[Ppnews] Please Support the Work of the Freedom Archives

Political Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Fri Jun 7 15:14:30 EDT 2013

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Freedom Archives

We still need to increase our donations to meet our upcoming program 
needs. *You can donate online* 
<https://co.clickandpledge.com/sp/d1/default.aspx?wid=33005> or mail us 
a check!

We are very pleased to report some exciting developments:

*Great Musical News *

The Freedom Archives has just received a planning grant from the 
prestigious Recording Academy. We'll be working with renowned 
Musicologist Art Sato to preserve over 30 years of his in-depth 
interviews with noted innovators in Contemporary Jazz and Latin music. 
Art has hosted "In Your Ear" on KPFA for more than 30 years and has 
recorded musicians and artists whose work and words have been on the 
cutting edge of political, social, and artistic change. We are so 
excited and proud to expand and enhance this focus of the Freedom 
Archives with materials of great cultural and political significance 
that are available nowhere else.

*/Out of Control /by Nancy Kurshan Hot Off the Press!*

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The Freedom Archives is happy to announce our publication of an 
important book documenting the struggle of the Committee to End the 
Marion Lockdown (CEML) first against the barbaric practices at Marion 
Federal Prison in Illinois, then nationwide. */Out of Control: A Fifteen 
Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons/* highlights the growing 
opposition to control units and the racist and inhumane nature of US 
imprisonment. Order the book through our website or send us a check for 
$23. In addition, a special online version provides direct links to 
documents, pamphlets, and audio and video segments created by or related 
to CEML.


We are really excited about this book, the historical context it 
provides, and the timely nature of its discussion of control and 
isolation units. The book deepens understanding of and solidarity with 
hunger strikers in Guantanamo and Palestine---joining the voices of 
prisoners and prison activists. As prisoners at California's Pelican Bay 
gear up to renew their hunger strike and job actions in July, it's 
especially relevant to understand the conditions they face and their 
historical legacy of resistance!

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*NOW - A New Way to Search the Freedom Archives Online! *

You can now digitally access audio, video, and the full-text of printed 
materials and browse through our many collections that date from the 
late 1960s to the mid-1990s and chronicle progressive history and the 
culture of liberation struggles and movements in the US and 
internationally. Millions of thanks to our hard working archival staff 
and developers for getting the site up and accessible with a newly 
designed search engine.

_www.search.freedomarchives.org <http://www.search.freedomarchives.org/>_

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The search engine is still a work in progress, and we are eager to 
increase its usability as well as the amount of online content 
available. Please contact us if you have suggestions, are interested in 
donating historical materials to our collection, or would like to 
volunteer at the office.

*This important work is only possible because of your support. *

You make the difference. These exciting developments for Freedom 
Archives are the results of your contributions and material support.

Please consider making a donation to ensure our growth and help 
strengthen deeply needed voices of struggle and change.

*You can donate online* 
<https://co.clickandpledge.com/sp/d1/default.aspx?wid=33005> or mail us 
a check. Better yet, you can become a monthly sustainer on line, 
spreading out your support and providing us with dependable monthly income.

In Solidarity,

Claude Marks, Director and Walter Turner, Board President

Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415 
863.9977 www.freedomarchives.org
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