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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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Prisoner support groups in the UK

ABC Brighton, PO Box 74, Brighton, BN1 4ZQ, UK.
email: brightonabc[at]riseup.net

ABC Bristol, c/o Kebele, 14 Robertson Rd, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6JY, UK.
website: http://bristolabc.wordpress.com/
email: bristol_abc[at]riseup.net

ABC Cardiff:
website: http://abccardiff.wordpress.com/
email: cardiff_abc[at]riseup.net

ABC Leeds, 145 - 149 Cardigan Road, Leeds, LS6 1LJ, UK.
website: http://leedsabc.org/
email: leedsabc[at]riseup.net

ABC London
website: http://network23.org/londonabc/
email: london_abc[at]riseup.net

ABC Nottingham:
website: https://network23.org/nottinghamabc/
email: nottsanarchistblackcross[at]riseup.net

325 Magazine online Anti-capitalist, anti-repression magazine '325', with articles, interviews, wrtings by political prisoners, and a distro. For a world without borders or prisons!
website: http://325.nostate.net/

Animal Liberation Front Supporters Group (ALF SG), PO Box 1107, Northampton' NN7 9BT, UK.
email: info[at]alfsg.org.uk

Anarchist Solidarity, c/o PO Box 74, Brighton, BN1 4ZQ, UK.
website: http://anarchistsolidarity.wordpress.com/

Bent Bars Project
A letter-writing project for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, gender-variant, intersex, and queer prisoners in Britain.
P.O. Box 66754, London, WC1A 9BF.
website: www.bentbarsproject.org/
email: bent.bars.project[at]gmail.com

Black Diamond Prisoner Support: Prisoners' communications and info resource.
website: https://blackdiamondprisonersupport.wordpress.com/

Earth Liberation Prisoners, BM Box 2407, London WC1N 3XX, UK.
email: elp4321[at]hotmail.com

Empty Cages Collective: Organising actions against the Prison Industrial Complex in Britain
website: www.prisonabolition.org/
email: info[at]prisonabolition.org

Green and Black Cross: Provide legal support for demonstrations, so far based in London
website: www.greenandblackcross.org

Haven Free Books to Prisoners scheme: BM Haven, London WC1N 3XX. UK.
website: www.havendistribution.org.uk

Legal Defence & Monitoring Group (LDMG): Volunteers for the Defence of Civil Protest & the Right of Public Assembly. The new edition of "No Comment - The Defendants Guide to Arrest" is now available as a PDF on the website.
website: www.ldmg.org.uk
email: ldmgmail[at]yahoo.co.uk

Miscarriages of Justice UK (MOJUK)
website: www.mojuk.org.uk
email: mojuk[at]mojuk.org.uk

Prisoners Advice Service
website: www.prisonersadvice.org.uk
tel: 020 7253 3323 or 0845 430 8923

Send Books to Prisoners
Useful new site with all the information you will need to be able to send books into a prisoner anywhere in the UK.
website : http://sendbookstoprisoners.co.uk/

Vegan Prisoners Support Group, PO Box 194, Enfield, Middx EN1 3HD, UK.
website: www.vpsg.org/

Prisoner support groups in other countries


CNA/ABC Rio de Janeiro
website: http://cnario.noblogs.org/
email: cnario[at]riseup.net


ABC Melbourne
website: http://abcmelb.wordpress.com/
email: abcmelb[at]yahoo.com.au


ABC Vienna
website: www.abc-wien.net/
email: abcwien[at]riseup.net


ABC Belarus
website: http://abc-belarus.org/
email: belarus_abc[at]riseup.net


CNA/ABC Rio de Janeiro
website: http://cnario.noblogs.org/
email: cnario[at]riseup.net


Bulgarian Prisoners' Association
PO Box 485, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria.
website: www.bpra.info/
email: bpa[at]riseup.net


ABC Guelph
website: http://guelphabc.noblogs.org/
email: guelphabcf[at]riseup.net

ABC Toronto
website: http://torontoabc.wordpress.com/
email: torontoblackcross[at]gmail.com

ABC Winnepeg
website: http://winnipegabc.wordpress.com/
email: winnipegabc[at]riseup.net


CNA/ABC Bogotá
website: http://cnabogota.blogspot.co.uk/
email: cnabogota[at]riseup.net

CNA/ABC Medellin
website: http://cnamedellin.espivblogs.net/
email: cnamedellin[at]espiv.net


ABC Czech
website: www.anarchistblackcross.cz/
email: abc-cz@riseup.net


ABC/AMR Helsinki c/o PL 60, 00531 Helsinki, Finland.
website: www.facebook.com/Amrhelsinki
email: amr_hki[at]anarkismi.net


ABC Marseille
website: www.anarchistblackcross-mars.antifa-net.fr


ABC Berlin c/o M 99, Manteuffelstr. 99, 10997 Berlin, Germany.
website: www.abc-berlin.net
email: mail[at]abc-berlin.net

ABC Dresden
website: http://abcdd.org/en/
email: abcdd[at]riseup.net

Rote Hilfe, Rote Hilfe e.V., Postfach 3255, 37022 Göttingen, Germany.
Tel: (0551) 7708008
Fax: (0551) 7708009
website: www.rote-hilfe.de/
email: bundesvorstand[at]rote-hilfe.de


ABC Anarchist Solidarity Cell
website: http://abcsolidaritycell.espivblogs.net/
email: abcsolidaritycell[at]riseup.net


ABC/CNA Italia
website: www.autistici.org/cna/
email: croceneranarchica[at]autistici.org


ABC/CNA Mexico / Cruz Negra Anarquista D.F.
website: www.abajolosmuros.org/
email: cna.mex[at]gmail.com


ABC Ghent
website: https://abcgent.squat.net/
email: abcamsterdam[at]riseup.net

ABC Nijmegen Tweede Walstraat 21, 6511 LN, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
website: https://abcgent.squat.net/
email: abcnijmegen[at]riseup.net


CNA/ABC Peru/South America
website: http://cnaperu.blogspot.com.es/
email: cnaperu[at]gmail.com


ABC/ACK Poznan
website: www.ack.most.org.pl/
email: ack[at]rozbrat.org

ABC/ACK Warsaw
email: ack.waw[at]autistici.org
website: www.facebook.com/anarchistyczny.czarny.krzyz?fref=ts


ABC Russia
website: https://avtonom.org/en/anarchist-black-cross

ABC Moscow
website: www.facebook.com/abcmoscow
prisoners listings: https://wiki.avtonom.org/en/index.php/Prisoner_list
email: abc-moscow[at]avtonom.org

ABC St. Petersburg


CNA/ABC Mediterráneo-Sur
website: www.cna-m.blogspot.com
email: cnam[at]nodo50.org

CNA/ABC Porto Alegre
website: http://cnapoa.wordpress.com
email: cnapoa[at]riseup.net


ABC Stockholm/Malmo
ABC, Box 4081, 102 62 Stockholm
website: www.facebook.com/anarchistblackcross.stockholm
email: abc-stockholm[at]anarkisterna.com


Black Pigeons Collective
website: http://blackpigeons.noblogs.org/
email: blackpigeon[at]riseup.net

Rote Hilfe Schweiz
website: http://rotehilfech.noblogs.org/
email: rotehilfe[at]]aufbau.org


ABC-Federation USA:
website: www.abcf.net/

Los Angeles ABCF:
website: www.abcf.net/losangeles/
email: la[at]abcf.net

South Brooklyn ABCF
website: http://sbrooklynabcf.wordpress.com/
email: brooklynabcf[at]riseup.net

website: http://nycabc.wordpress.com/
email: nycabc[at]riseup.]net
NYC ABC have a particualry comprehensive and up to date blog which we recommend, together with their fortnightly news collating and update download page.

Other US ABC Groups:
Bay Area ABC
website: http://bayareaabc.noblogs.org/

Denver ABC
website: http://denverabc.wordpress.com/
email: denverabc[at]rocketmail.com

North American ABC Medical Justice Committee
website: http://abcmedicaljustice.wordpress.com/
email: abcmedicaljustice[at]riseup.net

Portland ABC
website: http://pdxabc.com/
email: portlandabc[at]riseup.net

Other North American Prisoner Support Groups:

Books Beyond Bars (Canada) is a local initiative that goes into the women’s section of the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside.

Book Through Bars (USA) is an all-volunteer non-profit organisation located Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that distributes free books and educational materials to prisoners in seven states.

East Bay Prisoner Support:
Bay Area anarchist organisation for anti-repression and resistance.
email: info[at]hgabc.net

Jericho Movement:
US based prisoner support and struggle coalition. Holds links to info on many black liberation prisoners.
email: jihadabdulmumit[at]gmail.com

North American ELP:
North American Earth Liberation Prisoners Support Network, NA-ELPSN, POB 50082 Eugene, OR 97405,USA.
email: naelpsn[at]tao.ca

NYC Antifa
Has a comprehensive list of global anti-fascist prisoners.
email: nycantifa[at]riseup.net

Open Door Books (Canada):
Books to prisoners organisation based in Montreal.

Prison Books Collective is a Chapel Hill/Durham, NC-based anti-prison group that sends hundreds of books to prisoners in North Carolina and Alabama each month.

Prison Justice:
In support of prisoners and prison justice activism in Canada.
email: info[at]prisonjustice.ca

Prisoner Correspondence Project:
North American support project for gay, queer, and trans prisoners.

Sacramento Prisoner Support PO Box 163126, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA.
email: sacprisonersupport[at]riseup.net

Other Useful Resources, etc.

Contra Info:
Very useful multilingual web resource.

Journal of Prisoners on Prison (USA):
Prisoner written, academically oriented and peer reviewed, non-profit journal.

Prison Activist Resource Center (USA):
A prison abolitionist group committed to exposing and challenging all forms of institutionalised racism, sexism, able-ism, heterosexism, and classism, specifically within the Prison Industrial Complex. Lots of resources and good links page.

US on-line communication resource for prisoners and ‘outside’ activists.

Los Angeles ABCF-run anarchist and class struggle prisoners listing wiki resource.

Prison Watch Network:
Dedicated to gathering documentation directly from prisoners, from media and other sources about prisons and prisoners' human rights abuses.

Publicacion Refractario:
Good web resource about anti-prison struggle (in Spanish).

Solitary Watch (USA):
A web-based resource documenting the widespread use of solitary confinement.