Support Through the Walls: Lucasville Uprising Defendants

When: February 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This week we’re writing to Lucasville Uprising defendants Greg Curry, Siddique Abdullah Hasan and Bomani Shakur (Keith Lamar). In 1993 an uprising in Lucasville prison was set off because of horrendous conditions and repression in the state prison. For example, prisoners sent to segregation or “the hole” where often beaten and sometimes murdered by guards, with no consequences The following trial in the US kangaroo court system resulted in all the informants getting off and people like Greg and Keith being convicted of false charges. The latest tragedy of this case, is Keith Lamar who has been on death row, has been given a date of execution: Nov 16, 2023. Let’s send him some uplifting messages! Check out their support[…]

Support Through the Walls: Keith Malik Washington

When: January 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This week we are writing to Keith Malik Washington, an imprisoned anarchist abolitionist, who has been an outspoken critic of the prison system and American white supremacist state. Keith Malik recently sent a message to us that he would like some political zines and reading material, so let’s send him some! Check out his writing here: Write to him here: Keith H. Washington #34481-037 U.S.P.-Pollock P.O. Box 2099 Pollock, LA 71467

NYC ABC: Letter-Writing Dinner For David Gilbert and Jalil Muntaqim

When: January 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

While the majority of Americans use New Years Eve as an excuse to drink as much alcohol as they can consume only to ‘turn over a new leaf’ the following day by joining a gym, we at NYC ABC are doing the work we always do. We were excited to see your smiling faces at our annual New Year’s Eve Noise Demo at MCC in Manhattan. And as per usual, we will be kicking off yet another calendar year of bi-weekly letter writing nights and hope to see y’all there, too. NYC ABC is starting the first month of the year by focusing on comrades near to us, both in affinity and proximity–David Gilbert and Jalil Muntaqim, two of our[…]

Free Simon Trinidad US-Held Colombian Political Prisoner: Support Through the Walls

When: January 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Simón Trinidad is a member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and reputedly the first high-ranking member of that guerrilla group to be captured. Trinidad is currently serving a 60-year sentence in solitary confinement in the United States at ADX Florence Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. Captured in Quito, Ecuador, he was eventually returned to Colombia and extradited to the United States with the goal of repressing the Colombian revolutionary movement. The Colombian government and the rebels now are in a fragile peace agreement, and the US government should release Trinidad so he can partake in the political process in his home country. In this light we are writing letters to Simón Trinidad, and hoping to bring attention to[…]

Fire to the Powder Keg: War & Social Guerrilla Struggle in Iraq

When: January 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A collection of texts (translated from the Italian by Wolfi Landstreicher) from Italian anarchist and left-communist groups analyzing the current resistance to the occupation of Iraq from an explicitly class perspective—investigating the social nature of the guerrilla struggle. In light of the growing rebellion in Iraq, we want to revisit the struggle against the US occupation, and look closely at the insurgent movement in the early 21st century.

Zapatistmo and YPJ: Comparative Analysis of Struggle

When: January 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This week we will be reading chapters from Fire and the Word by Gloria Muñoz, and an interview with a YPJ anarchist fighter as a comparative study in armed struggles for autonomy in the present. Fire and the Word tells the story of the Zapatista movement, from its clandestine birth in the jungle of Chiapas. Gloria Muñoz lived for years in remote Mayan villages and interviewed some of the group’s organizers. Their first-person accounts are woven throughout the text, along with reportage and contextual history. The result is a story composed of “the little pieces of mirrors and crystals that make up the various moments” (Subcomandante Marcos) of the Zapatistas’ years of open struggle. We will look at this next[…]