From a Michigan prison: An organizer speaks out

Michigan solidarity with Kinross prisoners’ uprising. Gonzales was a participant in the September 2016 mass demonstration and protest by prisoners at Michigan’s Kinross Prison. He has been singled out and punished for being “a leader.” These remarks are excerpted from a longer account in the San Francisco BayView on Feb. 3. All the inmates at […]

Cutting prison hepatitiz C ratez: costly, but worth it?

By George Lavender Listen to this story An estimated 17,000 California prisoners have hepatitis C. At prisons like the California Men’s Colony, new treatments have dramatically improved chances of survival. – George Lavender/Marketplace At the prison hospital inside the California Men’s Colony near San Luis Obispo, 75-year-old Floyd Masterson is waiting to pick up some medication. He carries […]

The Story of Ahmed Evanz and the Glenville Shootout

Part 2 in our blog series on histories of resistance to racist police violence, as depicted in the pages of The Movement newspaper. Fred “Ahmed” Evans By the summer of 1968, tensions had been mounting between the Black residents of Cleveland and the police department for over a year. In the spring of 1967, riots […]

Indigenouz Weaverz in Guatemala Mobilize to Defend Their Craft and Cultural Rightz

Photo: Weavers from indigenous communities across Guatemala gather outside the congressional building to demand the protection of their collective intellectual property rights. Photo by Jeff Abbott Indigenous weavers in Guatemala are challenging the appropriation of their identities by both national and transnational companies. On November 24, hundreds of indigenous weavers from across the country made […]

Killing Time: Lawsuit Revealz Officialz Killed Prisoner, Framed Cellmate, and Lied to Media (2016)

Within a year, three federal lawsuits have been brought behind the tortured deaths of men imprisoned at the William P. Clements Unit in remote Amarillo, Texas. The latest suit was filed on Oct. 11, 2016 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, against 33 security and medical staff, concerning their roles […]

Germ Warfare: The Deliberate Spread of Deadly Diseasez Among Texaz Prisonerz (2016)

As I write this legal battles are ongoing to compel the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections ( PADOC) to provide needed medical treatment to political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal, and some 8,000 other PA prisoners, for the highly contagious and deadly but curable hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis C, which can destroy the liver, is not treated […]

To all the brothers on the yard: Help uz help ourselvez

by Daryel Burnett The San Francisco Bay View is an African American newspaper based in San Francisco, California. For over four decades, its progressive liberation journalism has been championing human right issues nationwide, especially on behalf of the thousands of men and women being warehoused inside one of the hundreds of dungeons dotting the national […]

The need for a united front against fascism

by Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard If there was ever a time to organize around a United Front Against Fascism, it is now. The next leader of the “free world” has just been “elected” – more like “selected” – to be president of the United States. He has thereby been given the authority to use power […]

Lakotah Reclaim Land from Settler U.$.

by MIM(Prisons)                    permalink The latest camp has moved into land just north of the Sacred Stone Camp on the map. Also see map below for historic land claims of the Republic of Lakotah. In recent weeks we have seen the offensive videos of settlers attacking indigenous people […]

The New Slave Revolt

By Chris Hedges “Information Clearing House” – “Truth Dig” – A nationwide prison work stoppage and hunger strike, begun on Sept. 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, have seen over 20,000 prisoners in about 30 prisons do what we on the outside should do—refuse to cooperate. “We will not only demand the end […]