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!!! Occupy Prisoner Letter-Writing Night !!!

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/05/13
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Location
Church of the Redeemer

Category(ies)


At the Church of the Redeemer – hosted by Occupy Astoria LIC and Anarchist Black Cross, who write:

“The deal with Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Night is that you come bringing only yourself (and your friends and comrades), and we provide you with a delicious vegan dinner, 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 of your choosing or, better yet, keep up a long-term correspondence.”

You can learn about the cases of the following Occupy movement-related prisoners and write letters to them:

NATO 5*

Cleveland 5

Eric Marquez

Pacific Northwest Grand Jury Resistors

* On letter-writing to prisoners, from “Free NATO 5″ site:

Writing letters to someone you don’t know might be difficult at first but it is incredibly important. You should try to say encouraging things to them, which can include poems, lyrics, and stories, though you cannot talk about the trial because you could be giving them misinformation, plus they probably don’t want to hear about it.

If you plan on writing them, please continue to write them. Currently they don’t receive contact with a lot of people.

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Mailing the NATO5 [or other prisoners] books is always a great idea! However, on the advice of their lawyers, the NATO5 requests that books of a political nature NOT be sent. Other books like fiction and biographies are welcome. Please mail one book per a padded envelope to the any of the above addresses with the word “Book” clearly written. Post to Facebook.com/free-the-nato5 which book title was sent to whom.