“I know it’s going to work for me when I get out,” one inmate said confidently, standing in the middle of a busy Vocational Electrician classroom inside the walls of Folsom State Prison (FSP). He is one of 27 prisoners in the class learning valuable skills and earning certifications, putting each one of them […]
By Gabriel Teodros A distant father figure who I’ve never once met. A living hero whose words written from a prison cell had a deeper effect and helped raise me more than most teachers I’ve ever had. Mumia let me know with every offering that I wasn’t alone, and he did it from a place […]
On Monday, April 9, six Florida State University students made international headlines by conducting a bold act of civil disobedience: blocking the doors of the police department that failed to jail George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
This edition of the podcast, we talk with one of the students who participated in the action, Michael Sampson of Dream Defenders, about the Trayvon Martin case, the climate for people of color in Florida and youth organizing in the state. Also mentioned this program are the US Human Rights Network’s petition campaign, social media friends/allies and getting connected with People Of Color Organize.
Music this go-around features Trayvon Martin dedications by Mista F.A.B. and Reef the Lost Cauze, as well as a history lesson via Michelle Shocked. Some classic backgrounds courtesy of Wu Tang Clan and Mobb Deep wrap it up.
BULLIES [col. writ. 2/28/12) ©’12 Mumia Abu-Jamal An American schoolboy comes to school, seething with emotion. In the blink of an eye, several other students are either dead or seriously wounded, on death’s doorway, and a youngster faces a life-changing moment, and perhaps the end of his days in freedom, after the latest school shooting. […]
THE BLACK PANTHER October 19, 1968 MEXICAN STUDENT STRUGGLE SHAKES LATIN AMERICA MEXICO CITY–The Mexican students have been heroically waging an unprecedentedly fierce struggle against the reactionary authorities’ barbarous suppression and cruel persecution and bloody slaughter. This storm of large-scale mass struggle is powerfully battering the rule of the Mexican monopoly capitalist class and is […]