Tribute to Fidel Castro on hiz 90th birthday

Alwaght Dan Kovalik On Saturday, August 13, the world celebrated the 90th birthday of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz, the only individual ever to be acknowledged by the UN as a “World Hero of Solidarity.” It is very hard to think of a more important world leader than Fidel. The contribution he has made […]

Nuno Dala, Imprisoned Angolan Activist, Now 3 Weekz Into a Hunger Strike

Nuno Dala is a university professor who’s been on hunger strike for 22 days. Dala,imprisoned since June 2015, is one of 17 activists th Angolan authorities accuse of plotting a rebellion against President José Eduardo dos Santos, who has been in power for more than 36 years. Dala and his alleged co-conspirators participated in a study group focused on the book […]

QUEEN ANNA NZINGHA: THE FEARLESS AFRICAN AND ANGOLAN QUEEN WHO DEFENDED HER PEOPLE AGAINST SLAVERY

  A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE via:- Queen Anna Nzinga (circa 1581–1663) one of the great women rulers of Africa. She is also known as Ana de Sousa Nzingha Mbande and was a 17th century queen (muchino a muhatu) of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of the Mbundu people in southwestern Africa-Angola (Ngola was both […]

Charleston massacre and the legacy of Denmark Vesey

By Abayomi Azikiwe The racist attack on the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston was a planned and premeditated assault on the legacy of struggle waged by the African-American people for two centuries in South Carolina. Corporate media reports on the shooting seek to minimize its significance, featuring politicians and moderate elements in […]

Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panther Party –An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell

(PHOTO:  Angela A. Allen-Bell joins Amnesty International in support of the Angola 3 outside of the Louisiana State Capitol on April 17, 2012.) By Angola 3 News This past July, students from Northwestern University’s Medill Justice Project visited the infamous Louisiana State Prison known as Angola. While there, students landed an impromptu interview with Warden […]

Angola Three inmate in longest solitary confinement seeking damagez in court

Albert Woodfox, on lockdown in a small cell for 40 years, now seeking legal permission to sue the Louisiana prison service Albert Woodfox (left) and Herman Wallace in Angola prison. (Photograph courtesy of Amnesty USA) Photograph: Amnesty USA       Albert Woodfox, on lockdown in a small cell for 40 years, now seeking legal […]

Louisiana Warden Considerz End to Inmate’z Solitary Confinement After More Than Three Decadez

  Black Panther Party affiliation threatens Angola prisoner Kenny “Zulu” Whitmore’s transfer ANGOLA, La.—A man who has spent 35 years in solitary confinement—one of the longest stints in a U.S. prison—may soon be released into the general inmate population. In an exclusive interview today outside the gates of the largest prison in America, Warden Burl […]

Honouring Freedom Fighter Yuri Kochiyama

  Honoring Freedom Fighter Yuri Kochiyama This month we were deeply saddened by the passing of 93 year-old Yuri Kochiyama, a longtime supporter of political prisoners and all oppressed communities. Deepa Iyer, writing for the Huffington Post, argued that “Yuri Kochiyama’s life and legacy is a reminder to Asian Americans and to all those who […]

A Modern Day Slave Plantation Still Existz, and It’z Thriving in the Heart of Amerika

  by Laura Dimon  It was 1972. Thousands of American troops were battling communist forces in Vietnam. Nixon had won re-election by a landslide, but Watergate would soon usher in his demise. Space travel and technology were advancing rapidly. Change was brewing across America, but one place stood still, frozen in time: Louisiana State Penitentiary, commonly […]

Albert Woodfox: Justice Delayed, Justice Denied

Symbol of grotesque injustice: Albert Woodfox You’re busy and successful, the very embodiment of American culture, or perhaps you’re a single parent struggling to pay the bills and stay one step ahead. You’re up early to exercise or get the kids to school, you work hard all day, often into the night. If only there was […]