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 […]

REPORT: Women Are Landing in Local Jailz At An Alarming Rate

And those inmates are disproportionately Black and Latinx. A new study explores how incarceration impacts their lives—and their families. Kenrya Rankin  From the cover of “Overlooked: Women and Jails in an Era of Reform.” Courtesy of the Vera Institute of Justice and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge Share […]

My letter to willie lynch (return to sender)

my letter to willie lynch This is dedicated to people who lost their life in charleston sc… to all my people black, latino, & indian…

The Ballad of Rocky Rontal

   How do we forgive the unforgivable? By Daniel Alarcón Photographs by Carolyn Drake The first time I met Rocky Rontal, I asked him to describe his childhood. I watched him stiffen, like someone preparing for the sharp poke of a needle. He rubbed a palm over his close-cropped black hair. It was a long […]