"The effort involved much more than just paying an individual’s bail. There were re-entry experts and social workers waiting at Rikers Island to meet those released and to immediately connect them with services."
"In the spring of 2015 a group of anarchist and prison abolitionists worked together to experiment with a pirate radio station that broadcasted into a prison. The project lasted nine months before it was raided and shut down by a coalition of law enforcement. Transmissions in a Hostile Territory is a reflection on that project, how we did it and what we learned from the following legal case. The intention of the zine is to encourage creative engagement in the anti-prison struggle. Fire to prisons, until every cage is empty!"
I'm definitely glad this guy is walking around again.
Dukes was studying the prison system at the time of the shooting, reading books like Slavery by Another Name and watching the documentary 13th, and he believes in the abolition of prisons.
“She’s going to go into a system that will eat her alive and that’s awful,” he says of Elizabeth Hokoana. “It’s hard to wish that on anyone.”
“Right now, we’re continually escalating violence,” Dukes said of the divide between the right and the left. “Maybe if we can have a larger conversation, maybe we can turn this thing around. We have to start seeing each other as people, and talk about how other people are people.”
“I refuse not to recognize these people as people, because I refuse to be like them.”
Janet Reitman does a great job telling the story of Jeremy Hammond in this Rolling Stone article. It's difficult for me to contain my anger and disappointment when I hear about people like Jeremy being imprisoned.
"as long as our own freedom is secured through the segregation of others, into concrete abysses – even, or especially, if these others remain invisible to us – it is a false sense of freedom, and it diminishes our own capacities for critical awareness."
"The image of Fahad’s torture is not that of a person being led around an interrogation room on a dog leash, or held in a stress position with heavy-metal music blasting. It is a person sitting still in a small cell, slowly deteriorating in a modern prison on the outskirts of a small Colorado town."