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Political Prisoners Whose Birthdays are in June

Political Prisoners whose birthdays are in June. From

Send a birthday card to these political prisoners. It’s an easy way to help remind these freedom fighters that they aren’t forgotten. If you make one, remember—don’t use anything like white-out, stickers, tape or glitter on it.
We also recommend that you put  name and address and their name prisoner number on the card, lest the authorities “lose” the envelope and forget where it is going. If you would like to add a birthday or sign up for our poster mailing list, email us at Brought to you with love by the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective

RAMON SALAZAR (Luís Medina) June 9, 1963
FCI Jesup
2680 301 South
Jesup, GA 3159
Ramon is one of The Cuban Five, five Cuban men who are in U.S. prison, serving four
life sentences and 75 years collectively, after being convicted in 2001. They were falsely
accused by the U.S. government of committing espionage against the U.S. But the five
argued compellingly that they were involved in monitoring the actions of Miami-based
terrorist groups, in order to prevent terrorist attacks on their country of Cuba. For
more than 40 years, anti-Cuba terrorist organizations based in Miami have engaged in countless terrorist
activities against Cuba, and against anyone who advocates a normalization of relations between the U.S. and
Cuba. (Address envelope to Lu.s Medina III, address card to Ram.n Laba.ino Salazar)

SEKOU ODINGAJune 14, 1944
Shawangunk Correctional Facility
750 Prison Road
Wallkill, NY 12589-0750
Imprisoned for actions carried out in the fight for Black Liberation.
In 1965 Sekou joined the Organization for Afro American Unity,
founded by Malcolm X. In early 1968 he helped build the Bronx
Black Panther Party. In January 1969 Sekou joined the Black
Liberation Army. He remained underground partaking in
revolutionary clandestine activity for 12 years until his capture. He was charged with 6 counts of attempted
murder of police, 9 predicate acts of Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization, including the
liberation of Assata Shakur from prison and expropriation of an armored truck. He is serving consecutive
25-life state time and a 40 year federal sentence.

AM4985 / Drawer K
SCI Dallas
1000 Follies Road
Dallas, PA 18612
Delbert Africa is one of the people who make up the MOVE 9. There are
currently eight MOVE activists in prison each serving 100 years after been
framed for the murder of a cop in 1979. The 9th defendant, Merle Africa,
died in prison in 1998. MOVE is an eco-revolutionary group dedicated to
liberation struggles.

ABDUL MAJIDJune 25, 1949
Elmira Correctional Facility
PO Box 500, 1879 Davis St
Elmira, New York 14902-0500
As a direct result of his Black Panther Party membership, Abdul was
hunted, captured, framed and convicted of the 1981 murder and
attempted murder of two police officers in St. Albans, Queens. Over a
five-year period, Abdul was tried three times for this incident, the main
witness being a man who was hypnotized by the police. The first two trials
the jury was deadlocked and the government was unable to successfully convict him. A racially stacked jury in
the third trial returned a guilty verdict and sentenced him to 33⅓ years to life.

THOMAS MANNING June 28, 1946
FMC Butner
Federal Medical Center
P.O. BOX 1600
Butner, NC 27509
In 1971, Tom became active in political organizing, particularly with a Portland,
Maine group known as SCAR. Much of this work centered around working
with prisoners, ex-prisoners and their loved ones. Through this work and
the study required to do it effectively, class contradictions became very clear to
Tom. Eventually these realities lead him to become active in the armed clandestine
movement. First in the 70s with the Sam Melville/Jonathan Jackson Unit,
and later in the 80s in the United Freedom Front. The armed anti-imperialist and anti racist activities of
these organizations lead to a massive seven year hunt by all federal state and local authorities in the north
eastern US. This hunt ended in his capture and Tom is now serving a double life, plus multiple sentences.

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