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 […]

How crowded are private prisonz in the West?

A riot in Arizona puts the spotlight on for-profit incarceration by Sarah Tory Between July 1 and July 4, a series of disturbances erupted between inmates at a private prison near Kingman, Arizona, which holds about 3,600 inmates. Guards intervened, but a full-scale riot ensued. Inmates trashed housing units and 96 members of the Arizona […]

July 25th: Million People’z March Against Police Brutality

Dear Brothers and Sisters: As endorsers and supporters ,The Campaign To Bring Mumia Home, would like to extend the invitation of having you come out with us and the many other organizations to stand and march against injustice and police brutality.  This is a very significant march that is ever more important considering the repression and […]

German Solidarity Address for the May 13, 2015 MOVE Commemoration

  At this 30th anniversary of the MOVE massacre in Philadelphia, we here in Germany feel very close to you even despite the physical divide of more than 4,000 miles.   The daily incidents of brutal police violence against African Americans but also poor white folk in recent months have shocked millions of people in Europe […]

PHILADELPHIA, MAY 13, 2015, BE THERE!!! FREE THE MOVE 9, FREE MUMIA AND ALL OUR POLITIKAL PRISONERZ!

WHY? May 13, 2015, is the 30th anniversary of the horrific fire bombing of the MOVE family home, along with 65 nearby houses, by the City of Philadelphia with the collaboration of the FBI. The bombing resulted in the murder of 11 members of the MOVE family, 5 children and 6 adults.   We urge everyone who […]

Iz the policing of black men a new sport for wealthy donorz?

by David A. Love This is a question worth asking, in light of this season of police killings, particularly the April 2nd fatal shooting of a black man named Eric Harris, 44, by Reserve Deputy Robert Bates. After officers brought Harris to the ground, an officer yelled “Taser” twice, after which Bates shot Harris with […]

What Makez Police Killingz of Black Men Invisible

The fact that Walter Scott was killed on the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination makes stark the distinction between the reality of the post-civil rights era and pretensions to a post-racial era. The slogan of the day, born from a Twitter hashtag, is Blacklivesmatter. That says a lot. the issue of the sanctity […]