Assata Shakur’z 1998 open letter iz eerily relevant today

by Blue Telusma When President Obama announced a resumption in relations between the America and Cuba for the first time in over 50 years – many of us found ourselves asking “Will Cuba extradite Assata Shakur to the US?“ The new development between the two countries and the public’s concern for Shakur prompted us to take […]

The Good Newz About Cuba iz Bad Newz for the FBI’z Most Wanted Woman

Photo by Flickr user dignidadrebelde. by Tasbeeh Herwees When President Obama announced that the U.S. was preparing to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday, the news provoked mixed reactions – opponents of the Castro government were dismayed and some Cuban immigrants celebrated, eager to return home. And yet, one name kept reappearing over and […]

“POLICE REFORM” Iz Not A Solution: Here’ss The Only ~ “NON-VIOLENT” ~ STRATEGIC ANSWER” To End Police Misconduct, Brutality, Murder & Terrorism!

“Police Reform”  Is Not A Solution Because Politically It Leaves The Same Racist National Police Union Controlled Institutional Structure & Terrorist Occupation Intact. – THIS IS THE ONLY  “Non-Violent”  ANSWER! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Decentralization, Mandatory Residency And The Completely Autonomous Community Control Of The Police & Public Safety A REAL Solution To Police Misconduct, Brutality & Murder […]

Dear Assata: You Are More of a Woman than Amerika Told You

By Christine Ohenewah Recent news about the FBI’s latest addition to their Most Wanted Terrorist list and the strong recommendation of my mentor prompted me to pick up Assata Shakur’ s autobiography. Assata Olugbala Shakur was born JoAnne Deborah Byron on July 16, 1947, in Jamaica, New York.  Adapting an African name, she took on […]

Assata: The FBI’z most wanted woman

A new (2014) introduction to her autobiography William Gumede 2014-12-04, Issue 705 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93555 cc FW In this edited version of a new introduction to Assata Shakur’s autobiography, Prof Gumede points out that centuries of colonialism, slavery and apartheid have left a legacy of institutional racism, whereby dark skins are often instinctively prejudiced in societies across […]

Why Don’t You Ever See TV Interviewz With Inmatez?

A Supreme Court decision 40 years ago this summer allowed states to block access to specific prisoners. What does that mean for freedom of the press and our justice system? Adrian Shirk Thierry Ehrmann/Flickr In 1972, Angela Davis was interviewed on film for television from the basement of the San Rafael County Prison. She was […]

There iz power in unity!

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington Revolutionary greetings, comrades and allies. “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed” is a Steve Biko quote favored by Comrade George Jackson, member of the original Black Panther Party. Comrades, for many months here in Texas, Comrade Rashid, our minister of defense, […]

Press Release: Annual International Revolutionary Day (IRD) December 4, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: JAMES SMITH PHONE: 773-256-9451 E-MAIL: We_Ride@aol.com   REENACTMENT OF THE UPCOMING MOVIE THE ASSASSINATION OF CHAIRMAN FRED HAMPTON SR. (Chicago, Illinois), – 12/4/14 – The annual International Revolutionary Day (IRD) commemoration of Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. of the Black Panther Party will begin at 12:00 noon with a reenactment of the […]