Amerika’z fortress of blood: The death of George Jackson and the birth of the prison-industrial complex

In 1971, activist George Jackson was mysteriously killed in San Quentin prison — a tragedy repeated time and again Dan Berger   (Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson) A young black man gunned down by law enforcement. His body is then left outside for four hours. The shocking gore of the situation sparks countless protests around the country […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

 Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings. to convert the population into spedi,ens in a zoo – obedient to our keepers. but dangerous to each other.   Angela Davis Related articles Angela Davis on Palestine and the Prison Industrial Complex Hurry! Reserve your ticketz to the Free Angela Davis screening NOW! Angela Davis […]

BROTHERZ (1977)

Bernie Casey (Hit Man, Cleopatra Jones), Vonetta McGee (Blacula, Thomasine & Bushrod), Ron O’Neal (Superfly), John Lehne,  Stu Gilliam, Renny Roker,  Owen Pace.  Comrade George Jackson, a Freedom Fighter, Black Panther, Black Guerrilla Family. His legacy and his teaches live on, but are there any films that highlight his life? Hard to find, and not promoted […]

From Freedom Summer to Black August

San Quentin prison (Gino Zahnd/Flickr) By Dan Berger This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Freedom Summer, when thousands of mostly white college students from around the country traveled to Mississippi to contest segregation at its most violent source. Commemorations of the momentous civil rights campaign appropriately highlight the black political participation that has grown […]

RUCHELL MAGEE AND BLACK AUGUST 2014

  2014 marks the 44th anniversary of the Marin Courthouse Slave Rebellion and the 35th anniversary of Black August, first organized in 1979 to honor our fallen freedom fighters, Jonathan and George Jackson, Khatari Gaulden, James McClain, William Christmas, and the sole survivor of the August 1970 Courthouse Rebellion, Ruchell Cinque Magee. A time to […]

Knowledge Session: Who Waz George Jackson?

by: Rishma Dhaliwal Tags: George Jackson, knowledge, Knowledge Session In 1960, at the age of eight­een, George Jack­son was accused of steal­ing $70 from a gas sta­tion in Los Angeles. Though there was evid­ence of his inno­cence, his court-appointed law­yer main­tained that because Jack­son had a record (two pre­vi­ous instances of petty crime), he should […]

George Lester Jackson – New Video (and Audio)

This extraordinary video is from a 16mm film “work print” made in 1971–1972, and includes interviews with George Jackson, Georgia Jackson (George and Jonathan Jackson’s mother) and Angela Davis, while she was still in the Marin County Courthouse Jail, before her acquittal. We have not been able to identify the other prisoners. As you will […]

Black August Memorial, Black August Resistance

by Shiva Bhairava Black August Memorial (BAM) is a 31-day salute to New Afrikan Revolutionary Nationalists (NARN) who advanced and improved our struggle for New Afrikan liberation. BAM is important to me because we get the honor of uniting with the NARN. We get a chance to prove our level of endurance, dedication and commitment […]

BLACK AUGUST: THE TRUE HISTORY, CULTURE AND PRACTICE

By Mama Ayanna Mashama Each year officially since 1979 we have used the month of August to focus on the oppressive treatment of our brothers and sisters disappeared inside the state run gulags and concentration camps America calls prisons. It is during this time that we concentrate our efforts to free our mothers, fathers, sisters, […]

RESISTANCE: THE ORIGIN OF BLACK AUGUST

Black August originated in the California penal system to honor fallen Freedom Fighters, Jonathan Jackson, George Jackson, William Christmas, James McClain and Khatari Gaulden. Jonathan Jackson was gunned down outside the Marin County California courthouse on August 7, 1970 as he attempted to liberate three imprisoned Black Liberation Fighters: James McClain, William Christmas and Ruchell […]