prisons

The making of a politicized prisoner

The third installment in Recomposition's 'How I was radicalized' series comes from Okwute Ekwensu. His powerful account describes the experience of leading a criminal life that led to incarceration, followed by his radicalization in prison.

Continuing hunger strike of political prisoners

Anarchist banner on the steps of parliament

For more than a month now political prisoners in Greece have been on hunger strike demanding the removal of various repressive and anti-terror structures. The hunger strike and its solidarity campaign have so far been the first major political opposition to the coalition government led by Syriza.

The ‘greatness' of democracy: repression, exception, and extermination

A translated article that gives a short info about the ongoing hunger strike of greek anarchist prisoners that started on 2/3. The artice was originally written by the greek anarchist group "Convention of Anarchists for the Social and Class Counter-Attack".

Gender war and social stability in Xi’s China: Interview with a friend of the Women’s Day Five (1st half)

vagina monologues gz

Many friends and associates of the five feminists detained on March 7 are still in hiding, but one was willing to meet for an interview on March 16. The fact of their detainment has been widely reported in the international media, but so far little analysis has been offered, so this interview focuses on questions such as: what is unique about this case? Why were these individuals targeted? Why, in the Xi regime’s crackdown on civil society in general, does it seem especially afraid of feminism?

Free the Women's Day Five! - Statements from Chinese workers and students

domestic violence awareness demo

Translation of a statement by the partner of "Da Tu" (Giant Rabbit), one of the feminists detained on March 7, focusing on mutual aid between feminists and workers, with solidarity photos workers have posted online. Followed by translation of a petition by students at Da Tu's alma mater, Sun Yat-sen University (one of many petitions circulating in China, despite censorship).

Anarchists occupy Syriza's headquarters

Anarchists have occupied Syriza's headquarters in Athens as an act of solidarity with an ongoing hunger strike.

Notes and review on Captive Genders

Some notes and a review of the book Captive Genders: Transembodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex by a First of May Anarchist Alliance member from Detroit.

Victory for the hunger strike of Nikos Romanos

Anarchist Nikos Romanos ended his hunger strike after thirty days this week. The strike brought Romanos to the edge of death as Greece came close to the point of insurrection in his support.

'Asphyxiating for a breath of freedom': Wave of Hunger Strikes in Greece

Nikos Romanos at the hospital window

A number of hunger strikes are ongoing with imprisoned anarchist Nikos Romanos in his third week of action.

"Powerless": treatment programs within the prison industrial complex - Nick O.

Mandatory prison treatment program

A critique of the role of prison treatment programs by an anarchist and ex-prisoner.