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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…)

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From our friends in North Carolina, the August Political Prisoners Birthday Poster can be picked up at the Wingnut or downloaded here:

http://prisonbooks.info/2012/07/28/political-prisoner-birthday-poster-for-august-is-now-available-2/

A message from the Prison Books Collective, including more good links:

A hunger strike has begun at  multiple prison facilities in North
Carolina. Reports are still coming in as to the scope of the strike. A
list of the strikers demands and phone numbers you can call can be found
here.
http://prisonbooks.info/2012/07/18/prisoners-begin-hunger-strike-at-three-facilities/

On Wednesday July 25th, the FBI conducted a series of coordinated raids
against activists in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle. They subpoenaed
several people to a special federal grand jury, and seized computers,
black clothing and anarchist literature. This comes after similar raids in
Seattle in July and earlier raids of squats in Portland. A website has
been created to spread information about the raids and to support the
victim´s of the FBI´s Harrassment.
http://nopoliticalrepression.wordpress.com/

Lastly, 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/2012/07/updates-17-jul-2012.pdf

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

Please make calls to the wardens at these facilities, over 100 men starving
themselves and willing to die to get basic human rights met. Your call
matters!

At the end you will find prison books statement of support. If your group
would like to sign on, please let us know.

Prisoners at Three Facilities Begin Hunger Strike

On Monday July 16th, prisoners began hunger strikes at Bertie CI in Windsor,
Scotland CI in Laurinburg, and Central Prison in Raleigh. Targeting a wide
range of conditions related but not exclusive to solitary confinement, the
prisoners have vowed not to eat until their demands are met.

Prisoners have encouraged supporters to call or fax the administrations of
these different facilities as well as Director Robert Lewis (see information
below), to “march or protest in front of Central Prison and others,”
“boycott all products being sold in these prisons,” and to “contact media
outlets and let them know what we are doing.”

The prisoners have listed the following demands (listed at the bottom),
though
they are also encouraging others to include any other grievances specific to
their conditions. It is still unclear how many prisoners are currently
participating, but correspondence with those on the inside has made it clear
that the strike has spread to three at least three different facilities.

Constant attention and pressure on administrations can help make this
strike a
success, and protect those who are putting their lives on the line. Prisoners
have asked folks on the outside to call everyday to check on fasting
prisoners
and pressure administration. You can contact officials at:

Robert C. Lewis, Director of Prisons

phone: 919.838.4000

fax: 919.733.8272

Central Prison Warden Ken Lassiter

phone: 919.733.0800

fax: 919.715.2645

Bertie CI Warden Renoice Stancil

Phone: 252-794-8600
Fax: 252-794-4608

Scotland CI Warden Sorrell Saunders

Phone: (910) 844-3078
Fax: (910) 844-3786

PRISONERS’ DEMANDS

1.Law Libraries. We are tired of being railroaded by the courts, and
having our rights violated by prison staff and officers. NC Prison Legal
Services are inadequate and oftentimes do not help us at all. A law
library is needed to enable us to legally defend ourselves.

2.An immediate end to the physical and mental abuse inflicted by officers.

3.Improve food, in terms of quality and quantity.

4.A better way to communicate emergencies from cells; many emergency call
buttons are broken and never replaced, and guards often do not show up for
over an hour. At least one prisoner has died this way.

5.The canteens that serve lock up units need to make available vitamins and
personal hygiene items. (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…)

Our friends in the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective have come out with the April Political Prisoner Birthday Poster! Check it out, read a little bit about various prisoners and their cases, and send people birthday letters!

Either download the pdf here, or go to their website below!

free all political prisoners

http://prisonbooks.info/2012/04/03/political-prisoner-birthday-poster-for-april-is-now-available/

From Chapel Hill Books to Prisoners- the February Political Prisoner Birthday Poster! Please download and print the poster to send cards to political prisoners having birthdays this month. Or come by the Wingnut to pick up a hard copy.

Also, if you want some help with writing to a prisoner, you can come to Prisoner Letter Writing Night on February 22nd from 6-10pm at the Wingnut.

There have been many recent actions in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina. We encourage you to look on the website for more information about regional actions and prison issues:  www.prisonbooks.info

Hello Friends and Comrades,

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

Good news, Mumia Has Been  Transferred to General Prison Population. This is the first time Mumia has been in General Population since his arrest in 1981.

Also, February 4th is an International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier.The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee calls on supporters worldwide to protest against the injustice suffered by Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier. Gather on February 4, 2012, at every federal court house and U.S. embassy or consulate worldwide to demand the freedom of a man wrongfully convicted and illegally imprisoned for 36 years! More info here.

Lastly, Occupy Oakland has called for February 20th to be a “National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners.” Occupies across the country are having demonstrations outside of prisons, jails, juvenile halls and detainment facilities and other actions. More info here.

Until Every Cage Is Empty,

The Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective

This month’s prisoner birthday poster from Chapel Hill Prison Books people! Print and write to these prisoners this month! Start of 2012 with this new rad habit!

Click here to get to the pdf of the poster

http://prisonbooks.info/2011/12/31/political-prisoner-birthday-poster-for-january-is-now-available/

Or come by the Wingnut this month during Open Hours to pick one up! (Wed. and Fri. 4-9pm or call ahead 804 303 5449)

 

 

We just received word that the Richmond activist is doing ok, and just waiting while being detained by the police in Chapel Hill. She is waiting for printing and processing.

Apparently folks who were detained are all being charged with trespassing and breaking and entering which are misdemeanors.

More as we get it.

NC Piece Corps has a write up of what happened today, and plans for support of arrestees.

http://ncpiececorps.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/police-raid-occupied-building-with-guns-drawn/

These are pictures from the raid today in Chapel Hill. The police, without warning, raided the occupied space, guns out and in the faces of the people present. No word yet on what charges are facing the folks loaded onto a city bus and taken off, but they were trespassing on private property, so that is likely to be one of the charges. We have not heard anything further about the Richmond activist detained by the police. We only know that she was one of the folks detained.

http://anarchistnews.org/node/17796

http://www.dailytarheel.com/index.php/article/2011/11/4ec04a8f753e7

http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/13/1641362/activists-take-over-vacant-franklin.html

Breaking news- we just received word that the occupation of a building in Chapel Hill during the Carrboro Anarchist Bookfair was raided by cops with guns drawn, and a Richmond anarchist/activist and resident of the Flying Brick Library is currently detained. That is all we know at this time, more as we get it.

Now, more than ever, Richmond Anarchists and activists could use your support and love. Send love, help out, fundraise for legal funds, anything that helps!

Solidarity with Chapel Hill/Carrboro!!!