…and police states have lots of political prisoners
Who said that? Not us, but Stella Rimington, the former Director-General of MI5 from 1992-6. In fact she didn’t say exactly that, but that’s how the mainstream press are reporting it. Lets face it, she should know, as part of her job was to ensure such a situation is developed. Here’s her quote in full from an interview she gave last week:
Certain Days 2009 Calendar
Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar
The calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organisers in Montreal, and three Political Prisoners being held in maximum-security prisons in New York state: Herman Bell, David Gilbert and Robert Seth Hayes. The initial project was suggested by Herman, and has been shaped throughout the process by all of our ideas, discussions, and analysis. All of the members of the outside collective are involved in day-to-day organising work other than the calendar, on issues ranging from refugee and immigrant solidarity to community media to prisoner justice. We work from an anti-imperialist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, feminist, queer and trans positive position.
Big thanks to all the bands who played to a packed-out and enthusiastic audience at The Junction (Stokes Croft, Bristol), helping us raise a whopping £300 for prisoner support.
It was great to see the enthusiasm of all involved in highlighting this important issue.
Special thanks to Badger for putting it all together, Kebele for bringing the info-stall and to Jesus Bruiser, Born/Dead, 7 Crowns, and War/System for playing some amazing music (and making our tinnitus that much worse)…
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