The Anarchist Prisoner War Fund is an initiative started by Bloomington ABC in October 2015 that provides consistent, monthly funds for a handful of anarchist and anti-authoritarian prisoners held captive in the state’s dungeons. We also raise additional funds for prisoners and local comrades in emergency situations.
We are primarily concerned with providing resources to comrades who, for various reasons, do not receive much or any material support from the outside. We refuse to allow our comrades to go without basic necessities as they struggle against their confinement and against the state.
We chose the individuals we did because of our personal relationships with them and knowledge of their need for material support. We prioritize support for anarchist prison rebels because we are anarchists who want to see rebellion spread in every prison yard and cell block. Limited resources force us to also limit the scope of our project, but if this changes, we would like to also provide this level of material support to prison rebels and captured fighters of other liberatory struggles.
To destroy prisons and the state, we have to build a culture of resistance. Central to this is creating infrastructure for supporting our prisoners and fighting against prison society. By working to free our comrades and support their survival and struggles, we open our own space to act against the state without fear of being abandoned if we are caught.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Maintaining the fund requires a lot of work. If you would like to donate money to help us support our comrades, please email us at bloomingtonanarchistblackcross (at) riseup dot net. Any amount of help allows us to aid the comrades on our list and others in emergency situations. All money will go directly to imprisoned comrades.