Oakland, Calif., conference backz U.S. politikal prisonerz

By Judy Greenspan Oakland, Calif. — “I am here today to ask people to support our political prisoners. If we all get together, I am sure we can bring them home,” said Richard Brown, a former Black Panther Party member and himself a former political prisoner from San Francisco. Brown spoke on a panel of […]

Update on Politikal Prisoner Robert ‘Seth’ Hayes Medical Condition

Robert Seth Hayes’ wife Sheila had a trailer visit with him last weekend (May 9 and 10th) and she states that he cannot lie down for any long period of time, including to sleep, because he feels that he cannot breathe. He still has the dry cough, which makes him feel like he is choking. […]

Update on Mumia Abu-Jamal

Monday May 18th 2015 Danville, PA Mumia was able to call his wife this morning at 9:30 am.   Wadiya Jamal spoke with Mumia for 15 minutes by phone.  He remains at the hospital.  She reports that he said he “sounded very good.”  He was receiving multiple tests.  He also said his sores were “fair to […]

Wen. May 13: Be On The Bus Going To Philly To Free The Move Family

BUSES LEAVING NYC AT 8:30 am, FROM RIVERSIDE CHURCH AND LOCAL 1199, RETURNING AT 7 pm TO RIVERSIDE AND AT 9 TO 1199.  CALL 212 330-8029212 330-8029 FOR RESERVATIONS.   DON’T MISS THIS AMAZING DAY!  A MARCH FROM WHERE THE DEADLY ASSAULT OCCURRED, COMMEMORATION, AND THEN TO A SPECTACULAR EVENT TO INTENSIFY THE STRUGGLE TO […]

Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow” – 2013 George E. Kent Lecture

Michelle Alexander, highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, Associate Professor of Law at Ohio State University, and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, delivers the 30th Annual George E. Kent Lecture, in honor of the late George E. Kent, who was one of the earliest tenured African American […]

Former Politikal Prisonerz Offer Analysis of Mass Incarceration

May 1, 2015 Tags: black panthers, mass incarceration, political prisoners Former Political Prisoners Offer Analysis of Mass Incarceration At Metro State University, two former political prisoners gave their experiences leading up to incarceration and their analysis of a US police state.  Former Black Panther Ashanti Alston (61) of Providence, Rhode Island and Chicano/Mexicano activist Ricardo […]

Wednesday May 13: 30 year Commemration of the 1985 Move Bombing

Brothers and Sisters, 30 years ago this Wednesday, the City of Philadelphia, in a show of extreme extrajudicial terrorism, surrounded the home of the MOVE organization, trapped a number of its members inside, and, in addition to isolating the building with an army of police and state officers, dropped an incendiary device on its roof, […]

Omaha Two alibi witness tellz of failure by lawyer to cross-examine bomber

Rae Ann Schmitz was a key witness in a 1971 murder trial, but nobody, including defense attorney David Herzog, was aware she contradicted the testimony of the prosecution’s chief witness. Schmitz was unaware she was an alibi witness for Mondo we Langa, then David Rice, before he was imprisoned for life at the Nebraska State […]

From SHU to mainline, you will be tested

by Vitani (Michael Spencer) This is the advice I share with anyone getting out of the SHU (isolation unit) and going into GP (general population). Now this advice I would like to share and some of the challenges I faced were based on over a decade in Pelican Bay SHU, the last five years in […]

UPDATE ON MUMIA’Z MEDICAL CONDITION FROM BRET GROTE, MUMIA’Z LAWYER

I had a legal phone call with Mumia today. On that call I informed him of the medical opinion of the doctor that Mumia has chosen to assist in his diagnosis and treatment. He authorized me to share the following: The doctor we are working with is recommending that Mumia be seen by an oncologist […]