june 11th

The Hague: Banner and posters for June 11th

  • Posted on: 14 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

Today, June 11, is the international solidarity day with anarchist prisoners. That’s why, last week, we put posters up in The Hague, the Netherlands and hung a banner today with the text: ‘Freedom for all anarchist prisoners’.

The solidarity day with anarchist prisoners arose to draw attention to comrades held in the dungeons of the state, to show that they are not forgotten and to make fight against the prison society.

México: Anarchist prisoner Fernando Bárcenas is free

  • Posted on: 12 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

From El Libertario
by Cruz Negra Anarquista México - translated by thecollective

After spending the last 4 and a half years kidnapped in the North Prison of México City (DF), on the night of June 11th Fernando Bárcenas, returned to the streets! A group of around twenty libertarian anarchist friends travelled to the outside of the North male preventive prison (ReNo) [in DF] in order to wait for the departure of Fernando Bárcenas after four years and six months of prison.

Letter by Jeremy Hammond for June 11 Day of Solidarity

  • Posted on: 12 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

A raised fist to all those behind bars who maintain their dignity in the face of a system that dehumanizes and exploits us! Our steadfast commitment to our collective vision of a free society is more resilient than any prison they’ve ever built; even after all their iron bars and concrete walls crumble to dust, we will remain standing strong together.

June 11, 2018 statement from Michael Kimble

  • Posted on: 3 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

From June 11

Revolutionary salutations to Marius Mason and all long term anarchist prisoners being held captive by the state, and to all anarchists around the world.

My name is Michael Kimble and I am a long term anarchist prisoner in the state of Alabama. I’ve been imprisoned for thirty-one years and throughout my imprisonment I’ve been engaged in the fight against authority and domination, and the how-to end this miserable existence.

Second Annual Int’l Day of Solidarity with EK: His Story

  • Posted on: 22 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Support Eric King

June 28, 2018 is the second annual International Day of Solidarity with Eric King. June 28th, 2016 was the day that he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Now, two years later, he is able to share his story about the action that got him there.

We hope that you will join us in celebrating and showing solidarity for our friend by writing him, sending him books, spreading the word through banner drops or leafleting, or organizing a fundraiser or celebratory event.

On Slavery, Nat Turner, John Brown, and Drones: A Statement for June 11

  • Posted on: 20 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

From June 11th by Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain

In previous years, I have used the occasion of June 11 to roll out what I thought were pretty big ideas. In 2015, for example, I described how blastblog.noblogs.org had posted the home addresses of Ohio prison officials, including those who had orchestrated the torture regimen I endured at Mansfield. In that statement, opposing torture, I suggested that we collectively adopt a policy of self-defense against state terrorists, that when they torture us, we burn their cars and houses down; that when they stop the torture, we stop the burning.

June 11, 2018 statement from Jennifer Gann

  • Posted on: 15 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

The following statement from Jennifer Gann marks this year’s June 11th, day of solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoners.

Insurgent greetings from behind enemy lines in so-called California (Amerikan occupied Chumash territory)!

First and foremost, a clenched fist salute to my imprisoned anarchist comrades in the U.S. and around the world!

Interview with Panagioti from Fight Toxic Prisons

  • Posted on: 12 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

From June 11

Welcome to the 2018 June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason and all long-term anarchist prisoners interview series. With these interviews we seek to keep alive the recent histories of repression, resistance, and prisoner solidarity. To better know the prisoners we support, to grapple with some of the challenges of prisoner solidarity, to learn from and support each other across generations, struggles, borders, and ideologies. Last year we spoke with Sean Swain, Josh Harper, Daniel McGowen, supporters of Eric King, the Cleveland 4, and both Joseph Buddenburg and Nicole Kissane. Those can be found under the resources tab in the 2017 section at June11.org. They turned out so amazing and moving. They turned out so amazing and we really encourage everyone to check them out if they haven’t yet!

One month ’til June 11th: Some ideas for solidarity

  • Posted on: 12 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

From June 11

The June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason and all long-term anarchist prisoners is quickly approaching.

This year in our call, we focused on questions of sustainability and burnout, asking how we can nurture relationships and projects that can nourish us as we fight for our comrades’ freedom. These are not easy questions and we think that developing any “one solution” is bound to lead to further burn out and disillusionment. We want more than anything for June 11th to be a counter-point to deleterious forms of activism that erode the joy of living and leave us exhausted and hopeless.

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