Racialization and Incarceration: The Politikz of Polarization and Containment in Amerika (2016)

The following article by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson was written for (and will appear in) the book The Racialization of Murder, co-edited by StanDoyle-Wood, Bedour Alagraa and Gurpreet Johal, and due out in 2017. There is an organic link between racialization and incarceration in Amerikkka. Both are tools that serve the interests of capitalist power and social control. […]

More guardz quit Alabama’z Holman Prison az Justice Dept. preparez to investigate Alabama prisonz

Cell phones enable prisoners to break the media ban and reveal conditions and events in prisons, the most censored places in the U.S. FAM is showing the way. by Free Alabama Movement   Oct. 8, 2016 – At Holman Prison in Atmore, Alabama, only two officers reported for work for the second shift Saturday, Oct. […]

Undrinkable Water

Our loved ones inside Mahanoy, Frackville, and other PA prisons are still being forced to bathe in undrinkable water that is brown and foul smelling, leaving an oily sheen on their skin after washing. At Mahanoy, prisoners are only allowed three small cups of water at meals, while at Frackville prisoners are given a gallon […]

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 […]

Iz the U.S. (united snakez) government dumping gunz in the hood?

by Isaac Davis There is a well-documented history of the U.S. government supplying weapons and arms to both friends and foe for political purposes and for profit. In addition to publicly known global arms deals to U.S. political allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia, revelations about the rise of ISIS indicate that U.S. arms and […]

How Free Alabama Movement birthed the Sept. 9 nationwide protest, workstrike, boycott and demonstrationz

by Free Alabama Movement, National Freedom Movement Against Mass Incarceration and Prison Slavery On Sept. 9, 2016, the 45th anniversary of the Sept. 9, 1971, Attica Rebellion, the Free Alabama Movement kicks off the National Non-Violent and Peaceful Prison Shutdown for Civil and Human Rights at Holman Prison in Atmore, Alabama. After launching its movement […]

Attica’z Ghostz

A savage beating, a culture “beyond repair.” George Williams was beaten while he was an inmate at Attica prison in western New York. Among his injuries were broken legs, a broken shoulder and eye socket and cracked ribs. Damon Winter/The New York Times By Tom Robbins O n the evening of Aug. 9, 2011, one […]

SCI Mahanoy & SCI Frackville Drinking Water Unsafe!

Prisoners are calling home complaining that the water at SCI Mahanoy is brown and has a foul odor. They cannot drink it. We are monitoring the situation and advocating that everyone at the prison have access to clean bottled water. This follows our reports a week ago about the purported water main break at SCI Frackville. […]

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 […]

Walking While Black

Encounters with police in New York City. BY Garnette Cadogan Photo by Ruddy Roye, “Damion.” From the series “When Living Is A Protest.” This is an excerpt of an essay that first appeared in Freeman’s in September 2015. My love for walking started in childhood, out of necessity. No thanks to a stepfather with heavy hands, I […]