HM Prison – A Survival Guide

January 22, 2012

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CARL CATTERMOLE [extract]  In calling this a ‘survival guide’ I guess I’ve already wrong footed you: people’s vicarious view of prison is that you’ll arrive, get robbed, get banged up with a psychopath and then get raped in the shower. In reality it’s nothing like this… I ended up on the high-risk wing of one […]

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A Partners Guide to Prison

January 22, 2012

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KS, KA This guide is a collaborative effort by the partners of some of those convicted in June 2011 at Blackfriars Crown Court, London. It can’t tell you everything, but our lives would have been a lot easier if we’d had a guide like this.  Luckily there was a group of us and by sticking […]

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The Accomplice

January 22, 2012

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The accomplice is someone who is not there. Someone you can see only if you see things. To feel the love of the accomplice is to feel safe to be unsafe. The love of the accomplice is known by what he makes vulnerable, by the bodies she teaches to open in conspiracy. To the police […]

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Interview with Haneen Maikey

January 22, 2012

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If we behave like those on the other side, then we are the other side – Jean Genet The Paper spoke with Haneen Maikey, Director of Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society, a Palestinian grassroots queer political organisation working throughout Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. At a time when Israeli, U.S., and E.U. […]

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Regeneration, repression and dispossession: eviction from the entrepreneurial city

January 22, 2012

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RACHEL DRUMMOND In August of 2009 the Islington Tribune reported on a story that revealed with unusual clarity the logic at the core of recent ‘regeneration’ projects in the UK. Having already reneged on promises to expand transport services, provide green spaces and social housing to abut the newly built Arsenal Emirates stadium, Arsenal FC apartments […]

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Going to jail

January 22, 2012

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By the time you read this, I’ll be in jail. I have hurt no one, offended no one, threatened nobody, and yet I am in prison for 18months…I am being sent to jail on the most spurious of charges, just as many others are too. I am not asking you to feel sorry for me. […]

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DIY GUIDE No. 5 Power to the People: Auto-Reduction

January 22, 2012

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Winter is almost here. Sadly, the days of coin-operated electric meters that allowed for knife and string tricks and replacing coins with foreign shrapnel are long gone. So, while 20,000 plus people freeze to death in the UK each year, we can either spend all our money on heating and starve to death, or kill […]

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