by Suzanne Ross I just came back from visiting Mumia two days ago, and am witness to the fact that we have all experienced a miracle. Sisters and brothers, comrades, and friends, we are saving Mumia’s life.  He looked so healthy and radiant, so much like he used to, and he sounded so good.  We both […]

‘May your spirit be with uz’: Prisonerz recall Komrade Big Brutha Hugo ‘Yogi’ Pinell

Lessons I learned as Yogi’s neighbor by Faruq Jabari Greetings, family. I was disappointed, hurt and angry upon receiving my SF Bay View 2015 September edition to find the announcement of the death – assassination – of Yogi, Hugo “Yogi Bear” Pinell. In 1992, at Pelican Bay, I lived nine months in the cell between […]

Jonathan Jackson – The Nu-Afrikan Communist Guerrilla in The Highest Stage of Development

Jonathan Peter Jackson — who died on August 7, 1970, courage in one hand, assault rifle in the other; my brother, comrade, friend —the true revolutionary, the black communist guerrilla in the highest state of development, he died on the trigger, scourge of the unrighteous, soldier of the people!! – GLJ

National Day of Zumbi: Awakening Black Consciousnezz in Brazil

Nov. 20 celebrates the life of the Afro-Brazilian resistance leader while reaffirming Brazil’s position as the first place of freedom of Blacks in the Americas. By: Davi Nunes Today is the National Day of Zumbi and Black Consciousness in Brazil. The celebration is the result of over 40 years of struggle of the renewed Brazilian […]

Deaconz for Defense

In 1964 a small group of African American men in Jonesboro, Louisiana, defied the nonviolence policy of the mainstream civil rights movement and formed an armed self-defense organization–the Deacons for Defense and Justice–to protect movement workers from vigilante and police violence. With their largest and most famous chapter at the center of a bloody campaign […]

New Poem and Request from Jalil Muntaqim

  Here is a request from Jalil Muntaqim as we begin his parole campaign for his hearing in June 2016. Jalil would like people to contact Tavis Smiley and request that he interview Ward Churchill about Jalil’s book Escaping the Prism. tavis@tavistalks.com and http://www.facebook.com/TavisTalks He would also like people to contact Amy Goodman and request […]


Please Post & Spread Widely MAKE THOSE PHONE CALLS. SETH’S LIFE IS ON THE LINE. Update on Robert Seth Hayes Urgent Medical Campaign On Sunday Nov. 15, when Seth went to medical in the morning, he was taken out of Sullivan. He was apparently taken to Albany Medical Center, but the facility never called Sheila […]

Black Against Empire: Joshua Bloom Interview 3/3

The OT recently spoke in depth with Joshua Bloom, co-author of the 2013 award-winning book ‘Black Against Empire’, about the history, politics and thought of the Black Panther Party.  The OT One of the central arguments in Black Against Empire is that what lay behind the Black Panther Party’s growth and influence, what made them synonymous […]

Politikal prisonerz for 45 yearz – yet Mondo and Ed live livez that matter

by Linda Kennedy “Forty-five days is too long; 45 years is a tragedy.” That from Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa commenting on the time he has spent at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. He and Ed Poindexter, the “Omaha Two,” have been imprisoned 45 years as of this past August, convicted in the bombing death of […]

Komradez hail hero and martyr Hugo Pinell

Sending a raised Black fist & and a Warrior’z shout out to thoze that came to the aide of Big Brother Komrade Hugo ‘Yogi’ Pinell. Yogi Livez az doez Komrade George Jackson. Letters continue to pour in to the Bay View from prisoners who remember the great Hugo “Yogi” Pinell as a hero and a […]