Monthly Archives: September 2020

ABCF Warchest Increases Support to PP/POWs

Due to the tremendous support received as part of this year’s Running Down the Walls, the Anarchist Black Cross Federation is now able to increase its monthly Warchest stipends. Effective in November, all 19 political prisoners supported by ABCF Warchest will receive $50 every month.

It is imperative that we recognize that the ABCF was able to make this adjustment because of the support received by the larger community. For more information, please check out: http://www.abcf.net/warchest-program/

Happy Birthday, Leonard Peltier!

Happy 76th birthday Leonard Peltier!!!

Write:
Leonard Peltier #89637-132
USP Coleman I
PO BOX 1033
Coleman, FL 33521
(USP Coleman does not allow greeting cards. You must write on regular white paper and white envelopes). More political prisoner addresses are here.

Background:
Native American activist Leonard Peltier has spent over 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Prosecutors and federal agents manufactured evidence against him (including the so-called “murder weapon”); hid proof of his innocence; presented false testimony obtained through torturous interrogation techniques; ignored court orders; and lied to the jury. People are commonly set free due to a single constitutional violation, but Peltier—innocent and faced with a staggering number of constitutional violations—has yet to receive equal justice.

Listen to the new The Leonard Peltier Podcast at http://leonard.buzzsprout.comIn 1977, Native American activist Leonard Peltier was sentenced to consecutive life terms for killing two FBI agents. Then in 2000, a Freedom of Information Act disclosure proved the Feds had framed him. But Leonard’s still in prison. This is the story of what happened on the Pine Ridge Reservation half a century ago—and the man who’s still behind bars for a crime he didn’t. commit. https://twitter.com/leonard_pod

More political prisoner birthdays are at NYC ABC’s birthday calendar!

Join the Ed Poindexter clemency campaign


Ed’s Story
In April of 1971, Edward Poindexter and Mondo we Langa, formerly David Rice, were
sentenced to life in prison for the death of an Omaha police officer- a crime they did not
commit. The two were targeted by law enforcement and wrongfully convicted due to their
affiliation with the Black Panther Party, a civil rights and anti-fascist political group.
Nearly 50 years later, Ed is still in prison and maintains his innocence. He has earned several
college degrees, taught anti-violence classes to youth, authored screenplays, and more. His
last chance for freedom is to receive a commutation of sentence from the Nebraska Board of
Pardons. At age 75, he is at high risk for COVID related health complications. He must
receive an immediate and expedited commutation hearing from the Board.

EMAIL: freedomfored@gmail.com
@freedom4ed

Take Action Now
Write, email and call the Nebraska Board of Pardons. Request that they expedite Ed’s
application, schedule his hearing for the October 2020 meeting and commute his sentence.

WRITE:
Nebraska Board of Pardons
P.O. Box 95007
Lincoln, NE 68509
*please email a copy of your letter to freedomfored@gmail.com

Sample Letter

Dear Pardons Board:

I am writing in regards to Edward Poindexter, #27767, who has served nearly 50 years in
prison with exemplary behavior and many accomplishments. He is 75 years old and at
high risk for COVID-19 related medical complications, which have been amplified by the
increased COVID transmission rate among prisoners. I am therefore requesting that the
Board expedite Ed’s application, schedule his hearing for the October 2020 Board
meeting, and commute his sentence to length of time served.

EMAIL: ne.pardonsboard@nebraska.gov

CALL:
Governor Pete Ricketts 402-471-2244
SoS Robert B. Evnen 402-471-2554
AG Doug Peterson 402-471-2683

ABCF Warchest Report for August 2020

The Anarchist Black Cross Federation has always attempted to stay transparent in regards to how donations are dispersed. Here is an updated Warchest report which highlights the most recent donations and disbursements. As indicated on the flier, due to recent fundraising efforts and donations, we have added two more individuals (Leonard Peltier and Doug Wright) to the Warchest list. This brings the number of Warchest recipients to 19 political prisoners who receive monthly stipends. To download the report, please click here