Eating cannabis is a tradition as old as time, and the history of how these functional foods evolved and changed is fascinating. Ancient Chinese emperors brewed cannabis tea. Hindus drank bhang, a intoxicating blend of warm milk, garam masala, gunjah and ginger. Nomadic tribes wandering Morocco ate a heady hash jam, thick with dried fruits, […]

The New Slave Revolt

By Chris Hedges “Information Clearing House” – “Truth Dig” – A nationwide prison work stoppage and hunger strike, begun on Sept. 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, have seen over 20,000 prisoners in about 30 prisons do what we on the outside should do—refuse to cooperate. “We will not only demand the end […]

PHSS Supports Strike Against Prison Slavery and Inhumane Conditions

Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
The Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition (PHSS) supports the peaceful work stoppages and hunger strikes that began throughout the country on September 9, 2016 by incarcerated people fighting prison slavery, solitary confinement, and other abuses. Opposing dehumanization in prison is an expression of the struggle for the recognition…

Letter from Jalil and DOCCS “Misbehavior Report”

The following from Jalil was written before the Tier III violation was resolved and received on October 11, 2016. It is important that we did receive the “Misbehavior Report” although we did not receive the previous letter, the poetry or the blog Jalil refers to in this letter. See below to call and write Commission […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal on Mass Incarceration Under a Black President & 50th Anniv. of Black Panther Party

Mumia Abu-Jamal former resident of Pennsylvania’s death row for 29 years. For decades, Abu-Jamal has argued racism by the trial judge and prosecutors led to his conviction for the killing of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. He is an award-winning journalist who chronicles the human condition. Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal calls from prison to […]

From Pipelinez to Prisonz: The intersection of native rightz, mass incarceration and environmental justice

by Panagioti Tsolkas and Nicholas Todd / Earth First! Newswire Over the past month, two seemingly disparate issues of prisons and pipelines have captured the attention of activists and independent media across the country. On September 9, as a judge ruled to halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), prisoners around the country began […]

Growing Up West End: Reflectionz on the Influence of Imam Jamil Al-Amin

by Masood Abdul-Haqq – October 11, 2016 At the heart of the West End neighborhood of Atlanta is the Community Mosque, a quaint house, turned spiritual refuge, for Black Muslims from all over the country. In the early 1990s, at the heart of the Community Mosque, was Imam Jamil Al-Amin, a gangly, soft spoken man […]