PP/POW Updatez and Announcementz – 30 Aug 2016

Here’s the latest compilation of every other week updates: https://nycabc.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/updates-30-aug-2016.pdf NYC ABC, along with several other individuals and prisoner support crews, now send hard copies to all political prisoners and prisoners of war we support. If you consistently mail the latest updates to a specific prisoner, please let us know so we can insure there’s […]

“I want to share thiz image of solitary confinement in hopez that you may know what I survived.

By Ernesto Rodriguez Today, the 23rd of the month, invoking the 23 hours per day that prisoners spend in their cells in the SHU, activists throughout California are taking action to bring attention to prison conditions.  Below Ernesto Rodriguez shares his experience of indefinite solitary confinement and of his release into the general prison population, […]

Sept. 9: Strike against prison slavery, strike against white supremacy

by Oakland IWOC On Friday, Sept. 9, on the 45th anniversary of the Attica Uprising in New York, prisoners are calling for a general strike across all prisons in the United States against prison slavery. As the initial call out for the strike stated: “Slavery is alive and well in the prison system, but by […]

Reverse Migration: Black Amerikanz Are Moving Down South

By: Dante Chinni AFRICANGLOBE – In the 50 years since the voting rights march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, the American South has seen remarkable changes. Those changes can be measured in people – and dollars. In the 1960s, the South was a place African Americans fled, seeking better jobs and better lives in the […]

The slave-trade rootz of US private prisonz

by Evan Taparata In this image of the domestic slave trade, two slave traffickers detain a free African American man whom they kidnapped to be sold into slavery. The image appeared in Jesse Torrey’s 1817 book “A Portraiture of Domestic Slavery.” Credit: Courtesy of archive.org Five years from now, the use of private federal prisons […]

Why Do So Many Ex-Conz End Up Back in Prison?

Maybe they don’t—a provocative new study says recidivism rates are drastically lower than we think. By Leon Neyfakh A California State Prison, Solano, inmate installs a drought-tolerant garden in the prison yard, Oct. 19, 2015, Vacaville, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty   One of the most frequently cited and dispiriting statistics about the American criminal […]

Remembering Black Pantherz Founder and Hero, Huey P. Newton

by ayanarashed Continue to rest up 2/17/42 – 8/22/89 #BlackKing Huey P. Newton founded the Black Panthers and spent years debating that black americans needed to arm and defend themselves while fighting for equal rights. He is a hero to most and a villain to white america. Newton founded the Black Panthers nearly 50 years ago […]

U.S. prisonz and the struggle against slave labor

By Sara Flounders The headline seemed to herald a new day and was reported by corporate media as breaking news: “Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons.” On Aug. 18, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates sent out a memo instructing federal officials to “not renew contracts with prison operators or to […]

Black August, commemorating the death of George Jackson, rejuvenatez the konversation around Amerikan Politikal Prisonerz.

by  Eugene Puryear (Host) http://sputniknews.com/popup/radio/?audio_id=19819520 On this episode of “By Any Means Necessary” host Eugene Puryear is joined by Erin Shields, Organizer Extraordinaire with BYP100, Dr. Jared Ball, father, husband, professor at Morgan State University, and curator of ImixwhatIlike.org, and Naji Mujahid, a Lawyer and member of Law for Black Lives talk about America’s political […]

Black August: What Movementz of Today Can Learn From the Past

Saturday marked the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Black Panther Party prison chapter leader George Jackson at San Quentin State Prison. Almost half a century after Jackson’s death, people honor his memory in a month dedicated to study, fasting and struggle called Black August. Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear spoke with journalist and former […]