33 Yearz of Resistance, and Still Going Strong!

Mumia’s message to all of us on the anniversary of his arrest Dear Brothers, Sisters, Friends and Comrades, On the Move       We gather together today in the spirit of resistance, and when we look around us we see that we are surrounded by that spirit:  the spirit of rebellion, the spirit of resistance, and […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

04/22/1739 In 1739: There was a major Slave Revolt in South Carolina.  The Stono Rebellion, sometimes called Cato’s Conspiracy or Cato’s Rebellion, was the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies prior to the American Revolution. Related articles The Stono Rebellion At The Intersection of The Stono Rebellion and Jenkins’s Bloody Ear – Or, Freedom […]

Religion, Rebellion & MOVE

The School for Professional & Community Development Presents: Religion, Rebellion & MOVE Wednesday, February 19, 2014 6 to 9:30 pm A Discussion Featuring: Cornel West, Ramona Africa & Mark Lewis Taylor Medgar Evers College Founders Auditorium 1650 Bedford Avenue For more info: 215-386-1165 • btown.raider@gmail.com To download a flyer, click on the image below

Louisiana Slave Uprising

Back in the day on January 8th, 1811, the largest slave revolt in U.S. history occurred in Louisiana as Charles Deslondes led an insurgent band of hundreds towards the city of New Orleans. Starting in Saint Charles and Saint James Parish in Louisiana, the rebelling slaves marched from plantation to plantation along the eastern bank […]

Attica Rebellion

Who were the Attica Brothers? Why did they seize control of the prison? What makes Attica important to the anti-prison movement today? Featuring historical materials from the Freedom Archives. Voices include: Frank ‘Big Black‘ Smith, Attica Brother and prison activist L.D. Barkley, Attica Brother killed during the re-taking of the prison Elizabeth Fink, attorney for […]

ATTICA: 41 Years Later

ATTICA: 41 Years Later [col. writ. 8/26/12] © ’12 Mumia Abu-Jamal     The name, Attica, has entered the lexicon of American culture, driven, in part, by the cinema performance in “Dog Day Afternoon”, when actor Al Pacino raised his fist and exclaimed, “Attica! Attica!”   Viewers immediately got the reference, for on Sept. 9, […]

“What Better Time Than Now?” New Piece on Gang and Prisoner Unity Published

li “What Better Time Than Now?” New Piece on Gang and Prisoner Unity Published June 8, 2012 The Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective is proud to have just published a new piece of prisoner’s writing on unity, truce efforts, and political consciousness in US gangs. The zine presents a number of interesting topics like the forming […]

Black Militancy: Notes From the Underground

If one were to examine closely the hegemonic discourses of black American history, one would be surprised to find a long history of militant armed struggle. Slave rebellions, urban “guerilla” insurgencies, rural defense leagues, are all part of a tapestry of black militant rebellion to subjugation. Rashad Shabazz Issue #71, December 2004 If one were […]

Zapatistas: 18 Years of Rebellion and Resistance

Another Way of Seeing the World Zapatistas: 18 Years of Rebellion and Resistance by MARCELA SALAS CASSANI Hundreds of activists and academics from around the world gathered at the International Seminar “Planet Earth: Anti-Systemic Movements” to discuss the importance of the 1994 Zapatista uprising on its 18th anniversary. In the context of the popular insurrections […]