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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘LIBERATION OR GANGSTERISM’ – BY RUSSEL ‘MAROON’ SHOATZ , EX BLACK LIBERATION ARMY / PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONER BREAKS IT DOWN

‘LIBERATION OR GANGSTERISM’ – BY RUSSEL ‘MAROON’ SHOATZ , EX BLACK LIBERATION ARMY / PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONER BREAKS IT DOWN Short introduction – problematics of gangsterism in revolutionary praxis The following is an article I came across in the excellent one volume collected writings of the elder revolutionary brother Russell Maroon Shoatz. A towering revolutionary […]

Nov. 19, 1969: Memberz of the Black Pantherz visit U of A

By Chris Zdeb, Edmonton Journal   Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton was shot dead by police while asleep in his Chicago apartment, two weeks after he spoke to University of Alberta students in Edmonton. Photograph by: Supplied , Edmonton Journal EDMONTON – Three members of the Black Panther movement on a tour of Western […]

November 20, 2014: Albert’s Overturned Conviction Upheld in Unanimous Decision

n We are thrilled and honored to announce that just hours ago, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Brady’s 2013 ruling overturning Albert’s conviction for a third time in a 3-0, unanimous decision (View the official court ruling here.) Though the courts have finally ruled in the interest of justice, it may still […]