Letter Writing to Political Prisoners

13 August 2012 – 4PM
The Turnhalle
Franz-Ulrich Strasse, 20, 34117, Kassel, Germany

There are those events which one never leaves – a single moment, a miscommunication at a meeting, a misstep on a march. Say the wrong thing to a cop or a judge, and you lose one hundred days, years, imprisoned. As you find yourself taken from your home, your friends, it is then when our affinities, solidarities, and self-organization are most challenged.

We propose that we spend the time together identifying and locating those which will not be left behind, forgotten, sacrificed, ignored, in our collective pursuit of communism. If we take seriously our opposition to the organization of this world; if we take seriously our struggles to change it; then we take seriously the consequences. These consequences are material–economic and social–but also emotional, psychic. What we can share with those imprisoned are our thoughts, our care, our interest, our desires to be together again, to be together in a different world. We can share our commitments with them.

For the August 13th event at the Turnahlle in Kassel, Germany, we focused on some specific cases and individuals as points of departure: the Cleveland 4; Jeremy Hammond; and, in recognition of Black August, Ruchell Cinque Magee & Hugo Pinell. Here are their addresses, as of August 2012:

Baxter, Brandon #57972060
2240 Hubbard Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44505

Jeremy Hammond #18729-424
Metropolitan Correctional Center
150 Park Row
New York, New York, 10007

Ruchell Cinque Magee #A92051
C-2 107L CSATF/State Prison at Corcoran
P.O Box 5242
Corcoran, CA 93212

Hugo Pinell “Dahariki” #A88401
SHU D3-221
P.O. Box 7500
Crescent City, CA 95531-7500

Joshua Stafford #57976060
2240 Hubbard Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44505

Stevens, Connor #57978060
2240 Hubbard Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44505

Douglas L. Wright
150 High St. NW
Warren, OH 44481

We also screened two short videos:
Death of a Revolutionary – World in Action, 1971, 25 minutes
The Package – Dara Greenwald & Ona Mirkinson, 2010, 12 minutes

And And And
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