Capitalism, Slavery, Racism and Imprisonment of People of Color Cannot Be Separated

Mark Karlin The punitive exception clause within the 13th amendment ushered in a system of neoslavery that continues to submit prisoners to conditions that amount to a collectivized situation of “living death” under the prison industrial complex. (Photo: Prison fence via Shutterstock) Slavery didn’t end; it evolved. That’s the powerful argument made in Slaves of the […]

NEXT WEEK IN LOZ ANGELEZ – A SOLDIER SPEAKZ: SEKOU ODINGA IN LOZ ANGELEZ

A Soldier Speaks: Sekou Odinga in Los Angeles We can thank Black Lives Matter for popularizing the words of Assata Shakur (“We have a duty to fight for our freedom …”), and we can thank Sekou Odinga for his role in liberating her from prison on November 2, 1979. Sekou Odinga, former member of the […]

Former Politikal Prisoner Sekou Odinga Speakz

We are in a long and protracted Struggle that will not end until we are all free. Sekou Odinga   Free The Land Former prisoner of war and political prisoner Sekou Odinga speaks on his political life, his case, the case of political prisoner Albert Woodfox, and his thoughts on the music of his son […]

Cuba spurned FBI bid to swap Assata Shakur for Cuban Five

BY MAGGIE TROWE Former FBI Director Louis Freeh recently revealed that the agency tried unsuccessfully in 1998 to swap some or all of the Cuban Five for Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther who was granted political asylum in Cuba in 1984. In two interviews with the North Bergen, New Jersey, Record, Freeh demanded Cuba […]

Act Now to Defend Assata Shakur: Tell Barack Obama and Eric Holder, Stop Pressuring Cuba to Hand Over Assata

Please tell President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to stop trying to extraditeAssataShakur, anAfrican American freedom fighter who is living in exile in Cuba.The U.S. government is using negotiations with Cuba as an opportunity to go after Shakur. Roberta Jacobson, lead U.S. negotiator, testified at a recent congressional committee meeting that she raises Shakur every time she talks with Cuban […]

Sekou Odinga, Sundiata Acoli & Albert Woodfox

Download Podcast Join us on Political Prisoner Radio as we discuss the latest news and events concerning Political Prisoners and Prisoner’s of War against those who have dared to struggle against injustice, racism and American imperialism. Sister Dequi Kioni-Sadiki will join us briefly to discuss an upcoming event hosted by The Sekou Odinga Defense Committee […]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Radical: Assata Taught Me

justin adkins For years I have been reading about Assata Shakur. I read newspaper articles; I watched discussions about her on Democracy Now! and other radical news outlets; I’d seen her name emblazoned on shirts, and some of my favorite revolutionaries quote her. Last week, I finally picked up her autobiography. I couldn’t put it […]

The Cuban Opening And Strugglez For New Social Order – OpEd

A man walks past near an image of revolutionary hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara in Havana December 27, 2014. | Photo: Reuters By Pambazuka News By Horace G. Campbell* When the Cuban revolutionaries took power on 1 January, 1959, the political leaders of the United States were initially ambivalent towards the Castro leadership but after the […]