NYC, Tues Nov 12th – Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner


WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
WHERE: CAGE83A Hester Street (UPSTAIRS) New York, New York 10002 (directions below)
COST: Free
NEWS FLASH! Everyone, stay calm, we have great news. New York City has a new mayor. Yep, all your problems are solved. The state? Capital? Both things of the past. Why? Because some goof positioning himself as “progressive” is steering the ship for a while. Unfortunately, sarcasm doesn’t necessarily read well on the internet. If it isn’t clear enough, we in NYC ABC harbor no illusions that the new guy is, to paraphrase The Who, not just like the old guy. So until we hear otherwise, we’ll just keep doing what needs to get done- supporting imprisoned comrades. The most common way we do that is with every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinners.
This week we are writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal. We’ll also be passing around postcards to sign for grand jury resister Jerry Koch.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is an African-American writer and journalist, author of six books and hundreds of columns and articles, who has spent the last 30 years on Pennsylvania’s death row and now general population. Mumia was wrongfully convicted and sentenced for the murder of a Philadelphia cop named Daniel Faulkner. The demand for a new trial and freedom is supported by heads of state, nobel laureates, distinguished human rights organizations, scholars, religious leaders, artists, scientists and, as important, millions of folks like you and us.
If for some nutty reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support Mumia, you can write to him at:
Mumia Abu-Jamal #AM 8335 SCI Mahanoy 301 Morea Road Frackville, Pennsylvania 17932
For more information, be sure to visit freemumia.com
The deal, as always, is that you come bringing only yourself (and your friends and comrades), and we provide you with a delicious vegan meal, 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.
DIRECTIONS: Getting to CAGE is simple: From the J/M/Z: Essex Street Stop: Walk west on Delancey Street (toward Essex Street, away from Norfolk Street) and make a left on Essex Street. Walk three blocks and turn right onto Hester Street. We’re two and a half blocks down, on the right.
From the F: East Broadway Stop: Walk north on Rutgers Street (toward East Broadway, away from Henry Street), that becomes Essex Street, and turn left on Hester Street. We’re two and a half blocks down, on the right.
From the B/D: Grand Street Stop: Walk east on Grand Street (Toward Forsyth Street, away from Chrystie Street) and turn right on Orchard Street. Walk one block and turn right onto Hester Street. We’re a few storefronts down on the right.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch. Otherwise, we’ll see you at supper.
This event is brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Anarchist Black Cross. – NYC ABC
Post Office Box 110034 Brooklyn, New York 11211
Free all Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War! For the Abolition of State Repression and Domination!

5 thoughts on “NYC, Tues Nov 12th – Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner

  1. Reblogged this on Niki.V.all.ways.My.way. and commented:
    if i lived in NY, this is where you’d find me on the 12 of November. if you’ve never tried to write a letter to an anonymous person who is being held in solitary confinement, i would challenge you to take on that role and do it. what do you say to someone who has likely been, through merely the unfortunate choice of his parents, birthed into a situation that gave little if no options to the reality he sits in alone every single day of his life? the great majority of those in solitary never even had “hope” as a new born. #wecandobetter

      • where i am in my head, every letter, sound, thought is a letter. i should make the time to do that too though. i’d love to read some of them if u share those. i love letters.

      • I will see what I can do. I write to some of tha political prisonerz not expecting to get a letter in return but just to let them know that they are not forgotten and that they are hero’z and ryu soldierz 4 tha people. Panther Love

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