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…

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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?

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…

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…

Mass Incarceration Vs. Rural Appalachia

Mass Incarceration vs. Rural Appalachia by Panagioti Tsolkas / Earth Island Journal The United States Bureau of Prisons is trying to build a new, massive maximum-security prison in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky — and there’s a growing movement to stop it. The prison industry in the US has grown in leaps and bounds…

Second Round of Riots Erupt at Holman as Prisoners Issue Demands

From It’s Going Down A second riot took place at Holman Prison early on Monday morning, involving up to 70 inmates. Holman prison is located in Alabama, and last Friday a uprising erupted that saw inmates setting fire to guard towers, taking over parts of the prison, and stabbing officials. Prisoners on Monday built barricades…