accounts

Political Struggle in the Teeth of Prison Reaction: From Virginia to Oregon

Kevin "Rashid" Johnson

An account by Kevin "Rashid" Johnson of his time in the Oregon prison system, and his efforts to build class solidarity across racial lines there. While libertarian communists have significant disagreements with Rashid's Maoist ideology, this article is reproduced as an important example of anti-racist class struggle in extremely challenging conditions. This piece originally appeared in Socialism & Democracy.

Don’t Die Wondering: Atlanta Against the Police (2011-2012)

The winter of 2011-12 saw a number of clashes with the police in Atlanta. I hope that this piece can be helpful for anarchists, anticapitalists, and other would-be rebels in medium sized cities with almost no radical or combative history.

Unforgiving and Inconsolable: Durham Against the Police (2013-14)

Unforgiving and Inconsolable: Durham Against the Police (2013-14)

An account of the movement in Durham, North Carolina, after the police killing of Chuy Huerta in late 2013. Found hosted at the Ferguson & Further collection about anti-police revolts.

Plantation Rising: Uncovering the Aftermath of Florida’s 2016 Fall Prisoner Uprisings

A collection of reports from Florida inmates about the September 9, 2016, prison strike and uprising. Compiled by the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons.

Report on the Nationalist Rally in Athens

Counter-demonstration

In Athens on Sunday 4th of February, a mass nationalist rally took place over the “Macedonian” issue. The police gave an estimation of 140.000 people, while the organizers speak of more than a million (!). Perhaps it had more people than the police’s official estimate but not even close to the organizers claims, which are more of a wishful thinking. This was the second demonstration within a month period over the same issue, the first being held in Thessaloniki in late January.

The effects of the Hillsborough disaster and police cover up

The frontpage on the left is the infamous smear paper

Steve Kelly is the brother of one of the 96 Liverpool FC fans crushed to death in 1989 in Hillsborough, this is his account of how the police treated the families of the victims and the impact of the coverup and media smears.

Sex, work and sex work - Red and Black Leeds

A pamphlet compiling interviews with and articles by members of Red and Black Leeds (RABL), giving an anarchist-communist perspective on sex work, from the perspective of anarchist-communist sex workers.

Albert Woodfox Black Panther and Prison Organiser in his own words

Albert Woodfox a Black Panther member in Louisiana helped found the Angola Prison chapter of the party to help organise prisoners and resist violence and exploitation from the guards. In retaliation he was forced to spend over 44 years in solitary confinement. The longest solitary confinement term given out in the US prison system.

Life denied

An aggrieved North American's reflections on work and travel.

Workers and students - Hagen Koo

A chapter on the alliances and solidarity between South Korean industrial workers and radical students in the 1970s and '80s.