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Eric King: Call In Help Needed URGENT

From supportericking.org

It is important to note that the BOP has held Eric incommunicado since his last legal call. His 20 minutes a week he is allowed to prepare for his case was taken away with no explanation. The BOP is unresponsive as well as the prosecutor who STILL has not responded to this brutal attack.

Eric King No Longer able to receive mail

From supportericking.org

The Warden at FCI Englewood has decided, during a global pandemic to remove all general mail from Eric. This illustrates so well the deliberate indifference that belongs to ALL wardens to the lives of prisoners. Further isolating a prisoner that you have on a suicide management plan.

Hamilton, ON: Two Demos for Barton Prisoners: What’s possible in the streets during Covid?

Last Friday, April 10, the Barton Prisoner Solidarity Project (BAPSOP) published a report that some prisoners had been attacked by guards after refusing a lockdown, and today two actions occurred to support the prisoners and call for their immediate release. During the day, there was a public call for a car demo, then at night, an invite-only action to go set off lights and fireworks.

This kind of solidarity mobilizing happens not infrequently around here, but this time felt a bit different because of the virus and the repressive social context around it. As an anarchist who participated in both actions, I wanted to share a few reflections on this campaign and on doing demos in the covid era, as a letter to others who are also asking what’s possible in these strange times.

Coming Out of Isolation Stronger

From seanswain.org

The latest concern that folks are expressing during this zombie apocalypse is their inability to cope with isolation and quarantine. We’re just a few weeks into this thing and already folks are going a little bonkers. This is strange to me, given that I’ve spent years at a time in total and complete isolation. It’s almost hard for me to fathom that someone wouldn’t know how to cope in such an environment

“Encouranging Others to Riot” by poem… the haps at FCI Englewood

From supportericking.org

While the BOP is upgrading their website and pretending they have some sort of plan to keep folks alive during this pandemic. FCI Englewood is again up to no good.

We can assume in a retaliatory (previously predicted) move inspired by either a) the court filings regarding the ongoing and constant abuse the BOP is continuing to serve Eric via FCI Englewood or b) the article that was published that exposes some pretty gross fash BOP/Guard Eric has been given two separate severe disciplinary infractions.

To the Rebels and the Dead of Modena Prison

Not only are the prisoners’ demands minimized, but their eminently political character is erased: what happened is not caused only by despair. No, the fact that the protests leaped from one prison to another makes it clear that only those whose freedom is taken away have yet managed a collective response to the restrictions imposed by the state for the coronavirus.

Anarchist Lisa’s Privileges Revoked for Refusing to Renounce Her Anarchist Beliefs

from anarchists worldwide

On March 10th, 2020, the prison supervisory magistrate decided to reduce Lisa’s freedom of movement as she was “enjoying” semi-liberty (“tercer grado”, IE day release, weekend leave and other permits) by applying the 100.2, a condition that refuses exits at weekends and during the week unless justified for reasons of work.

The Old Law and The New: Jason Goudlock in Ohio

From The Final Straw

First, we'll hear from Jason Goudlock, a prisoner under the so-called “Old Law” in Ohio serving his 26th year of a 6-25 year sentence. Jason talks about the situation in Ohio between the “Old Law” and the “New Law”, for instance if he had been convicted of the same robbery and battery crimes three years later he might have served half of the time. Jason also speaks about the whims of the the Ohio Parole Board, some corroborated in public statements by former OPB member, Shirley Smith (linked in the show notes, and mentioning the situation of Marc Houc for instance).

Political Prisoner Antonio Nieto Galindo

From AMW English

Antonio Nieto Galindo has been demanding his freedom after more than 40 years of imprisonment in prisons in Spain and France. He is imprisoned for bank expropriations. After several years in prison in Spain, and now they are preparing to transfer him to France where he was sentenced to two life sentences without attending the trial

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