Amerikan Crimes: September 13, 1971—Massacre of Heroic Attica Prisoners

On September 9, 1971, the most powerful and significant prison rebellion in U.S. history erupted at Attica state prison in New York. Attica was part of the Black liberation struggle and the revolutionary upheaval of the 1960s. (AP Photo) 45 anniversary In that light, and in that spirit, “American Crime” is a regular feature of […]

Book Review: Malcolm X: History Is Best Qualified

The Judas Factor: The Life and Death of Malcolm Shabazz Limited 25th Anniversary Edition. Karl Evanzz. Xis Books, 541 pp., $25.99. Reviewed by Todd Steven Burroughs Context can be a witch, to be polite. Yesterday, May 19, Malcolm X would have been 93. The fact that that day is marked solemnly around the country by those […]

How the NYPD Union Is Manufacturing Outrage About a 70-Year-Old Black Panther’s Parole

 by Natasha Lennard Judging by tabloid headlines appearing on New York City newsstands, it might appear as though hundreds of thousands of people object to the release of former Black Panther Herman Bell from prison. That’s how many letters, the tabloids proclaim, were written in protest of the New York State Parole Board’s decision last month […]

Luciano: Killing of Peorian Mark Clark at center of Black Panther exhibit

  Source: Luciano: Killing of Peorian Mark Clark at center of Black Panther exhibit

The Endless Amerikan Horror: Lynching and Police

BY DEVON D. BOWERS In 1918 Brook County, Georgia, a local plantation owner was killed by Sidney Johnson, a black man who had been leased out to the plantation via the convict lease system, in a dispute over unpaid wages. Upon hearing this, the white community went on a rampage and lynched not only Johnson, but […]

In Tribute to Black Politikal Prisoners

“They are the unspoken, invisible and buried-alive legacy of the revolutionary movements of the 1960s and 70s that were neutralized by the FBI, local police, courts and the corporate media, by way of Cointelpro,” said Dequi Kioni Sadiki, host of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee’s 22nd annual dinner Tribute to Black Political Prisoners and Their Families, […]

‘We honor these politikal POWs’

By Anne Pruden Jan. 27 — The daughters of Russell Maroon Shoatz, Jericho visitors of Jalil Muntaqim, Sundiata Acoli’s attorney, the International Concerned Friends and Families of Mumia Abu-Jamal and others filled the hall at tonight’s 22nd Annual Dinner Tribute to the Families of Our Political Prisoners/POWs at the Unitarian Church of All Souls in Manhattan. […]

Amerikan Crime Case #99: May 13, 1985: The MOVE Massacre

American Crime is a regular feature of revcom.us. Each installment will focus on one of the 100 worst crimes committed by the U.S. rulers—out of countless bloody crimes they have carried out against people around the world, from the founding of the U.S. to the present day.   Above: Osage Avenue burns after Philadelphia police dropped […]

Amerikan Crime: Case #74: The FBI-Chicago Police Assassination of Fred Hampton

  Bob Avakian recently wrote that one of three things that has “to happen in order for there to be real and lasting change for the better: People have to fully confront the actual history of this country and its role in the world up to today, and the terrible consequences of this.” (See “3 […]

Listen to Part 4 of CKUT Prison Radio Interview with Jalil Muntaqim

Take the time (32 minutes) to listen to this excellent interview conducted by CKUT Prison Radio with Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim For more info on Jalil, please visit his website: www.freejalil.com It’s time to bring Jalil and all political prisoners home where they belong! Let’s PICK UP THE WORK AND MAKE THIS HAPPEN SOON! If you missed […]