Lucasville Rebellion, longest prison ‘riot’ in history, began 25 years ago, on April 11, 1993

by Greg Curry My name is Greg Curry. I was serving time at Ohio’s maximum security prison, SOCF (Southern Ohio Correctional Facility) on April 11, 1993, when a major disturbance on L-side began. Many will recall the crisis at Waco, Texas, was the dominant news story during that time, squeezing out much of the news […]

Monday April 16th The People vs The PA Parole Board

ONA MOVE First we would like to take the time to thank everyone that made phone calls, sent faxes, tweets, and emails on behalf of The Move 9 Sisters, as this is the first phase in our push for parole. As we had addressed earlier, Governor Wolf has indeed made changes to the parole board […]

Judge Suspends Release of Herman Bell, Elderly Black Panther Jailed 45 Years, Amid Police Pressure

by Amy Goodman , Critical Resistance   A judge in New York has suspended the release of Herman Bell, a 70-year-old prisoner who has been granted parole after 45 years in prison. Bell was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the killing of two New York City police officers in 1971. At […]

Attorney Bob Boyle and RAPP member Jose Saldana (who just got out in January after 38 years) on Herman Bell’s Release Travel

A two-part (both short) interview by Attorney Bob Boyle and RAPP member Jose Saldana (who just got out of prison in January after 38 years). “Judge Suspends Release of Herman Bell, Elderly Black Panther Jailed 45 Years, Amid Police Pressure” (Part One) https://www.democracynow.org/2018/4/6/judge_suspends_release_of_herman_bell – April 6, 2018: Amy Goodman interviews RAPP’s Jose Saldana and Attorney Robert Boyle […]

Shedding new light on the (real) Black Panthers

by By James Jeffrey Huey Newton (center), one of the founders of the Black Panther Party Most people watching the new Black Panther movie know little about the radical political party with the same name as the film’s hero, beyond its reputation for militancy. But the photos of Stephen Shames reveal a far more humane side. […]

WHY THE BACKLASH TO FORMER BLACK PANTHER HERMAN BELL’S PAROLE RISKS SETTING A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT

by  Natasha Lennard EARLIER THIS MONTH, the New York State Parole Board did its job. It elected to grant parole to 70-year-old Herman Bell, a former Black Panther who has served nearly 45 years in prison after being convicted of the 1971 murders of two New York City police officers. The board’s decision is long overdue: […]

PP ROBERT SETH HAYES IN THE INFIRMARY! Take Action Now!

New York City Jericho received a phone call from Robert Seth Hayes this evening. He is in the so-called “infirmary,” which is actually more like a SHU unit, with no medical personnel present and COs making medical decisions. As people know, Seth has been having serious problems with the insulin pump/sensor for the past month. […]

TUPAC’S FATHER, MUTULU SHAKUR, FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST THE U.S. GOVERNMENT FOR ILLEGALLY HOLDING HIM IN PRISON

  by   SHA BE ALLAH  MARCH 29, 2018 After serving three decades in a federal penitentiary, freedom fighter and father figure to the late Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur says that the government is illegally keeping him behind bars. Mutulu Shakur has filed a lawsuit against the government of the United States earlier this week, claiming his Constitutional […]

Assata Shakur – Influential Black Leaders

On May 2, 2013, the FBI placed Assata Shakur, now living in Cuba, on its Most Wanted Terrorists list, which has included the likes of Osama Bin Laden and other Al Quaeda figures, some of whom were executed by drones. This was the day after the State Department was due to release its list of […]

Herman Bell Gains Parole, as Cuomo, de Blasio Lose Ethics

BY SUSIE DAY |  Dear Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo, You, as governor and mayor — New York State’s most powerful liberals — have argued constantly. I, along with millions of New York civilians, have endured years of your snark-attacks and antler-locks. Recently, it got really bad, when you, Governor Cuomo, insinuated that you, […]