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 […]

Join Ramona Africa in Philadelphia 4 The MOVE family 30 year commemoration

ONA MOVE, my friends.  As you no doubt know, May 13, 2015 marks 30 years since the unconscionable bombing and murder of my MOVE family by the US government.  We don’t intend to allow officials or anybody else to forget what happened that day or what is really behind it- our unrelenting fight for the […]

If North Korean Prisonz Konstitute Crimez Against Humanity, so too do Amerika’z

  Based on its 400 page report on prison conditions in North Korea (NK), a special United Nations (UN) commission created under the auspices of the United States, has condemned (NK) as an evil human rights violator.1) The report claims to draw on the testimonies of victims and witnesses to decades (NK) prison practices. Because […]

Last 2 dayz to see musical with Mumia performing

The last two performances of this New York City International Fringe Festival production are Monday, 8/18, at 3 pm and Friday, 8/22, at 9:15. Mumia is a “guest” performer via phone recording.  Related articles Mumia Abu Jamal: When Children Are the Enemy Things to Know About the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Prison Radio Kommentariez 44 Dayz […]

NIGHT OF PAIN – NIGHT OF RAGE

(col. writ. 8/11/14) © ’14 Mumia Abu-Jamal Once again, a Black unarmed youth has been killed by a cop. And while the facts surrounding the shooting are presently unclear, what is clear is that a cop shot 18 year old Michael Brown 8 times. According to at least one eyewitness, Brown was shot as he stood with […]

Calls mounting in US for release of Afrikan-Amerikan Imam

Calls are growing in the US for the release of Jamil Abdullah al-Amin, a jailed African-American Imam 8/15/2014 Audio interview here: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/15/375358/wife-release-imam-suffering-cancer/ The 70-year-old Imam, who has been held in the United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility since 2007, is suffering from a rare form of blood cancer. ADX Florence or the Alcatraz of the […]

Yuri Kochiyama Presente!

It is with great love and respect for our recently transitioned sister, comrade, and friend, YURI KOCHIYAMA, a heroic long distance revolutionary, who spread her love across continents and was always there, that we announce tributes to her on the West Coast and in New York.  The one in the city is scheduled for Saturday, […]