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: 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: 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: 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: Don’t Forget that We’re Right

Originally posted to It's Going Down Rebellion. Rebellion is fucking spreading, friends. From the road blockade of Arizona last weekend to the prison rebellions spreading across the country, shit is getting pretty real. It feels like the...

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: Interview with Former Vaughn Prisoner Thomas Gordon

"Sadly in an institution that is run solely off of fear and solely off of aggression and solely off of violence, the only way that they'll listen is if you, in return, apply some...

“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...

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...

Bloc Party: Our Neighbors to the North

In an effort to broaden our coverage of prisons across the borders to both the North and South of us, we’ve brought in some comrades from so-called Canada to share a history of 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...