By Black Ink

An Interview with Michael Kimble

Note: Gay anarchist Michael Kimble, incarcerated in Alabama for killing a violent racist, was recently placed in segregation at Holman Correctional Facility, for allegedly coming to the defense of a fellow prisoner who was being beaten by guards. He and his loved ones on the outside are requesting support in getting him transfered to a…

Zoé Samudzi: Merry Christmas, San Quentin

We are just two days from Christmas, yesterday evening was the first of eight nights of Hanukkah. Many different organizations do letter-writing drives for incarcerated people and toy or supply drives for their families because one of the state’s most time-specific cruelties is a maintained separation of families to be together during what ought to…

5 Years Since

Saturday, November 9, 2019 will be the five-year anniversary of the murder of Aura Rosser by two white Ann Arbor cops.   5 years since November 9, 2014 Ann Arbor police department shot and killed an innocent black woman named Aura Rosser We rose up Ann Arbor city council publicly announced they’re nothing (and still…

Locked Up

Introduction Prison has come out of the shadows into the limelight, as not a day passes without some allusion to “solving the problem” of the State’s overflowing dungeons. Advances in surveillance technology are offering alternative models of isolation and control that could see a large number of the latters’ potentially explosive inmates defused and—opportunely tagged…

The Anarchy of Colored Girls Assembled in a Riotous Manner

2019’s free May Day book was The Anarchy of Colored Girls Assembled in a Riotous Manner by Saidiya Hartman, an 80-page sewn paperback, edited and designed by Crisis in collaboration with the author, and published in an edition of 1000 copies. It was available for free at Bookbound Bookstore, For Keeps Books, Hasta Muerte, Interference…

Bend the Bars 2019

Bend the Bars 2019 is only a few weeks away! Bend the Bars is a day-and-a-half long conference about strategies and tactics for supporting the prisoner movement and the struggle for a world without prisons. It will take place in Lansing, Michigan from August 23 thru August 24. And you’re invited! We recently finalized the…

Message from Joshua Williams

On Sunday, June 30, 2019 we was on lockdown most of the day because of three inmate drug overdoses. Guys, I want to say this: when my feet first touched down in the streets of Ferguson I felt connected suddenly, because I felt the pain of the people out there. I felt what was going…

We Always Knew

In April 2015, Terrance Kellom was murdered by an ICE agent who was part of a seven-member unit called the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Task Force. You’re in good company if the name of this “task force” brings to mind the slave patrols of earlier centuries. The unit broke into the home of Kevin Kellom, Terrance’s…

Message from Joshua Williams

It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love and support one another. We have nothing to lose but our chains. —Assata Shakur Today I say, let’s lose these chains of having been victimized by the system. Let’s lose the chains of oppression. Let’s lose these…