We are reposting this message from Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, in solidarity with writer and organizer Comrade Malik and his supporters. Bring Malik Home! ** UPDATE: Rather than Home Confinement, the Taylor Center is choosing repression and threats of Return to Custody as an outbreak spreads. See below for a copy of a document provided to Malik from facility leadership. Malik’s phone has been confiscated … Continue reading Urgent Support Needed for Comrade Malik
PHONE ZAP! Darrington Unit is currently on an extended( 2 month long) lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are currently 7 confirmed positive cases and approximately 300 incarcerated people on “medical restriction” (lockdown) or “medical isolation”(solitary confinement) at the unit. Darrington Unit is not doing enough for prisoners’ safety amidst Covid-19. They are not even providing hand sanitizer or other basic sanitation supplies. Darrington … Continue reading Dirty Darrington Phone Zap
Take action to support a stay of execution for Ruben Gutierrez, TDCJ #999308, out of Cameron County. Continue reading Fight Executions: Save Ruben
Protest the execution of Ruben Gutierrez Saturday October 12th, 2019 at 11 AM- 1PM 1200 Franklin st Houston TX 77002 courthouse. Drinks provided. Shirts for sale limited quantities. Please join us in protesting the execution of Ruben Gutierrez wrongfully convicted as principle under the law of parties statute. His execution date is set for October 30 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/480984272683019/ Help from your home: Write the Board … Continue reading Save Ruben Gutierrez
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019- SAN ANTONIO Black August: Fighting to Release Kenneth Foster Time: 7:30 pm – 2 am Location: Reggae Bar- 826 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212 https://www.facebook.com/events/1268819949953084/?ti=as Join family, friends, artists and activists who are holding this event to bring attention to Kenneth Foster’s situation, to his excessive punishment, and to the law of parties. The event will feature speakers, performers, music … Continue reading Solidarity Event Happening in San Antonio!
The first Abolitionist Conference of Texas welcomed dozens of people from around the state who were able to network and attend workshops and panel sessions on prison related issues. The conference was followed by a press release and successful banner action demanding that Harris County D.A. stop supporting Death Penalty prosecutions and setting execution dates. (Read here). Future actions: TXA, along with our friends … Continue reading Following up AbolitionistConTX with more actions!
In 3 days Texas plans to execute Patrick Murphy, despite knowing he was not involved in murdering anyone nor was he present during the murder. Patrick Murphy’s crime was being part of the Texas 7 escape. While Patrick reluctantly waited for his fellow escapees to return from a robbery, a tragic murder occurred. That does not, however, make Patrick Murphy guilty of a murder that … Continue reading Save Patrick Murphy–Law of Parties case
Have a relevant event to add? Contact us! Events: TXA, along with our friends from Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons, are launching 90-minute trainings on Abolitionist theory and organizing(Abolitionism 101) and Prisoner Support (Abolitionism 102). Contact us to host a training for your organization! We are also helping to organize the Abolitionist Conference of Texas in May 2019. Stay tuned for more information or see … Continue reading Upcoming Actions and Events (3/14/19)
Click for a printable copy: Green park Compounding pharmacy kills After a long fight to expose the source of Texas’ execution drugs, court documents obtained by media suggested the source as Greenpark Coumpounding Pharmacy. Buzzfeed news reported that: “Greenpark Compounding Pharmacy gave kids the wrong medicine. It forged documents. Its employees didn’t wash their hands adequately. So why did the state with the most … Continue reading Houston Pharmacy Exposed for Manufacturing Drugs to Kill Texans