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Sacco (right) and Vanzetti in handcuffs.
Source: Boston Public Library

“Sacco and Vanzetti were two anarchist militants, framed in an unfair trial at a time of anti-radical repression and executed as enemies of the state. Their names still strike sparks of controversy, illuminating the limits of democratic state ‘justice’, what the powerful will do to their enemies, and the strength of human resistance. ”

“Both men died bravely, just after midnight on 23 August 1927. Sacco proclaimed ‘Viva l’anarchia!’ (Long live anarchy!), Vanzetti declared his innocence and that he forgave some people for what they were doing. Five days later the Boston police paid them the compliment of violently attacking their funeral procession. ”

“Black August originated in the concentration camps of California to honor fallen Freedom Fighters, Jonathan Jackson, George Jackson, William Christmas, James McClain and Khatari Gaulden. Jonathan Jackson was gunned down outside the Marin County California courthouse on August 7, 1970 as he attempted to liberate three imprisoned Black Liberation Fighters: James McClain, William Christmas and Ruchell Magee. “

When is the last time you contributed to the ABCF Warchest, a program that gives monthly stipends to political prisoners and prisoners of war with little other means of support. When is the last time you ran along side the prisoners, from the other side of the walls? Now’s your chance.

Click above for info on LA run. Click below for info on NYC run.

Jaan Lamaan and other prisoners will be running to support this effort from prison. Click below to hear Jaan Lamaan’s podcast message!

Click to hear Jaan Lamaan’s podcast message on Running Down the Walls from prison.

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