Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For June 2016

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From the Prison Books Collective:

Hello Friends and Comrades,

  1. Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for June.(11″x17″ PDF, 3.3MB) Print it out and plaster your community, both in commemoration of these freedom fighters and to advertise locally for a political prisoner letter writing night.Get together with some friends in your town to send birthday cards to these fighters in our struggle. It’s an easy way to help remind them that they aren’t forgotten. If you make one, remember—don’t use anything like white-out, stickers, tape or glitter on it. We also recommend that you put a return name and address and their name and prisoner number on the card, lest the authorities “lose” the envelope and forget where it is going. If you would like to add a birthday or sign up for our poster mailing list (not a listserv, one email per month), or if you would like to contribute in another way to increasing the profile of US political prisoners, email us at ppbirthday@riseup.net.
  2. Last year’s June poster included Abdul Majid, who passed away this past April. Rest in Power, Comrade.
  3. A special thank you to the designers of this month’s poster. Designers are constantly bombarded with requests to work their trade for free, for publicity, or for a cause, and every month the PPBD Posters project relies on their generosity of time, skill and devotion to the cause of prison abolition. Cheers to Rio for putting this month’s rad poster together.
  4. It’s time to start putting the finishing touches on your plans for this year’s International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners. Whether it’s as small as an intimate letter writing night or movie showing with your affinity group or whether you have ambitious plans to upend all of this prison society, please make your June 11th something special. As we like to remind you monthly, anarchist prisoners are in there for us, we are out here for them.
  5. Do you need help advertising for your local Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night? Are you interested in distributing physical copies of the poster? Write to us and let’s find a way to get physical copies of our poster to you: ppbirthday@riseup.net
  6. Do you have a couple of extra dollars laying around? Fire to the Prisons is raising money to freely distribute 10,000 copies of it’s 13th issue.
  7. The NYC-Anarchist Black Cross has come out with their yearly Illustrated Guide to Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War. This is a must-have manual for all political prisoner support groups. And don’t forget to check out their latest Political Prisoner/Prisoner Of War every-other week update (PDF, 367KB). There are lots of important updates on many political prisoners. This one includes updates on Marius Mason, Leonard Peltier, the MOVE 9, and more.

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