De-Arrestz are Beautiful

Illustration by Breakaway There’s more than one way to escape custody Whether it takes place on a dark street or in organized civil disobedience, being arrested is isolating and humiliating. The police lash zip ties around our wrists and tear us from our friends to parade us from jail cell to court until someone makes […]

Lil Bobby Hutton

  bobby hutton by Rick Heide Bobby Hutton was murdered by Oakland pigs a year ago. He died in battle; a Black Panther, a revolutionary, and above all, a MAN. He way 17 years old. Sunday, April 6, a memorial service and rally will be held at Bobby Hutton Memorial Park. At 6 am, Father […]

The 16 Black Pantherz Still Behind Barz

What iz wrong here fam. We need these Elderz back on the streetz. Colorlines Screenshot of Black Panther Party Members, taken from Okayplayer’s Instagram on October 15, 2015  In this informal census ColorLines.com presents the names of those who are still in prison, who were recently released and who died while incarcerated. One of the […]

What We Can Learn from the Black Panther Party Today

by  Julianne Malveaux  Julianne Malveaux says too many, including our leaders, have taken the “go along to get along” approach, forgetting that sometimes getting along is not enough. (file photo) Matthew “Peanut” Johnson was 16 years-old when San Francisco police officer Alvin Johnson killed him. The unarmed teen was said to have been fleeing a […]

25 Essayz Against Whitelash

    2016 has been the year of “whitelash.” Racism, populism, and xenophobia have had the last word at the ballot box. But as the media quibbles over the reasons behind Trump’s election, the fears of the white working class have become the main point of contention. While economic inequality has played a significant role in the events of 2016, the dismissal […]

Cutting prison hepatitiz C ratez: costly, but worth it?

By George Lavender Listen to this story An estimated 17,000 California prisoners have hepatitis C. At prisons like the California Men’s Colony, new treatments have dramatically improved chances of survival. – George Lavender/Marketplace At the prison hospital inside the California Men’s Colony near San Luis Obispo, 75-year-old Floyd Masterson is waiting to pick up some medication. He carries […]

The Story of Ahmed Evanz and the Glenville Shootout

Part 2 in our blog series on histories of resistance to racist police violence, as depicted in the pages of The Movement newspaper. Fred “Ahmed” Evans By the summer of 1968, tensions had been mounting between the Black residents of Cleveland and the police department for over a year. In the spring of 1967, riots […]

Politikal Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim iz in the SHU!

Once again, Jalil is facing retaliation from the CO’s at Attica on a First Amendment issue of freedom of speech. Teaching true Black History should not lead to punishment and isolation in the SHU! From Nate Buckley on 12/8/16: Greetings, I just got word from someone who visited Jalil today that he has been in […]

‘No apology will give me back my life’: The man who served 43 yearz for a murder he didn’t commit

by Siobhan Fenton Exclusive: Following his release this year after serving almost 44 years for a murder he didn’t commit, Albert Woodfox talks to Siobhan Fenton about politics, the US prison system and whether racism in America has really changed Albert Woodfox says he has never received a formal apology from the US government YouTube Albert Woodfox’s story […]

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 […]