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: Whether Together or Alone

Originally published to It's Going Down This past weekend we had the opportunity to sit in the woods with about 50 folks, mostly anarchists, engaged in prison organizing across North America. This is the 6th year...

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: 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: Paper Pushers and Prison Wardens

Originally posted to It's Going Down Can we just start this week’s column with deafening round of Fuck You’s? In fact, we’re going to put this weeks column into a list of all the people and...

Bloc Party: Interview on Certain Days Political Prisoner Calendar

We're back. Remember when 2016 ended and we all thought it just couldn't be any worse? This year. Damn. We don't have to explain it, because we know you're feeling it too. That being...

Bloc Party: Vaughn & Building Support for Prison Rebels

"We have patience, a lot of time, and most importantly, nothing to lose." -A prisoner at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center "They called the media, released a list of demands, and explained their actions as...
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Bloc Party: We’re Going to Need Our Ghosts

This last year was just long. We lost friends, lovers and comrades. We saw how beautifully connected and interdependent our relationships to one another actually are, for better and for worse. Our friends are...

Bloc Party: Season of Renewal

Originally posted to It's Going Down Well, as promised friends, we are here with another party on the Bloc. We have pulled together some serious tips, tricks, and even more questions about whats to come this...

Bloc Party: Revolt on the Inside, Revolt on the Outside

Originally posted to It's Going Down The warm weather is here, and prison rebels are wasting no time to get moving. After the short-lived but intense revolt in Holman Prison in Alabama, Texas prison rebels...

Bloc Party: Repression and Political Prisoner Updates

While there's been a lot going on around the bloc, we wanted to get out these very important political prisoner and repression updates as fast as possible. First up, Scott Walker, a volunteer with No...