From Abolition

Free HH!

CALL TODAY AND TOMORROW (9/9 and 9/10) Charles Egeler Reception & Guidance Center (RGC)Warden Scott Yokom517-780-5600 (Press 1 for Charles Egeler RGC, then 3 for main menu, then 0 for operator and ask for the warden’s office.) Michigan Department of CorrectionsDirector Heidi Washington517-241-7238 Sample Script [Remember, you do not have to give your real name,…

Abolitionist Strike at University of Michigan

Grad student-workers at the University of Michigan are courageously on strike. And it is an Abolitionist strike. Due to the work of many comrades within GEO (which far exceeds this past summer and the last bargaining cycle) grad students at the University of Michigan now on strike are demanding both vital protections for all workers…

Tenants & Families United Make Change, Slumlord and Police Repress

At the request of “the management,” Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputies issued a bogus trespass ticket to community organizer Harold Hadley Gonzales. Gonzales has been supporting the new autonomous tenants’ union, Tenants & Families United, to build community and make positive changes for people living in the HUD housing complex Sycamore Meadows, owned by Houston millionaire…

No More Saviors

A person begins to speak, at a mic stand in a city council hearing, before a bouquet of press microphones, behind a bullhorn. The speech is supposed to rally a group, an audience, a march, an occupation. But the intended listeners don’t wake up any further, they go to sleep a little behind their eyes,…

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.

Evictions in Retaliation for Standing up to Police Harassment

In Retaliation for Standing Up to Police Harassment, Entire Row of Ypsilanti Public Housing Residents Served Eviction Notices Today, Tuesday, June 23, an entire row of residences in Sycamore Meadows public housing in Ypsilanti—part of the Danbury Green neighborhood or “the Green”—received eviction notices for an incident that occurred on Thursday, June 4. On June…

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…