Robert C. Fuentes, ‘poet, jailhouse lawyer and humanitarian in the hunger strikez,’ diez of CDCr medical neglect

by Mary Ratcliff Robert Fuentes was an award-winning poet and essayist. PEN America awarded him the Dawson Prize in fiction in the 2010 Prison Writing Contest for a piece titled “Lessons,” which is published at, and begins: “Well, I originally contemplated about trying to sugarcoat what I had to say; but in the end, […]

Federal Judge Rulez Detroit Residentz Have No “Fundamental Right” to Water

By Jerry White Global Research, September 30, 2014 World Socialist Web Site In a ruling Monday, US bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes threw out a motion to stop mass water shutoffs in Detroit, declaring that city residents had no “fundamental right” to water service. The ruling sanctioned the city’s brutal policy, which has terminated service to […]

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 […]

Herman Ferguson Memorial Service

The memorial service for Baba Herman Ferguson will take place Saturday, 04 October 2014, 1:30PM, at: Steven L. Lyons Funeral Home 1515 New Bern Avenue Raleigh NC  27611   919-831-2596 Phone Moments of visitation with the family, 1-1:30, prior to the service. Friends, comrades and well-wishers are encouraged to share a memory or leave a […]

Baba Sundiata Acoli, Man Who Murdered State Trooper, To Be Released On Parole

UNITED STATES – MAY 15: Murder suspect Clark Edward Squire of the Black Panthers is convicted. (Photo by Frank Hurley/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) | New York Daily News Archive via Getty Images     A man convicted in the shooting death of a New Jersey state trooper in a crime that still […]

Zapata and the Zapatistaz: Today’z continuing struggle

by Chriss Garcia By 1910, Mexican President Porfirio Diaz solidified his place in the annals of Mexican history. As an elitist oligarch, he corruptly governed the country with a crony-ite unashamedness that was reinforced by the caudillo (chieftain-type strongman) support base he espoused. Under his presidency, the large landowners (latofundistas) and the haciendas increased, as […]

Unresolved hunger strike issuez: Five Core Demandz, 40 Supplemental Demandz and CDCR’z STG-SDP

by Todd Ashker, one of four PBSP-SHU prisoner reps To CDCR administrators Secretary Beard, Undersecretary Hoshino, Director Stainer, Associate Director Diaz, Pelican Bay State Prison Warden Ducart This memorandum is directed to the above CDCR administrators for the express purpose of respectfully reminding you about unresolved and continuing problematic issues relevant to our 2011-2014 Five […]

30 Year Anniversary of the Bombing: Planning Meeting in Philly

  MEETING: Wednesday Oct 8 6:30-8:30 pm Abiding Truth Ministries 57th & Washington (in Philly) How you can help: – Come to the meeting! – Help us find a place for food vendors on May 13. We need a location near 39th and Market. – Help us network and and find licensed food vendors who […]

27 Sept.: Celebration of Life of Yuri Kochiyama

​ There will be a memorial service for Yuri Kochiyama this Saturday, Sept 27th at the First Corinthians Baptist Church at 116th St. and A. C. Powell, Jr. Blvd.  It’s from 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Note: RSVP requested see below…   Here is a page on Facebook about the event:   IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, […]

California Women Prisonerz – SHU Deathz and Suicidez – Support Investigation

Please contact the politicians and CDCR representatives listed at the end of this press release to FAMILIES AND ADVOCATES CALL FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO MULTIPLE 2014 DEATHS AND SUICIDES AT CALIFORNIA INSTITUTION FOR WOMEN (CIW) Being in physical distress locked in a cell turns into a truly terrifying experience when you can hear the cops banter […]