prisons

Seeing the problem, being the solution, making the sacrifice

Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun discusses the way forward for the prison movement in 2018. This article originally appeared in the San Francisco Bay View.

Boycott, Defund, Bankrupt – Say NO to canteen, incentive packages, collect phone calls and visitation during February, April, June, Black August, October and December in 2018

Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun

In an article originally released at the very start of 2018, Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun calls for the launch of a year of economic direct action against mass incarceration. This article originally appeared in the San Francisco Bay View.

Make history in 2018, not excuses: Whose side are you on?

“Times Are Changing” – Art: Arkee Chaney, A71362, P.O. Box 1327, Galesburg IL

Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun expands further on the Free Alabama Movement's strategy for 2018, and discusses the connections between prison struggles and outside movements such as the revolt against police violence. This article first appeared in the San Francisco Bay View.

We are all bound by the same chain

We are all bound by the same chain.

Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun discusses the Free Alabama Movement's strategy for 2018, and mentions some of the repression that has been employed against prison organizers.

We must affect the bottom line

For 381 days Black people in Montgomery, Ala., refused to ride the bus.

Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun develops a plan to attack the economic basis of unpaid prison labo[u]r, and connects it with the history of economic direct action campaigns like the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This article first appeared in the San Francisco Bay View.

On Dec. 6, 1865, Black bodies were nationalized – and our prison movement was born

“Amend the 13th: Abolish Legal Slavery in Amerika Movement” – Heshima Denham

Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun traces the emergence of contemporary mass incarceration from older forms of chattel slavery. This article first appeared in the San Francisco Bay View.

Campaign to Redistribute the Pain 2018

A series of articles setting out the Free Alabama Movement's economic analysis of prison labour and strategy for 2018. These articles first appeared in the San Francisco Bay View.

Repression Breeds Resistance: Greg Curry on the Lucasville Uprising and Aftermath

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Greg Curry, one of the people who was made a scapegoat for the 1993 Lucasville Uprising that brought Ohio prisoners together across racial lines, describes the repression he faced in the aftermath of those events. "Here is one prisoner's story about fighting back - more pointedly surviving - while coming to consciousness."

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.