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BK/NY – Tuesday, September 8th – Letter Writing To Doug Wright and Skelly (Cleveland 4)
WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing
WHEN: 7pm, Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
WHERE: YOUR HOME
As the fight against police brutality rages on, we witness evidence of the centuries-long commitment the state and the non-uniformed white supremacists have to each other in this country. The murders in Kenosha following the life-altering shooting of Jacob Blake to the most recent death of Michael Reinoehl in Portland are emblematic of the tragedy that ensues when lines are drawn. The fight continues, and daily we are reminded that the state regularly cooperates with and relies on the contributions of the white supremacist, racist, fascist right wing to do their dirty work (if they aren’t willing to do it themselves).
Speaking of the state and cooperators, please join NYC ABC and Page One Collective this week to write the two folks from Cleveland still finishing their sentences after being entrapped by the FBI during Occupy Cleveland. This simple and low-stakes ritual of regularly writing political prisoners is an excellent way to keep those who have fought the system and lost present in our minds, hearts and communities as these battles in the streets rage on.
Douglas Wright and Joshua Stafford (aka “Skelly”) are two Occupy Cleveland activists. They were arrested on April 30th, 2012, days before national May Day protests. They were accused of plotting a series of bombings, including that of an area bridge. However, the real story is that FBI informants and undercover agents had a heavy hand in creating the alleged plot, produced the explosives, and coerced the four into participating. For more information, be sure to visit cleveland4solidarity.org
Please take the time to write a letter to Doug and Skelly (and share a photo of your completed envelopes with us online):
Post Office Box 3000
Pine Knot, Kentucky 42635
*Address envelope to Joshua Stafford.
Douglas Wright #57973-060
Post Office Box 3900
Adelanto, California 92301