Thank you all for running and congratulations to the WBAI members who saw right through the stuff those other folks were slinging.
Lynne lead with 482 first place votes. Their top vote-getter received 189 votes.
King, John, Ralph and Pauline were also elected, while Dacio is first runner-up and Eugene is fourth runner-up.
Janet Coleman was term-limited on December 22, 2015 and our Vajra Kilgour inherited the year remaining in her term as the bylaws require. The ACE-Indy crew are claiming that the staff runner-up from the new election should get Coleman’s seat.
Lynne and Ralph sent the message below to the Bureau of Prisons, demanding Leonard Peltier receive immediate medical attention. Send your own message by going here: http://www.bop.gov/inmates/concerns.jsp
WE are concerned about Leonard’s medical care
WE URGE BOP to engage a qualified surgeon to do this and that Leonard receive appropriate aftercare in hospital and appropriate rehabilitation and palliative care
We hardly need to remind you that Leonard Peltier is internationally regarded and is a Leader of native Americans and all progressive people here in the US
Lynne may not be able to join, but wanted to let everyone know about this event:
WHAT: Noise Demo Against the PIC, for the Liberation of PPs + POWs
On the noisiest night of the year in New York City, come help us remind folks locked up that they are not alone. NYC Anarchist Black Cross, in response to an international call for noise demonstrations outside of prisons, is asking folks to join us outside of the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan. Come, not to appeal to authority, speak truth to power, or any other contrivance, but rather to stand arm in arm with comrades and show direct solidarity to those on the other side of the wall.
The state, writ large, is targeting anarchists all across the United States and abroad. This will be both protest and celebration. To keep the cold at bay, comrades will again be on hand with hot cocoa to keep the vocal cords nice and warm.
The Campaign To Bring Mumia Home
Dec 9th, 2015
We have a rare, one-time opportunity to get Mumia the medical attention he desperately needs. Please join us in and outside of the court in Scranton, PA on Friday, December 18. A bus and caravans are leaving from New York and Philadelphia.
US Federal District Court Judge Robert Mariani will conduct am extensive public hearing on Mumia’s medical crisis and he has asked for a testimony from Mumia. Credit for this victory is due in no small part to the public outcry.
Our attorneys and the attorneys of Department of Corrections will present arguments.
Our attorneys will argue that Mumia has the right to immediate life-saving treatment for his chronic and active Hepatitis C.
The other side will insist that treatment be withheld until the final stages of the condition. In other words, until it’s too late to save him.
A legal victory in Mumia’s case will also be a victory for the other 10,000 PA prisoners afflicted by Hep C who have filed a class action suit.
Bus and caravans will leave from New York on
Fri, December 18 at 5:45AM sharp
To secure a spot and for tickets, please email us immediately with your name and contact info at firstname.lastname@example.orgWe will be leaving from Local 1199, 310 West 43rd street and will remain in Scranton until the court hearing has ended for the day, probably at 4 or 5 o’clock.
When: Fri, Dec. 18, 2015
Caravan Leaving From NY: 5:45AM
Email us: email@example.com
It’s supper time again, and we’re back at The Base for our every-other-week Political Prisoner Letter Writing Dinner. As anarchists, it should come as no surprise that we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving– we’ll take your damned day off from work, but not in exchange for commemorating the historic and ongoing genocide of indigenous folks and the 250 million turkeys who are killed each year. While we might be eating the fruits of the fall harvest, don’t confuse that with an acceptance of the Thanksgiving myth.
This Tuesday’s dinner will focus on indigenous political prisoner Leonard Peltier and we are fortunate to have a guest speaker from NYC Free Peltier.
Leonard Peltier is an American Indian Movement (AIM) warrior. In the 1970s, the United States government continued its legacy of decimating indigenous communities, focusing on those organized and prepared to challenge its authority. Peltier is imprisoned for the 1975 shoot-out between the FBI and AIM in which two federal agents and an indigenous man were killed. Four years after his imprisonment, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request released documents which prove Leonard Peltier’s innocence and the FBI’s targeting him. And still, Peltier remains imprisoned. For more information and ways to help, visit whoisleonardpeltier.info
We would also like to share that there is a call to raise money for the legal fund of indigenous Political Prisoner Oso Blanco. More info: http://freeosoblanco.blogspot.com/p/oso-blanco-fundraiser.html
If for some insane reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support the prisoners, you can write to Leonard at:
Leonard Peltier #89637-132