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Annual Prisoner Solidarity Postcard Mailing and Prisoner Subscriptions

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Every year in the wintertime, Critical Resistance sends a note of solidarity, hope, and encouragement to all of the 7,500+ subscribers of The Abolitionist newspaper that are currently locked up in jails, detention centers, and prisons. This special annual effort is part of our ongoing work to support political study and organizing by people who are in prison. 

Can you support our annual Prisoner Solidarity Postcard Mailing and newspaper subscription drive? Please join us in taking action and make a gift to move these meaningful materials across prison walls. You can donate here.

To pull of this ambitious and meaningful project, we engage our movement communities in Portland, OR; New York, NY; Oakland and Los Angeles, CA. Follow each chapter on Facebook for event updates or see below for more details.

Please click here to subscribe/donate.

You have helped us raise $1,400 as of December 4, 2019. Let’s keep going! We will update this page weekly to appreciate your generosity.

About the 2019 Postcard...

This piece of art is called Padayon (Move On), created by Eduardo Sarmiento. Sarmiento is a political prisoner and a peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), an umbrella organization fighting for national freedom and democratic rights of the people. He was arrested by the Philippines police and military without warrant in 2009, and convicted on trumped up, politically motivated charges in 2013.

Thank you to comrades with SELDA who shared this art with us! SELDA is an organization of political prisoners and former political detainees in the Philippines.


In addition to the 600 – 3,500 cards at each event for our contacts, we will have blank cards for you to send to loved ones in prison. Come thru, reflect on the year and join us in solidarity, resilience and resistance. Even if you can’t join us, please consider making a donation in support.

Critical Resistance Los Angeles (CRLA)

Facebook event here. Please RSVP and spread the word. 

Date: Saturday, December 7th 

Time: 12-5 PM

Location: Southern California Library, 6120 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90044

Event info: Family-friendly with kids activities. DJ Palm.Era will provide the music and we will have dessert and refreshments for you!

At 3pm, Dolores Canales or California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement will lead a reportback on the organizing they have been doing with people inside.

In addition to SoCal Library’s book sale, we will also have rad liberation tshirts printed by Underground Scholars Initiative, UCLA chapter, including: Mumia Abu Jamal, Leonard Peltier and Assata Shakur shirts and tote bags for sale.

This event is part of the 2019 Degrees of Visibility programming. 

Critical Resistance New York City (CR NYC)

Follow CR NYC on Facebook for event updates.
Date: Sunday, December 8th
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Interference Archive , 314 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 

Critical Resistance Oakland (CR OAK)

Event 1: We will be writing cards at our Building People Power event on December 14th. Join us there!
Date: Saturday, December 14th
Time: 12-3pm
Location: 4400 Telegraph Ave, North Oakland. 5 blocks from MacArthur BART.
Event 2: Prisoner Solidarity Postcard event Happy Hour
Date: Tuesday, December 17th
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Cafe Encina, 308 41st Street, Oakland, CA 94609. 
Cafe Encina is a 10-minute walk from BART.

Critical Resistance Portland (CR PDX)

Date: Monday, December 16th
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Location: Dismantle, Change, Build Center @ 14 NE Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97211