CONTINUING LEGACIEZ OF RESISTANCE: Supporting Politicized Prisonerz

When I first entered the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and during many of my journeys throughout its Restrictive Housing Units (a.k.a. “hole”) in various maximum security prisons, I had the fortune to directly or indirectly come in contact with a couple of the Black Liberation Army and Black Panther Political Prisoners buried within the Department’s […]

From the Keystone State to the Golden State: The need for a national movement to liberate politikal prisonerz

I felt the need to reblog thiz piece by Komrade Big Brutha Saleem because it’z relevance when first written and it iz still true now.  August 4, 2014 by Robert Saleem Holbrook   In Pennsylvania, former Black Panthers and Black Liberation Army members Russell Maroon Shoatz, Joseph JoJo Bowens, Clifford Lumumba Futch and Fred Muhammad Burton enter […]

Court rules no punishment for California prison hunger striker

California Court of Appeals grants relief to former Pelican Bay SHU prisoner wrongfully disciplined for refusing to eat during the 2013 hunger strike by Kim Rohrbach Jorge Gomez had spent over a decade in Pelican Bay State Prison’s Security Housing Unit (SHU) at the time of California’s historic 2013 Prisoner Hunger Strike. Launched in early […]

Solitary confinement iz ‘no touch’ torture, and it must be abolished

Chelsea E Manning I spent about nine months in an isolated cell behind a one-way mirror. It was cruel, degrading and inhumane ‘For 17 hours a day, I sat directly in front of at least two Marine Corps guards seated behind a one-way mirror. I was not allowed to lay down. I was not allowed […]

CA Prisonz – The Conflict Resolution

The Free Speech Society presents: The Conflict Resolution Committee   By Kijana Tashiri Askari, Abdul Olugbala Shakur, and J. Heshima Denham   April 17, 2016 Mission Statement In the afermath of two small-scale race-based ‘isolated’ incidents that occurred on B-facility in January of 2016 at Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP), the Free Speech Society was […]

What It Meanz to Believe PrisonerzNoth

Ending the racist prison system begins with telling the truth about its injustices. by Matt Hartman   Jail cell by artist Tehching Hsieh at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Jason Kuffer / Flickr On January 19, Matthew McCain died in his cell at North Carolina’s Durham County Detention Facility. According to reports […]

Iz there a balm in Gilead?

by Mumia Abu-Jamal The great Black activist and artist Paul Robeson in 1958, in Carnegie Hall, sang the gospel song, “Balm in Gilead”: “♪There is a balm in Gilead, ♪To make the wounded whooole♪ ….” His full, magnificent baritone filled the hall with wonder. Hepatitis C is a liver infection (inflammation), which can, if untreated, […]

Environmental Racism in Michigan

By Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall Let’s begin with the premise that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder must be charged with federal and state criminal violations of criminal negligence and a hate crime, for he knowingly forced the majority Black-populated City of Flint, Michigan to use contaminated Flint River water, which inflicted immeasurable and irreparable injury on the […]

My brotha Yogi – two comradez with long memoriez

They hated him because they couldn’t break him by Juan A. Merced Jr., aka Ajamu I’m not an eloquent writer or speaker nor can I be placed in the same category as Khatari, W.L., George or Yogi. The purpose of my existence is to strive daily to ensure that our history will never again be […]

Exposing toxic work conditionz inside Texas Prisonz

by Keith “Malik” Washington and David “Chino” Martinez “Our current form of capitalism has no concept of right and wrong. It only recognizes what is profitable and what you can get away with. And when you have the government, the media, the military and the police on your payroll, you can get away with pretty […]