Cuba spurned FBI bid to swap Assata Shakur for Cuban Five

BY MAGGIE TROWE Former FBI Director Louis Freeh recently revealed that the agency tried unsuccessfully in 1998 to swap some or all of the Cuban Five for Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther who was granted political asylum in Cuba in 1984. In two interviews with the North Bergen, New Jersey, Record, Freeh demanded Cuba […]

March 27 Solidarity w/Move Event will be Livestreamed

BE IN PHILADELPHIA ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015, THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOMBING OF THE MOVE ORGANIZATION IN WHICH 11 MOVE MEMBERS WERE KILLED. DEMAND THAT THE MOVE 9 BE RELEASED.   Building toward that in New York City— FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 6–9 PM RIVERSIDE CHURCH 91 CLAREMONT AVENUE, ROOM 9T   FILM SHOWING […]

In Memory Of A Great Friend & Komrade: The Zulu Nation & Black Panther Party Commemoration Committee Salutez…

In Memory Of A Great Friend, Comrade And Supporter Of Hip Hop Culture, Political Prisoners, Community Activism, Independent Film and Young People Of Harlem. The Universal Zulu Nation & The Black Panther Party Commemoration Committee Salutes… Peace, Power & Light, Sadiki “Bro. Shep” Ojore Olugbala  Universal Zulu NaSadiki “ ~ Black Panther Party Alumni  PS: […]

It’z Time: Call for Clemency for Leonard Peltier

  by Jack Healey                                                                           Not many blog posts start off with a listing of the deceased, but in Leonard Peltier’s clemency request to President Obama, he will say the following: After 40 years in prison, it is with sadness that I write the names of some of my dearest friends and strongest supporters who have […]

Beyond Reform: Essayz Call for a Sweeping Reassessment of Incarceration

(Image: Prison wall via Shutterstock: Edited: JR/TO) by David Gilbert, Truthout | Review  The Roots of Mass Incarceration in the US: Locking Up Black Dissidents and Punishing the Poor Edited by Mumia Abu-Jamal and Johanna Fernandez Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 28, No. 3, November 2014 Prison populations have exploded in the United States, with a […]

Act Now to Defend Assata Shakur: Tell Barack Obama and Eric Holder, Stop Pressuring Cuba to Hand Over Assata

Please tell President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to stop trying to extraditeAssataShakur, anAfrican American freedom fighter who is living in exile in Cuba.The U.S. government is using negotiations with Cuba as an opportunity to go after Shakur. Roberta Jacobson, lead U.S. negotiator, testified at a recent congressional committee meeting that she raises Shakur every time she talks with Cuban […]

February 2015 Update/ Statement From Leonard Peltier

Greetings My Friends, Relatives and Supporters: I know that many of you have concerns about the status of my situation and have been wanting an update about what is going on.  A lot has been happening in the last few months and I am sorry I have not written in a while.  The deaths over […]

From Germany to Mexico to the U.S.A.: Thiz iz the year to free the MOVE 9!

  The Endless Incarceration of the MOVE 9    by Michael Schiffmann   They were convicted to 30 to 100 years in prison for murder in the 3rd degree, the members of the „MOVE 9“: the 4 women Debbie, Janine, Janet, and Merle Africa, and the 5 men Delbert, Phil, Mike, Chuck, and Edward Africa. In […]

Freedom Iz Just Around the Corner

This afternoon Albert’s legal team submitted an application to US District Court Judge James A. Brady for release on bail with expedited review (View the court filing here). This month marks 2 years since Albert’s conviction was overturned for a third time based on a finding of racial discrimination in the selection of his grand […]

Vigil for Leonard Peltier takez place amid growing calls for clemency

Calls for clemency for Leonard Peltier are coming from Canada and the United States, and from around the world. Toronto (04 Feb. 2015) http://nupge.ca/content/12088/vigil-leonard-peltier-takes-place-amid-growing-calls-clemency On February 6, the 22nd Annual Traditional Prayer Vigil and Feast Calling for the Freedom of Leonard Peltier is taking place at Toronto’s COUNCIL FIRE Native Cultural Centre (click here for the poster). This year’s event is […]