WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221
NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has
a gender neutral toilet.
Aaaaaand…WE. ARE. BACK. After over 18 months of virtual events in
support of political prisoners and prisoners of war, NYC ABC and Page
One Collective are heading back to The Base, back to in-person events,
and back to serving up some hot information on the folks we support.
Speaking of hot, the world is on fire–figuratively and literally,
largely the result of actions taken by greedy humans in pursuit of
capital expansion and exploiting everything possible in the process. So
it’s fitting that in our return to political prisoner letter-writing
events, we focus on Jessica Reznicek, currently serving an eight year
federal prison sentence for eco-defense.
Jessica Reznicek is a 40 year old land and water defender who has worked
with and lived in the Des Moines Catholic Worker Community for the last
10 years. Jessica grew up in a small town in rural Iowa.
In 2016, Jessica took a stand against the construction of the Dakota
Access Pipeline in Iowa. Jessica attended public comment hearings,
gathered signatures for valid requests for Environmental Impact
Statements, and participated in civil disobedience, hunger strikes,
marches & rallies, boycotts & encampments.
When the process failed, she concluded the system was broken, and it was
up to individuals to take action and protect the water. She and a fellow
Catholic Worker then spent the next couple months disabling construction
machinery along the pipeline route.
In early 2021, Jessica pleaded guilty to one count of Conspiracy to
Damage an Energy Facility and on June 30 was designated a domestic
terrorist by the court and sentenced to 8 years in prison, followed by 3
years supervised probation, and a restitution of $3,198,512.70 paid to
Energy Transfer LLC.
More information at https://supportjessicareznicek.com
Sign the petition at https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/protecting-water-is-never-terrorism-repeal-jessica-rezniceks-terrorist-enhancement
If you can’t make it out, but still want to support Jessica, you can
write to her at:
Jessica Reznicek #19293-030
PO Box 1731
Waseca, MN 56093
The deal, as always, is that you come bringing only yourself (and your
friends and comrades), and we provide you with information about the
prisoners as well as all of the letter-writing materials and
prisoner-letter-writing info you could ever want to use in one evening.
In return, you write a thoughtful letter to a political prisoner or
prisoner of war of your choosing or, better yet, keep up a long-term
correspondence. We’ll also provide some brief updates and pass around
birthday cards for the PP/POWs whose birthdays fall in the next two
weeks thanks to the PP/POW Birthday Calendar.
Getting to The Base is simple:
From the M Train:
Central Avenue Stop: Walk east on Myrtle Avenue (away from Hart Street,
toward Cedar Street). We’re about two blocks down on the south side of
Knickerbocker Avenue Stop: Walk west on Myrtle Avenue (away from Harman
Street, toward Himrod Street). We’re about three blocks down on the
south side of the street.
From the L Train:
DeKalb Avenue Stop: Walk south on Stockholm Street (away from Wyckoff
Avenue, toward Irving Avenue). We’re about four blocks down, at the
intersection of Stockholm Street and Myrtle Avenue.
From the J Train:
Myrtle Avenue Stop: Transfer to the M train and follow the above