Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For March 2013 Is Now Available
From Prison Books
Hello Friends and Comrades,
Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for March. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own. We’re still experimenting with the format a little, so this month is also a double sided 11×17 that can also be used as a poster to promote your local letter writing night.
Every year Internationalist Books and Community Center - the bookstore that sponsors our Prison Books collective - gives out the Bob Sheldon Award. They do this in honor of Bob Sheldon, who founded Internationalist Books in 1981 and ran it until he was murdered in 1991. They used the 2013 award to recognize the many bold organizers inside the prisons of North Carolina, saying "This year, we choose to honor the bravery and resilience of people engaged in struggle against some of the most crushing odds in our society – the violence and captivity of the state." Here their full statement.
Matt Duran and Katherine “Kteeo” Olejnik have been released from the Sea-Tac Federal Detention Center where they spent the last five months for refusing to testify before a Seattle grand jury investigating the anarchist movement . A third resister, Maddy Pfeiffer, remains in prison, but has been moved from solitary confinement to the general population. More info can be found here.
Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 has had his conviction overturned for a third time. The State is now expected to appeal the ruling to the 5th Circuit. Please send him a note to congratulate him while he waits to see how this plays out.
Albert Woodfox #72148
David Wade Correctional Center
670 Bell Hill Rd.
Homer, LA 71040
Lorenzo Komboa Ervin has just had a summons issued for his arrest. He is the author of Anarchism and the Black Revolution and the co-founder of the Black Autonomy Federation, whose chapter in Memphis has organized several protests against police brutality and made the national call for the upcoming Anti-Klan protest. Read more about and participate in the pressure campaign to get the police off his back.
Tanner Long was just convicted and sentenced to six months for $120,000 dollars worth of sabotage at a frack well site in PA. Please write him a letter of encouragement.
Tanner J. Long #3625
Lycoming County Prison
277 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Destroying surveillance cameras has become an exciting new trend sweeping the globe! There have been articles written by mainstream journalists covering all of the anonymous communiques and exciting videos. Someone even made a downloadable poster. What a healthy reaction to the ever increasing panopticon!
Here is a link to the latest Political Prisoner/Prisoner Of War every-other week update by the NYC-Anarchist Black Cross. There are lots of good updates on many political prisoners.
Lastly, we want to ask that if you're not already financially committed to a different anti-prison effort please consider helping us by becoming a monthly sustainer of our work or making a one-time donation. Your generosity not only feeds our work, it is a part of it. Pooling resources is resistance in action. We will continue to provide resources like this and others to help enable prisoners to self-educate, self-organize, and challenge the roots of their conditions.
Until Every Cage Is Empty,