Lucy Parsonz: A working-clazz founder of May Day

By Jeff Sorel The class struggle was at fever pitch in Chicago in 1885. Unemployment was high, wages were low, and food prices were rising steeply. On April 28, thousands of workers expressed their anger over spreading hunger by demonstrating against a lavish dinner celebrating the opening of the new Board of Trade building. The […]

Indigenouz Weaverz in Guatemala Mobilize to Defend Their Craft and Cultural Rightz

Photo: Weavers from indigenous communities across Guatemala gather outside the congressional building to demand the protection of their collective intellectual property rights. Photo by Jeff Abbott Indigenous weavers in Guatemala are challenging the appropriation of their identities by both national and transnational companies. On November 24, hundreds of indigenous weavers from across the country made […]

SIXTH DECLARATION OF THE SELVA LACANDONA

Zapatista Army of National Liberation. Mexico. This is our simple word which seeks to touch the hearts of humble and simple people like ourselves, but people who are also, like ourselves, dignified and rebel. This is our simple word for recounting what our path has been and where we are now, in order to explain […]

Who’z in Solitary Confinement?

By ANNA FLAGG, ALEX TATUSIAN and CHRISTIE THOMPSON The data on how many prisoners are subjected to solitary confinement has long been elusive: many state corrections departments didn’t log such information, and it was hard to track given the various euphemisms for the practice. A new report from Yale Law School and the Association of […]

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 […]