[Ppnews] Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar NOW ONLY $10

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Thu Feb 22 11:19:49 EST 2007



Order online at <http://www.certaindays.org/>www.certaindays.org!

There are still over 10 months to enjoy the beautiful 2007 Political
Prisoners Calendar! And there are MORE REASONS THAN EVER TO SUPPORT
THIS PROJECT:

On January 23, eight former Black Panthers were arrested on charges
related to the 1971 killing of a San Francisco police officer. Similar
charges were thrown out after it was revealed that police used torture
to extract confessions when some of these same men were arrested in
New Orleans in 1973.

This is the exact legacy of repression of social justice movements
that the Political Prisoners Calendar has always worked to raise
awareness of. Herman Bell, one of the political prisoners who
collaborates with us on the calendar, is one of the accused. He
writes:

Cointelpro's "pattern of manipulation and lies, continuing into the
present, indicates something more than the ordinary corruption and
racism of everyday law enforcement. It can be understood only in terms
of the power of the political movement that [we] were part of, and the
intensity of the government's efforts to destroy that movement and to
disillusion and intimidate future generations of young activists."

John Bowman, who was featured in the June 2007 section of the
calendar, "How the U.S. Destroyed the Black Panther Party and
Continues to Persecute its Veterans," was also accused in this case.
He passed away in December, after a long and strenuous fight against a
Grand Jury. Visit <http://www.cdhrsupport.org/>www.cdhrsupport.org.

As always, the calendar is a fundraiser. One of the groups receiving
this year's proceeds is No One Is Illegal-Kingston, a group that
supports Canada's security certificate detainees. As the hunger strike
in "Guantanamo North" enters its third month, make a contribution to
help these men, who are being indefinitely detained without a fair
trial, facing deportation to possible torture. Visit
<http://www.homesnotbombs.ca/>www.homesnotbombs.ca.

ORDER: <http://www.certaindays.org/>www.certaindays.org

Shipping: $2 for first calendar, plus $1 for each additional calendar

Make cheque payable to "QPIRG Concordia" and mail with completed order form to:
Certain Days c/o QPIRG Concordia
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. O.
Montreal, QC
H3G 1M8 Canada


Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar

The calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between
outside organisers in Montreal, and three Political Prisoners being
held in maximum-security prisons in New York state: Herman Bell, David
Gilbert and Robert Seth Hayes. The initial project was suggested by
Herman, and has been shaped throughout the process by all of our
ideas, discussions, and analysis. All of the members of the outside
collective are involved in day-to-day organising work other than the
calendar, on issues ranging from refugee and immigrant solidarity to
community media to prisoner justice. We work from an anti-imperialist,
anti-racist, anti-capitalist, feminist, queer and trans positive
position.

Today's anti-war, anti-globalisation, and anti-colonial movements are
rooted in the history of earlier struggles for justice, including the
mass movements of the 60s and 70s. Many of the Political Prisoners and
Prisoners of War featured in this calendar were organisers during that
period: members of the Black Panther Party, or the American Indian
Movement; Puerto Ricans fighting for their homeland, or white
anti-racist allies working in solidarity with oppressed peoples. Some
of them have been in prison SINCE THAT TIME – 30 years or more. Yet
these prisoners are not relics of past movements; they are still
active in their political work, and despite the hardships of
organising in prison, they continue to organise for justice in the
present day, justice behind bars and justice on the streets. This
calendar is our tribute to them.

Free all Political Prisoners!
Free all Prisoners of War!

Certain Days - a QPIRG Concordia working group
QPIRG Concordia
1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, suite 204
514-848-7583 fax: 514-848-7584
<http://qpirgconcordia.org/>qpirgconcordia.org – 
<mailto:qpirg at qpirgconcordia.org>qpirg at qpirgconcordia.org


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