Just wanted to quickly let people know about two things I thought were important: first off, for those of you in London, there’s going to be a mass picket at Westbourne Park at 6:30 on Monday after what sounds like a mass sacking of unionised workers on the Crossrail project. This appears to be a blatant attack on workers’ organisation, and needs to be resisted.
Secondly, the Committee Against Political Repression have a bit more information about writing to Matt Duran, the American anarchist who’s currently in prison for not informing on comrades. To contact him, write to:
Matthew Kyle Duran #42565-086
P.O. Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198
They say “Make sure that your name and return address, as well as Matt’s full name and inmate number, are included on the envelope and all pages of the letter. There is no limit on how many letters Matt is allowed to have in his cell at any one time. He is allowed to have up to 20 photographs in his cell at once, so send him pictures too! No Polaroids though. Letters should be written in pen on clean and plain lined paper. Letters have been turned away in the past due to small stains from coffee spills, etc., so make sure the paper is immaculate.
Please don’t write about anything potentially incriminating. For more tips on how to write to a prisoner for the first time, see this article: How to Write Your First Letter to Someone in Prison.”