Sept. 9: Strike against prison slavery, strike against white supremacy

by Oakland IWOC On Friday, Sept. 9, on the 45th anniversary of the Attica Uprising in New York, prisoners are calling for a general strike across all prisons in the United States against prison slavery. As the initial call out for the strike stated: “Slavery is alive and well in the prison system, but by […]

Why Do So Many Ex-Conz End Up Back in Prison?

Maybe they don’t—a provocative new study says recidivism rates are drastically lower than we think. By Leon Neyfakh A California State Prison, Solano, inmate installs a drought-tolerant garden in the prison yard, Oct. 19, 2015, Vacaville, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty   One of the most frequently cited and dispiriting statistics about the American criminal […]

Black August, a story of Afrikan freedom fighterz

by Kiilu Nyasha Black August is a month of great significance for Africans throughout the diaspora, but particularly here in the U.S., where it originated. “August,” as Mumia Abu-Jamal noted, “is a month of meaning … of repression and radical resistance, of injustice and divine justice, of repression and righteous rebellion, of individual and collective […]

Wake Up America, The Factz Are In: Solitary Iz Torture!

By: Jason Walker, Contributing Writer After spending over five years in solitary confinement, I have finally come to realize that solitary confinement is known torture — and the prisoners aren’t the only ones who know this. There have been extensive studies that have shown that lengthy periods of isolation can cause a number of mental and […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

We must Afrikanize everything! Our namez, our hatz, our clothez, our clubz, our churchez, our religion, our schoolz, home furnishingz, businezz, holidayz, gamez, artz, social functionz, politikal partiez, our mannerz and customz, etc., etc., etc. Begin with yourself today. You have nothing to lose or fear. It zs as natural for personz of Afrikan descent […]

Black Panthers 50 Yearz Later: What They Wanted Iz What We (Still) Need

by Alondra Nelson  Two generations ago, a group of young people stood up and demanded education, housing, food, jobs and health care. It was a transformational move, still worthy of celebrating. Two armed Black Panthers, carrying a shotgun, and a semi-automatic rifle, talking to officer Lt. Ernest Holloway at the State Drafted by founders Huey […]

“Nothing Good Happenz in Secret”—The Sordid Wayz Death-Penalty Statez Obtain Execution Drugz

by  Tana Ganeva  One afternoon, Donnie Calhoun, owner of Calhoun Compounding Pharmacy in Anniston, Alabama—”Compounding for Life’s Problems“—came back from a meeting to find a strange request from the Alabama Department of Corrections. The girl who’d answered the phone had written their question down on a notepad: Did he want to make a lethal injection […]

A list of 54 politikal prisonerz (PP/POWz) in the United Statez (united snakez)

  NATIVE AMERIKANZ Byron Shane Chubbuck (Oso Blanco) Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary, Pennsylvania Date of birth: February 26th, 1967 Year of imprisonment: 1999 Sentence: 80 years Afiliation: Zapatista Army of National Liberation Website: www.osoblanco.org Leonard Peltier Federal Correctional Complex –  Coleman,  Florida Date of birth: September 12th, 1944 Year of imprisonment: 1976 Sentence: two life sentences Affiliation: […]

Secret FBI program coordinated political repression in the United Statez (united snakez)

Clandestine measures to combat rebel groups. Illegal arrests and trials. This was the US federal police’s formula during the Cold War by Breno Altman The Americans had their eyes glued to the television. That night, March 8th,1971, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali were fighting each other at Madison Square Garden, a traditional indoor arena in […]

Anatomy of a Neoliberal Racist Killing Machine

  The U.S. exports to the rest of the world an industrial-strength strategy of policing that is rooted “in counterinsurgency campaigns.” The “Broken Windows” philosophy of policing dramatically expands the number of people “churned through the criminal justice system,” more deeply embeds structural racism, and “leads to more violence against marginalized communities.” Communities of color […]