February 15, 2012 by Sanyika Shakur, s/n Kody Scott Robert Williams, who first came to prominence as president of the Monroe, N.C., NAACP, later wrote “Negroes with Guns” and advocated Black self-defense. Friends of both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, Robert and his wife Mabel lived in exile for many years, traveling the world […]

Glen Ford: Black Agenda Report: Mass Black Incarceration: Damn Right, We Charge Genocide

Revolution Books presents A Talk by Carl Dix Mass Incarceration + Silence = Genocide Saturday, February 18  4pm   Free Admission The Riverside Church, Assembly Hall, 490 Riverside Drive NYC http://blackagendareport.com/content/mass-black-incarceration-damn-right-we-charge-genocide Mass Black Incarceration: Damn Right, We Charge Genocide Tue, 02/14/2012 – 21:38 — Glen Ford A Black Agenda Report commentary by Glen Ford The United […]

2/21 Albany Occupy Prisons Action for ending PP Jalil Muntaqim’s solitary confinement!

NOTE: The Free Mumia Coalition will be driving up to Albany for this Occupy Prisons Action, call our hotline if you want to join us.  212 330-8029   Justice For Jali!   End Prison Abuse and Solitary Confinement!   Attica “Correctional” Facility, January 23, 2012.   Jalil Anthony Bottom, a former Black Panther, was sentenced […]

Kevin Rashid Johnson has been moved to Oregon!

Friends, Rashid called Prison Radio today with this new info. He was transferred to Oregon. Guards came to his Wallens Ridge cell, shackled him and put him in a van (or ?) and drove him for two days (not telling him where he was going) to Wilsonville, Oregon, where he has been in a “holding […]

The Challenge of Black Nationalism

One of the biggest challenges African people face in America is to rejuvenate Black Nationalist thinking as struggle to determine for ourselves as a people what is in our best collective interests. There are far too many African people in this country who think what is good for other people should be good for us. […]

Remembering the Real Dragon- An Interview with George Jackson May 16 and June 29, 1971

Interview by Karen Wald and published in Cages of Steel: The Politics Of Imprisonment In The United States (Edited by Ward Churchill and J.J. Vander Wall) Karen Wald: George, could you comment on your conception of revolution? George Jackson: The principle contradiction between the oppressor and oppressed can be reduced to the fact that the […]

Justice makes a nation great

by Michael Zaharibu Dorrough Zaharibu, who has been in isolation for 23½ years, was “validated” as a “gang member” and condemned to solitary confinement for having this classic and four other books by renowned authors in his cell and sharing them with other prisoners. Prison authorities labeled these books “gang material.” I read once that […]

From bad to worse by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, called the new George Jackson

Transferred from Red Onion to Wallens Ridge State Prison by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson Rashid Johnson On Jan. 20, 2012, I was transferred from Virginia’s Red Onion to Wallens Ridge State Prison. This transfer came on the heels of a Dec. 12, 2011, incident where a large portion of my hair was ripped out by a […]

From Pelican Bay: CDCR to offset prison population cut by putting more men in solitary

Three letters from core hunger strike organizers: Todd Ashker, Mutope Duguma (James Crawford), Arturo Castellanos by Todd Ashker Displaying his banner on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on June 17, 2011, poet and former political prisoner – member of the San Quentin 6 – Bato Talamantez was among the first Bay Area activists […]

A Survivor’s Manual for Solitary Confinement: Self-Destruction to the Reconstruction of Self

My Path to Redemption By Kijana Tashiri Askari 2011 “Prisons do not disappear problems, they disappear human beings.” -Angela Davis I’ve been in prison for the past 20 years, 17 of which has been consecutively spent in the security housing unit (e.g. “the SHU”) which is a euphemism for solitary confinement.  However, 20 years prior […]