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Law & Disorder video: Gender and the Prison Industrial Complex

via Because We Must: [vimeo https://vimeo.com/47264191 w=500&h=281]   Gender and the Prison Industrial Complex: Towards a Queer, Trans and Feminist Abolition Politic Another gem from the Law and Disorder conference in Portland, OR. A wonderful thought provoking panel by Eric Stanley, … Continue reading

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Call for Boycott & Solidarity Actions Against Prison Canteen Profiteers

Call for Boycott & Solidarity Actions Against Prison Canteen Profiteers

Prisoners in North Carolina who began a hunger strike on Monday, July 16th, at three different facilities, are now calling for a boycott and actions against specific prison profiteers in solidarity with their strike. They are hoping that the boycott can spread on the outside as well as the inside.

Striking prisoners, several of whom are calling themselves the “Freedom Riders Movement,” have singled out the following companies specifically. The list includes headquarters of the companies; it is likely they have distribution and production centers all over.

KEEFE Supply Company, in St. Louis, MO – Sells snacks and junk food.

American Amenities, located in Woodinville, WA – Sells hygiene items.

JM Murray Center, Inc. in Cortland NY – Sells toothpaste.

Four-in-One Co. Inc. in Mountainview, CA – Sells salad dressing and mayo.

Heinz Co. in Pittsburgh, PA – Condiments, etc.

Ascent Battery Supply LLC in Harland, WI – Sells batteries.

Medique Products in Ft. Myers,, FL – Ibuprofen and other medical supplies.


New Balance

Coca Cola

It goes without saying that the companies who sell their products in prison canteens make millions of dollars off the most perverse kind of monopoly capitalism imaginable. Much of the money for their products, which due to budget cuts and the resultant decrease in calories rationed to prisoners over the last few years, comes from already poor families on the outside trying to help subsidize their loved one’s meager diets on the inside.

This kind of exploitation goes beyond “unjust” – it is disgusting and obscene at the most basic human level. NC prisoners and those who share affinity on the outside are encouraging folks on both side of the wall to follow the money trail and target the prison system where it financially hurts, and take actions to spread this hunger strike in both numbers and scope.


For more on the North Carolina prisoners’ hunger strike: http://prisonbooks.info/2012/07/18/prisoners-begin-hunger-strike-at-three-facilities/

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Seattle: Why oppose the new youth jail?

From No New Youth Jail. July 18: The Juvenile Punishment System Targets Youth of Color, Destroys Lives, and Does Not Make Us Safer The juvenile punishment system in King County is severely racially targeted.  According to a March 2012 report … Continue reading

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June 11 on the Grey Coast: solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoners!

Find out what June11 solidarity is on the june11.org about page. Events listed in the Northwest, via june11 events: Seattle, WA–dinner soiree: “Please join us at the Wildcat for an evening of celebrating our shared struggle with Marie, Eric, and … Continue reading

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Seattle: Report Back From 5/24 Juvenile Detention Center Noise Demo

PugetsoundAnarchists.org. May 25: Report Back From 5/24 Juvenile Detention Center Noise Demo On Thursday, May 24th, a group of approximately 70 people participated in a noise-demo outside of the King County Juvenile Detention Center. Prior to this, a public meeting … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Prison Abolition for Their Children in Solitary Confinement [May 13th]

From Redwood Curtain Copwatch: MOTHERS DAY, May 13th: Mothers Smashing the Prison Industrial Complex & Mothers Speaking Out for Their Children in Solitary Confinement (Hear Audio) Mother’s Day provides an opportunity to honor and celebrate our given and chosen families.  … Continue reading

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Video of liquidated presentation on youth detention “Master Plan” for King County

From PSA: (FYI the text in this video is not fully visible.) Communique For Sabotaging King County Council Cash Orgy The King County Council, the same group of geniuses that liquidated the Free Ride Area downtown, decided to have a … Continue reading

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Portland: Reportback from Valentine’s Day jail solidarity noise demo

On February 14th a group of about 20 people dressed in black gathered outside the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center in Portland. We banged on pots, pans, buckets, and various other improvised noisemakers for about an hour and a … Continue reading

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