On September 5, political prisoner Herman Bell was beaten by guards at Great Meadow Correctional Facility. The following letter, by attorney Robert Boyle to Commissioner Anthony Annucci (New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision), sheds additional light on the circumstances behind this vicious attack, and explains what needs to be done.
Supporters of Herman are encouraged to take this time to send him a card or letter, to let him know that we care about him and wish him a speedy recovery, and also to let the prisoncrats know we are watching. Herman can be written to at:...........READ MORE
Black Panther Party political prisoner Herman Bell was viciously assaulted by guards at Great Meadow Correctional Facility (Comstock) on September 5, 2017.
While being “escorted” by a guard back to his housing unit, a guard struck Herman, age 69, in the face causing his glasses to drop to the floor. He pushed Herman against the wall, Herman stumbled and fell to the ground. The guard then continued viciously hitting and kicking Herman. Very soon about 5 other guards arrived and joined in the violent attack, hitting and kicking Herman all over his body. He was also maced in the eye ...........READ MORE
On August 12, a fascist murdered one person and injured dozens more by driving a vehicle into a crowd of anti-racist protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia. Fascists had been calling for violence in advance; they made it very clear that this would happen. We are calling for solidarity actions to take place around the country in response—to support the bereaved, to encourage those who courageously stood up to fascist murderers, to reach out to our communities about this situation, and to show that we will not stand for this. Here, you can find a ...........READ MORE
*Bienvenue aux réfugiés! Expulsons les racistes! Manifestation en support aux migrants et aux réfugiés* DIMANCHE LE 6 AOÛT, 12h pile.
Stade Olympique (Montréal) 4545 Avenue Pierre-de-Coubertin – allez à porte ‘D’ (Métro Pie-IX ou Métro Viau)
*SVP arrivez à l’heure! Nous allons manifester jusqu’a 15 heures au minimum. Apportez vos affiches et banderoles en support aux migrants et aux frontières ouvertes*
Un appel lancé par le Comité de réponse anti-raciste/anti-fasciste et le Comité Cité sans frontières de Solidarité sans frontières et le Comité d’action des personnes sans-statut haïtiens, avec ...........READ MORE
Given the increased interest and chatter about J. Sakai’s Settlers: Mythology of the White Proletariat, Kersplebedeb is making this book available for free download from Amazon for the next five days, until May 21st.
Settlers is a uniquely important book in the canon of the North American revolutionary left and anticolonial movements. First published in the 1980s by activists with decades of experience organizing in grassroots anticapitalist struggles against white supremacy, the book soon established itself as an essential reference point for revolutionary nationalists and dissident currents within the predominantly colonialist Marxist-Leninist and anarchist movements at ...........READ MORE
Perspectives on Anarchist Theory is the annual publication of the Institute for Anarchist Studies; it includes recent essays by IAS-supported writers, feature articles with anarchist views on contemporary issues, book reviews, and updates about IAS activities. While people in the united states can order it directly from AK Press without much trouble, postage costs of doing so from canada have been exorbitant.
TAKE ACTION for Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoner Jaan Laaman, Locked in Solitary Confinement and Facing Repression for Speaking Out for Human Rights
Jaan K. Laaman, long-time anti-imperialist political prisoner, is currently solitary confinement (“the hole”). Jaan has been in solitary confinement since his birthday on March 21, 2017 simply for issuing two political statements, a clear violation of free speech and human rights. [More details below.]
How you can support Jaan:
Write to Jaan and let him know he’s in our hearts and on our minds.
Call for Submissions
CALL FOR ART AND ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS: AWAKENING RESISTANCE
What: A call for art and article submissions on Awakening Resistance for the 2018 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar
Deadline: May 15, 2017
The Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar collective (www.certaindays.org) is releasing its 17th calendar this coming fall. The theme for 2018 is ‘Awakening Resistance,’ reflecting on organizing in the current political climate.
We are looking for 12 works of art and 12 short articles to feature in the calendar, which hangs in more than 2,500 homes, workplaces, prison cells, and community ...........READ MORE