Cuba, War and Ana Belen Montez

  by W. T. WHITNEY The U.S. government has imprisoned Ana Belen Montes for almost 15 years. Now an international campaign on her behalf is gaining steam with committees active in Latin America, Europe, Canada, and the United States. Arrested by the FBI two weeks after September 11, 2001, and charged with conspiring to commit espionage […]

Mass Incarceration Since 1492: Native Amerikan Encounterz With Criminal Injustice

By James Kilgore The recent right-wing militia occupation of federal land in Oregon once again reminds us that we actually live in what historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz refers to as the US “settler colonial state.” Amazingly, Ammon Bundy and his clan took over this land with the claim that they were the rightful owners. With typical […]

Bay View founding publisher: I was inspired by Malcolm, Martin, Elijah and the 1966 HP Uprising

  Interview of Muhammad al-Kareem by The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey Muhammad al-Kareem founded the New Bayview newspaper, later renamed San Francisco Bay View, in 1976 and turned it over to the Ratcliffs in late 1991. So in 2016, we’re excited to be celebrating the newspaper’s 40th anniversary, beginning on Sunday, Feb. 21, […]

Here’z an ad about R–skinz that itz makerz don’t have the money to show during Sunday’z Superbowl

That wonderful video, “Proud to Be,” was released by the National Congress of American Indians just in time for the Super Bowl in its effort to eliminate the offensive R–skins from the national vocabulary and let people know that we Indians are not mascots. For decades, the 70-year-old NCAI has sought with considerable success to […]

40th Anniversary Statement by Leonard Peltier

Greetings friends, supporters and all Native Peoples. What can I say that I have not said before? I guess I can start by saying see you later to all of those who have passed in the last year. We Natives don’t like to mention their names. We believe that if we speak their names it […]

Mexico City Muralz of Mumia

Via Comrade Carolina: These photos (below) here in Mexico City are in support of Mumia and Mexican political prisoner Nestora Salgado. It was organized by a muralist collective, Las Paredes Hablan (The Walls Speak), and many other collectives and individuals who came by to pick up a paintbrush and help for a while — quite […]


The Watts Rebellion took place in the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, between August 11th and August 17th, 1965. The incident was the culmination of decades of government oppression and repression of the Black majority population of Los Angeles, ranging from illegal beatings, shootings, torture, theft, crushing fines, and harassment through abuse of authority […]

Growing up in Compton: A woman’z story

by Pamela Thompson I grew up in Compton, California, a city where law enforcement was not on your side. I can remember times when our house would get shot up and my mother would call the police only to have to wait for hours on end, and sometimes they just didn’t come. Growing up, our […]

Slavez In All But Name: Abolishing the Corporate State in Rural Communitiez

BY THOMAS LINZEY (   On a rainy August night in 1800, slaves huddled in small groups on plantations near Richmond, Va., waiting for a signal to rise up. Led by a slave named Gabriel, and comprised of close to a thousand slaves armed with tobacco-cutting scythes, the insurrection planned to seize Richmond’s armory, capture […]

The Newspaper That Transformed Black Amerika–And The Course of History

Newsboy selling the Chicago Defender in April 1942. Photo via (U.S. Library of Congress/Jack Delano) How an ambitious migrant came to Chicago and changed history with the power of journalism BY SALIM MUWAKKIL Journalist Ethan Michaeli has penned an account of The Chicago Defender—the more than 100-year old black newspaper where he worked as a copy editor […]