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          Eric was picked up from Grady County Jail in Oklahoma at midnight last night and taken on a plane to the prison he was designated. We just received a phone call and he has been placed at FCI Englewood! Over the past two years pre-trial, all of the fights and horrible experiences, seeing the Rocky Mountains was a moment in which he knew he could finally breathe. Tonight he looked out his window and watched the sunset over those mountains just 30 minutes away from his partner and many friends. In all of this shittiness this is one thing that we can be thankful that for tonight. While there is…

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    Update to court information 3/3

      To everyone planning on heading to court on Thursday afternoon to support EK, here are the updated specifics:   When: Thursday, March 3rd, at 1:30 pm Where: Courtroom 8A – District Judge, Gary A. Fenner U.S. District Court, 400 E. 9th St. Kansas City, Missouri 64106 Please note that valid photo identification is required to enter the courthouse and all persons and belongings are subject to search. Also, we’d like to encourage everyone who’s planning on attending the March 3rd court appearance to dress nice, and conduct yourself appropriately in the court room out of respect for EK, the person we are there to support.   And to everyone…

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    Call for a blast of solidarity!

    Eric has been trying to get a new lawyer assigned to his case. However, today in court the judge denied him the opportunity to seek new legal counsel. On top of this unfortunate news from a difficult day in court, it has come to our attention that CCA Leavenworth is now under lock-down. These lock-downs where prison cells are searched one by one typically last for a week, during which prisoners are not permitted to speak to their loved ones. It's times like these when small acts of solidarity can make the biggest difference. Please take a few minutes to send Eric a postcard or letter to remind him that…

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    “I refuse to make a habit” a poem by Eric King

    I refuse to make a habit of being oppressed or oppressive to wear chains and pretend they’re bracelets nothing orange is stylish these meals aren’t gifts and these captors aren’t our pals don’t give a fuck how their day is or if they’re breathing that pepper spray isn’t cologne these beatings aren’t for show the fire got put out in our cans but the power is in our hands till they rob the air we breathe i’ll stand on the side of action lessons learned today mental weakness overcome today will make a better me tomorrow for refusing to be broken and refusing to make a habit of being oppressed…

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    Urgent Action Needed Now: Don’t Let CCA Censor Eric King’s Mail!

    As folks know, Eric’s mail is being censored and political letters and literature are being rejected. It is important to keep the pressure on CCA Leavenworth to stop censoring Eric’s mail. According to Warden Isaac Johnston, it is up to the guards to use discretion in deciding which groups can be labeled as hate groups and have their correspondence rejected. This means that mailroom employees can use their own political ideology to decide what mail to allow and what to block. Unfortunately, due to CCA being a for-profit contractor, they are not held by the same rules as state and federal prisons. Yet there is a very short list of…

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    Urgent update regarding Eric King’s mail being rejected!

    Urgent update regarding Eric King’s mail being rejected! The CCA Leavenworth mailroom has been blocking some of Eric’s incoming mail, censoring publications for ridiculous reasons (or for no stated reason at all), and even blocking some of his outgoing mail.  Recently, a book about the Black Panthers was rejected because the prison evidently considers them a “hate group.” Around that same time, right­wing Christian literature with homophobic rhetoric made it through to another prisoner. Eric is clearly being targeted for his political beliefs and interests. If you have been writing to Eric and have not heard back from him, it is very possible that he has not received your letters or you have not received…

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    Untitled poem by Eric King

    Living in open caskets breaking down into fractions if we’re animals are these our zoos? if god loves us are jails the pews? asleep but i’m awaken hunger strikes me the earth is shaken time is my only consumption living in broken societies breaking down into surrogate families i’m hungry for anything

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    New Support Material and Update on fundraiser

    So first of all I would love to announce that our primary fundraiser goal has been met thanks to his amazing comrades! We are so excited overwhelmed by everyone’s solidarity be it donating to the fundraiser,  making sure Eric stays connected by dropping him a letter or even by sending him a book. We will continue to be taking donations and also “selling” t-shirts on his fundraiser. https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/0yoZc/ab/a4jVK6 We received an amazing zine that was beautifully  put together and sent to us by Causerie Publishing. We wanted to share it with all of Eric’s supporters. Take a second to read it, pass it on, or print it out for tabling.…

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    “A poem about being institutionalized” by Eric King

    art found here http://apiedimonte.deviantart.com/art/Jail-cell-1of-2-39677420 There’s no more bridges roses, flowers or gardens mutual friendship is foreign a dream like a soft mattress territorial beast w/out their homes no take out, just shake downs felt to be disowned only madness to look forward to calender days an abstract time away by the time they’ve parted  the gates the whole world has changed

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    “We Forget” a poem by Eric King

    Hometown heroes forget we exist within morality the person shooting up was once someone’s everything cuddly kids call the president a primate, cause they hate his pigment not racist if it’s politics just more social biggots one pump of blood away from being a fleeting memory once pump and pull away from an unwanted family villains in our lives aren’t just symbols they’re existing placing more importance on critical moments instead of having joy in simply loving rascal radicals ditching ethics and street battles rather duplicate love w/bubble gum flavored capsules loving all life in 8 hour segmants then rushing off to the bathroom to get in line for seconds…