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Call for solidarity actions around the 25th anniversary of the Lucasville uprising

As the 25th anniversary of the Lucasville prison uprising approaches, organisers have put out a call for solidarity with the survivors of the uprising, some of whom remain on death row.

The Untold Story: Queer Prison Rebels in Alabama

Anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble describes the role played by queer inmates in recent uprisings at Holman Prison, Alabama. This article first appeared on his blog, Anarchy Live!

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.

Containing the Crisis: A History of Mass Incarceration and Rebellion in the Rustbelt

A text from Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity. "To understand the 2016 Kinross Rebellion, and to build a stronger movement of resistance to state violence, we must look at the history of the rise of mass incarceration in the Rustbelt region and analyze the specific reasons for this growth of State control and repression."

Repression Breeds Resistance: Greg Curry on the Lucasville Uprising and Aftermath

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Greg Curry, one of the people who was made a scapegoat for the 1993 Lucasville Uprising that brought Ohio prisoners together across racial lines, describes the repression he faced in the aftermath of those events. "Here is one prisoner's story about fighting back - more pointedly surviving - while coming to consciousness."

Incarcerated Workers Take the Lead: Prison Struggles in the United States 2008-2016

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In the last eight years we have seen a multitude of struggles: from hunger strikes to riots, from work stoppages in individual units to mass strikes across several prisons, from hostile gangs forming truces and challenging racial divisions to immigrant mothers (incarcerated with their children) refusing their meals and duties. Published by Houston Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and Unity & Struggle.

"to storm all the bastilles"

An interview about anti-police uprisings and the Black Lives Matter movement, conducted with Luke O’Donovan, a young white man imprisoned for using a knife to defend himself against a gang of homophobic attackers during a party in Atlanta, GA. He [was] released from prison in late July 2016. You can learn more about his case at letlukego.org.

“I Wish I Could’ve Been Out There”

Interview with anonymous inmate at Maury CI, Maury, NC, about anti-police uprisings and the Black Lives Matter movement.