Unsilencing Stealth Histories of Armed Struggle and Shortcomings of Left Media Analysis

By Jared Ball    This is an important re-posting of an interview with (April 2016) and statement from (May 2017)  Dhoruba bin-Wahad. Dhoruba bin-Wahad, formerly of The Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, discussed his critique of the “alternative press” and Left analysis of the history of armed struggle – what he calls “stealth” histories – as exemplified in a recent interview with Angela Davis. A STATEMENT […]

Standing Up against Racist, Fascist, Nazi, Swastikas in South L.A.

by LABOR/COMMUNITY STRATEGY CENTER The defacing of an historical mural on Crenshaw Boulevard, Our Mighty Contribution,” by placing swastikas over the faces of Black women members of the Black Panther Party, Thursday, November 29,  is profoundly symbolic and real–a material reflection of the U.S. white settler state out of control. For us at the Strategy Center, the fight against racism, national […]

Who was Fred Hampton?

Who was Fred Hampton? Why was he assassinated by the U.S. government at the age of 21? What is the Hampton Institute about?

Learning from Legendary Activist Bobby Seale Founder of Black Panther

By Philip Lipson Growing up as a teenager in the 1960’s one of the most horrifying sights I witnessed on television was the gagging of Bobby Seale at thetrial of the Chicago 8. Referred to as the Chicago 7, Bobby Seal was the eighth defendant. This was a trial of eight Activists for the disruption […]

Mujahid Farid, 69, Ex-Prisoner Who Advocated for Older Inmates, Dies

Mujahid Farid in 2012, a year after being released from prison after 33 years. He dedicated the rest of his life to trying to change New York State’s parole system.Creditvia Correctional Association of New York Mujahid Farid in 2012, a year after being released from prison after 33 years. He dedicated the rest of his […]

The Blue Wall Is Not Loyalty, It’s Complicity

By Stephanie Goddard  |  I have worked with police officers from 2002-2017 in a profound and personal way. I know cops. I’ve had them in my training classes, I’ve counseled them, I’ve been the person who taught them how to talk to citizens during a hostage situation, and I have been part of the team to okay […]

When Freedom is Outlawed, Only the Outlaws will be Free…

by Robert X – Prison Correspondent Secret detention’s. Secret Courts and Evidence. Closed Courtrooms. Racial Profiling. Indefinite imprisonment based on secret evidence or hearsay. Isolation and Sensory Deprivation inflicted on detained terrorist suspects to pry secrets from them. Americans seem shocked that their government is forced to resort to such measures in its ongoing War […]

Phase 2 of the Clemency Campaign for the VI3 Starting Now!

AS-SALAAMU ‘ALAYKUM! DEAR COMRADES: IMMEDIATE PERSONAL ACTION REQUIRED. TIME SENSITIVE. GOVERNOR MAPP OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DID NOT WIN THE ELECTION AND HE WILL BE LEAVING OFFICE AT THE END OF THE YEAR. I WAS INFORMED THAT GOV. MAPPS’ OFFICE AND HIS ATTORNEY GENERAL AND PARDONING ATTORNEY WILL BE HOLDING A FINAL MEETING NEXT THURSDAY […]

2018 was a big year for Dr. Mutulu Shakur and there’s more in store for 2019!

After a long time coming, Mutulu, represented by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, the Post-Conviction Justice Project (USC Gould School of Law), the National Conference of Black Lawyers, and the National Bar Association, filed a federal court case challenging the government’s interpretation and application of U.S. law by the U.S. Parole Commission that has […]

What does freedom look and feel like after four decades wrongfully imprisoned?

‘It feel like, I went to sleep at 18 and I woke up at 60.’ In May 1975, 18-year-old Rickey Jackson was arrested in Cleveland, Ohio for a murder he didn’t commit. After being convicted, he spent two and a half years on Death Row and an additional 26 years in Ohio prisons, maintaining his […]