Posts Tagged ‘abolition’

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/180673835453514/181506722036892/

Members of the Wingnut Anarchist Collective will be organizing to attend this March in November. If you would like to make banners/signs and plan to march with us, please get in touch!! Mark yer dang calendars!!!!

Dear Virginians,
Our youth are facing only the latest developments of imperialism, slavery, and the criminalization of our lives. Friends, family, and loved ones are constantly threatened and in fear of the growing web of the Prison-Industrial Complex. We refuse to be imprisoned for who we are, where we live or what we do not have. We refuse to be housed in cages, and locked out of education and employment opportunities and denied human dignity. We demand freedom, we demand justice, and we demand an end to mass incarceration. It’s time to take action.
CALL TO ACTION: Collective X, a multi-issue direct action collective, is helping to organize this march but we need YOUR help. We need your help spreading the word, getting people involved and making it as fun and creative as possible. Reach out to your friends, families and communities however you feel is best. Come to the march as yourself or in a group marching side by side. Focus on whatever issues are close to your heart.

Examples of issues we are eager to confront are, but are not limited to…

– systemic racism

– the war on drugs

– solitary confinement

– school to prison pipeline

– mandatory minimums

– the PIC

– poverty

– prison abolishment

– inhumane treatment of prisoners

– the cost of imprisonment

– the death penalty

– local jails

– police abuse

– court misconduct

– the abolishment of parole in Va

It would be a great opportunity to meet others that care about these same issues, educate one another and take action together. This is an all encompassing event. Please feel free to bring creative signs and wear colorful costumes. Bring instruments or items from home to make noise with so we can make sure to be heard loud and clear! Most importantly wear comfortable shoes and remember to bring water to stay hydrated!
This is a family friendly event and children are encouraged to come.
The rally, featuring several informed speakers from endorsing groups, will begin at 2pm followed by an fun and energized march promptly at 3pm.

Starting point is TBA

For more detailed information and updates, please check
http://mamirva.wordpress.com\
(coming soon)
Thank You
Collective X

Reposting from our friends in North Carolina, thanks for all your hard work and putting this information together! The content below is from the Prison Books Collective in Chapel Hill, NC:

Hello Friends and Comrades,

1) Poster
2) Free Luke
3) Get Grand Jury Resisters out of solitary
4) New Year’s Eve and Free Carlos
5) Radio Show on Multi-generational Movements
6) Political Prisoner Updates

1)Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for January. As always,
please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing
night of your own.
http://prisonbookscollective.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/january.pdf

2)Nineteen year old anarchist Luke O’Donovan is being charged with 5 (more…)

From the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective, here is July’s Political Prisoner Birthday Poster, as well as links to a couple other rad publications. Download the poster and write prisoners, or come by the Wingnut to pick up a hard copy!

Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for July. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own. (more…)

The Richmond City Jail needs to be EMPTIED NOW!!!! The inmates need to be let out, today.

2 deaths in one month due to the horrendous conditions at the Richmond City Jail are  2 TOO many. No one should get the death sentence for committing misdemeanor crimes. One person who died in June in the Richmond City Jail had not even gotten a chance at a trial.

The Jail is overcrowded. The jail is too hot. 120 degrees is TOO hot. Giving the inmates ice and water 4 times a day is not enough. Inmates do not receive adequate food, water, medicine, or medical attention. The Sheriff and other officials pride themselves on their ability to cut spending on the inmates- thus providing fewer of the services necessary to keep the inmates healthy, and alive.

The inmates in the Richmond City Jail need to be released NOW! They do not have time to wait for the bureaucracy to figure out ways to fix the current jail or construct a new one. People are dying.

The Richmond City Jail needs to be emptied and closed down. Adequate repairs etc. will not be possible with inmates still inside. And the risk is too great for the inmates.

If the sheriff and city officials all acknowledge that the conditions in the jail are horrendous and unacceptable then it is LONG past time that something be done about it.  Let the prisoners go. It is the only humane solution at this time. We have months of summer left, with many days of over 100 degree heat expected. If we, as a city, allow inmates to remain locked up in Richmond City Jail then we are accountable for their pain, suffering, and deaths.

EMPTY the Richmond City Jail NOW!!!!

RVA ABC Presents: Prisoner Letter Writing Party

Network:
Global
Date:
Monday, December 21, 2009
Time:
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location:
The Wingnut House
Street:
2005 Barton Avenue

Come hang out at the Wingnut and learn about writing letters to political prisoners!
Talk about experiences writing to prisoners.
Then we can all write letters together.
Learn what a political prisoner is, and what is up with political repression these days.

We need prisoner support for folks who are locked up. You know you would want letters if you were in prison!

We will provide: paper, envelopes, pens, addresses of prisoners, tea and vegan snacks!

Please bring: Friends, money for stamps or stamps!

The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross is an autonomous Collective committed to prison abolition and prisoner support. As anarchists we are oppossed to all systems of oppression and repression and have concluded that prisons serve no positive function in society. We actively seek to abolish the institutionalized slavery of the Prison Industrial Complex. We are dedicated to working in solidarity with prisoners and drawing connections between a multitude of struggles. (more…)