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Warchest Report for August 2019

The ABC Federation prides itself on accountability, especially when it comes to the funds received and disbursed under the ABCF Warchest. As part of this effort in transparency, the ABCF issues the Warchest Fund Report, which shows the recent activity of the Warchest.

Please note that while the monetary amount of RDTW has been added to the report, we did not have the space for the breakdown of funds received through the run. For complete accountability we will post them here: Los Angeles RDTW ($3220); New York RDTW ($1765); Oakland RDTW ($961); Chicago RDTW ($440); Hamilton RDTW ($185).

To review the ABCF Warchest Report, please click here.

Bakersfield ABCF Benefit Show

Come together to support political prisoners this summer. The Bakersfield ABCF will be hosting an event Aug 31st to support our incarcerated comrades in their time of need. we want to raise awareness of who they are and the struggles they face.
come enjoy live bands,publics speakers,food,and more

BANDS INCLUDE:
EGG DROP SOUP
CIVILIAN
NANI SS
PARASITE CASTE

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
MEMBERS OF THE LA-ABCG

5$ and up donations all donations go to the aid of the politically imprisoned

For more information, click here

Philly Running Down the Walls – September 7th

Get your running shoes on Philly!

Philadelphia Anarchist Black Cross presents our second annual Running Down The Walls (RDTW)! Join us for another revolutionary 5K run/walk/bike/skate and day of solidarity. If you would like to participate in light yoga and warm-up stretches before, please arrive by 10am and bring a mat if you can.

Running is not required! You can also walk, bike, skate or roll. 5K is two loops around the park and at a walking pace will take about 45-60 minutes. Light refreshments and socializing will take place in the park afterward.

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Eric David in Need of Support

Political prisoner Eric King is being held right now in segregation at FCI Englewood. He is in Colorado facing charges that carry a maximum of 20 years in prison. These are dark times for Eric and he can sure use some support and love. Please write to him and show him people care:

Eric King #27090-045FCI Englewood9595 West Quincy AvenueLittleton, CO 80123

Letters must be on white paper in white envelopes. Do not use address labels and he cannot get greeting cards. We do not believe he can receive books right now.

Court Rules Against Jamil Al-Amin

A prosecutor violated the constitutional rights of the 1960s black militant formerly known as H. Rap Brown during his trial for the killing of a sheriff’s deputy, but it’s unlikely that substantially affected the verdict, a federal appeals court found.

The finding came Wednesday in the case of the man now known as Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, who gained prominence more than 50 years ago as a Black Panthers leader who famously said, “Violence is as American as cherry pie.” He later converted to Islam, changed his name and was living in Atlanta as an imam in March 2000 when authorities say he shot two sheriff’s deputies, killing one.

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Statement by Ray Luc Levasseur Regarding Tom Manning

Tom Manning’s death on July 30 has me in the grip of an emotional riptide. I feel like part of me died with him.

Tom was imprisoned at USP-Hazelton, WV at the time of his death. The ostensible cause of death, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, was a heart attack.

I received Tom’s last letter on July 15. He wrote that he was in dire circumstances, his medical needs treated with deliberate indifference, delays in receiving necessary medication, his body weak from lack of oxygen. Supporters scrambled to get a lawyer in to see him, but death arrived first.

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Tom Manning has Passed

Our beautiful comrade, Tom Manning, has passed away due to complications related to a heart attack. Tom was a member of the United Freedom Front and dedicated his life to the struggle against imperialism. Whether it was over the struggle in El Salvador, Nicaragua or South Africa, Tom used any means necessary to support others fighting for their freedom. He dedicated and sacrificed his life for this endeavor. Those who knew him were better for it. We will miss him terribly. Amandla!

Mexican Anarchist Luis Fernando Sotelo Released from Prison

Anarchist political prisoner Luis Fernando Sotelo was released from prison on July 12 after more than 4 years and 8 months. Sotelo was arbitarily detained while protesting for the missing 43 Ayotzinapa students. The comrade burned his prison uniform after being released.

His detention was irregular; the judicial process never managed to prove his participation in the action that was prosecuted judicially. Despite this, the prosecutor for capital injustice kept him in custody. With an initial sentence of 33 years and despite all the inconsistencies of the process, they dismantled the lies of the government and thereby lowered the sentence.

It was thanks to his resistance, courage and knowledge of his innocence that he remained firm in his struggle. Many compañeras and compañeros joined his fight for freedom, among them the compañeras that made up the Luis Fernado Free Committee! who came every week to visit him in the Southern Prison.

Organizations such as the Popular Organization Francisco Villa de Izquierda Independiente, Weaving Revolutionary Organization, the comrades of the Vendaval cooperative, Street Brigade, organizations and collectives that fight together with the Indigenous Council of Government and support the EZLN, comrades who fight in the anti-prison movement, the CGT of the Spanish State, Zapata Vive coffee, among many others, participated in the meetings held in the courts, in the SCJN and in the marches called to demand his release.

Finally, this July 12, the comrade Luis Fernando left the Southern Prison in the company of his family and comrades who sang, hurled slogans and embraced him to welcome him.

After hugging his family, the comrade burned the uniform he had to wear in these years and gave a message of thanks to the organizations and compañerxs present and recalled that there are still many political prisoners in the country, inviting them to keep fighting for their release.

Down with the walls of the prisons!

FREEDOM for political prisoners!

Little Feather Released to Halfway House

The time has finally come for one of our greatest Indigenous NoDAPL Water Protectors to be released from prison. Little Feather has served 36 months in maximum security prison for protecting the water. His charges stemmed from October 27, 2106 when Treaty Camp was set up to honor the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851.

His family and friends could not be more thrilled. It takes a significant amount of strength and faith to not only survive in the federal prison system but to thrive! He used his time helping others when needed. It is time for us to help in any way we can to support him on his journey moving forward and healing from the time he spent away from his family and cultural practices.

We are asking our community and allies to help us welcome him back, and to help us support him through his journey of reintegration back into his community. It will be a journey of healing and we want him to have everything he needs on his journey.

Little Feather still has to endure four months in a North Dakota halfway house and three years of probation. We are attempting to get his probation transferred to New Mexico where his family resides.

Little Feather and his family would like to offer their appreciation and prayers for those of you who had stood by and with us. We are very blessed to have you all as our community, and you each have shown incredible acts of love, compassion, support and understanding to Little Feather.

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