🦄 Direct Action, Police, Prison

Atlanta Fights to Save Its Forest 

Atlanta, GA – A harsh chorus of chants and drums erupted in the late afternoon silence of the upscale Atlanta suburb of Kennesaw, Georgia, Monday, punctuated by the pops of fireworks and the barks of dogs.

A group of 30-40 protestors chanting “Stop Cop City!”…

🦄 Prison

Anarchist Prisoner Eric King Found Not Guilty in Assault of Prison Guard

Denver, CO – Today a federal jury returned a Not Guilty verdict in the assault case brought against anarchist political prisoner Eric King by the federal government.

The assault charge against King stems from an August 2018 incident where he physically defended himself after Lieutenant…

🦄 Prison

Arthur “Cetewayo” Johnson Ordered Released After 51 Years in Prison

Philadelphia, PA – Longtime Pennsylvania prisoner Arthur “Cetewayo” Johnson, age 69, was ordered released today after five decades in prison, 37 years of which he spent in solitary confinement. Johnson had been convicted in the 1970 murder of Jerome Wayfield, when he was just 18. The…

🦄 COVID-19, Prison
Barbed wire fence surrounds Faribault prison in MN

COVID-19 Deaths in Minnesota Prisons Continue to Rise

Faribault, MN – At least eleven people in Minnesota state prisons have died from COVID-19 as of February 17, 2021. Nearly 4,000 inmates, or two out of every five prisoners, have tested positive for the coronavirus. Families and advocates of prisoners have consistently staged protests,…

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Prison Abolition Advocates Rally Outside Federal Prison on NYE

Lakewood, CO — As 2020 comes to an end, prison abolition advocates around the world will be continuing an annual tradition of demonstrating outside of prisons on New Year’s Eve.

A call for New Year’s Eve prison solidarity demonstrations was circulated earlier in December by…

🦄 COVID-19

Philly Mayor and Judges Pressured To Release Inmates From Jail

Philadelphia, PA – For the second time in a week, protesters have converged on city hall. They are demanding that Mayor Jim Kenney and judges in the First Judicial District move to immediately release prisoners from Philadelphia jails to avoid COVID–19 outbreaks. Several prisoners in…