NYC ABC: Letter-writing For Ramsey Orta

When: April 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 WHERE: YOUR HOME COST: Free For well over a decade, NYC ABC has organized around the idea of keeping anarchists involved in political prisoner organizing and political prisoner support communities working with anarchists. We are one part of a movement to free our folks and see the end of prisons. Until those days come, we provide every other week support via political prisoner letter-writing events. Due to where we are in history, and the importance of keeping everyone safe, those events will be organized here, but you will have to take on the work of writing letters from home. Please send us a photo of your addressed[…]

Online Screening + Discussion: Condemned, a Bomani Shakur Documentary

When: April 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We won’t forget our incarcerated comrades during this time! This film screening is the first event kicking off a month of solidarity for Bomani Shakur. Join Blue Ridge Anarchist Black Cross online to watch Condemned – a documentary about #BomaniShakur Friday, April 3, 6:30pm EST No execution for our comrade!! Connect here:

NYC ABC – Letter Writing for Sherrie Andre

When: April 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Well, folks, this is a rarity and, for now, the new reality. Every other Tuesday, for well over a decade, NYC ABC has organized letter and card writing nights for political prisoners. We’ve hosted events in four of the five boroughs and, by best guess, have served over 300 meals. That’s not to congratulate ourselves, but to illustrate our commitment to keeping our imprisoned comrades at the forefront of our efforts as anarchists. To maintain that commitment while also making sure to keep ourselves and our communities as safe as possible in the midst of a pandemic, we will suspend in-person letter-writing events for the immediate future. What we will not do is abandon folks who are at this second being denied visits and enduring the[…]

Bomani Shakur Solidarity – Reading + Discussion

When: April 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bomani Shakur Reading + Discussion, hosted by RAM Philly! (facebook event link) Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We will be reading and discussing selected pieces by Bomani Shakur. Background: “In 1995, I was sentenced to death on charges related to the 1993 prison uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, even though there was no physical or forensic evidence linking me to the murders that occurred during the uprising. In fact, prosecutors actually withheld critical evidence (confessions, indictments, etc.) in the case that could have proven that I was innocent of the charges brought against me. I recently wrote a book[…]

Rent Strike! Reading and Strategy Discussion (via jitsi)

When: March 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the call here: Please keep your camera off during the call, and mute your microphone when you are not speaking. Thanks! In lieu of our in-person reading discussion group, we’ll be meeting online to discuss rent strike strategies! Get familiar by reading any or all of the below articles, plus bring your own knowledge to the discussion. Remember, this is a public event so although we want to get into some strategy together, let’s keep each other safe and practice good security. The New York City rent strike, 1907-8 Rebel Steps Emergency Episode on Covid and Rent Strike On Rent Strike against Gentrification and the Pandemic  

In-Person Events Postponed Indefinitely (Except Food): E-Events Coming Up!

When: April 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hi, there! Unfortunately, we are taking a break from in-person gatherings indefinitely, as gatherings of ten or more are already prohibited and there are rumors of a potential citywide shutdown in the works. That said, we will still be serving free food Wednesdays 4:30pm-6pm at the Base, non-contact-style. We started this model last week and plan to continue it for the time being: Instead of serving people inside of the space, some healthy folks with masks and gloves will prepare the food and then leave it packaged on a table outside. Just grab what you need! If you know anyone who could use some free food, but is not physically able to pick it up at the Base, please email[…]