Anti-establishment news, analysis and culture from Evansville, Indiana
Prisoner David Hooker of Evansville shares his account of a traumatic transfer from Indiana State Prison to Vanderburgh County Confinement Center. According to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff, the county will transfer 80 inmates in early April for a total of 170 Vanderburgh County inmates housed in 9 or 10 facilities throughout the region.
In the past six months, EPD officer Samuel SeDoris shot and killed Douglas Kemp; officer Jackie Smith shot Vincent Bufkin, who survived; and officer Kenny Dutschke shot Ricky Ard. All officers face no charges or disciplinary actions.
Inmate exposes conditions of staying in his cell for 24 hours a day, interacting with ‘overworked,’ ‘nasty,’ and ‘mean’ correctional officers, paying fees for sick calls and medicine, and his grievances and complaints ‘falling on deaf ears.’"
Indiana prisoner Shaka Shakur speaks about his successful hunger strike in November 2017 as well as repression related to an alleged incident, for which he's scheduled to go to trial in March 2018.
In the first of a series on the Vanderburgh County jail as experienced by inmates, Jacqueline Neugebohrn talks about mental illness, addiction, and jail conditions.
Evansville event drew attention to issues within the prison system, encouraged correspondence with and support of prisoners, and fostered dialog about a world without prisons.
Banners in support of J20 defendants appear throughout Evansville.
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Benefit for Standing Rock highlights protest tactics and ways of protecting against police violence.
Dí Lucid speaks about his new album, coming up as a white kid in a mostly black hip-hop crew, living with mental illness and the Evansville hip-hop scene.
A first-hand account of #NoDAPL resistance in Iowa with the Mississippi Stand protest camp.
Statistics indicate dangerous levels of pollutants in Evansville. How can people resist and disrupt the system that perpetuates this?
An analysis of who is picking the President, what it means to us, and alternative ways of organizing ourselves
A report on the recent transformation of a local coffeeshop into an interactive exploration of the question 'What constitutes a prison?'
Please call Wabash Valley Superintendent and Indiana DOC Commissioner to protest the ongoing torture of inmates in disciplinary segregation at WVCF
An Evansvillian's memoir account of a direct action taken in Keokuk, IA, at a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site.
September 27th benefit for Anastazia Schmid, a researcher, anarchist, and activist who is serving a 50-year sentence for the murder of her abusive male partner.
A reflection on the struggle against pipelines in North Dakota and the struggle for our lives in Evansville and everywhere.
This week on Kite Line Radio: Updates on the ongoing prison strike as well as an interview on the recent riot in Vanderburgh County Jail.
A commentary and interviews about the monthly Critical Mass bike ride in Evansville, IN.
Individuals and LGBTQA+* groups in the tri-state area have expressed concern and outrage after Little Egypt Veterinary Clinic in Marion, IL, posted this sign in early September.
A list highlighting actions taken regionally in association with the September 9th nationwide prison strike.
An analysis of the police murder of Daniel Wooters and the potential role of the white working class in the movement against police terror.
The Evansville Police Department released body camera footage on Friday, September 1st of Evansville cops shooting and killing Daniel Wooters, 38.
In 1948 at the Bucyrus-Erie plant on the west side of Evansville the workers went on strike with the demands of higher wages, a closed shop, and increased agency in the functioning of the shop floor.
A banner in support of the upcoming national prison strike appeared over the Lloyd Expressway in Evansville on Monday morning.
In late July, Covance Inc., a contract research organization with a facility in Evansville, was fined for four violations of the U.S. Animal Welfare Act relating to the deaths of thirteen monkeys in 2014.
An explanation of Bakken's boring process and waste products and Mississippi Stand's most recent successful shutdown of boring operations
Rebellions hit the Vanderburgh County Jail and the Henry County Jail in the first week of August.
On Wednesday, August 17, supporters gathered at PG to raise money for Casey Brezik and increase awareness of inhumane prison conditions.
"Just because those of us in rural middle America often find ourselves disconnected from the struggle that oftentimes finds itself playing out in the cities doesn’t mean that we cannot be inspired to take on creative actions in our own locales and find each other..."
Anti-racists and anti-fascists in the Indiana area, and from around the country, went to work to counter the scheduled event.
The MMPI personality test, which is used by the Evansville Police Department, is flawed in that it is difficult to tell the difference between psychopaths and cops--both are "sensation-seekers, authoritarian, and take-charge individuals..."
Sulfur dioxide emissions from one power plant have increased by 165% over four years despite stricter EPA regulations. Event small amounts of sulfur dioxide can cause respiratory issues and asthma symptoms.
Evansville could spend $8 million to demolish up to 2,000 structures over the next several years in an effort to "fight against blight." The city aims to give homes to an organization that will demolish them and try to sell the empty property to developers.
Sixty years ago, Evansville city officials forced residents to vacate their homes on Pigeon Creek. City officials ordered the Evansville Fire Department to burn the homes after the evictions.
"...data showed that blacks overall were about twice as likely as other races to be detained and that blacks were more than six times as likely to be detained for drug offenses - even though they were arrested for such crimes less often than whites..."
The Evansville Letters to Prisoners working group will present art and writings by anarchist prisoner and hopeful astronaut Casey Brezik at PG coffee house in Evansville at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17.