New York

Losing Kathy: Slow Violence and Social Service Work in New York City

An essay written in 2018 and updated in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York and prior to the June 2020 uprisings. Explores the death of a woman named 'Kathy' through the eyes of a frontline social worker. Originally published on the website of Hard Crackers.

Jalil Muntaqim tests positive for COVID-19 and is hospitalized in New York

An update on Jalil Muntaqim, an elderly Black Liberation prisoner and former Black Panther who has been infected with Covid-19 in prison after the New York Attorney General deliberately blocked his court-ordered release on medical/humanitarian grounds. This story was first published by the San Francisco Bay View.

A Lesbian Shaggy Dog Story

Midnight Notes review a novel by Sarah Schulman.

Martin Sostre: Prison Revolutionary

A short biography of Martin Sostre, a revolutionary anarchist influential in the 1960s-70s prison movement. First published on Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin's facebook page and then republished by Black Rose Anarchist Federation. This is the introduction to a forthcoming zine to be published by South Chicago ABC Zine Distro.

Struggles at Medgar Evers College

Midnight Notes' coverage of intersectional struggles at a New York College in the early 1980s.

1994-5: ACT UP activists resist New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s AIDS policies

Account of the year long struggles to save social services and support for AIDs patients from budget cuts.

E21-22: The Stonewall riots and Pride at 50

The Stonewall riots and Pride at 50.

Summer 2019 marks 50 years since the iconic rebellion against the police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The LGBTQ patrons and locals, many of them people of colour, and most of them working class, fought back against the police in 6 days of rioting. Then they organised, revolutionising the LGBTQ rights movement, and sparking Pride.

Forward March?

February 1980 LWG leaflet against military conscription.

"Rebellion in Patagonia" - Benefit for "On the Line" (1978)

Flyer announcing film showing of Rebellion in Patagonia". A well attended benefit for the LWG newsletter, "On the Line".