CDCr must effect genuine changez in itz old policiez, culture and practicez

by Baridi and Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa As always, allow us to begin by paying our respects to the families who lost their loved ones during the historic California hunger strikes. Prior to the solidarity hunger strikes, the four principal negotiators, Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, Arturo Castellanos, George Franco and Todd Ashker, found ourselves locked inside Pelican […]

A young prisoner diez, hiz comradez pour out their love

Tragedy on top of tragedy for a young Black man: First he’s snatched out of his community and away from his family, where he’s badly needed, and swept into prison. For the beloved Weusi Joka Kambon, clearly an up-and-coming leader, prison snatched him away permanently. Justice must be done! – Art: Roger “Rab” Moore, G-02296, […]

We Are the Amerikan Heartbreak: Langston Hughez on Race in a Rare Recording

Reflection on “the rock on which Freedom stumped its toe.”   BY MARIA POPOVA   The African American poet, essayist, playwright, novelist, and jazz poetry pioneer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902–May 22, 1967) was in a sense the William Blake of his generation — like Blake, he was endowed with a rare poetic genius that incurred merciless ridicule […]

A just rage

by  Henry Makori Black people are quickly labeled racist any time we raise our voice against white supremacy. It is racism fighting back. It is meant to silence us. We should not openly express what we feel and know. As Black people we should not own our experiences and history. No. We are instead supposed […]

Stop firing of legal aid prisoner

By Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi Revolutionary greetings to all the workers worldwide! When does being a laborer and doing right become the wrong thing to do? The answer is, apparently, when you are a prisoner working inside a prison law library in Pennsylvania. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, prisoner work, if you can even call […]

PROTEST SONG OF THE WEEK: ‘THIEVEZ (SCREAMED THE GHOST)’ BY RUN THE JEWELZ

by  KEVIN GOSZTOLA   El-P (left) and Killer Mike (right) of Run The Jewels | Photo by Brennan Schnell The nightmare of black life in the United States, particularly how police can kill black people and get away with murder, is vividly presented on this song in the form of a “Twilight Zone” episode. With sirens […]

Free Em All Radio w/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. & the Lady of Rage

The 1992 UPRISINGS!… Join Our Host for this dynamic discussion which will elevate the understanding that Everything is Political!  As always that Fire political education for the People only on the People’s Radio! source: Free Em All Radio w/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. & the Lady of Rage

Bob Lee, ‘Mayor of Fifth Ward,’ dead at 74

By Cindy George Bob Lee, a lifelong social worker and older brother of the late Harris County Precinct 1 Commissioner El Franco Lee, died Tuesday. He was 74. His various titles included community organizer, writer, storyteller and folk artist. He also was known to some as the “Mayor of Fifth Ward,” an honorary title bestowed on […]

BK/NY – Tuesday, March 28th– International Women’s Day Political Prisoner Card Writing Dinner

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 (POSTPONED FROM MARCH 14th) WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below) NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet. COST: Free For only the third time in over […]

Beyond Victimhood: 5 Slavez Who Fought Back and Changed History

  December 2 marks the United Nations’ International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, which focuses on combating and eradicating contemporary forms of slavery.   The day also offers the opportunity to remember the horrors of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, which lasted from the 15th through to the 19th centuries and was, according to the […]