For Abolition: Prisons and Police Are More Than Brutality, They're State Terror

Frank Castro
The Hampton Institute
November 4th, 2016

In his speech "Terrorism: Theirs and Ours," now deceased Professor Eqbal Ahmad elucidated five types of terrorism: state, religious, mafia, pathological, and political terror of the private group. Of these types, the focus in mainstream political discourse and media has almost always centered itself on discussion of just one: "political terror of the private group"-organizations like al-Qaida, the Taliban, and ISIS. But as Ahmad ( and Ben Norton ) pointed out, this is "the least important in terms of cost to human lives and human property." Rarely discussed is state terror, which has the highest cost in terms of human lives and property. According to Norton, Professor Ahmad estimated that the disparity of "people killed by state terror versus those killed by individual acts of terror is, conservatively, 100,000 to one."


Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For October 2016

Hello Friends and Comrades,


Here's What's Gone Down So Far in Three Days of America's Largest Prison Strikes

Jeremy Galloway
The Influence
September 12th, 2016

This is how struggle starts … I’m very, very encouraged … Keep going … I don’t think it can be stopped.”
—Lorenzo Komboa Ervin, co-founder of Black Autonomy Federation and original Black Panther Party member.

Summer is drawing to an end here in the South, but in the region’s prisons—and across the most incarcerated nation on earth—things are just starting to heat up.

Friday (September 9), marked the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison Uprising. It also saw the launch of a coordinated series of nationwide work stoppages and hunger strikes by incarcerated Americans, the largest of its kind in history.


National Prison Strike

As we build toward September 9th, please plan local actions in support of prisoners and ask other groups / unions to get behind this prisoner-led effort!!

Support suggestions, Frequently Asked Questions, bilingual versions, and links to recent activities are all available at

Announcement of Nationally Coordinated Prisoner Workstoppage for Sept 9, 2016

Prisoners from across the United States have just released this call to action for a nationally coordinated prisoner workstoppage against prison slavery to take place on September 9th, 2016.

This is a Call to Action Against Slavery in America

In one voice, rising from the cells of long term solitary confinement, echoed in the dormitories and cell blocks from Virginia to Oregon, we prisoners across the United States vow to finally end slavery in 2016.


June 11th statement by Casey Brezik

From June 11

Hmm. I’ve been asked to write something regarding this year’s J11 theme. I have a strong opinion about this year’s theme and am also not a very elegant writer, so I hope not to offend anyone unnecessarily. Please forgive me if I do.


"To Struggle Means We're Alive": Prisoners Speak Out on Ferguson, Baltimore, and the Ongoing Revolt Against the Police

A new 'zine that assembles interviews with and essays by prisoners on the recent wave of anti-police revolt and #BlackLivesMatter protests is now available. "To Struggle Means We're Alive": Prisoners Speak Out on Ferguson, Baltimore, and the Ongoing Revolt Against the Police brings together a variety of perspectives and voices, mostly from "social" prisoners who have been struggling or active in some way on the inside. This publication was compiled as a modest attempt to raise up those kinds of voices that tend to be obscured or made invisible by both corporate media and social movement discourse alike, as well as offer a venue for these perspectives to continue to circulate throughout the prison system. Finally, this was a catalyst for communication with prisoners ahead of the national prison strike that has been announced for September 2016. Hopefully others can share it with folks with whom they're communicating on the inside.


Announcing Wildfire: Anarchist Prison Newsletter #3

From Wildfire

[Download Issue #3] (Prints 8.5x11)

It seems fitting that we are releasing this issue now, in December. Following the letter from imprisoned anarchists in Greece and the call for international activity, Black December rages on, writing the memory of our fallen comrades with words, banners, stones, and fire. In that spirit, we dedicate this third issue of Wildfire to the memory of New Afrikan anarchist and Black Liberation Army combatant Kuwasi Balagoon, and earth liberationist William Avalon Rogers.


Ex-Worker #41: Anarchism Across the Globe

#41: Anarchism in Belarus, Czech Republic, Korea, and Beyond


Focus on Prisoner Support







Anarchist Prisoner Casey Brezik Transferred

Anarchist prisoner Casey Brezik has been transferred from Jefferson City Correctional to Northeast Correctional Center in Bowling Green, Missouri. Please take a minute to drop him a line or send him something to read to help him acclimate to his new surroundings.

You can find more information on Casey on Wildfire and Kansas City ABC.


Protest 20/20 attack on MUMIA

Protest 20/20 attack on MUMIA



ABC's Sam Donaldson's report on his "4 month investigation" into the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal reeked of sleaze as he labeled Mumia alternately as "vicious, cold-blooded cop killer", "America's last political prisoner," and ""Hollywood's unlikeliest hero."

The 20/20 "newsman" took special aim at the worldwide Mumia movement and all of the participants in it, including those with celebrity status (ex., Ed Asner and Mike Farrell were summarily dismissed by Donaldson as simple anti-death penalty activists who knew nothing about the case).

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