A Brief History of the ”War on Copz”: The False Allegation That Enablez Police Violence

    Dan Berger – July 21, 2016 As part of a global action proclaiming “Freedom Now,” Black Lives Matter groups shut down police operations around the country on July 20. From Oakland to Washington, D.C., New York City to Chicago and Detroit, these bold and creative acts of civil disobedience issued a demand to […]

Jalil Muntaqim: The 13th Amendment – prison slavery and mass incarceration

 by Jalil Muntaqim http://sfbayview.com/2016/07/jalil-muntaqim-the-13th-amendment-prison-slavery-and-mass-incarceration/ Since the publication of Michelle Alexander’s excellent “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” the issue of prison and parole reform has been raised as far as Obama’s White House. In the national debate ensuing from Michelle Alexander’s book, some have not given credit to Angela Davis […]

The “Fundamentalism” in Police Operationz

Police thinking resembles the circular reasoning of religious zealotry. “Against the pretense of an equality of persons, or equality of races, or a diversity of cultures, the police counterpose the law, but a law that has become the police as a law unto themselves through their impunity.” They command and control the rest of us. […]

Modern Day ‘Slave’ Patrolz and the Ongoing Legacy of Police Terrorizing Afrikan/Black Communitiez

by Solomon Comissiong The U.S. system of mass Black incarceration cannot reformed, but must be dismantled, root and branch. “The job of the police force in predominately African/black communities is to make sure those communities are contained and kept in a state of constant fear and terror.” “Reforming this system wont work in any way, […]

List of memberz of the Black Panther Party (BPP)

 Courtroom portraits including Huggins, Kimbro, Seale and Sams, 1970. This is a list of members of the Black Panther Party, including those notable for being Panthers as well as former Panthers who became notable for other reasons. This list does not include outside supporters, sympathizers, or allies. Mumia Abu-Jamal, Lieutenant Minister of Information, Philadelphia chapter. […]

Judge refusez to halt force feeding of inmate in solitary confinement protest

Inmate Cesar DeLeon’s request to stop nasal tube feeding on free-speech and religious grounds was rejected by a Wisconsin judge. by Dee J. Hall A Dodge County Circuit Court judge on Thursday, July 14, rejected a request by Waupun Correctional Institution inmate Cesar DeLeon to stop force feeding him after DeLeon testified that he would […]

The Next Step for Organized Labor? People in Prison

The Industrial Workers of the World is calling for a nationwide prison strike in September. By Mike Elk Inmates on the Gwinnett County, Georgia, work crew cut grass off Highway 124. (AP Photo / Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Johnny Crawford) In the early 2000s, the small but militant Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) launched union drives […]

ANCESTORZ ROLL CALL! What Did They Think? (poem by Jalil Muntaqim)

  What did they think? Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Akai Gurley, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, life precious blood spelled in the mud FREEDOM … When will it come? What did they think? Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Amadou Diallo whose life breath echoed the dreams deferred from Afrikan ancestors through the middle passage, to […]

No Badjacketing: The State Wantz to Kill Uz; Let’z Not Cooperate

We prepared this short piece after several comrades were badjacketed in public and with pictures on social media at the 4th Precinct Shutdown. We believe those individual cases have been dealt with, and don’t wish to cause unnecessary division by complaining, or publicly calling any group or individual out. Instead, this is intended to provoke reflection, and conversation, amongst […]

Generational Gapz and Revolutionary Conceptz of the Black Panther Party

by Loco1 of United Struggle from Within    permalink Art from The Black Panther newspaper, Vol. 2 No. 19, January 1969 From this end of the bend the only subject relevant to prisoners in regards to the early Black Panther Party (BPP) is the party as a Maoist organization and how prisoners should apply the […]