On September 10, an operational command assaulted the maximum security prison of Joao Pessoa (northeastern Brazil). The group composed of about 20 individuals mounted on 4 vehicles, after knocking down the main gate completely attacked the prison infrastructure through bursts of rifles and explosives, managing to free 92 prisoners, of which only 41 were recaptured.
From Embers is a regular anarchist podcast produced in Kingston, Ontario. We produce a few episodes a month about actions and projects going on in so-called Canada that inspire us, or about topics that we think will be relevant to anarchists living north of the border. We are a proud member of the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network.
This month, we produced three original episodes. They are:
Welcome to the Anews podcast. This is episode 78 for August 26, 2018. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.
This podcast is the effort of many people. This episode was:
The Anarchist Black Cross is an international network of anarchist groups and individuals engaged in practical solidarity with prisoners and broader anti-repression struggles that started over 100 years ago.
This zine is a resource for anyone wanting to start an Anarchist Black Cross group. It was a collective effort of people from various ABC groups across Europe. We hope you find it inspiring and useful.
The Colors of the Parallel World is a collection of 16 essays, written by our comrade Mikola Dziadok who spent 5 years in Belarusian prison, being accused in symbolic direct actions on behalf of the anarchist movement. The book is dedicated to an analysis of a Belarusian prison system trough the anarchist perspective.
We are excited to announce that we finally published the 9th edition of Words of Fire, our semi-regular ‘zine of writings, drawings, and poetry by people in prison!!
It was actually completed in May 2017 and we’ve been sending it into prisons for the past year. We’ve just been slow to post it on our website. It includes some great poems and essays, along with beautiful drawings!! Although many of the submissions are from North Carolina and nearby states, our cover images was drawn by someone from a prison in Oregon!
From June 11th
One of the most important parts of the June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners is that we bring our ideas about solidarity into the world. By keeping our imprisoned comrades’ names on our lips and on our towns’ walls, we strike a small blow against the system of disappearance embodied by the prison system.
This week is the 25th anniversary of the longest prison uprising in US history in which lives were lost. The rebellion, which lasted 11 days, took place at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, more commonly know as “Lucasville,” in April 1993. The disturbance broke out on L Block, which housed over 400 people. Over the course of the uprising one correction officer being held hostage and nine prisoners were killed.