repression

Russia: “network” case anti-fascists jailed for 6 to 18 years

A military court yesterday convicted seven Russian anti-fascists of trumped-up charges in the “network” case, and sentenced them to between six and 18 years imprisonment. The trial of two more defendants continues in St Petersburg.

Emergency! Comrade Malik calls for our help: ‘Don’t allow the feds to assassinate me!’

A short plea for help from Keith "Comrade Malik" Washington, an outspoken prison abolitionist organizer and IWW/IWOC member, along with some background. Previously published by the San Francisco Bay View and Abolition Media Worldwide.

The Astrakhan' shootings, March 1919

Account of the bloody repression of striking workers in the industrial town of Astrakhan by the Bolsheviks.

Letter from four imprisoned women in Iran's Evin prison, September 2019

Painting by Inji Aflatoun

Letter from four imprisoned women in Iran's Evin prison, September 2019, translated from the original Farsi.

After Year of Mobilization on Both Sides of the Bars, California Prisons End ‘Gladiator Fights’ Program

Loved ones of people impacted by integrated releases have been holding protests

Statement from Oakland Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and family members of California prisoners on recent news announcing the end of the bloody “Gladiator Fight” program, known as “Incremental Release.”

Letter from imprisoned may day protesters in Iran's Gharchak prison

On May May first, there was a protest in front of the Iranian parliament. Police cracked down on protesters and arrested many individuals. After 126 days, three of them, all women, remain incarcerated. Two of these women are held in the Gharchak prison, infamous for it's harsh conditions and severe shortcomings. Recently, one of them wrote a letter regarding their situation.

The Ghosts of Peterloo

EP Thompson's landmark essay exonerating the Peterloo martyrs and incriminating the authorities.