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LMNW Article: "The Danger of the Favored Person and the Gatekeeper Syndrome" by JoJo Ejonga

August 7th, 2022

"When we speak in terms of liberation, we must consider the impact of being tokenized by our allies.  To clarify, I am speaking of change and individual growth, and how perceptions of this can end up guiding the support certain allies."

 

LMNW Article: "WA DOC is the Department of Incompetent Control Freaks" by JoJo Ejonga

July 29th, 2022

"“If we were dogs or cats, people would have gone to jail, and all these facilities would've been ordered to close, with the way they treat us, and handle their covid response..."

LMNW Article: "Do You Choose Love and Happiness, or Ego, Pride, and Fear?" by JoJo Ejonga

July 29th, 2022

"When you meet someone new, you should know that it is an encounter that should be cherished, and as you see yourself, you should also see the other person in the same light, and you should think of them as you think of yourself -- for in others, you will find yourself, or lose yourself..."

LMNW Article: "The Undermining of Due Process in Pierce County" by 

Azias Ross

April 29th, 2022

"Prisoners often are forced to become experts in the law's regarding their own cases in order to reach for justice. This article by Azias Ross illuminates the flaws and hypocrisy of WA State Prosecutors. Know your rights - know the fight."

LMNW Article: "How Many Must Die?" by JoJo Ejonga

April 29th, 2022

"Being silent is being complicit. That is why I speak up, that is why I speak the truth. That is why I speak truth to
power, truth to those who believe they are above all, truth to those who believe they can take a human life solely because they wear a uniform and a badge..."

LMNW Article: "The Hypocrisy Of The West" by JoJo Ejonga

April 15th, 2022

"How the conflict in Ukraine has exposed the double standards of the West and a call for reparations for the past colonization of Democratic Republic of Congo and other African countries"

LMNW Article: "Looking At The Historical Nature Of Criminalization From A Theological Lens, With An Emphasis On Prisoners And Prisons" by JoJo Ejonga

March 29th, 2022

"The criminalization of behaviors isn't something new, even in biblical context. This piece is meant to address the misconceptions in some of our faith communities when it comes to criminal justice, specifically when it comes to prisoners and prisons..."

LMNW Article: "The So-Called Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)" by JoJo Ejonga

March 24th, 2022

"How Brain Science Studies Raise Serious Doubts about the Government’s False Narratives Behind Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) on Youth -- and Why Youthfulness Should be Considered in a Diminished Capacity Defense."

Featured Article via Filter: "Washington State’s $125 Million Drug War Restitution Plan Is Only a Start" by Alexander Lekhtman

February 23, 2022

Filter recently hosted an article by Alexander Lekhtman that features words from an interview with formerly incarcerated Washington activist Vidal "Blaze" Vincent. Head over to their website to give it a read.

LMNW Article: "Over-Promise and Under-Deliver: A Radical Rant" by Edmund Washington

March 15th, 2022

"How often is the government making great promises for future change just to collect our votes? I guess the better question is how are we still buying into the same narrative...?"

LMNW Article: "Pushers Of An Apartheid State" by JoJo Ejonga

February 20, 2022

"Our divisive 'wanna-be' progressive politicians who advocate and lead us to an Apartheid State and the 'wanna-be' self-proclaimed progressive prosecutors still behind Mass Incarceration..."

LMNW Article: "COVID Testimonials From Comrades at Monroe Corrections Complex" 

February 2, 2022

We received several testimonies from inmates at MCC about the latest in mismanagement of the COVID pandemic and have posted these updates in the Articles and Essays section of our website.

Submit Comment on HB1169

February 2, 2022

We have posted instructions on how to submit comment on HB1169. Please follow the prompt outlined in the "2022 Bills To Support" page or on the Google doc linked here.

GoFundMe Campaign Launched to Help Cover the Costs of Clifford Farrar's Burial

January 6, 2022

The family of Clifford Farrar has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help cover the costs of his burial. To learn more, visit the link attached. Please donate and share if you can!

Upcoming Event: January 8th, 10am | 2022 Black Advocacy Legislative Summit

January 3, 2022

Comrades in the Black Prisoner Caucus at SCCC asked us to spread the word about an upcoming workshop on "how the Black community can best navigate the Washington State legislative process with liberated spirit that builds collective power." This event takes place Saturday, January 8th from 10am to 1pm.

Ignored Grievance Leads to Inmate's Death at Stafford Creek Corrections Center

January 1, 2022

We are devastated to learn of the needless death of Clifford Fentord Farrar on December 27th, 2021. Clifford, a diabetic, was denied basic care during a hypoglycemic reaction resulting in his untimely death. You can read the statement from his family in the link attached.

LMNW Article: "UW's Relationship with Correctional Industries Perpetuates Slave Labor" by Ralph Dunuan

December 20, 2021

If you've lived in a residence hall on campus, you may have seen a sticker which reads Correctional Industries on your furniture. This furniture was made by an incarcerated person working under Correctional Industries...

Study & Struggle Host Critical Conversation #4: Abolition Must Be International

December 2, 2021
Our friends at Study & Struggle recently hosted a discussion featuring Jalil Muntaqim, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Harsha Walia, and Washington State prisoner activist Felix Sitthivong about centering internationalism in the fight for abolition. Watch the discussion on the Haymarket Books YouTube channel.

LMNW Launch First Online Art Show: Solidarity Art Show

December 1, 2021
Browse the art gallery that compiles paintings, drawings, and photography from comrades both inside and outside. Donate and get an art print of your choice!

The show will be active all month.

Featured Article via Inquest: "Divide and Conquer" by Felix Sitthivong

November 17, 2021
Check out prisoner and activist, Felix Sitthivong's sobering reflection and analysis on the planned closure of WSRU Monroe, highlighting the contradictions and complexities presented by the state's decision to close the prison.

Petition via change.org: "If It Is Broke, Fix It"

November 17, 2021
Learn more about the upcoming sentencing reform bills in Washington State. Sign this petition to support their passing!

LMNW Article: "Manufactured Incarceration" by Azias Ross

November 17, 2021
"Today there is so much conversation and organizing around reforming the criminal justice system. Every year we are pushing for new legislation, the implementation of new statutes, or new rules, new regulations which are all necessary and valid..."

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