From the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective
Hello Friends and Comrades, here is the political prisoner birthday poster for June. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own.
First, we are losing our space. This is a moment of crisis for us and we’re asking for those of y’all who are able to help us with this transition. Please read our statement about our situation here
The second anniversary of the international day of solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, and other longterm anarchist prisoners is nearly upon us! To list your event, find a nearby event or to find out how you can support Marie Mason and Eric McDavid here.
Over the past month, the FBI has initiated a spate of entrapment operations designed to frame anarchists as “terrorists.” Significantly, they have not targeted longtime organizers, but rather people who are relatively peripheral to anarchist communities.
There is an excellent article discussing this here.
Latest reports state that the Virginia Prison Hunger Strike is still going strong. Please spread the word about it. You can find out what you can do to support it here.
We got this info late, but please add Russell Kilfoil to your birthday lists.
Piedmont Regional Jail
PO Drawer 388
Farmville VA, 23901
Russell Kilfoil, or King Peaceful, is a member of the NC Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, and along with other members is facing federal racketeering (RICO) charges. The NC ALKQN is a street organization dedicated to community & self-determination and defense, black & brown unity and alliance with white anti-racist organizations, and have done work with different coalitions in North Carolina around gang truces, policing, immigration and prisons. A legal defense coalition is supporting 6 members, including Kilfoil, as political prisoners this RICO indictment is clearly politically motivated, targeting the ALKQN for their community organizing. Kilfoil and the others are being held without bail pending trial. alkqnsupport.com.
Lastly, here is a link to the Political Prisoner/Prisoner Of War every-other week update by the NYC-Anarchist Black Cross. There are lots of good updates on many political prisoners.
Until Every Cage Is Empty,