The Vortex of Dementia

By Abdul Olugbala Shakur  Transcribed by Kilaika Baruti Though I have been active in the struggle for practically all of my life, from a Panther cub to an Urban guerrilla in the service of the underground, I have never considered myself to be a writer or at least not a good writer, but I felt it […]

Air Conditioning Iz a Human Right

by Jeff Edwards and Scott Medlock Edwards and Medlock are trial lawyers with Edwards Law in Austin. Texas, like other states, does not air condition its prisons—and by doing so, it kills people Air conditioning system adventtr—Getty Images In 2011, the State of Texas convicted Larry McCollum of forgery, for passing a bad check. He […]

Got to be Strong

by a West Virginia prisoner       permalink That’s the way they wanna be, That’s the way they wanna be, That’s the way they wanna be, They do things that society can’t see. Lock mass numbers away from being free. Destroy lives, “but they’re not the enemy”. Imperialism trying to keep us down. Governments […]

The End of Prison Visitation

by Jack Smith IV, Mic A new system called “video visitation” is replacing in-person jail visits with glitchy, expensive Skype-like video calls. It’s inhumane, dystopian and actually increases in-prison violence – but god, it makes money. Losing Connection The only way Lauren Johnson could see Ashika Renae Coleman at the Travis County Correctional Complex in Del […]

Laptop & related for Sekou Odinga

Sekou Odinga, Black Panther Party leader and former Political Prisoner/P.O.W.  was released in 2014 after 33 years in prison. Since his release he has spent most of every waking moment working, speaking, writing and organizing: continuing to speak truth to power.   When Sekou went to prison there were no such things as email or laptops, he […]

Jalil Muntaqim: The 13th Amendment – prison slavery and mass incarceration

 by Jalil Muntaqim Since the publication of Michelle Alexander’s excellent “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” the issue of prison and parole reform has been raised as far as Obama’s White House. In the national debate ensuing from Michelle Alexander’s book, some have not given credit to Angela Davis […]

The “Fundamentalism” in Police Operationz

Police thinking resembles the circular reasoning of religious zealotry. “Against the pretense of an equality of persons, or equality of races, or a diversity of cultures, the police counterpose the law, but a law that has become the police as a law unto themselves through their impunity.” They command and control the rest of us. […]

List of memberz of the Black Panther Party (BPP)

 Courtroom portraits including Huggins, Kimbro, Seale and Sams, 1970. This is a list of members of the Black Panther Party, including those notable for being Panthers as well as former Panthers who became notable for other reasons. This list does not include outside supporters, sympathizers, or allies. Mumia Abu-Jamal, Lieutenant Minister of Information, Philadelphia chapter. […]

Exciting list of speakerz announced for July 24 convergence: “Demand freedom for politikal prisonerz outside the DNC!”

During the DNC: Demand freedom for political prisoners! Sunday, July 24 5:00 p.m. William Way LGBT Community Center (1315 Spruce Street) Philadelphia, Penn. Click here to RSVP Initial list of confirmed speakers: Pam Africa – Founder and leader of International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal Eddie Conway – Political prisoner for 43 years, Minister […]

PP/POW Updatez and Announcementz

Here’s the latest compilation of every other week updates: NYC ABC, along with several other individuals and prisoner support crews, now send hard copies to all political prisoners and prisoners of war we support. If you consistently mail the latest updates to a specific prisoner, please let us know so we can insure there’s […]