The Caucasian’z Guide To Black Neighborhoodz – by NegusWhoRead

  As society enters the utopia promised to us in old negro spirituals, the Bill of Rights and Martin Luther King’s dreams we are beginning to witness this country morphing into a true homogenous melting pot. While we are still a long way away from a post-racial America, neighborhoods across the country are evolving into […]

One year since Pelican Bay settlement, long-term solitary drops 99%

Last Friday, October 14, marked one year since reforms began under the historic settlement agreement in CCR’s case Ashker v. Brown, which effectively ended long-term solitary confinement throughout California state prisons. We are thrilled to report that new data shows that the settlement succeeded in moving virtually all prisoners out of indefinite and prolonged solitary […]

Racialization and Incarceration: The Politikz of Polarization and Containment in Amerika (2016)

The following article by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson was written for (and will appear in) the book The Racialization of Murder, co-edited by StanDoyle-Wood, Bedour Alagraa and Gurpreet Johal, and due out in 2017. There is an organic link between racialization and incarceration in Amerikkka. Both are tools that serve the interests of capitalist power and social control. […]

Texas Lockz Down Prison on Labor Day to Avert Work Stoppage (2016)

Unit Lockdown Monday, September 5, 2016: Labor Day. Here at the William P. Clements Unit, a prison in remote Amarillo, Texas, the prisoners awoke to a late breakfast. A single PBJ sandwich, a small bowl of dry cereal, and no beverage. This grossly inadequate meal, which is our common fare during institution-wide lockdowns, signaled that […]

“Security/Welfare Checks” – UPDATES and CONTINUED CALL FOR LETTERS, Oct. 2016

Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
STOP SLEEP DEPRIVATION in CA Solitary Units End the “Security/Welfare Checks” from the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition (PHSS) Committee to End Sleep Deprivation Please read the below update and write letters to Lindsay Hayes, the suicide expert who’s endorsed this harmful practice by CA Dept. of Corrections.…

TUNE IN TONIGHT: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party – 2 HOUR Special On Building Bridgez – @ 7:00PM

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party New Black Panther Party Logo Black Panther Party TUNE IN TONIGHT @ 7:00PM…. Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FM with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash Mon., October 17, 7 – 9 pm EST streaming @ smartphone streaming @ & to listen, or download archived […]

Nationwide epidemic of suicide in solitary: Solitary confinement iz murder!

by Free Alabama Movement This year at Holman in Atmore, Alabama, there have been five suicides in its segregation unit – more suicides or homicides than in its population. The latest was a mentally ill young man in his 20s. “Stop isolating suicidal people” was a major message delivered by hundreds of protesters who traveled from […]

Fascination and Fear: Covering the Black Pantherz

Fifty years after the group’s founding, a look back at The Times’s coverage reveals the influence of the F.B.I.and how reporting on race and activism has evolved. By GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO The Black Panther Party was founded 50 years ago in Oakland, Calif., on Oct. 15, 1966. Within two years, it had chapters across the country. The Times […]

‘I’m no threat’ – will Obama pardon one of the world’z longest-serving politikal prisonerz?

Oscar López Rivera – AKA the Mandela of Puerto Rico – has been in a US jail for 35 years for his part in the independence struggle. He talks about renouncing violence and his dream of seeing the monarch butterfly again Protesters call for Oscar López Rivera’s release at the White House on 9 October. […]