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A powerful guide to Indigenous liberation and the fight to save the planet, published by Common Notions, now available from leftwingbooks at https://www.leftwingbooks.net/book/content/red-deal-indigenous-action-save-our-earth

One-part visionary platform, one-part practical toolkit, The Red Deal is a platform that encompasses everyone, including non-Indigenous comrades and relatives who live on Indigenous land. We—Indigenous, Black and people of color, women and trans folks, migrants, and working people—did not create this disaster, but we have inherited it. We have barely a decade to turn back the tide of climate disaster. It is time to reclaim the life and destiny that has been stolen from us and rise up together to confront this challenge and build a world where all life can thrive. Only mass movements can do what the moment demands. Politicians may or may not follow—it is up to them—but we will design, build, and lead this movement with or without them.

When the Red Nation released their call for a “red deal,” it generated coverage in places from Teen Vogue to Jacobin to the New Republic, was endorsed by the DSA, and has galvanized organizing and action. Now, in response to popular demand, the Red Nation expands their original statement filling in the histories and ideas that formed it and forwarding an even more powerful case for the actions it demands.

The Red Deal is a call for action beyond the scope of the US colonial state. It’s a program for Indigenous liberation, life, and land—an affirmation that colonialism and capitalism must be overturned for this planet to be habitable for human and other-than-human relatives to live dignified lives. The Red Deal is not a response to the Green New Deal, or a “bargain” with the elite and powerful. It’s a deal with the humble people of the earth; a pact that we shall strive for peace and justice and a declaration that movements for justice must come from below and to the left.

You can purchase The Red Deal at leftwingbooks.net: https://www.leftwingbooks.net/book/content/red-deal-indigenous-action-save-our-earth

For more information, listen to the April 17, 2021, interview with The Red Nation conducted by Millienials Are Killing Capitalism:

 

 

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Margrit Schiller was an early member of the Red Army Faction, the West German urban guerrilla group. In 1971 she was captured and charged with a murder she did not commit, and upon her release she returned to the underground, being captured again in early 1974. She would spend most of the 1970s in prison, enduring isolation conditions meant to break the human spirit, and participating hunger strikes and other acts of resistance along with other political prisoners from the RAF.

Also included are a foreword by Ann Hansen, who situates the draconian prison conditions inflicted on the RAF within the context of a global counterinsurgency program that would help spawn the plague of mass incarceration we still face today, an afterword by the late Osvaldo Bayer, and an appendix by J. Smith and André Moncourt summarizing the politics and history of the RAF throughout the group’s existence.

Schiller was recently interviewed by comrades at CKUT’s Prison Radio Show; she discusses the RAF, her political and personal development, life in prison, solidarity and resisting torture on the inside; recovery from the trauma of prison, and much more. Definitely worth listening to, either here (https://prisonradioshow.libsyn.com/full-show-april-8-2021) or here:

Schiller’s book Remembering the Armed Struggle is available from leftwingbooks.net at https://www.leftwingbooks.net/book/content/remembering-armed-struggle-my-time-red-army-faction

A bold and colorful exploration of all the ways that people navigate through the spaces around them and a celebration of the relationships we build along the way. We Move Together follows a mixed-ability group of kids as they creatively negotiate everyday barriers and find joy and connection in disability culture and community. A perfect tool for families, schools, and libraries to facilitate conversations about disability, accessibility, social justice and community building. Includes a kid-friendly glossary (for ages 6–9).

Published by AK Press, and available through leftwingbooks.net — see also the book webpage at https://wemovetogether.ca/

 

 

What People Are Saying

“The detailed and charming illustrations in We Move Together show us a world of cooperation, equality, community, love and friendship, which I believe is a world we all would be happy to live in.” Brian Selznick author/illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret

“Brightly illustrated and with a helpful glossary, We Move Together is a sensitive and joyful jumping-off point to begin the vital conversation about accessibility.” Saleema Nawaz, author of Songs for the End of the World

“We Move Together is full of practical magic. It’s grounded in a world children will recognize—full of ice cream, public transit, parks, and play—but it opens up possibilities of worlds and futures we dream of. It invites us to think and talk about disability and difference with love and respect. The best kind of book about changing the world, We Move Together doesn’t tell us how we should change things, it just reminds us that we can.” Cory Silverberg, educator and author of What Makes a Baby and Sex Is a Funny Word

“We Move Together is full of gorgeous illustrations and stories of our communities in all of their varied differences. Rooted in disability justice, this book offers ways of practicing interdependence, collective care, and transformative justice. As a Black, Mad, and disabled parent, I am eager to read this book in our family—finally a book in which we can see ourselves reflected! We Move Together is essential reading for all bookshelves!” Syrus Marcus Ware, Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter–Canada

“We Move Together is a love letter to the next generation of disabled kids, and a provocation for their nondisabled peers to rethink an ableist society’s assumptions about how our bodies should move, what they should look like, and how our brains should work … This gorgeously illustrated book offers a powerful message rooted in the Disability Justice movement—we care for and love each other, and we move together, with nobody left behind.” Lydia X. Z. Brown, disability justice advocate and founder/director of Fund for Community Reparations for Autistic People of Color’s Interdependence, Survival, & Empowerment

“We Move Together makes me want to move with joy! Finally there is a book I can share with my kiddo that expresses the joy of disability community; the playfulness of different ways of moving; and the fun of creating access—while also showing the challenges of ableism. This book can grow with my daughter as she goes from asking questions about the beautifully illustrated pictures and engaging words, to when she can grapple with the many key ideas of disability justice provided at the end of the book. A delightful and much needed celebration of disability community, and most importantly, as my daughter says, it’s fun! ” Sunaura Taylor, disability studies scholar and author of Beasts of Burden

 

The Prison Covid-19 Information Project provides COVID-19 news and resources for prisoners and their families and loved ones on the outside.

Their April newsletter will be their final edition. It is available here.

A statement from the editor:

“New COVID-19 infections in prisons have dropped in recent months, from their highest peaks in mid-December of between 6 and 7 percent increases a week to new lows not seen since last April. This week saw an increase of less than 1 percent from the week before. For the three weeks before that the increase had been only 1 percent a week. In many states visiting rooms are starting to open. Due to the improvements with respect to the pandemic on the inside, the need for this newsletter has also declined. This will be the last issue. I will also be shutting down the newsletter’s companion website.

“There are several articles on the Prison Lives Matter movement, see pages 2, 3, and 8. This is a long-needed united front effort. I hope you will support us in this regard.”

NOTE: If you currently send the updates to Chip Fitzgerald, please stop.
After 51 years in prison, and directly resulting from medical neglect by
the state, Chip recently died in Prison. RIP, Chip. Our statement
regarding Chip’s death can be found in the updates as well.

If you send the updates to Xinachtli or Stephen Kelly, they have moved:

Xinachtli* #255735
W.G. McConnell Unit
3001 Emily Drive
Beeville, Texas 78102
*Address envelope to Alvaro Luna Hernandez.

Stephen Kelly #00816-111
FDC SeaTac
Post Office Box 13900
Seattle, Washington 98198

Here’s the latest compilation of every other week updates:
https://nycabc.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/updates-6-apr-2021.pdf

NYC ABC, along with several other individuals and prisoner support crews, now send hard copies to all political prisoners and prisoners of war we support.

If you consistently mail the latest updates to a specific prisoner, please let us know so we can insure there’s no overlap. The goal is to have copies sent to all of the prisoners we list.

We’ve also been told that some prisoners are not receiving the copies sent in, yet we aren’t getting rejection notices. If you are in steady contact with a prisoner, please ask them whether or not they are receiving the updates and let us know.

Free ’em all,

NYC ABC

One part of NYC ABC‘s every-other-week Political Prisoner Letter-Writing event is presenting updates and announcements. These typically relate to or are written by PPs and/or POWs. Since February 2011, they’ve been printing and mailing hard copies of the updates and announcements to about a dozen imprisoned comrades.

In April 2013, along with other collectives and individuals, they expanded printing and mailing to include all U.S. held political prisoners and prisoners of war. As of September, 2014, that work has diffused over several support crews, collectives, and individuals.

Please download and mail the current edition to prisoners with whom you correspond and share links with those who might be interested in doing the same.

NYC ABC is an anarchist collective focused on supporting US-held political prisoners and prisoners of war and opposing state repression against revolutionary social justice movements. NYC ABC is a Support Group of the Anarchist Black Cross Federation. More information available at https://nycabc.wordpress.com

— NYC ABC Post Office Box 110034 Brooklyn, New York 11211 nycabc[at]riseup[dot]nethttps://nycabc.wordpress.comhttps://www.facebook.com/nycabchttps://twitter.com/nycabchttps://www.instagram.com/nycabchttps://www.paypal.me/nycabchttp://www.abcf.net/nycFree all Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War! For the Abolition of State Repression and Domination!
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