Wrenching: On Building Coalitionz

by David I. Backer The original Rainbow Coalition. In the movie Independence Day, terrifying aliens show up to take over the earth, but something amazing happens: all the peoples of the planet join together–despite their differences–and successfully fend off the threat. We don’t get a good look at this coalition, or how it forms, but […]

The contested legaciez and continued erasure of Biko and Sobukwe after 1994

BC Veli Mbele The same people who did everything they could to vilify both Biko and Sobukwe while they lived – and have taken part in attempted erasure of their legacies – pretend to honour these anti-apartheid icons. Today, those who paid a painful price for associating with Biko and Sobukwe watch how others gobble […]

What you need to know about Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood

by STEVEN CROWDER Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood. You know—the leftist‘s favorite institution, ever, of all time. If the democrat party built a church (funny, right?) Margaret Sanger would be the patron saint. Just to refresh, Planned Parenthood’s the place that murders babies and sells their parts for profit. Which is totally cool with […]

“There iz a Storm a’Coming: Repression Breedz Revolutionary Resistance”

That’s the title of an essay by Khalfani Malik Khaldun, published by Prison Radio. Khaldun is an inmate of Wabash Valley prison in southern Indiana, and an activist in the prison abolition movement. “The condition of imprisonment is tantamount to enslavement,” he writes. “When prison crafts start walking off their jobs, or refuse to be […]

Blog #43: Cognitive Dissonance

Since being held in both Attica and Southport Special Housing Units (SHU) for the past several months (12/5/16 to 3/21/17), each week, once a day, a psychologist stops at each cell asking its inhabitant, “How are you doing? Are you feeling all right?” When the prisoner responds “I’m Okay,” the psychologist moves on to the […]

How white Amerika haz created a colony of incarceration for people of color

Protesters call attention to police brutality, racial injustice and economic inequality during a July 2015 rally in Newark, N.J. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) By Eric Liu Eric Liu is the author, most recently, of “You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen.” He is founder of Citizen University and executive director of […]

Not just license platez: 54 productz Alabama prisonerz get 25 to 75 centz an hour to make

Alabama’s state prison system faces a wide range of problems, fromprison overcrowding to rampant violence. But one thing its administrators do not have trouble with is coming up with things for inmates to manufacture. From cleaning solutions and clothing to couches and barbecue grills, the list of items made by prisoners who participate in the […]