prison strikes

Strike Breaks Out at Angola Prison As Momentum Builds for National Prison Strike

A report on a work stoppage at Louisiana's notorious Angola prison, and the upcoming call for a US-wide strike in August. This post first appeared on It's Going Down.

Plantation Rising: Uncovering the Aftermath of Florida’s 2016 Fall Prisoner Uprisings

A collection of reports from Florida inmates about the September 9, 2016, prison strike and uprising. Compiled by the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons.

Seeing the problem, being the solution, making the sacrifice

Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun discusses the way forward for the prison movement in 2018. This article originally appeared in the San Francisco Bay View.

Boycott, Defund, Bankrupt – Say NO to canteen, incentive packages, collect phone calls and visitation during February, April, June, Black August, October and December in 2018

Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun

In an article originally released at the very start of 2018, Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun calls for the launch of a year of economic direct action against mass incarceration. This article originally appeared in the San Francisco Bay View.

Make history in 2018, not excuses: Whose side are you on?

“Times Are Changing” – Art: Arkee Chaney, A71362, P.O. Box 1327, Galesburg IL

Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun expands further on the Free Alabama Movement's strategy for 2018, and discusses the connections between prison struggles and outside movements such as the revolt against police violence. This article first appeared in the San Francisco Bay View.

We are all bound by the same chain

We are all bound by the same chain.

Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun discusses the Free Alabama Movement's strategy for 2018, and mentions some of the repression that has been employed against prison organizers.

On Dec. 6, 1865, Black bodies were nationalized – and our prison movement was born

“Amend the 13th: Abolish Legal Slavery in Amerika Movement” – Heshima Denham

Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun traces the emergence of contemporary mass incarceration from older forms of chattel slavery. This article first appeared in the San Francisco Bay View.

Campaign to Redistribute the Pain 2018

A series of articles setting out the Free Alabama Movement's economic analysis of prison labour and strategy for 2018. These articles first appeared in the San Francisco Bay View.

Incarcerated Workers Take the Lead: Prison Struggles in the United States 2008-2016

Incarcerated Workers Take the Lead cover

In the last eight years we have seen a multitude of struggles: from hunger strikes to riots, from work stoppages in individual units to mass strikes across several prisons, from hostile gangs forming truces and challenging racial divisions to immigrant mothers (incarcerated with their children) refusing their meals and duties. Published by Houston Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and Unity & Struggle.