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Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For September 2016 Is Now Available

September Political Prisoner Birthday Cake

Hello Friends and Comrades,

  1. Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for September.(11″x17″ PDF, 359 KB) Print it out and plaster your community, both in commemoration of these freedom fighters and to advertise locally for a political prisoner letter writing night.Get together with some friends in your town to send birthday cards to these fighters in our struggle. It’s an easy way to help remind them that they aren’t forgotten. If you make one, remember—don’t use anything like white-out, stickers, tape or glitter on it. We also recommend that you put a return name and address and their name and prisoner number on the card, lest the authorities “lose” the envelope and forget where it is going. If you would like to add a birthday or sign up for our poster mailing list (not a listserv, one email per month), or if you would like to contribute in another way to increasing the profile of US political prisoners, email us at ppbirthday@riseup.net.
  2. A special thank you to the designers of this month’s poster. Designers are constantly bombarded with requests to work their trade for free, for publicity, or for a cause, and every month the PPBD Posters project relies on their generosity of time, skill and devotion to the cause of prison abolition. Cheers to Patrick St. John for putting this month’s rad poster together.
  3. The September 9th Prison Strike is less than two weeks away. There are events popping off all over the United $nakes and internationally. Check the Support Prisoner Resistance website, especially the regional sidebars to plug in if you haven’t been working steadily on this historic moment thus far. It is not too late to make your mark and act against slavery in coordination with prison rebels all over the planet. Whether it is something small done with friends to promote the day or something dramatic involving hundreds on the day of the strike, every act of resistance to this prison society is amplified when we work together.
  4. On September 4th, If you live in NYC, LA, or Denver, consider donating and/or running in the annual Anarchist Black Cross Federation Running Down the Walls 5k! Do you live elsewhere? Or are you busy that day? Check this Fedbook page for other area Running Down the Walls 5Ks in your area. Buffalo NY also has a run that day. A week later, so do Minneapolis/St Paul MN, Chico CA, Seattle, Middletown CT, Lake Worth FL, and Turners Falls MA. Build up your stamina while building the ABCF’s warchest.
  5. Do you need help advertising for your local Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night? Are you interested in distributing physical copies of the poster? Write to us and let’s find a way to get physical copies of our poster to you: ppbirthday@riseup.net
  6. Be sure to check out the latest Political Prisoner/Prisoner Of War every-other week update (PDF, <400 KB) by the NYC-Anarchist Black Cross. There are lots of important updates on many political prisoners. This one includes updates on Eric King’s new address, Ramona Africa, Marius Mason, and more.

Remember: They are in there for us, we are out here for them!

Fellow Workers: Remember! We are in here for you, you are out there for us!

Until Every Cage Is Empty,

The Prison Books Collective

Leonard Peltier – birthday thanks to his supporters

Greetings my relatives and supporters, and, we are all truly relatives in one way or another,

First of all I want to thank all of you for remembering me on this day, as many of you probably suspect and some know, that when you are in prison you have a lot of time to reflect and think on how things are, and how they were and perhaps how they should be. Having said that, I was thinking about how on your birthday the person who really should be celebrated is your Mother, for she carried you for 9 months and went through the pain of giving you life. So truly a person’s birthday should be another Mother’s Day. (more…)

LPDOC Board Member reports on visit with Leonard at Coleman

From Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

I went to Florida to visit Leonard last month and was supposed to see him on a Sunday but, as it is all too common at Coleman 1, the prison was in lock down and that means that all prisoners are confined to their cells and no visits are allowed. I decided to wait for the lock down to end and that meant a wait of almost a week. I was able to get in on the following Friday . Coleman is out in the middle of the Florida flatland’s and is not an easy place to get to, but who am I to complain? Coleman Federal Prison is some 1800 miles from the Dakota’s and the distance makes visits from Leonard’s family members very rare.

Leonard was in a pensive mood and spent a lot of the time reminiscing on life as a child at Turtle Mountain and the schools he attended, including the residential schools. He seemed to want to talk about certain memorable times in his life. Traveling to California to work as migrant farm workers with his Uncle Billy and his cousins, and the hard times he experienced in Residential Schools. And he remembered key moments in his legal history and key mistakes made by some of his lawyers. He spoke of what those mistakes has cost him and more then that, he remembered times when things might have gone very differently for him. (more…)

International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier: February 4, 2012

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!

Leonard Peltier is a Native American activist wrongfully accused in 1975 in connection with the shooting deaths of two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Government documents show that, without any evidence at all, the FBI decided from the beginning of its investigation to ‘lock Peltier into the case’. (more…)