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Mumia Abu-Jamal: Casting Off the Shadows of Slavery – From One Struggle to Another – Lessons From the First Abolition Movement

In 1981, Black Panther Party member Mumia Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death by a “hanging judge” for the killing of a white police officer in Philadelphia. In 2000, Amnesty International found that the case “was irredeemably tainted by politics and race and failed to meet international fair trial standards.” Mumia forms part of the generation of Black radicals on whom the state tested law-and- order propaganda and lockdown in the ’60s — a prelude to the carceral repression it would deploy against poor Black and Brown urban communities in the 1980s and 1990s. On death row, Mumia became a writer of great literary power, and we are pleased to present this piece as part of Abolition for the People.

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Shaka Shakur: Faultlines of National Oppression and Class Contradictions

Oppressive power, oppressive governments, the elites, the privileged, those who benefit from the status quo and the institutions that move to protect, facilitate and reinforce the status quo always move to kkkriminalize those who rebel against or attack them. This has been the case throughout history. Those in power – particularly oppressive power – get to make the rules and have those rules legitimized, often through force or coercion: prison.

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On The Limits Of Identity Politics

This piece was written and edited by a loose BIPOC collective out of the Bay Area and levels a critique of modern identity politics which traces new lines of revolt and recuperation following the George Floyd rebellion.

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#Lyon, #France: evacuation of Collège Maurice Scève

Lyon. France. Press release following the evacuation of the Collège sans frontières Maurice Scève by the collective support migrants Lyon Croix-Rousse, October 28, 2020.

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#Naples October 23rd: The time of class struggle in white gloves is about to end

During the late evening of 23 October this blog commented on its facebook page (without too many worries) what was happening in the streets and squares of Naples:

“… And if everything will be locked down, the Neapolitan proletariat and unemployed people, accustomed to “inventing fatigue”, will not know how to put bread at the table. Behind the revolt there may be the long hand of the Camorra or the usual strong powers that have always been in collusion with the Camorra. But if the proletarian anger of Naples is in the square tonight, no lockdown and no exploitation will be able to contain it. Government Conte, De Luca, Confindustria and Camorra YOU CANNOT CONTAIN IT, sooner or later it will explode like a bomb in your hand.“

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#Calais, #France: the saga of evictions continues

Calais. France. On October 22, 2020, the Prefecture of Pas de Calais once again proceeded with the eviction and mass destruction of a camp. It was a place called “Unicorn Jungle”, where nearly 300 exiled people were surviving, according to the distribution of tents made by Utopia 56 a week earlier. Once again, the associations denounced the brutality and inefficiency of these operations. They do not respect the fundamental rights of the exiled.

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#Madrid: Ateneo Libertario de #Vallekas evicted

Madrid. At 7 a.m. on October 23rd, numerous riot police vans came to the social center to proceed with their eviction. The collective called for a rally for the same afternoon at 8:00 p.m. in the Amos Acero Park.

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Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi: Extinction, Rebellion, Happiness

Ill Will Editions wrote to Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi to ask him what lessons the 1970s Autonomia movement had for our current struggles. His answer? Very little. In this essay, Bifo proposes we rethink autonomy from within the new horizon: that of our own extinction.

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#Barrie, #Ontario: Mi’kmaq Solidarity Rally

Barrie. Ontario. In response to the increasingly violent attacks against the Mi’kmaq by settler fishermen, dozens of people in “Barrie” converged at Meridian Place, downtown, on Saturday October 24th to stand in Solidarity.

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