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#Texas “control unit” prison: New writings and update from Xinachtli

Xinachtli (meaning “Germinating Seed” in Nahautl), is a renowned Chicano political prisoner and NLG jailhouse lawyer member. He has been in a Texas “control unit” prison for 20-plus years. What follows are new writings and an update from Xinachtl.

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D.i.Y. Culture #7 – Online #Pandemic Special is now available to view/download.

Issue number #7 of D.I.Y. Culture is out now. A Pandemic special in times of the coronavirus.

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“No New Normal”

A simple question: is your greatest desire to return to your wage-labor job? Or do you long for the return of love, friendship, comradery, companionship? A follow-up: by all the evidence, what does the ruling class crave most?

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[Zine] To Reach Out And Touch One Another

Quarantine isn’t coming to the US, it’s already here. Like everywhere else It does not arrive as a social peace treaty but comes crawling from the decaying corpse of the welfare state as a monstrous racial policing apparatus. Prison has never been a singular place but a particular collection of techniques of social control and that is most apparent under the logic of quarantine where every good citizen is both, and happily we may add, captive and warden. What this says for physical prisons is even more grim as they are transformed into the most pure expression of capital: workhouses where prison slaves manufacture our hand sanitizer[1] and PPE[2] so that we may live, and on the flip side mass graves, human warehouses packed to the brim under hostile conditions, a fertile field for both the virus and their captors to run wild[3].

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#Basel, #Switzerland: One year #Elsi!

Basel. Switzerland. Since 11 April 2019, the houses at Elsässerstrasse 128-131 have been occupied. A lot has happened this year, a lot has been built, painted, talked, celebrated, quarrelled, loved and above all lived. We were able to experience great encounters, conversations but also important criticism. We hope that the Elsi will be able to welcome you again soon, until then we will bring you a small update!

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#Anarchy in the #UK – The Road to Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions: #COVID19, Corbyn and ‘Crisis’

Text from the UK reflecting on anarchy, “democracy”, coronavirus, and responses to the pandemic…

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