From Prison Books
Hello Friends and Comrades,
Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for May. The file is a little big this month so give it a second to open. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own.
Mother’s Day began not just as a day to honor mothers, but as a day for mothers to express solidarity with one another and against the wars that left widows and orphans impoverished. This Mother’s Day, in honor of this tradition, we are calling for a global day of solidarity with incarcerated mothers and against a penal system that disproportionately cages people based on race, class, and gender non-conformity. Please circulate this call far and wide and help organize a noise demo outside a prison or jail near you that holds women captive. Here is a flyer that was made for one mother’s day demo that you can pass out at yours.
June 11th is the international day of solidarity with Eric McDavid, Marie Mason, and all long-term anarchist prisoners. You still have plenty of time to organize something in your town. You can find more info on organizing an event and what has happened in previous years here.
The campaign to get former Black Panther Russell Maroon Shoatz out of solitary is still going on. He has been held in torturous conditions of solitary confinement in Pennsylvania prisons for the past thirty years. From April 8 to May 10, 2013, the Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz is calling for an intense call-in and write-in campaign to bring pressure on the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC), to release Maroon from solitary confinement and into the general prison population. You can find out all about it and download action packets on his support page.
Jason Sutherlin of Tinley Park 5 wrote a really sweet and powerful letter to all of his supporters thanking them for all the support and birthday cards he’s been getting.
We are thrilled to announce that our friends in Croatan Earth First! will be hosting next summer’s Earth First! rendezvous in North Carolina. The Round River Rendezvous is the annual gathering of the Earth First! Movement. Each Summer, this week-long camp-out attracts several hundred Earth First!ers from around the world. Help promote the event, nationally and internationally by downloading and printing these quarter sheets: rondy flyer quarter
Lastly, here is a link to the latest Political Prisoner/Prisoner Of War every-other week update by the NYC-Anarchist Black Cross. There are lots of good updates on many political prisoners.
Until Every Cage Is Empty,