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.

The Rankest Riot: Saskatchewan Prison Uprising One Year Later

"When I talked to this inmate and from letters and Facebook messages I’ve received, they said this was one of the rankest riots they’ve ever seen. It’s definitely one for the books, is what...

Bloc Party: Going in Style

On a blustery late November morning we rolled out of bed, threw on a pair of boots and our balaclavas. One never leaves the house without a balaclava! We made our disheveled way to the...

Virginia is for Grand Jury Resisters! What You Need to Know

On November 27th, 2017, federal grand jury subpoenas were received by at least two anti-racist activists and victims of the attack by neo-Nazi James Alex Fields, Jr. on August 12th, 2017. The US Attorney,...

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...

“Like a Wind Blowing Flames”: Prison Rebels Speak From the Cages

Photo from the Miami Herald. The past few months we've been closely following the Twitter accounts @JLawSpeak and @SlaveryPrison, which have been doing an excellent job of covering rebellion from within the prison walls. https://twitter.com/SlaveryPrison/status/928726708718526465 https://twitter.com/JailLawSpeak/status/926586225699577856 With hunger...

Rising in the Smoke: Prison Rebellions Across the US

This week we've got quite a lot to catch you up on, friends. Because there is just so much to share we've decided to publish Bloc Party this week in two parts. Below you'll...

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...