On monday November 21st there will be a protest starting at the Chapel Hill Police Headquarters and going to Town Hall, both on Martin Luther King Drive, in opposition to the police repression against the occupation of 419 W. Franklin St. The call for the protest is below: (more…)
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On Saturday March 12, there will be a national call-in day to the North Carolina Department of Corrections, in solidarity with prison rebels across the state, and in particular those facing repercussions for organizing study groups and collective actions at Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor, NC.
Organizing in Windsor has happened alongside the now famous rebellion in Georgia, where in mid-December of 2010 prisoners organized the largest coordinated prison strike in US history. For six days, in at least six facilities across the state, thousands of prisoners refused to work in response to the brutality and indignity of prison. Anarchists and radicals responded with call-in days and solidarity demonstrations outside of jails and prisons in their own towns. Similar tactics, low-risk but diffuse and constant, were recently used to great success in conjunction with a hunger strike by four Ohio prisoners on death row for their role in the Lucasville prison rebellion. (more…)
(from anarchist news…)
On Wednesday February 23rd, there will be a national call-in day to the North Carolina Department of Corrections, in solidarity with prison rebels across the state, and in particular those facing repercussions for organizing study groups and collective actions at Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor, NC. (more…)
The US Parole Commission has said they intend to make their decision to confirm or reject the negative recommendation by the US Parole Examiner on Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera, #87651-024, currently incarcerated at FCI Terre Haute. Oscar, 68 years old, is presently serving his 30th year of incarceration for struggling for Puerto Rican independence.
The National Boricua Human Rights Network and the Puerto Rico-based Comité Pro-Derechos Humanos are urging the parole commissioners to reject the wrong-headed and politically punitive recommendation of the parole examiner. We intend to flood the Parole Board with letters until they respond positively. PLEASE DO ALL THREE of the following:
1) DAILY CALL-IN CAMPAIGN FOR THIS WEEK (Jan 31-Feb 4): CALL the Parole Board in support of Oscar Lopez Rivera from 9:00am UNTIL 5:00 PM (EST) CALL and have others call. It only takes 5 minutes. THE NUMBER IS: 301-492-5990 hit 0 to speak to operator. Sample script is below.
Hi, my name is ______________ and I live in Chicago [NY, etc.] The Parole Commission should parole Oscar López # 87651-024 immediately, in spite of the hearing examiner’s recommendation to deny parole.
IF YOU HAVE TIME, USE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
1) Oscar has the support of a broad sector of Puerto Rico’s civil society as well as Puerto Rican and Latino communities throughout the United States.
2) Oscar was not accused or convicted of causing injury or taking a life. He was never accused or convicted of participating in the 1975 Fraunces Tavern bombing or any other action that resulted in injury or death.
3) President Clinton’s determination that Mr. López Rivera’s sentence was disproportionately lengthy, and his offer that would have resulted in Mr. López Rivera’s release in September of 2009.
2) Download the letter to mail and fax here (or write your own using that as a template and place on your letterhead) and send right away. (FAX NO: 301/492-5543) Remember the Parole Commission has stated their intention to make their decision by Feb. 4. Get as many of your friends, family. colleagues and forward to your Facebook and retweet.
3) MAIL Letters to:
Isaac Fulwood, Chariman
United States Parole Commission
5550 Friendship Boulevard, Suite 420
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Re: Oscar López Rivera, #87651-024, FCI Terre Haute
Please keep close track of the letters sent/faxed to the Parole Board and let us know email@example.com.
Please forward far and wide and post and repost.
LET’S FREE OSCAR,
Alejandro Luis Molina
– Call Off the Grand Jury Witch-hunt Against International Solidarity Activists!
– Support Free Speech!
– Support the Right to Organize!
– Stop FBI Repression!
– International Solidarity Is Not a Crime!
55 year old Jerome White-Bey continues to be unjustly confined in Ad Seg (the hole), denied medical treatment for liver disease. A prison doctor prescribed interferon treatment for Jerome’s liver disease, however the Regional Medical Director Dr. Conley and the Director Mr. George A. Lombardi has refused to transfer him. Denying such treatment could prove deadly. Denial of medical care is one of the many ways that the prison system abuses political and politicized prisons.
Jerome is reaching out to those on the outside to pressure officials to provide him with the treatment he deserves.
People are encouraged to write letters and make phone calls to:
1. George A. Lombardi (Director)
2. Ms. Lisa Jones
3. Dr. Conley (Regional Medical Director)
4. Ms. Gloria Perry (MD Chief Medical Officer)
Missouri Department of Corrections
2729 Plaza Drive
P.O. Box 236
Jefferson City, MO. 65102
Phone number is: 573-751-2389
Dear Director Lombardi,
I write to you out of deep concern for prison inmate Jerome White-Bey #37479 who is suffering from liver disease. The visiting doctor prescribed interferon treatment for him, but he continues to be denied this treatment. If gone untreated, his condition could worsen.
I am asking that you immediately grant Mr. White-Bey the interferon treatment he needs to protect his health and to remove him from administrative segregation. Under the Eigth Amendment prisoners are entitled to adequate medical care. I hope that you take immediate action to uphold Mr White-Bey’s rights and health.
I and all who share concern would be gratified by a reply from you as soon as possible. Thank you for your time on this important matter.
After being on 23 hour lockdown for the past 21 years, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has recommended that BLA Prisoner of War Russell Maroon Shoatz be released into the prison’s general population.
Russell has not had any infractions in the last 21 years and everyone is on board with his release except for the Superintendent of SCI Greene, Louis Folino.
Russell’s supporters are urging people to call Mr. Folino and ask that he support the decision to release Russell into general population.
The Program Review Board meeting is January 5th so time is of the essence! Here is the number and a sample phone script. Also, RSVP for the call-in on facebook and spread the word to others!!
Superintendent Folino- (724) 852-2903 (ask for Tracey Shawley if he is not available)
Sample Phone Script
Caller: Hi, can I please speak with Superintendent Folino.
Prison: May I ask who is calling.
Caller: My name is ______ and I am calling in regards to the upcoming Review Board meeting for Russell Maroon Shoatz.
Prison: Just one moment.
(Or more likely) He is not available. Can I take a message?
Caller: Hello Mr. Folino/Mrs. Shawley. I am calling to strongly encourage you to move prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz from 23 hour lockdown into the general population. My understanding is that the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has recommended his release into general population and given his clean record over the past 21 years I think it is without a doubt the just and right thing to do. Thank you for your time.
You can also write a letter to:
Supt, Folino, 169 Progress Drive, Waynesburg, Pa 15370