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Archive for January, 2012

February’s Political Prisoner birthdays – write a letter!

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

I assume that most of you have seen the great monthly posters put out by the folks at Chapel Hill’s Prison Books Collective — every month, they release a new one that you can print out and hang up around your school, infoshop, workplace, and local coffeehouse with the names and addresses of incarcerated comrades [...]

Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots on TOUR!!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

It’s true: the book tour for Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots is about to begin! Please spread the word, and tell your local booksellers to order the book! Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform Edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (AK Press, February [...]

Captive Genders @ UC Berkeley

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived [...]

Eric Stanley & Dean Spade @ UC Davis

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Join Eric Stanley and Dean Spade in celebration of their recently released books: Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (AK Press) and Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law (South End Press). The event is free and open to the public. About Captive Genders: Pathologized, terrorized, and [...]

North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference

Friday, January 6th, 2012

The North American Anarchist Studies Network is holding its third annual conference this year in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It will be a forum for those engaged in intellectual work within existing institutions, such as universities, but also those engaged in the production of knowledge beyond institutional walls to share their ongoing work. Far more [...]

An update from Eddie Conway, author of Marshall Law

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

We just received this letter from our author and comrade, Marshall “Eddie” Conway, currently serving a life sentence in a Maryland prison for a crime he didn’t commit. As ever, his spirits remain high, and his work is an inspiration to activists and organizers both beyond and inside the prison walls. And, there’s hope on [...]