#AbolishICE: Targeting Prison Profiteers
There are ways, beyond just personal consumer choices, to make your voice heard and say that if these companies are going to be complicit with ICE, they’re going to feel the effect. Continue reading
Free the “Network” Prisoners
The Penza Remand Prison was at such pains to show that none of the suspects were being tortured anymore that every evening all ten were “inspected.” Continue reading
Tents and Drones, Open Doors
We are never expected to be active in shaping our lives. We are like shadows which don’t really exist. People do things to us without asking. Open Doors is just a small step to show what we are capable of. Continue reading
Brexit, Global White Supremacy, and the Fascist Internationale
They’re doing the practice of internationalist solidarity better than the left has done. It just happens to be this congress of the damned. Continue reading
The Balkanroute, Three Years On
Traversing the Balkanroute is much more daunting now: double layered electrified fences, vigilante guards, virtually no state support for migrants. The biggest winners from the militarization of borders appear to be smugglers and corrupt government officials. Continue reading
The Camp System Coming to America
Is there somewhere we can put them where they won’t attract as much attention? That’s how Australia ended up with Nauru. I could see that happening in the US very easily and very quickly. Continue reading
Long term prison-abolitionist strategies are not necessarily the same as those we’ll need to free individual prisoners in the short run. But in Sara and Seán’s case as in any other, it is important that we have critiques of the oppressive nature of prisons in mind while thinking about the specificity of their context. Continue reading
Stop Being Such Asskissers
With authoritarians in power, mass disruption is the only thing that’s going to move them. They don’t care about dissent. In fact, for them, dissent serves the illusion that there is democracy. Continue reading
Borders Are the Crisis
Movement is a part of human life, and it always has been. People move out of need, but they also move out of curiosity. Treating that as a problem to be gotten rid of is what causes these great crises. Continue reading
This Libfash Death Machine Won’t Just Stop Itself
We have to think much more carefully about the system, broadly understood, and whether this system is in any way equipped to get us out of this situation. Continue reading
Reporting Against Brutal Occupiers
Members of RBSS have devoted their lives to a higher cause: the battle for the story of the Syrian war online. Some have even lost their lives for it. “We have to keep going,” says AbdAlaziz Alhamza. Continue reading
The rescue boat is still a long way off, at least two minutes away. I can see through the spray of the sea that it is coming as fast as it can. But it is too late for us. Continue reading
Black Radicalism: “We need to start again.”
All of the great institutions in the West are built on the original sin of racism and genocide. What’s worse: it’s not like it stopped. Continue reading
Deciding the Future in Detroit, the US, the World
“People are stepping up to take responsibility in their communities and their own lives in a way that in my short life I have not seen. So yes, I absolutely think there’s a revolution going on here.” Continue reading
One Day in Hell
Staying there was not safe at all, because of the potentiality of the warplane’s return. I spent a total of ten minutes there; I felt during these minutes a severe exhaustion, I felt the heaviness of my body, the difficulty of breathing, the inability to think of anything. Continue reading
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