4 MOVEMENTZ / 12 MOMENTZ IN THE LIFE OF AN EX-SLAVE

photo by Alex Lear   4 MOVEMENTS /  12 MOMENTS IN THE LIFE OF  AN EX-SLAVE Long Live Assata! 1.1 I’m not afraid to die but I am afraid I’m going to die. Afraid that, outside of a grave, there will not be one square inch of earth on which I can reside; afraid that […]

The Distinction Between Slavery And Race In U.S. History

by   PATRICK RAEL The history of the Electoral College is receiving a lot of attention. Pieces like this one, which explores “the electoral college and its racist roots,” remind us how deeply race is woven into the very fabric of our government. A deeper examination, however, reveals an important distinction between the political interests […]

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Beyond the aesthetic question, kinky/curly hair is a symbol of resistance against racism: after straightening for years, woman feels empowered with natural hair

Originally posted on Black Women of Brazil:
Note from BW of Brazil: The discovery of the beauty in kinky/curly hair is a process that tens of thousands of Afro-Brazilian women are experiencing these days (see here and here). Obviously more than simply an issue of beauty aesthetics, it is a symbol of the struggle against…

Indigenouz Weaverz in Guatemala Mobilize to Defend Their Craft and Cultural Rightz

Photo: Weavers from indigenous communities across Guatemala gather outside the congressional building to demand the protection of their collective intellectual property rights. Photo by Jeff Abbott Indigenous weavers in Guatemala are challenging the appropriation of their identities by both national and transnational companies. On November 24, hundreds of indigenous weavers from across the country made […]

Once a Panther alwayz a Panther: Reflectionz on the 50th Anniversary of the BPP

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in Oakland, California. As an original White Panther, my involvement with the Panthers began in 1968, when I hooked up with WPP members in Chicago during the protests outside the Democratic National Convention. The MC5, the house band […]

Killing Time: Lawsuit Revealz Officialz Killed Prisoner, Framed Cellmate, and Lied to Media (2016)

Within a year, three federal lawsuits have been brought behind the tortured deaths of men imprisoned at the William P. Clements Unit in remote Amarillo, Texas. The latest suit was filed on Oct. 11, 2016 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, against 33 security and medical staff, concerning their roles […]

A State of Neoliberalism

The fundamental difference between socialism and capitalism is not simply a question of private vs. state ownership of the means of production but of the nature of the state itself. This is because the state is an instrument of class dictatorship. In this epoch, the state will be either a dictatorship of the bourgeoisie or […]

Germ Warfare: The Deliberate Spread of Deadly Diseasez Among Texaz Prisonerz (2016)

As I write this legal battles are ongoing to compel the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections ( PADOC) to provide needed medical treatment to political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal, and some 8,000 other PA prisoners, for the highly contagious and deadly but curable hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis C, which can destroy the liver, is not treated […]

George L. Jackson

George Jackson iz a legendary  figure and a hero. He set the standard for and inspired prisonerz, and politikal prisonerz, for people, to put hiz idea’z into practice. And so hiz spirit became a living thing. Hiz spirit goez on because hiz ideaz live.  – Huey P. Newton