Via NYC ABC We just found out that NoDAPL Water Protector Steve Martinez was arrested yesterday for contempt of court for resisting a grand jury in North Dakota. Steve was originally subpoenaed in the winter of 2017 and refused to cooperate, but at the time contempt proceedings did not happen.
He’s been re-subpoenaed, four years later, and is being held for (again) refusing to cooperate. We expect more info soon, including publicity materials. He’s being held in the Burleigh-Morton County Detention Center in Bismarck North Dakota.
Write: Steve Martinez PO Box 2499 Bismarck, ND 58502
David F. Walker and Marcus Kwame Anderson’s graphic novel The Black Panther Partymay be the first introduction to the revolutionary party for some. For others, it will provide additional context to the history. The graphic novel spans from the founding of the party by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in the mid-’60s to its unfortunate demise when members were murdered, ostracized, or imprisoned. It covers the constant government attacks to the Party—cue J. Edgar Hoover, who stated the Black Panthers were the “greatest threat to the internal security of the country”—and its internal strife, against a background of increased racial tensions throughout the nation.
This graphic novel along with two other books are featured in NYC Books Through Bars‘ February bundle. You can buy all 3 books for only $30. They will be sent to this all-volunteer group who will send them to people in prison/jail. Order at www.freebirdbooks.com/shop.html
Check out the brand new documentary for free online. Its the story of how Dr. Mutulu Shakur, stepfather of Tupac Shakur, along with the Black Panthers and the Young Lords, combined community health with radical politics to create the first acupuncture detoxification program in America in 1973 — a visionary project eventually deemed too dangerous to exist in America.
“Much has happened in the first few weeks of this new year. Illinois is ending cash bail, pressure continues to mount for the new president to curtail Federal executions, and Covid-19 continues to disproportionately affect those locked behind bars. On January 15th former FALN Puerto Rican political prisoner Elizam Escobar succumbed to cancer. Escobar was a committed revolutionary—and a talented artist—until the very end.
If you haven’t yet gotten the new 2021 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners calendar, know that they are selling out quickly. Get one now while you still can. The moving essay for the month—a tribute to political prisoners and the inspiration they provide—is by Antoine Riggins, a politicized prisoner serving life in prison in Pennsylvania. The vibrant indigenous artwork for February is by activist and artist Gord Hill, aka Zig Zag.”
In the midst of a state-enforced mail ban, political prisoner Eric King compiled this new playlist in the first weeks of 2021. Learn about Eric, enjoy the music, and do what you can to offer support. #FreeEricKing . Listen to the new playlist!