Friday, August 31, 2012

ABCF's Running Down The Walls Reminder

September 2nd, 2012

The LA-ABCF is Running Down the Walls again! We would like everyone to get involved! If you can organize a run were you are we need you to let us know. Solidarity runs are the most important things about RDTW. If you are not able to run on Sunday September 2nd, but would like to write a solidarity statement to be read at the run, please do so. Please notify us if you are able to run, we welcome ALL your statements, we will run with you on our hearts and in our minds!

On Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 at 10 a.m., the Los Angeles Anarchist Black Cross will host a 5K Run/Walk/Jog/Bike around MacArthur Park. This Run is designed to raise much-needed funds for the Anarchist Black Cross Federation's Warchest program and for Revolutionary Autonomous Communities (RAC). We are attempting to reach the goal of $5,000 with the run. Funds will be divided between the two programs:

ABCF Warchest:

The ABCF Warchest program was created in November of 1994. Its purpose is to send monthly financial support to Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War (PP/POWs). The Warchest funds are divided and distributed through monthly stipends to political prisoners who receive little or no financial aid. Prisoners use this money to cover the basic necessities of everyday living. These funds have been used by prisoners to pay for stamps, shoes, clothes, as well as assisting their families with what little they can.

Revolutionary Autonomous Communities (RAC):

In the aftermath of the May Day 2007 police riot targeting migrant workers who dared stand up for our human rights, members of the MacArthur Park area and others joined together to support those with no papers and those with no means. RAC-LA came forward to aid the community in self-organizing such that with the help of each other we might make an inhuman way of living a bit more bearable while at same time acquiring the means to one day transform this system into an image of our own humanity.

Solidarity Runs:

Every year, prisoners and supporters of political prisoners organize solidarity runs with Running Down the Walls. In Sync with each other, we will collectively pound the pavement with our feet and bike tires as we exhibit our strength and stamina as examples of our tireless effort to free our imprisoned comrades. In past years we had runs in: Albuquerque (NM), Arcata (CA), Ashland, (OR), Bellefonte (PA), Boston (MA), Connecticut River, Dannemora (NY), Denver, (CO), Detroit (MI), Elmore (AL), Guelph (CAN), Inez (KY), Los Angeles (CA), Marion (IL), Mexico City (MEX), New York City (NY), USP. Navosta (TX),Pelican Bay (CA),Phoenix (AZ), Sandstone (MN), Tucson (AZ), USP
Tucson (AZ), and Toronto (CAN)

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