From Anarchy Alive! by Michael Kimble
For the last couple of years the Department of Justice has been conducting an investigation into the Alabama Department of Corrections. The investigation has come to a close and a report of the Justice Dept.’s findings has been published.
From Sean Swain
Sean has been transferred again, this time to Dillwyn, VA, in the center of the state. We just got word that he’s sitting pretty at Buckingham Correctional Center and can be written at:
Comrade Tamara Sol has already served about 5 and a half years since she was arrested on January 21, 2014 after shooting a security guard. Sol was sentenced to 7 years + 61 days of imprisonment.
Humorless, self-righteous, intolerant, cringe-worthy. Ten years ago these words would have aptly described the Christian Right. Their very serious allegiance to silly ideas like God and patriotism made them an easy target to mock and troll. But now, said labels bring to mind awkward privilege confessions and the moralistic tone of social justice-oriented Leftists. What’s happened in such a short time to cause this total reversal?
From Anarchy Bang
This week we discuss aging out of the anarchist space. We have always known that anarchism in the late 20th and early 21st century has more in common with subcultures like punk than political organs like the Communist Party or even the RCP. That means there is a natural 10 year arc and then you are done. The "old punk" option is available for a few, like tattoo artists or maybe someone with a record label, but mostly it is 10 and done. What does that look like in anarchyland? When do we know we are too old? What does it look like when you don't get the message that the kids don't want you around any more? Distracting essay that relates to but is separate from the point of this weeks essay but we'll read if we get no calls...
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Perhaps the easiest question ever asked: “Would you like your coffee with or without cops?”
“Coffee with a Cop,” a public relations event by Hamilton Police, found itself competing for attention with “Coffee without Cops.”
The plucky group of anarchists set up outside the entrance to Cafe Oranje in downtown Hamilton, handing out free coffee and snacks to passersby, along with information about the HPS’ abuses of civilians.
On April 24, the Turin Court of Assizes issued the first instance sentence for the “Scripta Manent” trial (which followed the repressive operation in which five comrades were arrested on September 6, 2016, and two others received notification of pre-trial detention while they were already in prison for the attack against Roberto Adinolfi of May 7, 2012).
This zine explores anarcho-surrealist imagination in midcentury and current-day USA, with particular emphasis on the Chicagoland scene. If folks are nearby Chicago, there will be a reading group on this text on May 21 (details here)
LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio05142019
Kathan co-hosts. More on "Done in from Within." Industrial excrescence of the week. E. Africa trashed by e-waste. Air Buds a recent e-crime. Ferlinghetti's Little Boy memoir. "Depression is a Disease of Civ," by Stephen Ilardi. Resilience, new phony buzzword. No military solution to mass shootings, latest suicides upsurge: teen girls. Social media as addiction and enemy of thought. Action briefs.