Posts Tagged ‘Queens’

Welcome home fund for Kevin Chianella

Kevin Chianella received a 2 year prison sentence for his participation in the G20 protests in Toronto in 2010. Chianella, 18 at the time, got a heftier sentence because he attacked a cop car with a canvas bag full of rocks. He is also presumed to have fueled and sustained a fire set on another cop car. Chianella, from Queens, was supported in court by his family, among them, his 90-year-old grandmother.

Now, we are nearing Kevin’s release. Not only will Kevin face the same financial hardships many face once released from prison, but he also owes friends and family members who took on significant financial burdens throughout his trial and imprisonment. With that, NYC ABC has organized an online fund raiser. To donate, visit

Please remember that prisoner support doesn’t end when a comrade is released. Through halfway houses, supervised release, parole, or probation, there is usually state supervision beyond the initial sentence. Also, prison is traumatic. And of course there is the stigma of being a former prisoner that effects nearly every aspect of one’s life. All of this adds up to the less obvious, but equally necessary, support needed when our loved ones come home.

For more information on Kevin and his case, visit

Queens – Saturday, July 12th – Dispatches from the Underground Benefit for NYC ABC

abc benefit in queens flyerWHAT: Punk/Hardcore Fundraiser
WHEN: Doors at 8:00pm, Saturday, July 12th
WHERE: The Shillelagh Tavern47-22 30th Avenue Astoria, Queens
COST: $10 (includes one drink)

Dispatches from the Underground presents:
A fundraiser for NYC Anarchist Black Cross
All Torn Up (Punk)
Thirsty! (Fast Punk)
Penguin (Fast Punk)
Sangharsha (Hardcore)
Pre/Science (Experimental Hardcore)

– This event is 21+
– Doors are at 8pm
– The show costs $10 to get into the door, BUT you get a free drink ticket with admittance, so really it’s like 7 bux!
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BK/NY – 8 May – No Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner this Week

Due to an unforeseen circumstance, NYC ABC will not be having our every-other-week Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner this week. We found out last minute that the space that has hosted us for the past two and a half years will no longer be able to do so. We will be back in two weeks in a new space, ready to continue a tradition of over five years.

In the meantime, we are anxious to find a long-term public space in which to organize our letter-writing nights. If you or any of your friends or comrades have a connection to a space that you think would work well for what we do, please be in touch.

NYC Anarchist Black Cross