Bloc Party

Bloc Party is an ongoing column that looks at State repression, counter-insurgency, prisons, political prisoners, as well as what people are doing to resist them.

Bloc Party: Claim No Easy Victories

Originally posted to It's Going Down We're certain that if you use social media and have any friends on the social justice spectrum your feed was flooded with celebratory posts about the recent news out of...

Bloc Party: A Key for Every Lock

Originally posted to It's Going Down We took a bit of a Summer vacation, traveling around the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. After some much needed rekindling of connections with our far away comrades, we feel ready...

Bloc Party: To the Streets, And Beyond

Originally posted to It's Going Down In less than twenty-four hours time we got word that Chelsea Manning attempted to hang herself in her cell at Fort Leavenworth and that another two Black men were murdered...

Bloc Party: Still Bashing Back

Originally posted to It's Going Down In true bad kid fashion, one of us ended up in jail again. This time a night in jail brought with it a lot of mixed feelings about the state...

Bloc Party: When the Hammer Falls

Originally posted to It's Going Down Summer heat is upon us and the latest big buzz in the news around prison and police resistance seems to be the outrageous case of Jasmine Abdullah. For those that...

Bloc Party: Summer Heat

Originally posted to It's Going Down This week when we received the update on Jay Chase and the call for supportive actions we were left with a troubling sadness that quickly turned to rage. Jay is...

Bloc Party: At Strike’s End

Originally posted to It's Going Down  The Alabama Prison Strike was brought to an end last week, when the ADOC used work-release prisoners to break the strike. Some prison rebels are still claiming a partial victory,...

Bloc Party: Something a Little Like Winning

Originally posted to It's Going Down This week while perusing the internet, combing through things to pull together for this installment of Bloc Party, we couldn't help but notice just how wild prisons are getting across these...

Bloc Party: May Day and Beyond

Originally posted to It's Going Down Lets all acknowledge it, May Day has grown to mean a lot to a lot of different people. That is pretty fucking awesome. Well, then again maybe it is basically the...

Bloc Party: Fire of Beltane

Originally posted to It's Going Down I'm keeping things short this week because the other half of Bloc Party is sitting in a jail cell tonight. No matter how many times you watch your friends get fucked...