Have anti-Muslim sentiments arrived in prison?

by Kevin D. Sawyer The Central California Intelligence Center received a Suspicious Activity Report from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in 2010. A guard reported that he conducted a search of two inmates’ cells. “Both inmates are Muslims who appear to have radical Islamic views. Both inmates have since been placed in our […]

The Body Count Rises in the U.S. War Against Black People

by Ajamu Baraka Before we can even process the acquittal of the murders of Philado Castile, we hear about another murder of a black person by the police occupation forces.  This time the victim, Charleena Lyles, is a black woman who was also five months pregnant. Again, there is anger, confusion and calls for justice […]

Support the Hunger Strike of California Folsom Prisoners

Folsom Prison. Update: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network issued a statement on June 1 in support of the Folsom prisoners’ hunger strike. The strike began on May 25, reportedly with 59 prisoners of different races/nationalities participating. The statement said in part that “Samidoun expresses its strongest support for the strikers and their demands, and for […]

AMERIKA’S TOXIC PRISONS THE ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICES OF MASS INCARCERATION

By Candice Bernd, Zoe Loftus-Farren, and Maureen Nandini Mitra A special report by Earth Island Journal and Truthout MATTHEW MORGENSTERN IS CONVINCED his Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caused by exposure to toxic coal ash from the massive dump right across the road from SCI Fayette, a maximum-security prison in LaBelle, Pennsylvania, where he is currently serving a […]

How White Amerika have Reaped 500-plus years of Cruelty toward People of Color (POC)

Many people are shortsighted to this phenomenon because of the concept of time, and believe that white America has, and is getting away with their crimes against humanity in the past and to this day. However, that is far from the truth. White America is suffering rapid decline, mental torment and retribution for the years […]

The NFL Media War Against Kaepernick People

Folks – I’m going to be at The People’s Summit tomorrow in Chicago. Stop on through! Details here https://www.thepeoplessummit.org/sessions/athletics-activism-social-change/ https://www.thenation.com/article/nfls-war-colin-kaepernick/ The NFL’s War Against Colin Kaepernick by Dave Zirin We have heard a farcical parade of excuses by NFL owners and executives for why free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed. “He’s not 100 percent committed.” […]

The Monarchy of Materialism: Understanding White Fragility

by Sonia Calista In my frustratingly liberal Ivy League classroom, I raised my hand. My professor, a former editor in the New York Times, had opened class by saying that people are misguided in fearing Trump; most of his anti-immigration orders will be shot down by the courts. I told her, calmly, that the fear […]

The Price of Life: From Slavery to Corporate Life Insurance

by  Michael Ralph  Miner loading coal in Lynch, Kentucky in the 1920s. Used with permission from the Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Appalachian Archives Lynch Photo Collection. In the past decade, the coal-mining region that runs from Ohio to West Virginia has logged nearly 1,000 cases of “black lung disease” plaguing workers who’ve faced […]

The forgotten riot that sparked Boston’s racial unrest

At the start of June 1967, a riot erupted in the Grove Hall neighborhood. At left, a man is arrested. At right, police stood in the street on June 1 as tensions mounted. Photos by Bob Dean/Globe Staff/File Fifty years ago today, riots convulsed Roxbury, as the civil rights tumult of the ‘60s finally reached […]

What’s hidden behind the walls of Amerika’s prisons

by Heather Ann Thompson Few Americans fully appreciate just how many of their fellow citizens are ensnared in the criminal justice system. Some may have heard that there are about 2.3 million people behind bars, but that figure tells only part of the story. Yes, in a stunning array of 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, […]