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Thursday, April 17 2014 @ 01:24 PM CDT

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June 11 Day of Solidarity With Eco-prisoners

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Though it may not seem like it from the depths of winter, June 11th is quickly approaching. As a revitalization of the day of support for eco-prisoners, the International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, EricMcDavid and Long-term Anarchist Prisoners has seen a huge outpouring of support and love for both Marie and Eric from all corners the globe over the past 3 years.

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Ron Harpelle: Razor Wire, Prison Cells, and Black Panther Robert H. King’s Life of Resistance

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A new 40-minute documentary film by Canadian History Professor Ron Harpelle, entitled Hard Time, focuses on the life of Robert Hillary King, who spent 29 years in continuous solitary confinement until his conviction was overturned and he was released from Louisiana's infamous Angola State Prison in 2001. Along with Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, Robert King is one of three Black Panther political prisoners known as the Angola 3. Last October, Herman Wallace died from liver cancer just days after being released from prison. Albert Woodfox remains in solitary confinement to do this day, with the upcoming date of April 17, 2014 marking 42 years since he was first placed there.

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Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For April 2014 Is Now Available

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Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for April. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own.

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Abolish Prisons! An interview with Isaac Ontiveros

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The US government, along with state and local governments, has always been involved one way or another in enforcing racial inequities—whether through social codes, laws and statutes, policing policies and practices, encouragement of vigilante violence, or outright domestic warfare against certain segments of the population. And poor people of color have borne the brunt of this violence—and, importantly, they’ve also been at the forefront in fighting back.

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Support Anarchist Political Prisoners Every Time You Shop Online

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We all do it from time to time, so let's at least do it intelligently. Amazon, eBay, and other major retailers have "affiliate" programs where they kick back a percentage of sales to websites that drive clicks to them. We've jumped on this bandwagon so we can do more work to support prisoners and basically get a source of free money. We get approximately 1-4% of the sales that are made through these sites.

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Letter-writing Campaign for Sekou Kambui

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Sekou Cinque T. M. Kambui (state name William J. Turk) has requested a letter-writing campaign asserting his innocence in preparation for his upcoming parole hearing, that may happen as soon as April 2014. Time is of the essence and NYC ABC is asking folks for a last minute push in this ongoing campaign.

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Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For March 2014 Is Now Available

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Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for March. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own.

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Robert King in Canada for Hard Time screenings: Photos and Media Coverage

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Angola 3's Robert King has been traveling in the US, speaking in Chicago about solitary confinement at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and in Canada alongside screenings of the film Hard Time.

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Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For February 2014 Is Now Available

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Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for February. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own.

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Activists Usher in New Campaign to Bring Mumia Abu-Jamal Home

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Since the President’s nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, some media outlets have zealously revisited the case of celebrated political prisoner and radio journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Specifically, controversy has arisen over Abegbile because his name appears in post-sentencing legal briefs that successfully challenged the constitutionality of Abu-Jamal’s death sentence.

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