On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Puerto Rico ends slavery Slave Bond (copy) Date: Sun, 1873-03-23 On this date in 1873, Puerto Rico abolished slavery. Leaders of the Puerto Rican abolitionist movement, including José Jull6n Acosta, Francisco Mariano Quicones, Julio L. de Vizcarrondo, Ramón Emeterio Betances, and Segundo Ruiz Belvis, waged a long struggle to end slavery on the island. The […]

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 […]

Nothing to Lose But Our Chainz

dequi kioni-sadiki Co-producer and co-host, Where We Live One person involved in the Eric Garner case was indicted. Interestingly, it wasn’t white NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, who killed Garner by placing him in an illegal chokehold for allegedly selling “loosies” (untaxed cigarettes). It was Ramsey Orta: the 22-year-old Latino onlooker who filmed it. The police […]

Abu-Jamal on Obama, Ferguson, and How Afrikan-Amerikanz ‘Live in Hell’

“Oppression abroad gives rise to oppressions at home,” Abu-Jamal tells Sputnik in his first exclusive interview following a stint in solitary confinement. America’s most famous “political prisoner” argues that the plight of African-Americans has only gotten worse under President Obama. Activist and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner […]

Why James Arthur Baldwin (1924-1987) Still Matterz

by Anthony Monteiro “He gave us the concepts and language to talk about and begin understanding the oppressive system of white supremacy in holistic ways.” James Arthur Baldwin, perhaps the greatest essayist in the English language, matters because of his unconditional defense of humanity. He is one of the most original thinkers on racial and […]

‘A Taste of Power': The Woman Who Led The Black Panther Party (BPP)

Elaine Brown was the first and only woman to lead the male-dominated Black Panther Party. She looks back on Jean Seberg, COINTELPRO, and internal divisions within the organization. Photo: Platon Elaine Brown | A Taste of Power, Pantheon | 1992 | 30 minutes (7,440 words) Elaine Brown is an American prison activist, writer, lecturer and singer. In 1968, she joined the […]

Barry Sheppard: Recovering the revolutionary legacy of Malcolm X

  By Barry Sheppard March 5, 2015 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — February 21 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, one of the greatest leaders of the 1960s Black liberation movement in the United States. Lenin once wrote: During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly […]

Bklyn, NY, Sat 3/28: Kazi Toure, Former Politikal Prisoner, at the Base

WHAT: Former Political Prisoner Kazi Toure Speaking Tour WHEN: 7pm sharp, Saturday, March 28th, 2015 WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below) NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet. COST: Entrance is free, but we will be passing the hat to cover travel […]

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 […]

Fundz Needed 4 May13! Pleaze Kontribute If U Can

The MOVE family is working very hard to make the upcoming 30th commemoration of the bombing a truly memorable and significant event.  We plan to do commercials to advertise the event and have public service announcements, etc. on 2 local radio stations.  One radio station is willing to live-broadcast our event. All this cost money […]