Join us on Thursday, October 30th from 7-9 pm at the Coffee Garden(2904 Franklin Blvd, Sacto). We’ll be sending birthday cards to 2 political prisoners, and a ‘We Support You’ card to 6 others to remind them that we are out here thinking of them. We’ll have plenty of cards that we can fill with individual notes from everyone. If there are other prisoners you’d like to write, we’ll have envelopes and paper for that, too. Hope to see you there! -Sacramento Prisoner Support Happy Birthday! Edward Goodman Africa(October 31st) - Edward is a member of the Black Liberation group MOVE, a political prisoner who has served over 25 years in prison after the house he was living in was attacked by the Philadelphia police. During the raid an officer was killed by friendly fire and all nine MOVE members in the house were falsely charged with his murder. http://move9parole.blogspot.com/ Ed Poindexter(November 1st) - Ed Poindexter is one of the Nebraska 2 -two black panthers falsely convicted of killing an Omaha police officer in 1970. http://n2pp.info/ We Support You! Michael R Wallli -Sister Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael R.Walli succeeded in a disarmament action at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Nuclear facility before dawn on July 28, 2012. Calling themselves Transform Now Plowshares, they hammered on the cornerstone of the newly built Highly-Enriched Uranium Manufacturing Facility (HEUMF), splashed human blood and left four spray painted tags on the recent construction which read: Woe to the empire of blood; The fruit of justice is peace; Work for peace not for war; and Plowshares please Isaiah. In February 2014, Boertje-Obed and Walli were sentenced to just over 5 years each in federal prison; Rice was sentenced to about 3 years. transformnowplowshares.wordpress.com Kevin Oliff - In August 2013, Kevin and his codefendant’s car was searched against their will in rural Illinois. The police found bolt cutters, wire cutters, muriatic acid, ski masks, and camouflage clothing and claimed these items were “burglary tools.” Prosecutors attempted to link the two activists to a fur farm release the night before. In November, 2013, Kevin’s co-defendant, Tyler Lang, reached a non-cooperating plea agreement and was released on time served. Kevin was facing 5-7 years in prison, pleaded guilty and received a sentence of 30 months. With time served and Illinois’ “half-time credit,” Kevin is expected out after serving 10 months. In July 2014, Kevin and Tyler were indicted under the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Tyler is out on bail while the federal case is ongoing, and their are efforts by the federal government to keep Kevin in custody even after the end of his Illinois state prison sentence on October 15th. supportkevinandtyler.com George Horton- George Horton, G20 prisoner,has returned to jail after being released pending his appeal, which was recently denied.George is being held in Lindsay, ON at the Central East Correctional Facility. He is expected to do at least 4 months there, but could serve up to 8 months. George participated courageously in the mass demonstrations against the G20 in June of 2010. He has remained courageous in the face of the repression of the courts and jail. Since June of 2010, he has supported G20 defendants and prisoners. Rather than seeking the state and corporate media’s mercy by condemning the diverse tactics of community-based resistance mounted against the G20 in2010, George has consistently condemned this repression. guelphabc.noblogs.org Eric King- Eric King is an anarchist who was arrested and charged with an attempted firebombing of a government official’s office in Kansas City, MO. Eric allegedly threw a hammer through a window of the building and then threw two lit bottles inside, though both failed to ignite. Eric was identified as a suspect by local police because he had previously come under suspicion for anti-government and anti-police graffiti. Eric is allegedly involved with the the Kansas City Fight Back insurrectionist collective. http://supportericking.wordpress.com Siddique Abdullah Hasan - Siddique Hasan is a political prisoner on death row in the state of Ohio. He has been accused of taking part in the Lucasville Uprising that occurred in 1993. lucasvilleamnesty.org Tom Manning - Tom Manning is an anti-imperialist revolutionary who was active in the United Freedom Front, a clandestine anti-imperialist organization that carried out targeted bombings of corporate buildings, courthouses and military facilities and also carried out bank robberies to fund revolutionary projects. He was unjustly sentenced to 80 years in prison for killing a New Jersey state trooper in self-defense. Tom Manning has a parole hearing coming up in November, check out the write-up on our site to see how you can help him in his parole efforts. You can also support Tom by ordering a book that has 80 of his very powerful paintings in it, and you can order it here: http://freedomarchives.org/Tom%20Manning.html
A Celebration of the Life and Struggle of Assata Shakur
Wednesday, November 5th
At the Sol Collective (2574 21st St, Sacto)
On November 2, 1979, Assata Shakur was liberated from a maximum security unit of a prison in New Jersey, where she was unjustly serving a life sentence after being convicted for her alleged role in a shootout with the police in New Jersey. Assata has spent the majority of her life as a political activist. As a member of the Black Panther Party, a participant in the student rights movement, and the movement to end the war against Vietnam she was at the epicenter of the FBI’s COINTELPRO programs.
Assata has been living in exile in Cuba since her escape from prison, where she continues to struggle for the liberation of all people.
Rita “Bo” Brown, formerly of the George Jackson Brigade and currently organizing with PARC (Prison Activist Resource Center)
Sacramento Prisoner Support
And a screening of the film “Eyes of the Rainbow” a film about the life of Assata Shakur
Wednesday, December 10th 7pm at the Sol Collective (2574 21st St, Sacto)
On December 9, 1981, Mumia Abu-Jamal was arrested and accused of killing a Philadelphia cop in an incident in which he himself was severely wounded. He was subsequently convicted in a trial that provoked international outcry for it’s unfair and unjust proceedings. Mumia was then held in isolation on Death Row for the next 30 years. Mumia is no longer on death row – but remains in prison under a sentence of life without parole. He has remained a steadfast voice for social justice and revolution from within the prison walls.
Join us for a screening of ‘Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal’ on December 10th.
The film is “an inspiring portrait of a man that many consider America’s most famous political prisoner – a man whose very existence tests our beliefs about justice and freedom. Through prison interviews, archival footage, dramatic readings, as well as a potent chorus of historic voices, this riveting film explores Mumia’s life before, during and after Death Row.”
Kristian Williams presents:
Fire To the Cops!
A Collection of Articles on Policing
Monday, December 15th 7pm at Time Tested Books (1114 21st St, Sacramento)
Kristian Williams will read from his new collection Fire the Cops, and discuss police violence and the possibilities for resistance. Q+A to follow.
Kristian Williams has written extensively about policing and state violence, most recently in the collection Fire the Cops! His other works include Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America, American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination, and Hurt: Notes on Torture in a Modern Democracy.