prisons

rebellion and reprisals

  • Posted on: 7 September 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Mask Magazine - by Ben Turk
how outside support can impact the outcome of prison struggles.

On September 9, prisoners in more than seventeen US states are planning a nationally coordinated work stoppage and protest, according to the Incarcerated Workers' Organizing Committee of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWOC). IWOC also counts 35 states where numerous captives are aware of the strike and the growing mobilization of outside support. On the date of this writing, that outside support involves events or actions in over fifty cities across the country.

TFSRadio: Hasan on prison organizing & Free Ohio Movement; Istanbul ABC on Turkey & vegan anarchist prisoner Evcan Osman

  • Posted on: 22 May 2016
  • By: Bursts
supportprisonerresistance.noblogs.org

Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on May 23rd, 2016, through May 29th, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM.

June 11, 2016: Against Maximum Security Prisons. Against Every Prison.

  • Posted on: 1 May 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

For June 11th, 2015, we emphasized transition in the struggle and in
the lives of the prisoners we support. This year we’re focusing on a
different kind of transition: the restructuring of the prison system and
thus doubling down on opposition to Maximum Security, isolation, and
Communications Management Units. High-security facilities are not new:
for example, Communications Management Units isolated Daniel McGowan and
Andy Stepanian for years. But now we are at a new juncture: there is
both a fresh focus on the part of the authorities reorganizing prisons
to maximize repression against long-term and combative prisoners, while
simultaneously cutting costs. In response there has been a wave of
resistance and revolt--in the streets and in the prisons. As this wave
spreads organically, we feel impelled to contribute in support of our
imprisoned friends and comrades.

Last Incarcerated Member of ‘NATO 3’ May Die in Prison

  • Posted on: 2 February 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Shadow Proof

Jared Chase is the last member of the “NATO 3,” who remains in prison. Chase suffers from Huntington’s disease and faces additional charges for alleged aggravated battery against a prison guard. He is set to go on trial in April. If convicted, there is a significant chance Chase could die in prison because of how his imprisonment has compounded the effects of this neurodegenerative disease.

A Reintroduction and Some Thoughts on Terrorism, Language and Context, and Strategy

  • Posted on: 9 January 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Brandon Baxter #57972-060

Since our arrest in 2012 I have maintained a near radio silence public profile despite regular and sincere encouragement to share my thoughts and ideas through mediums such as this. This was done intentionally as I had, until this point, maintained a glimmer of hope that I'd be able to fight my case in court. Today I received notice that my latest efforts to appeal my conviction were shut down by the court. There still remains a few avenues of recourse, but the prospects of a bright horizon, in those regards, are abysmal.

Reportback from New Year's Eve Noise Demo for Prisoner Solidarity in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

  • Posted on: 4 January 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

On the night of December 31, 2015, about 16 folks went to the Broward County Jail in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to show our support and solidarity for those inside. We approached the jail with the goal of making as much noise as possible. We banged pots, pans, and buckets, hammered street signs with spatulas, screamed and chanted into a megaphone, and blew hideously into a bent trombone. Our orchestra was immediately met with silhouettes peering through the fogged cell windows, trying to make out what was going on.

Trans and/or Women's Action Camp Blocks Seattle Street in Solidarity with Incarcerated Immigrants

  • Posted on: 4 August 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Yesterday the Trans and/or Women's Action Camp (TWAC) blocked a road in downtown Seattle in solidarity with the Northwest Detention Center Resistance and Not1More movement! The action was in opposition to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the GEO group corporation that operates private prisons and detention centers for profit. Please share widely!

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Under Flags, Guns, and Judges: How the Courtroom Mirrors the Wider World

  • Posted on: 10 May 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Fireworks - by EastWest

05.09.15 - When a friend was arrested during the recent rebellion against police and white supremacy, I found myself in a lot of court rooms. I've been in court rooms before, hell I've even stood before a judge a couple of times. Every time I've been in a court room, I've hated it. The entire system is designed to take agency and power away from everyday people; the State holds all of the cards.

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