California inmatez win class-action status over race-based treatment

  By Paige St. John July 24, 2014 http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-ff-prison-race-lawsuit-20140724-story.html A federal judge in Sacramento on Wednesday awarded class-action status to California prison inmates who allege that their rights are violated by what they say are widespread instances of race-based punishment. Prison officials acknowledge they respond to outbreaks of violence by ordering sanctions, including sweeping lockdowns, […]

Andy Lopez inspirez the people to rise up, to defend! educate! resist!

  by Jose H. Villarreal Written July 9, 2014 –Yesterday word came out that Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch would not be prosecuting the cop who shot the young Chicano Andy Lopez dead. The D.A. said something to the effect that the cop was correct because he feared for his life. At 13 years […]

amerikan racism against people of colour (poc)

    Any of you remember seeing those old signs that would say “Whites  Only, No Colored”? This is exactly the same thing, now its  “Americans Only, No Mexicans”. Racism against Mexicans/Chicanos is alive and well in this country. Throughout the Southwest many businesses were owned by supporters of the KKK. That is not an […]

TOMORROW: HELP SHUT DOWN THE “LEGAL BRAIN” BEHIND THE ILLEGAL SHUT DOWN OF THE GUILLERMO MORALES -ASSATA SHAKUR CENTER @ CITY COLLEGE

The Campaign To Restore & Defend The Morales – Shakur Center TOMORROW: “SHUT EM’ DOWN” HELP SHUT DOWN  THE “LEGAL BRAINS” WHO WAS AND STILL IS  BEHIND THE  ILLEGAL SHUT DOWN; OF THE GUILLERMO MORALES – ASSATA SHAKUR COMMUNITY & STUDENT CENTER @ CITY COLLEGE11:00AM – 3:00PMCall, Text, Fax & E-mail CCNY Attorney Paul F. […]

How US Private Prisonz Are Making Millionz by Jailing Migrantz in Deplorable Conditionz

  Undocumented migrants have become easy cash cows for private prison companies. As states move for the first time in decades to address swollen prisoner populations, federal immigration detention centers are the new front in private prison corporations’ business strategy, and undocumented migrants their easy cash cows. Around the country there are 13 Criminal Alien Requirement […]

The Secret Relationz Between Blackz and Mexicanz

  By Diogenes Muhammad http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/Perspectives_1/blacks_and_mexicans_101472.shtml One-Drop Classification: one people forever united against oppression Colonial Mexico had the highest numbers of African slaves. Of the over one million casualties during the Mexican war of independence, most of them were Afro-Mexicans. Mexico’s commitment to harbor Black fugitive slaves triggered the Mexican-American war; she lost nearly 50 percent […]

The Rise of Carceral Humanism and Non-Alternative Alternativez

  The Rise of Carceral Humanism and Non-Alternative Alternatives Repackaging Mass Incarceration by JAMES KILGORE Since my CounterPunch article last November which  assessed the state of the movement against mass incarceration, the rumblings of change in the criminal justice have steadily grown louder. Attorney General Eric Holder has continued to stream his mild-mannered critique by […]

Petty, Racially Biased Pot Bustz Continue in NYC

  By Mark Miller Earlier this week, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D) criticized New York City’s mayor and police commissioner for failing to keep their promise to reduce simple pot possession arrests, particularly of minorities. Rep Jeffries, who represents New York’s Eighth Congressional District in Brooklyn and Queens, said, “The new administration promised change, but instead, […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

  Pio Pico, Afro/Mexican governor of Mexican California Pio Pico Date: Tue, 1801-05-05 The birth of Pio de Jesus Pico in 1801 is marked on this date. He was an African/Native/Mexican-American businessman and politician. Pico was born in the San Gabriel Mission in Mexico, the son of a soldier, Jose Maria Pico. His father had […]

A Victory for New Mexico’s Chileros

      Chileros in New Mexico‘s famed green chile industry still frequently experience wage theft, despite the minimum-wage victory. (Joseph Sorrentino) Farmers must pay chile pickers 25 cents more per hour, state says. BY Joseph Sorrentino While the increase may be a modest one for workers, it’s far from insignificant for contratistas and growers. […]