Click this link to read a recent report from so-called Pittsburgh on the aftermath of the George Floyd uprising and the need to support those facing repression.

Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal

From Lore’s support site: “A notorious Trump lackey targeted Lore in June 2020 to be a scapegoat for the demonstrations that empowered Philadelphians against constant police brutality. The federal government captured and tortured Lore to scare Philadelphians into complicity with state violence. They threaten to keep her in dungeon-like conditions for the rest of her life without the right to defend herself. 

Lore has been tortured with weeks-long solitary confinement and denied treatment for COVID-19. She and her family are the regular targets of death and violence threats from allies of the Philadelphia Police Department and the followers of right-wing influencers. Still, Lore has become a vital source for health information and care to the women hidden in the Bureau of Prisons’ Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia.”

Lore is awaiting sentencing–scheduled for June 27, 2022–after pleading guilty to two counts of civil disorder.

Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal 70002-066
FDC Philadelphia
PO BOX 562
Philadelphia, PA 19105

David Elmakayes

Read David’s piece “This Land” here posted by Mongoose Distro.

In February of 2022, David pleaded to arson and felony possession of a firearm; sentencing is scheduled for June 14, 2022, and he remains in federal custody.

David Elmakayes 77782-066
FDC Philadelphia
PO BOX 562
Philadelphia, PA 19105

Christopher West

Christopher has a fundraiser clothing shop here. And check his Instagram page here. He was sentenced on October 29, 2021, to 48 months in federal prison for one count of Conspiracy and one count of Civil Disorder. His arson charge was dismissed as part of his plea deal.

Christopher West 04670-509
USP Canaan
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 300
Waymart, PA 18472

Andrew Augustyniak-Duncan

Andrew was arrested and charged with the federal crime of Civil Disorder for allegedly throwing projectiles at Pittsburgh police during the uprisings. After reaching a plea agreement, he was sentenced in federal court to 41 months of incarceration followed by three years of supervised release on December 14, 2021. He is currently facing proceedings for state charges and was moved to a different county facility rather than the BOP.

Andrew Augustyniak-Duncan
100 W. Cherry Ave.
Washington, PA 15301

Anthony “Ant” Smith

From Ant’s support page: “Anthony Smith is a respected educator, a standout organizer, a powerful leader, and a beloved community member with a passion for making sure everyone around him is protected and thriving. As a high school social studies teacher in North Philadelphia, he is known for the genuine connections he builds with his students inside and outside the classroom. He is an organizer and volunteer with multiple organizations throughout Philadelphia, and is a fixture at 60th and Market each Friday, where he serves free food to the community with Food Not Bombs Solidarity. His coworkers, students, colleagues, and fellow organizers praise him as an empathetic and reliable peacemaker who always advocates for underrepresented and disenfranchised community members.

“On October 26th, 2020, Anthony was arrested and taken from his home by federal officers based on his alleged involvement in the arson of a police vehicle during a Black Lives Matter protest in May, 2020. If convicted, he will face a mandatory minimum of 7 years in prison… Anthony was released pre trial and is on a location monitoring program while his case is pending.” Follow @FreeAntPHL on Twitter and Instagram. **Ant is not currently in custody.**