via NYC ABC We’ve finished the latest version of the NYC ABC “Illustrated Guide to Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War” and it’s available for viewing (and download) by clicking on the tab at the top of https://nycabc.wordpress.com
This update includes updated mini-bios, photos, and address changes for several prisoners. Unfortunately, we are adding a prisoner to the guide this month–Kings Bay Plowshares 7 defendant Mark Colville. We are thankful to remove whistleblower Reality Winner (halfway house)!
A Musical Appreciation of Our Freedom Fighters! Saturday, June 5, 2021 4 to 8 pm 52nd Street between Spruce and Larchwood, Philadelphia Cash App donations to +1 267-335-7089 Facebook event
Join us on June 5th for our Political Prisoner Porch Fest event, an annual music festival, featuring musicians and DJs playing free shows on porches throughout the neighborhood!
This year’s festival in West Philadelphia will be to focus on our fight to free all of our political prisoners and prisoners of war in the U.S.! They are aging, elderly, ill and deserve compassionate releases, so they can be freed from these cages and can empower our communities and movements for self-determination and liberation. DJs will be set up along 52nd St., from Spruce St. to Larchwood St., with various artists and musicians performing during the event. This festival will bring our communities together to demand: FREE EM ALL!
NYC ABC, along with several other individuals and prisoner support crews, now send hard copies to all political prisoners and prisoners of war we support.
If you consistently mail the latest updates to a specific prisoner, please let us know so we can insure there’s no overlap. The goal is to have copies sent to all of the prisoners we list.
We’ve also been told that some prisoners are not receiving the copies sent in, yet we aren’t getting rejection notices. If you are in steady contact with a prisoner, please ask them whether or not they are receiving the updates and let us know.
Free ’em all, NYC ABC — NYC ABC Post Office Box 110034 Brooklyn, New York 11211
“While thousands take to the streets in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and even more in the streets commemorating the 1-year anniversary of the brutal killing of George Floyd, it looks like it’s going to be a long, hot summer again this year. There is still a call to #DropTheCharges against all Black Lives Matter protesters and others who have been arrested during recent conflicts with the police, so be sure to check out this toolkit and offer support if you can. ” Read the rest of the column at https://itsgoingdown.org/prison-break-june-2021/
Tuesday, June 1st – Letter Writing for June 11th Prisoners
WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday June 1st, 2021 WHERE: your home (or wherever you happen to be) COST: Free
While most folks are firing up the grill this weekend likely in celebration of a day off from their shitty jobs rather than to memorialize anything, we turn our thoughts to those who were captured or died fighting for the movement(s). This week NYC ABC and Page One Collectiverespond to the June 11th call for solidarity with long term anarchist political prisoners, while recognizing the history of this day by including earth and animal liberation prisoners. In addition to encouraging people to write to those captured by the state, we hold space for those we have lost in recent decades from those movements.about:blankREPORT THIS AD
This week we encourage folks to write to both anarchist and earth liberation prisoners:
Marius Mason is an anarchist, environmental, and animal rights prisoner. In March 2008, he was arrested by federal authorities for charges related to two acts of property destruction that occurred in 1999 and 2000 – damaging an office connected to GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) research, and destroying a piece of logging equipment. No one was injured in either act. He faced a life sentence before accepting a plea bargain in September 2008. More information at supportmariusmason.org
Eric King was indicted in May 2019 by a grand jury in the District Court of Colorado for a new federal felony charge of Assaulting a Federal Official. This charge is based on what the government says happened during the interview in the Florence storage room with a Lieutenant. Eric now faces up to 20 additional years in federal prison and is fighting this charge while still in the custody of his accusers. Eric is pre-trial, do not mention his current charges. See his book wish list here: tiny.cc/EK_Books and more information at supportericking.org
Eric King **Eric is currently on mail ban and unable to receive letters, however he can receive books.
Yellow Finch tree-sittersOpponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline established a series of tree-sits in resistance to inevitable environmental hard such a project would create. Tree-sitters remain anonymous and their identities have only been learned upon extraction and arrest. Many folks have taken to the tree-sits since first erected in late 2018. As of this writing, only two have been extracted, identified, and arrested. More information at itsgoingdown.org/author/appalachians-against-pipelines
Acre* Smart Communications- Western Virginia Regional Jail Alexander Lowe #00-24143 3735 Franklin Road SW #275 Roanoke, Virginia 24014-2260 *Address envelope to Alexander Lowe
*Wren Smart Communications- Western Virginia Regional Jail Claire Fiocco #00-24139 3735 Franklin Road SW #275 Roanoke, Virginia 24014-2260 *Address envelope to Claire Fiocco