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 Base – 1302 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.
Hello wonderful local, national, and international supporters of the Cleveland 5!!!
We have been getting amazing support from news outlets, blogs, and organizations across the country! Several groups are sharing the story of the Cleveland 5 with their networks to ask for support and donations. Check out the MEDIA COVERAGE section to see some of the new articles. If you would like information to share with your local community, please contact us (info on how in the SUPPORT page). In other great news, the Bay Area ABC is re-posting content from the Cleveland 5 Justice website to share with their community. Thanks Bay Area ABC!!! Our love and gratitude to you. Check it out here: http://bayareaabc.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/a-website-for-the-cleveland-5...
We still need lots of support from the National Community. We have raised over $6, 000.00, but need to get to AT LEAST $60,000 ASAP to hire lawyers, Para-legals, investigators, audio experts, and other specialists! Please check out our SUPPORT section to donate, or for ideas for fundraising in your hometown!
The 5 still need letters of support, information, news, whatever you can send them! Here's some ideas: Send photos of your group that is throwing a fundraiser! Send photos of what your local occupation is doing! Send poetry! Send recent news and blog articles! Send jokes! Send bed time stories! Even if you never met any of the Cleveland 5, they would love to hear from you. See how in the SUPPORT section. And while you're there, donate to their Commissary fund, so they have paper and stamps to send you a letter back. All 5 need support and love, but Anthony and Joshua have gotten the least letters and visits :( Lets change this!
We're still currently working on posting more legal documents and information on how hearings are going. Stay tuned! More letters from the 5 on their way.