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It's almost Doug's birthday!

Doug Wright's birthday is coming up soon on May 31, so now's the time to send him a card with birthday wishes or order a book for him off his wish list. You can also make a donation towards his commissary fund, which helps him to be able to buy letter writing materials, food, and personal care products. 

Doug is serving a prison sentence of 11.5 years, and whether it's for his birthday or any other day of those years, it's important that he feel tangible community support -- help make sure he does! 

Catch up on interviews about the Cleveland 4!

In the last few months, the Cleveland 4 have been discussed in several interviews. If you've missed any of them, here are links so you can learn more information about the case, the current political context in which we should consider "terrorism" prosecutions, and updates about how Brandon, Connor, Doug, and Josh are doing and what you can do to support them through the rest of their sentences. Check out the interviews and share!

The Final Straw Radio: Episode about the Cleveland 4 & Unicorn Riot

Which Side Podcast: Episode about the Cleveland 4, Movement Building, Security Culture, & COINTELPRO

Prison Pipeline on KBOO: Episode about the Cleveland 4 & Political Incarcerations

Solecast: Episode about the Cleveland 4, Security Culture, and Community Organizing

Also check out this article about the Cleveland 4 from 14 East Magazine, and this article about them in the most recent issue of Fifth Estate Magazine. 

If you have a media outlet and would like to do a story or interview about the Cleveland 4, contact their support crew at cleveland4@riseup.net - thank you!

Skelly has been transferred

Josh "Skelly" Stafford has been transferred, and is now at USP McCreary in Kentucky. This transfer comes after Skelly spent months in the SHU, so he's been through a stressful time and now has to adjust to being in a new environment. So it's a really important time to send him letters and books to make sure he feels community support. Also consider making a donation to his commissary fund to help him get the basic personal care products he'll need to re-supply himself with in his new location. Thank you for showing him support.

Write to him at:

Joshua Stafford #57976-060
USP McCreary
PO Box 3000
Pine Knot, KY  42635

Send him a book from his Amazon wish list here.

NYC ABC Letter Writing for the Cleveland 4!

From the NYC Anarchist Black Cross:

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)
COST: Free

Coming off the heels of the 5th anniversary of the Cleveland 4 being captured by the State after a coordinated effort to entrap them we ask that you join us in sending some love their way as we write to Brandon, Connor, Skelly, and Doug.

The deal, as always, is that you come bringing only yourself (and your friends and comrades), and we provide you with a delicious vegan meal, information about the prisoners as well as all of the letter-writing materials and prisoner-letter-writing info you could ever want to use in one evening. In return, you write a thoughtful letter to a political prisoner or prisoner of war of your choosing or, better yet, keep up a long-term correspondence. We’ll also provide some brief updates and pass around birthday cards for the PP/POWs whose birthdays fall in the next two weeks thanks to the PP/POW Birthday Calendar.

Directions:
Getting to The Base is simple:
From the M Train:
Central Avenue Stop: Walk east on Myrtle Avenue (away from Hart Street, toward Cedar Street). We’re about two blocks down on the south side of the street.

Knickerbocker Avenue Stop: Walk west on Myrtle Avenue (away from Harman Street, toward Himrod Street). We’re about three blocks down on the south side of the street.

From the L Train:
DeKalb Avenue Stop: Walk south on Stockholm Street (away from Wyckoff Avenue, toward Irving Avenue). We’re about four blocks down, at the intersection of Stockholm Street and Myrtle Avenue.

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