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Kevin 'Rashid' Johnson

Failed Response to Coronavirus in Indiana Prisons (Pendleton Correctional Facility)

An article by Kevin "Rashid" Johnson exposing how Indiana prisons have responded to the pandemic. Since this article was first written, a hunger strike has broken out over the conditions described here.

As #August21 prison strike approaches, repression against organizers escalates

A look at the co-ordinated clampdown targeting a number of prominent prison organizers in the run-up to the national prison strike set to begin on August 21st.

Political Struggle in the Teeth of Prison Reaction: From Virginia to Oregon

Kevin "Rashid" Johnson

An account by Kevin "Rashid" Johnson of his time in the Oregon prison system, and his efforts to build class solidarity across racial lines there. While libertarian communists have significant disagreements with Rashid's Maoist ideology, this article is reproduced as an important example of anti-racist class struggle in extremely challenging conditions. This piece originally appeared in Socialism & Democracy.

Criminalizing "Panther Love" - The New Wave COINTELPRO Tactics in Texas Prisons

“The Impact of COINTELPRO” – Art: Black Panther Emory Douglas, 1976

A description of the repressive counter-insurgency tactics used against members of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter), IWW members, and other radical inmates in Texas prisons. While libertarian communists have disagreements with the NABPP-PC's Maoist ideology, this text is reproduced for the useful information it contains about ongoing class struggles.

Florida Prisoners Are Laying It Down

Prison strike solidarity demonstration at RMC Lake Butler, FL.

During early 2018 prisoners across Florida are gonna “laydown” in nonviolent protest of the intolerable conditions in Florida’s prisons.