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 […]

A LOOK INSIDE JAMES BALDWIN’S 1,884 PAGE FBI FILE

VIA ARCADE MEMOS ON “ALIASES,” SEXUALITY, AND THE BLOOD COUNTERS By William J. Maxwell   Baldwin and His “Aliases” June 1964 Baldwin was “Jimmy” to most of his friends and to himself as well when he meditated on the various aspects of his personality. The numerous “strangers called Jimmy Baldwin,” he observed of his own diversity, included […]

The Rise and Fall of the Angola Prison Chapter of the Black Panther Party

A short history of the forming of the only Black Panther Party chapter in prison, its actions and the repression dealt to its militants by prison authorities. Contains references to sexual violence.   In 1970, there were various pockets of unorganized resistance against cruel use of the infamous “Red Hat” dungeon – an isolated dungeon […]

What Mumia means to the youth

By Christian Cobb   The following talk was given by Christian Cobb at a June 1 forum on “Mumia Abu-Jamal Victories and Historic MOVE Conference” in New York City, which also featured MOVE members Pam Africa and Ramona Africa; lawyers Bob Boyle and Rachel Wolkenstein; and long-time Puerto Rican activist Esperanza Martell. The meeting was […]

A Guide on Organizing as Defense Against Federal Investigations and Prosecutions

On April 26th, Mijente and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild hosted a webinar on federal investigations and prosecutions against organizers and community advocates. Today, both parties release a guide that outlines how community-based organizations can develop a security and defense plan in the event that federal law enforcement targets leaders or […]

Neutralize their activities: The footprints of COINTELPRO from the Black Panther Party to the MOVE Organization and beyond

by Uhuru Baraka Rowe In the spirit of the MOVE conference held May 5-7 in Philadelphia to educate the public about the MOVE organization, I will like to expound on the U.S. government sanctioned attacks on MOVE within the larger context of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) campaign of harassment, murder, frame-ups and imprisonment […]

New pamphlet welcoming Oscar López Rivera with messages of solidarity from other political prisoners

Check it out – New pamphlet welcoming Oscar López Rivera with messages of solidarity from other political prisoners. https://www.freedomarchives.org/Documents/Finder/PP%20pamph%20Web.pdf Bay area event: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=welcome%20oscar%20to%20the%20bay%20area You can pick up a printed copy tonight!

Russell Maroon Shoatz: Rage, humiliation, testosterone, youth and the politics of liberation

by Russell Maroon Shoats/z Steve Bloom, a comrade and veteran activist, asked me several questions regarding my contribution to “Look for Me in the Whirlwind.” The questions delve into aspects of our political struggle against oppression back in the 1960s and ‘70s and are still pressing concerns. Steve: Today, looking back almost 50 years, what […]

The FBI is a racist sewer

By Stephen Millies Longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover hated the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and wanted him dead. Hoover called Dr. King “the most notorious liar in the country” at a Nov. 18, 1964, news conference. Hoover was furious the Black leader had just won the Nobel Peace Prize. The FBI boss […]

Sordid History and Great Crimes of the FBI

In his statement on firing FBI Director James Comey, Trump wrote that “the FBI is one of our nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement.” But what is the actual history and role of this “cherished and respected” institution that Trump is […]