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  • Tue
    19
    Jun
    2018

    This year we, supporters of #OperationPUSH, are calling on all opponents of mass incarceration and modern-day slavery internationally to honor the Juneteenth holiday (Tuesday, June 19, 2018) with community organizing and direct action.

    This call to action is inspired by prisoners in Texas and Florida, two of the largest and most repressive prison systems in the U.S., who remain active in freedom struggle against all odds.

    Background

    Juneteenth is an abolitionist holiday originating in Texas, where many Confederate slave-holders fled to during the U.S. Civil War.

    But that war was not merely a domestic civil conflict. It was a flare-up of the global movement to end slavery. It is a movement that continues to challenge the slave relations of today which occur under several names (examples include debt bondage, sex trafficking, prison labor) and generally impact the most historically exploited and most vulnerable among us.

    Forced captivity and involuntary labor have been among the most abhorrent practices in human society since the earliest of written records.

    The celebration of freedom from these conditions has formed the foundation of many cultures and identities.

    Juneteenth in particular marked the official end of chattel slavery in the U.S. But the backlash against this victory saw the initial formation of many state prison systems in the country, especially in the South, born to manage a new era of slavery known as convict-leasing. That system was also technically done away with, but its remnants are visible all over the country.

    Prison slave labor today can be seen in wildlands firefighters, disaster clean-up from hurricanes and oil spills, massive contracts with cities, counties and universities, and the running of the prisons themselves.

    While prisons no longer provide the same scale of labor that chattel slavery and convict leasing did, they maintain the slave relation of captivity for another primary purpose: the warehousing of populations that pose a threat to a profit-obsessed society. This includes the unemployed or those in underground economies, the mentally ill, and those most likely to challenge the status quo.

    The Juneteenth holiday originated in 1865, but the struggle for official recognition is still occuring today. As of May 2016, 45 of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have recognized Juneteenth as either a state holiday or a day of observance.

    Juneteenth originally marked the freedom of African Americans from captivity. Today’s prison system has made slavery a multi-racial affair, where indigenous and immigrant people of all backgrounds are held in bondage along side the descendants of European settlers, joined by the common bond of poverty.

    The aim of this call to action is to support the ongoing effort to recognize Juneteenth, and to add to that legacy by calling for an end to modern-day slave conditions in the prison system.

    Goals

    1. End slave labor
    2. Stop profiteering off prisoners
    3. Reduce the prison population
    4. Demand environmental justice in the prison industrial complex

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    19
    Jun
    2018

    This Juneteenth the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement calls on revolutionaries to join us in setting fire to prison society, as we renew the abolitionist struggle against modern day slavery. In response to the call from the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, we intend to stand side by side with those inside and outside of prison to fight for abolition.

    Juneteenth is a day to commemorate the abolition of slavery, but in reality, the system of slavery continues today through the prison system. So while we take the time to commemorate the abolitionist and black liberation movements of the past, the struggle to free people from bondage continues. The prison system in the US houses the most detainees in the world. ICE immigration camps are expanding to include military prisons. And these sites of detention, like Angola prison in Louisiana are either former plantations or modeled from their likeness. This is where our struggle begins. To celebrate this holiday, and for it to be truly realized, we must fight for the abolition of prisons, the “justice system,” and the state and capitalist systems that make these evils palpable.

    On the lead up to June 19th we are calling for all comrades out there to capture the slave masters’ flags. Share your actions directly to us or with the hashtags #CaptureTheFlag and #Juneteenth. Solidarity with all those who fight against prison slavery to make a world free from this barbarism.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    19
    Jun
    2018
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PMFriends Center 1501 Cherry St
    This workshop will focus on the practical steps to abolition. We will be identifying community needs that the police cling onto as justification for their existence, collecting testimony and experiences with the police, and brainstorming alternatives that currently or need to exist. This is a Black and Brown centered, queer friendly, no cop zone. Accomplices are welcome, but should know to respect the space.
  • Wed
    20
    Jun
    2018
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AMPhiladelphia City Hall 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd.

    On June 10th, during Philadelphia's Pride parade, police arrested ReeAnna Segin for allegedly attempting to set fire to a Blue Lives Matter flag as a peaceful act of expressive protest. She was held overnight in a men's prison until released on bail.

    ReeAnna, a trans woman, was exercising her First Amendment rights and protesting the presence of the police at Pride. For this action, the Philadelphia DA's office has charged her with two misdemeanor counts. These charges could potentially result in as many as seven years in jail.

    District Attorney Larry Krasner was elected by Philadelphians pledging to wind down our city's long history of mass incarceration. Now is the time to find out if this was just another of the empty promises we're so used to hearing from elected officials.

    Activists from several groups will be holding a press conference at City Hall on Wednesday June 20th at 10am to demand the District Attorney's office drop ALL charges against ReeAnna, and to demand an end to police participation in Philly Pride.

    ReeAnna and other activists will be available to make statements to the media.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    24
    Jun
    2018
    2PM - 5PMGilberts Shoes 1652 Ridge Ave

    [Continua en Español]

    Do you feel surveilled by the oppressive systems as a womyn and gender non-conforming POC? Do you feel harassed in the public {{{and private}}} digital space called THE internet? Do you want to use the tools and not be used by corporations? Do you want to ENJOY a transfeminist Internet?! Come and join us in this laboratory to stretch your hackfeminist muscles!

    Register here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/multi-cyberfeminist-identities-a-self-defense-strategy-for-warrior-womyn-tickets-46915156496

    Our body is our first technology as a womyn warriors. How can we defend us and care for collectively?

    A lab session to explore how to fight with joy the different threats and counter-attack war technologies: espionage, facial recognition, and mass surveillance when we inhabit the internet. How internet affects our communications, our privacy, and our public opinions? We invite you to define this digital territory as our ground battle where we are in defense of our digital bodies, pleasures, struggles, and politics! We will experiment how can we transmute into multiple cyber identities, and how the use of our right to be anonymous can be a powerful kick-ass tool of hackeminist self-defense. (; We welcome all LBTQ and womyn! No previous experience need it, so come and just bring yourself!

    This session is co-facilitated by Lil_Anaz, Mexican hackfeminist artist based in México City, and Ana Martina, Mexican hackfeminist cooperator based in Philly, who join forces to share strategies towards the liberation of the multiple territories that we inhabit: our bodies, our neighborhoods, our data and our Internet! Join us for this unique event!

    We ask a $5 -$25 sliding scale donation to support the presenter Lil_Anaz who is coming from México to present this content in Philly! Nobody will be turned away!

    Co-facilitated by @Lil_Anaz https://lab-interconectividades.net/lili_anaz/, https://twitter.com/lili_anaz
    & @radiosonidera https://radicante.media/about

    [Español]

    Registrate aqui
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/multi-cyberfeminist-identities-a-self-defense-strategy-for-warrior-womyn-tickets-46915156496

    ¿Te sientes vigiladx por este sistema opresivo por ser mujer o de género no binario y persona de color? ¿Te sientes acosadx en el espacio público y {{{privado}}} de Internet? ¿Quieres aprender a usar herramientas tecnológicas y no ser utilizadx por las corporaciones? ¿Quieres GOZAR una Internet transfeminista? ¡Pues ven y acompáñanos en este laboratorio para calentar esos músculos hackfeministas! No necesitas tener ninguna experiencia previa.

    Nuestro cuerpo es nuestra primera tecnología como mujeres guerreras. ¿Cómo podemos defendernos y cuidarnos colectivamente?

    En esta sesión exploraremos cómo combatir los diferentes peligros cuando habitamos Internet, y cómo contra-atacar a las tecnologías de guerra (espionaje, reconocimiento facial y vigilancia masiva) con tecnologías de gozo cyberfeminista. ¿Cómo afecta Internet anuestras comunicaciones, nuestra privacidad y nuestras opiniones públicas? Lxs invitamos a reimaginar este territorio también como nuestro campo de batalla en el que defendemos nuestros cuerpos, nuestros placeres y nuestras luchas! Vamos a transmutar en multi cyber-identidades y experimentar cómo el derecho al anonimato puede ser una poderosa y chingona herramienta para la auto defensa hackfeminista. Todxs lxs mujeres LBTQ son bienvenidxs a este laboratorio. ¡No necesitas tener ninguna experiencia previa! (;

    Esta sesión sera co-facilitada por Lil_Anaz, artista mexicana hackfeminista que reside en la Ciudad de México, y Ana Martina cooperativista hackfeminista que reside en Philly. Estamos uniendo fuerzas para compartir estrategias para la liberación de los múltiples territorios que habitamos: nuestros cuerpos, nuestros barrios, nuestros datos y nuestro Internet. Acompañanos en este evento único!

    Pedimos una cooperación de $5 a $25 para apoyar con gastos y viaticos a la presentadora Lil_Anaz, a quién esta viniendo desde México para presentar estos contenidos en Philly. Si no puedes cooperar no te preocupes, a nadie se le negara la entrada.

    Co-facilitado por @Lil_Anaz https://lab-interconectividades.net/lili_anaz/, https://twitter.com/lili_anaz
    & @radiosonidera https://radicante.media/about

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    24
    Jun
    2018
    7:00 PM - 11:59 PMWin Win Coffee Bar 931 Spring Garden St

    The launch for a new book that examines insurgent struggles, social movements and their paths through Philadelphia history.

    Pacifist ideals and reformist strategies have long held sway over the radical imagination in Philadelphia. Insurrectionary activity is willfully misunderstood, and its historical legacy largely forgotten. Movement for No Society explores some of the historical conditions for our situation and attempts to recover insurgent possibilities in Philadelphia’s history.

    A short presentation and discussion will explore recent struggles in Philly, the conditions for this book’s emergence and the idea of direct struggle.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    24
    Jun
    2018
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PMA-Space (community center) 4722 Baltimore Ave

    Leonard Peltier (born September 12, 1944) is an American Indian activist, a citizen of the Anishinabe & Dakota/Lakota Nations, and leading member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) who has been imprisoned for 42 years as part of the US government’s ongoing war against Native Americans, Indigenous peoples of the Americas. He is now old and ill, but unbroken and remains one of the greatest leaders of our times for the Indigenous resistance against colonialism and oppression worldwide.
    Come support our leader and warrior. He is in need of medical attention and is requesting to be transferred closer to his home and his family.
    We will be coming together to write letters on his behalf to:
    1 - Superintendent Federal Bureau of Prisons 320 First St., NW Washington, DC 20534
    2 - Roy Cheatam Federal Correctional Complex 846 NE 54th Terrace, Wildwood, FL 34785
    3 - Federal Bureau of Prisons: Voice Your Inmate Concerns
    https://www.bop.gov/inmates/concerns.jsp
    3 - Leonard Peltier
    #89637-132
    USP Coleman I
    P.O. Box 1033
    Coleman, FL 33521

    Bring extra paper, pens, envelopes and stamps if you can!

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    25
    Jun
    2018

    For over a year, the US has been pressing felony charges–including “riot,” “inciting a riot,” and “conspiracy to riot”–against protesters who were arrested at the inauguration of Donald Trump. After a revelation that they had been withholding evidence from the defense, federal prosecutors dropped all charges against 10 defendants last week, including against members of our union. Today, the second J20 trial ended in a mistrial for three defendants and full acquittal for a fourth.

    The state is reeling from this defeat, and lashing out like a wounded animal as it retreats. 44 defendants are still awaiting trial. The hour is late; the time to act in their defense is now. We are calling for an international day of action in solidarity with the J20 defendants on Monday, June 25th.

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    28
    Jun
    2018

    June 28, 2018 is the second annual International Day of Solidarity with Eric King. June 28th, 2016 was the day that he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

    We hope that you will join us in celebrating and showing solidarity for our friend by writing him, sending him books, spreading the word through banner drops or leafleting, or organizing a fundraiser or celebratory event.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    The mass protests that shook France in May 1968 were exciting, dangerous, creative, and influential, changing European politics to this day. Students demonstrated, workers went on general strike, and factories and universities were occupied. Before it was all over, children, homemakers, and the elderly were swept up in the life-changing events that targeted bureaucratic capitalism and the staid Communist Party. The French state was on the ropes and feared civil war or revolution. Decades later, here are the powerful oral testimonies of those young rebels who demanded the impossible.

    Published on the 50th anniversary of those momentous events, May Made Me presents the legacy of the uprising: how those explosive experiences changed both the individual and history.

    “These powerful and moving testimonies create an eye-opening account of the inspiring events of May ’68, which are more relevant for today’s activists than ever before.” —Paul Mason, author of Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future

    Mitchell Abidor is a translator from Brooklyn whose works include A Socialist History of the French Revolution by Jean Jaurès and Anarchists Never Surrender by Victor Serge.

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    04
    Jul
    2018
    This year, the TORCH Network is calling on antifascists everywhere to take back July 4th from this legacy of white supremacy and instead fight back against fascism and oppression in celebration and remembrance of Dan and Spit’s life work. We urge you to join us in lifting up their names and making sure that their sacrifice isn’t forgotten. Drop a banner, table at a show, host an anti-fascist reading group, provide outreach and support to oppressed communities, write letters to anti-racist prisoners, burn an American flag, put up anti-fascist posters, organize a solidarity demo, or take action against local fascists in Dan and Spit’s names. The list goes on- get creative, get in the streets, and take action this July 4th! Dan and Spit may be gone, but we will continue to carry on this work without them. They will not be forgotten.
    July 4th, 2018 marks 20 years since Dan and Spit lost their lives in the fight against white supremacy. In the past, neo-Nazis have celebrated the anniversary of their death. Exactly one year after their murder, racist skinheads in Nevada hosted a white power music festival in celebration of their killing. July 4th is of course also Independence Day, a holiday that glorifies American patriotism and the bloody history of colonization and oppression tied to this country’s founding.
    Please send us communiques detailing your solidarity actions to be compiled into a reportback after July 4th. You can email us at torchantifa(at)riseup(dot)net.
  • Sun
    08
    Jul
    2018
    3pm – 5pmWooden Shoe 704 South St
    Deprogram your mind and the ways you think about interacting with others through this workshop of simple authentic relating games. Learn new ways to express yourself genuinely while fostering an awareness of your uniquely fluid needs and desires. This workshop aims to change our traditional thought patterns of how we're used to behaving in relation to one another and instead cultivate honest and anarchic ways of being. Come with an open mind.
  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe 704 South St

    Aaron Leonard is author of Heavy Radicals: The FBI’s Secret War on America’s Maoists (Zero Books, 2015), and A Threat of the First Magnitude—FBI Counterintelligence & Infiltration: From the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union—1962-1974, (Repeater Books, UK, January 2018). His research interests focus on twentieth century US history, particularly the FBI's efforts against organizations deemed threats to US “internal security." He has a B.A. in Social Science with a concentration in History from New York University and lives in Southern California.

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    26
    Jul
    2018
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe 704 South St

    Discussion with editor J. Kēhaulani Kauanui

    Many people learn about Indigenous politics only through the most controversial and confrontational news: the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s efforts to block the Dakota Access Pipeline, for instance, or the battle to protect Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, a site sacred to Native peoples. But most Indigenous activism remains unseen in the mainstream—and so, of course, does its significance. J. Kēhaulani Kauanui set out to change that with her radio program Indigenous Politics. Issue by issue, she interviewed people who talked candidly and in an engaging way about how settler colonialism depends on erasing Native peoples and about how Native peoples can and do resist. Collected here, these conversations speak with clear and compelling voices about a range of Indigenous politics that shape everyday life.

    J. Kēhaulani Kauanui is professor of American studies and anthropology, director of the Center for the Americas, and chair of the American studies department at Wesleyan University. She is author of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity and the forthcoming Paradoxes of Hawaiian Sovereignty: Land, Sex, and the Colonial Politics of State Nationalism. From 2007 to 2013, she was producer and host of the public affairs radio show Indigenous Politics from WESU in Middletown, Connecticut, where she currently coproduces a program on anarchist politics, Anarchy on Air, with a collective of students.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    05
    Aug
    2018
    10:00 amFairmount Park

    Fairmount Park 5K

     

    Hosted by Philly ABC and sponsored by the MOVE organization, Philadelphia’s first Running Down The Walls (RDTW) event is dedicated to the MOVE 9. On August 8th, the MOVE prisoners will have been locked in Pennsylvania prisons for 40 years. Despite the overwhelmingly obvious, irrefutable evidence of their innocence, and the prosecutorial misconduct used to convict them, the political warfare to keep them imprisoned has lasted decades.

    Join us and Move prisoners as we run down the walls together. Philadelphia RDTW 2018, exists to amplify their voices, rectify solidarity, strengthen our forces, and Free the Move 9!  If you cannot make it to the event or would like to make an additional contribution, please sponsor a runner either outside prison or inside or one of each. Contact us for more information.

    Proceeds will be split between the Warchest Program and the MOVE 9 Support fund. The ABCF Warchest program sends monthly stipends to Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War who have insufficient, little, or no financial support during their imprisonment.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    21
    Aug
    2018
    Sun
    09
    Sep
    2018

    Men and women incarcerated in prisons across the nation declare a nationwide strike in response to the riot in Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in South Carolina. Seven comrades lost their lives during a senseless uprising that could have been avoided had the prison not been so overcrowded from the greed wrought by mass incarceration, and a lack of respect for human life that is embedded in our nation's penal ideology. These men and women are demanding humane living conditions, access to rehabilitation, sentencing reform and the end of modern day slavery.

    These are the NATIONAL DEMANDS of the men and women in federal, immigration, and state prisons:

    1. Immediate improvements to the conditions of prisons and prison policies that recognize the humanity of imprisoned men and women.

    2. An immediate end to prison slavery. All persons imprisoned in any place of detention under United States jurisdiction must be paid the prevailing wage in their state or territory for their labor.

    3. The Prison Litigation Reform Act must be rescinded, allowing imprisoned humans a proper channel to address grievances and violations of their rights.

    4. The Truth in Sentencing Act and the Sentencing Reform Act must be rescinded so that imprisoned humans have a possibility of rehabilitation and parole. No human shall be sentenced to Death by Incarceration or serve any sentence without the possibility of parole.

    5. An immediate end to the racial overcharging, over-sentencing, and parole denials of Black and brown humans. Black humans shall no longer be denied parole because the victim of the crime was white, which is a particular problem in southern states.

    6. An immediate end to racist gang enhancement laws targeting Black and brown humans.

    7. No imprisoned human shall be denied access to rehabilitation programs at their place of detention because of their label as a violent offender.

    8. State prisons must be funded specifically to offer more rehabilitation services.

    9. Pell grants must be reinstated in all US states and territories.

    10. The voting rights of all confined citizens serving prison sentences, pretrial detainees, and so-called “ex-felons” must be counted. Representation is demanded. All voices count!

    We all agree to spread this strike throughout the prisons of Ameri$$$a! From August 21st to September 9th, 2018, men and women in prisons across the nation will strike in the following manner:

    1. Work Strikes: Prisoners will not report to assigned jobs. Each place of detention will determine how long its strike will last. Some of these strikes may translate into a local list of demands designed to improve conditions and reduce harm within the prison.

    2. Sit-ins: In certain prisons, men and women will engage in peaceful sit-in protests.

    3. Boycotts: All spending should be halted. We ask those outside the walls not to make financial judgments for those inside. Men and women on the inside will inform you if they are participating in this boycott. We support the call of Free Alabama Movement Campaign to "Redistribute the Pain" 2018

    as Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun, formerly known as Melvin Ray has laid out (with the exception of refusing visitation). See these principles described here: https://redistributethepain.wordpress.com/.

    4. Hunger Strikes: Men and women shall refuse to eat.

    How You Can Help:

    · Make the nation take a look at our demands. Demand action on our demands by contacting your local, state, and federal political representatives with these demands. Ask them where they stand.

    · Spread the strike and word of the strike in every place of detention.

    · Contact a supporting local organization to see how you can be supportive. If you are unsure of who to connect with, email millionsforprisonersmarch@gmail.com

    · Be prepared by making contact with people in prison, family members of prisoners, and prisoner support organizations in your state to assist in notifying the public and media on strike conditions.

    · Assist in our announced initiatives to have the votes of people in jail and prison counted in elections.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/r5cr546jlscg…/Prison%20Strike.pdf…

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    23
    Aug
    2018
    Thu
    30
    Aug
    2018

    We are coming back with global week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners. Since last year a lot have changed in our countries, but general tendency is going in the worth direction with more repressions applied against anarchists not only in Europe but world wide. With this in mind we are calling for six annual week of solidarity!

    Last year lots of people have send us their reports from different parts of the world and we hope that this year the tradition will grow even bigger. We need to support our comrades! Use this week to spread the information about anarchists behind the bars. Don't have prisoners in your country? No worry, support prisoners from other countries in your region or use those days to raise awarenes on the question of repression mechanism and how anarchist communities can stand against them!

    Build up security culture, support your local anarchist prisoners and fight back.

    Do not hesitate to continue sending your reports to tillallarefree@riseup.net!

    Nobody is free till all are free!

    [Details Here]