June 22, 2021
From Radical Glasgow (UK)

     Prisons are brutal, savage abominations on the face of humanity, citadels to state repression, they break people, they maim the mind and spirit of those enmeshed in their poisonous tentacles. All of this is known, all of this is meant to happen in these state institutions, cages, where the state deposits those it would term misfits in their society of order, submission and control. They also kill, some die in these institutions against humanity, some years later from the effects. Humanity should bow its head in shame for ever creating such hell holes, but more so for allowing them to exist in the 21st. century. The ashes of prisons will fertilise the freedom of humanity.

           We were shocked and saddened to learn of Cory Cardinal’s death from a suspected overdose this week, so we headed out late on the night of June 12th to paint the walls of our neighbourhood in his memory.
        Cory was a poet, writer, artist, and prison organizer from Sturgeon Lake First Nation. We came to know of him and his work during the Saskatchewan prison hunger strikes in the earlier days of the pandemic, when he acted as an organizer and did media work from inside while participating.
           Cory understood and articulated the connections between the systems of prison and colonialism and he fought, inside and out, to bring them both down.

In Cory’s words:
It is true we have been targeted as Aboriginal men by a racist system. Despite this epidemic of incarceration, our resilient community of modern Aboriginal warriors has survived by will and creative ambition to prevail over many an enemy of poverty, addiction, and racism to find community and belonging and acceptance in this mainstream model of humanity. It is not by our own standards, for we are an oppressed people.

        Our thoughts, solidarity, and love are with his family, friends, and comrades. We’ll continue to direct our rage towards prisons, colonialism, and this world that criminalizes and kills people who use drugs.

Carry Naloxone!


Long Live Cory!

– a couple white anarchists in Montréal

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Source: Radicalglasgowblog.blogspot.com