Assata Shakur’z 1998 open letter iz eerily relevant today

by Blue Telusma When President Obama announced a resumption in relations between the America and Cuba for the first time in over 50 years – many of us found ourselves asking “Will Cuba extradite Assata Shakur to the US?“ The new development between the two countries and the public’s concern for Shakur prompted us to take […]

The Black Pantherz Had the Right Idea

Who will Protect and Defend Black Life? by THANDISIZWE CHIMURENGA It’s kind of fitting that police officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo, murderers of Mike Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner in New York, were cleared of criminal wrong-doing in the last several weeks. The eruption of protest, activism and organizing in response to the […]

Chairman Shaka Zulu: Resistance iz the way forward

by Komrade Shaka Zulu We are faced with a high tide of militancy across the empire that is fundamentally different from anything I have witnessed in my lifetime. The Occupy movement was a different political animal that was primarily centered around privileged children who refused to join with the revolutionary struggle here and around the […]

Meeting Kommemoratez Chairman Fred Hampton

By a guest author With the 45th annual International Revolutionary Day on Dec. 4, people commemorated the 1969 assassination of Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton and Defense Captain Mark Clark by a Chicago Police Department/FBI/Illinois State’s Attorney’s Office death squad.  They held the IRD at Ground Zero, 2337 W. Monroe, where the deadly […]

COINTELPRO appeal dismissed by Nebraska Supreme Court without opinion

The Nebraska Supreme Court dismissed, without opinion, the post-conviction appeal of COINTELPRO target Mondo we Langa on Sept. 26. Mondo, former David Rice, was not given a hearing or even a written decision by the state high court. The perfunctory dismissal notice issued by the court only stated Mondo’s appeal was “time barred.” Forty-four years […]

Dear Assata: You Are More of a Woman than Amerika Told You

By Christine Ohenewah Recent news about the FBI’s latest addition to their Most Wanted Terrorist list and the strong recommendation of my mentor prompted me to pick up Assata Shakur’ s autobiography. Assata Olugbala Shakur was born JoAnne Deborah Byron on July 16, 1947, in Jamaica, New York.  Adapting an African name, she took on […]

Assata: The FBI’z most wanted woman

A new (2014) introduction to her autobiography William Gumede 2014-12-04, Issue 705 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93555 cc FW In this edited version of a new introduction to Assata Shakur’s autobiography, Prof Gumede points out that centuries of colonialism, slavery and apartheid have left a legacy of institutional racism, whereby dark skins are often instinctively prejudiced in societies across […]

There iz power in unity!

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington Revolutionary greetings, comrades and allies. “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed” is a Steve Biko quote favored by Comrade George Jackson, member of the original Black Panther Party. Comrades, for many months here in Texas, Comrade Rashid, our minister of defense, […]

Press Release: Annual International Revolutionary Day (IRD) December 4, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: JAMES SMITH PHONE: 773-256-9451 E-MAIL: We_Ride@aol.com   REENACTMENT OF THE UPCOMING MOVIE THE ASSASSINATION OF CHAIRMAN FRED HAMPTON SR. (Chicago, Illinois), – 12/4/14 – The annual International Revolutionary Day (IRD) commemoration of Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. of the Black Panther Party will begin at 12:00 noon with a reenactment of the […]