Report on Mumia Abu Jamal’s Post-Conviction Appeal Act Hearing

Report on Mumia’s PCRA Hearing on Challenge to Appeals based on Bias of former prosecutor, then Supreme Court judge Ronald Castille, April 24, 2017 Yesterday, April 24, 2017, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 63rd birthday was the first court hearing on the PCRA (Post-Conviction Appeal Act) petitition that was filed on August 7, 2016 by attorneys Judith Ritter […]

Where Life Iz Seized

  By Adam Shatz Écrits sur l’aliénation et la liberté by Frantz Fanon, edited by Robert Young and Jean Khalfa. La Découverte, 688 pp, £22.00, October 2015, ISBN 978 2 7071 8638 6 Author of the anti-racist jeremiad Black Skin, White Masks ; spokesman for the Algerian Revolution and author of The Wretched of the Earth, the ‘bible’ of decolonisation ; inspiration to […]

Drugz, Chess, Bookz, Or Gambling: How To Fight Boredom In Prison

by Daniel Genis Leisure time, unstructured and purposeless, generally makes up most of an American prison inmate’s day. Most convicts are just sent to the yard, where they socialize, exercise, play games and sports, and make their deals. Entire lives are spent in the incarcerated world, typified by the sexual compromises and prominence of violence that […]

White Scientist Sayz The Black Community Iz Being Targeted By The Medical System, They Are Deliberately Being Poisoned [Video]

A scientist who goes by the name Mike Adams, “The Health Ranger has broken the cardinal rule when it comes to snitching.  He is literally exposing white America paticularly and the hate they have for black America today. You think blacks are killing blacks because they just hate each other?  No, they are being poisoned […]

Politikal Prisoner Bill Dunne iz in the hole

Political prisoner Bill Dunne has been in the hole since January, so his contact with his partner has been limited. It was just discovered by her that he passed out in his cell 2 weeks ago and was taken to the hospital, where he stayed overnight. It is not known what caused him to lose […]

Audio segment online: Lynne Stewart’z Support for LGBT Rightz

This 17-minute segment aired last night on WBAI, but can be heard online at http://outfm.org/liberation/index.php/home/internship-application/342-lynne-stewart-fought-for-lgbt-rights-queer-women-in-the-balkans-turkey-and-sage-youth —————— Long-time people’s lawyer Lynne Stewart made invaluable contributions to human rights in many arenas, including LGBT rights and inclusion. Out-FM associate producer Bob Lederer interviews Ralph Poynter, Lynne’s husband about her contributions in this area. Lynne died March 7, […]

ESSAY: NINA SIMONE

    NINA SIMONE   Nina is song. Not just a vocalist or singer, but actual song. The physical vibration and the meaning too. A reflection and projection of a certain segment of our mesmerizing ethos. Culturally specific in attitude, in rhythm, in what she harmonizes with and what she clashes against, merges snugly into […]

Hunger Strike Continuez at Northwest Detention Center Az GEO Retaliatez With Worsening Food

Tacoma, WA – Today, over a dozen individuals detained at Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) continued a hunger strike to call attention to the abysmal conditions at the facility, which have only gotten worse since Trump took office. More immigrants plan to join the hunger strike this weekend. Men and women detained at the facility have […]

UAlbany Launchez Project to Digitize History of Executionz in the United Statez (United Snakez)

The mug shot of 14-year-old George Stinney (part of the M. Watt Espy Collection at UAlbany), the youngest person to be sentenced to death and executed in the United States following a racially-biased trial. For more than 40 years, Espy, an opponent of the death penalty, traced the often tragic history of legal executions in […]

PROFESSOR CARNAGE

Dave Grossman teaches police officers to think like “warriors.” But is the rise of a militarized mindset turning black citizens into targets? BY STEVE FEATHERSTONE Early one Friday morning, more than 250 police officers file into a high school auditorium in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Dressed in the uniform of the off-duty cop—polo shirts and khakis accessorized […]