Kamau Sadiki is facing a medical crisis due to medical neglect at Augusta State Medical Prison. He has not received his Blood Pressure Medication, Amlodipine in four days! He is at high risk for a heart attack and stroke without this medication. His family and loved ones are extremely concerned for his well being.
We are asking folks to call Augusta State Medical Prison Administrative Office TODAY, to put pressure on the prison to provide Kamau with his necessary blood pressure medication and inform his family of his health needs!
“Freddie Hilton” #0001150688 Call Augusta State Medical Prison Administrative Office at: (706) 855-4700
The Blue Agave Revolution: Poetry of The Blind Rebel is a collaboration among radical author, indigenous freedom-fighter, and political prisoner Oso Blanco (aka Byron Shane Chubbuck, aka Robin The Hood) and Michael Novick–a Brooklyn-born veteran of SDS/Prairie Fire Organizing Committee, the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee, publisher of Turning The Tide journal, and all-around tireless anti-fascist activist–along with numerous contributors who have supported, and continue to support, Oso Blanco over the years spanning his imprisonment.
A joint work of poetry and speculative/magical realist fiction, The Blue Agave Revolution: Poetry of the Blind Rebel is also profusely illustrated with historical and contemporary photos and artwork by Oso Blanco and others. Its 300 pages contain tales of the historical Mexican Revolution of 1910-20, reports and analysis of the contemporary struggle for Indigenous sovereignty, freedom, and a better world, and imaginings of what future struggles may look like.
Imprisoned by the US government for expropriating funds from banks in support of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), Oso Blanco continues to use his art to fulfill his mission. At Oso Blanco’s request, all funds from sale of the book will help fund The Children’s Art Project in support of the children in Chiapas.
Copies may also be purchased through our friends at Burning Books. Price: $23.99
**Copies will be available for purchase directly through the official support website soon! For now, to purchase a copy or to inquire about bulk orders, feel free to email his support crew at [email protected].
The Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar collective is releasing its 23rd calendar in 2024. With twelve pieces of beautiful art and twelve essays, these radical calendars have a history of hanging in thousands of homes, workplaces, prison cells, and community spaces around the globe—both educating and reminding us of those behind bars in the struggle for a better world.
Having your work featured in the Certain Days calendar is a prestigious honor and a unique opportunity to use your words and your creative abilities to create a vision of an abolitionist future free of prisons, power structures, and authority. We especially seek to raise the voices of people who are or were incarcerated, so please forward this call for submissions to any prison-based artists and writers in your circles.
With the proceeds from these beautiful, educational calendars you are able to directly support organizations working to aid political prisoners and abolish the prison industrial complex.
Beneficiaries from the 2022 calendar include Release Aging People in Prison – RAPP, Mutulu Shakur legal support, The Sundiata Acoli Freedom Campaign release fund, Puget Sound Prisoner Support, Coalition to Decarcerate IL, Appalachians Against Pipelines, Community Resource Initiative, Burning Books expansion, P4W Memorial Collective, Cascadia Forest Defenders, and the Atlanta Solidarity Fund.
Submit your abolition-themed art or writing now and help raise funds for those struggling on the front lines of social change. See guidelines below for further information.
Submission Deadline: May Day, Sunday, May 1, 2023
• 400-500 words max. If you submit a longer piece, we will have to edit for length.• Poetry is also welcome but needs to be significantly shorter than 400 words to accommodate layout.• Please include a suggested title.
• The calendar is 11” tall by 8.5” wide, so art with a ‘portrait’ orientation is preferred. Art does not need to fit those dimensions exactly.• We are interested in a diversity of media.• The calendar is printed in color and we prefer color images.
Due to space limitations, submissions may be lightly edited for clarity and concision, with no change to the original intent.
Submit Your Art or Writing Today • Send submissions by May Day, May 1, 2023, to [email protected] or mail to: Certain Days, c/o Burning Books, 420 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY 14213. • ARTISTS: You can send a low-res file as a submission, but if your piece is chosen, we will need a high-res version of it for print (600 dpi). • You may send as many submissions as you like. Chosen artists and authors will receive a complimentary copy of the calendar. Because the calendar is a fundraiser, we cannot offer money to contributors.
About the Calendar
The Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers across North America and political prisoner Xinachtli (s/n Alvaro Luna Hernandez) in Texas. The calendar has been in production since 2001 and features twelve pieces of art and twelve essays. We were happy to welcome founding members Herman Bell and Robert Seth Hayes (Rest in Power) home from prison in 2018, and founding member David Gilbert home from prison in 2021. We work from an anti-imperialist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, feminist, queer- and trans-liberationist position.
The 2024 call for submissions is available as a PDF here. Please share with friends, both in and out of prison.