The Penitentiary Picassos: Guard-Instigated Gang and Race Wars in Texas Prisons – by Jason Renard Walker

“Approximately 28% of the [FBI’s domestic covert action] efforts were designed to weaken groups by setting members against each other or to separate groups which might otherwise be allies and convert them into mutual enemies. The techniques used included… encouraging hostility up to and including gang warfare between rival groups…” According to penologists and pro-prisonContinue reading “The Penitentiary Picassos: Guard-Instigated Gang and Race Wars in Texas Prisons – by Jason Renard Walker”

Ways the ADX (Supermax) is different from SHU (Secure Housing Unit) – by Eric King

https://supportericking.org/2022/11/10/erics-list-ways-the-adx-is-different-from-shu/ 1. 2 doors 2. No cell-to-cell contact 3. TV 4. Books 5. You ‘program’ in your cell 6. Rec is totally by yourself—indoor and outdoor 7. Bunk is made of concrete 8. Desk is made of concrete 9. Every door is 100% electronic 10. Every man is 2-man hold 11. Guards have batons inContinue reading “Ways the ADX (Supermax) is different from SHU (Secure Housing Unit) – by Eric King”

Herstory – by Dan Baker

This essay is being written from prison. I am a political prisoner, which has made me strong in my convictions and allowed me to define myself and uproot patriarchal, racist, sexist, hierarchical, specieist and capitalist conditioning. But the programing has done damage deep within my mind, so I must struggle daily to change and growContinue reading “Herstory – by Dan Baker”

Slavery is Alive, Well and Thriving in the USA – by Scott Smith

Scott Smith 278891 H3-124 191 Constantine Way Aberdeen, WA 98520 January 24, 2022 With immense sadness, I recently discovered most prisoners and free-world citizens do not know that, under the 13th amendment to the US Constitution, every person convicted of a crime is a slave. Most people, prisoners and citizens alike, believe slavery has beenContinue reading “Slavery is Alive, Well and Thriving in the USA – by Scott Smith”

Selfless Anarchism in Action – by Dan Baker

In a previous essay we explored how to cultivate motivation for direct actions, and to visualize how to make meaningful progress toward the liberation of all beings, in detail. We will now build on that with specific examples and further motivations. Obviously we can be moved by current events, like the Women’s Revolution in RojavaContinue reading “Selfless Anarchism in Action – by Dan Baker”

Confessions and Self Criticisms – by Dan Baker

I just had another experience that’s been happening more frequently lately: A clumsy informant approaches me with flattery and feigned interest in politics and philosophy, then makes a bold and ridiculous statement, usually about how they “want to kill the President” or “make a bomb” or something equally reckless, and they try to draw meContinue reading “Confessions and Self Criticisms – by Dan Baker”

Candlelit Reflections: Volume 1 – by Sofia Johnson (from freesofiajohnson.com)

Candlelit Reflections: Volume 1 A collection of four essays: “Cut From a Different Cloth”, “Why Defunding Isn’t Enough”, “Theft”, and “The Golden Age of Mass Shootings” PDF For Printing Cut From a Different Cloth Many anarchists are quite content to live in the shadows. To don the mask for a joyous occasion, perhaps a traditionalContinue reading “Candlelit Reflections: Volume 1 – by Sofia Johnson (from freesofiajohnson.com)”