June 13th D.C. Action Photos!

Taking the Streets after the Fight Toxic Prisons Convergence On June 13th, 2016 over 50 activists with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons took to the streets of D.C. to demand the Bureau of Prisons halt it’s plans to build two new Toxic prisons in Letcher County, Kentucky and Thomson, Illinois. The below photos chronicle our march,…

Fight Toxic Prisons march blockades Bureau of Prisons

Report back from FTP Convergence Day of Action Over the weekend of June 11th an incredible array of folks gathered in Washington, DC for the Convergence to Fight Toxic Prisons and Support Eco-prisoners. After two days of networking, strategizing and listening to the wisdom of black liberation fighters like Ramona Africa and Jihad Abdulmumit as…

Marius Masons Statement For “Fight Toxic Prisons” Convergence

Marius Masons Statement For “Fight Toxic Prisons” Convergence by Marius Mason / supportmariusmason.org Greetings to all the good folks who are coming together on this day to fight together against an important Environmental Justice issue. It inspires me to see that friends in the environmental movement and friends in the prison abolition movement are seeing…

Convergence In Support of Eco-Prisoners & Against Toxic Prisons

June 11 – 13, 2016 in Washington D.C.  June 11 and 12th – Converge and Strategize June 13th – Mass Direct Action against the Bureau of Prisons FOR OVER A DECADE, June 11th has been a day of action in solidarity with environmentalists and anarchists imprisoned for their actions in defense of the Earth. The…

Donate to the Convergence against Toxic Prisons!

Help us make the DC convergence a reality. Donate to our crowdfunding campaign here to help us get former political prisoners, as well as family members and supporters of current prisoners to DC.

Welcome to Appalachia’s Gulag Archipelago

By Skyler Simmons / Earth First! Newswire Exile in the Mountains It is hard to imagine the hollers and hills of southern Appalachia ever being a place of punishment. With its lush coves filled with ginseng, ramps, towering oaks, and tulip poplars. Its abundant springs, creeks and rivers teaming with trout, crawdads, and hellbenders. The…

What does it look like to be an environmentalist in prison?

by Panagioti Tsolkas [UPDATED 5/10/16. Also, for more on prisons and the environment, check out “Incarceration, Justice and the Planet: How the Fight Against Toxic Prisons Could Shape the Future of Environmentalism“]] In the fall of 2015 the Prison Ecology Project (PEP) received an anonymous letter from a prisoner at the federal prison in Dublin,…

Prisoner strike solidarity on May Day!

Prisoners in Texas are still on strike, prisoners in Alabama will be joining them on May 1st, food protests continue in Michigan, as well as hunger strikes in Louisiana. Holman Unit in Alabama continues to be a place of strife and open conflict with the authorities. The fight against slavery, torture and confinement is raging…