Bay Area Anarchist Black Cross – Support revolutionary Prisoners of War/Political Prisoners





Were moving to Noblogs

Because of past incidents regarding wordpress temporarily blocking our access to our own page, see our article ‘BAABC gets a cease and desist order from some corporate assholes via wordpress’

and the possibility that wordpress, as said at the War on Society blog, is blocking TOR users

“We are unable to connect to any sites and some indymedia.orgsites (for example, colorado works, but portland and atlanta do not). This is not a temporary issue. It has been consistent even through changes in tech, and we believe it is because these sites refuse traffic from Tor exit nodes. Unless something changes, we will continue to be unable to access and repost information from those sites. We recommend using other platforms for communication. ”

We are soon going to move to Noblogs, we will put up a permanent link when we are finished with the Noblogs page, thank you

San Francisco May Day General Strike, SF Commune Photos

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URGENT – Pre-May Day Police Raids in New York City

This morning around 6:30am at least two houses were raided by NYPD detectives. In both cases, the cops used the pretext of spurious arrest warrants to gain access to apartments of local anarchists. The warrants were for individuals unconnected to those homes, but allowed cops access to one and apparently justified them forcibly breaking into another.After entering the apartments the police searched them, intimidated the residents, and ran their identification. In one of the instances, an anarchist organizer was taken into a separate room and interrogated by detectives about past actions and upcoming plans for May Day.It awaits to be seen if more houses were subject to raids this morning. Regardless, this ‘preemptive strike’ by the NYPD was clearly a coordinated effort to intimidate local organizers and fish for information.

This news comes on top of reports that over the past weeks hundreds of cops have been drilling on Randall’s Island in anticipation of May Day. Those in the NYC area should be aware of these pig tactics and take any necessary precautions in the hours leading up to tomorrow’s activities.

If there was any doubt how seriously the pigs are taking our efforts then those doubts can be put to bed. But if they think that intimidation and harassment can stop us, they have another thing coming.

Tomorrow they won’t be raiding innocent individuals in their beds, they will be up against tens of thousands of angry New Yorkers who have had enough of their bullshit.

May Day means no work. May Day means no shopping or housework. And May Day means revenge.

-Some Brooklyn Anarchists

Source: Anarchist news dot org

Since this story was posted Gawker reported that at least three homes were raided, which the New York chapter of the National Lawyers Guild says was a clear act of intimidation against dissent.

Gawker article

Denver Anarchist Black Cross

Here is a link to the PP/POW every-other weekly update by the NYC-ABC:


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Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For May Is Now Available

Hello Friends and Comrades,

Happy Mayday!

Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for May. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own.

This year, for Alvaro Hernandez’s birthday, he is requesting that people write letters to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and urge them to look into his case. You can find the information on how to do that here.

Jeremy Hammond is accused of the Lulz Sec hack of stratfor as well as hacks of well-known neo-nazi websites. The website is legit, and he can be written to at:

Jeremy Hammond 18729-424

Metropolitan Correctional Center

150 Park Row

New York, New York 10007

We have received word that one of the Strong 8, eight prisoners sentenced to I Con after going on strike in the kitchens at Central Prison in Raleigh NC, has asked for his address and name to be made public so as to receive letters of support, etc. Please write to him and let him know that word is spreading about their situation. His address is:

Chris McBride 0644099

Central Prison

1300 Western Blvd.

Raleigh, NC 27606

More information about the strong 8 go here.

Lastly, here is a link to the Political Prisoner/Prisoner Of War every-other week update by the NYC-Anarchist Black Cross. There are lots of good updates on many political prisoners.

Until Every Cage Is Empty,

The Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective

Bay Area Anarchist Black Cross ads an additional note:

Click here to download PDF for complete May Birthdays Of course this can never be entirely complete as all prisoners are political prisoners.

Bay Area Anarchist Black Cross Birthday Letters to Political Prisoners Night

In The Werks Anti-Authoritarian Events Collective. 3265 17th St. buzz In The Works from downstairs and we will let you up!

he Bay Area Anarchist Black Cross is holding it’s 2nd official and 5th unofficial meeting to write letters and birthday cards to our brothers, sisters, and comrades trapped behind bars by this rotten system. Come show your solidarity, learn prison letter writing protocol, and talk politics with other compassionate activists!