Prisoner Prophet: Revisiting George Jackson’s Analysis of Systemic Fascism

The rise of Donald Trump has brought talk of fascism to the forefront. While comparing US Presidents to Hitler is certainly nothing new – both Obama and W. Bush were regularly characterized as such by their haters – Trump’s emergence on the national political scene comes at a very peculiar moment in US history. In […]

How slaveholders in the Caribbean maintained control

‘Freeing a Slave from the Slave Stick Jamaica’ circa 1876. From the International Mission Photography Archive, University of Edinburgh. Courtesy USC Digital Library It is no surprise that the whip is synonymous with New World slavery: its continual crack remained an audible threat to enslaved workers to keep at their work, reminding them that their lives and bodies were […]

Amerikan Crime:The US invasion of Grenada, 1983

Historian Howard Zinn’s account of the American invasion of the small Caribbean island of Grenada, ostensibly to ‘protect’ US citizens, but in fact to re-assert US military and financial dominance over the region. In the autumn of 1982, President Reagan sent American marines into a dangerous situation in Lebanon, where a civil war was raging, […]

Remembering Real Malcolm x – what others think about master teacher

A home-made documentary dedicated to Malcolm X (Haj-Malik Al-Shabazz). A must watch video of Dr.Betty Shabazz, Gil Noble, Ossie Davis, Sonia Sanchez, James Baldwin, Muhammad Ali, Peter Bailey, James Farmer, John Henrik Clarke, Wyatt Tee Walker, Tavis Smiley, Dr.Cornel West, Jan Carew, Maya Angelou, Denzel Washengton. people should care, please share and spread the message. […]

Amerikan Crime: Ronald Reagan’s Honduras— The Atrocities of “Battalion 316”

      Under U.S. President Reagan, Honduras was transformed into the major regional headquarters for U.S. counterinsurgency operations throughout Central America and Latin America. Above, Honduran soldiers operate a mortar for members of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division during a joint exercise, March 1988. (Photo: Department of Defense, NARA) THE CRIME: The U.S. military […]

Folsom Manifesto for the California Statewide Prison Strike, 1970

The Folsom Prisoners’ Manifesto of Demands and Anti-Repression Platform We the imprisoned men of Folsom Prison seek an end to the injustice suffered by all prisoners, regardless of race, creed or color. The preparation and content of this document has been constructed under the unified efforts of all races and social segments of this prison. […]

Dual War and Repression: Domestic and Foreign Policy on Black People

By Netfa Freeman Parallel tracks of US government policy against the Black working class in the US and on the African continent expose much more than incidental similarity but a concerted fatal conspiracy. For the US, African people globally have no economic value short of being unwitting consumers whose labor-use has expired, and whose resistance […]

The Straight Line from Slavery to Mass Incarceration

The US model of mass incarceration can only be understood as an extension of slavery, said Martha Escobar, author of Captivity Beyond Prisons: Criminalization Experiences of Latina Immigrants. “Bringing non-white bodies into this country to labor for a predominantly white society has been the model that has carried over as immigrants entered the United States,” said Escobar, […]