As detainees escalate their struggle at Joe Corley Detention Center north of Houston with a full blackout (work stoppage, no leaving cells), and we await word any minute now about the strikes spreading to other facilities, all out in solidarity with the hunger strikers on April 5th for the National Day of Action Against Deportations!
This statement was originally issued by Florence Johnston Collective (FJC), a New York City collective of U&S members and other awesome folks. Solidarity with Tacoma Hunger Strikers The struggle against austerity connects the worldwide working class, at a time when borders seem to make no sense to anyone but the states who enforce draconian immigration
On July 22nd, the “Dream 9” – nine undocumented activists who were raised in the U.S. since childhood but were recently deported or self-deported to Mexico – attempted to re-enter the country at Nogales, AZ, in protest of U.S. immigration policies. They were arrested and put in federal custody for violation of U.S. immigration law.
One night Trayvon Martin walked to the store. On the way back he was followed and harassed by racist vigilante George Zimmerman. The vigilante murdered him. The police showed up, but they knew Zimmerman. His father was a judge. They took him to the station, questioned and let him go. Zimmerman became a hero for
by James Frey and Jocelyn Cohn On March 15, Fire Next Time released a phenomenal statement on the role of city councilman Jumaane Williams and the non-profit group Fathers Alive in the Hood (FAITH) in repressing the activity of anti-cop black militants following the murder of Kimani Gray in the East Flatbush area of Brooklyn,
There has been an enormous amount of attention paid to the execution of Troy Davis and the international outcry that developed in the days preceding his murder. As a native of Atlanta, I was long aware of the case and the campaign attempting to get Troy off of death row. However, the campaign was largely
Reflections by Nightwolf and Mamos from Seattle Unity and Struggle The week of August 30th, 2010 saw five people murdered by police throughout Washington State, including John T. Williams. Williams was a First Nations carver who was shot four times by police officer Ian Birk while walking with a closed carving knife and a block
Continuing our conversations on police brutality (here and here), the following is from the blog “All Power To The Positive!” ‘Jim Crow’ Self Defense: Personal Protection in a “Colorblind” Society. Prologue. I initially attempted to submit this article to a ‘mainstream’ martial arts publication. It was denied due to its ‘racially charged’ subject matter. Lol.
Building off of our last discussion on cop-watch and anti-police brutality work, here is a pamphlet created by All Communities Against Brutality (A.C.A.B.), a group in Houston, TX. This publication is helpful for thinking about, not just the role of police in capitalist society, but the social process of policing. And just as social forces
Ferruccio Gambino provides another way of thinking about the emergence and importance of a figure like Malcolm X. The transgression of a laborer: Malcolm X in the wilderness of America by Ferruccio Gambino What led a group of young black convicts in the late 1940s and early 1950s and particularly one of them, Malcolm X,