Texas

Under lock and key: I was thrown in solitary and punished for following the warden's orders

Jason Walker, a Texas inmate and outspoken writer and organiser, gives an update about the administration's continuing harassment and retaliation against whistleblowers. This piece is a sequel to his previous article about extreme heat and censorship.

Comrade Malik speaks from inside the South Texas Gulag – McConnell Unit Ad-Seg

An update from Keith "Comrade Malik" Washington, a Texas inmate and IWW/IWOC member facing serious repression for his organizing, including a censored article in support of the prison strike.

Comrade Malik speaks out on nationwide program of political repression against prison organizers

Keith "Comrade Malik" Washington writes about his own experiences of the nationally coordinated program of repression against prison organizers in the run-up to the August 21 prison strike.

As #August21 prison strike approaches, repression against organizers escalates

A look at the co-ordinated clampdown targeting a number of prominent prison organizers in the run-up to the national prison strike set to begin on August 21st.

Censorship, staff negligence, and extreme heat at the Telford Unit, Texas

In an article that the mailroom tried to censor, Jason Renard Walker writes on extreme heat and medical negligence at the Telford Unit, Texas.

Deadly Extreme Heat & Deliberate Indifference inside Texas Prisons: The Culture of Neglect and Abuse Continues

Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee member Keith "Malik" Washington writes on the dangerous conditions created by extreme heat inside Texas prisons.

Reliving the Past: A Hands-On Experience of Modern-Day Slave Labor in the Lone Star State

An account by revolutionary prisoner Jason Renard Walker of unpaid work in a prison kitchen.

Criminalizing "Panther Love" - The New Wave COINTELPRO Tactics in Texas Prisons

“The Impact of COINTELPRO” – Art: Black Panther Emory Douglas, 1976

A description of the repressive counter-insurgency tactics used against members of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter), IWW members, and other radical inmates in Texas prisons. While libertarian communists have disagreements with the NABPP-PC's Maoist ideology, this text is reproduced for the useful information it contains about ongoing class struggles.

End Prison Slavery in Texas Now! (2018)

A call to action for the new year from Comrade Malik

Incarcerated Workers Take the Lead: Prison Struggles in the United States 2008-2016

Incarcerated Workers Take the Lead cover

In the last eight years we have seen a multitude of struggles: from hunger strikes to riots, from work stoppages in individual units to mass strikes across several prisons, from hostile gangs forming truces and challenging racial divisions to immigrant mothers (incarcerated with their children) refusing their meals and duties. Published by Houston Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and Unity & Struggle.