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: Everything You Need to Know About Writing to Prisoners

Not too long ago we hosted a small letter writing night amongst friends. It wasn't a public event, just friends getting together over some food and writing letters to our anarchist comrades who have...

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...

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...

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: When They Knock on Your Front Door

The last few months have had all of us who do anti-repression work on a strict regime of too much coffee, not enough sleep, and a whole lot of Signal loops. The support work...

Bloc Party: Learning as We Go, an Interview with a J20 Defendant

As we are sure our readers are aware, the inauguration of Donald Trump was marred by protests, blockades, and plenty of other rowdiness. Shortly after a black bloc of around 700 people chased off...

Bloc Party: Private Prisons and False Promises

This last week the Attorney General Jeff Sessions, issued a one paragraph memo that undoes the previous recommendation by former Deputy Attorney General, Sally Yates, to roll back federal contracts with private prisons. Jeff Sessions...

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...
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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...