On the Revolutionary “Intercommunalism” of Black Panther Huey P. Newton

Newton.jpg1280×720 97.9 KB   At Viewpoint Magazine, Delio Vasquez explores the theory of “intercommunalism”advanced in the early 1970s by Huey P. Newton, cofounder of the Black Panther Party. Vasquez’s essay serves as an extensive introduction to Newton’s essay “Intercommunalism” (1974), which was previously locked away in an archive but has now been made available on the Viewpoint website. As Vasquez writes, […]

The Uniform of The Black Panther Party

The Black Panther Party (BPP) was an essential piece of the Black Power movement that allowed members in to advocate for the African American race on social and political issues. One of the first things you’d notice about members of the BPP was their standard uniform: a black leather jacket, black pants, powder-blue shirts black […]

Mumia Abu Jamal on King Donald the First;

  In a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller, President Trump argued that he has the right to pardon himself. “King Donald The First,” said Mumia Abu Jamal, the nation’s best known political prisoner, heeds only “the law of power, the law of privilege, the law of wealth.”     source: Mumia Abu Jamal on […]

After 47 Years Behind Bars, Will Jalil Muntaqim Go Free?operation

by  Messiah Rhodes It all started the night of May 21, 1971. Two police officers, Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini, were fired upon while walking to their patrol car at a housing project near the Macombs Dam Bridge in Harlem. Jones died instantly from a gunshot to his head. Piagentini, who was shot 13 times, died […]

Racism is most odious when it’s government policy

   by  Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan   Roseanne Barr’s abhorrent tweet, comparing Obama presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape, once again put race front and center in the national discourse, where it should remain. Racism’s most odious form, though, is when it appears as official policy, as is the case with the “Black […]

Urgent Action Alert: Details of Serious Abuse of Kevin Rashid Johnson

URGENT CALL ALERT Prisoner Name: Kevin “Rashid” Johnson #158039 Florida Department of Corrections – Santa Rosa Correctional Institution DETAILS OF SERIOUS ABUSE OF KEVIN RASHID JOHNSON Speaking up against brutalizing a mentally ill prisoner On May 21, 2018, Kevin Johnson was retaliated against for speaking up on behalf of a mentally ill prisoner named Murphy […]

The Unofficial Gag Order of Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown): 16 Years in Prison, Still Not Allowed to Speak

Jamil Al-Amin, then H. Rap Brown, addressing the crowd in Cambridge, Md., on July 24, 1967, prior to a dilapidated school being burned down.Photo: Corbis At the modern intersection of Islamophobia and the Black Lives Matter movement resides Jamil Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown), the now forgotten civil rights activist and revolutionary leader who, 16 […]

Amerika uses military grade chemical weapons on prisoners that it bombs Syria for using in civil war

by Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson Tear gas, a banned chemical weapon Poison gases were first developed and widely used as battlefield weapons during World War I. Among those weapons were chlorine gas, mustard gas and the benignly named “tear gas,” all of which have similar effects, toxicity and lethality. Because of universal aversion to these weapons, […]

Erasing the Line: The Organic Link Between the Struggles of the Working Class, Amerika’s Prison Population, and Black Amerika

by Jason Renard Walker, Deputy Minister of Labor – NABPP-PC One of the most important ways that a tiny 0.01% of the population controls all of society is through its police, military, and prisons. These are some of the fascist institutions within capitalism that, through its control of mass media, can shape and mold how […]

Freeing Jalil Muntaqim and the Continued Plight of U.S. Political Prisoners

Jalil Muntaqim will once again come up for parole next month.  Support for political prisoners is essential for at least honoring their efforts and the politics which drove their work and is also essential for maintaining an appropriate standard for defining “progress,” “change,” “advance.”  Particularly now when more than ever a sophisticated application of popular culture and celebrity […]