How to End Mass Incarceration

The American prison system is brutal and unjust. But the rhetoric of prison abolition won’t help us end its depravities Unsigned painting of Charlestown prison yard, 1850. Boston Public Library / Flickr by  ROGER LANCASTER The United States has not always been the world’s leading jailer, the only affluent democracy to make “incapacitation” its criminal […]

Albert Woodfox and Laura Whitehorn on Mass (Politikal) Imprisonment

During the August 19, 2017 Millions for Prisoners March in Washington, D.C. we caught up briefly with two formerly-held political prisoners, Albert Woodfoxand Laura Whitehorn. They shared a bit about themselves, why such gatherings are important and why we need to continue to struggle against mass incarceration. source: Albert Woodfox and Laura Whitehorn on Mass (Political) Imprisonment

MOVE update – August 2017

ONA MOVE, my friends! This is an amazing time for our MOVE family. There is so much going on that I want to be sure that you’re aware of. The latest with my family’s parole status is the continuing denial of parole for our brother Delbert Africa. Delbert was recently denied parole and given a […]

George Jackson and the Eclipse

It somehow seems so fitting  that the sun should hide it’s head in shame on Aug 21 ********** lyrics to song by Bob Dylan   I woke up this mornin’, There were tears in my bed. They killed a man I really loved Shot him through the head. Lord, Lord, They cut George Jackson down. […]

[Pnews] August 8th marks 39 years in prison for MOVE members

AUGUST 8th [Speech writ. 7/19/17] ©’17 Mumia Abu-Jamal   Early morning. A time of rest, quiet and repose. On August 8th, 1978, only the early birds in search of worms were stirring.   Also, cops assembled, heavily armed.   They attacked the MOVE House in Powelton Village, West Philadelphia, dozens, then hundreds and perhaps thousands […]

Building peace with love and respect during Black August 2017 – with all eyes on NABPP-PC

by Bobby M. Dixon, Minister of Justice, NABPP-PC May the power of unity and Panther love be with you all: My sisters and brothers, we are coming up on our 12th anniversary of Black August and it is at this time we remember our Comrade Hugo “Yogi” Pinell, murdered Aug. 12, 2015, while in the […]

Prison Radio Kommentaries

Hep C Prison Wars Widen (3:36) Mumia Abu-Jamal Street Combatant to Servant to the People (3:41) Khalfani Malik Khaldun Hep C The New Death Row (2:01) Mumia Abu-Jamal Sunni Muslims (5:27) Khalfani Malik Khaldun Black August  (2:34) Jaan Laaman August 8th (4:15) Mumia Abu-Jamal Janine Africa August 8th (5:27) recorded 2013 Janine Africa Gangsters in […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Attorney Talks of New Movement in Activist’s Case

by Emily Wells A new front may be emerging in the fight to free African-American political activist and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted in 1982 of the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. The fatal shooting of Faulkner happened in the early hours of Dec. 9, 1981, during a confrontation, witnessed by Abu-Jamal, between […]

Interview: Ray Luc Levasseur on Tom Manning of the United Freedom Front

  Luther Blissett interviews former UFF member Ray Luc Lavasseur on the ongoing situation of Tom Manning, one of two remaining prisoners from the Marxist insurrectionist group (the other being Jaan Laaman). American prisons try to silence and kill political prisoners slowly and painfully. Right now, that is what Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Warden of FCI […]

On u.s. political prisoners – Herman Bell

Your thoughtful words and warm greetings prompted me to express, as requested, a few thoughts on u.s. political prisoner (pp) support work and alternatives to incarceration. How do organizations work to support pps and simultaneously work to abolish the prison industrial complex?  First, it’s crucial that people are educated on u.s. political prisoners, and that […]