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Books behind bars

Rob Ray talks to Lee Humphries, founder of prisoner support charity Haven Distribution, which specialises in educational literature The newest addition to the denizens of Freedom Press made a noisy entrance late last month by thumping down a huge mountain of literature destined for inmates up and down the country. The small but active collective […]

Solidarity with Belarus Anarchists

Speakers from Belarus anarchist movement on tour of Western Europe speak about the repression there and the number of anarchists in jail 7pm, Friday February 15th at Autonomy Club, Freedom Bookshop, Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High St, London E1 Co-hosted by Anarchist Federation (London) London Anarchist Black Cross


The London Anarchist Black Cross will hold a noise demo on New Years Eve in support of prisoners and to highlight the abusive nature of the prison system. Meet at 7.30 outside Pentonville on Caledonian Rd or 9pm outside Holloway Parkhurst road. Both in N7 & Caledonian Rd tube.

Attica Prison riot

(taken from Freedom, October 2011) It was inevitable that the 10th anniversary of 9-11 would be ubiquitous in September’s media, just as inevitably there would be scant coverage of a different, though still significant, anniversary of a rather different atrocity perpetrated on American soil on almost the same day 30 years earlier – the brutal […]

‘Rehabilitation revolution’

A brave new outsourced world? Another month of Coalition policy making gone by and more of the already tarnished veneer of the ‘Rehabilitation Revolution’ has peeled away to further reveal what we already knew: a) that the policy bares little or no resemblance to anything any rational person would consider to be in any way […]

Recent London ABC Actions

On 16th June we attended a demonstration at the American Embassy to support Chrisman “Ce Ce” McDonald. Ce Ce has been jailed for 41 months for manslaughter in Minneapolis after defending herself from a racist and transphobic attack. Supporters from round the country came to show solidarity, hand out leaflets, chant our support and exchange […]

Recent London ABC Actions

Brixton Prison Noise Demo London ABC thought the jubilee was pants, so on the 5th of June 2012 we organised a noise demo at brixton prison to show solidarity with all those incarcerated in ‘her majesty’s prisons’. Despite the rain between 30 and 40 people showed up and brought along a couple of awesome banners, […]

Donating to prisoner support just got easier…

We now have a collection tin in Freedom Bookshop in order to raise funds for the mighty London Anarchist Black Cross. London ABC are a prisoner support group that spend most of their money on postage, as well as sending postal orders to needy prisoners. With courts cracking down on protestors, this need is never […]

Deaths in prison

Since Freedom shifted from fortnightly to monthly publication the prison news just comes too thick and fast to really be able to give all the often startling (even for an old hand like yours truly) news a fair crack with regards to column inches. So it has become a question of either short pointers to […]

An open letter from Jock Palfreeman

Dear Comrades, As of around August 2011 I have been convicted without right of appeal in the highest court of Bulgaria. I was left with a 20-year sentence in a maximum security prison. However, what did change in the court’s decision was that unlike the first court’s verdict, the court of appeal ruled that there […]