For These Incarcerated Women, Print Sure Az Hell Ain’t Dead

by Maxwell Williams Cover of Issue 31 by Jenni Gann In the early 2000s, a group of women at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem, Oregon were reading over prison zines created by men. They identified with some topics—racist treatment, guard brutality, human rights violations—but began to realize that the zines failed to address specific issues that […]

Why Iz the FBI Still Chasing Black Panther Assata Shakur?

By Tshepo Mokoena Image via New Jersey Department of Corrections Activist Assata Shakur is lying low. Somewhere in Cuba, the 67-year-old African American—born JoAnne Chesimard—is still hiding out, 40 years after she was branded a fugitive. Shakur was a prominent female member of the Black Panthers and the Black Liberation Army, and became the subject […]

Analytical Shortcomingz of the Left w Dhoruba bin-Wahad

Extending our earlier discussion of Herman Wallace and the Political Context of Black Self-Defense Dhoruba bin-Wahad continued with this frank – and highly explicit* – discussion of the shortcomings of many current strategies chosen by those looking to free political prisoners.  Our conversation picks up with bin-Wahad discussing Alice Walker and much of what he sees […]

A PROFESSIONAL REVOLUTIONARY

 By Zayd Malik Shakur To those of us who have dedicated our lives to the liberation of Black people, who have dared to say, “We shall have our freedom or the earth will be leveled by our attempts to gain it,” death is a common occurrence. It is something we had to accept, for we […]

Today’z activistz should heed the story of Assata Shakur

  State surveillance is justified by saying ‘the innocent have nothing to fear’, but renewed attempts to capture Shakur show we cannot be complacent by   Kwesi Shaddai ‘Assata Shakur was convicted in 1977 by a jury filled with relatives, partners and friends of state troopers, and sentenced to life imprisonment.’ Photograph: NY Daily News via […]

The art of surviving in solitary confinement

  Artist Ojore Lutalo was released from New Jersey’s Trenton State Penitentiary on August 26, 2009, after spending 28 years in prison. He spent 22 of those years in solitary confinement in the Management Control Unit. In order to keep his sanity during his internment, Ojore followed a strict regimen of physical exercise, meditation, and study. Over […]

Support for Sundiata Acoli – Hearing in NJ Appellate Court tomorrow open to the public

  Peace Everyone, I am writing to share a legal update regarding Sundiata Acoli. Tomorrow morning (on Wednesday, May 28th) his lawyer will present an argument on his behalf in NJ Appellate Court. This is in response to the NJ State parole board’s continued denial of Sundiata’s release after serving 40 years in prison and […]

Effortz to Extradite Black Panther Leader Intensify

From New Frank Talk: Former political prisoner and member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, Assata Shakur is still being aggressively perused by her former captors, over three decades after her escape from prison. In their newest attempt to imprison Assata Shakur, New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram and State Police Superintendent […]

SAFC Update: Sundiata Parole Board and Appeal Hearing

  http://www.sundiataacoli.org/safc-update-sundiata-parole-board-and-appeal-hearing-748 Greetings supporters and friends of Sundiata Acoli, Thanks to all who participated in Haikus for Sundiata, a day to post haikus inspired by Sundiata on social media! We received hundreds of haikus. You can read them by searching facebook and twitter under the hashtag #Haikus4Sundiata. We will also be compiling them soon, so […]

No Visitz until Further Notice

Letter to the families of the Cuban Five By Alicia Jrapko, the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five On Saturday December 21, Bill Hackwell and I drove 700 kilometers down the rich Central Valley of California, then over a road through a mountain pass that took us to the high Mojave Desert […]