Time for Reparationz? How the Marijuana Industry Iz Excluding People of Color

by Shaleen Title This year, my New Year’s resolution was to stop talking about “diversity” in the marijuana industry. It’s a sharp turn, considering that’s what I spent most of 2015 doing. Having co-founded a recruiting firm that emphasizes inclusion in cannabis companies, I sat in dozens of meetings withwhite “ganjapreneurs,” pointing out the need to bring […]

Who’z behind unpaid prison labor in Texas?

by Aaron Cantú Several of the officials charged with regulating Texas’s prison labor program, wherein thousands of workers behind bars are compelled to produce goods and provide services for free, are connected to some of the richest and most powerful institutions and people in the state. The Texas Board of Criminal Justice, which oversees Texas […]

Prisonerz’ Voicez Blocked and Censorship in U.S. Prisonz

by Jaan Laaman Like many political prisoners, the author’s freedom of speech rights are routinely curtailed. “While prisoners do have a legal right to express their thoughts and report on issues and abuses, actually getting your words out is often very hard or impossible.” U.S. prisons operate their own “kangaroo courts” that often shut down […]

Coordinated offensive on STG kickoutz

by Jose Villarreal “Just because we have won victory, we must never relax our vigilance against the frenzied plots for revenge by the imperialists and their running dogs. Whoever relaxes vigil­ance will disarm himself politically and land himself in a pass­ive position.” – Mao Zedong in “Address to the Preparatory Committee of the New Political […]

Control Unitz: Social Control for Semi-Coloniez in the United $tatez (united snakez)

by cipactli of Brown Berets – Prison Chapter                              permalink   Comrades living outside of the First World, and specifically outside of United Snakes borders, may be surprised at the social reality of this prison house of nations. The methods employed on the […]

THE EUROCENTRIK CONCEPTZ OF “LATINO & HISPANIK” ARE RACIST AND ANTI-INDIGENOUZ

THE EUROCENTRIC CONCEPTS OF “LATINO & HISPANIC” ARE RACIST AND ANTI-INDIGENOUS Zulu Nation FACTOLOGY THE CONCEPT OF LATINO IS RACIST Remember that there is no such thing as a “Latin” nation, race, or ethnic group—there is only the racist colonial term of “Latin America” (“Latino” just means Latin in Spanish) which refers to the colonialists […]

When childhood innocence and gang violence lived side by side in Boyle Heightz

Artists Erica Parra and Joe Diaz in 1994 with a segment of a wall commemorating the deaths of gang members during the previous six years around Boyle Heights’ Pico-Aliso housing projects. (Suzanne States / For The Times)   In the 1980s, my boyhood best friend in Boyle Heights and I chatted about gangs. Particularly about […]

Striking Prisonerz In Alabama Accuse Officialz Of Using Food Az Weapon

The coordinated strike by Alabama prisoners began on May 1, International Workers’ Day, to protest severe overcrowding, poor living conditions, and the Thirteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which bans slavery and servitude “except as a punishment for crime,” thus sanctioning the legality of forced, unpaid prison labor. Alice Speri The Intercept   AP Photo/Brynn […]

Frisco 5 hunger strikerz to SFPD: ‘Stop executing our people’

by Dave Welsh San Francisco – Five hunger strikers dubbed the Frisco 5 – angered by new police murders of Black and Brown people – have been occupying half the sidewalk in front of Mission Police Station since April 21. It’s Day 13 of their liquid-only fast and they’re losing weight, but they vow to […]

Hungry for justice: Equipto speakz for the Frisco 5 on hunger strike to demand SFPD Chief Suhr be fired or Mayor Lee resign

The latest front in the fight to fire SFPD Chief Suhr is a hunger strike outside the Mission Police Station led by rapper Equipto (Ilych Sato) and his mother, Maria Cristina Gutierrez (center of photo above), whose idea it was back in 2014 when Alex Nieto was executed by SFPD. She says, “Enough is enough. […]