From Kite Line
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Our show this week returns to June 11th, the international day of solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoners. The focus of June 11th is overcoming the isolation that these long-term prisoners face, as the movements they participated in years ago give way to new struggles and new generations of radicals. The day of solidarity works to connect these prisoners with struggles currently underway, especially those struggles with the potential to abolish the prison system, freeing them and all prisoners.
We begin with Letha, who gives us an update on Marius Mason, who alongside most prisoners, has faced an excruciating year of COVID isolation and vulnerability within the Danbury federal prison in Connecticut. Marius organized in Bloomington and across the Midwest for decades, before being arrested for his participation in Earth Liberation Front actions. He came out as transgender while inside, and has contributed solidarity statements both to the annual June 11th events around the world and to the January 22nd day of solidarity with trans prisoners. Letha shares important notes on how to keep Marius and other prisoners connected to the outside world.
For our final segment, we return to our conversation with Lauren Regan from the Civil Liberties Defense Center. Last week, Lauren told us about the ongoing physical and mental harassment facing longterm anarchist antiracist prisoner Eric King, and his lawsuit against the U.S. Government.
You can get updates on Eric’s case via the CLDC website: https://cldc.org/ and at supportericking.org.
You can learn about supporting Marius, including how to write him here.
From Rose City Counterinfo
From so-called “Portland”, on occupied Chinuk land
To celebrate the June 11th day of solidarity with anarchist prisoners, some anarchists took to the streets to attack prison slavery profiteers. Windows were smashed in and abolitionist messages painted on the walls of Whole Foods and Starbucks, in retaliation for both companies use of prison slave labor.
We send a message to our incarcerated comrades in the preferred anarchist language: Attack!
To Gage Halupowski, Marius Mason, Eric King, and all those behind bars: you are not forgotten.
To the cops and capitalists, prison guards and politicians: we are in every shadow, every hidden alleyway, sharpening knives behind your back. You will never catch us all!
Fire to the prisons.
FIRE TO THE PRISON!
SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON!
London Anarchist Black Cross
Using copper wire we sent false signals on five sets of freight trains tracks around Cincinnati, ideally delaying or stopping all rail traffic that day. We want to acknowledge the sacrifice of imprisoned anarchists and our desire to halt industrial society. There is so much spirit in our shared struggles and we refuse to allow the prevailing order to crush it.
In pursuit of wildness and anarchy.
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Welcome to This Is America, June 10th, 2021.
On this episode, first we bring you an interview with Lauren Swain, the partner of anarchist prisoner Sean Swain who currently has launched a campaign in order to help them hopefully transition out of prison later this summer. We discuss Swain’s case and his amazing life, his journey to anarchist politics, and the repression he has faced as a politicized prisoner. For ways to support Sean, check out this Instagram account here.
Continue reading “This Is America #141: Mass Action Against Line 3; Sean Swain and June 11th”
From Twin Trouble
This is a special episode we’re recording for June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason & All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners. The twins share reflections on prisoner support in general but also in the context of the recent anniversary of the George Floyd uprising, where thousands are facing repression for fighting back against racist cops. Also plenty of thoughts on recent hacks and leaks, and the political ramifications of these high-profile ransomware attacks against Colonial Pipeline, the MPD, Citizen App, and Jones Day leaks.
Greetings from Salzburg on the eve of the International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason & All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners.
Freedom for all, fire to the prisons!
In solidarity, Salzburg anarchists