Erasing the Line: The Organic Link Between the Struggles of the Working Class, Amerika’s Prison Population, and Black Amerika

by Jason Renard Walker, Deputy Minister of Labor – NABPP-PC One of the most important ways that a tiny 0.01% of the population controls all of society is through its police, military, and prisons. These are some of the fascist institutions within capitalism that, through its control of mass media, can shape and mold how […]

The Plot to Kill Malcolm X: Karl Evanzz and the 25th Anniversary of the Judas Factor

Author and journalist Karl Evanzz joined us again to discuss the newly released and updated special 25th anniversary of The Judas Factor: The Plot to Kill Malcolm Shabazz. “Karl Evanzz 25th Anniversary of the Judas Factor The Plot to Kill Malcolm X”IMIXWHATILIKE.ORG Audio Player 00:00 00:00 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 1. “Karl Evanzz 25th […]

Was Kevin Cooper Framed for Murder?

This is the story of a broken justice system. It appears that an innocent man was framed by sheriff’s deputies and is on death row in part because of dishonest cops, sensational media coverage and flawed political leaders. by Nicholas Kristof with Jessia Ma and Stuart A. Thompson   Kevin Cooper at San Quentin. ,   […]

South Carolina Prisoners Reflect on Causes of Violence in Prison, and Solutions

by Jared Ware               The deadliest incident of violence in a United States prison in a quarter century took place at the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina on April 15, 2018. According to multiple reports , including SCDC Director Bryan Stirling’s own, prison guards and EMTs made no attempt to break things […]

Prison records from 1800s Georgia show mass incarceration’s racially charged beginnings

A Georgia penitentiary in 1911. Library of Congress   Henry Minter was working as a farm laborer in Georgia in the 1870s when he met Mary Dotson, a young black servant girl. The couple never married – which would have been illegal at the time – but they stayed together until Henry’s death. Mary, who was left with […]

Freeing Jalil Muntaqim and the Continued Plight of U.S. Political Prisoners

Jalil Muntaqim will once again come up for parole next month.  Support for political prisoners is essential for at least honoring their efforts and the politics which drove their work and is also essential for maintaining an appropriate standard for defining “progress,” “change,” “advance.”  Particularly now when more than ever a sophisticated application of popular culture and celebrity […]

Murder Incorporated: Empire, Genocide, and Manifest Destiny

Listen to story: Download: mp3 (Duration: 11:56 — 10.9MB) FEATURING MUMIA ABU-JAMAL – A new book authored by Stephen Vittoria and political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal, explores the history of the United States and takes on the myth that the US is a beacon for freedom and democracy. Murder Incorporated: Empire, Genocide, and Manifest Destiny is actually […]

Book Review: Malcolm X: History Is Best Qualified

The Judas Factor: The Life and Death of Malcolm Shabazz Limited 25th Anniversary Edition. Karl Evanzz. Xis Books, 541 pp., $25.99. Reviewed by Todd Steven Burroughs Context can be a witch, to be polite. Yesterday, May 19, Malcolm X would have been 93. The fact that that day is marked solemnly around the country by those […]

Why Are For-Profit US Prisons Subjecting Detainees to Forced Labor?

by Azadeh Shahshahani , Gina Ferazzi/LA Times via Getty Images   In 2017, officials at the Stewart immigration detention center in Georgia placed Shoaib Ahmed, a 24-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh, in solitary confinement for encouraging fellow workers to stop working. Ahmed, who was paid 50 cents per hour to work within the facility, was upset because his $20 […]

BOOK REVIEW: New Mumia Abu-Jamal Book A Decolonizing House of Common Sense and Proper Propaganda About G*d$#mn Amerika

by Todd Steven Burroughs    Murder, Incorporated: Empire, Genocide and Manifest Destiny.  Book One: Dreaming of Empire. Mumia Abu-Jamal and Stephen Vittoria. Foreword by Chris Hedges. Prison Radio, 345 pp., $20. Reviewed by Todd Steven Burroughs LERONE BENNETT JR. IS the star of this writer’s favorite televised history discussion. In September of 2000, Bennett joined a panel of historians […]