Reflectionz on white supremacy by Anti-Imperialist Politikal Prisoner Jaan K. Laaman

This wide-ranging essay, written by anti-imperialist U.S. political prisoner, Jaan K. Laaman, one of the original Ohio-7/United Freedom Front defendants, lays out a historical and current analysis of white supremacy in the United States. This essay is part of Abolition’s inaugural issue.   Recently a smart progressive retired English professor remarked, “how can it be that […]

Several Prisonz Now Involved in Largest Strike in U.S.(united snakez)History

by  Marlee Kokotovic  Despite the vastness of the strike, the mainstream media refuses to cover it. In 40 prisons across the country, thousands of prisoners are joining together and refusing to follow orders until their worker rights are met. They are striking against low wages earned, horrible working conditions, and violent punishments. Many prisoners have faced […]

The banning of bookz in prisonz: ‘It’z like living in the dark agez’

Books including Friday Night Lights are banned in Texas prisons – yet Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf is allowed. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images by Stuart Miller Dan Slater’s new non-fiction book Wolf Boys recounts the story of two Mexican-American teens in Texas seduced by the violent cartels across the border and the Mexican-born Texas detective who […]

Rare historikal photo: “Father starez at the severed hand and foot of hiz five-year-old, Belgian Congo, 1904”

U (white people) have the nerve to call uz (Blackz) uncivilized.  Europeans often whitewash the history of colonialism under the guise of wanting to “spread their culture” or “promote progress” when in reality, they inflicted torture on natives for the sake of economic gain. Much of the collective Black conscious centers itself around the atrocities […]

Update on recent health scare of Robert “Seth” Hayez

Greetings Everyone, here’s an update on Seth’s health from his amazing Daughter Crystal. #BLACKLIVESMATTER in prison too! I just got off the phone with my father, who’s health is a constant roller coaster. This month alone, he was sent to the infirmary overnight for observations twice and to an outside hospital for emergency treatment. Every […]

Three New Poemz by Politikal Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim

The Same Living in the shadows of a Great Nation? Feeling the inspiration of a Great People? The poor survive on aspirations, food stamps and homelessness, mass incarceration, in prison mess halls a sea of Black and Brown faces, poor Whites and Asians, Indigenous Nations— non-citizenry, immigrants, the mosaic of the Star Spangled Banner. The […]

Common and Stevie Wonder Put Black Pain on Display in ‘Black Amerika Again’ Video

By Dee Lockett  As America’s black communities mourn more lives taken at the hands of police this week, Common and Stevie Wonder have released a protest song with a video that spotlights their pain. “Black America Again” is the title track to Common’s next album and its video opens with the disturbing footage of Alton […]

From the Civil War to Today: Centuriez of Institutional Racism, Explained in Less Than 20 Minutez

Screen shot via Facebook The history of racism in the United States is not a simple topic, but actor Romany Malco successfully delves into the topic in less than 20 minutes in a new video posted to Facebook. In “The Racket of Racism,” Malco explains how we can trace the current prison-industrial complex and reliance […]

The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisonz

  Abolitionist Law Center has initiated a new collaboration called The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP). FTP’s mission is to conduct grassroots organizing, advocacy and direct action to challenge the prison system which is putting prisoners at risk of dangerous environmental conditions, as well as impacting surrounding communities and ecosystems by their construction and […]

Your tax dollarz make Ameri­kkka a nation of 8 million slavez

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington Slavery has not been abolished in the United States of America. We call this the land of the free, but it is presently home to 2 million active slaves and approximately 6 million document­ed as slaves for future use. You ask how the land of the free can be home to […]