Bill Dunne: August 25th RDTW statement

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Salutations and Felicitations to all the RDTW comrades!

Running Down The Walls has become a fine and honored tradition on our side of the barricade. I could run like the wind in past RDTWs even where I ran alone because the sense of solidarity took away the pain of physical exertion and of distance from my community – from you all. This year, unfortunately, I will be unable to physically run with you. I’ve been relegated to FCI Herlong’s dungeon because in the agency of repression’s mythology, an anonymous note purports that I’m planning to run from them. It was most likely written by a person of the porcine persuasion actually worried I might be planning more litigation. But so it goes in life with big brother! I will be with you this day nevertheless, if not in person, in mind, in heart, in solidarity as you – as we – run, walk, roll, move however we can down the road to revolution. See you closer to the finish line!

Bill Dunne, FCI Herlong, 25/Aug/15

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Write to Bill:

Bill Dunne #10916-086
FCI Herlong
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 800
Herlong, CA 96113

Denver: Running Down The Walls 2015!


Please share the promo video: https://youtu.be/mPwWnPRuVSM

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

Running Down the Walls 2013: Are you ready?

IMG_0429That time of the year is fast approaching. On September 1st, Denver ABC will host our fifth annual solidarity Running Down the Walls 5k benefit for U.S. held political prisoners. We need your support to make this critical fundraiser a success yet again!

Over the last several years, RDTW has raised thousands of dollars for U.S. held political prisoners. This annual event funds our monthly stipend programs, as well as our annual North American Anarchist Black Cross conference. To run, walk, bike, volunteer, or donate, please contact us at denverabc@riseup.net

Denver Running Down the Walls
Sunday September 1st, 11 am
Washington Park, Denver CO

2013 RDTW promo video

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

Denver 2011 Running Down the Walls Reportback

2011 Denver Running Down the Walls Reportback

For the third straight year, Denver Anarchist Black Cross hosted a solidarity run for the nationwide Running Down the Walls event, a 5k benefit run to raise funds for liberatory social movement prisoners held captive in the United States.

Also for the third straight year, the local Denver run saw considerable growth. Our humble beginnings as a run saw us with about a dozen participants in 2009, doubling to about 25 participants in 2010, and nearly doubling again this year to over 40 participants. Runners and volunteers from local social movement organizations including Resistencia Mexicana, Comite Defensa Del Pueblo, RAIM-Denver, West Denver Copwatch, and of course Denver Anarchist Black Cross, helped make this event the most successful Denver RDTW to date.

The run started in the morning on Saturday July 30th. Although many runs were scheduled for Sunday the 31st, the Denver run was held a day earlier. There were several reasons for this, but mainly, we felt that Saturdays had worked well in the past, and didn’t want to gamble with changing the day of the run. All in all, it proved to be a good plan.

As participants and volunteers arrived at La Raza Park (renamed by the community from the city sponsored name of Columbus Park), a canopy tent was erected and fresh bagels and iced coffee (as well as plenty of water!) was served. A literature table was set up in the park, and the children of participants and volunteers played on the playground. The day was beautiful, and our early meet up time of 9:30 helped us start the day off a little cooler than was expected. By 10:15, the run had started, with runners donning Denver RDTW t-shirts donated by local worker-owned print shop, P&L Printing.

The route this year took run participants into the northern end of downtown, running past Coors Stadium and back into the Northern neighborhoods of Denver. Four water stations were setup along the route and amazing volunteers handed out cold water to participants. By the middle of the run, the heat had climbed to nearly triple digit levels, so the water stations were very appreciated and necessary.

By 11:30 all runners and walkers had made it back to the park, and folks socialized and cleaned up. Folks then headed to the 27 Social Centre for an after-run BBQ that was also well attended.

The event was an amazing success from our viewpoint, with over $1000 being raised (and still counting! We’re still accepting donations! Please contact us at denverabc@rocketmail.com) which is more than enough to honor our $300 donation to the ABCF Warchest, a fund that sends out monthly stipend checks to political prisoners and prisoners of war across the U.S., and to help MOVE prisoner Mike Davis Africa
purchase musical equipment for a band he is starting inside of prison in Pennsylvania.

We’re all really looking forward to next year’s run, which we hope to see continue to grow.
In love and solidarity!

DABC Crew

This Saturday: Denver Running Down the Walls 2011

This Saturday, dozens of supporters or political prisoners will hit the streets of Denver to run in Denver’s 3rd annual Running Down the Walls benefit 5k. Each year, dozens of communities and prisons see solidarity runs to earn much needed funds for our imprisoned comrades held captive in the U.S. If you have not registered yet for the run, you can just show up Saturday morning. We’re looking for volunteers, runners, walkers, and cyclists to help this year’s event be the most successful yet. We’re asking that participants try to raise at least $50 as a donation for the run. Obviously, no one will be turned away for bringing in smaller donations.

Running Down the Walls 2011
Saturday July 30th
9:30 am- 1:30pm
Starting at La Raza Park (38th and Navajo)

Over the last weekend of July, hundreds of people across the country will participate in solidarity 5k runs in communities and prisons. This collective event, known as Running Down the Walls, has been held annually since 2002. Each year, Anarchist Black Cross chapters, prisoners, and allies, participate in these runs to raise funds for the Anarchist Black Cross Federation Warchest (a fund that sends monthly stipends to political prisoners across the country), and other support efforts for political prisoners and prisoners of war.

Last year, the Denver Anarchist Black Cross event drew 30 run participants, and we raised over $700, which was split between the ABCF Warchest, and our local Mutual Aid Fund.

This year, we are aiming to double the amount of participants, and also, in turn, double the amount of funds raised. The money raised from this year’s Denver run will be split between the ABCF Warchest and MOVE political prisoner Mike Davis Africa, who will use his funds to purchase a bass guitar and an amp so he can start a revolutionary jazz band behind the prison walls.

To make this effort successful, we need YOUR support!

* Run/walk/bike in the 5k – We need participants who can run/walk/bike the 5k and able to collect financial pledges to offer as donations to the run. If we get 60 participants, who each raise $50, we can double our goal for this year’s run!

* Volunteer for the run – We need folks who are willing to staff a registration/literature table, hand out water, bike the route as street medics, and help chalk the route before the march.

* Donate to the run/sponsor a participant – If you are not able to attend, but want to support this fundraising effort, please mail donations to Denver ABC, 2727 W. 27th Ave Unit D, Denver CO 80211. Or contact denverabc@rocketmail.com to work out a way to donate.

Want to participate? Want to volunteer? Want to donate? Contact us at denverabc@rocketmail.com, or comment on this post.

Soli!

DABC

Running Down the Walls 2011

Running Down the Walls 2011

Saturday July 30th

9:30 am- 1:30pm

Starting at La Raza Park (38th and Navajo)

Over the last weekend of July, hundreds of people across the country will participate in solidarity 5k runs in communities and prisons. This collective event, known as Running Down the Walls, has been held annually since 2002. Each year, Anarchist Black Cross chapters, prisoners, and allies, participate in these runs to raise funds for the Anarchist Black Cross Federation Warchest (a fund that sends monthly stipends to political prisoners across the country), and other support efforts for political prisoners and prisoners of war.

Last year, the Denver Anarchist Black Cross event drew 30 run participants, and we raised over $700, which was split between the ABCF Warchest, and our local Mutual Aid Fund.

This year, we are aiming to double the amount of participants, and also, in turn, double the amount of funds raised. The money raised from this year’s Denver run will be split between the ABCF Warchest and MOVE political prisoner Mike Davis Africa, who will use his funds to purchase a bass guitar and an amp so he can start a revolutionary jazz band behind the prison walls.

To make this effort successful, we need YOUR support!

* Run/walk/bike in the 5k – We need participants who can run/walk/bike the 5k and able to collect financial pledges to offer as donations to the run. If we get 60 participants, who each raise $50, we can double our goal for this year’s run!

* Volunteer for the run – We need folks who are willing to staff a registration/literature table, hand out water, bike the route as street medics, and help chalk the route before the march.

* Donate to the run/sponsor a participant – If you are not able to attend, but want to support this fundraising effort, please mail donations to Denver ABC, 2727 W. 27th Ave Unit D, Denver CO 80211. Or contact denverabc@rocketmail.com to work out a way to donate.

Want to participate? Want to volunteer? Want to donate? Contact us at denverabc@rocketmail.com, or comment on this post.

Soli!

DABC