Denver: Running Down The Walls 2015!


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It’s time again for Denver’s annual Running Down the Walls 5k benefit. This will be our seventh run/walk in solidarity with U.S. held political prisoners and prisoners of war. Last year was the best year, and we need your help to make this year’s even bigger!

Join us Sunday September 6th at Hungarian Freedom Park (901 E 1st Ave). Meet by the Hungarian uprising memorial at 11am with the run starting at 12pm sharp, taking place at the same time as runs in other cities and in prisons across the country! Please be sure to get there early to sign in and get your t-shirt. Food will be provided afterwards. Vegan options included. Bring everyone!

Every year prisoners and ABC chapters organize Running Down the Walls events to raise awareness and funds for political prisoners in further need of support. Additionally, extra funds raised will go to support the 5th annual North American Anarchist Black Cross conference.

This year’s radical 5k is dedicated in loving memory of the revolutionary Phil Africa (died in prison 1/10/2015) and every slain, maimed, and brutalized victim of police terror.

Sign up to run, roll, walk, bike, or volunteer by emailing us at denverabc@riseup.net ♥

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/714840768659289/

To donate please visit our youcaring fundraiser here: http://www.youcaring.com/u-s-political-prisoners-406831

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Click image to view report from last year.

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From NYC ABC:

The Warchest Program:
The Anarchist Black Cross Federation (ABCF) has initiated a program designed to send monthly checks to those Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War who have been receiving insufficient, little, or no financial support during their imprisonment. The Warchest program was initiated in November 1994. Its purpose is to collect monthly funds from groups and individual supporters, and send that money to Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War (PP/POW) via monthly checks. Over the last two decades, the ABCF warchest has dispensed over $75,000 to political prisoners in the United States. Currently, there are ten imprisoned comrades who receive a monthly stipend as part of the program; they are:
Joseph Bowen
Russell Maroon Shoatz
Alvaro Luna Hernandez
Herman Bell
Robert Seth Hayes
Maliki Shakur Latine
Ruchell Magee
Sundiata Acoli
Hanif Bey
Oso Blanco

For more information, visit: abcf.net/warchest-program

Family and Friends of Maliki Shakur Latine:
Maliki Shakur Latine is a political prisoner, held in New York state. A former Black Panther, Maliki directly faced state repression and, after a 1979 incident with NYPD cops, was sentenced to 25 to life. We are raising funds to aid in the campaign to secure parole for this elder. For more information, visit justiceformaliki.org

Denver Running Down the Walls Reportback

A brief reportback from today’s Running Down the Walls event in Denver:

This year’s RDTW 5k was the most successful that we have hosted thus far! Over 50 participants made this run the largest ever, and we raised over $1200 in donations collected at the run. With other pledges that are slated to come in, we’re expecting to have raised over $1500 with this year’s Running Down the Walls.

If you couldn’t make it today, but want to still donate, please contact us at denverabc@riseup.net, or drop us a donation at our WEPAY page: https://www.wepay.com/donations/denver-anarchist-black-cross* We have a couple shirts left over from today’s run, so we’ll throw in a free shirt while supplies last for any person who donates within the next two weeks.

The funds raised today will be divided as follows:
$300- Anarchist Black Cross Federation Warchest
$600- Denver Anarchist Black Cross Warchest (Stipends for Mutulu Shakur and Siddique Hasan)
And the rest will be divided between adding new prisoners to our warchest/stipend payments and expenses for this year’s North American Anarchist Black Cross Conference, happening in Denver October 12-14.

Thanks to everyone who made this run so successful this year. We look forward to seeing you at our other major annual fundraiser, Martyr’s Ball in November, and next year’s run.

Solidarity and struggle!

DABC CREW

NYC: Anarchist sentenced to prison for violation of supervised release

A Post-Sentencing Statement From Dave Solidarity
NYC ABCF

On June 1, I was sentenced to a 1 month stay in a Federal Prison, starting June 22nd, after being convicted of a ‘violation of the terms of my supervised release.’ To give a little bit of background, in 2006, I was convicted of ‘damaging United States property’ after setting fire to an Army recruiting center in the Bronx, and served 6 months in a federal prison, followed by 3 years of ‘supervised release.’ Last year, a few months before this term of supervised release was set to expire, I was arrested outside of the second occupation of the New School, and charged with assaulting an officer, rioting, resisting arrest and maybe a couple other things.
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New Issue of ABCF Update released

The ABCF has changed the name of the ABCF Update to Plain Words. Our new publication, Plain Words, Issue #1, is now available to download on our website at: http://www.abcf.net/abcf.asp?page=update

The current issue has the following:
-News from the Chilean, Greek and Mexican Anarchist Movements
-History of Plain Words
-Reports from Running Down the Walls
-Report on Alex Sanchez
-News on Oso Blanco
-Tortuga Arrests and Statement form NY ABCF
-Ojore Lutalo’s Release
-Lynne Stewart’s Imprisonment
-Denver ABCF’s Application
-Arrest of Doug Gilbert
-And much more!

For more information about ABCF, check out our website at http://www.abcf.net

In Solidarity,
LA ABCF