By Black Ink

Lucio

Legendary forger, father, bricklayer, and anarchist expropriator Lucio Urtubia died July 18 in Paris. In his memory, and as ballast for our own movements, we share the 2007 documentary Lucio. Painting of Lucio by Juna

Free the Green

Join us for an outside movie night, snacks, spoken word poetry, tenants rights education, and more. Sunday, July 26 7 p.m. 8795 MacArthur Blvd. Ypsilanti Download and share the flyer!  

Free the Green

A new message submitted by community organizer H. H. Gonzales: To those who claim to have an ear to hear, eyes to see, and hearts to sympathize, the tenants of the Green are now being told they can’t buy and plug up their own air conditioners, or use “complex water” to run sprinklers for their…

To Those Who Claim to Stand with The Green

A message submitted by community organizer HH Gonzales, to those who claim to stand with the community of the Green. No cop collaborators. You can’t protest the management and be for the cops. The management and the cops work together to harass this community.

Stand up for Cornelius! SHUT IT DOWN!

Cornelius Frederick was a 16-year-old boy who, after becoming a ward of the state, was held at Lakeside Academy in Kalamazoo, Michigan—run by Sequel Youth and Family Services, a private, for-profit, national corporation with a track record of violence against youth. On April 29, after throwing a sandwich, Cornelius was tackled and restrained by staff…

We’re Never Going Back to Normal

The latest piece by the folks at MAPS: After George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police, the full autopsy revealed he was infected with COVID-19. Racists and defenders of the police have attempted to use this fact to distract from the overt brutality of the cops that killed him. But the presence of both the…

Ann Arbor Does Not March with Cops

On Tuesday, abolitionists in Ann Arbor, Michigan, interrupted a “peace and love” unity march with Ann Arbor police chief Michael Cox and mayor Christopher Taylor. As the police stopped making their speeches and started marching, abolitionists positioned at the first street corner cut off their path, unfurling a street-wide banner that read “AURA ROSSER—BLACK LIVES…

Lessons from the Damned

In “Solidarity Is Not a Market Exchange,” an interview with Robin D. G. Kelley conducted by Jack Amariglio and Lucas Wilson, Kelley pays tribute to Lessons from the Damned: Class Struggle in the Black Community, a fugitive book from the 1970s: Lessons from the Damned is this book that is black feminist practice laid out. In…

Joshua Williams on Friendship

What is a friendship? Is it two people that hang around each other or talk to each other every day, or just two people that party together? No—a friendship is a bond you make with someone. A bond you can’t break. A bond so strong that no matter what happens it won’t break. But when…