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.

Repression, Resiliency, & Movement Support: An Interview

When we started writing this column almost two years ago, we wanted the focus of it to be on repression, prisons, and prisoner support. In our experience, those areas of organizing so often have...

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...

Dane Powell, J20 Prisoner: Interview

Dane Powell, a J20 defendant, was sentenced in D.C. Superior Court this morning to serve 4 months of two 36 month sentences, with 2 years of supervised probation to follow. In late April he...

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: 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: How to Join the Resistance Interview & Zine

Print PDF and Read Here Since the polls started rolling in on November 8th we have had countless conversations, received endless text messages or been straight up cornered in a coffee shop with the question of...

Bloc Party: May All Your Punches Hit Nazis

There is no denying that we are in perilous times. The reality that is developing around us looks much more like a resistance than a social club. Potlucks and kickball games that taunt the...

Bloc Party: From Pipelines to Prison Cells

Originally published to It's Going Down Last week things greatly intensified in North Dakota at the #NoDAPL encampments at Standing Rock, with state violence escalating and resistance as resilient as ever. There are calls for more...

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,...

Florida Prisoners Set to Strike January 15th Against Prison Slavery

This January prisoners in Florida will continue to build on the momentum of nearly two years of uprising and rebellion, launching a statewide strike on January 15th. We had the opportunity to speak with...