An Ongoing Cost To Be Free (2014)

  62 min – Documentary Russell Maroon Shoatz is a US held Black Unity Council and Black Liberation Army political prisoner. He has been in prison for over 40 years. This documentary tells the story of Russell Maroon Shoatz as told by his son Russell Shoatz III.  

SATURDAY: Rise Up to Free Maroon

  Dear Friends & Colleagues,   Please join the NYC Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz at a special event on Saturday, June 21st.  The freeing of Maroon Shoatz from decades’ long solitary confinement was one of Fred Ho’s last missions.  That was accomplished, but the work continues.  Please join the NYC Campaign and Scientific Soul […]

Sat., 6/21: Rise Up 4 Maroon! (Russell Maroon Shoatz)

  Please circulate widely: LET OUR ELDERS GO! The NYC Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz invites you to RISE UP FOR MAROON! Saturday, June 21, 2014 First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn 116 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM ALL AGES! (Childcare provided upon request – please let us know!) $10 […]

Support Political Prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz!

Monday, May 19th at 7pm 518 Valencia Street Support Political Prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz! Join us in welcoming Russell Shoatz III, Maroon’s son to the Bay Area Raphael Cohen – Maroon supporter poet and Palestine activist Hear an update on California prisoners’ struggles Russell Maroon Shoatz was released from solitary confinement for the first time […]

Scientific Soul Sessionz Reading List

l  Readings for the Soul: Women’s Liberation & Subsistence by Maria Mies Principles for the Revolutionary Matriarchy Society by Fred Ho Respect Our Mothers: Stop Hating Women by Russell Maroon Shoatz Bisexuality in the Blues by Marie Incontrera White Maroons by Fred Ho & Matt Meyer Racialized Punishment & Prison Abolition by Angela Davis Words as Borders, Words as […]

MAROON UPDATE: Rising like a Phoenix from tha Ashez

  Greetings Maroon Supporters, Thank you again for your steadfast support to the international movement to free Russell Maroon Shoatz.  His transfer from 22 years of solitary confinement into general population was the result of a coordinated strategy by Scientific Soul Sessions (SSS) and the Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz on artistic/cultural, political, and […]

Amerika’z War Against Black Power

    By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent-   ( – Human rights activists are calling on the government to grant amnesty and unconditional freedom to all political prisoners incarcerated because of COINTELPRO, a secret federal law enforcement program that destroyed Black and dissident organizations in the 1960s and 1970s. Men and women who sacrificed […]

MAROON UNCHAINED: A People’z Victory!

  For immediate release: February 21, 2014 The international movement to free political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz from solitary confinement has achieved an historic victory: on Thursday, February 20, 2014, Maroon stepped into general population for the first time in 22 years.  There is no doubt; this is a PEOPLE’S VICTORY! The coordinated efforts of […]

Keep Going Hard to Bring Maroon HOME!

Very dearest friends and supporters of Russell Maroon Shoatz,       YOU DID IT!       Your calls, letters and faxes have forced the administration at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) Graterford to move Maroon out of a feces-infested underground dungeon into a new cell, give him back all his personal property, and […]

Russell Maroon Shoatz: Resisting the “Spiritual Death” of Solitary Confinement

Guest Post by Kanya D’Almeida and Bret Grote “Control unit facilities cannot be allowed to exist,” writes Russell Maroon Shoatz in a piece called “Death by Regulation.” “They serve no purpose other than to dehumanize their occupants. Our collective welfare demands that we do everything within our power to bring about an end to this […]