Former prisoner panel uploaded for you to watch!

Resisting Repression from the Inside Out: Former Prisoners Speak

Please check out the former prisoner panel held this past week in Denver. Watch these six awesome former prisoners share their experiences, and learn about their cases. Get more info from the Denver ABC by clicking on the photo below – click the link to watch the panel.

Source: Denver Former Political Prisoner Panel 9/24/15

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Next letter writing night – Sunday Sept 27th!

Unfortunately summer is coming to an end, but this means that it’s time to start back up our monthly letter writing nights. We’ve been busy over the summer fundraising and planning our new project, VPAL – as well as doing some lake-side relaxing (self care ya’ll!).

Our next letter writing night will be on Sunday Sept 27th, at Beit Zatoun (612 Markham St – Bathurst and Bloor), starting at 6:30pm.

This month we will be focusing on local and international environmental and animal liberation/defense prisoners. We will discuss their cases and write letters. If you have never written a letter to a prisoner, don’t worry, we got ya covered – we will go over the do’s and don’ts of writing to a prisoner.

Some of the prisoners we will focus on this month include: Krow, Kevin Oliff, Rebbeca Rubin, Debbie Vincent & more.

Childcare and vegan snacks will be provided. Please expect child noise while discussing, and writing. There is a ramp that can be used to enter Beit Zatoun. The washrooms at in the basement, down a steep set of stairs (approximately 12 steps).

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We need volunteers! Vanier Prisoner Assistance Line

We’re gearing up to start our new project V-Pal (Vanier Prisoner Assistance Line), and we’re looking for volunteers who are interested in working the phone line.

It requires a 4 hour monthly commitment, plus a mandatory training session. We will be scheduling a few training to accommodate various schedules. You will be able to work from wherever you’d like – everything will be either given to volunteers in advance or accessible online.

Volunteers are expected to be able to answer the phone, send texts, phone messages, or emails to prisoner’s loved ones on their behalf, do internet searches, or access social service resources.

If you are interested in working with VPAL please let us know! Email


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Justice for Andrew Loku, killed by Toronto Police

Monday July 27th | 5:00pm
Eglinton Gilbert Parkette | 504 Gilbert Ave
**Steps from where Andrew Loku was murdered**

We’re outraged by the death from Andrew Loku, a 45 yr old father of five. He was killed in his apartment building near Eglinton and Caledonia – a unit provided by CMHA, the Canadian Mental Health Association – by a Toronto Police Officer who asked him twice to drop his weapon (a hammer) before fatally shooting him.

Black Lives Matter are organizing an event this coming Monday, July 27th at a parkette close to Loku’s building. Allies are encouraged to bring tokens, water, and food for support.


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We’ll be at the Toronto Anarchist Bookfair next weekend!

It’s that time of year again! The Toronto Anarchist Bookfair is July 18th and 19th. We are going to be tabling AND doing a workshop on prison abolition! It promises to be a great weekend.

If you’re on facebook check out the event page here:

Otherwise you can check out the bookfair’s website:

The bookfair will once again be held at the Steelworkers Hall at 25 Cecil St. There will be childcare and a specific POC space.

See ya’ll there!

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Bottle drive this week!! Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th

If you live in the Toronto area and have empties for us, please let us know! Between Tuesday the 23rd and Thursday the 25th, we will come to you to pick them up – OR you can drop them off at 1031 Dovercourt in the backyard (in the marked bins) between 9am-9pm!

Email us at torontoblackcross (at) to arrange a pick up.

All money raised will help to fund our operating costs and printing costs for 4strugglemag.

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Rally and Court Support- STOP LINE 9 – Tuesday June 16th

Support the ongoing fight to stop Line 9

Chippewas of the Thames First Nations is appealing the National Energy Board’s approval of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline which runs through Southern Ontario and is set to carry tar sands diluted bitumen east for export. The Chippewas court case centers on the lack of consultation with the community on the reversal project which crosses through the First Nation’s traditional territory and would massively impact its land and water in the case of a spill.

Rally and Pack the Courts Tuesday June 16 9:30a.m./11a.m.
Where: 180 Queen Street West, Toronto
When: Tuesday, June 16th, 9:30am and 11:00am

9:30am: PACK THE COURTS! If you are able to, please attend court proceedings at 180 Queen Street West on the 7th floor to show your support for the community. Court will start right on time so try to arrive a little early. If the court room is full, there will be an overflow room to watch the proceedings live on screen.

11:00am: COURT SUPPORT RALLY outside with speakers and performers!


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TO folks – Save us your bottles!

We are taking the summer off from letter writing to focus on fundraising, as well as organizing a workshop and a large letter writing event for the Toronto Anarchist Bookfair! This month, please save us your empties, and during the last week of June, we will come pick them up from you. We are also organizing a drop off location too.

The money we receive will help us with our operating costs, which are primarily used for stamps, printing, food, and honorariums. A small portion of the funds we receive will also be saved to help members travel to attend prisoner support events.

For those who don’t have empties, but who still want to donate, we are setting up a donation page – as well as organizing an online auction for 2011 Certain Days prints! So please stayed turned for more info!

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Denver Anarchist Black Cross 2014 Year End Report Out Now!


A great 72 page report of the work the Denver ABC has completed in 2014. So amazing to see it all compiled in one document.

Originally posted on Denver Anarchist Black Cross:

DABC--YER_2015-COVER[web3] Denver Anarchist Black Cross Annual Report Back 2014 (click above image) Friends, Comrades,

You have in your hands the 2014 Year-End Report back for the Denver Anarchist Black Cross. A formidable volume, yes? For us, this represents a year of hard work, ups and downs; a hard, quantified record of what we do every day in constant struggle with the State and it’s horrifying prison system, all while juggling our personal lives. These tribulations are a reason why it has taken so long to get this report into your hands in June of 2015. Embarrassing as this is, it is because of the immense amount of work being done this year by DABC in conjunction with all of the other radical organizing in Denver at this time that we have been unable to get this to you until now. This, as you all are aware is the nature of the…

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Words for Mumia: A Night of Letter Writing & Fundraiser for Prison Radio

On Sunday May 31st Toronto ABC will be working with community partners to host Words for Mumia: A Night of Letter Writing & Fundraiser for Prison Radio.

Prison Radio has been a longtime supporter of Mumia Abu Jamal, and throughout his recent health issues have been covering significant portions of his medical costs. They also put out a weekly radio show discussing various political issues and political prisoners.

On Sunday May 31st, in place of our monthly letter writing night, we will be hosting Artists for Mumia, an evening of poetry, letter writing, love and support for Mumia. We will be asking for donations at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Vegan/veggie snacks will be provided, and child care will be onsite within the common spaces of the event. Child noise is to be expected throughout the entire event.

The event is located at Beit Zatoun, the building is two steps up from street levels, and washrooms are located in the basement. The flight of stairs is steep, with a handrail. A mobile ramp is available for entry into the building, if needed.

Date: Sunday May 31st
Location: Beit Zatoun 612 Markham St (Bathurst and Bloor)
Time: 6pm-9pm
Cost: Suggested $10 donation or PWYC (no one turned away)

You can get more info for Prison Radio here:

Updates on Mumia can also be found from the Free Mumia website:

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