Join us on Thursday, July 31st from 7-9 pm at the Coffee Garden(2904 Franklin Blvd, Sacto). We’ll be sending birthday cards to 3 different political prisoners, and a ‘We Support You’ card to 4 more – who we wanted to remind 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
Debbie Sims Africa(August 4th) – Debbie is a member of the Black
Liberation group MOVE, a mother of two and a political prisoner who has served over 25 years in prison after the house she 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/
Bill Dunne(August 3rd) – Bill is an anti-authoritarian sentenced to 90 years for the attempted liberation of an anarchist prisoner in 1979. We have a longer bio on our Prisoners page.
Dr. Mutulu Shakur(August 8th) -Dr. Shakur was charged with conspiracy and participation in a clandestine paramilitary unit that carried out actual and attempted expropriations from several banks. Eight incidents were alleged to have occurred between December 1976 to October 1981. In addition, he was charged with participation in the 1979 prison escape of Assata Shakur, who is now in exile in Cuba . After five years underground, Dr. Shakur was arrested on February 12, 1986.http://mutulushakur.com/site/
We Support You!
Patrice Lumumba Ford-Patrice is a Muslim activist and son of a former Black Panther leader who was planning a trip to volunteer in Afghani refugee camps. He was then falsely accused of attempting to travel to Afghanistan to aid the Taliban. He refused to cooperate with the government and was sentenced to eighteen years in prison (avoiding a possible life sentence) after pleading guilty to seditious conspiracy and levying war against American and allied forces. There’s a longer bio on our prisoners page.
Jason Sutherlin- Jason is one of 5 antifascist activists that were
arrested in Tinley Park, Illinois, in May of 2012 for allegedly
assaulting attendees of a meeting of white supremacists. In early 2013 Jason Sutherlin was sentenced to 6 years and is due to be released by the end of this year.http://tinleyparkfive.wordpress.com/about/
Connor Stevens- Connor is one of 4 anarchists from Cleveland, OH, who were entrapped by an FBI informant. After being threatened with decades in prison, Connor plead guilty and was sentenced to 8 years in federal prison for conspiracy. http://cleveland4solidarity.org/
Justin Solondz – In December of 2011 Justin plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy and a single count of arson for an Earth Liberation Front action at the University of Washington. He was sentenced to 7 years in federal prison in early 2012. http://ecoprisoners.org/