Hello Friends and Comrades,
1) 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. There is only one birthday listed this month, so please also write to Delbert, Marius, and Barrett this month.
2) Earlier this week we found out that Delbert Africa was denied parole by the PA Parole Board and was given a two year hit. We are urging people to please take the time to sign this petition that we have aimed at the United States Justice Dept.
Also, please send a note of support to Delbert:
DELBERT ORR AFRICA
1000 Follies Road
Dallas, PA 18612
3) Marius Mason has been transferred to the SHU—or Special Housing Unit, also known as solitary confinement—for, we believe, 30 days. Please send him a note of support.
Please be aware that any mail sent to Marius will be under even more scrutiny than it was before, so we ask you to be cautious in writing to him about his situation. Also, mail addressed to ‘Marius Mason’ has been getting rejected, so we ask you to use the following address in your correspondence:
M Mason #04672-061
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127
4) Barrett Brown is also in solitary confinement. Please send him a note of support as well:
FCI Fort Worth
P.O. Box 15330
Fort Worth, TX 76119
5) The Prison Ecology Project is calling for June 12, 2016 to be a Day of Eco-Action Against Prisons.
[The June 11th tradition] of writing letters, raising money, and doing symbolic actions in the name of eco-prisoners is important. Strategic, effective organizing against the prison industry is also important. We understand the two are inseparable, but we need to find ways we can manifest this understanding.
One way to do so is to view the constant stream of environmental and health violations flowing from overcrowded prisons around the country as a weak point in the system of mass incarceration. By June 12 next year, let’s figure out what we can do with that.Read the full proposal here.
6) Little Black Cart is calling for submissions for an anthology of stories about the heartbreak and loss of aging in anarchist/radical subcultures and departure from them.
Anarchism cannot be reconciled to life in this world, to a world of day jobs and bills, of having children and mortgages, and of relationships that find politics to be exhausting and not a language of liberation. But, of course, this isn’t the anarchism-of-the-heart it’s the anarchism of “the scene” or anarchism “of the streets” or the anarchism of sisyphus. One can believe, can dream, and can aspire to the freedom of anarchy no matter who their friends are, and no matter what their day job is, and no matter what their lifestyle is. There is no correct form of anarchist life but there is a body of people who identify as anarchists, and for many of us, leaving these people is part of the process we need to go through to become happy people.
7) Be sure to check out the latest Political Prisoner/Prisoner Of War every-other week update by the NYC-Anarchist Black Cross. There are lots of important updates on many political prisoners including what’s going on with Albert Woodfox’s delayed release.
Until Every Cage Is Empty,