Anarchist Black Cross, Information and Resource Guide (from 2002)

Excerpt: In the 1970’s, Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin wrote a series of pamphlets from prison that included A Draft Proposal for on Anarchist Block Cross Network and Anarchism and the Black Revolution. In the 1980’s, the ABC expanded with collectives working in many regions around the world. In 1989 an Emergency Response Network (ERN) was set … Continue reading Anarchist Black Cross, Information and Resource Guide (from 2002)

Black Alert – bulletin of the Anarchist Black Cross – Anti-Repression Network (2003)

The August 2003 third issue of Black Alert was billed as the publication of the Anarchist Black Cross-Anti-Repression Network (ABC-ARN).  It included a proposal for a formal multi-tendency / non-sectarian ARN, within which the ABC would continue to produce Black Alert as an ARN publication. By this stage, the ABC was a “member collective” of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Federation (later … Continue reading Black Alert – bulletin of the Anarchist Black Cross – Anti-Repression Network (2003)

The Internationalist Origins of the Anarchist Black Cross, and a Brief History of the ABC Federation

While there are rightful criticisms of the ABC formations as they are socially formed in  North America, particularly in the United States, there is no mistaking the historic influence and political impact that this particularly effective model of "inside/outside" prison abolitionist organization, PP/POW solidarity activism, popular anti-oppression pedagogy, and aspirationally horizontal networks of mutual aid built across … Continue reading The Internationalist Origins of the Anarchist Black Cross, and a Brief History of the ABC Federation

Working Bibliography

BIBLIOGRAPHY   Abu-Jamal, Mumia. Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisons v. the U.S. San Francisco: City Lights, 2009. —. Live from Death Row. New York: Harper Perennial, 1996. Acoli, Sundiata. An Updated History of the New Afrikan Prison Struggle. Jacksonville: Sundiata Acoli Freedom Campaign & Anarchist Black Cross Federation (1998). —. Bits N Pieces, The Sundiata … Continue reading Working Bibliography

Dissertation Prospectus

It’s All One Struggle at Base: Abolitionist Solidarity, Grassroots Movement-Building, and the Contradictions of Revolutionary Organization Across Prison Walls Dissertation Prospectus,  draft submitted September 2019 Well, we’re all familiar with the function of the prison as an institution serving the needs of the totalitarian state. We’ve got to destroy that function; the function has to be … Continue reading Dissertation Prospectus

Abolitionist Conferences & Convergences of the 90s-00s: a working archive

 1998 Jericho '98 March - Amnesty and Freedom for All Political Prisoners “With Jericho `98 we are pushing for the admission on the part of the United States' government that our political prisoners and prisoners of war do exist inside the prisons of the United States. We are pushing for recognition in the international arena … Continue reading Abolitionist Conferences & Convergences of the 90s-00s: a working archive