Month: September 2019

in memory of political prisoner Tom Manning – A Memorial Zine

Some friends have put together a zine collecting the public statements
made in memory of Tom Manning since he passed away on July 30th. We
wanted to offer it to people today to join in spirit with all those who
gathered for Tom’s memorial today in Boston.

Tom was a comrade, an elder and a teacher for generations on both sides of the walls. Many of us will always continue to carry Tom’s spirit in our hearts and our work. We thought that having these beautiful
statements collected in a zine would be one way to honor Tom and to help our many different projects and spaces keep Tom present with us. We also wanted to collect the statements to uplift and support the political prisoners who wrote about Tom and heed their words about our struggles as we mourn a movement elder.

Here is the reading version ( tomzineREADING ), and here is the printable version ( tomzineTOTAL ).

RIP to Tom Manning.

 

 

A Statement on the Passing of Tom Manning by Indigenous Political Prisoner, Leonard Peltier

Tom Manning’s unexpected passing that occurred at the United States Penitentiary in Hazelton, West Virginia back on July 30th of this year continues to bring those closest to Tom as well as all his supporters to want to share regarding the incredible person he is. Today people are gathering in Boston , Massachusetts for a memorial for Tom Manning – may he rest in power.

Here is a statement by indigenous political prisoner, Leonard Peltier on the passing of Tom Manning. Clearly these two revolutionaries being locked up for years together at the same prison lead to a connection that will last forever.

 

 

Greeting relatives, friends, loved ones, and supporters of Tom Manning. I want to say a few words regarding the passing of Tom Manning. I could say condolences and all that to you, but I want you to know that Tom Manning was a good friend of mine. I don’t know first hand of all the particulars of his past life that he came to be in this prison. Some of these he came to share with me, but I can tell you from experience, this man was a kind and thoughtful person who cared greatly for the freedoms of all mankind and felt like we all should take responsibility for protecting those freedoms.

The Tom Manning I knew, as I mentioned before, was a man of character renown and an artist that I could relate to on just about every level. His artwork reached out and spoke to your heart and brought you the faces of those who resisted oppression and reminded you of the humanity that has been persecuted and locked away in prisons because of their dissension against the corporate controlled governments of the world who only look at mankind and nature as a resource for gaining wealth. I will forever remember Tom Manning, the man I knew and loved as a brother and with deep regret I mourn his passing. My heart is with all of you who have these feelings. I really don’t know what else to say other than anyone who knew Tom Manning, the man, will need some level of condolences.

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse and Tom Manning!

Mitakuye Oyasin (All My Relations)

Leonard Peltier

 

Here is his current address for all letters of support:

Leonard Peltier
#89637-132
USP Coleman I
P.O. Box 1033
Coleman, FL 3352
And to learn more about Leonard and his case, go here

Jeremy Hammond is resisting a grand jury as he reaches the end of his 10 year sentence!

A shareable graphic that Jeremy’s support crew put out after he got moved to the detention center in Virginia.

Recently a recap was posted to IGD –

“Anarchist political prisoner Jeremy Hammond was moved from prison in Oklahoma today to Virginia and is currently being housed in the same facility as Chelsea Manning, who continues to face fines for refusing to testify before a grand jury, presumably the same that Hammond is being called on by the Justice Department to speak before in relation to WikiLeaks. Hammond is serving time after receiving various federal charges for engaging in hacking against police, immigration, and other State institutions. ”  continue reading here

From the Jeremy Hammond support crew –

Writing to Jeremy

In September 2019, Jeremy was summoned to appear before a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. While he is resisting this unfair and unjust summons, he is being held at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria, Virginia. This is not a federal prison and has different rules than what people may normally be used when writing and sending things to Jeremy. Please read this page carefully for everything you need to know about writing to Jeremy.

Jeremy’s current address is as follows:

Jeremy Hammond
A0182888
William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center
2001 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314

continue reading here

Lastly, here is the half-sheet flyer Jeremy Hammond’s support crew just recently put out –

jeremy hammond flyer half page

 

 

Update On Anarchist Prisoner Eric King, Who The State Is Attempting To Bury On Trumped Up Charges With An Extra 20 Years(from IGD)

https://itsgoingdown.org/state-attempting-to-burying-eric-king-with-20-more-years-on-trumped-up-charges/

Update On Anarchist Prisoner Eric King, Who The State Is Attempting To Bury On Trumped Up Charges With An Extra 20 Years.

In August of last year Eric was dragged into a broom closet and attacked by Lt Wilcox at FCI Florence. Attacked because he is an anarchist and anti-fascist. It was timed to line up with the surgery for his wifes cancer. He was subsequently tortured and abused and never checked out medically despite being kicked in the head for 5 plus minutes. And tied to a 4 point restraint for 8 hours, having to urinate himself resulting in nerve damage to his wrists.

Since the indictment was filed (in may but conveniently they wait for the painful anniversary to serve indictment) he has been attacked twice at the orchestration of the BOP. Once being blatantly led into a fenced in area where a fash was waiting to attack while the guards watched and by putting someone who was known to have attacked the last cellmates in his cell. Not even talking about all of the other attempts.

Since the attack he was unable to see or talk to his family for a year, kept in segregation, not allowed even the most basic needs as the right to read a book, have a photo. Denied medical care as he begged for help August 1st, the day before his birthday. His words coming out in slurs because the whole left side of his body… paralyzed. Cognitive and confusion. 29 days without a scan, 29 days… every day further from the potential ability to minimize potentially life changing damage. Being held under the custody of the bop while fighting a bop case. Being held in a prison in which an adult man threatened their daughter 2 years before, a man who had access. A prison where this man still works. A prison where guards currently fuck with him by asking where his daughters go to school over and over. Despite the fact the BOP has attempted to attack and intimidate, orchestrating these attack by use of white supremacists.

Eric was indicted yesterday for his own assault. He faces up to 20 years in prison for being attacked and beaten.By a guard who feels safe dragging prisoners off camera and attacking. A guard who is known by the PD office for doing this and then destroying lives. Being brought up in the federal court system, a court system that is built to crush as a much more effective machine than any other in our country. Where only 2% go to trial bc the feds dont take a case they cant win. Fewer than 1% going on to win their case. Things are looking grim.

We need folks help…

We need folks to write Eric letters, print articles, short stories… hell print books.

Eric King #27090045
FCI Englewood
9595 West Quincy Avenue
Littleton, CO 80123

[white envelopes, white paper, only black ink, no cards, card-stock, labels, marker, photos or postcards]

We need folks to donate, hold fundraisers, we need to be prepared

We need folks to show up at court appearances. We need to show the state we wont let them bury our friend. File court dates same day to try to ensure folks cant be there. We let them do this to Eric once already. We let the state convict him of attempted arson and give him 10 years in federal prison. Where they are trying to make sure he never walks out those doors. Is buried at the ADX.

We need help, Eric needs help.

With love and rage

-EK support crew

ANARCHIST PRISONER, JENNIFER ROSE HAS COURT IN SACRAMENTO ON October 28th!

** Update ** Jennifer’s re-sentencing hearing was supposed to be on Friday September 6th . The prison actually forgot to transport her to Sacramento for the hearing. So, at what ended up being a very brief hearing in dept. 20 they continued the proceedings to October 28th where we can expect the re-sentencing hearing to take place.

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Mark your calendars! Jennifer Rose (who just recently changed her last name from Gann to Rose) has court here in Sacramento on October 28th at 3pm at the Sacramento Superior Court house ( 720 9th st.) in Dept. 20.

Jennifer is a trans anarchist prisoner who has been locked up since 1991. Originally sentenced to multiple 25 -to-life sentences, Jennifer now qualifies for a sentence reduction under California’s Prop 36, and early release under Prop 57 that just passed in 2016.

Her re-sentencing hearing here in Sacramento is coming up! Let’s let Jennifer know we got her back and show up for her that Monday afternoon!

To learn more about Jennifer Rose, her plight and for her current address to use when sending her letters or cards, go here , and feel free to print off the flyer that’s up above to help spread the word.