UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination callz out USA on political prisonerz

Download Podcast Tonight we will welcome human rights activist Efia Nwangaza and Jihad Abdul-Mumit. Jihad Abdul-Mumit, a former political prisoner, is the National Chairperson of The Jericho Movement, which filed a complaint about political prisoners in the United States with the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination at the United Nations. The Jericho Movement […]

Racism treaty committee callz on Obama administration to explain black prisonerz

Michael Richardson COINTELPRO Examiner August 30, 2014 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination issued its “Concluding Observations” on Aug. 29 over United States progress to end racism. The report, prepared for the United Nations, requests the American government to account for COINTELPRO prisoners who remain incarcerated. In a nod to diplomacy, reference to […]

Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa: Worse than Pelican Bay

by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa (R.N. Dewberry) This place is worse than Pelican Bay State Prison in so many ways. I’ll start sending updates on corruption and racism against prisoners who have been placed in Steps 3 and 4 of these keepers’ Step Down Program (SDP). The DRB (Departmental Review Board) lies to the public. Prisoners […]

Ending hostilitiez means no more violence on the yardz – period!

by Pablo Pina I believe that a lot of racial tension in California prisons comes from this: The end of hostilities is being misinterpreted. It’s not that all these young prisoners are just going into the prison system and running wild. No, I doubt that is the real problem, especially in regards to the Mexican […]

Yuri, Tupac, and a Harlem House

Yuri Kochiyama painting by Sahra Vang Nguyen. One of my favorite stories about Yuri is also about Tupac. In an event curated by the late Fred Ho in celebration of Diane Fujino’s 2005 book release of the biography Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama, Laura Whitehorn spoke of the activist harbor that […]

Back from Ferguson activistz Rosa Clemente & Russell Shoats III

Download Podcast Rosa Clemente, an activist and former Green Party VP candidate will speak to us about the police terrorism she and others suffered while protesting in Ferguson, Missouri on August 20,2014. She told Ebony online that “officers swooped in on us from all directions and locked us down. The threats, their eyes, postures, weaponry […]

Patsy Chavis: The Willie Lynch of Tabor CI

by a North Carolina prisoner August 2014 permalink Here in Tabor Correctional Institution in North Carolina, the officers/facility heads use a method that can be compared to the methods of Mr. Willie Lynch, who was a business man who had an affinity with “breaking slaves” in the Jim Crow south. Patsy Chavis is the facility […]

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 […]

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 […]