All US Presidents, Living and Dead, are War Criminals

  by  Glen Ford All US Presidents, Living and Dead, are War Criminals Especially at state funerals, media and politicians pretend that US presidents are honorable men, instead of the mass murderers that all of them become in office. “The US has caused the deaths of 20 to 30 million people since World War Two, a […]

The Willie Lynch Letter

The Willie Lynch Letter The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making Of A Slave! This speech was delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies. He was invited to the colony of Virginia in 1712 to […]

Folsom Manifesto for the California Statewide Prison Strike, 1970

The Folsom Prisoners’ Manifesto of Demands and Anti-Repression Platform We the imprisoned men of Folsom Prison seek an end to the injustice suffered by all prisoners, regardless of race, creed or color. The preparation and content of this document has been constructed under the unified efforts of all races and social segments of this prison. […]

Elementary Genocide 3: Academic Holocaust

World renowned journalist, and award-winning filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz presents the third installment of his docu-series Elementary Genocide: Academic Holocaust. The first two documentaries in the series; The School To Prison Pipeline and Elementary Genocide 2: The Board Of Education vs. The Board of Incarceration received critical acclaim and launched Shabazz as a political pundit and academic ambassador for the African […]

Beyond Prisons — Episode 29: Kempis ‘Ghani’ Songster (Part 2)

Kim Wilson speaks with formerly incarcerated activist Kempis “Ghani” Songster about the black liberation group MOVE in the second part of episode 29. Source: Beyond Prisons — Episode 29: Kempis ‘Ghani’ Songster (Part 2)

Sarah Baartman: The “first known Black female victim of trafficking”

 by Meserette Kentake “We cannot undo the damage that was done to her. But at least we can summon the courage to speak the naked but healing truth that must comfort her wherever she may be.” –Thabo Mbeki Sarah Baartman, the “first known Black female victim of trafficking,” died on 29 December 1815. A Khoi-san woman of […]

Comrade Malik: Racism in the US is a symptom of capitalism

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington Peace and blessings, sister and brothers! Well, October is here and it is most certainly time for a few October surprises! I’d like to send out a clenched fist salute to Amani Sawari of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. I have studied the transcript of Amani’s appearance on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. […]

‘It is in the service of God to inflict wrath on the evil doer,’ says Missouri prison nurse in the midst of unparalleled brutality and torture during National Prison Strike

by Joshua Perkins I am writing to let you know the conditions us convicts at South Central Correctional Center (SCCC) have endured and expose the brutal assault that took place on Aug. 23, 2018. I was placed in Administrative Segregation and stripped of my privileges – contact visits, phone calls, canteen, personal property etc. – […]

Missouri prisoners protesting ad-seg restrictions in run-up to National Prison Strike shackled to iron bench

by Jared Cole Greetings and solidarity, The prisoners of Missouri’s South Central Correctional Center’s ad-seg units have initiated a consolidated effort to protest and change the conditions found not only at the facility, but in every other Level 5 institution across the state. The conditions being called out are: indeterminate assignments to ad-seg units; being […]

Propter Nos

It offers a platform for Black and radical anti-racist theoretical and cultural work — such as poetry, short essays, experimental writing, artwork — and will also increasingly serve as a source of commentary and analysis from imprisoned activists and grassroots abolitionist organizations. For a print copy of PN, please send a request by snail-mail to: True Leap Press, […]