Muslims at Texas’ Clements Unit are being starved during Ramadan: ‘Don’t like it? Become a Christian’

by Jason Renard Walker, Deputy Minister of Labor, NABPP-PC In a year where Islamophobia is at an all-time extreme in Texas prisons, I think it is a perfect time for me to shed light of the injustice Muslim brothers are facing here at the Clements Unit. I am not Muslim myself, but I am against […]

Assata! July 16th Newark!

An Open Call to Share! Sunday, July 16th marks the 70th birthday of Assata! TJ Whitaker and i are hosting an intergenerational bday celebration at the REFAL CTR in Newark @ 4:30pm under the rubric of the NJ Black Panther Party Commemorative Committee. This is more than a drum call to come. This is a call […]

Hot Off the Press–Mumia’s New Book

‘Hot off the press from City Lights Pub! 50 or so concise, info-packed, inspirational essays on (in)justice in the USA by imprisoned revolutionary journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal. We need him out and working with us. And for all the rest of our political prisoners – free them, too! On the many US political prisoners, and a bibliography […]

Blog #44: Carnage

Blog #44: Carnage Like many, I was horrified when I heard about the children killed at the Ariana Grande concert, followed by the rampage in London. The increasing incessant violence in the name of Islam, the murdering of non-combatant civilians, is WRONG! Generally speaking, it scars the beautiful face of Islam, making it appear ugly […]

The Body Count Rises in the U.S. War Against Black People

by Ajamu Baraka Before we can even process the acquittal of the murders of Philado Castile, we hear about another murder of a black person by the police occupation forces.  This time the victim, Charleena Lyles, is a black woman who was also five months pregnant. Again, there is anger, confusion and calls for justice […]

Namibia’s Monuments to Genocide

by Elke Zuern  The Marine memorial (Marinedenkmal) in Swakopmund, Namibia, 2017 (Elke Zuern) Early last year, a group of activists splashed blood-red paint on a statue they saw as a monument to white supremacy and racial oppression. The statue was not in Louisiana, or Alabama, or Mississippi, but in Swakopmund, Namibia. It depicts a German soldier […]

Politikal Prisoner Veronza Bowers Has Been Moved!

Greetings friends Our wonderful comrade Veronza Bowers,has been moved to the Federal Medical Facility Butner, NC. We will send out more information on his medical condition as it comes to us. Please send him a card to let Veronza and the facility know we care about him. Thank you all Veronza Bowers #35316-136 FMC BUTNER […]

THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOWETO YOUTH UPRISING AND MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRIKA IZ A TIMELY LESSON ON RESISTANCE

41 years ago today, a student-led uprising that began in Soweto but quickly spread throughout the country would forever change South Africa. On June 16, 1976, high-school students responding to Apartheid education policies, and particularly the political aftermath of the Bantu Education Act in 1953, began a protest. According South African History Online, the Bantu […]

6 Little-Known Facts About Yasuke, the All-Powerful Black Samurai of Feudal Japan

He Was an Enslaved African Soldier Given Into the Care of an Italian Missionary The origins of Yasuke are shrouded in mystery, but historians believe the African soldier was born in 1555 in what was then Portuguese Mozambique. He was reportedly sold into slavery following the fall of Abysinnian Bengal, an African kingdom ruled by […]

The Thiaroye massacre, 1944

by Steven Johns A short history of the mass killing of black soldiers in the Free French Forces who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II. It is an often-neglected fact that the majority of General De Gaulle’s Free French Forces were not white Frenchmen but were predominantly troops from […]