From the Prison Books Collective:
Hello Friends and Comrades,
- Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for October.(11″x17″ PDF, 3.7MB) It is also available in color!(11″x17″ PDF, 3.6MB) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 Robin Markle for putting this month’s rad poster together.
- The September 9th Strike to end Prison Slavery is still in effect in many areas of the United States, and solidarity actions are being planned for TODAY all across the planet. There has also been a call for renewed actions to support the Prison Strike on October 15-22 so if you haven’t started organizing your solidarity demonstrations, it’s time to get ready! Keep abreast current news of the struggle inside at the Support Prisoner Resistance blog, who have had in depth coverage and prisoner testimonials of the spread of this strike and campaign. Slavery ends in 2016, it’s up to all of us (inside and outside) to make it happen.
- 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: email@example.com
- Be sure to check out the latest Political Prisoner/Prisoner Of War every-other week update (PDF) by the NYC-Anarchist Black Cross. There are lots of important updates on many political prisoners. This one includes updates on Chelsea Manning, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and more.