The Logic of the Police State

Since 2005, according to an analysis by the Washington Post and Bowling Green State University, only 54 officers have been prosecuted nationwide, despite the thousands of fatal shootings by police Matthew Harwood Tom Dispatch Photo of a community member protesting the shooting of Williams in front of the King County Courthouse. Matthew Williams If you’ve […]

‘May your spirit be with uz’: Prisonerz recall Komrade Big Brutha Hugo ‘Yogi’ Pinell

Lessons I learned as Yogi’s neighbor by Faruq Jabari Greetings, family. I was disappointed, hurt and angry upon receiving my SF Bay View 2015 September edition to find the announcement of the death – assassination – of Yogi, Hugo “Yogi Bear” Pinell. In 1992, at Pelican Bay, I lived nine months in the cell between […]

Alternativez to Bulletz

From liquids that smell like dead animals to high-temperature heat rays, the present and future of non-lethal weapons. By ELI HAGER In the wake of recent high-profile police shootings, manufacturers of non-lethal weapons have seized on the opportunity to sell devices they say might have saved the lives of Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Tamir Rice, […]

Messin With Major Tillery – An Unsung Hero In Solitary Confinement

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thenancylockhartshow/2015/08/25/messin-with-major-tillery–an-unsung-hero-in-solitary-confinement Major Tillery stood up to the prison administration: he confronted them in no uncertain terms, noting that Mumia must get to the hospital in time – before he dies. SCI Mahanory Superintendent Kerestes told Major to mind his own business, to which Major replied ‘Mumia is my business’. Please join us in standing in […]

Know Thy Enemy

by a Wisconsin prisoner July 2015 permalink With the growing calls and efforts to establish tangible peace and understanding amongst the litany of disparate “Lumpenos” that inhabit and coexist inside the many ghettos and over-bloated prison camps of the United $tates, and who suffer the same systematic cycles of inherent and inherited poverty, inequality, and […]

7 Lessonz in 1 Abolitionist Notebook: Joy James on Abolition

“When you kill a living being, you kill yourself and everyone else as well.” —Thich Nhat Hahn I was introduced to prison abolitionism when asked to organize a 1998 prototype for Critical Resistance at CU-Boulder. Alongside several thousand attendees at the “Unfinished Liberation” conference, I learned about the prison industrial complex. Below are 7 lessons […]

Univ. of California Academic Workerz’ Union Callz on AFL-CIO To Terminate Police Union’z Membership

The letter written by the UAW’s Black Interests Coordinating Committee (BICC) charges that police associations operate in ways that are antithetical to the mission statement of the AFL-CIO, particularly its stated goal “to fulfill the yearning of the human spirit for liberty, justice and community; to advance individual and associational freedom; [and] to vanquish oppression, […]

When Police Decide What Teacherz Can Teach

Photo by Bob Bob by David Love As the nascent #BlackLivesMatter movement seeks reform of a criminal justice system that preys upon communities of color, law enforcement are increasingly attempting to quell protest and political dissent. Exhibit A: The case of Marylin Zuniga. Zuniga, a public school teacher at Forest Street Elementary School in Orange […]

Building Bridgez: How Slavery Still Shapez Contemporary Policing Policiez & Practicez

Building Bridges & Housing Notebook Special with Mimi Rosenberg, Ken Nash, Scott Sommer Mon., July 27, 7 – 10 pm EST streaming @ http://www.wbai.org/playernew.html smartphone streaming @ http://stream.wbai.org Listen live on any phone 1-712-832-2645 & to listen, or download archived shows & podcasts, http://www.wbai.org/server-archive.html ***************************** A Three Hour Building Bridges-Housing Notebook Special American Apartheid: How […]