Carceral Imaging: Three Communiqués from H.H. Gonzales

Hey J., I hope you are doing good and staying safe, this COVID-19 stuff has gotten crazy in here. They were bringing the National Guard in here to test us every week, but they said they weren’t coming in anymore because so many people coming in caught COVID while administering the test. Then our newly…

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Where I Sit

A communiqué from H.H. Gonzales, sent 11/6/2020, before prisoners rose up and were locked down on Wed. 11/10 I sit in a cell about 5 feet by 10 feet with a bunk bed, two lockers, a sink, a toilet, and a chair, with a “bunkie” (a cellmate). The walls are concrete with many different levels…

Aura Rosser Lives: Abolition Now!

Today we continue to struggle in Aura Rosser’s memory. Aura was a beautiful artist who loved to cook. She had three children and was struggling with mental health. Instead of helping her, Ann Arbor Police officer David Ried fired the shots that killed her on the night of November 10, 2014. What’s happened since then?…

Townies to Schlissel: You’re a Murderer

Early Friday morning (10/30), two banners appeared in Ann Arbor attributing the current rise in local COVID cases to the University of Michigan. One banner, flying near the intersection of State and Liberty, reads “UM BROUGHT THIS OUTBREAK HERE”; the other reads “UM FIRES, SUES, ARRESTS STUDENTS, FUNDS COPS. WHY?” For months, many in the…

Black Flags Over Evanston

This was written by some anonymous students who attended the October 17th march to abolish Northwestern University’s police department. It provides a detailed account of the march and its moments of experimentation with moving in the streets ungovernable, and some positive feedback on the process of escalation. Escalation is good. Polarization is good. Burn down…

May Day Book Archives: Assata Shakur/Emma Goldman Doublebook

The sixth free May Day book, published May 1, 2017 in an edition of 1,000 copies, was a tête-bêche featuring Assata Shakur’s “Women in Prison: How It Is with Us” and Emma Goldman’s “The Assassination of McKinley.” Download the Assata Shakur half here, or the Emma Goldman half here.