Letter from Oscar López Rivera to hiz daughter Clarisa on beginning hiz 35th year in US prisonz, May 29, 2016

For the international Day of Solidarity with Oscar López Rivera, June 20, 2016 Projected to take place in 35 countries around the world Dearest Clarisa: What is freedom? Freedom, especially when politicians talk about it, is often stripped of its essence and meaning and is left as inane as the minds and hearts of those […]

EXCLUSIVE: Native Amerikan activist imprisoned 40 yearz for FBI agent deathz still fightz for clemency from President Obama: ‘I am prepared to die here’

by  Ginger Adams Otis   Marchers carry a large painting of American Indian Leonard Peltier during a “National Day of Mourning,” Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, in Plymouth, Mass. (STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)   Wildwood, Fla. – The same high-security prison holds two men with vastly different lives, both shaped irrevocably by the same federal agency: The […]

Albert Woodfox speakz on being a politikal prisoner

BlockReportRadio.com interviews former Black Panther political prisoner Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 about his case, his over four decades in isolation, his life as a Panther political prisoner and his release source: Albert Woodfox speaks on being a political prisoner

Incarceration, justice and the planet

Could the fight against toxic prisons shape the future of environmentalism? by Panagioti Tsolkas Prisons inspire little in terms of natural wonder. It might be a weed rises through a crack and blooms for a moment. It might be a prisoner notices. But prisoners, one could assume, must have little concern for the flowers or […]

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 […]

LOOKING BLACK ON TODAY IN 1970, HUEY P. NEWTON’Z MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION FOR ALLEGEDLY KILLING POLICE OFFICER REVERSED

On May 29, 1970, the California Court of Appeals reversed Newton’s conviction because of Judge Friedman’s incomplete instructions to the jury. The judge erred by not giving jurors the option of convicting Newton of involuntary manslaughter, a charge consistent with his claim that he was disoriented and unconscious after Officer John Frey shot him. After […]

Black Panther Party Co-Founder Bobby Seale, in conversation with Hip-Hop Artist Sellassie – SF

Black Panther Party Co-Founder Bobby Seale in conversation with Hip-Hop Artist Sellassie Friday, June 17th at 7pm 518 Valencia Street – San Francisco All Ages – Suggested Donation $20 – No One Turned Away  

#TBT To Lorraine Hansberry Discussing ‘The Black Revolution and the White Backlash’ in 1964

The “A Raisin In The Sun” playwright would have turned 86 today. Celebrate her legacy by listening thiz still-relevant speech on White support for Black activist movementz.   Had Lorraine Hansberry not succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 34, she would be 86 today (May 19). The celebrated playwright of “A Raisin In The Sun,” whose 1959 Broadway […]