Operation Gotham Shield: U.S. Gov’t To “Simulate Nuke Blast Over Manhattan” Az Actual War Nearz

Scheduled for April 24 & 25 & What You Need To Know  by Mac Slavo False flag watch is now active. A general alert is out for something major in the near or immediate future. Hopefully, it is just another false alarm, instead of another false flag. Either way, danger is at hand. Given all […]

A Letter to My Nephew

by James Baldwin January 1, 1962   James Baldwin’s thoughts on his nephew’s future—in a country with a terrible history of racism— first appeared in The Progressive magazine in 1962. Over 50 years later his words are, sadly, more relevant than ever.   Dear James: I have begun this letter five times and torn it […]

NEW MUSIC: OSHUN DELIVERZ UNAPOLOGETIC MESSAGE OF RESISTANCE WITH “NOT MY PRESIDENT”

Oshun’s ambient soul track “Not My President” is a smooth AF resistance anthem for everyone who are still fucked up over Nov. 8. The NYC-based artist spills some tea on the American President through dreamy soundscapes and lush harmonies reminds us not to normalize the erratic man-baby and the hateful rhetoric that got him elected. […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: The illusion of correctional medicine

by Mumia Abu-Jamal In the netherworld of American prisons, one must jettison any medical assumptions one brings in from the so-called “free” world. We have been conditioned to see nurses as sweet sources of solace and doctors as people dedicated to healing the sick and easing our pains. In prison, new rules govern medicine and […]

‘Locking Up Our Own,’ What Led to Mass Incarceration of Black Men

By JENNIFER SENIOR  A police captain in Washington hangs a recruiting poster announcing police examinations to be given in predominantly black neighborhoods in 1968. CreditD.C. Public Library LOCKING UP OUR OWN Crime and Punishment in Black America By James Forman Jr. Illustrated. 306 pages. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. $27. James Forman Jr. divides his superb […]

The Complex History of the Headwrap

  Headwraps are a hair staple for many black women, and for good reason. Whether they’re worn to save us from a bad hair day, as a cultural marker, or to make a bomb-ass fashion statement, headwraps always come through. They’re not just an U.S., y old accessory, though. Headwraps have a complex and politicized […]

Book Review: ‘Long Shot: The Triumphz And Strugglez Of An NBA Freedom Fighter’

  Screen shot of cover of “Long Shot” published by Haymarket Books   by KEVIN GOSZTOLA Decades before the National Football League blackballed quarterback Colin Kaepernick for his activism and political speech, the National Basketball Association (NBA) blackballed Craig Hodges. He was exiled from professional basketball by NBA owners because he believed players should use the […]

The Nonviolent/Violent Dichotomy

By VICTORIA LAW Focusing on nonviolence won’t decrease our nation’s prison population MORE than 40 years after the War on Drugs was declared, our nation faces overcrowded prisons and skyrocketing costs. As state and federal budgets sag under this weight, politicians who once vowed to be “tough on crime” are now introducing legislation that ostensibly […]

The Revolutionary Response To Racism: Reply To A Kommunique By Azzurra Crispino (2017)

The Dispatch Recently, I received a copy of a communique issued by Azzurra Crispino, an ethics professor, who is also an anarchist, a Gandhian pacifist, a founder of Prison Abolition Prisoner Support (PAPS), and the elected media co-chair of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWOC/IWW). Azzurra’s statement defended […]