Prisonerz Plan Hunger Strike to Protest Wisconsin Long Term Isolation

by MIM(Prisons)     permalink Wisconsin prisoners at Waupun Correctional Institution are planning a hunger strike to begin on 10 June 2016 to demand an end to the torture of long-term confinement in control units in Wisconsin. In 2015, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI DOC) made some policy changes to their use of long-term solitary […]

It’z the Anniversary of the One School Shooting the Govt Won’t be Ramming Down Your Throat

  On May 4, 1970, a disorganized and nonviolent antiwar protest turned violent and deadly when the Ohio National Guard inexplicably opened fire on students at Kent State University — indelibly polarizing the United States populace to an extreme arguably unabated since. Guardsmen opened fire on the assembled crowd, unleashing between 61 and 67 bullets […]

Freedom Rider: Honoring Harriet Tubman

Thiz iz nothing more than another attempt by thiz racist (amerikkkan) government to downplay the many actz of rebellion & disobedience by our Queen Mother Harriet Tubman by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley “It is an insult, an offense, to be told that putting Tubman’s image on the symbol of her oppression is […]

10 easy stepz to understanding the protestz in Brazil from the bottom up

by Agente Z9R Brazil is a country filled with Black and Brown people. Rarely are they seen at the recent wave of protests demanding the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. How does the country’s mainstay allure, racial democracy, deflect and misinform us about the current wave of protests against the only aspect of Brazilian life […]

Oscar López Rivera, Nelson Mandela, and U. S. Colonialism

By: Ángel L. Carrión Maymí   (Articulo en español)   Oscar López Rivera is a freedom fighter for the independence of Puerto Rico. He has the unenviable distinction of being the longest-held Puerto Rican political prisoner in the United States. He was charged with seditious conspiracy, that is, to conspire to end the […]

Social Work – An Institution of the Western Capitalist Empire

The USA, as the Black Panther Party explained, is an imperialist society ruled by racism and capitalism I am a graduate of Skidmore College. I majored in social work. I chose to major in social work because there was little else offered that I could relate to personally and politically. Most courses and majors prepared […]

The United States of War: An Addiction to Imperialism

by Solomon Comissiong The U.S. is Number One is weapons of war and domestic civilian gun deaths – and very little else. Historically, peace has not been a priority for the United States, which has waged war every decade since 1776. “The people must demand an end to war, not because it costs trillions of […]

Remember the Grenada Invasion

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford The U.S. pounced on the island nation of Grenada like an “elephant on a flea,” 30 years ago, to wipe out the remnants of a revolution. Adding insult to injury (and violation of international law), the U.S. pretended that Grenadians didn’t fight back. Instead, “for weeks, the Americans claimed […]

ULK34: Prisoner Health a Systematic Problem

by ULK Editor of MIM(Prisons)     September 2013     permalink Humyn health is perhaps the most basic measure of oppression that we have. More than economic exploitation, humyn health measures the degree to which the basic survival needs of people are being met. Looking at the conditions of health in U.$. prisons, as well as reservations, barrios and ghettos […]

“Columbus Day”

By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. For the Indigenous Nations of the Western Hemisphere “Columbus Day” is a day of mourning. The year 1492 is an abomination. But, October 12 arrives every year to torture the open sore of genocide, not as a reflective day of mourning and solidarity with Indigenous Peoples, as it should be.  It is […]