Tag Archives: #PoliticalPrisoners

Political Prisoner Oso Blanco Needs Medical Support: Call-In June 12-13

10 Jun

Help a Captive Indigenous Warrior Survive! Fight Medical Neglect in U.S. Prisons!

from Denver ABC


Byron Shane “Oso Blanco” Chubbuck is an Indigenous rights activist serving 80 years for bank robbery, aggravated assault on the FBI, escape and firearms charges. A confidential informant reported that Oso was robbing banks in order to acquire funds to support the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, Mexico throughout 1998-99.

Since his transfer in January 2013, Oso has been struggling with medical neglect at USP Florence-High. He is suffering from an undetermined potentially cancerous mass in his liver, and needs an ultrasound to determine the problem. He has been requesting this care since he first arrived at Florence, and his condition continues to get worse. Oso Blanco urgently needs our help.

In the day’s following June 11th international day of solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, and other longterm anarchist prisoners . . .  Support Oso Blanco by calling USP Florence-High, June 12-13th (9am- 5pm, Mountain Time), and demand that he gets the medical attention he needs. (Email and letters are also highly encouraged)

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June 11: International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason and Eric McDavid

4 Jun

from June11.org

June 11th began as an international day of solidarity with long-term eco-prisoner Jeff “Free” Luers in 2004. At the time, Jeff was serving 22+ years. Infuriated by the environmental devastation he saw occurring on a global scale, Jeff torched three SUVs at a car dealership in Eugene, OR. The sentence imposed on him was meant to send a clear message to others who were angered by capitalism’s continued war on the Earth’s ecosystems – and to those who were willing to take action to put a stop to it. Jeff is, after all, not alone in his concerns about climate change, fossil fuels, pollution and genetically modified organisms.

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Inside/Out: A Book Club for Anarchist Prisoners and Their Supporters

4 Jun

from Combustion Books

thewindupgirlWe at Combustion Books are pleased to announce our newest anarchist prisoner support program, inside/out. Every month, a collective member of Combustion Books will choose a different radical fiction book (from any publisher). Inside (prisoner) book club members will receive a free copy of the book. Outside (supporting) book club members can get the book any way they would like. We encourage people to buy the book from us or to donate $3-5 to us to alleviate the costs of sending free books to prisoners.

Supporting book club members can email us their letters and responses to the book, which we will print and pass along to all the prisoner book club members. Prisoner book club members can send us letters, which we will scan and pass along to all supporting book club members. Responses are due the first of the next month.

We are running this project for two reasons. First, we simply want to give books to prisoners. Second, we hope to give those who would support anarchist prisoners a point of common interest. One of the larger hurdles that would-be supporters face is an uncertainty as to what to discuss with strangers in prison; we aim to to give them something to correspond about.

You can sign up via email here

Read about this month’s Inside/Out book selection, The Windup Girl, here

Jerry Koch Transfered to MCC

4 Jun

from NYABC

According to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and confirmed by the Support Jerry Committee, grand jury resister Jerry Koch has been transferred from the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn to the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Manhattan. Please take time to write to Jerry. If you’ve already written to him, the letter should eventually get to him, but it’s hard to know when. Given this fact, it’s best to just write another letter. The worse that happens is Jerry gets two letters from you.

Write to Jerry at: 
Gerald Koch #68631-054
MCC New York
150 Park Row
New York, New York 10007