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- http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/printer_10737.shtml   (FinalCall.com) – 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 […]

GOOD FAITH, BAD FAITH – URGENT HOLIDAY UPDATE: MAROON’Z PROCESS OUT OF SOLITARY THWARTED BY PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONZ

It is with some surprise and sadness that we must report that once again the progress of wrongfully incarcerated Russell Maroon Shoatz has been delayed by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC), thereby continuing his over twenty years of torturous uninterrupted solitary confinement. On Thursday, December 19, 2013, prison officials at State Correctional Institution (SCI) […]

Fred Ho Cancer Diary No. 44: The Warrior Layz Down Hiz Sword

  Dear Beloved Friends, Colleagues, Warriors for Fred,   Fred has asked that I let you know his condition.  There is little to say but this:  Fred does not want to leave this life he loves, but here is nothing more to do – no treatments or medicines – and so he is giving up […]

Lawyers for Russell Maroon Shoatz submit request to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez

by Bret Grote Lawyers for Russell Maroon Shoatz submitted a communication to United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment Juan Mendez, requesting that he inquire into Shoatz’s nearly 30 years of solitary confinement within the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC). Shoatz is a 70-year-old former Black […]

Media Release Lawyerz for Russell Maroon Shoatz submit request to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture‏

Lawyers for Russell Maroon Shoatz submitted a communication to the United Nations Special Rapportuer on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Juan Mendez, requesting that he inquire into Shoatz’s nearly 30 years of solitary confinement within the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC). Shoatz is a 70-year-old, former Black Panther Party member who […]