July Prisoner Letter Writing Night

Come on down to Firestorm in Asheville from 5-7pm for our monthly political prisoner letter writing night, where we write to prisoners with upcoming birthdays or facing repression. This month, one receiver of our letters is Nina Droz Franco. From NYC ABC:

Nina Alejandra Droz Franco was arrested by the Puerto Rico Police as she sat on the street to block a line of riot cops during disturbances that followed a 2017 May Day march. Later that day, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) took over the investigation. On May 2nd, she was transferred to federal custody and charged with damaging or attempting to damage by means of fire a building engaged in activity affecting interstate commerce. Specifically, she was accused of trying to set fire to the Banco Popular building, which was the target of rage for hundreds of protesters who smashed its glass windows and wrote on its walls. Droz Franco initially pled not guilty, but on July 12 changed her plea after reaching a non-cooperating agreement with the prosecution that recommended a sentence of three years and one month in prison, while her attorney argued for two years. On June 12th, 2018, she was sentenced to 37 months in prison and three years of probation.

If for whatever reason you are not able to join us, please write to Nina:
Nina Droz Franco #50427-069
FCI Tallahassee
501 Capital Circle, NE
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

July free Documentary

Join BRABC on Friday, July 5th from 6:30-8 at Firestorm for a viewing of the documentary, “Lucio” about Spanish exile, anarchist, builder and counterfeiter Lucio Ortuba who’s art and solidarity almost brought down the international American credit system!

If you can’t make it, you can find it for free (in Spanish). Otherwise, join us for the subtitles!

Yes, we misspelled anarchist… :b

June Prisoner Letter Writing Night

Sunday, June 2nd from 5-7pm at Firestorm book in West Asheville, join us for our monthly prisoner letter writing night. We’ll share the names, addresses and stories about political and politicized prisoners with upcoming birthdays or facing repression. Or, just hang out and write your own letters!

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May 2019 Political Prisoner Letter Writing

Join us the first Sunday of May, as with every month, for a letter writing to anarchist and leftist political prisoners and politicized prisoners with birthdays coming up or facing repression. It’s a great place to meet people, learn some political history, build relationships with folks behind bars or just write your own letters in…

Saturday, March 16: BRABC Double-Header at Static Age Records

On Saturday, March 16th, Blue Ridge ABC is holding a double-header at Static Age Records in downtown Asheville. First up, from 3-5pm, a Super Smash Brothers benefit tournament, with vegan cheese-steaks and fries available. Double elimination, best 2 out of 3 rounds. For more info, check out https://www.smashprisonssmashbros.eventbrite.com.         Then, from 9pm…

Friday, March 1st + Sunday, March 3rd: Trouble #18 (ACAB) + Letter Writing

Friday, March 1st is the first Friday of the month and therefore the Trouble Showing at Firestorm Books and Coffee in Asheville, NC. Episode 18, entitled ACAB (for All Cops Are Bastards) airs at 6:30pm and will be followed by a little over an hour of discussion. Preview the episode here.

Then, on Sunday March 3rd, as the 1st Sunday of the month, BRABC will hold it’s Political Prisoner letter writing event, again at Firestorm. The event begins at 5pm, letter writing materials including stamps, prisoners names and stories, addresses and help in writing. If you’ve never written someone a letter or someone in prison in particular, no worries. It’s a nice social time. The event runs from 5pm to 7:30pm.

February Letter Writing

The usual, Sunday, February 3rd. Avoid Super Bowl Sunday with us!

Feb Doc, “Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey With Mumia Abu-Jamal”

This month as the sub.Media Trouble shutdown continues, BRABC’ll be airing the 2 hour documentary from 2013, “Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey With Mumia Abu-Jamal,” about author, journalist, former Black Panther and political prisoner, Mumia.  In recent months, Mumia’s case has taken a major turn with the opening up of an option for Mumia and…

BLVCK MVSS: Feb 1st Hip Hop Benefit for BRABC

We are excited to announce that at 8pm on Friday, February 1st at 8pm #VVITCHGANGCOVEN will perform a showcase at The Mothlight in West Asheville featuring performances by: VVitchboy X Akuma Scarlaween Cool World Order Herb Da Wizard Jagger & Xor The show is 18+ and the door is $7