Interview With Dan Berger: Prison As ‘Grievous Institution’ And AIDS Activism By Prisoners

Dan Berger, author of Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing In the Civil Rights Era, is our guest on the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week. He joins the show to talk about his contribution to Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work Of Grief that relates to efforts to de-carcerate society. It is Source: Interview With Dan Berger: […]

The life of Fidel Castro: A Marxist appreciation

One year after his passing Ike Nahem Dec 07, 2017 Revolutionary Cuba today – and this is the living legacy of Fidel Castro – has become, in word and deed, the leading voice for working people and oppressed nations and peoples everywhere. In the worldwide Battle of Ideas that Fidel stressed continually, the Cuban Revolution […]

CORRECTIONAL ASSN. OF NY TESTIFIES AT NY ASSEMBLY HEARING ON PRISON HEALTH; URGES HEALTH DEPARTMENT OVERSIGHT, END TO DELAYS IN TREATMENT, AND INCREASE IN RESOURCES FOR BETTER CARE

(October 31, 2017, New York, NY)  The Correctional Association of New York (CA) yesterday was one of more than fifteen organizations and agencies testifying at a New York State Assembly Joint Health and Correction’s public hearing on prison healthcare. Through our statutory authority granted in 1846, the CA monitors New York prisons and reports to […]

Holding New York Prison Guards Accountable For Abuse

  New York State prison guards often escape punishment for acts of brutality because district attorneys in communities where prisons provide jobs, and are thus essential to the communities’ economic health, are hesitant to charge them. Another factor is that the union contract with the state shields prison workers from prosecution even in many egregious […]

Save the Date! 1/17/18 MXCC Annual PPOW Families Dinner

~Please share~ From déqui kioni-sadiki, chair, Malcolm X Commemoration Committee Greetings Community: The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee is pleased to announce its 2018 Annual Dinner Tribute to the Families of our PPOWs. This is a tradition started twenty-two years ago by Iyaluua Ferguson, wife, comrade and life partner of our late co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, Herman Ferguson. Saturday, […]

Several States Bar Landlords from Automatically Denying Housing to Felons

by Lonnie Burton At least three states and the federal government are putting landlords on notice: You may not automatically deny housing to someone simply because he or she has a felony record. These rules and guidelines take different forms, ranging from state attorney general directives to lawsuits and court decisions, legislation, and in the […]