Filed under: Analysis, Anarchist Movement, Incarceration, Political Prisoners, Queer, Repression, The State, US
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For me communication with comrades on the outside of these prison walls has been key in keeping me on point and sane in this artificial world of all-pervasive domination. We anarchists are not immune to the blues and the sometimes-attractive pull of resignation in the face of dizzying odds.
Communication means more than receiving letters and publications. It means survival. It means resistance. It means saving lives on the margins of prison society.
Through communication and acts of solidarity I have been able to save the lives of queer and non-queer prisoners whose life was threatened because of debts, and yes, drugs for the sick, with funds sent to me by comrades on more than one occasion. Without communication none of this would have been possible.
Communication has allowed me and many others to create projects that “aim toward the destruction of this social order – that is to say an insurrectional anarchist projectuality.”
The point of this brief statement is my attempt to show how far and extensive communication extends for those of us anarchists being held in these man-made tombs.
Communication now needs to extend to the pigs of capital and authority – that no longer will their oppressive, authoritarian and brutal acts go unpunished. Let’s communicate that!
Dare to struggle!
Dare to be free!