Prisoner Prophet: Revisiting George Jackson’s Analysis of Systemic Fascism

The rise of Donald Trump has brought talk of fascism to the forefront. While comparing US Presidents to Hitler is certainly nothing new – both Obama and W. Bush were regularly characterized as such by their haters – Trump’s emergence on the national political scene comes at a very peculiar moment in US history. In […]

“A Clear & Dramatic Message:” Retrial, Mumia’s Appeal

#BringMumiaHome | bringmumiahome.com JOIN US! FILL THE STREETS AND PACK THE COURTROOM ON AUG 30TH! This court proceeding is a critical legal step towards Mumia Abu-Jamal’s freedom. Black Panther Party spokesman, MOVE supporter and revolutionary journalist Mumia is innocent, framed in the murder of a police officer and sentenced to death 36 years ago. Mumia […]

Amerikan Crime: August 28, 1955: The Torture and Lynching of Emmett Till

THE CRIME On Sunday, August 28, 1955, two white supremacists, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, tortured, mutilated, and murdered Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Black youth. Emmett, nicknamed Bobo, was a typical fun-loving teenager from Chicago who was visiting relatives near Money, Mississippi for summer vacation. His mother Mamie Till-Mobley recalled that he liked “art, math […]

Mob of 400 Lynches Sixteen Black Men Kidnapped from Tennessee Jail

On August 26, 1874, sixteen African American men were held in the Gibson County Jail in Trenton, Tennessee, transferred from Picketsville, a neighboring town where they’d been arrested and accused of shooting at two white men. Around 2:00 a.m. that morning, a contingent of 400-500 masked men, mounted on horses and armed with shot guns, […]

The murder of a Soledad Brother

Luke Pickrell looks at the legacy of Black Panther and revolutionary prisoner George Jackson on the anniversary of his murder in 1971.   GEORGE JACKSON was murdered by prison guards on August 21, 1971. Half a century later, his story deserves to be known by a new generation of activists. Jackson was born on September 23, […]

‘Revolutionary Salute’: Palestinian Prisoners of PFLP Express Solidarity With US (united snakes) Prison Strike

Poster for the national prison strike in the United States. | Photo: Twitter / @JailLawSpeak   “We extend a special revolutionary salute to the imprisoned strugglers of the Black Liberation Movement,” the statement read. Several Members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, all of whom have been jailed by Israel for their participation […]

50 years ago Black GIs at Fort Hood jailed for protesting riot-control duty

By John Catalinotto Anger radiated through the barracks in 1968 as orders reached the Black troops of the 1st Armored Division that they would be sent to Chicago on riot-control duty at the Democratic National Convention. GIs spread a message throughout Fort Hood, Texas, on Aug. 23: They would meet on the grassy area at the […]

The bravery of the Soledad Brothers, jailed black activists charged with murder of white prison guard

-photo-freedomarchives- On January 16, 1970, three inmates in California’s Soledad Prison, Fleeta Drumago, George Jackson and John Clutchette, were charged with the murder of a white prison guard, John Vincent Mills and became known as the Soledad Brothers. Prior to their joint charges, the Soledad brothers had spent time in prison on separate charges of burglary […]

Comrade Malik Speaks: Retaliation & Repression in a South Texas Prison

“Any kind of act that’s designed to delay or deprive you and me, right now, of getting full rights, that’s the government that’s responsible. And any time you find the government involved in a conspiracy to violate the citizenship or civil rights of a people in 1964 [or 2018!–Malik] then you are wasting your time […]