Prisons and Police
The National Lawyers Guild has created a great new resource, “Operation Backfire: a Survival Guide for Environmental and Animal Rights Activists.” It’s a booklet on how environmental and animal rights activists have been targeted by the government and branded as the top domestic terrorism threat. It also has a great “know your rights” section that offers information on:
* handling encounters with the police and FBI in various situations
* suggestions for how to respond when questioned or presented with a warrant read more »
from the 325 Distro
From the Center for Constitutional Rights: read more »
Hamilton ABC News issue #1 May 2009- newsletter of the Guelph Anarchist Black Cross with articles about recent arrests, prison riots, bash back! and more.
On Police Repression in Southern Ontario includes excerpts from the “Hamilton Police Services Hate/Bias Crime 2008 Statistical Report”, with analysis and discussion on what this means for anarchists and police repression. It is an interesting and short read.
"For Nothing, Against Everything"
Fire to the Prisons Issue #7
Fall 2009//An Insurrectionary Quarterly
This Issue features:
Table of Contents
BRIEFING Pg. 3
A subtle introduction.
IN PERMANENT CONFLICT Pg. 4
Towards a revolutionary vagueness.
ON “BURNING OUT” Pg. 8
Disempowerment and the modern radical.
WE DEMAND NOTHING Pg. 12 read more »
two essays by Russell Maroon Shoatz on "clean torture" in US prisons
A pamphlet on US/British detention policies in Iraq - prepared by Sumoud political prisoner solidarity group
This is about things that make us angry. It designed to be printed on one page and cut and folded into a tiny eight-page zine. There's a version with assembly instructions to help people figure it out and one without that looks a bit nicer. This CC BY-NC-SA licensed work was produced by kids on the Steal This Wiki forums (http://forum.stealthiswiki.org): R3s!st, Vov35, Zac Osborn, Dan Copulsky, Glorfon, and Jalor.
by Daniel McGowan
Daniel's article, "Exposing 'Little Guantanamo:' Inside the CMU" is now handsomely laid out and available for download in screen-reading or printable booklet form! If you still haven't read it, this is a very important expose and analysis of the ominous and unconstitutional new prison facilities, the Communication Management Units. It contains new information, straight out of the CMU, and it will be a real asset in our efforts to counter the US government's war on dissent and free speech, in and outside of the prison system.
Os Cangaceiros was a group of delinquents caught up in the spirit of the French insurrection of 1968 who refused to let that spirit die. With nothing but contempt for the self-sacrificial ideology practiced by “specialists in armed struggle”, this uncontrollable band of social rebels wreaked havoc on the French state — attacking infrastructures of oppression, supporting popular revolts, stealing and releasing secret blueprints for high-tech prisons, raiding the offices of corporate collaborators, and creating their lives in complete opposition to the world based on work. read more »
The events at Nanterre University during the general strike of May 68' in Paris is somewhat well documented. The continuation of the struggle in and around this specific university for a few years following May, is less remembered, if at all. read more »
Unfinished Acts is a collective recounting and analysis of events surrounding the shooting of an unarmed 22-year-old Black man in Oakland. Oscar Grant III was executed by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officers during the first hours of 2009 on the platform of the Fruitvale station. The following pages include a few short histories of significant social movements to help contextualize the rebellions. This history acts as intermissions for a documentary dramatization (but factually correct!) of some of the events that unfolded in the streets during the first month of 2009. read more »
by Alfredo M. Bonanno