Dane Powell, one of the 200+ people arrested for allegedly taking part in the disruption of Trump’s inauguration, has pled guilty to two charges and been jailed for four months. You can donate to his commissary here, buy him books from his Amazon wishlist here, and write to him at:
Dane Powell DCDC #358 530 DC Jail
1901 D Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Just as a reminder, a few other prison/repression related news and events:
Here in the UK, the Smash IPP campaign are running a series of events against the endless IPP sentences all month: There’ll be a presence at Norwich probation office on Thursday 13th, a demo at Bristol probation office on Friday 14th, a noise demo at HMP Erlsetoke (somewhere in the south-west) on Sunday 16th, a return to Norwich probation office on the 19th, a letter-writing event in Norwich on the 20th, and then a noise demo at HMP Peterborough on the 23rd, commemorating the anniversary of an IPP prisoner who killed herself there.
CrimethInc are asking for an international week of solidarity with Dane Powell’s fellow inauguration defendants from the 20th-27th July. They have a range of suggestions for what people can do, including the very practical suggestion that people hassle the DC city council, who have agreed to investigate the police’s conduct on the day, but there’s no word yet as to whether or not they’ll run the investigation in time to turn up evidence that could be useful for the defendants in court.
On the 25th, it’ll be the annual day of solidarity with antifascist prisoners. Jock Palfreeman, the antifascist prisoner whose case first gave rise to the day, is asking that people commemorate the day by raising funds for the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association, sharing info about the group, and/or hassling the Bulgarian Vice-Minister for Justice to meet with them.
July also sees at least two birthdays of imprisoned comrades in the US: on July 17th, Dakota Moss, who’s serving a 14-year sentence for ram-raiding a gun store during the Ferguson uprising, will turn 22, and on the 19th, Keith “Malik” Washington, a revolutionary prisoner, organiser, and prolific writer, will turn 49.