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"Ordenamos el cese el fuego como gesto de reconciliación"

Anarkismo.net - Tue, 12/17/2013 - 14:09
ENTREVISTA AL JEFE DE LAS FARC, RODRIGO LONDOÑO:
El jefe de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) asegura que "pensando en el pueblo" y "como un gesto de reconciliación", la guerrilla declaró una tregua unilateral durante la época de Navidad. Pero Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri -alias "Timoleón Jiménez", o "Timochenko"- aclara que eso "no excluye nuestro derecho a la legítima defensa en caso de ser atacados".

Apuntes ante la actual coyuntura de destitución del Alcalde de Bogotá

Anarkismo.net - Tue, 12/17/2013 - 13:20
La apuesta es por la democracia directa y la autogestión social
Posicionamiento del Grupo Libertario Vía Libre ante la destitución e inhabilitación del alcalde bogotano Gustavo Petro.

Reflexiones sobre el derecho a decidir

Anarkismo.net - Tue, 12/17/2013 - 10:42
Los catalanes, parece ser, quieren decidir su futuro. Y para algunos eso no es un problema, sino una amenaza. Para otros la cuestión no está ahí, sino en los límites estrechos que, a derecha o izquierda, en castellano o en catalán, se le imponen a esa exigencia democrática fundamental: el derecho de los ciudadanos y ciudadanas a decidir la arquitectura institucional que les rodea.

Palestine-Israel, The cold wave and the snow could not stop the joint struggle

Anarkismo.net - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 17:29
In spite of the unusual cold whether and snow, Friday demonstrations against the occupation and suppression and settlers infringements continued. Israelis failed to arrive to Qaddum but were there morally, Ni'ilin, and Bil'in were easier to arrive and so was Sheikh Jarakh where activists from the west Jerusalem waded the heavy snow. The struggle of the Bedouins and supporters against their transfer caused the freezing of the Prawer plan law continue focused on the efforts to release the 13 demonstrators in Hura two weeks ago still not released from jail. The struggle against the concentration camps for the African refugees took a turning point when about 150 of them defied the cold whether and started a 200 kilometer march to the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem with activists make efforts to give logistic support. In solidarity with them Bedouin activist from Arakib village (already destroyed more than 50 times decided to join the marchers. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26567]

“Estar presos así, tan inocentemente”: Sobre los cuatro soldados de La Marina acusados de rebelión

Anarkismo.net - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 13:06
Sobre el montaje judicial en contra de los soldados Yeison Orlando Castañeda Rojas (de la vereda El Cauchal), Wilmer Javier Pérez Parra (de la vereda Las Juntas), Isidro Alape Reyes (de la vereda Aguas Claras) y Bilman Useche Pava (de la vereda Las Juntas), presos sin condena desde Septiembre del 2011. Este atropello es parte de los abusos que se están viviendo en el Sur del Tolima en el marco de la militarizació del territorio. Este artículo había sido preparado a fines de Octubre pero desde entonces estábamos a la espera de que se anunciara una nueva audiencia. Hasta la fecha, no hay audiencia y la fiscalía sigue dilatando el proceso.

Call in for Byron Chubbuck (Oso Blanco)

Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 23:49

Call-in today Wed 12/18!

USP Lee where Oso is being held:
Email: LEE/ExecAssistant@bop.gov
Phone: 276-546-0150
Fax: 276-546-9115

Mid Atlantic Regional Office:
Email: MXRO/ExecAssistant@bop.gov
Phone:301-317-3100
Fax: 301-317-3119

When you call & email let them know that Byron Shane Chubbuck
#07909-051 has a documented history of chronic, severe illness (Hep C, and
an undiagnosed mass that appeared in his liver a few months ago). His
several sick calls have been ignored, despite constant and debilitating
leg, side and back pain. He needs a proper ultrasound of the tumor, and
ongoing medical attention.

He is currently in SHU (Administrative Segregation/Solitary Confinement)
because a drawing of a Cherokee burial mound was found in his cell, and he
was accused by guards of having an “escape tool.” We demand he be released
from SHU, and the charges dismissed. He was not trying to escape, and SHU
is no place for a sick prisoner.

Let the MA regional office know that USP Lee has been denying Byron Shane Chubbuck #07909-051 medical attention.  They are ignoring his sick calls and a chronic liver illness patient should not be in administrative segregation. We demand that USP Lee get him the medical attention he needs, and stop harassing this sick prisoner.

Please leave comments below about how the call goes or any responses you receive!

Byron Shane Chubbuck is a wolf clan Cherokee/Choctaw raised in New Mexico,
his Indian name is Oso Blanco and he became known by the authorities as
“Robin the Hood” after the FBI and local gang unit APD officers learned
that Oso Blanco was robbing banks to send thousands of dollars with of
supplies to the Zapatista Rebels of Chiapas on a regular basis during 1998
and 1999.

Chubbuck is serving 80 years for bank robbery, aggravated assault on the
FBI, escape and firearms charges. Byron engaged federal agents in a gun
battle on August 13th 1999 at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Although Chubbuck escaped, he was arrested later that day and sentenced to
time in New Mexico’s state Penitentiary. After serving just over a year in
New Mexico, he escaped from a prison transport van and almost immediately
began robbing banks. He was recaptured a short time later. Byron never
used a gun in any bank robbery, but he has a long history of living by the
gun and will not hesitate to use it on the agents of repression or the
occupiers of Aztlan whom force false laws on the true people of this land.

Quote from Oso “I am still able to hold my head up high and feel the
gratification for my work in a world where money, power and destructive
industries are regarded far above humanity, indigenous and impoverished
peoples and cultures. I cannot help that I got deeply into my work….”

General Information/Support

http://www.osoblanco.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=107

http://www.abcf.net/prisoners/chubbuck.htm

Medical history

http://325.nostate.net/?p=9112#more-9112

http://denverabc.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/urgent-call-in-for-oso-blanco-june-12-13th/

http://denverabc.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/7936/

Article from 2001 arrest
http://lubbockonline.com/stories/020701/upd_075-7400.shtml


Mandela, the ANC and the 1994 Breakthrough: Anarchist / syndicalist reflections

Anarkismo.net - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 16:39
Mandela, the ANC and the 1994 Breakthrough: Anarchist / syndicalist reflections on national liberation and South Africa’s transition
Shawn Hattingh and Lucien van der Walt


The destruction of the apartheid state form, with its odious policies of coercion and racism, was a major triumph for the working class in South Africa and elsewhere, showing that ordinary people can challenge and defeat systems that seem quite unbreakable. Mandela did play a heroic role, but was also the first to admit that “It is not the kings and generals that make history but the masses of the people, the workers, the peasants, the doctors, the clergy." And indeed, it was the black working class, above all, that through struggle tore down many features of apartheid by the late 1980s, such as the pass law system, the Group Areas Act and numerous other odious laws and policies.

The 1994 transition in South Africa was a political revolution, a break with the apartheid and colonial periods of state-sanctioned white supremacy, a “massive advance” in the conditions of the majority. It introduced a new state, based on non-racialism, in which South Africa was to be a multi-racial, multi-cultural but unified country, founded on human rights; welfare and social policy and legislation was transformed; capitalism was kept in place, but despite this, there were very massive and very real changes, political and material, that made qualitative differences in the daily lives of millions of black and working class people. And for millions, it is precisely the association of Mandela with that victory and with those changes that makes him so emotionally powerful.

Yet at the same time, Mandela’s policies and politics had important limitations that must be faced if the current quandary of South Africa, nearly 20 years later, is to be understood. Mandela never sold out: he was committed to a reformed capitalism, and a parliamentary democracy, and unified South Africa based on equal civil and political rights, a project in which black capitalists and black state elites would loom large. These goals have been achieved, but bring with them numerous problems that must be faced up if the final liberation – including national liberation – of South Africa’s working class is to be achieved.

The 1994 breakthrough was a major victory, but it was not the final one, for a final one requires a radical change in society, towards a libertarian and socialist order based on participatory democracy, human needs rather than profit and power, and social and economic justice, and attention to issues of culture and the psychological impact of apartheid.

As long as the basic legacy of apartheid remains, in education, incomes, housing and other spheres, and as long as the working class of all races is excluded from basic power and wealth by a black and white ruling class, so long will the national question – the deep racial / national divisions in South Africa, and the reality of ongoing racial/ national oppression for the black, Coloured and Indian working class – remain unresolved. And so long will it continue to generate antagonisms and conflicts, the breeding ground for rightwing populist demagogy, xenophobia and crime. By contrast, a powerful black elite, centred on the state and with a growing corporate presence, has achieved its national liberation.

Chavez vs. Mandela: Why did the media scorn one and mourn the other?

Anarkismo.net - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 14:42
For those many who identify with a progressive or liberatory politics, 2013 will be remembered as a year where two recognized leaders of the Left passed away.

Elections in Nepal and questions for people's struggles

Anarkismo.net - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 14:21
The recent elections in Nepal appear to spell a heavy retreat for the country’s Maoist movement. After initiating a People’s War in 1996 that lasted ten years and saw it in control of the majority of the countryside, the popular Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) formed a front with mainstream political parties to overthrow the monarchy and institute a democratic republic in the 2006 People’s Movement. Thereafter, the CPN(Maoist) emerged as the largest party in the 2008 Constituent Assembly (CA) elections.

Nepal Elections: Defeat for Maoists, Victory for United Left

Anarkismo.net - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 13:38
About the author: Farooq Tariq is General Secretry of Awami Workers Party Pakistan.
was present as an International Observer to the November 19 general elections in Nepal, invited by the National Election Observation Committee (NEOC). Polling was unexpectedly peaceful. Interestingly enough only 226 out of the 601 Constituent Assembly seats are directly elected. That is, the majority of seats are elected through a proportional voting system.

12/12/13: Urgent Campaign for Robert Seth Hayes, #74-A-2280

Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Thu, 12/12/2013 - 06:04

UPDATED campaign for Thursday 12/12 & Friday 12/13:

Robert Seth Hayes is one of the longest held political prisoners in the US. He is being held at Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, NY. He is very sick and needs your help. Mr. Hayes suffers from diabetes mellitis, as well as hepatitis C. He has lost 40 pounds over the past three months. This constitutes unintentional weight loss of 22% of his original body weight. The degree of his weight loss as well as the time frame over which the weight loss has occurred is alarming. Seth requires urgent evaluation of his weight loss which should include a complete evaluation for cancer and other causes of abnormal weight loss. To date he has not received this evaluation. DOCCS is mandated to provide appropriate medical care to incarcerated persons. Appropriate medical care, in this case, requires urgent diagnosis of the cause of his rapid weight loss and appropriate treatment. We must act now! It is crucially important that we pressure Sullivan Correctional Facility to provide appropriate medical treatment for Seth.

*THINGS YOU CAN DO:*

1) On *Thursday, Dec. 12th, call Dr. Sidorowicz*, Health Services Facility Director at Sullivan Correctional Facility at *(845) 434-2080 ext 6126* — if that extension doesn’t work you can also try ext 6124 and ext 6117 (these go to the nurse’s station) and *Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann*, Chief Medical Officer, DOCCS Division of Health Services at (518) 457-7073

Suggested talking points:
a) Briefly state your concerns regarding the health of Robert Seth Hayes, #74-A-2280. — Mr. Hayes has lost 40 lbs which constitutes a 22% loss of his original body weight. — He has been denied appropriate and necessary medical treatment for this weight loss, which includes a work-up for the cause of this weight loss.
b) Ask why Mr. Hayes hasn’t received the recommended & necessary medical work-up and treatment; and
c) Demand that Seth Hayes be transferred to an outside medical facility where he can receive an appropriate work-up and treatment.

2) On *Friday, Dec. 13th, fax a letter* on Seth’s behalf (*sample letter below *which can be edited and signed by either a medical advocate or a non-medical advocate). Please fax letters to:
a) Dr. Sidorowicz at Fax: 845-434-2462 and
b) Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann at Fax: 518-457-2115

*****Sample letter*****

Carl J. Koenigsmann M.D.
Deputy Commissioner/Chief Medical Officer
NYS DOCCS Division of Health Services
Harriman State Campus, Building #2
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12226-2050
Phone: 518-457-7073
Fax: 518-457-2115

Dear Dr. Koenigsmann,

My name is *****. I am a physician at *****. I am writing on behalf of Robert Seth Hayes, #74-A-2280, DOB 10-15-48, who is currently a prisoner at Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, NY. Mr. Hayes suffers from diabetes mellitis, as well as hepatitis C. I am writing because Mr. Hayes has lost 40 pounds over the past three months. This constitutes unintentional weight loss of 22% of his premorbid body weight. The degree of his weight loss as well as the time frame over which the weight loss has occurred is alarming and more than meets the criteria for cachexia. Mr. Hayes requires urgent evaluation of his weight loss which should include a complete evaluation for cancer and other causes of cachexia. To date he has not received this evaluation. DOCCS is mandated to provide appropriate medical care to incarcerated persons pursuant to the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Appropriate medical care, in this case, requires urgent diagnosis of the cause of his rapid weight loss and appropriate treatment. I strongly urge you to transfer Mr. Hayes to an outside medical facility immediately for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. I thank you for your attention to these medical matters. I can be reached at ***** for any questions.

Sincerely, **********

cc: Dr. Sidorowicz, Health Services Facility Director at Sullivan Correctional Facility Anthony J. Annucci, Acting Commissioner Elizabeth Ritter, Assistant Commissioner Nancy A. Lyng, MS, Director of Health Services

Background:

Robert Seth Hayes is currently 65 years old. He was first diagnosed with Type II diabetes in the year 2000. In the 13 years since then, DOCCS has been completely unable to control his blood sugar levels. At the time he was diagnosed, Mr. Hayes was at Clinton. He was transferred to Wende in 2003 and then to Sullivan in 2010.

Throughout this time, Mr. Hayes’ sugar levels have either soared to the 300 to 400 levels or been extremely low, in the 50 to 70 levels, both life-threatening. Mr. Hayes also has Hepatitis C, for which he is currently not receiving any treatment.

Mr. Hayes has lost 40 pounds in recent months and currently weighs only 140 pounds. This is extremely rapid and dangerous weight loss. Diabetes is an insidious disease, and the constant sugar fluctuations can lead to renal failure, coma or stroke.

NYS DOCCS states on its website that denial of adequate medical care is a violation of a person’s eighth amendment constitutional rights, as this would be cruel and unusual punishment. Of course, adequate medical care would include a diabetic diet, which is absolutely not provided by NYS DOCCS. Additionally, they refuse to allow food package items such as diabetic cookies and candies.

Since NYS DOCCS has been completely unable to control Mr. Hayes’ sugar levels during the past 13 years, the community requests that he be taken to an outside medical facility for a complete diagnosis and adequate care.

Of course, if Robert Seth Hayes had been released on parole instead of having 15 years added to his sentence by the NYS DOCCS Parole Board, he would be a free man today and would have better access to adequate medical care than he currently does.

Please write, call, fax and email the following people and insist that Robert Seth Hayes, DIN No. 74-A-2280, be taken to an outside medical facility as soon as possible. If you are a doctor, nurse, or any other kind of medical personnel, please use your letterhead.

Please email nycjericho@gmail.com and let us know what response you receive. Also, if you are able to find out any additional phone or fax numbers, we will be grateful for the information. All of the following officials at the NYS DOCCS Division of Health Services can be reached at Harriman State Campus, Building #2, 1220 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12226-2050.

Acting Commissioner: Anthony J. Annucci
Phone: (518) 457-8126

Deputy Commissioner/Chief Medical Officer: Carl J. Koenigsmann M.D.
Phone: 518-457-7073
Fax: 518-457-2115

Assistant Commissioner for Health Services: Elizabeth Ritter
Elizabeth.Ritter@doccs.ny.gov

Director of Health Services Operations and Management: Nancy A. Lyng, M.S.
(518) 457-7072

Sullivan Correctional Facility
Patrick Griffin, Superintendent
P.O. Box 116, 325 Riverside Drive, Fallsburg, NY 12733-0116
845-434-2080


Alex Stuck Released, Issues Statement

Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:18

Celebrate! Our comrade Alex has been released! He wrote the following statement on December 5th, 2013.

Dear friends and comrades,

Sorry it’s taken me so long to put this out. I’ve been working on my transition back in to the world and so far everyone has been great with helping me out with everything. I kinda feel like a new born, HA. Anyway, I just wanted to write something and post it up for everyone to see that I’m out now and am doing ok. Most of all I want to say thank you to everyone for helping me with everything during my incarceration. It’s still so very surreal. Prison was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but people like all of you who exist with your endless love: I couldn’t have done any of this without you. I would also like to thank you for all the help you’ve been giving my four friends during their stint in Dante’s Inferno. It’s really hard to put into words how much all of you mean to me. Because of you I’ve been able to survive and stay strong. Your solidarity continues to leave me speechless. I want to thank you for all the books and amazing letters that I received. I hope my letters made it to you. I did my best to personally write everyone back and if you didn’t here back from me it’s prolly because the gestopo was withholding my mail. I want to personally thank the whole A.R.A. network, Denver, New York, and south side ABC, and every other chapter in between; Kieran (your mom’s books are great), Philly antifa, Kat from Oak Roots Press, all the kids in Germany, Allina Dollot in France, and especially my home crew in Lafayette and Bloomington (you guys are the best!), my big brothers NOMAD and TELLY; oh and my homie Petey from Sacramento Prisoner Support. Last but not least I wanna thank two very special people that I hold very dear to my heart: Stephanie from the Bloomington ABC and Sara Garber, my amazing lawyer. If I believed in guardian angels I would be convinced that you two were the real deal… I love you both soooooo fucking much! Thank you to anyone who wrote a letter; went to a fundraiser; made a visit; told some one about our case; and kept me, John, Jason, Cody, and Dylan in your hearts. All of you mean so much to me; without you all of this would have been a nightmare. Thank you so, so much!

H.A.R.M. SKIN for life!

ANTIFA FOREVER! FOREVER ANTIFA! FREEDOM NOW FOR THE TINLEY PARK 4!!!!!!

Love and Rage,
Alex Stuck


“HELP BRING ME HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” a life and death appeal from renowned people’s attorney Lynne Stewart.

Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 07:30

“I need to ask once again for your assistance in forcing the Bureau of Prisons to grant my Compassionate Release. They have been stonewalling since August and my life expectancy, as per my cancer doctor, is down to 12 months. They know that I am fully qualified and that over 40,000 people have signed on to force them to do the right thing, which is to let me go home to my family and to receive advanced care in New York City.

“Yet they refuse to act. While this is entirely within the range of their politics and their cruelty to hold political prisoners until we have days to live before releasing us – witness Herman Wallace of Angola and Marilyn Buck – we are fighting not to permit this and call for a BIG push.”

Lynne Stewart, FMC Carswell

Take Action between now and the New Year. Telephone and send emails or other messages to Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Charles E. Samuels, Jr. and Attorney General Eric Holder.

CHARLES E. SAMUELS, Jr., Director Federal Bureau of Prisons
(202) 307-3250 or 3062; info@bop.gov

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER, U.S. Department of Justice
(202) 353-1555; AskDOJ@usdoj.gov

Contact U.S. Embassies and Consulates in nations throughout the world

LET US CREATE A TIDAL WAVE OF EFFORT INTERNATIONALLY. Together, we can prevent the bureaucratic murder of Lynne Stewart.

Notes:

In a new 237-page report entitled “A Living Death,” the American Civil Liberties Union documents unconstitutional practices permeating federal and state prisons in the United States.

Focused on life imprisonment without parole for minor offenses, the ACLU details conditions of 3,278 individual prisoners whose denial of release is deemed “a flagrant violation of the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment” occurring on an increasing scale.

The ACLU labels the deliberate stonewalling as “willful,” a touchstone of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Justice flagrant violation of the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

These conclusions corroborate the findings of Human Rights Watch in 2012: “The Answer is ‘No’: Too Little Compassionate Release in U.S. Prisons.”

The Report is definitive in exposing arbitrary and illegal conduct that infuses every facet of the treatment accorded Lynne Stewart.

“…the Bureau has usurped the role of the courts. In fact, it is fair to say the jailers are acting as judges. Congress intended the sentencing judge, not the BOP to determine whether a prisoner should receive a sentence reduction.”

Lynne Stewart’s medical findings show less than twelve months to live as stipulated by her oncologist at FMC Carswell.

The Federal Bureau Prisons has failed to file the legally required motion declaring solely that the matter is “with the Department of Justice.”

View the petition to Free Lynne Stewart


URGENT: Oso Blanco needs our help!

Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 09:19

Email forward:

My good friend Oso Blanco (Byron Chubbuck) called me tonight very upset and asking for help. He said a staff person was checking their cell for “extra clothing” and grabbed a sheet of paper laying (out in the open!) of a simple drawing Oso did. He has been trying to establish where various Cherokee memorials / battlefields / landmarks / burial mounds are in relation to his current location – Lee USP. The drawing was only of a prison and a fenced in burial mound he thought he saw upon his arrival. That’s it!

Oso and his cellie, Raymond Locklear, were thrown into the hole for possessing an “escape tool”. Oso says its an insane charge but this is why to take it serious as he feels its a setup. He is worried they will place him back in a Special Management Unit (SMU) – this is what he was just in for years and most of it is solitary confinement and phone/commissary restrictions and so forth.

Please please take a second to call or email as soon as you get this on behalf of Byron Chubbuck #07909051:
Phone: 276-546-0150 Fax: 276-546-9115
E-mail address2: LEE/EXECASSISTANT@BOP.GOV

Oso specifically is worried that ANY DAY now a DHO (disciplinary judge) will come and rule unfavorably on this bullshit “escape tool” charge. He is worried he will be back in isolation SMU for another unforseeable length of time. He sounded very upset by this possibility and asked EVERYONE to please call in on his behalf (and Raymond Locklear) to get this ridiculous charge dismissed or removed altogether.

Since we don’t know the name of the officers/staff involved just ask to speak with someone concerning him or ask to speak to the warden.

Another way to show support and let the prison know we are watching them is to send Oso a letter or postcard or ANYTHING so the prison sees support that way too.
Byron Chubbuck #07909051
USP LEE
U.S. PENITENTIARY
P.O. BOX 305
JONESVILLE, VA 24263

Thanks to you all for this important & immediate call-out. Let me know if you have any further questions. Oso said he has followed all rules while at Lee USP – he’s in an art class, has attended a sweat lodge ceremony and doesn’t want any problems. Just wants to be left alone after years and years of problems and solitary confinement at other USP’s.
Let’s be sure he is not setup!


Urgent Health Campaign for Robert Seth Hayes, #74-A-2280

Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 09:01

NYC Jericho:

Talking Points:

Robert Seth Hayes is currently 65 years old. He was first diagnosed with Type II diabetes in the year 2000. In the 13 years since then, DOCCS has been completely unable to control his blood sugar levels. At the time he was diagnosed, Mr. Hayes was at Clinton. He was transferred to Wende in 2003 and then to Sullivan in 2010.

Throughout this time, Mr. Hayes’ sugar levels have either soared to the 300 to 400 levels or been extremely low, in the 50 to 70 levels, both life-threatening. Mr. Hayes also has Hepatitis C, for which he is currently not receiving any treatment.

Mr. Hayes has lost 40 pounds in recent months and currently weighs only 140 pounds. This is extremely rapid and dangerous weight loss. Diabetes is an insidious disease, and the constant sugar fluctuations can lead to renal failure, coma or stroke.

NYS DOCCS states on its website that denial of adequate medical care is a violation of a person’s eighth amendment constitutional rights, as this would be cruel and unusual punishment. Of course, adequate medical care would include a diabetic diet, which is absolutely not provided by NYS DOCCS. Additionally, they refuse to allow food package items such as diabetic cookies and candies.

Since NYS DOCCS has been completely unable to control Mr. Hayes’ sugar levels during the past 13 years, the community requests that he be taken to an outside medical facility for a complete diagnosis and adequate care.

Of course, if Robert Seth Hayes had been released on parole instead of having 15 years added to his sentence by the NYS DOCCS Parole Board, he would be a free man today and would have better access to adequate medical care than he currently does.

Please write, call, fax and email the following people and insist that Robert Seth Hayes, DIN No. 74-A-2280, be taken to an outside medical facility as soon as possible. If you are a doctor, nurse, or any other kind of medical personnel, please use your letterhead.

Please email nycjericho@gmail.com and let us know what response you receive. Also, if you are able to find out any additional phone or fax numbers, we will be grateful for the information

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci

NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Harriman State Campus, Building 2
1220 Washington Ave
Albany, New York 12226-2050

Phone: (518) 457-8126

Deputy Commissioner/Chief Medical Officer

Carl J. Koenigsmann M.D.

NYS DOCCS Division of Health Services
Harriman State Campus, Building #2
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12226-2050

Phone: 518-457-7073

Fax: 518-457-2115

Elizabeth Ritter

Assistant Commissioner for Health Services

NYS DOCCS Division of Health Services
Harriman State Campus, Building #2
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12226-2050

Elizabeth.Ritter@doccs.ny.gov

NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Division of Health Services
Nancy A. Lyng, MS, Director of Health Services Operations and Management
Harriman State Campus, Building #2
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12226-2050
(518) 457-7072

Sullivan Correctional Facility

P.O. Box 116, 325 Riverside Drive

Fallsburg, NY 12733-0116

845-434-2080

Patrick Griffin, Superintendent


SIGN THE JERICHO COINTELPRO PETITION!

Free All Political Prisoners!
nycjericho@gmail.comhttp://www.jerichony.org


Wednesday Dec 4th: Annual Political Prisoner Holiday Card Making Party!

Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Tue, 11/26/2013 - 06:22

“Chestnuts Roasting on an open Fire to the Prisons”
Wednesday December 4th, 6:30pm
27 Social Centre, 2727 W. 27th Ave Denver

Join Denver ABC for our annual letter writing and card making party for U.S. held political prisoners and prisoners of war.

For over 100 members of our social movements who have been kidnapped from their communities and families, the holidays can be a particularly trying time. A card or short note from someone on the outside can make all the difference for those who have been taken away from everyone they love. All the materials that you need will be provided: paper, art supplies, prisoner addresses, etc. We just need YOU!

This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids, your friends, or anyone else you can. If you can bring any extra art supplies, especially markers or colored pencils (but NO crayons, glue, glitter or anything else that violates prison regulations) that would also be amazingly helpful.

An assortment of vegan and non-vegan treats and baked goods will be provided as well as other refreshments.

We hope you’ll take a couple hours out of your time to show your support and love for our comrades and join us on December 4th.

SOLI!
DABC


Statement From Alex Stuck of the Tinley Park 5

Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Sat, 11/16/2013 - 08:33

Dear friends and comrades,

Sorry it’s taken me so long to put this out. I’ve been working on my transition back in to the world and so far everyone has been great with helping me out with everything. I kinda feel like a new born, HA. Anyway, I just wanted to write something and post it up for everyone to see that I’m out now and am doing ok. Most of all I want to say thank you to everyone for helping me with everything during my incarceration. It’s still so very surreal. Prison was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but people like all of you who exist with your endless love: I couldn’t have done any of this without you. I would also like to thank you for all the help you’ve been giving my four friends during their stint in Dante’s Inferno. It’s really hard to put into words how much all of you mean to me. Because of you I’ve been able to survive and stay strong. Your solidarity continues to leave me speechless. I want to thank you for all the books and amazing letters that I received. I hope my letters made it to you. I did my best to personally write everyone back and if you didn’t here back from me it’s prolly because the gestopo was withholding my mail. I want to personally thank the whole A.R.A. network, Denver, New York, and south side ABC, and every other chapter in between; Kieran (your mom’s books are great), Philly antifa, Kat from Oak Roots Press, all the kids in Germany, Allina Dollot in France, and especially my home crew in Lafayette and Bloomington (you guys are the best!), my big brothers NOMAD and TELLY; oh and my homie Petey from Sacramento Prisoner Support. Last but not least I wanna thank two very special people that I hold very dear to my heart: Stephanie from the Bloomington ABC and Sara Garber, my amazing lawyer. If I believed in guardian angels I would be convinced that you two were the real deal… I love you both soooooo fucking much! Thank you to anyone who wrote a letter; went to a fundraiser; made a visit; told some one about our case; and kept me, John, Jason, Cody, and Dylan in your hearts. All of you mean so much to me; without you all of this would have been a nightmare. Thank you so, so much!

H.A.R.M. SKIN for life!

ANTIFA FOREVER! FOREVER ANTIFA! FREEDOM NOW FOR THE TINLEY PARK 4!!!!!!

Love and Rage,
Alex Stuck


Time to Celebrate!

Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Fri, 11/08/2013 - 23:05

Confirmed through phone correspondence, anarchist politicized prisoner Coyote Sheff was finally released this morning after 18 years of incarceration. He is with family, and is ready to continue his ABC work as soon as he get’s to Olympia where he intends on starting another chapter of the Anarchist Black Cross.


Review of “Capitalism: A Love Story”

NEFAC - Fri, 10/09/2009 - 18:24

by Abbey Volcano

Michael Moore’s latest documentary is a critique of capitalism- in mainstream theaters- pretty big deal. “Capitalism: A Love Story” starts off comparing the US to the Roman Empire- a fairly easy task. In addition to other commentary, the documentary seems to be focused on the anti-capitalist stance of various Catholic priests, the consequences of the housing crisis, corporate bailouts and, finally, some alternatives in the form of worker-run factories.

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Stengthening Anarchism's Gender Analysis

NEFAC - Tue, 09/01/2009 - 17:11

Lessons From The Transfeminist Movement

by Rogue, Common Action/WSA

Transfeminism developed out of a critique of the mainstream and radical feminist movements. The feminist movement has a history of internal hierarchies. There are many examples of women of color, working class women, lesbians and others speaking out against the tendency of the white, affluent- dominated women’s movement to silence them and overlook their needs. Instead of honoring these marginalized voices, the mainstream feminist movement has prioritized struggling for rights primarily in the interests of white affluent women.

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