Prisons and Police
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
Booyah!- Fire to the Prisons #6 Is Done and Ready to go to out to the World
After weeks of compromising sleep and sanity; Fire to the Prisons is finally complete.
We say this every issue, but we by far think this is our best yet. read more »
http://zinelibrary.info/files/Prison_memoirs_of_an_anarchist.pdf (9.25 mb)
Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist is Alexander Berkman's account of his experience in prison in Western Penitentiary of Pennsylvania, in Pittsburgh, from 1892 to 1906.
First published in 1912 by Emma Goldman's Mother Earth press, it has become a classic in autobiographical literature.
This zine by Rose City Copwatch, out of Portland, is a compilation of case-studies on alternatives to cops. The zine focuses on projects that don't collaborate with the state or court system in any way. A long bibliography for further reading is also included.
Updated March 2008 read more »
A collection of recent flyers from Sticks and Stones Press of Santa Cruz, mainly focusing on broadcasting and celebrating news of proletarian resistance to the powers that be.
-Revolt in the East Bay (anarchist commentary on the Oscar Grant riots)
-R.I.P. Lovelle (Bash Back statement on Oakland cop killer Lovelle Mixon)
-Our bailout: Take the money and run!
-Their crisis, our revolt (China)
-Global social war (Latvia)
-Oakland Gaza Greece, Fuck the Police
-Let's destroy society
-We are much too young to wait
last updated May 7, 2008
Fire to the Prisons #5
An insurrectionary anarchist quarterly publication.
Pacifism, the ideology of nonviolent political resistance, has been the norm among mainstream North American progressive groups for decades. But to what end? read more »
French cities burst back into flames after President Sarkozy’s election on a ‘clean the scum off the streets with a high-pressure hose’ ticket. It won’t be the last time, as long as the factors necessitating the mass revolt of November 2005 remain in place, in France and elsewhere. This text, based on Emilio Quadrelli’s interviews in the Paris banlieues during and after the 2005 events, overthrows the whole spectrum of slurs against the racialised, pathologised racaille. read more »
Freedom for all
Burn the Prisons
Feb. 2006 Berlin
This is a handout from the Rock Dove Collective that provides an outline for an alternative model of dealing with conflict -- no police, no state, no hierarchy, no jail. It's community-based and centers around bringing people who are affected by a conflict into a facilitated circle to talk about the issues and feelings that arise from the conflict. A good beginning.
Also included is a word document with an example script outline for facilitators, as well as an outline of what circles are and aren't intended to do.