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Announcement :: Police and Prisons
Boston Anarchist Black Cross Officially Shuts Down
08 Feb 2016
After over two years of inactivity, Boston Anarchist Black Cross has officially called it quits. Former members came to the conclusion that the group was not revivable, and transferred all remaining funds to the current bottomliners of Prison Action News to help cover postage and printing expenses.
Boston ABC was started in April of 2003 and enjoyed a decade-long run of prisoner and legal support. Participants were instrumental in forming the the Northeast Anarchist Network (now also defunct), and starting Prison Action News (which lives on). Over the years the group maintained a zine distro, did basic legal research for prisoners, and for a time provided pen-pals to prisoners. They also raised money to bail out anarchists arrested at protests and conducted know-your-rights trainings.

Boston ABC was never a large group. Boston anarchists were generally supportive of ABC, but relatively few of them ever participated it it. In addition the group was plagued by constant turnover, as participants left town or moved on to other projects, a problem endemic to the Boston anarchist community. The last bottomliner was forced to step back for several reasons, and no one else came forward to take their place.

The Boston ABC blog will continue to host the Boston ABC zine distro and Prison Action News.

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