Category Archives: Prison Books

“For Love and Liberty” Letter Writing Night to Support Tom Manning Oct. 23rd

 

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We’ve just received a special order of Tom Manning’s book of paintings and essays, For Love and Liberty. We’re thrilled to carry this book in the store, and to support Tom and the Rosenberg Fund for Children.

Join us for a special letter writing night on Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm to check out the new book, learn more about Tom Manning, and to write him letters of support and letters to the US Parole Board, who he will appear before in November.

If you can’t make it, see below for information about how to write to the parole board to support Tom.

Learn more about the book at: http://freedomarchives.org/Tom%20Manning.html?wid=33028#http://

Political Prisoner Tom Manning is scheduled to see the US Parole Board in November. In a recent letter he asks that people write letters supporting his release on parole. He writes “so if folks can just write their own letters expressing each ones ideas rather than all of them sounding like they read a form letter – so that they put their own voice down on paper.”

Please write a letter to support Tom!

Your letter should reference:
Thomas Manning #10373-016

and be sent to:

U.S. Parole Commission
90 K Street, NE, Third Floor
Washington, D.C. 20530

Please make a copy and send it to:
Tom Manning 10373-016
FMC Butner
PO Box 1600
Butner, NC 27509

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This Month’s Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night April 16th!

The Internationalist Prison Books Collective brings you this month’s Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night!

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Wednesday, April 16th, 7:00pm

Write letters and birthday cards to political prisoners whose birthdays fall during the month of April.

Bring snacks and money to help with postage!

Letter writing is an easy way to let these people know they aren’t forgotten. If you can’t make it to the letter writing night then please send a birthday card from home.
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Recently freed political prisoner Eddie Conway, when asked by Amy Goodman what gave him hope for the 44 years he was in prison, said
“Well, I appreciate you asking me that, because I want to take this opportunity to thank the tens of thousands of people that have supported me over the years and that have sent letters, postcards, marched, rallied, organized across America, around the world. Those letters, postcards, rallies, marches, organizing, etc., gave me hope, gave me encourage, gave me energy, and kept my spirit high. And it made me know that I was loved. And that same love needs to go out to the other political prisoners that remain locked up today for almost 40 years, most of them. And one of them is a little over 44 years. They need to have that same kind of support, that same kind of encouragement and that same kind of work to help get them free, because I think when you know that people work and love you, then you can do work yourself. And I think those are what political prisoners are doing, work in their particular areas, and they need to be encouraged to do that by people coming out and giving them that kind of support that I got.”

This Wednesday “Shop For Prison Abolition”

rumorsThis Wednesday 12/4 Rumors Boutique located at 106 c North Graham St in Chapel Hill will be donating 20% of their proceeds to the Prison Books Collective.  It’s called “Shop for a Cause” and they do it for a different group every Wednesday in December. So if you’re in the mood for some hip, pre-loved clothes, Wednesday is a great day to get them and support the work of the Prison Books Collective.

September Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night

Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night!

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On Wednesday, September 18th the Internationalist Prison Books Collective brings you this month’s Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night!

Write letters and birthday cards to political prisoners whose birthdays fall during the month of September.

It’s an easy way to let these people know they aren’t forgotten. If you can’t make it to the letter writing night then please send a birthday card from home. You can find their addresses here.

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August Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night!

Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night!

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On Wednesday, August 21st the Internationalist Prison Books Collective brings you this month’s Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night!

Write letters and birthday cards to political prisoners whose birthdays fall during the month of August.

It’s an easy way to let these people know they aren’t forgotten. If you can’t make it to the letter writing night then please send a birthday card from home. You can find their addresses here.