Support Eric King and his family with cancer

Support Eric King and his family with cancer

The Empty Cages Collective would like to encourage everyone possible to donate to this crowdfunder: https://www.gofundme.com/surviving-cancer-and-a-car-accident Eric King is a long-term anarchist prisoner, you can read more about his case…

New Zine: Starting an Anarchist Black Cross – A Guide

New Zine: Starting an Anarchist Black Cross – A Guide

Source: https://solidarity.international/index.php/2018/07/07/new-zine-starting-an-anarchist-black-cross-a-guide/ The Anarchist Black Cross is an international network of anarchist groups and individuals engaged in practical solidarity with prisoners and broader anti-repression struggles that started over 100 years…

Kevan Thakrar has been moved!

Kevan Thakrar has been moved!

Prisoner Kevan Thakrar has now been moved to the Close Supervision Centre at HMP Whitemoor. Please send your post to this address! Please enclose an SAE with your letter (stamped…

New Publication: Prisoner Writings on Prison Abolition

New Publication: Prisoner Writings on Prison Abolition

The Empty Cages Collective and the Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee (IWOC) in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England have published a joint publication called Prisoner Writings on Prison Abolition. Download it…

New IWOC Newsletter: The Imprisoned Worker #1

New IWOC Newsletter: The Imprisoned Worker #1

Our friends at the Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee have produced a new newsletter called The Imprisoned Worker. We share their post: https://iwoc.iww.org.uk/2018/06/29/new-iwoc-newsletter-the-imprisoned-worker-1/ This zine has been put together by the…

Support the Lewes 5

Support the Lewes 5

From: https://iwoc.iww.org.uk/2018/06/26/support-the-lewes-5/ About: Five defendants are due to stand trial at Hove crown court on charges of prison mutiny, criminal damage (£239,259.91) and violent disorder in relation to an incident…

Prisoners could help fill post-Brexit workforce gap, says minister

Prisoners could help fill post-Brexit workforce gap, says minister

This article demonstrates the expected escalation in the exploitation of prison labour in the coming months and years ahead. Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/may/24/david-gauke-prisoner-employment-strategy David Gauke launches strategy to improve prisoners’ work skills…

How to Organize a Prison Strike

How to Organize a Prison Strike

Source: https://psmag.com/social-justice/how-to-organize-a-prison-strike By Arvind Dilawar (Photo: jodylehigh/Pixabay) Organizers inside and outside of the penitentiary walls are teaming up—and getting creative—to fight for reform. “There are various industries that are run…

Why the Torture Cases of Anarchists in Russia Matter

Why the Torture Cases of Anarchists in Russia Matter

More info: https://rupression.com/en/2018/04/11/why-the-torture-cases-of-anarchists-in-russia-matter/ Grisly news keeps coming in from Russia about the activities of the Russian Federal Security Service—the FSB, which is descended from the KGB. In account after account, anarchists and anti-fascists…

Action Alert: Support Kevan!

Action Alert: Support Kevan!

UPDATE:  Kevan has now been moved to a different cell in the segregation wing with no warning or reason. They have put him on “riot gear unlock” which means that…

Update: Taylor remains in a critical condition

Update: Taylor remains in a critical condition

IPP Taylor has been in hospital since Tuesday. They remain in a critical and life threatening condition. The consultant believes the most likely cause is a brain infection caused by…

Write to Kev at his new address

Kevan Thakrar, victim of multiple hearsay and joint enterprise, has been unjustly incarcerated by HMP since 2007. He has recently been moved. Please write to him at his new address:…

Rest in Power Anna

Rest in Power Anna

Our hearts are heavy with sadness today as this weekend we learned of the death of our friend and comrade, Anna Campbell. Anna was killed in a missile strike in…

Write to Taylor now!

Write to Taylor now!

Taylor (Claire Taylor) is an IPP prisoner that Smash IPP have been supporting. They had a tariff of four years and have now done over ten years in prison. Taylor…

Trauma, Death and Profits – Youth Prisons in the UK

Trauma, Death and Profits – Youth Prisons in the UK

Source: https://corporatewatch.org/news/2017/sep/06/trauma-abuse-and-deaths-youth-prisons-uk This August, Corporate Watch were asked to support a Global Week of Action to Shut Youth Prisons by providing research about Youth Prisons in the UK. This article…

Day of Action Against Youth Prisons – London

Day of Action Against Youth Prisons – London

Demo at the Australian Embassy What: Demonstration at the Australian Embassy When: 10.00am-12.00pm, Friday 29th September 2017 Where: Australia House Strand London, WC2B 4LA Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/744678969072098 Why: The last…

End Toxic Prisons Tour Dates & Details

End Toxic Prisons Tour Dates & Details

Tour Details Thursday 28th September London 7pm, 125 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9RG https://www.facebook.com/events/114869449183950/ Friday 29th September Cardiff With IWW Cymru Wales and No Prisons De Cymru Connect International English…

Call Out for Actions Against Youth Prisons – September 2017

Call Out for Actions Against Youth Prisons – September 2017

Please find all the confirmed events listed here: http://www.prisonabolition.org/day-action-youth-prisons-london/ The Empty Cages Collective is calling for actions in solidarity with the Australian campaign against youth prisons, Shut Youth Prisons Mparntwe….

Prison healthcare so bad it would be shut down on outside, say doctors

Prison healthcare so bad it would be shut down on outside, say doctors

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/22/prison-healthcare-so-bad-it-would-be-shut-down-on-outside-say-doctors Doctors tell of understaffed services, with patients missing hospital appointments due to clerical errors or lack of escort                   NHS…

End Toxic Prisons Tour – Autumn 2017

End Toxic Prisons Tour – Autumn 2017

Announcing the End Toxic Prisons Tour – Autumn 2017! This Autumn, the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons from the US will be touring the UK with Community Action on Prison…

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