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) Advertisements

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, […]

Prison strike solidarity update: Solid Black Fist newsletter released as striking continues

Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (JLS) is currently continuing to focus energy on supporting strikers who’re suffering retaliation, raising awareness of those who continue to strike and educating policymakers of strikers’ demands. These will be our primary focuses in this season. Newsletter issue #6 released We can continue to send support to strikers by sending them mail. […]

Clarence Brandley: A legacy of perseverance and struggle

By Gloria Rubac         September 22, 2018 Houston — Death row exoneree #40, Clarence Brandley, was honored and remembered at his funeral on Sept. 14. His five children, other relatives, his attorneys, investigators and members of the Coalition to Free Clarence Brandley helped fill the large New Loyalty Missionary Baptist Church in northeast Houston. Dozens of […]

The New Prison Movement: The Continuing Struggle to Abolish Slavery in Amerika (2018)

Schools of Liberation The rising new prison movement Across Amerika (home of the world’s largest prison population) growing numbers of the imprisoned are coming to realize that they are victims of social injustice. Foremost, they are victims of an inherently predatory and dysfunctional capitalist-imperialist system, which targets the poor and people of color for intensified […]

Press Release: As Lockdowns Spread, Prisoners Call For A Voice In Ending Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9.21.18 Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committe, tc.iwoc@gmail.com Outside Contact: Allegra Kennedy, 612-716-3181. Inside Contact by request.   As Lockdowns Spread, Prisoners Call For A Voice In Ending Violence   This Tuesday Minnesota’s Faribault Prison went on lockdown, after four officers were reportedly assaulted. This comes on top of the brutal lockdown […]