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Prison Abolition

Prison Abolition

When the Empty Cages Collective facilitates workshops on prison abolition we ask participants to share their first cultural memory of prison. Was it the TV show Porridge? Or when Dumbo the Elephant’s mum is locked up? Together we explore how normalised prisons are and how, as abolitionist Angela Davis describes, “prison […]

The Prison-Industrial Complex

The Prison-Industrial Complex

Right now over 90,000 people across the UK are locked inside cages that are socially and intellectually justified, rationalised – even celebrated – as fundamental to the smooth running of a liberal democracy. Many more people are in detention centres, young offenders institutions and psychiatric units. It’s called the prison system. Its role […]

Abahlali baseMjondolo – Statement to the Human Rights Commission

Abahlali baseMjondolo – Statement to the Human Rights Commission

Last month, Abahlali baseMjondolo (a social movement of shack-dwellers founded in 2005 in Durban, South Africa) presented to the Human Rights Commission in Johannesburg. This is the statement that was sent to the Commission in advance of the hearings, and their responses to questions from the NGO. Statement for the […]

From The River To The Sea

From The River To The Sea

Palestine Solidarity in London London Palestine Action (LPA) is a non-hierarchical group – created a year ago to solve an issue of sustainability – which is engaged in creative and participatory Palestine solidarity actions and campaigns. In London, Palestinian solidarity groups have spontaneously coalesced in times of urgency (e.g. Operation Cast Lead in […]

Social Housing, Not Social Cleansing

Social Housing, Not Social Cleansing

The Focus E15 campaign was established to challenge Newham Council’s policies of expelling the poor and vulnerable of London to towns and cities hundreds of miles away. The Labour-run council claim that there is no housing in Newham. This is a lie. Thousands of properties lie empty and boarded up in this borough of east London. The campaign began […]

How to Obstruct Mass Arrests

How to Obstruct Mass Arrests

Download High Resolution Version | PDF | JPEG HOW TO OBSTRUCT MASS ARRESTS Mass arrests are used to intimidate protestors and gather their details, sometimes leading to malicious prosecution for an unlucky few. The tactic requires compliance to be effective. Do the police have the resources to carry out mass arrests in the […]

Group Therapy

Group Therapy

In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, ‘Wonko the Sane’, a marine biologist from California, finds himself confronted with a pack of toothpicks with printed instructions on them. Wonko is moved to redraw the boundary of the asylum to encompass the whole world – except his home, which he turns […]

Doing Mental Health Activism

Doing Mental Health Activism

RAD BRAINS is an anti-capitalist mental health collective based in Oakland, California, United States. Our project is to use mental health as a lens for refining political analysis and bettering political practice. When we came together in the fall of 2012 as part of the Bread and Roses Mutual Aid […]

How to Spot an Immigration Raid

How to Spot an Immigration Raid

  Download High Resolution Version | PDF | JPEG HOW TO SPOT AN IMMIGRATION RAID How Do They Arrive? Vans marked IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT or unmarked white/blue/black vans. Sometimes accompanied by police car. What Do They Look Like? Should be wearing UKBA insignia/numbers on shoulders. They often hide them. Where Do They Go? Streets, […]

#CopsOffCampus Demo: Advice

#CopsOffCampus Demo: Advice

Stay Safe – via Fitwatch Here are some simple tips to help you stay safe and protect your anonymity. Follow the links if you want more information. It’s December; so big jackets, hoods, scarves and gloves are a good idea. These will not only protect you from the weather but […]