Stop the District Attorney’s Cover-up! Stop the Frame-up of Mumia Abu Jamal!

What can you do? Call the DA’s Office and demand that they release all of the files ordered by Judge Leon Tucker Join in a rally outside the DA’s Office, across from the southeast corner of City Hall, on Monday, June 26 from 4-6PM Join in mass protests on Saturday, July 8th – details coming soon   Campaign to […]

Death Row Doctoring: The Dicey Medical Ethics of Prison Executions

by Seema Yasmin, MD I had seen people die, but I had never watched a person be killed—until I moved to Texas. It was a warm day in September 2014 when my editor sent me to death row in Huntsville. I had joined the Dallas Morning News as a reporter that summer, never expecting my job […]

The downstream effect of 35 years of jail growth? A state prison boom

by Joshua Aiken  In our most recent report, Era of Mass Expansion, we argued that state lawmakers need to pay attention to local jails: the U.S. jail population has tripled over the last three decades almost entirely because local justice systems have increasingly detained people who are legally innocent but too poor to make bail. […]

Beyond Prisons Episode 7: Millions For Prisoners Human Rights March feat. Krystal Rountree

BEYOND PRISONS – EPISODE 7: MILLIONS FOR PRISONERS HUMAN RIGHTS MARCH FEAT. KRYSTAL ROUNTREE In episode 7 of Beyond Prisons, Brian and Kim are joined by Krystal Rountree, founder of iamWE and national organizer of the upcoming Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March on August 19 in Washington, D.C. Krystal discusses the hard work being done […]

Support the Hunger Strike of California Folsom Prisoners

Folsom Prison. Update: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network issued a statement on June 1 in support of the Folsom prisoners’ hunger strike. The strike began on May 25, reportedly with 59 prisoners of different races/nationalities participating. The statement said in part that “Samidoun expresses its strongest support for the strikers and their demands, and for […]

The Puerto Rican Colony, Oscar Lopez Rivera and the Politics of Parades

Iris Morales, attorney, activist, educator, filmmaker and author recently of Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords 1969 – 1976 joined us once again to discuss Puerto Rican colonization, the freedom of Oscar Lopez Rivera and the politics of the Puerto Rican Day Parade. See our previous interview with Iris Morales here!

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 […]

Free Em All Radio! w/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. & The Lady of Rage! June 7, 2017

Free Em All Radio! w/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. & The Lady of Rage! Who We Be?! We Be the Great Grandchildren of Garvey…Offspring of Malcolm..and the Cubs of Panthers!  Marcus Mosiah Garvey…The Black Star to The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)..to Our Prideful banner of the Symbolic Red, Black and Green! Join Our Host […]

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 […]