prisons

How the pigs abuse ‘gang’ labels - Kevin "Rashid" Johnson

An article by Kevin "Rashid" Johnson on the abuse of "gang" labels to censor dissent. This article was previously published by the San Francisco Bay View, and readers who find it useful may wish to donate to their fundraiser.

Yelensky’s Fable: A History of the Anarchist Black Cross

An article on the history of the international Anarchist Black Cross movement. Made available online and formatted as a PDF by the Anarchist History Nerd Brigade.

Prisoners - Black Flag

Mark Barnsley

Round up of prisoner solidarity from Black Flag #218, 1999.

Anarchist Black Cross Bulletin - London ABC

The Anarchist Black Cross Bulletin was produced by London ABC in the early 1990s, covering prisoner solidarity, prisons, miscarriages of justice etc.

At least nine issue were published. The Bulletin was superceded by Taking Liberties in the mid-90s.

Taking Liberties newsletter - London Anarchist Black Cross

Partial online archive of Taking Liberties, the mid to late 1990s newsletter of the London Anarchist Black Cross covering prisons, prisoner solidarity, miscarriages of justice etc.

At least 21 issues were published from ? until 1997(?).

Anarchist Black Cross news - Black Flag

Prisoner news and support from Black Flag #213 1998.

Interview with Ashanti Alston, anarchist and former Black Panther Party/Black Liberation Army member

Ashanti Alston is a father, an anarchist, a prison abolitionist, and a former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army. He was a political prisoner for over a decade and continues to work with the Jericho Movement to free all political prisoners. Treyf Podcast talked with Ashanti about his life, his political work with the BPP & BLA, state repression, prison abolition, and his thoughts on the current political moment.

Soledad’s Black prisoners brutalized in 3 a.m. raid report guards warned, ‘You N*ggers will have COVID-19!’

A report from Soledad prisoners on a recent brutal raid that took place at 3 in the morning. This report was originally published by the San Francisco Bay View.

Female Keep Separate: Prisons, Gender, and the Violence of Inclusion

A text, originally submitted to North Shore Counter-Info, exploring how gender is experienced in prison, arguing that "we also have to be able to critique [liberal ideas of inclusion] to continue working towards a world without prison and the violence of gender" and that "adopting the state’s purely positive understanding of gender identity can lead us to... end up defending the state’s projects from reactionaries when we should be attacking them on our own terms."