Tim DeChristopher Summarily Placed in Isolated Confinement

BREAKING NEWS:  Tim DeChristopher Summarily Placed in Isolated Confinement – Peaceful Uprising Issues a National Call to Action

On the evening of Friday March 9th, Tim DeChristopher was summarily removed from the Minimum Security Camp  and moved into the FCI Herlong’s Special Housing Unit (SHU) reportedly due to a request from an unidentified Congressman.  Tim is kept in an 8 x 10 cell which he shares with another inmate, has been let out of his cell only 4 times in the last 19 days, and  will be kept in this dehumanizing situation indefinitely until the BOP grants him a hearing.

In the SHU, Tim’s movements are severely restricted.  In the past two weeks, he has been allowed out of his 8 x 10 cell (which he shares with another inmate) four times, each time for less than an hour.  Tim is allowed one book in his cell, and four in his property locker.  His writing means are restricted to a thin ink cartridge which makes correspondence extremely difficult.  He can receive mail from the outside, but has no other form of communication other than 15 minutes of phone time per month.

The hidden power of of public and appointed officials in Washington DC that can continue to inflict cruel and unusual punishment on Tim is outrageous. This is not justice, it is political persecution.

We firmly believe the only way Tim will be returned to the minimum security camp he’s been housed in for the last six months is to place outside pressure on FCI Herlong, the Bureau of Prisons, and members of Congress that sit on the subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.

The time to act is now.  Click here to take action and read the full story (including more breaking news on how William Koch’s Gunnison Energy walked away with only a fine after conspiring with SG Energy to orchestrate the bidding at a BLM oil and gas lease auction in Colorado in 2012)
March 15th, 2012:  Tim DeChristopher’s appeal has been accepted for oral arguments in front of the 10th District Court in Denver, CO on May 10th, 2012.  Please consider making a generous gift to Tim DeChristopher’s Legal Defense Fund to help us prepare for this appeal. 

On July 26th, 2012  Tim was sentenced to 2 years in federal prison, 3 years of supervised probation and a $10,000 fine.  He is currently serving his time at FCI Herlong in Northern California.  For more information on how to write, visit, or contact Tim or Tim DeChristopher’s Legal Defense Fund, and for current updates please visit: www.peacefuluprising.org/tim-dechristopher


Write him a letter (or lots of letters!)  Packages are not allowed, nor are any letters that contain glue, stickers or glitter. only letters in regular envelopes with complete return addresses, addressed to the following:

Tim DeChristopher



                                      Federal Correctional Institution

                                      PO Box 800

                                      Herlong, CA 96113

If you’d like to visit Tim, please contact Dylan Schneider at:  dylan@peacefuluprising.org.  Please, do not show up to the jail or prison without contacting Dylan.

Please consider making a generous gift to Tim DeChristopher’s Legal Defense Fund.  With Tim now in prison we must prepare for an all out appeal.  Ron Yengich and Pat Shea have volunteered their time to date and will continue to do so for the appeal.  They estimate Tim will need over $50,000 for a well prepared appeal to the 10th Circuit.  Any help with financial donation will be most helpful and appreciated.

*Financial gifts made to Tim DeChristopher’s Legal Defense Fund are not tax-deductible and are used for legal costs and any costs associated with supporting Tim DeChristopher. 

Make a gift through PayPal online or send a check to the address below:

Tim DeChristopher
Legal Defense Fund c/o Pat Shea 252 S. 1300 E., Suite A Salt Lake City, Utah 84102

Pam Africa, Our Revolutionary Daughter of the Dust, Her Life and Work

Pam Africa, Our Revolutionary Daughter of the Dust, Her Life and Work

Public Event · By Anthony Monteiro and Tanay Lynn Harris

March 30 at 3:00pm until March 31 at 5:00pm

Charles Blockson Collection at Temple University and The Historic Church of the Advocate on 18th and Diamond Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

International Women’s Month is a special time to celebrate the lives of women whose lives have bettered humanity and have advanced the causes of peace, social justice and the cause of working people. The early women’s rights advocates were also fighters against slavery, for the betterment of the working classes, and for the freedom of political prisoners. By any measure Pam Africa’s life stands as a contemporary figure in this brilliant lineage. One need only reflect upon Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Emma Goldman, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Assata Sakur and one’s mind goes right to the name Pam Africa as a modern day figure of this magnitude. Perhaps because she lives among us and we see her most days, or receive calls or other notices from her that we fail to recognize her significance. However, Pam is a world significant freedom and social justice fighter. For these and other reasons we are proposing a one day colloquium to scientifically and humanistically investigate the life and work of Pam Africa as a way to understand and explain to humanity the geography of this life, how it emerged, the social, racial and class dynamics that gave rise to it and the moral, religious, spiritual and ideological influences that shaped it. The colloquium is at once a celebration of an extraordinary life and a study of leadership. It is, also, a contribution to the younger generation’s knowledge of our common history and struggle, of how the extraordinary emerges from the life world of African American proletariat, and how political and moral courage springs from struggle.

A reception will take place on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Blockson Collection in Sullivan Hall on Temple University’s Campus from 3pm until 6pm.

The colloquium will take place on March 31, 2012 at the Historic Church of the Advocate , at 18th and Diamond Streets in Philadelphia. It will go from 11AM to 5PM and consist of four panels that will investigate the following areas of Pam life: 1. Pam Africa as Jeanette Knighton: her life before Move and before The International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal: 2. Move and The International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal and the creation of a Revolutionary Activist and Strategist: 3. Pam Africa as a Fighter for International Human Rights: 4. The Spiritual, Religious and Moral Foundations and Influences on the Life of Pam Africa.

The Colloquium will feature a special keynote address by Mumia Abu Jamal and a final reflection by Pam Africa. Among the invited speakers will be Mumia Abu Jamal, Ramona Africa, Phile Chionesa, Dr. Angela Davis, Dr Cornel West, attorney Michael Coard, Suzanne Ross, Jamila K Wilson, Iresha Picot, Tanay Lynn Harris, Dr Johanna Fernandez, Dr Marc Lamont Hill, Buck, Michael Abdul and Betsy Piet.

Some might ask, “Why study Pam?” or “Aren’t you being too intrusive, and aren’t you objectifying a person we know and live with everyday?” The answer is we want to understand Pam in order to replicate her, to for the future reproduce leaders such as she. As such , as we look at Pam Africa we will also be looking to future struggles for peace and social justice and to our common future. Also we wish to say to the world that she is part of us and we recognize her and her extraordinary contributions to humanity.



On April 24, 2012, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 58th birthday, we will gather at the Department of Justice in Washington D.C and amplify our formal request that Attorney General Eric Holder meet with a delegation to discuss police corruption and civil rights violations.
Join Danny Glover, Frances Fox Piven, Norman Finkelstein, and M1 of Dead Prez and thousands of others to build a movement that will link the violations in Mumia’s case and his fraudulent trial to the crisis of mass incarceration, torture, death penalty, here in America and aboard.

Short term goal: release Mumia. Long term goal: end mass incarceration.


Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑