This time last year, we were watching the state’s case against the J20 defendants begin to unravel. This year, we see comrades from Portugal to Iraq to Germanycontinuing to attack the state and capital. There’s a palpable tension between the authorities who keep cracking skulls and those rebels who continue to fight back. And for those rebels–still in the streets, or locked in a prison cell, NYC ABC holds revolutionary love. With that love burning in our hearts, we host another of our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinners.
This week we’re having a Valentine’s Day card writingparty for PPs and POWs in the region. But rather than looking to a holiday based on Christian martyrs from millennia ago and kept alive through consumerism and romantic coupling, we’re celebrating revolutionary love and solidarity. We love our imprisoned comrades and use this week’s card-writing night to manifest that love.
The deal, as always, is that you come bringing only yourself (and your friends and comrades), and we provide you with a delicious vegan meal, information about the prisoners as well as all of the letter-writing materials and prisoner-letter-writing info you could ever want to use in one evening. In return, you write a thoughtful letter to a political prisoner or prisoner of war of your choosing or, better yet, keep up a long-term correspondence. We’ll also provide some brief updates and pass around birthday cards for the PP/POWs whose birthdays fall in the next two weeks thanks to the PP/POW Birthday Calendar.