Razor Wire, Prison Cellz, and Black Panther Robert H. King’z Life of Resistance –An interview with filmmaker Ron Harpelle

  By Angola 3 News A new 40-minute documentary film by Canadian History Professor Ron Harpelle, entitled Hard Time, focuses on the life of Robert Hillary King, who spent 29 years in continuous solitary confinement until his conviction was overturned and he was released from Louisiana’s infamous Angola State Prison in 2001. Along with Herman […]

Attica Prison Liberation Faction, Manifesto of Demandz 1971

“WE are MEN! We are not beasts and do not intend to be beaten or driven as such. The entire prison populace has set forth to change forever the ruthless brutalization and disregard for the lives of the prisoners here and throughout the United States.” The Attica Prison riot of 1971 has been well documented […]

Men Feed the Machine that iz the Prison Industrial Complex

  We need to think about resistance to a system that incarcerates rather than rehabilitates    “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.” -Nelson Mandela   On the […]

End the Prison-Industrial Complex

               There are plenty of legitimate reasons to send someone to prison — deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation and so on — but profit is not among them. Unfortunately, it is an obscenely large reason that American prisons today house more inmates than any other country on this planet. If that doesn’t trouble you, it should. […]

Being A Man 2014 | Being a Black Man

  chocolattabrides: ‘What is it about Black men that makes them in western countries at least desire white women so much?, or at least choose to create Mixed Relationships so much? That’s not to say that there isn’t genuine love between some people that are black and some people that are white what I’m saying […]

Prison Slavery

  ““Don’t you know that slavery was outlawed?” “No,” the guard said, “you’re wrong. Slavery was outlawed with the exception of prisons. Slavery is legal in prisons.” I looked it up and sure enough, she was right. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution says: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime […]

Subversive Thought 4 Today

  “Abu Ghraib is not an aberration. Most u.s. prisoners instantly recognized amerika’s fingerprints all over Ghraib; they match its prints in u.s. police stations, jails and prisons. The Ghraib perversions trace a straight line back home to white amerika’s psychotic obsessions with the genitals of Blacks it lynched. The same perverted grins seen at […]

Kevin “Rashid” Johnson on Razor-Wire Plantationz in Texas

Razor Wire Plantations: Amerika’s Ongoing Addiction to Slavery, Cruelty and Genocide by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson Brutality by Design As was the focus of a recent article (1), the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has been recognized by the federal courts to be among Amerika’s most abusive prison systems, where a “culture of sadistic and […]

Women in Prison: How It Iz With Us

Assata Shakur / Joanne Chesimard published in The Black Scholar, April 1978 We sit in the bull pen. We are all black. All restless. And we are all  freezing.  When we ask, the matron tells us that the heating system cannot  be adjusted.  All of us, with the exception of a woman, tall and gaunt, […]