHEN: 2:00-6:00pm, Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
WHERE: 263 Eastern Parkway, Apartment 5D (Direction Below) phone: 718.783.8141
COST: FREE (Donations to cover the cost of stamps greatly appreciated)
holidaycardparty2017outlines copyIn what many prisoners have told us is their favorite event of the year, Resistance in Brooklyn and NYC Anarchist Black Cross again join forces to bring you the annual holiday card-writing party for U.S. held political prisoners, prisoners of war, and prisoners of conscience. This event is always a lot of fun, the food outstanding, the camaraderie lively, and the handmade cards flat out amazing. This year will be no different. So plan to bring your friends, your creativity, and a healthy appetite. We’ll have updates on the pp/pow campaigns as well as paints, markers, crayons, and envelopes.

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BK/NY – Tuesday, October 24th – Come to a Green Scare(y) Halloween Card-Writing

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
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

Free Them All!In light of the coming holiday, NYC ABC is sending Halloween cards to targets of the Green Scare as part of our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinners. We will also have hot off the presses copies of the 2018 Certain Days: Freedom For Political Prisoners calendars available. The theme of this year’s calendar is Awakening Resistance.

Since the early 1980s, public relations hacks have been working to reify the term “eco-terrorism.” By 2004, they became successful and a phrase that a decade earlier had no real meaning was now defined by the United States government and used to introduce legislation. In the face of global ecologic destruction and animal torture, those who try to end the suffering are the ones labeled terrorists. Join us in letting the ones who have ultimately been captured know that they have not been forgotten. Read more…

Illustrated Guide Version 12.8 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.

NYC – Saturday, October 14 – Birthday Event for Leonard Peltier

WHAT: Leonard Peltier Birthday Event
WHEN: 2:00-5:00pm, Saturday, October 14, 2017
WHERE: Holyrood Episcopal Church/La Iglesia de Santa Cruz715 West 179 Street, New York, New York 10033 (Directions below)
COST: $5-$10, suggested donation (No one turned away due to lack of funds)
Leonard Birthday 2017
FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Tarik Haskins, former Black Panther Party (BPP)/Black Liberation Army (BLA) political prisoner, on his time with Leonard in the Federal Prison System
Paulette Dauteuil, International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee (ILPDC) Co-Director with updates on Leonard’s health and latest legal campaign

CULTURE AND ACTIVITIES:
Mariposa Fernandez and Rafael Landron
Silkscreen workshop, bring a shirt or buy and print your own “Free Leonard Peltier” t-shirt and
Raffle of Leonard’s art and books

Light refreshments will be served.

DIRECTIONS:
Entrance Ramp on 179 Street Entrance
On Fort Washington Avenue at 179th Street, Manhattan
A Train to 175 Street
1 Train to 181 Street

For More Info: nycfreepeltier@gmail.com
Co-sponsors: NYC Free Peltier, NYC Jericho, ProLibertad, NYC Anarchist Black Cross, Friends of the Move 9, Malcolm X Commemoration Committee, International Action Center

BK/NY – Tuesday, August 29th – Letter Writing Dinner for MOVE 9

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
COST: Free

Free the MOVE 9!It is with heavy hearts that NYC ABC reflects on the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia and the murder of comrade Heather Heyer, may she rest in power. The emboldened fascist “movement” here in the so-called united states is unsurprisingly getting the silent nod of approval from the current president as the police do their duty to protect the fascist state by staying out of it while those of us on the streets are actively fighting against it. As Cornel West said,  “we would have been crushed like cockroaches if it were not for the anarchists and the antifascists…they saved our lives, actually. We would have been crushed. And I will never forget that.”

Much love and solidarity to all of our comrades who have been on the front lines (and behind the scenes) actively fighting against these neo-nazi scum. Thinking of all of those who were injured last weekend and wishing them all speedy recoveries. You can find ways to donate to their medical funds by clicking here.

Speaking of fundraising, dust off those running (or walking, or riding, or sitting) shoes for this years Running Down the Walls coming up on September 17th in Prospect Park! This year’s local beneficiary are NYC J20 defendants who are all facing upwards of 75 years in prison for protesting the cheeto masquerading as some kind of man with power.

This week’s letter writing dinner will focus on a group of long time revolutionaries who have endured decades of violent oppression at the hands of the racist state. The MOVE 9 are a family of strong, serious, deeply committed revolutionaries. They are innocent women and men who have been in prison since August 8, 1978, following a massive police attack on them at their home in the Powelton Village neighborhood of Philadelphia. This was seven years before the government dropped a bomb on MOVE, killing 11 people, including 5 babies. You will notice only seven addresses below. That is because the state would rather see our comrades dead than free and allowed both Merle and Phil Africa to die while imprisoned. ¡Presente!

If for some reason you can’t make it out on Tuesday, take a minute to write these folks from home (NOTE: Pennsylvania will ONLY accept mail in plain white envelopes):
Debbie Sims Africa #OO6307
Janet Hollaway Africa #OO6308
Janine Phillips Africa #OO6309
SCI Cambridge Springs
451 Fullerton Avenue
Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania 16403-1238

Delbert Orr Africa #AM4985 
SCI Dallas
1000 Follies Road
Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612

Michael Davis Africa #AM 4973
Charles Sims Africa #AM4975
SCI Graterford
Post Office Box 244
Graterford, Pennsylvania 19426-0246

Edward Goodman Africa #AM4974
SCI Mahanoy
301 Morea Road
Frackville, Pennsylvania 17932

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