Tag Archive: Bob Sheldon

Human Rights Center Donates 4 Truckloads Of Books

hrccentroA huge thank you to the Human Rights Center, recipient of the 2012 Bob Sheldon Award, for donating over a 1,000 books to us this last Sunday. The donation included a lot of much needed African- American non-fiction as well as books about economics, labor struggles, human rights, art, and more. Donations like this help us keep up with the demand for relevant and interesting non-fiction.

We wanted to publicly thank this organization that already does so much good work in the community for their generosity and compassion towards prisoners.

We can’t wait to start sending these in.

Thanks Human Rights Center.

Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For March 2013 Is Now Available

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Update: John tucker has a new address. We will be updating the poster to reflect that in the next day or two. For now here it is.

John Tucker M34024
P.O. Box 900
Taylorville, IL 62568

Update 2: The link is now to a poster that reflects John Tucker’s current address.

Update 3: Apparently March is for address corrections.

Ruchell Cinque Magee #A92051

D-5 #1

P.O. Box 4670

Lancaster, CA 93539

Hello Friends and Comrades,

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.

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 is their full statement. (more…)

2013 Bob Sheldon Award Honors Organizers in NC Prisons

From Internationalist Books:

certain_days_political_prisonerThis 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. This year, we honor the many bold organizers inside the prisons of North Carolina.

Bob Sheldon founded Internationalist Books in 1981, and ran the shop for ten years, until his death in 1991. More than 20 years after his death, Bob’s memory endures through the friends, family and community that knew him, the work he did, and the project he began that has continued for decades to inspire political action in North Carolina and bring people together. (more…)

Remembering Bob Sheldon

bob-sheldon1From Internationalist Books

More than 20 years after his death, Bob’s memory endures through the community that knew him, the work he did, and the project he began that has continued for decades to inspire and bring people together.

This weekend, Internationalist Books and Community Center will announce the 2013 recipient of the Bob Sheldon award, an award recognizing local organizing and struggles for justice in Bob Sheldon’s memory. (more…)