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  • Sat
    24
    Apr
    2021
    1-3 pmClark Park near the chess tables

    We’re gonna take a bet on more nice weather and host another in-person outdoor event this month! Following up on bolo’bolo’s resistance to the planetary work machine, we’ll be reading excerpts from Demotivational Training by Guillaume Paoli.

    …the objective of practicing demotivation, and this treatise is a modest step in that direction, would be rather to divest oneself from the apparatuses used to lead all of us donkeys to the market, to methodically dismantle the mechanisms that ensure that, despite everything, it works.

    Readings:

    We’ll be meeting on Saturday, April 24th from 1-3 pm at Clark Park near the chess tables.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    24
    Apr
    2021
    2 p.m. til 54134 Lancaster Ave
    Work day update — not tomorrow!! Next Saturday 4/24 from 2 p.m. til 5

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    26
    Apr
    2021
    6:30 pmClark Park (stone platform near 45th and Chester)

    Finally, join us on Monday, April 26th at 6:30pm in Clark Park (stone platform near 45th and Chester) as we gather to write letters of solidarity to Mumia. Move members will provide an update on Mumia’s condition and next steps for the fight to bring him home. If you are unable to make the event, please send him your solidarity at:

    Smart Communications/PADOC
    Mumia Abu-Jamal AM-8335
    SCI Mahanoy
    P.O. Box 33028
    St. Petersburg, FL 33733

    We will also send birthday cards to political prisoners with birthdays in May: Xinachtli (the 12th), Kojo Bomani Sababu (the 27th), and Doug Wright (the 30th).

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    01
    May
    2021
    7:30pm – 10pmOnline screening

    Online screening of Haymarket, a brand new feature length documentary followed by discussion with the director Adrian Prawica

    The notorious Chicago Haymarket Tragedy (also known as the Haymarket Square Affair), where a bomb thrown into the ranks of Police was followed by an eruption of panic and violence resulting in a trial and execution of presumably innocent workers' rights activists, is examined in this feature documentary film. Expert historians and professors present the history of the bomb, the anarchists, other political movements of the 19th century, and the labor struggle of working people fighting for a shorter work day during the industrial might of America's Gilded Age. Named a "MUST-SEE" documentary for labor history and the understanding of the American working class.

    Register for free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wooden-shoe-books-presents-haymarket-documentary-film-screening-tickets-149209253895

    More info about the film: https://www.filmadria.com/haymarket

    Adrian Prawica is an award-winning filmmaker, director, producer, and cinematographer specializing in advertisement, documentary, and sports racing genres. His notable works include documentary films on Chicago history, as well as advertisement and documentary works broadcast in the United States and abroad.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    02
    May
    2021
    1:00 pmMeet at Conewago Creek Recreation Area in Mt. Wolf, PA – 1098 Wago Road, Mt. Wolf, PA 17347

    Spring the Elders – Caravan of Love to Free Maroon – Sunday, May 2, 2021
    On Sunday, May 2, 2021 we will gather together for a peaceful gathering of prayers and libations in Mt. Wolf, PA to celebrate and honor our beloved elder and black liberation freedom fighter, Russell “Maroon” Shoatz. Time persists that we demand the compassionate release of Maroon from prison.

    Please bring signs, car banners, instruments, flowers, a letter to the governor in support of the release of Maroon, etc. Wear white.

    1:00PM Meet at Conewago Creek Recreation Area in Mt. Wolf, PA – 1098 Wago Road, Mt. Wolf, PA 17347
    2:00PM Organized caravan to second location
    3:00PM Park and assemble (social distanced) on sidewalk for speaking and celebration
    4:00PM Heading home

    InstaGram: @FreeMaroonNow
    Twitter: @FreeMaroonNow

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    06
    May
    2021
    7pm – 8:30pm

    The essays in Why We Fight: Essays on Fascism, Resistance, and Surviving the Apocalypse (AK Press 2021), many published here for the first time, cover the shifts in rhetoric and tactics of the Alt Right since their disastrous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017, and the explosion of antifascist, antiracist, and revolutionary organizing that has risen to fight it. Burley unpacks the moment we live in, confronting the apocalyptic feelings brought on by nationalism, climate collapse, and the crisis of capitalism, but also delivering the clear message that a new world is possible through the struggles communities are leveraging today. Burley reminds us what we're fighting for not simply what we're fighting against.

    This free online event will be in conversation with Kim Kelly and George Ciccariello-Maher.
    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-we-fight-shane-burley-with-kim-kelly-george-ciccariello-maher-tickets-151106518665

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    20
    May
    2021
    6pm – 7:30pm

    Join Robert Ovetz, editor of Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: Tactics, Strategies, Objectives (Pluto, 2020), for a talk on workers' inquiry and class struggle. Robert and Gifford Hartman will demonstrate how to conduct an inquiry at work. They will be joined by Jenny Chan who will discuss workers self-organized struggles in China.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    21
    Aug
    2021
    Thu
    09
    Sep
    2021

    Over the last year prisoners across the country have been holding the longest and largest spontaneous demonstrations in response to covid. With approximately 300,000 (the number is possibly as high as 800,000) people in prison having been infected by covid prisoners have continued to demand basic human rights protections. These demonstrations have been sporadic and largely ignored by the public as prisoners and supporters demanded covid safety and precautions be enacted in prisons. In a number of states, these covid demonstrations have turned into widespread and hard fought successful court battles for releasing prisoners.

    As we draft this press release we note that North Carolina is about to release approximately 3,000 prisoners due to a lawsuit settled over covid.

    Even with all the releases and won policy changes, this country cannot make up for the hundreds of thousands that became ill or the thousands that were killed by covid. Unlike reporters we know that everytime a prison official comes to work, our lives are in jeopardy because they may be infected. The same is true regarding prisoners deaths, we attribute every death to prison officials infecting the prison population.

    Now let us take a moment to think on how over the capacity US prisons and jails are. People are being stacked on top of each other. Even with their on guard to prisoner ratio, they admittedly fall outrageously short.

    Lives could have been saved if America was on the path of Abolition. We must struggle harder to close prisons, jails and to free people from the grips of American prison slavery. This is all stated while recognizing that we must develop effective strategies to have the billions of taxpayers dollars used to grow the prison industrial slave complex (PISC) redirected to the communities.

    Without going into the recent political presidential acrobats, we do want to acknowledge we feel a stronger need then ever to make it known that the people in prison struggles will not be pushed to the back burner in the muddy waters of trying to make people feel good about their party politics.

    In the spirit of Abolition on the historical dates of August 21st and September 9th, 2021 organizers must highlight prisoners’ historical struggles, and the current political struggles to dismantle the prison industrial slave complex. Jailhouse Lawyers Speak is calling for mass outside demonstrations.

    Specific locations: ICE, jails, prisons, and higher learning institutions. (With regards to higher learning institutions we are pointing towards the learning institutions with connections to prison labor).

    A few states may already have specific ongoing campaigns that directly speak to decarceration or closing down a prison or jail. Efforts should be made to network to boost those campaigns on these dates at the recommended locations.

    With everyone working across the nation on the same days, this would magnify our struggle for humanity and highlight specific state related campaigns. These “Shut’em Down” demonstrations should serve as a wake up call to every person in this nation that the current jailing path does not work and it’s time to end it.

    In the days leading up to the Shut’em Down demonstrations, we will post locations of planned Abolition demonstrations and endorsements of these events on our website:

    http://Iamweubuntu.com/shutemdown

    If you know you will be holding a “Shut’em Down” demo or simply would like to be listed as an endorser, email us at outthemud.jls@protonmail.com

    IWOC is the media contact: media@incarceratedworkers.org

    Remembering the plantation struggles: Nat Turner, George Jackson, Attica Rebellion, 2016 National Prison Strike, 2018 National Prison Strike and the 10 Prison Strike Demands!

    Dare 2 Struggle Dare 2 Win! Jailhouse Lawyers Speak

    #ShutEmDown #shutemdown2021

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    12
    Sep
    2021
    FDR park

    September 12 @FDR park

    [Details Here]