Leah Henderson Sentenced and Taken into Custody

20 Dec

Today Leah Henderson was sentenced to 10 months in prison for one count of counseling mischief over $5,000. This is after 1 and a half years of restrictive bail conditions, house arrest and jail. The court house was packed full of people that care about her as she was lead into custody. Please show Leah love and support by writing to her, organizing letter writing nights for all of the G20 defendants, and donating to the G20 prisoner fund.

you can read Leah’s statement to the courts and letter to her community here.

She has been transferred to Vanier and will wait their to be classified, therefore she may be moved to another institution in the future.

Leah Henderson

c/o Vanier Centre for Women at Milton
665 Martin Street
Milton, Ontario L9T 5E6
Telephone (905) 876-8300

Sincerely, the Guelph Anarchist Black Cross (GAyBC)

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Adam and Erik Moved to Penetang

13 Dec

Today, Adam and Erik were moved to the super-jail in Penetainguishine, the Central North Correctional Centre. They are currently cellmates and  in good spirits. Peter is current at the same prison but in a different range. Here is their new mailing address:

Adam Lewis / Erik Lankin / Peter Hopperton

Central North Correctional Centre
1501 Fuller Ave.
Penetanguishene, ON
Canada
L9M 2H4

It isn’t likely they’ll be moved again.

They especially want mail and reading material.

Thanks for the support.

9 Dec

 

 

Mapuche, Anti-Authoritarian and Anarchist Solidarity Night

DOWN WITH THE PRISON SYSTEM!  MAPUCHE & ANARCHIST PRISONERS:

ON TO THE STREETS!!

“If you think you are free, it is because you have not flown high enough to collide into the fence.”

Freedom for the Mapuche Political Prisoners, the Chilean Anarchist 5, and the Toronto G20 Conspiracy Group 6!

“See how few of us we are, and yet they invent grand media spectacles, but cannot erase what we have to say.

Look at how few of us we are, and yet their insults become desperate against us, their arguments become minor and are terrified by the smallest gestures while having all the power in their hands.

See how few of us we are and you shall see… You shall see that one day there will be millions just like us…

Only then will you have had a reason to have feared us so.”(Domingo Murua. Chuma…)

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:

MISSY ‘OJISTARI:YO’ ELLIOT & SIX NATIONS YOUTHS – Member(s) of Young Onkwehonwe United. Testimony on the ongoing Youth Reclamation at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.

MEGHAN LANKIN (From Kitchener, ON)– Part of the G20 Main Conspiracy Group 17, whose charges were recently dropped. Testimony on the ongoing support and solidarity with her brother, Toronto G20 Political Prisoner, Erik Lankin.

DAVID PRYCHITKA (From Hamilton, ON) – Part of the G20 Main Conspiracy Group 17, whose charges were recently dropped. Testimony on the ongoing support and solidarity with Toronto G20 Political Prisoner, Peter Hopperton.

JAROSLAVA AVILA – Mapuche solidarity activist with the Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]. Part of the original G20 Main Conspiracy Group 20, whose charges were dropped on Dec 20th, 2010.

NELL THURLOW – Mother of indigenous G20 arresttee, Ryan Rainville, recently convicted on a 8 month conditional sentence on house arrest.

DANIEL VANDERVOORT – External Commissioner of the University of Toronto Graduate Student’s Union. Testimony on broader conspiracy  charges and the G20 GSU raid in June 2010.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE GUELPH ANARCHIST BLACK CROSS

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FEATURING EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENTARY SHORTS:

*THE REBIRTH OF LEMUN (Lemun Renace)*

Mapuche youth, Alex Lemun Saavedra, was only 17 years old when he was murdered by Chilean National Police during a reclamation in the lands of Wallmapu, in 2001. “The Rebirth of Lemun” portrays the memory of a young Weichafe [Warrior], a community in mourning and the defiance of an indigenous nation.

*With Claudia in Our Hearts (Con Claudia en el Corazon)*

Beloved student, dance artist, and anarchist Claudia Lopez, was murdered by Chilean National Police during the riots of September 11th, 1998 in commemoration of the bloody fascist coup d’etat of 1973. The film depicts her memory among the Santiago community of La Pincoya and the mobilizations that she inspired in her people.

LIVE MUSIC + MUCH MORE…!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2011 @ 7:30PM

Free Vegan (Meat Option) Meal @ 6:30PM – Right after the No Prison Expansion March!

**Donations Appreciated :) **

SYLVESTER’S CAFE @ the GRADUATE STUDENT UNION (U of T)

16 Bancroft Avenue, Toronto (North of College, East of Spadina)

Organized by: The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu

http://wccctoronto.wordpress.com

Peter Hopperton Transfered, New Address

6 Dec

Today Peter Hopperton was taken from his cell which he was sharing with fellow G20 prisoner Eric Lankin and transferred to Central North Correctional Centre, commonly called Penetanguishene after the city it is located in.

Penetanguishene is a Maximum Security prison holding almost 1200 prisoners and deals mostly with provincial (2 years less a day) sentences.

You can send your letters, postcards and letters of solidarity to Peter at the address below.

Peter Hopperton

c/o Central North Correctional Centre

1501 Fuller Ave.

Penetanguishene, Ont.

L9M 2H4

Canada

Conclusion to Ryan Rainville’s Sentencing

6 Dec

Skeleton Speaks to an AudienceOn Monday Dec. 5Th, 2011 Ryan Rainville was received to a conditional sentence of 4 months under house arrest, followed by 4 months curfew and then one year probation. Ryan had pled guilty to 3 counts of Mischief over $5000 for using a red and black flag and a hammer to destroy Toronto Police cruisers during the G20 riot last year. He also pled guilty to a Breach of Peace.

Ryan’s sentence took into account the 96 days he spent in the Toronto Metro West Detention Centre and Maplehurst Correctional Facility following his initial arrest on these charges. Ryan fought and won during a trial where he contested charges of Assault Police with a Weapon and Obstruct Officer. These charges stemmed from accusations that a police cruiser Ryan had damaged was occupied.

Guelph Anarchist Black Cross (GAYBC) has just released a zine of Ryan’s statement he read to the courts before his sentencing. You can find it on our website www.guelphprisonersolidarity.wordpress.com to print and distribute at your leisure.

Print Version: Ryan_TrialStatements_imposed.pdf

Web Version: Ryan_TrialStatements.pdf

If you’re interested in writing letters of support and solidarity to Ryan, we will be forwarding mail from our P.O. Box. send your letters to:

Ryan Rainville c/o Guelph ABC

P.O. Box 183

Guelph, On

N1H 6J6

sincerely,

-Guelph Anarchist Black Cross

Shut Down the Crime Bill! No Prison Expansion! December 10th, Toronto

5 Dec

***Please Forward Widely***

No Prison Expansion
March and Noisy Demonstration
Saturday, December 10th 2011
3pm @ St. James Park
Bring noise makers, family and friends

On December 10, 2011, we will gather at St James park, the past site of Occupy Toronto. From there, we will march to the Don Jail in order to express our hatred of prisons and our contempt for the Criminal (In)Justice System. Harper’s Crime Bill is an attempt to lock more of us away for petty crimes- to fill Canadian jails with drug users and people struggling with mental health issues.

The current and ongoing expansion of the prison industrial complex touches our lives every day– from increases in street cops and surveillance to the overcrowding of prisons, and the further criminalization of poverty and targeting of marginalized communities.

The global capitalist economy is failing, and the environmental crisis is ongoing and everywhere. Increased policing and criminalization is an austerity strategy that will inevitably result in more of our friends and family members being locked away, more government money spent on policing and prisons, and the closures of community programs and schools.

The Canadian State is on a path towards US-style super-max isolation prisons and increased solitary confinement. There are plans for dozens of new prisons equipped with state-of-the-art security systems to further isolate prisoners from the outside world. The consequences to us and to our communities are dire; if the Crime Bill is passed, it will impose mandatory minimum sentences on various non-violent crimes – including simple drug possession (6 months in jail for 6 pot plants) – and make it harder to get time-served or parole.

Inspired by the global struggle against the capitalist elite and their vicious program of austerity, we choose to resist.

In solidarity with all prisoners and exploited peoples struggling for freedom locally and globally.

In solidarity with indigenous peoples of this land, who face continued assault by the Criminal (In)justice System.

Against the current prison conditions of abuse and torture that only increase the violence in our communities.

“This is Just the Beginning” says Rob Nicholson the Justice Minister, referencing tough crime bills.

We couldn’t agree more.

– Prison is Class War –

Buses will be leaving from Kitchener and Guelph to attend the march.

Email abolishtheprisons@gmail.com for more information and to reserve a spot.

Noise Demo at Metro West Monday, December 5th

1 Dec

Remember the g20 and those folks arrested for it? Some of them are in jail now…so,

Do you hate prisons? Do you love our buds?

If so, please join us this upcoming Monday, December 5th at 6 pm for a Noise Demo at Metro West Detention Centre to hoot and holler and make some noise and send some love to our buds who are locked up there!

Meet up is the parking lot by Carlingview Dr. And Disco Rd. Please be there at 5:45 pm, and we’ll head out to the prison from there. Bring: banners, flags, noisemakers, flashlights, candles, and buds.

Transit directions are below, It’d be sweet if you could RSVP so we could know what kind of numbers we’re looking at. Send RSVPs, questions, comments, to guelphabc@riseup.net.

LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!!!

TRANSIT DIRECTIONS:

If you’re looking to get there via public transit, the closest subway is Kipling Station. From there, you can take the 45 A Kipling, to and get off at Disco and Carlingview. The bad news is that the last bus back is at 6:24 pm. If you need help getting there contact guelphabc@riseup.net and we can figure something out!

GOOGLE MAP OF MEET-UP LOCATION

http://g.co/maps/v6gpc