I am pleased to announce that the 2006 “Freedom for Political Prisoners” Calendar is just back from the printers. Kersplebedeb has carried this calendar for several years now, and it has become one of my most popular items in the October-December period.
The Calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organisers in Montreal and NYC, and three Political Prisoners being held in maximum-security prisons in New York state, these being Robert Seth Hayes, Herman Bell, and David Gilbert.
The Calendar is chock-full of information about liberation struggles past and present, all from an anti-imperialist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, feminist, queer and trans positive perspective. It also features artwork from political prisoners, their friends, family members and activists. Apart from Herman Bell, David Gilbert and Robert Seth Hayes, this year the list of contributors includes Marilyn Buck, Michael Africa, Hanif Shabazz Bey, Netdake Williams Stoddard, Zolo Agona Azania, Tom Manning, and many others.
As in previous years, all funds raised by the Calendar Committee will go to directly support political prisoners and anti-imperialist struggles. This year funds are being shared between the New York State Task Force on Political Prisoners, All of Us or None, the Mid-Winter Harvest Program and No One Is Illegal (Montreal).
Buying the Calendar is one way to concretely support these organizations, but it is also a way to learn (and educate others!) about those who continue to pay the price for their righteous opposition to this system. Copies are available for fifteen dollars plus postage –wholesale rates are also available (please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details).
Spread the Word!
For more information, please check out http://www.kersplebedeb.com/mystuff/books/cal2006/index.html and http://www.certaindays.org/
Categories: book-review, prison, publishing, revolution