Monday, August 02, 2010

Running Down the Walls Aug. 7th, 2010

When: August 7th, 10 am

Where: South Gate Park,
9615 Pinehurst Avenue,
South Gate, CA

On Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 10 a.m., the Los Angeles Anarchist Black Cross
will host a 5k run/walk/jog/bike around the bustling sports fields of South Gate
Park in South Gate Los Angeles. This run/walk/jog/bike is designed to raise
much-needed funds for the ABCF\\\'s Warchest program, and Corazón Del Pueblo.
We are attempting to reach the goal of $3,000 with the run. Funds will be
divided between the two programs:
ABCF Warchest:
A program that provides monthly stipends to political prisoners who receive
little or no financial aid. In 16 years, the program has raised nearly $63,000
for our imprisoned comrades.
Corazón Del Pueblo:
Corazón del Pueblo is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit collective, and community
cultural center, that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding
through the arts, education and social action.
Official Runs and Solidarity Runs:
The ABCF is a Federation of ABC chapters that span across the country and is
holding two official Running Down the Walls runs. Both New York and Los Angeles
will be holding official runs on the morning of August 7th. In addition, every
year, prisoners and supporters organize solidarity runs. Last year, we had runs
in Albuquerque (NM), Arcata (CA), Ashland, (OR), Bellefonte (PA), Boston (MA),
Denver, (CO), Elmore (AL), Inez (KY), Los Angeles (CA), Marion (IL), New York
NY), USP. Navosta (TX), Pelican Bay(CA), Phoenix (AZ), Tucson (AZ), and Toronto,
Ontario. This year we hope to have even more runs in cities, towns, and prisons
all across North America.

We chose the date of August 7th as the day to run down the walls to commemorate
the life of revolutionary Jonathan Jackson who, on August 7th, was killed in an
attempt to free the Soledad Brothers. On August 7, 1970, Jackson brought guns
into the Marin County Court house during the trial of James McClain, William
Christmas, and Ruchell Magee. Jonathan Jackson demanded the release of the
Soledad Brothers as he and the three prisoners took the Judge and four others
hostage. As Jackson and the others entered his van in an attempt to leave, the
authorities open fired on the van, killing Joanathan Jackson, James Mclain,
William Christmas and Judge Harold Haley. Ruchell Magee was injured but survived
the onslaught and remains in prison to this day.
Registration fees: $12 preregistration; $15, the day of the run. (Make checks
out to Tim Fasnacht)
For more information contact:
The Los Angeles Branch Group of the Anarchist Black Cross Federation
PO BOX 11223
Whitier, Ca 90603
"Give flowers to the fallen rebels with a glance turned toward the new dawn"-
(old anarchist hymn)

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