Revolutionary Daily Thought

I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasmz. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquidz—and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people […]

THE LYNCHING THAT ALMOST HAPPENED “IF NOT” FOR A BLACK MOB PROTECTING ONE OF THEIR OWN

THE LYNCHING THAT ALMOST HAPPENED “IF NOT” FOR A BLACK MOB PROTECTING ONE OF THEIR OWN Around 1 p.m. on July 4th, 1892 a dispute occurred between a black teamster, Benjamin Reed, and a white shipping clerk, Frank Burrows. The two were co-workers at the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association. Burrows, a young man in his mid-20s, […]

Yuri Kochiyama: Freedom Fighter

“Kochiyama left a legacy of advocacy: for peace, U.S. political prisoners, nuclear disarmament, and reparations for Japanese Americans interned during the war. She was known for her tireless intensity and compassion, and remained committed to speaking out, consciousness-raising, and taking action until her death in 2014.”

WHY IT’Z NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR PRISONERZ TO SUE PRISONZ

By Rachel Poser Prisoners’ advocates say the Prison Litigation Reform Act, a piece of Clinton-era criminal-justice legislation, has made it harder for inmates with grievances to get a fair hearing in court.PHOTOGRAPH BY LEONARD FREED / MAGNUM On June 21, 2007, two guards at a jail in Baltimore assaulted an inmate named Shaidon Blake, a […]

Prison Radio Kommentariez

Statement From Mumia on Abu-Jamal v. Kerestes, June 1 (0:29) Mumia Abu-Jamal Memorial Day (1:42) Mumia Abu-Jamal For the Love of Yuri (2:56) Mumia Abu-Jamal Tewnty-First Year in Prison (2:41) Uhuru PA Parole Board Refuses to Reform How They Review Child Lifer Prisoners for Parole Release (2:38) Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

Action on Mumia Abu Jamal’z Medikal Kase in the Kourt!

Judge Robert Mariani of the U.S. District Court has issued an order in Mumia’s case, granting Mumia’s lawyers Bret Grote and Robert Boyle’s motion to supplement the record.  New medical records documenting Mumia’s deteriorated condition from February and March, will be presented June 6th. Judge Mariani has also instructed the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to provide any updates and […]

Bamboozled: On Afrikan Amerikanz and Feministz Casting Their Votez for Hillary Clinton

by  CHERISE CHARLESWELL Though the decision should have been an easy one to make, a “no brainer”, one that could be made while walking and chewing gum at the same time, African Americans seem to be grappling with the decision of whom they should be casting their vote for during the 2016 Democratic primaries. And, […]

Herstory: The Originz and Continued Relevancy of Black Feminist Thought in the United Statez

by Cherise Charleswell   Academics, second-wave, and third-wave feminists would likely agree that the Black Feminist movement grew out of, and more importantly, in response to, the Black Liberation Movement (itself an out-growth of the Civil Rights Movement), and the Women’s Movement taking place in the United States and the West. The title of the groundbreaking […]

When the prisonerz were in charge

  Mer Stevens reviews a book about the hidden history of a prisoners’ uprising at Walpole State Prison in Massachusetts. September 11, 2008   WHEN THE Prisoners Ran Walpole is the story of an uprising that put inmates in charge of a prison facility and shook the Massachusetts criminal justice system to its core. REVIEW: […]