In Jailbreak Out of History, revolutionary Amazon theorist Butch Lee shows how the anticolonial struggles of New Afrikan/Black women were central to the unfolding of 19th century amerika, both during and “after” slavery.
The book’s title essay, “The Re-Biography of Harriet Tubman”, recounts the life and politics of Harriet Tubman, who waged and eventually lead the war against the capitalist slave system. As Lee explains, “Harriet Tubman was a radical political figure, someone totally involved as a player in the great political ideas and military storms of her day. She was a guerrilla. Someone who lived and taught others ...........READ MORE
Divided World Divided Class charts the history of the ‘labour aristocracy’ in the capitalist world system, from its roots in colonialism to its birth and eventual maturation into a full-fledged middle class in the age of imperialism. It argues that pervasive national, racial and cultural chauvinism in the core capitalist countries is not primarily attributable to ‘false class consciousness’, ideological indoctrination or ignorance as much left and liberal thinking assumes. Rather, these and related forms of bigotry are concentrated expressions of the major social strata of the core capitalist nations’ shared economic interest in the exploitation and repression of dependent ...........READ MORE
Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24
10am-5pm on both days
Note: Booksellers and vendors will be displaying only on Saturday, May 23. Workshops, theme rooms, films, art and more will take place on both days.
The Anarchist Bookfair takes place in two buildings across from each other in Parc Vinet:
– Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier (CCGV), 2450 rue Workman
– Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA), 2515 rue Delisle
A short walk from Lionel-Groulx metro.
MAP: www.anarchistbookfair.ca/contact-us/location-and-map ...........READ MORE
Confirmed speakers from outside Montreal: Ahmad Abuznaid (Dream Defenders, Miami) * Samia al-Botmeh (Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel) * Cherrell Brown (Justice League, New York) * Glen Coulthard (author of Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition) * Eran Efrati (Boycott from Within, Israel) * Suheir Hammad (poet/playright, Brooklyn) * Steven Salaita (author of Israel’s Dead Soul; United States Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel) * Maya Wind (Anarchists Against the Wall, Israel)
Peter Collins is an progressive social critic and artist who has devoted his time and energy to a variety of struggles – AIDS education, animal rights, opposing violence against women, anti-racism, and more. He is also a man who has spent more than thirty years in Canadian prisons, after having been convicted of killing a police officer, David Utman, in a failed bank robbery in 1983.
Prisoners’ rights activists in canada will likely know of Peter’s work — his writings, drawings, and activism — around Prisoners Justice Day, and his activism around various issues pertaining to the expanding ...........READ MORE
The following letter from Chairman Shaka Zulu of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party – Prison Chapter, was written to Cindy Ford, coordinator of the Division of Operations at the New Jersey department of corrections, on January 27, 2015. As the letter makes clear, Shaka Zulu is being subjected to harassment and threats from a number of senior corrections officers (SCOs) at Northern State Prison.
Shaka Zulu needs to be transferred from Northern State Prison, for his own safety.
People are urged to send emails to the New Jersey department of corrections to insist that Shaka Zulu be ...........READ MORE
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I’d like to start by thanking everyone for their solidarity to this point. I’ve lived far more comfortably and with greater support than most others in prison. To be blunt, your constant insistence that I never feel forgotten has literally saved my life. I know that if early on I had not had that reassurance I would have committed suicide. So, thank you all for carrying me, kicking and screaming, throughout this.
Today I come to you with a dire need. When I pled guilty to the charges made against me I ...........READ MORE
Northern State Prison, like most prisons, constitutes one huge cesspool of corruption, connected to one huge machine called Mass Incarceration. This huge machine conforms to the capitalist logic of maximization of the rate of profit.
Our minds and bodies (mental and manual labor) in the Mass Incarceration system undergird the foundation of profit. They utilize our labor power to manufacture “things” that are then put on the “Market” for a price. We get nothing in return. Northern State Prison is a part of that nation-wide system of exploitation.
AK Press, the radical distributor of Kersplebedeb Publications in the united states, is having a sale on e-books. This is timely, as Kersplebedeb has just finished arrangements for many of our books to be available as e-books via AK Press. So this is kind of a special opportunity, for a limited time, those of you into kindle or ipad or nexus or whatever reading, can download these titles at half price! Kersplebedeb’s titles on AK’s site are listed below (and you can see a complete list of AK’s own digital downloads, also at half price, by clicking here): ...........READ MORE
The most visible change during my tenure as Correctional Investigator has been the growth in the overall size, complexity and diversity of the offender population. It is not a new observation that some of Canada’s minority, vulnerable or disadvantaged groups are disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system. These trends are accelerating within federal prisons. Since March 2005, the federal inmate population has increased by 17.5%. Over the same period, the Aboriginal population grew by 47.4% and Black offenders by over 75%. These groups now comprise 22 8% and 9 8% of the total incarcerated population respectively. The federally sentenced ...........READ MORE
“We are an image from the future.”
— graffiti in greece, 2008
Rebellion has ruptured the placid suffering of yesterday.
Those of us who have acknowledged the ongoing class war in this society, siding with the oppressed, have seen these moments before. Moments where the police are turned back, overran; where anything becomes possible after they have been routed. But always these moments were brief glimpses of what we are capable of — always control reestablishes itself and snuffs out the many worlds we are creating.
Never before in my lifetime has rebellion been so far-spread, capable of sustaining itself ...........READ MORE
Last month Ferguson burned. Amidst the images of flames, teargas and blockages, there were as many people with cameras and cell phones as signs or molotovs. Everyone seemed to recognize the significance of these events, but there are many competing interpretations. As fighting and protests continue in the street, debates and hand-wringing about race, protest tactics, and the American police state, have exploded on the internet and in the media. At this moment, all these questions are open in more minds than they have been since the late sixties ...........READ MORE
As of 9am on Saturday, December 20, comrades of the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee – NYC have surrendered to the custody of the NYPD, for their alleged involvement in an incident on the Brooklyn Bridge on the night of the Millions March.
NYPD Detective William Aubry called the incident, in which one cop received a bloody nose and another a few bumps and bruises, “right up there with being one of the most violent acts that I’ve seen.” Apparently Aubry and the NYPD have forgotten the meaning of the word “violent.” They have not once used the ...........READ MORE
Joel is an antifascist prisoner in Sweden. In July 2014, he was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for attempted murder, violent disorder, and carrying an illegal weapon. The sentence followed a collective defense against a Nazi attack on an antifascist demonstration in Stockholm. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2014. Explanatory notes have been added.
You were sentenced in connection with an antifascist demonstration in Kärrtorp, a suburb of Stockholm, in December 2013. Can you tell us about that day?
During the weeks before the demonstration, there had been trouble in Kärrtorp and the ...........READ MORE
As long as We beg, hat in hand, the enemy culture to indict one of their own (for a job well done) in the killing of one or ten of our nationals, We will continue to be disappointed, dismayed, mystified, and confused.
Why would they bow to our pressure of spontaneous riots, of petty looting, of collective prayers, and senseless begging? “Power concedes nothing without a demand,” let us remember. As long as We confine our demands within the small neocolonial confines of this system it will maneuver our rants and raves into any one of its blind alleys of ...........READ MORE