Crime and Punishment

By Bomani Shakur “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” –Dostoyevsky If what Dostoyevsky says is true (and I believe it is), then America, which boast the largest prison population in the world, is perhaps the most uncivilized country there is. A bold statement, I know, especially coming […]

Progressive Struggles against Insidious Capitalist Individualism: Interview with Angela Davis

by Frank Barat [Angela Davis in 2006. Image by Nick Wiebe.] In this interview, Angela Davis, and activist, teacher, author, and icon of the Black Power movement, talks about the linkages among global struggles. Touching upon black feminism, the importance of the collective, Palestine, the prison-industrial complex, and much more, Professor Davis expounds on the […]

We Need A New People’z Army w/ Open Linez

Download Podcast Tonight we will be discussing a piece written by Zak Brown days after the rebellions in Ferguson kicked off and the need to create a clandestine People’s Army to combat police murdering members of the community and allowed to get away with those murders. Will also have an urgent update to share about political […]

Still fundraising for First District Plaza

ONA MOVE, Everybody. As you know by now, we are hard at work planning our 30 year commemoration of the bombing of our family for May 13, 2015. We have a venue, First District Plaza. This venue is Black owned and when the sister that runs this venue heard that I was quoted a price […]

An American Fascism – Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (5/8)

Mr. Conway says, by targeting the Panthers, the FBI and other state and local agencies were functioning as a national secret police. That was COINTELPRO; it carries on under The Patriot Act. Related articles 44 Years in Prison, Still a Revolutionary – Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (1/8) COINTELPRO 101, the documentary Lessons for […]

Reality Assertz Itself – Eddie Conway Part 4 /8

“The State Targeted the Panthers Because We Were Socialists, Not Because We Were Armed” – Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (4/8) Mr. Conway says the Panthers were also a threat because they recognized the humanity of and worked with all ethnic groups, not because they were carrying weapons Related articles “The State Targeted the […]

Update on Imam Jamil Al-Amin’z Medical Condition

Reg. No. 99974-555 Date:    September 15, 2014 For two months, Imam Jamil Al-Amin has undergone tests at the Butner FMC as a result of our successful campaign to have him transferred out of the Florence ADX to the federal medical center.  The campaign was necessary to bring attention to his failing medical health that […]

National debate over solitary confinement putz spotlight on Angola inmate’s 35 yearz in ‘the hole’

When Kenny “Zulu” Whitmore reaches out, arms open wide, he can touch the opposite walls of his 6-foot by 9-foot cell. His cot takes up nearly half the space. There’s a sink-and-toilet unit, a rusty mirror, a small ventilation duct—and little else. Three days a week, a guard comes by, shackles Whitmore in a waist […]