Political prisoners with April birthdays

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From the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective, a poster to print up that lets you know how to write to political prisoners with birthdays in April. The text on the poster is as follows:

Send a birthday card for these political prisoners. It’s an easy way to help remind
these freedom fighters that they aren’t forgotten. If you make one, remember–don’t
use anything like white-out, stickers, tape, or glitter on it. We also recommend that you
put your name and address and their name and prisoner number on the card, lest the
authorities “lose” the envelope and forget where it is going. If you would like to add a
birthday, email us at ppbirthday@riseup.net. Brought to you with love by the Chapel
Hill Prison Books Collective.

AM4975 / Box 244
Grateford, PA 19426-0244
SCI Grateford
April 7, 1956

OO6308 / 451 Fullerton Ave
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238
April 13, 1951

OO6309 / 451 Fullerton Ave
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238
April 25, 1956

Chuck, Janet, and Janine Africa are 3 of the people who make up the
MOVE 9. There are currently eight MOVE activists in prison each
serving 100 years after been framed for the murder of a cop in 1979.
The 9th defendant, Merle Africa, died in prison in 1998. MOVE
is an eco-revolutionary group dedicated to liberation struggles.

B-27527 / CSP-CENT
FC-2-110 / Box 921
Imperial, CA 92251
April 11, 1949
Chip was a dedicated Panther, throwing himself into his political
work, including the Party’s Free Breakfast Program, the tutorial
program, selling Panther papers, political education classes and other
projects. In 1969 (he was 19) he was convicted and sentenced to death
for his participation in a police shoot out. In 1972 California abolished
the death penalty and he was resentenced to Life WITH the possibil-
ity of parole. But because of his political beliefs he remains in prison
while 98% of people on death row in California from 1972 have been

P.O. Box 534
Jessup, MD 20794
April 23, 1946
Eddie is a Black Panther framed in the murder of a police officer by
the FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO operations. He has been in prison
since 1970. This is part of the forgotten legacy of the civil right’s

175 Progress Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15370-8090
April 24, 1954
In 1981 Mumia, former Black Panther and vocal supporter of MOVE,
was framed for the murder of a cop. He was originally sentenced to
death but is currently awaiting re-sentencing.

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