“Government’z Arsenal to Destroy Revolutionariez”: Political Imprisonment Persistz

By Maya Schenwar http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25695-governments-arsenal-to-destroy-revolutionaries-political-imprisonment-persists Through recounting the incarceration of activists fighting for black liberation, Native American sovereignty, Puerto Rican independence, economic justice, the abolition of nuclear weapons and more, author Dan Berger illustrates how imprisonment serves as a political tool deployed by the state to maintain the status quo. Defining “political prisoner” is a risky […]

SAVE THIS DATE: 12 Sept. Event in Solidarity with Imam Jamil Al-Amin

  As Gaza and Ferguson challenge us to rise up … We present an evening of LOVE AND RESISTANCE for IMAM JAMIL AL-AMIN (formerly H. Rap Brown)   Imam Jamil Al-Amin is facing serious illness in a prison hospital in North Carolina. We must wage a campaign to ensure that he is not returned to solitary […]

Action still needed to break the fraternal order of police censorship in Oakland!

Protest Now! No To Police Censorship of Mumia and Teachers!  Reinstate the Urban Dreams Website! Action Still Needed! Please send messages to the School Board! – Scroll down for School Board addresses – Here’s what happened: Under pressure from the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)—operating through a friendly publicity agent called Fox News—the Oakland Unified School […]

Dallas: armed demo in solidarity with Ferguson

Taking advantage of Texas’ open carry law, a gun club named after one of the founders of the Black Panther Party marched in Dallas on Wednesday to protest against police brutality, KTXA-TV reported. Around two dozen members of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club carried rifles and red, black and green flags as they marched […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“Prison is a second-by-second assault on the soul, a day-to-day degradation of the self, an oppressive steel and brick umbrella that transforms seconds into hours and hours into days.” -Mumia Abu-Jamal Related articles Mumia Abu Jamal: When Children Are the Enemy “Celebration and Resistance” by Mumia Abu-Jamal Mumia Abu Jamal- Re-sentencing Appeal Denied Free Mumia […]

Prison Radio Kommentariez

Art by Prison Radio Correspondent Kevin “Rashid” Johnson  Prison Radio Essays “Bad Massacres & Good Massacres”  (2:24) Mumia Abu-Jamal Listen “The Palestinianization of Blacks in the U.S.”  Kerry Shakaboona Marshall Listen   “One, Two, Three Fergusons”  (2:11) Mumia Abu-Jamal Listen   “Night of Pain, Night of Rage”  (2:07) Mumia Abu-Jamal Listen   “War and False Peace”  (2:58) […]

Prison Radio Kommentariez

Art by Prison Radio Correspondent Kevin “Rashid” Johnson  P “Bad Massacres & Good Massacres”  (2:24) Mumia Abu-Jamal Listen “The Palestinianization of Blacks in the U.S.”  Kerry Shakaboona Marshall Listen   “One, Two, Three Fergusons”  (2:11) Mumia Abu-Jamal Listen   “Night of Pain, Night of Rage”  (2:07) Mumia Abu-Jamal Listen   “War and False Peace”  (2:58) Mumia […]

SB 260: Don’t deny yourself a chance at life

by Kevin Curley There may be hope after all. Back in 1995, I was a juvenile, tried as an adult, tried and convicted of first degree murder. Everything in my case attracted corruption from the LAPD – not allowing my mother to be present in the interrogating room to me being railroaded and unjustly convicted […]

Rep. John Lewis on the time he was sent to prison for using a ‘white’ restroom

by Dara Lin On July 7th, 1961, John Lewis was released from Parchman Penitentiary in Mississippi after 37 days in prison on a charge of “disorderly conduct” — that is, refusing to follow segregation law. Lewis was a civil-rights leader with the Southern Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and he and other activists (black and white) spent […]

Profiting Off Misery

by Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones Private prisons today are nothing more than a return to the monstrous rackets of the past. In an era of budget shortfalls and market-based solutions, the American penal system is quickly becoming a for-profit enterprise. Private prisons, once an isolated and temporary solution meant to house low-level inmates, incarcerate eighteen times more people than they […]