Coming Home to Roost: American Militarism, War Culture, and Police Brutality

by  Colin Jenkins “President Kennedy never foresaw that the chickens would come home to roost so soon…” – Malcolm X, December 1, 1963 “Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle… you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight!” The thundering voice […]

I was a slave working under the California Department of Correctionz

The prison industrial complex turned me into a valuable commodity. by Flores Forbes, Columbia University Associate Vice President for Policy and Program Implementation “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” […]

No Thankz for Thanksgiving(Thankz-taking)

Instead, we should atone for the genocide that was incited — and condoned — by the very men we idolize as our ‘heroic’ founding fathers. By Robert Jensen One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement […]

‘Clinton iz the most dangerouz person alive,’ an interview with Edward S. Herman

by Ann Garrison Ann Garrison: Earlier this year, you told me that you differ with Noam Chomsky, your co-author of “Manufacturing Consent” and other books, in that you plan to vote for the Green Party’s presidential and vice presidential candidates Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka in the swing state of Pennsylvania. Are you still planning […]

NYC Call to Action: We Stand with #StandingRock, Tuesday, Nov. 15

Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 4:00 to 6:30 PM outside Army Corps of Engineers, at the “26 Federal Plaza“ Javitz Federal Building(physically at Broadway & Thomas St., btw, Worth St. & Duane St., nr, #4, 5, 6, J, R, A, C, 2, 3, E, PATH, 1) Hosted by Bronx Climate Justice North, look up updates or start at TAKE ACTION:Please […]

Lakotah Reclaim Land from Settler U.$.

by MIM(Prisons)                    permalink The latest camp has moved into land just north of the Sacred Stone Camp on the map. Also see map below for historic land claims of the Republic of Lakotah. In recent weeks we have seen the offensive videos of settlers attacking indigenous people […]

Capitalism killed everything, even our courage: Lessonz from the first ‘How to NOT call the copz EVER’ workshop

by Poor News Network “Due to the multitude of lies and stereotypes that permeate our capitalist society about poor people and people of color, we all have collectively bought into the idea that we need to call 911 to be safe,” said Jeremy Miller, organizer and revolutionary family member of POOR Magazine and Idriss Stelley […]

Strike the punishment clause from the 13th Amendment

by Sergio Hyland Jalil Muntaqim’s recent article in the San Francisco Bay View, “The 13th Amendment – prison slavery and mass incarceration,” August 2016, underscores the importance of striking the “punishment clause” in the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which legalizes slavery for those human beings convicted of committing a crime. Strike the […]

Fighting for Our Livez: #NoDAPL in Historikal Context

by Nick Estes by Nick Estes Little has been written about the historical relationship between the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the longer histories of Oceti Sakowin (The Great Sioux Nation) resistance against the trespass of settlers, dams, and pipelines across the Mni Sose, the Missouri River. This is a short analysis of […]

Police v. workerz and oppressed

By Sam Marcy This article is slightly edited and updated from its first appearance in the Jan. 29, 1971, issue of Workers World newspaper. The writer was a founding member and chairperson of Workers World Party. [Some say] that there are good cops and bad cops, just like there are good capitalists and bad ones. […]