Archives for August 2014

Get Involved in Running Down The Walls (RDTW) 2014

Organize:
This year’s RDTW is coming up fast and we need you to organize a run of your own.  If you have sandals or better, than you can, at the very least walk down the walls with us on Sunday September 7th at 10A.M. To organize a Running Down The Walls, you should get as many comrades as you can, find a nice cool area, get people to sponsor you for a couple bucks, hydrate, then run!

We Want To Run With You!
On Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 10 a.m., the Los Angeles Anarchist Black Cross Federation and RAC-LA will host the 5K Run/Walk/Bike around MacArthur Park. This Run is designed to raise much-needed funds for the ABCF Warchest program and for RAC. We are attempting to reach the goal of $3,500 with the run. Funds will be divided between the two programs:

ABCF Warchest:
The ABCF Warchest program was created in November of 1994. Its purpose is to send monthly financial support to Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War (PP/POWs).  The Warchest funds are divided and distributed through monthly stipends to political prisoners who receive little or no financial aid. Prisoners use this money to cover the basic necessities of everyday living. These funds have been used by prisoners to pay for stamps, shoes, clothes, as well as assisting their families with what little they can.

Revolutionary Autonomous Communities (RAC):
In the aftermath of the May Day 2007 police riot targeting migrant workers who dared stand up for our human rights, members of the MacArthur Park area and others joined together to support those with no papers and those with no means. RAC-LA came forward to aid the community in self-organizing such that with the help of each other we might make an inhuman way of living a bit more bearable while at same time acquiring the means to one day transform this system into an image of our own humanity.

If  you are able, we would love for you to organize a Running Down the Walls in your location.  We wish to expand the solidarity runs to more cities and prisons.  In past years we’ve had runs in: Albuquerque (NM), Arcata (CA), Ashland, (OR), Bellefonte (PA), Boston (MA), Connecticut River, Dannemora (NY), Denver, (CO), Detroit (MI), Elmore (AL), Guelph (CAN), Inez (KY), Los Angeles (CA), Marion (IL), Mexico City (MEX), New York City (NY),  USP. Navosta (TX), Pelican Bay (CA), Phoenix (AZ), Sandstone (MN), Tucson (AZ), USP Tucson (AZ), and Toronto (CAN).  Regardless of how you identify politically, your support for RDTW is an important statement of solidarity for all movements for social justice.  We recognize the contributions to the struggle given by a diversity of PP/POW’s imprisoned for their pursuit of liberation.

Let Us Know:
Every year we get runners who are unfamiliar with Political Prisoners and the movements they came from.  We read statements of solidarity from PP/POW’s before each run begins because we want people to run with PP/POW’s issues on their minds

•If you are able to run, please write us and let us know that you can run and your thoughts on the run.
•If you are not able to run, we still want your words, your thoughts, your knowledge and encouragement.
•Please mail us your statements of solidarity as soon as you can.
Stay up & Stay Strong!
LA-ABCF

Los Angeles Branch Group of the
Anarchist Black Cross Federation (LA-ABCF)
PO Box 11223
Whittier, CA 90603

la@abcf.net

Drunken Wobblies Release Song to Benefit ABCF in time for 2014 Tour

The Drunken Wobblies have released a new song, the sales of which are benefiting the ABCF just in time for their 2014 tour. The song titled “No Peace” was released on Aug 10 for Prisoner’s Justice Day. On August 10th, 1974, Eddie Nalon bled to death in his cell at Millhaven Prison in Ontario. Every August 10th since then, Prisoner Justice Day has been used as a way to remember every prisoner who has been treated as less than human by the system. All proceeds from the song will be split between the Anarchist Black Cross, Prison Justice Day, and London’s Prisoners Justice Film Festival.

Upcoming Tour Dates (for a complete list, see their Facebook):The Drunken Wobblies No Peace

Aug 23 – Pittsburgh – Pitt Punk Picnic
Aug 27 – Richmond – Wingnut Collective
Aug 29 – Philadelphia – A-Space
Aug 30 – Providence – ?
Aug 31 – Boston – Encentro 5
Sept 5 – Toronto – The Arcade
Sept 6 – London – Satans Cove

Please support artists who support political prisoners!


The Drunken Wobblies – https://www.facebook.com/TheDrunkenWobblies

No Peace – https://thedrunkenwobblies.bandcamp.com/album/no-peace-all-proceeds-donated-to-abc-pjd-and-pjff

Prisoners Justice Day – http://www.prisonjustice.ca/index.html

Prisoners Justice Film Festival – https://www.facebook.com/PJFFLondon