Liaisons Discussion Group

Anonymous submission to Conflict Minnesota


University of Minnesota

415 Blegen Hall

6:30 PM

Liaisons gathers revolutionary writing from around the world. As an inclination, tangent, and crossroads of links and confrontations, Liaisons assembles analyses and theorizations from the ongoing struggles of affiliated groups who seek a common ground. In this worn out age, where throughout the world the same collapse resounds, Liaisons circulates thoughts, dreams, testimonies and experiences in an attempt to grasp the planetary reverberation of a sensibility our friendships hold in common.

Copies of the journal will be available at Boneshaker Books.

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Commune Magazine Launch Party

Anonymous submission to Conflict Minnesota

Saturday, January 19th

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

7:00 PM

The first issue of Commune Magazine is out! Join us for a celebration on January 19th at Boneshaker Books. Commune team members will introduce the project and lead a discussion.

This will be your first chance to get your hands on a print edition of the magazine in Minneapolis.

Commune is a popular magazine for a new era of revolution.

Ferguson-Uprising Prisoners: A Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

From TC Radical Calendar

Saturday, December 15th

Walker Church

3104 16th Ave S

10:00 AM

Join Minneapolis Anarchist Black Cross for a fundraiser to support Ferguson-related prisoners who are still facing time stemming from the Ferguson protests following Mike Brown’s death in 2014.

All proceeds will go directly to the commissary of the following prisoners:

We’re asking five to twenty dollars, but no one turned away for lack of funds.

We’ll have vegan, gluten free, and soy free pancakes along with regular! Please spread the word.

Know Your Rights and Legal Worker Trainings

Anonymous submission to Conflict Minnesota

Saturday, September 29th

Walker Church

3104 16th Ave S

10:00 AM

Lauren Regan an attorney for the CLDC will be giving two trainings on Sept 29th at walker church. From 10am-1pm she will be leading a workshop on movement legal work for non-lawyers. From 2-5 she will give a know your rights training focusing on direct action and digital security. These are not to be missed! Lauren is a very experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Both trainings are free and open to anyone interested.


Set It Off Cinema: Fall Schedule

From Set It Off Cinema

Alternating Wednesdays

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

6:00 PM

September 19th: Riki-Oh: The Story Of Ricky

Directed by Ngai Choi Lam (1991)

#PrisonStrike #Martial Arts

October 3rd: Funeral Parade Of Roses

Directed by Toshio Matsumoto (1969)

#Queer #Revolutionary Japan

October 17th: The People Under The Stairs

Directed by Wes Craven (1991)

#Anti-Gentrification Horror #Fuck Landlords

November 14th: Annihilation

Directed by Alex Garland (2018)

#Beauty In Undoing #Let The End Come

Prison Strike Info Night & Letter Writing

From #PrisonStrikeMpls

Friday, September 21st

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

6:00 PM

Starting August 21st, prisoners around the country are taking action against prison slavery and their conditions of confinement in a monumental prison strike. Join us to learn about the strike, what has gone down on the inside, and how to support those targeted for repression because of the strike.

This includes writing letters to show prisoners that people on the outside have their backs and allow them to continue to take risks when fighting for freedom.

Prison Strike Noise Demo

From #PrisonStrikeMpls

A national prison strike has been called for August 21 to September 9, 2018. Jailhouse Lawyer’s Speak (JLS), a collective of jailhouse lawyers offering their services to others incarcerated, has put forth a call for this strike as an immediate response to the brutal uprisings at Lee Correctional Facility in South Carolina earlier this year. The uprising led to 7 prisoners dead and 17 critically injured as a direct result of guard negligence, prison overcrowding, and general poor conditions. We must be clear — any death that transpires within the walls of a prison is murder at the hands of the state.

The dates of the proposed strike are no coincidence. August 21 is the day that George Jackson was murdered by San Quentin prison officials in 1971. That same year, on September 9, is when prisoners at Attica in New York took over their prison in direct response to Jackson’s assassination – over 1,000 of the prison’s 2,200 prisoners took part in the uprising which held 42 staff hostage as the prisoners fought for their demands and left 43 people dead including guards and those incarcerated.

One month after the horrendous incident at Lee Correctional, two prisons in Missouri and Louisiana took action against their facilities, the former leading to the destruction of prison equipment and the latter to massive strikes. It isn’t only the task of other prisoners to stand in solidarity with those incarcerated. Our freedom, our agency is inherently bound to those behind bars, locked in ICE detention centers, to those who are routinely harassed by police. We have a duty to carry these voices beyond the prison walls. We need to set fire to the church of self-righteous “law and order.” Those held captive by the state are deserving of vocality, and we have the opportunity to amplify their words and actions by acting with them from the outside, by sharing their stories, by reminding prison officials that they are not forgotten. It is compulsory for us to thwart attempts by guards and prisons to further isolate those they keep locked up. They are risking their lives to participate in this strike, and we have a responsibility to support it.

We are calling for a noise demonstration outside of the youth jail in downtown Minneapolis on August 21, the first day of the strike, in order to show prisoners that we stand with them, that we will be here, and that we are not backing down. Join us at Elliot Park at 8pm. Crew up. Bring the noise. Be there.

Stop Line 3: Benefit For The Makwa Initiative

From Moon Palace Books

Sunday, August 5th

Moon Palace Books

3032 Minnehaha Ave

8:00 PM

Line 3. It’s no good for you, it’s no good for me, and most importantly it’s no good to the Native population that will be directly affected by the Public Utility Commissions decision to allow Enbridge to build it right across their land. Water and food are being destroyed, wildlife is being displaced and humans are being forced to fight a hard battle just to retain what is rightfully theirs to begin with. Please join us for a night of unity and music as we try to raise funds and awareness for this travesty and ongoing struggle.

With musical performances by:

Thomas X

The Pretendians

Hellish View

Aaaaaaaand DJing by the amazing MixieD

This is sure to be a great night. Come catch some killer music, make new friends and support a worthy cause!

This show WILL START AT 8! MUST END BY 11!
Admission will be $6-10 (or more if you can spare it for the cause!!!)

Prison Strike Info Night & Banner Making

From #PrisonStrikeMpls

Thursday, August 9th

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

6:00 PM – Info Night

Come learn about the upcoming strike against prison slavery. Beginning August 21st, prisoners across the country will come together to resist their confinement.

7:30 PM – Banner Making

Paint banners with solidarity messages for the prison strike. Afterwards, people are encouraged to drop the banners around town.

Beyond Psychiatry and Self Care: Approaching New Pathways In Mental Health

Anonymous submission to Conflict Minnesota

Thursday, July 19th

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

6:00 PM

Many of us are familiar with some ideas, images, or theories of madness, “mental illness”, and perhaps also psychiatry, but feel a lingering skepticism and doubt about what they mean.

Sasha Durakov (of the Belli Research Institute) will be doing a reading, a discussion, and debuting an annotated bibliography of free texts on madness, mental health, psychiatry, and mental illness. He will attempt to challenge common beliefs about mental health; present the problem of
madness in an open, nuanced way informed by the voices and stories of people with lived experience; and to introduce the audience to alternative ways of responding to and approaching madness and to provide the materials and direction to help foster new discussions and practices in mental health (and hopefully some reading groups!).

Info Night And Letter Writing For The Vaughn 17

Anonymous submission to Conflict Minnesota

Tuesday, July 3rd

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

7:00 PM

On February 1, 2017, inmates at the James T Vaughn Correctional Center in Delaware took control of their unit and held staff hostage in an uprising that lasted eighteen hours. They explained their actions as motivated by their conditions of confinement as well as the election of Donald Trump as President. One prison guard, Steven Floyd, was killed by inmates during the uprising. Sixteen prisoners are now facing first degree murder charges and two others are facing other charges related to the riot.

Letter writing materials and support literature will be provided.