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NYC-ABC PP/POW updates May 4, 2021

NOTE: If you currently send the updates to Steve Martinez, please stop, as he was recently released. Here’s the latest compilation of every other week updates: https://nycabc.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/updates-4-may-2021.pdf NYC ABC, along with several other individuals and prisoner support crews, now send hard copies to all political prisoners and prisoners of war …

May 20-23: The Great Transition 2021, “Building Utopias”

Every year, activists and militants from the Historical Materialism network organize The Great Transition/La Grande Transition conference. While it still can’t be held in person this year, due to COVID-19, the silver lining is that all the panels will be available online, around the world, free of charge! One of …

True Cost of Coal – Interview with Beehive Design Collective members

We reached out to the creators of the True Cost of Coal rhyming narrative & activity book to learn more about the beautiful book and why they decided to make it. What is the Beehive Design Collective? The Beehive Collective is a collective of artists, activists, educators and organizers who work …

The Red Nation on The Red Deal: Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth

A powerful guide to Indigenous liberation and the fight to save the planet, published by Common Notions, now available from leftwingbooks at https://www.leftwingbooks.net/book/content/red-deal-indigenous-action-save-our-earth One-part visionary platform, one-part practical toolkit, The Red Deal is a platform that encompasses everyone, including non-Indigenous comrades and relatives who live on Indigenous land. We—Indigenous, Black and …

We Move Together, a new disability justice children’s book

A bold and colorful exploration of all the ways that people navigate through the spaces around them and a celebration of the relationships we build along the way. We Move Together follows a mixed-ability group of kids as they creatively negotiate everyday barriers and find joy and connection in disability …

NYC-ABC PP/POW updates Apr. 6, 2021

NOTE: If you currently send the updates to Chip Fitzgerald, please stop. After 51 years in prison, and directly resulting from medical neglect by the state, Chip recently died in Prison. RIP, Chip. Our statement regarding Chip’s death can be found in the updates as well. If you send the …

FINAL Prison Covid Newsletter (vol 2, no 5), April 2021

The Prison Covid-19 Information Project provides COVID-19 news and resources for prisoners and their families and loved ones on the outside. Their April newsletter will be their final edition. It is available here. A statement from the editor: “New COVID-19 infections in prisons have dropped in recent months, from their …

spring comes (poem by Kuwasi Balagoon)

spring comes and mail trickles in and trickles out as if written in blood winter’s talk hangs unresolved and useless as smoke and well-­reasoned routines are questioned with a runaway mind that doesn’t stop to sleep and has come to expect the bare minimum for the sake of an argument …