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Announcement ::
Boston Political Prisoner Event // June 8th
01 Jun 2004
They Are In There For Us - We Are Out Here For Them. Political Prisoner Film Screening and Book Release

Hosted by the Boston Anarchist Black Cross (ABC)

Tuesday, June 8th, 7pm @ the Lucy Parson Center
They Are In There For Us - We Are Out Here For Them. Political Prisoner Film Screening and Book Release

Hosted by the Boston Anarchist Black Cross (ABC)

Tuesday, June 8th, 7pm @ the Lucy Parson Center

Speakers TBA

Film Screening: "Green With A Vengance" - 40 minutes

In June of 2000 in Eugene, Oregon, 22-year-old forest defense activist Jeffrey "Free" Luers was sentenced to an astonishing 22.5 years in prison for the burning of three SUVs and an attempted arson. Free has appealed his case and is in need of funds to help pay legal costs. After more than 3 years of imprisonment, Free has continued to participate in the movement through his writings and website.

Olivia Rousset, an Australian videographer and journalist, produced this video report for Dateline Australia back in 2001 on the "Earth Liberation Front." Features some of the only video footage of Free in prison, plus interviews with Professor Bron Taylor, former ELF spokesperson Craig Rosebraugh and anarchist-author John Zerzan. This is one of the best pieces on the US ecological defense movement and Jeff's case.

Book Release: "No Surrender: selected writings of an anti-imperialist political prisoner" by David Gilbert Published by Abraham Guillen Press & Arm The Spirit

A founder of Columbia University Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and a veteran of the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War movements, David Gilbert joined the Weather Underground organisation in the late '60s. After more than 10 years of clandestine resistance, he was captured in the course of an armed action in 1981. Gilbert has been a revolutionary political prisoner, continuing his work as an AIDS activist and author from behind the walls.

This first collection of David Gilbert's prison writings is a unique contribution to our understanding of the most ambitious and audacious attempts by white anti-imperialists to build an underground movement "within the belly of the beast." With unsparing honesty (and unfailing humor), he discusses the errors and successes of the WUO and its allies; the pitfalls of racism, sexism and ego in revolutionary organizations; and the possibilities and perils facing today's growing anti-imperialist resistance.

"No Surrender" is both an analysis of the past and a vision of our collective future. And more. It is the intensely personal, harrowing true story of a captive revolutionary, struggling to maintain an active political life deep inside America's repressive prisons, where principle is his only weapon and surrender is not an option. It's not an easy book; it's not an easy path. But it is one we all need to know, to honor, and to understand.

Copies of "No Surrender" will be available for $15.

Lucy Parsons Center 549 Columbus Avenue Boston, Massachusetts

Train: Orange Line - Mass Ave Bus: Route 1 - Columbus Ave


Boston Anarchist Black Cross ABC-Boston (at)

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