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GDC Local 6: May is Write Political Prisoners Month

May 6th, 2012 by pmoore

The IWW General Defense Committee Local 6 declares May to be Write Political Prisoners month! We urge General Defense Committee members, IWW members and all members of the working class to send letters and cards to the political prisoners listed below, who are serving time for putting their politics on the frontline. We urge everyone to write and let them know that we are out there for them because they are in jail for us. Organize a May letter writing session or just commit to writing one letter per week this month to a political prisoner. Print this 2-page leaflet, GDC May Is Write Political Prisoners Month, and distribute it to your friends and organizations. The General Defense Committee Local 6 is a regional defense group of the Industrial Workers of the World in Canada. For more information, contact gdc6@ottawaiww.org or visit www.ottawaiww.org. Toronto G8/G20 Prisoners Leah Henderson Vanier Centre for Women P.O.Box 1040 655 Martin Street Milton, Ontario L9T 5E6 Canada Context: Leah Henderson – 14 month sentence for one count of Counseling to Commit Mischief. Sentence began on December 20th 2011. Leah is scheduled for release in June, 2012. Amanda Hiscocks Vanier Centre for Women P.O.Box 1040 655 Martin Street Milton, Ontario L9T 5E6 Canada Context: Mandy Hiscocks – 18 month sentence for one count of Counselling to Commit Mischief, and one count of Counselling to Obstruct Police. Sentence began on January 13th 2012. Mandy is scheduled for release in December 2012. Greg Noltie-Rowley Maplehurst Complex PO Box 10 661 Martin St. Milton, ON L9T 2Y3 Context: Girr (nickname) was arrested in November of 2010 by the G20 Special Investigation Team for his alleged participation in the black bloc action. He was placed under house arrest in Rockwood, just outside of Guelph. He eventually had his conditions reduced to a curfew. Following his preliminary hearing, he pled guilty to one count of Mischief Under $5000, one count of Masked with Intent and one count of Public Nuisance. He was convicted on February 3rd, 2012 and is currently serving a nine month sentence. This is his first conviction. More G20 prisoners’ info: http://guelphabc.noblogs.org/ Prisoners Who Need Our Support Leonard Peltier #89637-132 USP-Lewisburg US Penitentiary PO Box 1000 Lewisburg, PA 17837 Context: http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/write.htm Joseph Roger Clement (FPS-666866F) Pittsburgh Institution Highway 15, No. 3766 PO Box 4510 Kingston, Ontario K7L 5E5 Context: Ottawa Movement Defense http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ottawa-Movement-Defense/ Marie Mason #04672-061 FMC Carswell Federal Medical Center P.O. Box 27137 Fort Worth, TX 76127 Note: Marie Mason has a list of 100 people she can write to. So people won’t get a letter back from her. Write her anyways! Context: http://supportmariemason.org/about/

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