A RUDE INTRODUCTION  TO C0MpUTER SECURITY

A RUDE INTRODUCTION TO C0MpUTER SECURITY

//:2PM///:sATURDAY//:jULY26//:@bLACK.bEAR.bAKERY In this workshop we’ll discuss some concepts and philosophy of security followed by a basic introduction on how use TAILS (moar infos tails.boum.org) This workshop will be geared toward radicals for the purposes of combatting and evading repression. Things to bring: A laptop if you have one and a flash drive if you have […]

A DISGUSTING SIGN MADE BEAUTIFUL: Thoughts on panhandling, homelessness and the city and media's response to recent vandalism.

A DISGUSTING SIGN MADE BEAUTIFUL: Thoughts on panhandling, homelessness and the city and media’s response to recent vandalism.

Over the last week or so, stickers have appeared around town defacing anti-panhandling signs. They’ve brought the issues of panhandling, the city’s treatment of the homeless and vandalism back into people’s mouths. The media, the city and managers of the homeless have responded with predictable outrage and disappointment (hoping others will as well): “How could […]

Missouri Prison Newsletter #5

Missouri Prison Newsletter #5

Issue #5, May-June 2014 The Missouri Prison Newsletter is distributed to (about 150) people in prisons across the U.S., but focusing on those incarcerated in Missouri and Illinois. It contains history of local prison rebellions, poetry, excerpts from zines available through the associated zine distro, and original content directed toward building affinity with those inside, […]

A View of Climate Change and Student Debt from the Sit-in at Washington University

A View of Climate Change and Student Debt from the Sit-in at Washington University

The student sit-in at Washington University challenging Peabody Energy’s presence there is now over after 17 days. In the five-and-a-half years as a chemical engineering graduate student that I spent at that university there is nothing that I can compare the sit-in to. As a continuation of years of ongoing work that preceded it around […]

Despite Retaliation, Menard Inmate Urges Further Solidarity

Despite Retaliation, Menard Inmate Urges Further Solidarity

The following is a letter from one inmate at the High Security Unit (HSU) at Menard Correctional, encouraging continued acts of solidarity despite retaliation. I am sorry to report that the guys here at Menard, HSU have again been subjected to oppressive, retaliatory acts at the hands of these evil, sadistic pigs. On April 12, […]

Call-In Day Monday April 28th In Support of Menard Hunger Strikers

Call-In Day Monday April 28th In Support of Menard Hunger Strikers

On this upcoming Monday, April 28th we are asking and encouraging people to participate in a Call-In Day in support of the prisoners in the High Security Unit at Menard Correctional Center in Illinois who are facing retaliation for engaging in a hunger strike in January. Prisoners there have been beaten by guards and metal […]

Retaliation Against Hunger Strikers at Menard--Windows Blocked, Strikers Beaten

Retaliation Against Hunger Strikers at Menard–Windows Blocked, Strikers Beaten

The following consists of excerpts, lightly edited by Alice Lynd, from letters by eight men in Administrative Detention at the Menard Correctional Center in Illinois, dated April 12-14, 2014. Windows covered On the morning of Saturday, April 12, 2014, maintenance workers drilled big metal boxes on the outside of our windows. We can no longer […]

Missouri Prison Newsletter #4

Missouri Prison Newsletter #4

Issue #4, April-May 2014 The Missouri Prison Newsletter is distributed to (about 120) people in prisons across the U.S., but focusing on those incarcerated in Missouri and Illinois. It contains history of local prison rebellions, poetry, excerpts from zines available through the associated zine distro, and original content directed toward building affinity with those inside, […]

Potosi Prison Guards Known as “The Cowboys” Implicated in Torture Ring

Potosi Prison Guards Known as “The Cowboys” Implicated in Torture Ring

Potosi Correctional Center, which could more accurately be described as the Potosi private torture dungeon, has for the past months or longer been home to a group of rogue prison guards, known as the “cowboys,” who specialize in torture and the denial of medication to inmates. They have intentionally been targeting those involved in the […]

Missouri Prison Newsletter #3

Missouri Prison Newsletter #3

  Issue #3, March-April 2014 The Missouri Prison Newsletter is distributed to (about 100) people in prisons across the U.S., but focusing on those incarcerated in Missouri and Illinois. It contains history of local prison rebellions, poetry, excerpts from zines available through the associated zine distro, and original content directed toward building affinity with those […]