Muslims at Texas’ Clements Unit are being starved during Ramadan: ‘Don’t like it? Become a Christian’

by Jason Renard Walker, Deputy Minister of Labor, NABPP-PC In a year where Islamophobia is at an all-time extreme in Texas prisons, I think it is a perfect time for me to shed light of the injustice Muslim brothers are facing here at the Clements Unit. I am not Muslim myself, but I am against […]

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 […]

Hot Off the Press–Mumia’s New Book

‘Hot off the press from City Lights Pub! 50 or so concise, info-packed, inspirational essays on (in)justice in the USA by imprisoned revolutionary journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal. We need him out and working with us. And for all the rest of our political prisoners – free them, too! On the many US political prisoners, and a bibliography […]

Blog #44: Carnage

Blog #44: Carnage Like many, I was horrified when I heard about the children killed at the Ariana Grande concert, followed by the rampage in London. The increasing incessant violence in the name of Islam, the murdering of non-combatant civilians, is WRONG! Generally speaking, it scars the beautiful face of Islam, making it appear ugly […]

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. […]

Politikal Prisoner Veronza Bowers Has Been Moved!

Greetings friends Our wonderful comrade Veronza Bowers,has been moved to the Federal Medical Facility Butner, NC. We will send out more information on his medical condition as it comes to us. Please send him a card to let Veronza and the facility know we care about him. Thank you all Veronza Bowers #35316-136 FMC BUTNER […]

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 […]

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 […]