Tune in for information pertaining to the political prisoners being held by the US government. Tonight we will have an open forum while we look at some the news and upcoming events. We may be joined during the program by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio. We also want to acknowledge the upcoming birthdays of some of our political prisoners.
Political Prisoner birthdays and bios provided by NYC Anarchist Black Cross.
Janet Holloway Africa #006308
SCI Cambridge Springs
451 Fullerton Avenue
Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania 16403
The MOVE 9 are nine men and women who have been in prison since August 8, 1978, following a massive police attack on their home in the Powelton Village neighborhood of Philadelphia. The raid was a major military operation carried out by the Philadelphia police department under orders of then-mayor, Frank Rizzo. During this attack, heavy equipment was used to tear down the fence surrounding their home, fill the house with tear gas, and flood it. One of the cops on the scene was killed by a single bullet, most likely fired by another cop from above during the raid. All nine members of the MOVE organization were put on trial and convicted of murder. One of the nine, Merle Africa, died in prison in 1998 after being denied medical treatment. In January 2015, Phil Africa died in a prison infirmary after a short stay in a local hospital. The seven remaining prisoners are regularly up for parole and supporters are campaigning to secure their release. More information: move9parole.blogspot.com and onamove.com
Walter Bond #37096-013
USP Marion – CMU
Post Office Box 1000
Marion, Illinois 62959
Walter Bond (Abdul Haqq) is an imprisoned Animal Liberation Front activist that was arrested in the summer of 2010 for the “ALF Lone Wolf” arsons of a sheepskin factory in Denver, Colorado a leather factory in Salt Lake City, Utah and the Tiburon restaurant in Sandy, Utah which sold the incredibly cruel product Foie Gras. He plead guilty to all three arsons as well as one count of AETA (the infamous Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act). Walter received a total prison sentence of 12 years and 3 month and is scheduled for release on April 14th of 2021. More information: supportwalter.org
Rebecca Rubin, #98290-011
5701 8th Street – Camp Parks
Dublin, California 94568
Rebecca Rubin is serving a 5 year sentence for her role in a series of Earth Liberation Front (ELF) actions including the arson of the Vail Ski Resort Expansion and US Forest Industries. She also participated in the liberation of horses and the arson of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse Facilities in Litchfield, California and Burns, Oregon. Rebecca is expected to be released in September, 2017.
We will try to inform you of any events happening this week for political prisoners.