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BK/NY – Tuesday, April 10th – Letter-Writing for Eric Desouza and Justin Solondz

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
WHERE: 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions)
COST: Free

We are in what folks from many walks of life call crunch time. There are only a few weeks until the May First General Strike is upon us. In the meantime, we have an anarchist book fair, a nationwide tour in support of long term anarchist political prisoners, and we’re ending the first week of Freedom Month for Puerto Rican political prisoners. With all that going on, don’t forget to leave time for dinner. NYC ABC is back this week with another every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinner, this time focusing on two recently imprisoned comrades– Operation Backfire prisoner Justin Solondz and anti-fascist Eric Desouza.

Justin Solondz recently plead guilty to conspiracy and arson in relation to an action claimed by the Earth Liberation Front. The action at University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture in 2001 caused six million dollars in damages. Justin is currently serving a seven year federal prison sentence.

Eric Desouza was arrested at a demonstration against neo-Nazis in Sacramento, California in late February 2012. He was originally facing six charges and had bail posted at $100,000. He eventually plead guilty to felonious resisting executive orders which allowed for a considerably shorter sentence.

If you are unable to make it to dinner, please write letters to Justin and Eric:

Justin Solondz #98291-011
FDC SeaTac
Post Office Box 13900
Seattle, Washington 98198

Eric Desouza X-4779436 48N4411
Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center
12500 Bruceville Road
Elk Grove, California 95757
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BK/NY – Tuesday, March 27th – Letter-Writing for Women’s History Month, Part Two

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
WHERE: 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions)
COST: Free

Wow, NYC. Just wow. Leading up to the May 1st general strike, it seems as though the NYPD is shook. With Occupy moving to Union Square, thousands marching in outrage over the murder of Trayvon Martin,  and folks taking the streets during “spring training,” Michael Bloomberg’s private army are having a difficult time keeping up. This does nothing to mitigate the violence these cops perpetuate against folks in our neighborhoods day in, day out, but it allows for a common understanding of who they protect and who they are willing to brutalize, rape, and kill to maintain a specific type of order. As for those who rebel against this social order, we offer the strongest solidarity. And in this month of women’s history, we offer our solidarity to female rebels at our every-other-week political prisoner letter writing dinner. We’ll be providing updates and a little background on Debbie, Janet and Janine Africa, Sadie, Lynne Stewart, and Kellie VanOrden.

If for some reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support these comrades, you can write to them at:
Debbie Sims Africa #OO6307
SCI Cambridge Springs
451 Fullerton Avenue
Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania 16403

Janet Holloway Africa #OO6308
SCI Cambridge Springs
451 Fullerton Avenue
Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania 16403

Janine Phillips Africa #OO6309
SCI Cambridge Springs
451 Fullerton Avenue
Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania 16403

Lynne Stewart #53504-054
FMC Carswell
Post Office Box 27137
Fort Worth, Texas 76127

Kellie VanOrden
Woodbury County Jail
Post Office Box 3083
Sioux City, Iowa 51101

Sadie* #36360-086
FCI Dublin
5701 8th Street – Camp Parks – Unit F
Dublin, California 94568
*Address the envelope to Joyanna Zacher and the card/letter to Sadie

For more information on these cases, visit:
http://www.onamove.com/move9
http://lynnestewart.org
http://supportkellieandvictor.blogspot.com
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BK/NY – Tuesday, March 13th – Letter-Writing for Women’s History Month, Part One

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
WHERE: 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions)
COST: Free

The NYC Anarchist Black Cross collective is back at it, serving up amazing food and knowledge about our folks behind bars. In light of March being women’s history month, this is the first letter-writing dinner this month where we’ll be focusing on a few of our female comrades behind bars. We’ll provide brief background and recent updates on Leah Henderson, Mandy Hiscocks, Patreese Johnson, CeCe McDonald, and Rev. Joy Powell. All you need to bring is an appetite, but friends and partners are welcome.

If for some reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support these comrades, you can write to them at:
Leah Henderson
Vanier Centre for Women at Milton
665 Martin Street
Milton, Ontario L9T 5E6
Canada

Amanda Hiscocks
Vanier Centre for Women at Milton
665 Martin Street
Milton, Ontario L9T 5E6
Canada

Patreese Johnson 07-G-0635
Taconic Correctional Facility
250 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, New York 10507

Chrishaun Reed McDonald* #2011014667
401 South 4th Avenue, Suite 100
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
*Address the envelope to Chrishaun and the card/letter to CeCe

Joy Powell #07-G-0632
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
Post Office Box 1000
Bedford Hills, New York 10507-2499

For more information on these cases, visit:
http://conspiretoresist.wordpress.com/leah-henderson
http://boredbutnotbroken.tao.ca
http://freenj4.wordpress.com (a little out of date, but useful)
http://supportcece.wordpress.com
http://freejoypowell.org
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BK/NY – Tuesday, November 8th – Letter-Writing to Support Anarchist Prisoner David Japenga

What: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
When: 7pm (sharp), Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
Where: 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions)
Cost: Free

The sky hasn’t fallen, despite alarmist rumblings from banks and their lapdog media. And while Greece may soon hasten minor economic collapse, this is unlikely unless we help give it a push. Thankfully, that’s happening. And don’t be swayed by thinly veiled anti-anarchist ideologues– those are OUR FOLKS making it happen, not some conspiracy nut’s alleged agent provocateurs. We in NYC ABC support our comrades who push conflict with the state and capital in order to reveal to contradictions that belie anti-corporatist, as opposed to anti-capitalist, thought and action. Part of that support includes being there for those who have been locked up. And with that comes another Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner!

This week we are writing to anarchist prisoner David Japenga. Fresh out of jail, having been convicted of actions taken during the 2009 G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, he is still on parole. On August 24th, Japenga was again arrested, charged with Obstruction of Traffic, Failure to Disperse, and a couple of other crimes that were later dropped. This arrest came as the result of Japenga allegedly attending a rally held in response to an August 23rd incident in which two women were harassed for their sexual orientation and threatened with a gun. The status of Japenga’s parole remains unclear.

If for some ridiculous reason you are unable to join us, please take the time to write David from home. His address is:

David Japenga 153760
950 Second Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

The deal, as always, is that you come bringing only yourself (and your friends and comrades), and we provide you with a delicious vegan meal, information about the prisoners as well as all of the letter-writing materials and prisoner-letter-writing info you could ever want to use in one evening. In return, you write a thoughtful letter to a political prisoner or prisoner of war of your choosing or, better yet, keep up a long-term correspondence. We’ll also provide some brief updates and pass around birthday cards for the PP/POWs whose birthdays fall in the next two weeks thanks to the Anarchist Birthday Brigade.

DIRECTIONS:
Getting to 885 Park Avenue is simple:
From the J/M/Z:
Flushing Stop: Walk southeast on Broadway (toward Sumner Place, away from Thornton Street) and make a right on Park Avenue. We’re halfway down the block, on your right.
Myrtle Stop: Walk northwest on Broadway (toward Melrose Street, away from Troutman Street) and make a left on Park Avenue. We’re halfway down the block on the right.

From the G Train:
Flushing Avenue Stop: Walk south on Marcy Avenue (toward Hopkins Street, away from Wallabout Street) and turn left on Park Avenue. We’re three and a half blocks down on the left.
Myrtle-Willoughby Avenues Stop: Walk north on Marcy Avenue (toward Stockton Street, away from Vernon Avenue) and turn right on Park Avenue. We’re three and a half blocks down on your left.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch. Otherwise, we’ll see you at supper.

This event is brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Anarchist Black Cross.–

NYC ABC
Post Office Box 110034
Brooklyn, New York 11211

nycabc[at]riseup[dot]net
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