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Tom Manning, For Love and Liberty

Political prisoner Tom Manning has  a book of his paintings coming out!

Who Is Tom Manning?

Tom Manning is a freedom fighter, political prisoner and prolific artist. His paintings are stories that jump off the page, revealing the outlook of people who struggle for liberation around the world.
His paintings are about life and his landscapes recall times of importance. The years of work to produce this beautiful book and important document are nearing their end and we need your help to fund the last phase of production!


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Drainville: Pompier Pyromane


Some explanations, for those of you who do not read french, or are not from Quebec, are below.

For those of you who do read french, and are from here, you should be able to get it without having to read further. As the below is an explanation of a collage, it is fragmented, basic, bare-bones. So keep that in mind if you do read further. It’s not an analysis, just an explanation of a collage.



The guy in this poster is Bernard Drainville, the Quebec Minister “Responsible for Democratic Institutions and Active Citizenship” who is in ...........READ MORE


Hope Breathing Life: Postcards for Liberation by Zolo Agona Azania


Kesplebedeb Distribution is pleased to announce the publication of Hope Breathing Life: Postcards for Liberation by Zolo Agona Azania.Hope Breathing Life is a collection of postcards representing the art of Zolo Agona Azania. Zolo is not only a remarkable artist but also a political prisoner, and the victim of a racist frame-up.Owusu Yaki Yakubu, in his piece “Who Is Zolo Agona Azania?” (pubished as an introduction to Zolo’s pamphlet Money and Power: Hook or Crook) provides this useful summary of how Zolo ended up where he is today:

“Zolo Azania is one of the numerous African-Americans who await ...........READ MORE

Anti-Capitalism and Violence: Gord Hill Interviewed by Kersplebedeb

The opening graphic in The Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic Book is striking, showing a Black Bloc member squaring off against a cop, each as representatives of the clash between Empire and free peoples from centuries past. To what degree do you feel that the clashes at today’s summits represent a continuity with the history of anti-colonial resistance?

To start with, I wouldn’t limit the concept of anti-colonial resistance simply to counter summit mobilizations. But in general, I do think there’s a connection in that free, autonomous societies have always resisted the rule of civilization and its empires, which the graphic you ...........READ MORE

The Sculpture of Exception: The Black Bloc’s Interactive Art at the Toronto G20

The Sculpture of Exception: The Black Bloc’s Interactive Art at the Toronto G20 from brandon jourdan on Vimeo.

Beka Economopoulos, a member of the Brooklyn-based group Not An Alternative, interprets a moving sculpture by artists at the Toronto G20 using the “Black Bloc” method of sculpting. The piece entitled “The Sculpture of Exception,” ironically turns political theorist Carl Schmitt’s “state of exception” on its head. The state of exception, according to Schmitt, frees the executive from any legal restraints to its power that would normally apply in a given crisis situation or any situation where power needs self-legitimization.

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2010 Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar

Here it is again, a beautiful political calendar created by a Canadian collective working under the guidance and inspiration of u.s. PP/POWs David Gilbert, Robert Seth Hayes and Herman Bell. Proceeds from this full color calendar go to the New York Task Force on Political Prisoners, the Palestinian NGO Adameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association, and the Olympic Resistance Network (ORN)-Legal Defense.

Devoted to the theme of Indigenous Resistance; in the words of the collective: “We offer this year’s Certain Days Calendar as our contribution to Resistance 2010, as a reminder that no liberation movement of any kind can ...........READ MORE