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November 22

Announcing RAM – NYC: Support Through the Walls

The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement – New York City announces our first project: Support Through the Walls.

We recognize the prison industrial complex as the most draconian institution in the United States and due to its direct lineage from the chattel system we advocate and fight for its destruction. We want to offer our support as an act of solidarity, and a concrete way of building bridges to rebels inside – connecting the abolitionist struggle inside and outside the walls.

While we intend for this project to expand to many different forms of support, our first project is a literature distro. We send catalogues of revolutionary, historical and abolitionist titles into prisons and ask people to request any title they would like to read. Our goal is to establish ongoing correspondence with people reading the literature and encourage a dialogue about the texts.

If you are in touch with anyone locked up who would like to receive a catalogue, you can download it from our website: https://ramnyc.org/projects/prisoner-zine-distro.html

If you would like to join this project and correspond with people inside, we will be holding our first public event and orientation Tuesday, November 28th at 7:00pm at the Base in Brooklyn. Check out the event details here.

RAM-NYC recognizes that the Civil War never abolished the system of slavery and we are positioning our political work within that framework. As revolutionary anarchists, we believe the abolitionist struggle must be extended to the state and capitalism, as well as the abolition of contemporary slavery.

Join us in our mission and help us spread the ideas that will make prisons history!

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Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement

The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement is a political movement dedicated to freeing people from bondage and building resistance in the United States. We situate our political movement in the context of the abolitionist struggle against slavery and continue in the tradition, from Nat Turner to the Black Liberation Movement. We believe the Civil War was never resolved and the system of slavery transitioned into the prison industrial complex. Our struggle today must begin from this starting point. Lastly, as revolutionary anarchists, the abolitionist struggle must be extended to the state and capitalism, the perpetrators of oppression. The revolutionary movement in the US today is at a cross roads, as fascist movements are expanding, and the state becomes increasingly authoritarian. The Rojava Revolution, in northern Syria, provides us with a model for revolution today with its foundation in communal and council based political organization and militant defense.

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