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The Anarchist Black Cross was originated in Tsarist Russia to organise aid for political prisoners. In the late 1960s the organisation resurfaced in Britain, where it first worked to aid prisoners of the Spanish resistance fighting the dictator Franco's police. Now it has expanded and groups are found in many countries around the world. We support anarchist and other class struggle prisoners, fund-raise on behalf of prisoners in need of funds for legal cases or otherwise, and organise demonstrations of solidarity with imprisoned anarchists and other prisoners.

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Emma Sheppard's Letters from Prison

Here are a selection of Emma's letters written from prison for general consumption, keeping everyone up with how she is and what she intends to do. One such project is the writing of a pamphlet specially aimed at women in prison or about to go there along the lines of the HM Prison Service: A Survival Guide.

Emma's Response to her Sentencing - Posted by Bristol ABC February 28, 2015

"Prisons do not work for anyone – except those who profit from them" - Posted by Bristol ABC April 4, 2015

Police concerned about "Greek Style Responses" to austerity – Posted by Bristol ABC June 10, 2015

A publication has also been produced with writings from Emma together with articles from groups such as Bristol Defendant Solidarity, communicating recent police attempts at repressing anarchist and other communities in Bristol.

A readable version is downloadable here: Emma Zine

A pages version to print is downloadable here: Emma Zine Pages

For paper copies please email: bristol_abc[at]riseup.net