Friday, January 16, 2009

Captive Voices Needs Help

Join Houston Anarchist Black Cross Sunday, January 18th, 2pm as we discuss the fate of Captive Voices, a publication edited, written by and for prisoners.

For several years now, our small collective has been responsible for the printing and distribution of a prisoner-edited zine, "Captive Voices", which is received by over 200 people around the world free of charge. Issue number 17 came out this summer, and due to the help of volunteers and generous donations from the community, we were able to send it to all but 40-50 subscribers.

So what's the deal?

1)We are in need of funds, a considerable amount of time, and photocopying hookups to get the rest of them out!

2)We need to assess the future of this project - whether there are enough people and resources to continue a relatively consistent distribution from Houston, or whether we need to find another group elsewhere that can take it on.

Our Pamphlets to Prisoners project is still going strong - we will be hosting another envelope-stuffing party mid February to fulfill recent literature requests from prisoners in the southern U.S.
(view our catalogue of radical literature: http://media. houston. indymedia. org/uploads/2008/01/houston_abc_lituratur...)

However, with the collective being about 4 (busy) people, handling Captive Voices at the same time will be tricky, at best. We need your help! If you are interested in putting some time, resources or ideas into this effort, stop by Sunday, 1/18, 2pm at Sedition Books (901 Richmond Ave.

"..while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.
" -Eugene Debs


Houston ABC

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