State Prisonz Institute New Censorship Rulez

  Prisoners and prisoners’ rights advocates say the new regulations could result in bans on newspapers, magazines, letters, and inmate writings. By Toshio Meronek Last year, about 30,000 inmates staged a hunger strike in California prisons to protest subpar living conditions and the use of long-term solitary confinement. In response, the California Department of Corrections […]

Join the San Francisco Bay Area tour in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal and Lynne Stewart

Join Lynne Stewart and Pam Africa  Sunday, May 4, 6 pm reception; 7pm rally Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, between Broadway and Telegraph, Oakland Donation $10   Initial Bay Area Tour Schedule: Friday, May 2: San Francisco, Host: National Lawyers Guild, 6 pm 518 Valencia St., SF Saturday, May 3, Palo Alto, Host: Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, afternoon Saturday, […]

(Our Story): Black history of 504 sit-in for disability rightz: More than serving food – when will the healing begin?

by Leroy Moore Since I arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1991, I’ve listened and read many stories about the disability rights movement and the 1977 historic sit-in at the Federal Building in San Francisco to get the government to pass strong regulations to implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act when I […]

A Joyous Celebration And A Benefit For Ongoing Medical Care

To All Bay Area Supporters of Lynne Stewart   Join Us On Wednesday January 29th 6-9pm.     Lynne’s Victory Is The People’s Victory   1015 Folsom Street (between 6th and 7th Streets in San Francisco. (The venue requires participants to be at least 21 years of age).  Featuring a live report from Lynne Stewart […]

Marcus Garvey Building – Liberty Hall: National Historic West Oakland Landmark saved by community organizations

  by Shake Anderson Oakland – As of Aug. 7, 2013, community based non-profits and private investors have saved the Marcus Garvey Building, also known as Liberty Hall. The Marcus Garvey Building is an A-1+ rated National Historic Landmark and is at located at 1485 Eighth St. in West Oakland. The Save the Liberty Hall campaign […]

First Listen: Sly And The Family Stone, Highlights From ‘Higher!’

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=212367961&m=212371146        i       Sly & The Family Stone‘s new career-spanning anthology, out August 27, is titled Higher! Sly & The Family Stone’s new career-spanning anthology, out August 27, is titled Higher! Herb Greene/Courtesy of the artist The story of Sylvester Stewart — we call him Sly Stone — is that of a great urban engineer […]

Support Hunger Strikers at San Quentin

Join family members of prisoners on hunger strike at San Quentin for a rally at the WEST GATE (NOT East Gate/Main Street/Visiting entrance) When: Sat Aug 3rd, 2pm – 4pm Where: West Gate, San Quentin (NOT East Gate visiting entrance, so we don’t interrupt visiting.) The West Gate of San Quentin is located on Sir […]

Help the Freedom Archives Preserve Priceless Musical History

Please join Mat Callahan, Poet Nina Serrano & surprise guests at The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics located at 518 Valencia on Friday May 3rd @ 7pm. 518 Valencia on Friday May 3rd @ 7pm It was with delighted surprise that a large cache of Looters video, long thought to be lost, was rediscovered […]

Marshall Eddie Conway has been moved.

Marshall Eddie Conway has been moved. He said “he is not exactly happy to get moved..he says that there is now a  lack of ability to get fresh/living food at the institution which he  needs..the lack of nutrition is causing gout related inflammation.” Maryland Jericho Marshall Eddie Conway #116469 Patuxent Institution P.O Box 700 Jessup, […]

Bay View was confiscated by race!

  Prison officials must be so afraid of July 8 that they’re getting rattled. Their latest move is bizarre. This letter just from came from Abdul Shakur (James Harvey), who’s housed in the Pelican Bay SHU next door to Mutope (James Crawford), Sitawa (Ron Dewberry) and Arturo Castellanos: “My sista, this is just a quick missive to inform you […]