Posts by stanleymilgram

Three reasons to go to our prison abolition talk

“On Wednesday 26th March a hearing will take place to decide whether Stacey Hyde has permission to appeal against her murder conviction.” (link to Justice for Stacy Hyde) “Jeremy also writes that he is working his way through all the books people have been sending him from his wishlist and thoroughly enjoying all of them. Of course, he shares them with other inmates, and says that there are often lines at his cell to borrow books” (link to “The general presumption...

ECAP shutdown workfare exploiters on Monday

Fun news from ECAP Note the “UK-wide week of action from 29 March — 6 April“: Anti workfare campaigners swooped on four Salvation Army shops in Edinburgh on 3rd March, blockading them all and turning away customers and a delivery lorry.  Salvation Army managers were visibly rattled as agiant banner proclaiming IF YOU EXPLOIT US WE WILL SHUT YOU DOWN blocked the entrance to their shops. At the Bruntsfield Place shop the Salvation Army manager threatened:”I’m one of the more serious managers....

2 prisoner updates and a film screening on Sunday

Mixed bag. First, this film being shown for free at the Banshee Labyrinth on Sunday night sounds amazing: Bruno Davert, an engineer worker in the papermaking industry, is a victim of the relocation of his company. He has been on the dole for almost two years, alternating between moments of self-awareness and depression, and confronting the humiliation […]

AF pub social, Thursday 13th

Now that we’ve stopped pretending we’re going to drink less and our Xmas credit card bills are serving as draught excluders ’til the gas bill comes due, we’re off to the pub to spend January’s paycheque before the sheriff officers call. Come join us. We’ll be at the Windsor Buffet near the top of Leith […]

Cece McDonald free; Jeremy Hammond transferred

We have news of two of the prisoners that we sent cards to at our Xmas social. First, the good news: CeCe was released from prison on January 13, 2014, which was her long-anticipated release date. She’ll serve the remainder of her 41-month sentence on parole, consistent with Minnesota sentencing law. Then, the not-so-good-but-useful bit of news about […]

Announcing AFEM2014

This year there will be an AnachaFeminist conference in the UK with national scope and international reach. It will be in London on Sunday October 19th (day after the London Anarchist Bookfair). There have been a couple of organising meetings and you can now visit the website (subscription feed here) to find out more. Expect us to be […]

Xmas Cards – meaningless ritual? Not ones sent to prisoners

I’ve given and been given so many Xmas cards in my life that at some point they got devalued. Don’t send me one if all there is my name and your name and I see you all the time. Yeah, you work in my office. No, I can’t remember the last time we spoke. A […]

Film screening tomorrow night: A MASSACRE FORETOLD

From Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group: A MASSACRE FORETOLD FILM SCREENING IN EDINBURGH Tues 22 Oct, 7.30pm @ Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL What does it feel like to know that you are about to be killed? In 1997, villagers in Chiapas, Mexico sought refuge in a small wooden church to await their... read more

This Sunday! Lorenzo & JoNina on Beating the Fascists

To get you in the mood for our super-exciting talk Beating the Fascists, here’s an interview with the speakers from 2000(*). Remember: Sunday October 6th, 6:30 @ Lecture Theatre 3, 7 Bristo Square.Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin and JoNina Abron-Ervin, veterans of the Black Panther Party and organisers with the Memphis Black Autonomy Federation discuss the rise of the... read more

Dance yourself silly on a worknight while smashing fascism

The recent mass arrest of antifascists in London and anti-SDL events closer to home mean that there’s a need for real, practical, financial support for people putting themselves on the line against fascism. Sounds heavy. Also, we need to dance and have fun to remind ourselves why we do the things we do. So, we present you: CASH... read more