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Anarchy Can't Fight Alone

By Kuwasi Balagoon

Gay conservatism

A podcast on gay conservatism from Pacifica Radio's "Against the Grain" with the author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore whose most recent book is 'Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform'.

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Let There Be An Afghan Spring

The good news is that Omar will be released in 11 weeks and will have only served half of his 18 month sentence. He will doing a useful DIY workshop soon and is getting on well with everyone.

Please continue to write to him. You can also find his contact details on his blog: http://bangedupforprotesting.wordpress

Afghanistan is a desolate place when we observe it from a comfey chair. Its people seem either enraged or broken. The poverty comes caked in the dust and blood of endless warfare. It is a fertile land that can produce more than enough to feed its population, but its recent history denies the human spirit from flourishing there.

Attica Prison Riot Film Collection

This is a collection of documentaries, news clips, interviews, and personal accounts from the Attica Prison riot of 1971.

In 1971, an uprising by prison inmates of the Attica maximum security prison in New York ended in the bloodiest prison confrontation in American history. Five days earlier, thirteen hundred prisoners had rebelled, taken over the prison, and held forty guards hostage.

F*ck you judge! Sabotaging King county council cash orgy

The King County Council, the same group of geniuses that liquidated the Free Ride Area downtown, decided to have a public meeting at Seattle University in order to discuss their plans for the King County Youth Detention Centre. It is no surprise that Seattle University was chosen to host this meeting, given that the school is one of the primary nodes of gentrification in the Central District. The developed area of 12th Avenue near the school has grown considerably over the years and now the council is helping developers extend that area to the edge of the Central District. They got more than they bargained for.

The plan calls for the remodelling of the Detention Centre and the incorporation of upscale apartments and storefronts into the block. The County Council is proposing a tax levee to voters and will sell off over half the property to private interests in order to “offset costs to the taxpayer.” There is clearly some ass-slapping and money-dealing going on behind the scenes.

Alfredo Bonanno - Locked Up

No Borders communiqué to immigration prisoners

A communique issued by the no borders network regarding the recent blockade of Harmondsworth and Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre.

Reproduced via http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/02/492467.html

We want to tell you about something that happened on Valentine's Day, Tuesday 14th February 2012, at Harmondsworth and Colnbrook 'Immigration Removal Centres', near Heathrow Airport.

Morality and biology in the Spanish Civil War: Psychiatrists, revolution and women prisoners in Málaga

Michael Richards on the Spanish Civil War, women and psychiatry.

If woman loses her self-understanding she will become shackled to a civilisation in crisis, transformed into a body, part of decadent femininity. Woman in a crisis of self will always be material. She will be susceptible to bodily outbreaks of corporal diseases and mental disorders which will precipitate pilgrimages in search of doctors, when not to prison, prostitution or the asylum.

Battle of the Beanfield (Documentary)

On June 1st 1985, a convoy of new travellers, peace protestors, green activists and festival-goers set off from Savernake Forest in Wiltshire to establish the 12th annual free festival at Stonehenge. There were around 450 people in total, and they included a number of women and children. They never reached their destination. Eight miles from the Stones they were ambushed, assaulted and arrested with unprecedented brutality by a quasi-military police force.

The Battle of the Beanfield took place over several hours on the afternoon of Saturday 1 June 1985 when Wiltshire Police prevented a vehicle convoy of several hundred new age travellers, known as "The Convoy" and referred to in the media as the "Peace Convoy" from setting up at the 11th Stonehenge Free Festival at Stonehenge in Wiltsh

Riot in Victorian prison in response to decline in prisoners' living conditions

Rioters on the roof of Fulham Prison

Fulham Prison, near Sale in south-eastern Victoria, was locked down for 3 days following a riot on January 18, in which about 30 prisoners refused to return to their cells, and began destroying $50,000 worth of property and setting bins on fire.

Arming themselves with tools and gym equipment, many of the prisoners climbed onto the roof of the facility and remained there for about 12 hours until a police tear-gas attack forced them back down. Paramedics were prevented for some hours from treating prisoners affected by capsicum spray.