prisons

Australia to re-open Pacific island prisons for asylum seekers

The Australian government has passed legislation, known as the ‘Pacific solution’, that will see asylum seekers transferred to offshore prisons on remote Pacific islands….Sorry, I meant, ‘immigration processing centres’.

Spanish political prisoners - Syndicalist Workers Federation

Miguel Garcia, Barcelona, August 1979.

A pamphlet published by the Syndicalist Workers' Federation on the imprisonment of Spanish anarchists by the Franco regime (1970).

600 Russian prisoners on hunger strike against staff brutality

Up to 600 prisoners in prison in south Russia have gone on hunger strike in response to the brutal attack and subsequent death of a fellow inmate at the hands of prison staff.

The internment without trial of Marian Price

Whilst you may not share her politics, the internment without trial of the Irish Republican Marian Price, has profound implications for anyone involved in political activism.

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'.

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

Attica Prison Riot Film Collection

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

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.

Alfredo Bonanno - Locked Up