Calling All Cubs Press Release Update 10-17-17

STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF THEIR REVOLUTIONARY PARENTS, ELDERS! THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY’S CHILDREN CONVENE! UPDATED!               Last year, their elders laid bare their bold legacy of resistance that they dared to set in motion with the launching of the Black Panther Party 50 years ago.  This year, their cubs, the children of the Black Panther […]

Don’t let CDCR reverse our hunger strike-won legal victory: Statement of prisoner representatives on second anniversary of Ashker v. Brown settlement

by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa (Ronnie Dewberry), Arturo Castellanos, Todd Ashker and George Franco Oct. 14, 2017, marks the two-year anniversary of the approval of the Ashker settlement. We celebrate our victory in the Ashker case, in which virtually all of the over 1,600 prisoners then languishing in indeterminate SHU were released to General Population. This […]

Support demands of Prisoners United on hunger strike in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties

by Prisoners United via Silicon Valley De-Bug and Prisoners Hunger Strike Solidarity (PHSS) On Oct. 15, 2017, Prisoners United in Glenn Dyer Detention Center courageously led the way in a hunger strike that will span across two counties and four jails. Santa Rita Jail, Santa Clara County Main Jail and Elmwood D.O.C. will continue the […]

An article about the “good sides” of colonialism was published in peer-reviewed journal. SMH

An academic journal faces a firestorm of criticism for publishing an article calling for a return to colonialism (as if colonialism ever ended *eyeroll*). Bruce Gilley, the associate professor of political science at Portland State University in Oregon who wrote the first-rate trash, wrote “The Case For Colonialism” for the peer-reviewed journal Third World Quarterly, where […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal on ‘An Abolitionist Life’

What does it mean to call oneself an abolitionist? The word doesn’t mean today what it meant 150 years ago. Then, it meant an end to what some have called “America’s Original Sin” — Slavery. Today? Well, it’s not a common term today, but it should be. Abolition was the nation’s first biracial movement, built […]