Prisons and Police
Quarter-sheet support flyers for Niara. Updated December 2013.
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"I don't want to do my imprisonment 'easy,' to succumb to a living death, I want to do it 'hard,' even if it means that I am brutalized. Even in prison I want to know that I am living every day of my life, to fight back as best I can." Mark Barnsley read more »
Are you satisfied with the Just Us system? Do you like the creeping
police state that has taken over your country, protecting and serving
property at the expense of your liberty and your health? We dont like
these things either and we're going to make a place here to discuss
what went wrong, and what we can do to make it right. We're seeking
justice. read more »
"Probably the easiest and arguably most important aspect of supporting prisoners is writing to them. One of the hardest things for many prisoners to cope with is the feeling of isolation – being cut off from friends and family and everything they know in their normal lives. read more »
"Эта книга - место встречи наших товарищей со всей планеты. Место воображаемой встречи, конечно. Нас разделяют тюремные стены и решётки, потому что наши тела временно в плену наших врагов."
A newly-formatted compilation of two essays exploring the potential of those within prison to transcend the racialized hatred cultivated by prison officials. First, “Back from Hell” by Lorenzo Komboa Evrin, followed by “Black and White and Dead All Over” by Staughton Lynd.
R.I.P. Kimani "Kiki" Gray
Gone but not Forgotten
Untorelli Press presents a compilation of historical documents, interviews, and critical analyses of STAR, a group of street queens in early 70s New York City who self-organized for survival and revolt. Contained within are pamphlets distributed by STAR, as well as interviews with and speeches by Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. read more »
Queens, Hookers, and Hustlers: Organizing For Survival and Revolt Amongst Gender-Variant Sex Workers, 1950-1970Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/17/2013 - 02:12.
A selection from Mack Friedman's "Strapped for Cash: a History of American Hustler Culture."
From the Introduction: read more »
Addresses and information on 5 queer prisoners of war. Addresses current as of 2/16/13.
Communities of color across the US have historically been victims of police violence in various ways. This pamphlet offers analysis of police violence in our neighborhoods, proposes steps towards building alternatives to policing, and includes legal resources.
Alix Shulman has provided a truly elegant collection of Emma Goldman's speeches and writings. Shulman's introductions also display a rare and genuine knowledge of anarchist political thought. In her comments, Kates shows the relevance of Goldman's life and work for the contemporary world. read more »
ALL COPS ARE BASTARDS, ACAB! Anti-cop zine listing some of the many reasons to hate the pigs. Short, sweet and to the point.
A simple, plain-language zine that uses concrete examples from Oakland 2009-2012 to help envision what a world without cops (and without capitalism) could look like. Uses examples from the Occupy movement and beyond to paint a picture of a communal, non-authoritarian world. Large, simple text and lots of pictures. read more »