Cuba pledges refuge for ‘U.S. civil rights fighters’

By Chris Fry   On June 16, Donald Trump, while announcing the rollback of President Obama’s modest improvements in U.S. imperialism’s posture towards revolutionary Cuba, demanded Cuba return freedom fighter Assata Shakur. As part of the Cuban government’s overall response to Trump’s attack, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez rebuffed Trump’s demand: “Regarding the issue of the […]

Urgent Alert: Call Sullivan and Demand that Political Prisoner Robert Seth Hayes be Given the Monitor for his Insulin Pump

Just heard from Seth this evening. He had an incident last night, apparently low sugars again. He woke up at around 1 a.m. and his bathrobe was on the floor. He reached over to get it and fell out of bed onto the floor. He was then unable to get up, with his arms and […]

Assata Shakur, Always Welcome

Conor Tomás Reed This essay expands upon remarks I shared at the event “Poetics and Higher Ed Justice: The Role of Writers in the Struggle for a Freer University,” on May 5 at Wendy’s Subway, alongside sister CUNY educators Miriam Atkin, Makeba Lavan, Zohra Saed, and Meghann Williams. It is our duty to fight for […]

Aaron Alpeoria Bradley and Black Power during Reconstruction

By Keri Leigh Merritt American historians have long traced the genesis of the Black Power movement to 1966. I would argue, however, that one strain of the movement began almost exactly a century before—in 1865—during early Reconstruction in the post-Civil War South. Radical black resistance to coercive labor contracts, the failure of land redistribution, and the persistence […]

After 47 years as an Alabama political prisoner and 3 years free, Sekou Kambui makes his transition

Our dear brother and Black Panther comrade Sekou Kambui (s/n William Turk) made his transition May 9, 2017. The struggle for freedom defined him in so many ways. After 47 years as a political prisoner in Alabama prisons, and his release in 2014, he can now rest in peace. Farewell, my dear friend. – Audri […]

Black Anarchists and Pan-Afrikanists: An Interview with Philip A. Howard

  Dr. Philip A. Howard is a historian who researches the Afro-Cuban and African influence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Chair of the Department of History at the University of Houston, Howard is the author two books: Changing History: The Afro-Cuban Cabildos and Societies of Color in the Nineteenth Century (LSU Press, 1998) and the recently […]

Pennsylvania prisoner fights toxic prisons

By Bryant Arroyo This is the lightly edited text of a speech given for the Fight Toxic Prisons 2017 National Convergence Conference, held June 3 in Denton/Ft. Worth, Texas. Arroyo’s remarks were recorded for the occasion by Prison Radio. Hello there, environmentalists, ecologists, bioneers, blue-gold/rain forest protectors, movers/shakers, GMO opponents, Green Tech innovators, Indigenous leaders […]

Muslims at Texas’ Clements Unit are being starved during Ramadan: ‘Don’t like it? Become a Christian’

by Jason Renard Walker, Deputy Minister of Labor, NABPP-PC In a year where Islamophobia is at an all-time extreme in Texas prisons, I think it is a perfect time for me to shed light of the injustice Muslim brothers are facing here at the Clements Unit. I am not Muslim myself, but I am against […]

Assata! July 16th Newark!

An Open Call to Share! Sunday, July 16th marks the 70th birthday of Assata! TJ Whitaker and i are hosting an intergenerational bday celebration at the REFAL CTR in Newark @ 4:30pm under the rubric of the NJ Black Panther Party Commemorative Committee. This is more than a drum call to come. This is a call […]

Hot Off the Press–Mumia’s New Book

‘Hot off the press from City Lights Pub! 50 or so concise, info-packed, inspirational essays on (in)justice in the USA by imprisoned revolutionary journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal. We need him out and working with us. And for all the rest of our political prisoners – free them, too! On the many US political prisoners, and a bibliography […]