Here is the March Political Prisoner Birthday Poster from our comrades in North Carolina! Please print, and spread widely! Write letters to prisoners!

If you don’t know how you can come to Richmond Food Not Bombs on Sundays during meal prep/cooking time from 12:30 to 3:30 at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective to help write a collaborative birthday letter to a political prisoner each week!

 

Hello Friends and Comrades,

1)Poster
2)Bob Sheldon Award
3)Two Grand Jury Resisters Free
4)Albert Woodfox’s Conviction Overturned For Third Time
5)Lorenzo Komboa Ervin In Trouble
6)Support Fracking Saboteur
7)Destroying Surveillance Cameras
8)NYC Anarchist Black Cross Updates
9)Help Us!

1)Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for March. As always,
please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing
night of your own. We’re still experimenting with the format a little, so
this month is also a double sided 11×17 that can also be used as a poster
to promote your local letter writing night.
http://zinelibrary.info/files/march(1).pdf

2)Every year Internationalist Books and Community Center – the bookstore
that sponsors our Prison Books collective – gives out the Bob Sheldon
Award. They do this in honor of Bob Sheldon, who founded Internationalist
Books in 1981 and ran it until he was murdered in 1991. They used the 2013
award to recognize the many bold organizers inside the prisons of North
Carolina, saying “This year, we choose to honor the bravery and resilience
of people engaged in struggle against some of the most crushing odds in
our society – the violence and captivity of the state.”  Here their full
statement.
http://prisonbooks.info/2013/02/24/2013-bob-sheldon-award-honors-organizers-in-nc-prisons/

3)Matt Duran and Katherine “Kteeo” Olejnik have been released from the
Sea-Tac Federal Detention Center where they spent the last five months for
refusing to testify before a Seattle grand jury investigating the
anarchist movement . A third resister, Maddy Pfeiffer, remains in prison,
but has been moved from solitary confinement to the general population.
More info can be found here.
http://nopoliticalrepression.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/two-grand-jury-resisters-released-maddy-pfeiffer-moved-from-solitary-confinement/

4)Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 has had his conviction overturned for a
third time. The State is now expected to appeal the ruling to the 5th
Circuit. Please send him a note to congratulate him while he waits to see
how this plays out.

Albert Woodfox #72148
NIA #3-CCR
David Wade Correctional Center
670 Bell Hill Rd.
Homer, LA 71040

http://prisonbooks.info/2013/02/27/angola-3-albert-woodfox-has-conviction-overturned-for-a-third-time/#more-2417

5)Lorenzo Komboa Ervin has just had a summons issued for his arrest. He is
the author of Anarchism and the Black Revolution and the co-founder of the
Black Autonomy Federation, whose chapter in Memphis has organized several
protests against police brutality and made the national call for the
upcoming Anti-Klan protest. Read more about and participate in the
pressure campaign to get the police off his back.
http://prisonbooks.info/2013/02/26/fugitive-summons-issued-for-u-s-black-anarchist-lorenzo-komboa-ervin/

6)Tanner Long was just convicted and sentenced to six months for $120,000
dollars worth of sabotage at a frack well site in PA. Please write him a
letter of encouragement.

Tanner J. Long #3625
Lycoming County Prison
277 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

http://prisonbooks.info/2013/02/15/tanner-long-sentenced-for-frack-site-sabotage-in-pa/

7)Destroying surveillance  cameras has become an exciting new trend sweeping
the globe! There have been articles written by mainstream journalists
covering all of the anonymous communiques and exciting videos. Someone
even made a downloadable poster. What a healthy reaction to the ever
increasing panopticon!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9GCsd2TJKjQ

http://prisonbooks.info/2013/02/20/fun-guerrilla-surveillance-camera-destruction-hits-the-u-s/

http://prisonbooks.info/2013/02/27/contest-because-security-cameras-wont-destroy-themselves/

8)Here is a link to the latest Political Prisoner/Prisoner of War
every-other week update by the  NYC-Anarchist Black Cross. There are lots
of good updates on many political prisoners.
http://nycabc.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/updates-19-feb-2013.pdf

9)Lastly, we want to ask that if you’re not already financially committed to
a different anti-prison effort please consider helping us by becoming a
monthly sustainer of our work or making a one-time donation. Your
generosity not only feeds our work, it is a part of it. Pooling resources
is resistance in action. We will continue to provide resources like this
and others to help enable prisoners to self-educate, self-organize, and
challenge the roots of their conditions.
https://www.wepay.com/donations/prison-books-monthly-sustainer

Until Every Cage Is Empty,
The Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective
http://prisonbooks.info

Apparently March is for address corrections. Sorry for the extra emails
everybody, please forgive us.

Ruchell Cinque Magee #A92051

D-5 #1

P.O. Box 4670

Lancaster, CA 93539

Hearts,
CHPBC

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