[Ppnews] SF - Dec 3- Benefit for Int'l Day of Solidarity w/ Political Prisoners

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Mon Nov 27 08:44:06 EST 2006



Benefit for the Int'l Day of Solidarity with Political
Prisoners & Green Scare Day of Action

Sunday, December 3rd
Balazo 18 Gallery
2183 Mission St, San Francisco
Door 5pm/Show starts 5:30pm (sharp)
$5-20 sliding scale

Featuring bands: Eskapo, Masacre, Myth of Progress, Chest Full of
Arrows, Slash & Burn

Speakers on the Green Scare, the Black Panther Grand
Juries, Oaxaca/San Salvador Atenco (Mexico), Palestine, Philippines

Also- art display by local artists
All proceeds go towards Prisoner Support.

      Background: On December 3, 2005 people in over 10 countries around
the world including Palestine, the Philippines, Haiti, Brazil, Italy,
Switzerland, England, India and the U.S. marked the first
"International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners, Prisoners of
War, and Political Exiles" with rallies, marches, and other forms of
resistance.  Filipino political prisoner Donato Continente called for this
day annually to challenge the increasing globalization of repression.
    This year's event at Balazo will celebrate the 2nd annual Day of
Solidarity with Political Prisoners in this spirit- while
simultaneously marking the week of the one year anniversary of the massive
round-up and repression of environmental activists, known as the "Green
Scare."
    There are over one hundred political prisoners incarcerated in the U.S.
and tens of thousands imprisoned around the world. Under the pretext of
the Patriot Act and the "War on Terror", the U.S. government is
imprisoning more people every day.  The force-feeding of hunger
strikers in Guantanamo, the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib and the use
of secret prisons in Europe are only a few of the grave human
rights abuses taking place around the world under the authority of the
U.S. government. Please join us in raising our voices against these
atrocities. Proceeds from this event will benefit prisoners and freedom
fighters in Oaxaca, Mexico and in Palestine.



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