An indefinite-alternating hunger strike was launched in Turkish prisons on November 27 to protest the incarceration of Kurdish guerrilla Abdullah Öcalan, who has been held in Imrali High Security F-Type Closed Prison for 22 years, and the increasing violations of rights in prisons. The massive hunger strike has been taken over by the 29th group on day 141.Continue reading Hunger Strike in Turkey’s Prisons Enters Day 141
Rotterdam. Netherlands. Detention Centre Rotterdam (DCR) was opened 10 years ago. For the last decade this prison – the first correctional facility in the Netherlands built and maintained with a public-private partnership – has served as a base for deportations. Dutch and European migration policies cost thousands of lives, while lining the pockets of the rich and arms dealers. This must stop now!Continue reading Rotterdam, Netherlands: Demonstration May 30, 2021 – Close DCR: No One Is Illegal!
Page, Arizona – Loren Reed, a 26-year-old Diné (Navajo) man, is set for trial on May 4, 2021 for a trumped-up federal charge of “Threats to Damage and Destroy a Building by Means of Fire” after he engaged in a heated debate over Black Lives Matter protest tactics in a private Facebook chat group created to organize a local police brutality protest. Reed has been held in federal pretrial detention without bail for ten months after a prior high school acquaintance reported him to the police for a different satirical social media post about planning a protest or ‘riot’ at the courthouse that never actually happened. An undercover FBI agent then infiltrated the private chat group, and monitored numerous messages exchanged by Reed and his friends. After this intrusive monitoring of speech, and lacking any real evidence, Reed was quickly and violently arrested in his neighborhood on June, 2, 2020. Nothing incriminating was found during or after the arrest, despite officers thoroughly searching Reed’s home and even his housemates.Continue reading Facebooking While Brown: Indigenous Man In Arizona Imprisoned For Social Media “Shock-Talk” About #BLM Protest
Mass witnessing isn’t enough, though it’s necessary.Continue reading Images against images
Northern Ireland. More than a week of conflict has occurred on the streets of Belfast. Headlines have described it as ‘loyalist violence’. But anarchists in the north of Ireland told Phoenix Media Co-op that the violence isn’t really about the ‘loyalist’ and ‘republican’ narrative peddled by the British media.Continue reading Northern Ireland: Current violence in Belfast is an example of the State dividing the working class, say anarchists
This document is the product of a group of revolutionaries in the so-called “Midwestern” region of the United States, to clarify a regional political trajectory for revolutionary abolitionist practice in the Midwest. We define it as a “trajectory” because we think that any strategy and analysis we outline should be subject to constant critique, development, and revision. These are therefore not definitive words but instead present both working theoretical and practical positions. We hope that this trajectory informs revolutionaries working within our own region, as well as revolutionaries organizing throughout and against the broader white colonizer plantation society.Continue reading Building a Midwest Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement
Hamilton. ON. As of April 2021, The Tower is temporarily closed and will be moving.Continue reading Hamilton, Ontario: The Tower is Closing… For Now
On April 11, 2021, a police officer in the Twin Cities suburb Brooklyn Center pulled over Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, allegedly on account of expired tags. Taking place in the midst of the trial of the police officer who murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, this murder shows that the situation for Black people threatened with police violence has hardly changed since May 2020. There are important conclusions to be drawn from this.Continue reading The Murder of Daunte Wright: Co-optation and Revolt – A Year after the George Floyd Uprising, What Has Changed?
The following is one of three introductions for the upcoming C4SS anthology TOTAL ABOLITION: Police, Prisons, Borders, Empire and is being published here as a teaser for the book.Continue reading Melting Mountains of Ice
Athens. Exarcheia. Banner put in Strefi Hill in solidarity with Ella who have been kidnapped and locked away by the German state since november last year.Continue reading Athens, Exarcheia: Banner in Strefi – solidarity with Ella