Posts Tagged ‘Prison Industrial Complex’
U.S. Hands Off Syria – Because Attacking People in Syria is Unacceptable; Because Genocide is UnacceptablePosted: September 2, 2013 in Uncategorized
Tags: amerikkka, anarchist, anarchy, bainbridge, classism, defenders of freedom justice and equality, direct action, genocide, institutional, intersectional, military industrial complex, mutual aid, obama, poverty draft, Prison Industrial Complex, protest, racism, radical, solidarity, syria, U.S. intervention, we need jobs not war, Wingnut
Tags: acab, anarchist, anarchy, collective, incarceration, justice, lucasville, police, Prison, Prison Industrial Complex, Prisoners, prisons, radical, RVA, shadow of lucasville, SPARC, Wingnut
Shadow of Lucasville-
The film is 60 minutes long, and is followed by call-in / Q&A with one of the prisoners who was involved in the uprising.
Organizations involved in prison issues and prisoner suport are highly encouraged to come table and share info!!!
Friday August 9th at 7pm
2005 Barton Ave
sober, all ages, by donation
consent policy, directions/bus routes, allergies/accessibility online
Tags: anarchist, collective, fan free clinic, jericho, jericho movement, jihad abdulmumit, mass incarceration, PIC, prison abolition, prison activism, Prison Industrial Complex, racial injustice, radical, Richmond, RVA, SPARC, Virginia, Wingnut, wingnut anarchist colelctive, wingnut anarchist collective
NATIONAL JERICHO MOVEMENT
WELCOMING JERICHO MOVEMENT TO FREE POLITICAL PRISONERS
AND END MASS INCARCERATIONS
TO RICHMOND, VA.
GREETING OTHER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS WORKING TO
END MASS INCARCERATIONS, THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, PRISON
CONDITIONS AND SERVICES, AND RE-ENTRY
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Fan Free Clinic Auditorium
1010 North Thompson Street
THE REALITY OF POLITICAL PRISONERS!
EXTENT OF MASS INCARCERATIONS!
SCOPE OF RACIAL INJUSTICE!
RE-ENTRY INITIATIVES AND RESOURCES
VIEWING OF “COINTELPRO 101” (THE FBI’s HISTORICAL
COUNTER INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM THEN AND NOW)
Open to the Public!!
Contact: Jihad Abdulmumit
National Jericho, POB 2164, Chesterfield, Va. 23832
firstname.lastname@example.org * 804-304-8595
Tags: ABC, abolish prisons, fast, hunger strike, no more prisons, potluck, Prison, prison abolition, Prison Industrial Complex, prisoner, Richmond City Jail, richmond police, richmond prison, solidarity, solitary, solitary confinement, SPARC, torture, Wingnut
We will be hosting a pre-fast breakfast (confusing right) at the Wingnut on Monday June 18th from 10am-12noon. Please come and share a dish (vegan dishes are awesome, but not required). There will be coffee and delishes!!! Conversation about the 23 hour fast against 23 hours of solitary confinement, the prison industrial complex in general, and the rally and march in Richmond happening on Tuesday June 19th at 5:30pm!
All are welcome to come, whether you plan on actually fasting for 23 hours or not.
More details about Tuesday’s rally and march here: http://www.facebook.com/events/315681221848912/
Hope to see you Monday morning!!! 2005 Barton Avenue or call 804 303 5449 or email email@example.com for more info!
Tags: anarchist, department of corrections, hunger strike, Prison, Prison Industrial Complex, prison strike, prisoner, prisoner demands, Prisoners, red onion, red onion prison, Richmond, solidarity, Virginia, virginia prison, Wingnut
ALERT! Solidarity with Virginia Prisoners needed!
Tuesday May 22nd at 11AM there will be a press conference held at the VADOC Headquaters in front of the Department of Corrections sign to let the public know that prisoners at Red Onion State Prison are going to begin a hunger strike in order to have their list of 10 demands met. At the conclusion of the press conference a delegation of supporters and family members will march into the building to issue this list of demands to VADOC Director Harold Clarke. Stay posted…
Ten Demands of ROSP Hunger Strikers
We (Prisoners at Red Onion State Prison) demand the right to an adequate standard of living while in the custody of the state!
1. We demand fully cooked food, and access to a better quality of fresh fruit and vegetables. In addition, we demand increased portions on our trays, which allows us to meet our basic nutritional needs as defined by VDOC regulations.
2. We demand that every prisoner at ROSP have unrestricted access to complaint and grievance forms and other paperwork we may request.
3. We demand better communication between prisoners and higher- ranking guards. Presently higher-ranking guards invariably take the lower-ranking guards’ side in disputes between guards and prisoners, forcing the prisoner to act out in order to be heard. We demand that higher- ranking guards take prisoner complaints and grievances into consideration without prejudice.
4. We demand an end to torture in the form of indefinite segregation through the implementation of a fair and transparent process whereby prisoners can earn the right to be released from segregation. We demand that prison officials completely adhere to the security point system, insuring that prisoners are transferred to institutions that correspond with their particular security level.
5. We demand the right to an adequate standard of living, including access to quality materials that we may use to clean our own cells. Presently, we are forced to clean our entire cell, including the inside of our toilets, with a single sponge and our bare hands. This is unsanitary and promotes the spread of disease-carrying bacteria.
6. We demand the right to have 3rd party neutral observers visit and document the condition of the prisons to ensure an end to the corruption amongst prison officials and widespread human rights abuses of prisoners. Internal Affairs and Prison Administrator’s monitoring of prison conditions have not alleviated the dangerous circumstances we are living under while in custody of the state which include, but are not limited to: the threat of undue physical aggression by guards, sexual abuse and retaliatory measures, which violate prison policies and our human rights.
7. We demand to be informed of any and all changes to VDOC/IOP policies as soon as these changes are made.
8. We demand the right to adequate medical care. Our right to medical care is guaranteed under the eight amendment of the constitution, and thus the deliberate indifference of prison officials to our medical needs constitutes a violation of our constitutional rights. In particular, the toothpaste we are forced to purchase in the prison is a danger to our dental health and causes widespread gum disease and associated illnesses.
9. We demand our right as enumerated through VDOC policy, to a monthly haircut. Presently, we have been denied haircuts for nearly three months. We also demand to have our razors changed out on a weekly basis. The current practice of changing out the razors every three weeks leaves prisoners exposed to the risk of dangerous infections and injury.
10. We demand that there be no reprisals for any of the participants in the Hunger Strike. We are simply organizing in the interest of more humane living conditions.
More info can be found on this website:
Tags: all ages, captive genders, dadt, don't ask don't tell, free, homotopia, movie screening, Prison Industrial Complex, queer, queer prisoners, queer queer prisons, sober, trans prisoners, transgender, Wingnut, wingnut anarchist collective
The Wingnut Anarchist Collective will be screening the film Homotopia on Sunday October 23rd at 7pm.
This movie is directed by some of the same people making the presentation on October 19th at the University of Richmond on Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex. We hope to continue ideas and conversations from that event during discussion after the movie screening. We also think the recent repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell makes this movie particularly relevant for discussion by queers and queer allies.
Set sometime in the future-present Homotopia chronicles a group of radical queer’s dedicated to exposing the trouble with gay marriage, dismantling the State, undoing Empire, while looking totally fierce. Woven into the story of Yoshi’s adventures in love, resistance, and sex, is a critique of the crushing violence of homonormativity and its deadly perpetuation of US patriotism, conservative kinship structures and affective accumulation. Homotopia holds cinematic assumptions hostage through its motley assemblage of never-passing crew. Race, gender, ability and desire are reworked through an anti-colonial take of queer struggle creating a visual rhythm of melancholic utopianism that knows there may be no future but still hopes today is not their last. Love revolution, not State delusion, Homotopia.
Tags: Anarchist Black Cross, california prison system, cdcr, pelican bay, Political Prisoner, prison abolition, prison activism, Prison Industrial Complex, prison strike, prisoner hunger strike, prisoner hunger strike solidarity, Security Housing Unit, SHU
On Monday, September 26th, prisoners at both Pelican Bay & Calipatria will resume the hunger strike to stop the torturous conditions of Security Housing Units (SHUs).
Prisoners first went on hunger strike on July 1st for nearly four weeks, until the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) agreed to begin implementing some of the prisoners’ five core demands. The strike became one of the largest prison strikes in California history–stretching across a third of the California’s prisons (at least 13 State prisons), including more than 6,600 prisoners at its height. However, the CDCR’s response has been inadequate to say the least, giving prisoners & their families false hope of timely substantial change and an end to torture. For a detailed summary of the CDCR’s response to the strike, and why Pelican Bay prisoners are resuming it, read “Tortured SHU Prisoners Speak Out: The Struggle Continues.” (more…)
Tags: Anarchist Black Cross, captive genders, Eric A. Stanley, gender non-conforming, Nat Smith, Political Prisoner, prison abolition, Prison Industrial Complex, Prisoners, queer prisoner, queers, RVA ABC, trans, trans embodiment, trans embodiment and the prison industrial complex, trans prisoner, university of richmond
Members of the Wingnut Anarchist Collective and Richmond Anarchist Black Cross will be going to this presentation at the University of Richmond on October 19th. If you would like a ride to this event please come by the Wingnut around 6:15 that evening. We are super excited that this event will be in Richmond and hope that a lot of folks can make it out to increase our community dialogue around prison and queer issues.
Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex
Book reading and panel discussion
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Keller Hall Reception Room at the University of Richmond
Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of captivity. Through a politic of gender self-determination, this collection argues that trans/queer liberation and prison abolition must be grown together. From rioting against police violence and critiquing hate crimes legislation to prisoners demanding access to HIV medications, and far beyond, Captive Genders is a challenge for us all to join the struggle.
Eric A. Stanley works at the intersections of radical trans/queer politics, theories of state violence, and visual culture. Eric edited Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (AK Press, 2011) and along with Chris Vargas, directed the films Homotopia (2006) and Criminal Queers (2011).
Ralowe T. Ampu: the seductive fragrance wafting through milieus of unbridled danger and intrigue. Yes, whether it be outing gay Castro realtors as AIDS profiteers with ACT UP and GAY SHAME or trying to free the New Jersey 4, or prevent the non-profit management company in her SRO from killing her neighbors, Ralowe is there.
Toshio Meronek is on the editorial collective for The Abolitionist, Critical Resistance’s newspaper and runs whereslulu.com, a website on disability and popular culture.
Tags: PIC, Political Prisoner, prison abolition, Prison Industrial Complex, Prisoner support, Richmond anarchist black cross, RVA ABC
The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross is an autonomous Collective committed to prison abolition and prisoner support. As anarchists we are oppossed to all systems of oppression and repression and have concluded that prisons serve no positive function in society. We actively seek to abolish the institutionalized slavery of the Prison Industrial Complex. We are dedicated to working in solidarity with prisoners and drawing connections between a multitude of struggles.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday June 14th at 7pm at the Wingnut at 2005 Barton Avenue. We will be planning a few upcoming events, zines, movie screenings, programs, etc. Anyone with an interest in prison abolition, supporting political prisoners, developing bail funds for anarchists or others in Richmond, etc. should come out!