Posts Tagged ‘Anti-Prison’
Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Spanish and Bahasa Indonesian translations follow English text below.
This is a call for a raucous night of strong solidarity with those imprisoned by the state on one of the noisiest nights of the year. On New Year’s Eve gather your crew, collective, community, organization, or just yourself and come together to raise a racket and remind those on the inside that they are not alone.
Internationally, noise demonstrations outside of prisons are a way to remember those who are held captive by the state and a way to show solidarity with imprisoned comrades and loved ones. We come together to break the loneliness and isolation.
We know that prison is beyond reform and must be completely abolished. It is a mechanism of repression used by the state to maintain a social order rooted in white supremacy, patriarchy, and heteronormativity. To come together outside of the sites of repression is to also stand in defiance of what they represent.
The logic of the state and capital—of punishment and imprisonment, must be replaced by a rejection of oppression and exploitation. This call is one step in that direction.
Wherever you are, meet on New Year’s Eve at the prisons, jails, and detention centers, be loud in solidarity with those imprisoned and to push forward the idea of a world free from domination.
We send this call in solidarity with those defying state repression of large scale dissent: from the Yogyakarta prisoners in Indonesia to those in Russia facing repression as anarchist anti-state organizers, to all of those in the spaces between.
We want a world without walls and borders.
We will fight together until everyone is free! (more…)
Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Fotografía: Lienzo en el Encuentro del Libro y la Propaganda Anarquista en la población La Victoria el 13/10/2018.
La resistencia que hoy mantienen los/as compañeros/as en prisión es real, día a día tienen que convivir con lógicas tan podridas que a veces no se logra imaginar, desde la represión del carcelero, la autoridad penitenciaria, los nefastos códigos entre presos/as y la violencia que está totalmente a la orden del día y que puede culminar con la muerte, como lo fue el pasado 2 de Noviembre de 2018 cuando fue asesinado el compañero Kevin Garrido Fernández.
Esta pérdida es irrecuperable para sus familiares, amores, compañeros/as, para la lucha anticarcelaria y para quienes desde una perspectiva amplia practican la ofensiva contra el Capital y el Estado. A un compañero que actuó en consecuencia de sus ideas se le ha ido la vida a causa de una operación cómplice entre carceleros y presos al servicio de estos, lo que provoca un dolor y rabia inconmensurable, por lo que la indiferencia no es una opción. (more…)
Isère, France: 12 Vehicles & Construction Machines of Prisons Collaborator Eiffage Torched in Saint-Martin-d’Hères
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
08.10.18: Tonight, we set fire to a dozen Eiffage vehicles and construction machines because this company plays a fundamental role in our prison society.
Eiffage is involved in the producing spaces of constraint and control. They put their claws on most devices within the large invisible cage we live in. Schools, workplaces, housing, courts, hospitals (psychiatric and other), retirement homes, barracks, stadiums and public spaces are all bars that keep us in capitivity.
But if Eiffage is the object or our hatred and vengeful action, it is also, and above all, because they provide the material structure necessary for the punishment industry: prisons, detention centers and juvenile correctional facilities.
The government’s new ‘prison plan’ will soon add 7000 more places to the hell of penitentiary survival.
Proud to appear as a specialist, Eiffage will still make some profitable business. Furiously opposed to all prisons, last night we let them know that we have declared war.
We welcome all the attacks against the mechanics of confinement.
We admire the insubordination that bursts from inside the jails: refusals to return from exercise, hunger strikes, cell destruction, attacks against guards and escapes.
We salute the revolts on the ‘outside’ such as the recent arson attacks against the vehicles of prison guards and the SPIP (French Prison Services).
Also located in this relative exterior- but for how much longer? -We try to remain on the offensive against all who plan, produce and administer prisons.
To all the mutineers,
Rage and courage to destroy our cages!
Monday, October 9th, 2017
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…)
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…
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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…)
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.
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Warsaw Third Anti-Prison Days 27-28-30
ROD (Bartycka 26) reclaimthefieldspl.noblogs.org
20:00 benefit concert for the warsaw 3 wawa3.noblogs.org
Love Cans (psych garage blues) from Switzerland.
Cafe Kryzys / Syrena / Wilcza 30
from 12:00 at Cafe Kryzys:
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…)
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…)
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
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!
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.
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
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…)
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
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
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.
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…)