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(en) ALI KHALID ABDULLAH NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW !!!

From "nem" <nem.diy@wanadoo.fr>
Date Thu, 3 Feb 2000 10:04:09 -0500


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PP ALI KHALID ABDULLAH NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW !!!
Wednesday, January 26th: we receive a letter from political prisoner Ali =
Khalid Abdullah, whom we have been supporting and writing for about 8 =
months. He writes us in his last letter that the prison administration =
has refused him some antifascist material we sent him with this comment: =
"The material seeks support and encourages followers to take action, =
i.e., bombing buildings, offices and material." The "material" they mean =
is actually one small size flyer that deals with the imprisonment of 2 =
members of an antifascist group from south of France called "FTP". FTP =
attacked with explosives and molotovs property of the fascist political =
party Front National. The flyer is only about facts and calls for =
support and solidarity with these 2 prisoners. It has nothing to do with =
encouraging readers to take direct, violent or illegal actions. We =
already had sent flyers to Ali dealing with supporting incarcerated =
political inmates.

According to Ali, the prison staff tries to hold HlM responsible for =
this "dangerous material" and look at him as if he was a threat or a =
supporter of terrorist ideas. He said that this will hurt him when he =
goes before the parole board in a few weeks and that there's even a =
possibility that he will end up in a high security prison. All this =
happened because we put a flyer that he never asked for in a letter to =
him.

Ali and Anarchist Black Cross-Dijon ask everybody to send IMMEDIATLY =
protest letters. If you mind about the fate of prisoners, if solidarity =
and support to inmates means something to you, if you appreciated the =
work we have been doing towards prisoners, PLEASE DO IT NOW !!! Protest =
letters have to be sent to:


Warden Barry McLemore
Thumb Correctional Facility
3225 John Conley Drive
Lapeer, MI 48446
USA

Director Bill Martin
Michigan Department of Corrections
Grandview Plaza Building
PO BOX 30003
Lansing, MI 48909
USA

Here's a copy of the letter we sent the day after getting Ali's one. You =
can use it or use a part of it if you wish. You will find Ali's advice =
after. Please use your mind and DONT WRITE THINGS THAT COULD MAKE ALI'S =
SITUATION WORTH ! AGAIN WE URGE EVERYBODY TO DEDICATE SOME TIME TO =
WRITE/TYPE LETTERS NOW !!! We feel terribly bad about it and we almost =
wanted to stop all our activities towards prisoners. ABC's aim Is to =
support prisoners, not to harm them. Thanx

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[Address]
[date]

Dear Mr. McLemore/Bill Martin,


I'm writing you regarding the material sent by the collective =
"ABC/Maloka" to prisoner Ali Khalid Abdullah #148130 that was refused to =
him. I would like to let you know that Ali did not ask for this material =
and that this material does not encourage others to take illegal action. =
It deals with two French prisoners that will go before the court soon =
because of actions they took against buildings and material belonging to =
the extreme right wing political party from France called "National =
Front". Like Ali Khalid Abdullah I have some strong antifascist and =
antiracist convictions. I believe the actions these people took are a =
consequence of the rising of fascism here in France. Yes, the scourge of =
fascism is unfortunately rising here in France and like in Germany in =
the 30's, members of the National Front disturb peace and kill people in =
the streets. I know such a political party doesn't exist in the USA.

The sending of this material doesn't mean that I or Ali encourage the =
use of such means to fight fascism. I believe fascism should not exist =
so that nobody would need to take action against it. I don't believe in =
violent means but rather in democratic and peaceful change.

That's why I ask you not to hold Ali responsible for this material. He =
never asked for it and Maloka are the only responsible for putting this =
flyer in the letter. What happened is that they just sent him one flyer =
that is against fascism and racism and they thought Ali would like to =
receive it because he is also against fascism and racism. Ali just =
believe in all people being treated fairly, he has been imprisoned for a =
long time and he has nothing to do with the material Maloka sent him. =
Their intention was not to cause anyone harm. I also think it should not =
have been refused to Ali because according to me it doesn't encourage =
the reader to take action but only to support two people arrested. In =
France a lot of members of the ruling party support them because fascism =
is a threat and fascism kills. But I would of course not act like them =
and I do not encourage such acts.

The members of Maloka and I think that Ali is a good person who only =
wants to help others with words of love and support but they never =
thought such material would hurt him. All I want is seeing Ali Khalid =
Abdullah being freed soon so that he can join his family and friends and =
live a peaceful life. How could he be held responsible for material sent =
to him without his permission?

If you still think the material is bad, please hold the collective =
"Maloka" responsible for it. They may not have been aware that this type =
of flyer is bad to be sent in the USA because it's totally legal here in =
France and this material is about information, like an article in the =
newspapers.

I hope this letter was perfectly understandable to you as english is not =
my native language. Again I urge you not to consider Ali Khalid Abdullah =
as responsible for the sending of this material.

With sincere salutation,=20


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Ali's advice for those who will write:

"If you write them or have others sending letters of protest, DO NOT =
MENTION ANYTHING ABOUT TERRORISM. ONLY TELL THEM THAT YOU HAD SENT ME =
SOME MATERIALS THAT ARE AGAINST FASCISM, RACISM AND NAZIS THAT YOU =
THOUGHT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT BECAUSE YOU KNOW I AM AGAINST RACISM =
AND OPPRESSION, AND BECAUSE YOU KNOW I BELIEVE IN ALL PEOPLE BEING =
TREATED FAIRLY AND NOT UNJUSTLY. Tell them that, YOU DID NOT THINK THE =
MATERIALS YOU SENT TO ME WERE HARMFULL OR BAD BUT THAT IN FRANCE THE =
RACISM IS BAD AND THE SPREADING 0F HATE MATERIAL IS STRONG AND WHAT YOU =
AN OTHERS TRY TO DO IS TO STOP THE SPREADING 0F THIS TYPE OF HATE =
MATERIALS BY DESTROYING THE PLACES WHERE THEY PRINT SUCH MATE MATERIAL. =
Tell them, that ALI IS A GOOD HUMANITARIAN AND HE IS ALWAYS WILLING TO =
HELP OTHERS WITH WORDS OF LOVE AND SUPPORT BUT YOU NEVER THOUGHT SUCH =
MATERIAL WOULD HURT HIM. PLEASE DO NOT HOLD ALI RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT WE =
HAVE SENT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, YOU ARE WRONG TO DENY THE MATERIAL WE =
SENT BECAUSE WHAT WE SENT WAS NOT TO CAUSE ANYONE HARM."


Ali Khalid Abdullah #148130, Thumb Correctional Facility, 3225 John =
Conley Drive, Lapeer MI 48446, USA


More info : ABC-Dijon, Maloka, BP 536, 21014 Dijon Cedex, FRANCE / =
E-mail: Maloka@chez.com

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P.S.: PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY & RAPIDLY !



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