Petition against Package Restrictions to NYS Prisoners

hi all, so we are really trying to get the word out about this petition. The pilot program is set to start in August, so we don’t have much time! Please send to any family groups you know as well, and encourage them to share their stories, which they can send to iwoc.nyc@riseup.net! https://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/no-package-restrictions-for-nys-prisoners jc […]

The antithesis of oppression: How I survived 20 years of solitary confinement

by Joka Heshima Jinsai “We are not contending with fools who will allow us to simply walk in and organize people to war against them. All serious challenges will be met with panic and repression.” – George Jackson, “Blood in My Eye,” pages 43-44 In recent months, renewed interest in the lives of those who […]

From foetus to Woman

  OmegaCyrus by Billene Seyoum Woldeyes Every single revolutionary who has walked this Earth has said it: The liberation of humanity is impossible without the liberation of women. And, for the millionth time, here is why: we were foetuses when they mapped out our lives some of us would glide through birth canals break open wombs […]

Afrikan Liberation Day represents expansion of human freedom

by Strike Thokoane Some 130 years ago, European powers met in Berlin to hatch an agenda of subjecting Africa and its peoples to mere vassals, property to be possessed and exploited for the benefit of white people. African Liberation Day celebrates the African people’s successful resistance to this oppression. The Day is also a proud commemoration […]

The Dark Truth, of the Puerto Rican Day Parade

  By Nelson Denis The Puerto Rican Day Parade has a dark secret. It has nothing to do with celebrities, rich corporations, or slick politicians. It is a deep mystery, from the heart and history of Puerto Rico, which explains the whole parade… Seventy years ago, Boricuas were given the worst jobs and housing in […]

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS FOR BLACK PEOPLE IN COLOMBIA: “THEY HAVE TAKEN AWAY SO MUCH FROM US, EVEN THE FEAR”

The Afro Colombians are people with ancestral heritage of resistance and resilience but eternally condemned to the exile of our territories because of structurally racist policies, the armed conflict, and the abandonment of the Colombian state. We are the hen of the golden eggs of this country but we are treated like cockroaches. It is […]

NON-BLACK POC: STOP ASKING “WHERE IS BLACK LIVES MATTER?” EVERY TIME YOUR COMMUNITY IS UNDER ATTACK

Stop asking black folks for anything. At all. But particularly, don’t ask black people to re-focus their liberation “powers” and history of organizing on your community when it’s under attack. After the 2016 election, loads of history of organizing called for Michelle Obama to run for President in 2020. Run to save the white people from […]

BLACK FARMER: “WHITE WOMEN IN YOGA PANTS WITH ‘I’M WITH HER’ STICKERS” ARE THE ONES CALLING THE POLICE ON ME

In the age of Donald Trump, we hear a lot about overt displays of racism. But though the effects are just as harmful, rarely are white liberals and progressives called out for their shit. Chris Newman, the owner of Sylvanaqua Farms in Albemarle County, Va., just put these experiences in contrast to highlight just that, […]

What is Fascism?

by Matthew N. Lyons Author’s Note: I am skeptical of efforts to produce a “definition” of fascism. As a dynamic historical current, fascism has taken many different forms, and has evolved dramatically in some ways. To understand what fascism has encompassed as a movement and a system of rule, we have to look at its historical […]

Washington Post calls for prison phone justice

I wanted to share a strong editorial that appeared in the Washington Post this morning criticizing the Federal Communications Commission for backtracking on its commitment to protecting the families of incarcerated people from the exploitative cost of telephone calls home from prisons and jails. In this time of free Skype and unlimited long distance calling […]