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[US prisons] Sean Swain on hunger strike since December 26th

via SeanSwain.org (January 12th 2017)

We received word recently from a friend of Sean’s that Sean is currently on hunger strike and has been placed in a suicide cell.

Although details are still murky, we know that Sean has been without food since December 26th 2016. He was charged with extortion of a […]

[US prisons] Sean Swain: Greece and the Dignity of Rebellion

Below is a statement that longterm anarchist prisoner Sean Swain sent for the presentation by comrades from Bloomington ABC on November 23rd 2016 at Gini building of the Athens Polytechnic School in Exarchia, Athens. The comrade’s words were read out loud in English and Greek, and printouts of his text were shared during the discussion […]

Exarchia: Flyposting for anarchist Sean Swain, incarcerated in US prisons

Constantly inspired by Sean’s words and his stance against prisoncrats, constantly feeling the warmth of his rebellion, on November 21st 2016 we pasted posters in the neighborhood of Exarchia (downtown Athens) that read:

“And we attack, wherever we are, whatever our situation, until we get the world we deserve. We’re not going to vote them […]

[US prisons] Sean Swain: What’s the obsession with other people’s sexual behavior?

Sean Swain’s Final Straw Radio segment aired July 2016; available on SeanSwain.org

Full transcript:

I’ve never understood the obsession of regulating other people’s sexual behavior. It sure seems like we live in a world where most people are more concerned about what other people are doing with their pants down than they are […]

Greece: June 11th action at the U.S. consulate in Thessaloniki

On Saturday June 11th, day of international solidarity with anarchist prisoners, we carried out an intervention at the American Consulate General in Thessaloniki.

During the action, we hung a banner reading: “Until the destruction of every prison, death to the world of submission – Freedom for anarchist prisoners across the world”. We also threw leaflets […]

June 11, 2016: Against Maximum Security Prisons – Against Every Prison

PDF versions versions of the call-out: for reading | imposed

June 11th 2016: International Day of Action

For June 11th, 2015, we emphasized transition in the struggle and in the lives of the prisoners we support. This year we’re focusing on a different kind of transition: the restructuring of the […]

Bloomington, Indiana (USA): Banner hung in solidarity with Sean Swain

Received February 4th:

We hung a banner in solidarity with Sean Swain’s struggles against the prison system in Ohio. Despite repeatedly being transferred and having his communications cut off, Sean remains uncompromising in his pursuit of freedom, putting his life on the line in struggle against the state. We keep his words and deeds with […]

US prisons: Sean Swain on med-strike and in life threatening condition – A call to rebels, insurrectionists, and hacktivists everywhere

Update: I’m Still Alive, January 14th: […] I expected that in about 72 hours, I would fall over dead, all of you savages would read my profound words of great power, and you’d take up your machetes to hack swivelization to pieces. You know, in love and rage and all that. Then, I didn’t die. […]

Crete: Incendiary attack against Armed Forces Officers Club in Rethymno

“I would also point out that arson is the least-solved crime in the United States, and that gasoline is really cheap, and matches are free.” Sean Swain, longterm anarchist prisoner; excerpt from his text for Black December

On Saturday night, early Sunday December 13th, we chose to carry out an incendiary […]

Minneapolis, USA: Banner for Black December

To answer the call for Black December a banner was hung that read “ACAB – All Cops Are Bastards.” Here in the Minneapolis, anger against the police is at a high that has not been seen in a number of years. Rebellion, which the state has tried to suffocate for so long, sprung forth in […]

US prisons: A writing by longterm anarchist prisoner Sean Swain for Black December

Black December

Black December is coming, and none too soon. We’ve hashed out our theories and we’ve analyzed our reality, we know what kind of future we want and what we are going to have to tear apart in order to get it. The time for philosophizing and talking it out has ended and we […]

Ohio, USA: Sean Swain incommunicado again

Received on September 15th:

We’re not sure what’s going on, but Sean Swain has been blocked from receiving (and presumably sending) JPay emails. He also has not called his primary supporters, or The Final Straw for a new radio segment. We’ll probably hear from him via snail mail […]

US prisons: Update and call in action for Sean Swain

Received on August 27th:

Hello Swainiacs!

Sean’s having a rough time and could use our help. We haven’t heard much from him since his transfer to Warren Correctional, and it wasn’t until one of us visited him yesterday that we fully understood why. His access to communication has been frustrated by a whole new set […]

USA: Communication restored for Sean Swain

The Fuckweasels at the ODRC seem to have both run out of excuses for silencing Sean, and realized that suspending his communication access indefinitely without investigation or slightest pretext of a rationale is going to make it hard for even the boot-licking federal judges to decide the civil rights lawsuit in their favor.

The communications […]

USA: Sean Swain’s twelve-page deposition to the courts

Intro Letter: 1, 2

Deposition:

In the State of Ohio ss In the County of Scioto

I, Sean Swain, being duly sworn according to law, hereby depose to state:

1. I am competent to testify to the facts related herein, to which I have direct knowledge.

2. I write […]