20 Years after the Imprisonment of the Cuban Five; a Victory never to be Reversed

By Laura V. Mor on September 12, 2018 Today marks another anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Ramón Labañino Salazar, Fernando González Llort and René González Sewherert by the United States for defending their homeland. It is not just any anniversary. Twenty long years have passed since that […]

‘Revolutionary Salute’: Palestinian Prisoners of PFLP Express Solidarity With US (united snakes) Prison Strike

Poster for the national prison strike in the United States. | Photo: Twitter / @JailLawSpeak   “We extend a special revolutionary salute to the imprisoned strugglers of the Black Liberation Movement,” the statement read. Several Members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, all of whom have been jailed by Israel for their participation […]

A reprieve for death-row prisoner Kevin Cooper?

By JEFF MACKLER Executions are scheduled at one minute after midnight at San Quentin Prison, just over the San Rafael Bridge in Marin County and overlooking the San Francisco skyline. On the cold winter night of Feb. 10, 2004, death-row inmate Kevin Cooper was being fully prepped for the hereafter, dressed in a new set […]

Freeing Jalil Muntaqim and the Continued Plight of U.S. Political Prisoners

Jalil Muntaqim will once again come up for parole next month.  Support for political prisoners is essential for at least honoring their efforts and the politics which drove their work and is also essential for maintaining an appropriate standard for defining “progress,” “change,” “advance.”  Particularly now when more than ever a sophisticated application of popular culture and celebrity […]

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 […]

Prison Radio Kommentaries

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award winning author and journalist, and political prisoner at SCI Mahanoy, Pennsylvania. Why White Supremacy Means White Male Supremacy (2:08) Mumia Abu-Jamal Jailhouse Lawyer (5:44) Derrick Wilson Honor in Ancestry (3:13) Terry Harper Blues for Hugh Masekela (3:01) Mumia Abu-Jamal State of Disunion (2:25) Mumia Abu-Jamal Ursula K Le Guin (2:43) Mumia […]

A poem written by Afeni Shakur from the Black Panther newspaper 1969

Herman Bell and the Struggle of Politikal Prisoners

Dear Friends, Last week on September 5th, 69 year-old Black Panther Party political prisoner Herman Bell was viciously attacked by six prison guards as he was being escorted to his cell, leaving him with two cracked ribs, an injured eye, and a possible concussion. As an organization that holds high the struggles and sacrifices of […]

Politikal Prisoner Sundiata Acoli needs our support

Dear Friends and Supporters of Sundiata Acoli: This is a concise update of the status of Sundiata’s case.  Sundiata was again denied release on parole in November, 2016.  There are  procedural processes after denial.  There is the administrative appeal of the denial; the parole board sets a new hearing date called a Future Eligibility Term […]

Blog #46: What is a Political Prisoner?

We begin with an understanding that the U.S. Corporate Government does not recognize the existence of political prisoners. That is because all dissenters of racism and capitalist-imperialism are prosecuted in criminal courts. As a result, subject to the criminal code of persecution, anyone convicted in those courts are considered criminals subject to the laws of […]