The Monterey chapter of the Anarchist Black Cross meets the third Tuesday of every month at Old Capitol Books in downtown Monterey.
About the ABC:
Since the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the Anarchist Black Cross (ABC), has been on the frontline in supporting those imprisoned for struggling for freedom and liberty. Until recently, the history of the ABC movement has been lost to the pages of time. The present generation of ABC collectives were left rootless with little known information about this organization. Now, specific questions regarding our origin can now be put to rest. We have now begun to rediscover our roots.
How does the ABC support Political Prisoners?
Making sure PP/POWs are a part of their own support is crucial and one of the greatest strengths of the Federation. We directly communicate with as many PP/POWs as we can. A large part of this communication is working together with them to find out what they need and how then we can practically provide this support. The Federation’s Prisoners’ Committee (PC), made up of 5 PP/POWs who have shown interest in our work and helping it grow, serves on the ABCF’s Federation Council. Members of the Prisoners’ Committee rotate yearly.
The ABCF also works to build alliances with the communities and the movements the prisoners participated in prior to their incarceration. Through these alliances, we work toward increasing the awareness about various liberation movements and the political prisoners associated with the movements. It is through these coalitions that we continue to ensure that imprisoned comrades are not forgotten by their movements or our own.
How will Monterey be involved?
The Direct Action Monterey Network will is organizing a monthly letter writing session for political prisoners, with an emphasis on political prisoners in California’s jails and prisons. These letter writing groups will be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 8pm.
The next ABC letter writing session will be August 19th, 8pm, at Old Capitol Books.
Contact the Direct Action Monterey Network: centralcoastdirectaction [at] gmail.com
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