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Posts Tagged ‘Anti-Prison’

Warsaw’s Anarchist Black Cross invites you to 4th Anti-Prison Days (Poland)

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Dear Friends,

on 27th-29th of October ABC Warsaw invites you to join 4th edition of Antiprison Days in Warsaw. The main topic of this year is “Support your local ABC”.

Here in Poland, we see the need of discussion about the big role of anti-rep structures in our struggles so we would like to invite different people and groups to share their experience with repressions and how it was possible to deal with them. There will be also space to talk about difficulties in being support group and why and how anti-rep and anti-prison campaign is part of every social/land/climate/world struggle.

Of course we will not be able to talk about everything what is important because the event will be open for everybody – but the aim is to start some process in people’s mind. There will be also space to present your activities and/or your groups. (more…)

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Posted in Prison Struggle

PDF – ‘Bang Up and Smash: Women’s Prisons, Probation and Bail Hostels’ by Asbo (UK)

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

BANG UP AND SMASH: WOMEN’S PRISONS, PROBATION AND BAIL HOSTELS

Bang-up and Smash is an overview of women’s prisons in the UK, and a political analysis of their physical and ideological construction.

From the moment of arrest, to coming home, Bang-up and Smash uses first hand experiences to critically engage with the procedures, concepts and apparatus the state relies on, and the economics behind the expansion of the prison industrial complex.

Bang-up and Smash is a practical guide to women’s prisons in the UK, and a rallying call to attack. Solidarity is a weapon, and abolition is not enough…

See Active Distribution for free pdf download or order print version
http://www.activedistributionshop.org/shop/books/4325-bang-up-and-smash-by-asbo.html

Also download pdf from Empty Cages website http://www.prisonabolition.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/bang-up-and-smash.pdf

For more information email asbo.hmp@riseup.net

Copy left. Share, discuss, dismiss…. comments welcome. Please circulate.

ASBO

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Anti-Prison Demo at HMP Berwyn, Wrexham – 27th Feb (UK)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Meet outside the main gates of HMP Berwyn, Wrexham on Monday the 27th of Febuary at 12pm

On February 27th 2017 the second biggest prison in Europe will open in Wrexham, North Wales.
Local people lobbied for five years against this prison and campaigners blockaded the construction site and disrupted recruitment for the prison multiple times.

It is with a heavy heart that we see the opening of a cage of this industrial scale. We will be there the day it opens showing our opposition to all mega prisons being built and the continuing growth of the prison-industrial complex.

How many families will be ripped apart by HMP Berwyn? How many communities will lose their young men to it? In this factory of misery people will die – be it from overdosing on drugs trying to escape from reality or by taking their own lives in despair. (more…)

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HMP Berwyn sabotaged during construction – Prison structurally unsound (UK)

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Anarchwaethus: Difrod i fega-garchar HMP Berwyn, Wrecsam

It is important to announce one week before the opening of HMP Berwyn that two of the houseblocks in the prison are structurally unsound due to sabotage in 2015.

After our action in May 2015 where machinery was sabotaged, we knew that to regularly attempt to attack the prison would be impossible due to the prison walls being built around the site. After intensive research, it soon became apparent that we could have a dramatic effect with little effort.

In July 2015, a strong acidic powder was poured into the excavations of the groundfloor slabs of two of the prisons’s houseblocks. This has made two of these buildings structurally unsound – their foundations will eventually crumble and the buildings could collapse over time.

Given that the strength of these slabs has been greatly reduced, intrusive investigations and a full re-build of these houseblocks would be necessary before attempting to cage people in these buildings.

This action is dedicated to every human being that has died in the prison system at the hands of the State.

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Warsaw: Third Anti-Prison Days 27-30 October 2016 (Poland)

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Warsaw Third Anti-Prison Days 27-28-30

Program:

Warm up:

Thursday 27.10
ROD (Bartycka 26) reclaimthefieldspl.noblogs.org
20:00 benefit concert for the warsaw 3 wawa3.noblogs.org
Love Cans (psych garage blues) from Switzerland.

Friday 28.10

Cafe Kryzys / Syrena / Wilcza 30

from 12:00 at Cafe Kryzys:

vegan food
Distro
Writing to prisoners
tattoos (more info soon)

“Jestem z Zewnątrz” (I’m from the outside) / Beata Sosnowska / works of
female prisoners from Grochów Prison in Warsaw, PL (more…)

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Call for International Anarchist Action in Solidarity with US Prison Strike

Friday, August 26th, 2016

On September 9th, prisoners across the United States will begin a strike that will be a general work stoppage against prison slavery. In short, prisoners will refuse to work; they will refuse to keep the prisons running by their own labors. Prisoners are striking not just for better conditions or changes in parole rules, but against prison slavery. Prisoners state that under the 13th Amendment which abolished racial slavery, at the same time it allowed human beings to be worked for free or next to nothing as long as they were prisoners.

Prisoners see the current system of prison slavery to thus be a continuation of racial slavery, which is a system that generates billions of dollars in profits each year for major corporations in key industries such as fossil fuels, fast food, banking, and the US military.

Soon after the passing of the 13th Amendment, many former slaves were soon locked up in prisons on petty offenses, quickly returned to their former roles as slaves. Over a century later, the Drug War sought to deal with the growing unemployment rate brought on by changes in the economy (outsourcing, financialization, deregulation, etc), as well as the threat of black insurrection which grew in the 1960s and 70s, by throwing more and more people in prison. At the same time, the state and corporations continued to look towards prison labor as a source to generate massive profits. (more…)

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Against Prison Slavery – September 9th Prisoner Strike Poster (USA)

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Here is a poster (11×17) for the upcoming nationwide prisoner strike on September 9th. Download, print and put it up around your city if you feel it. There is a grayscale version here too.

For more information about the strike and the ongoing wave of prison rebellions across the country, check out these articles: Strike Against White Supremacy | Incarcerated Workers Take the Lead | Call To End Prison Slavery

Text from the poster:

“We are not beasts and we do not intend to be beaten or driven as such… What has happened here is but the sound before the fury of those who are oppressed.”
– L. D. Barkley, participant in Attica rebellion

On September 9, 1971, the inmates of Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York seized control of the prison. The Attica uprising, which lasted for five days, was not the first and certainly not the last prison rebellion. And yet its importance is indelibly marked within the history of the struggle against white supremacy and the prison society we still inhabit today.

In the forty years since Attica, prisons have swelled to bursting with the tragedies of disrupted lives, fractured families, and broken communities. In the last decade, resistance movements have steadily grown behind the prison walls. From the statewide work stoppage in Georgia prisons of 2010 to the hunger strike that spread throughout the California prison system in 2013; from fires lit in I.C.E. detention centers in Texas to riots and prison takeovers in Nebraska and Alabama, prisoners across the country are wide awake and on the move.

This September, prisoners, their families, and supporters on the outside are coordinating a nationwide prisoner strike to take place on the 45th anniversary of the Attica rebellion. This historic effort holds within it the potential to expand and embolden the movement against the horrific conditions of confinement, the prisons themselves and the society that creates them.

Towards the destruction of all prisons and the creation of a free and genuine human community!

Support Prisoner Resistance | IWW Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee | Anti-State STL | IT’S GOING DOWN

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Brindisi prison attacked with 2 improvised explosive devices (Italy)

Friday, October 16th, 2015

According to the prison service, in the late evening of 5 October, the prison of Brindisi was attacked with two improvised grenades. The first bomb exploded along the outer wall, while the second was found – unexploded – under the gas meter, the scientific police intervened on the spot after the explosion of the first bomb.

Info via crocenera.

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2 – 8 November 2015: Week of Action Against the North Wales Prison & the Prison Industrial Complex (UK)

Monday, October 12th, 2015

ABOUT THE WEEK OF ACTION

A week of action has been called to encourage people all of the UK & the
world to take action against the construction of the North Wales Prison
in Wrexham.

The prison will be the second largest prison in Europe, holding more
than 2100 people and costing £250 million to build. Australian
contractor Lend Lease was awarded the contract to build the Wrexham
titan prison by the government in May 2014.

Local people have resisted the prison for over half a decade; objecting
to planning applications, lobbying, going to meetings. Full planning
permission was eventually granted in November 2014 despite local
resistance. It is now a construction site and this place of abuse and
oppression is being built as we speak. (more…)

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8-11 Oct: No Prison – No State! Anti-Authoritarian days against the prison society in Hamburg (Germany)

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

No Prison – No State!
Anti-Authoritarian days against the prison society in Hamburg
8th-11th October, 2015

Whilst we are working, consuming, functioning… they hold the cage we`re
living in!

Life under democratic regimes are dominated by a continuous process of
adaption to the problems and developments of the system.

The state permanently reflects and improves itself, trying to keep up a
civic discourse through offering so-called alternatives and reforms.

This is supposed to destroy the basis for unrest and resistance and to
many it legitimates strong repressive answers to such rebellious
behavior.

This phenomenon can be found in almost every aspect of modern life. The
illusion of participation is one of their strongest weapons, and
together with the ongoing expansion of so called rights, democracy is
developing towards a system, in which the ruled are actively
participating in their own oppression.
(more…)

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Solidarity with Rainer Loehnert, who attempted to escape from psychiatric prison (Germany)

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Get away! – An attempt to escape from a place of annihilation

At the end of January, Rainer Loehnert has attempted to escape from a forensic psychiatry unit. Unfortunately his attempt failed and since then he is detained in the isolation unit inside the closed psychiatry. Thus a prison within a prison.

Rainer is 53 years old and he is imprisoned for more than 28 years, currently in a forensic psychiatry unit in Bedburg-Hau, a small town in the north-west of Germany, near the German-Dutch border. But he doesn’t give up the fight for his freedom! Rainer had recently participated in a solidarity hunger-strike for the prisoner’s struggles in Greece. (more info)

And now he has acted according to his own motto: “Anarchy and total liberation is not for free!” (from a letter of Rainer, at the end of January 2015) So he has once again faced up squarely to the ‘white pigs’ and took his life in his own hands. He didn’t want to wait for another humiliating psychological assessment, which certifies at regular intervals his “dangerousness” and “mental illness”. (more…)

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London: NYE Prisoner Solidarity Demonstration (UK)

Monday, December 29th, 2014

LONDON NYE Prisoner Solidarity Demonstration

Beginning at

8:00 pm Pentonville

then moves onto

9:30 pm Holloway

START ADDRESS: HMP Pentonville, Caledonian Rd, London N7 8TT

BRING NOISE MAKERS

Poster JPG

London ABC

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Silvester zum Knast 2014 – New Year Anti-Prison Demos (Everywhere)

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Bremen, Deutschland: endofroad.blogsport.de
Stuttgart, Deutschland: www.silvesterdemo-stuttgart.tk

Bristol, UK: bristolabc.wordpress.com
London, UK: network23.org/londonabc

Durham, North Carolina, USA: www.facebook.com
New York City, New York, USA: nycabc.wordpress.com
Oakland, Kalifornien, USA: www.facebook.com
Portland, Oregon, USA: www.facebook.com
Seattle, Washington, USA: pugetsoundanarchists.org

 

Call from Berlin-

Aufruf

“…solange es eine Unterschicht gibt, bin ich Teil davon. Solange es kriminelle Elemente gibt, bin ich eines davon, und solange auch nur eine Seele im Gefängnis ist, kann ich nicht frei sein.”
Eugene V. Debs

Knäste sind das Resultat einer kranken Gesellschaft, welche zu feige ist sich mit ihren Problemen auseinander zu setzen. Wer sich den fremdbestimmten Regeln widersetzt, sich normfremd verhält oder manchmal einfach nur um Überleben kämpft hat in der Reproduktionsmaschinerie von Staat und Politik schlechte Karten. Kriminalisierung und schließlich das Wegsperren sind die vermeintlich leichtesten Mittel der Wahrheit aus dem Weg zu gehen und sich einer grundlegenden Konfrontation zu entziehen. (more…)

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Call out for the Anti-Prison Days in Vienna, 7-9 Nov 2014 (Austria)

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

The Austrian word for jail is: Häfn, but no matter what name you give it, we are talking about the same thing here: Prison iron bars, cages, high walls, and barbed wire behind which those incarcerated are stashed away. for the ‘protection’ of our society, for punishment, to deter others, as revenge, or simply because their legal status in fortress Europe isn’t strong enough. The law will find enough reasons to stick you away. In these times of democracy, the reasons are ‘humane’; the penal system is the lesser evil in these times of unrestrained capitalistic freedom, capitalism supposedly being the best system, seeing as it just cant be beat.

The belief in the myth that those of us outside the walls and cages are free became manifested in the prisons of this world. This belief is delusive, creates false hopes, because we don’t believe in freedom within an exploitative capitalistic society, nor do we believe in the possibility of a reform of the logic of commodity and its society of spectacle, and we have absolutely no hope of finding within this system a better world. Free spaces, cuddle corners, small niches away from the prying eyes of power and control exist only in our heads, as a method of lying to ourselves and not facing the facts that it is impossible to exist within this system. (more…)

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War on Kids – You do not have a Personality Disorder…

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Download this text: PDF

Your counsellors, teachers, parents, doctors, and other cops have told you that your personality is wrong and that you are not functioning properly. We think they are wrong and that they and the world system are the ones that are not functioning properly.

School is an abusive, boring prison designed to break your spirit and keep you in ignorance. If you are bored and disruptive at school, it’s because the teachers are boring, the subject matter is dull and school is a cage. They only teach you what the government wants you to know. There’s loads of interesting stuff to learn, but you probably won’t learn it at school. (more…)

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