NYC, March 20: Nu-Afrikan Resisitance and the Rootz of Mass Incarceration

The journal Socialism and Democracy presents its special issue on Mass Incarceration, edited by Mumia Abu-Jamal & Johanna Fernández Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: Black Resistance and the Roots of Mass Incarceration Speakers Sekou Odinga, Recently Released Political Prisoner Arielle Newton, Black Lives Matter Laura Whitehorn, Former Political Prisoner Nyle Fort, Newark-Based Youth Organizer […]

Justice?

by a California prisoner January 2015 permalink Justice? What justice? There is no such thing as justice. Visit the jails and here’s what you’ll see. “Just us” occupying these modern day concentration camps. Justice? What justice? Inside the courtroom you think you’ll find justice? Absolutely not. You’ll find just-ice. What do we associate ice with? […]

Pattern of practice: Centuriez of racist oppression culminating in mass incarceration

by Mutope Duguma In 1619, the first Africans were brought to North America by force to be slaves. From 1619 to 1776, this brutal chattel slave system was able to flourish in the 13 British colonies. From 1776, the United States government would take over the reins of this land, including its brutal slave system. […]

1/14 Komrade Sundiata Acoli Bornday

Sundiata was in the car with Assata Shakur in 1973 when they were stopped by New Jersey State Troopers known for their Nazi membership (this is not the usual hyperbole, there were cells of authentic WWII Nazis in that organization).                               “There is something about Sundiata that exudes calm. From every part of his being you […]

Movement growz to pardon freedom fighter Assata Shakur

  By Nisa Islam Muhammad Black Liberation Army member Joanne Chesimard (Assata Shakur) leaves Middlesex County, April 25, 1977. Photo: AP/Wide World photos WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) – The U.S. cold war with Cuba is showing sights of being over and as relations appear to thaw, a growing campaign is calling for the pardon of Black Liberation […]

War Time Footing, Really? It’z Not a War on Copz in NYC

by RON JACOBS The recent murder of two New York city policemen by a lone gunman who apparently shot his estranged girlfriend less than 24 hours before the police were killed has created a scenario ideal for those intent on reestablishing the department’s dominance on the street and in the politics of New York City. Despite […]

Dhoruba & Danea Black Liberation, Palestine & Zionism

  Published on Oct 13, 2014 8/1/2014 We sat down and spoke w/ former political prisoner, Black Panther and BLA member Dhoruba Bin Wahaad who gave us an incredible in depth history about the relationship between the Black Panther Party and the Palestinian Liberation Movement.. He spoke at length about what led to the formation […]

Analytical Shortcomingz of the Left with Dhoruba bin Wahad

  Extending our earlier discussion of Herman Wallace and the Dhoruba bin-Wahad continued with this frank — and highly explicit* — discussion of the shortcomings of many current strategies chosen by those looking to free political prisoners. Our conversation picks up with bin-Wahad discussing Angela Davis and much of what he sees as flaws with […]

Assata Shakur’z 1998 open letter iz eerily relevant today

by Blue Telusma When President Obama announced a resumption in relations between the America and Cuba for the first time in over 50 years – many of us found ourselves asking “Will Cuba extradite Assata Shakur to the US?“ The new development between the two countries and the public’s concern for Shakur prompted us to take […]

The Good Newz About Cuba iz Bad Newz for the FBI’z Most Wanted Woman

Photo by Flickr user dignidadrebelde. by Tasbeeh Herwees When President Obama announced that the U.S. was preparing to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday, the news provoked mixed reactions – opponents of the Castro government were dismayed and some Cuban immigrants celebrated, eager to return home. And yet, one name kept reappearing over and […]