PHRM: Our Fifth Year to the Agreement To End Hostilitiez: Recognize Our Humanity!

Our Fifth Year to the “Agreement To End Hostilities” Thereby Governor Brown, CDCr Secretary Kernan: Recognise Our Humanity! We are within our 5th Year of the August 2012 historical document “AGREEMENT TO END HOSTILITIES.” followed by the PHRM’s third and the largest Hunger Strike within the State of California and equally larger then any Hunger […]

Surveillance Cameraz in Prison a Double-Edged Sword

by a California prisoner         permalink   Greetings to everyone at MIM. I am a prisoner held captive here at High Desert State Prison, in Susanville, California. I’m writing to inform the people of this new and improved form of repression tactic hidden behind the name of public safety and security. An investigative […]

CDCr must effect genuine changez in itz old policiez, culture and practicez

by Baridi and Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa As always, allow us to begin by paying our respects to the families who lost their loved ones during the historic California hunger strikes. Prior to the solidarity hunger strikes, the four principal negotiators, Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, Arturo Castellanos, George Franco and Todd Ashker, found ourselves locked inside Pelican […]

Mon, Dec 19 – Support Kambui in Court

KAMBUI NEEDS OUR SUPPORT AND PRESENCE IN COURT. THE SYSTEM WANTS TO EXECUTE HIM. Kambui Robinson was in solitary torture chambers in California for many years. Kambui participated in all three peaceful hunger strikes of 2011 and 2013, and wrote accounts of the struggle at Corcoran. He was released from Corcoran SHU in 2015. Now he […]

Baridi X Williamson: I went inside my heart to survive the torture in the Pelican Bay SHU

by Baridi X Williamson Part I: Upon leaving Pelican Bay SHU solitary confinement, my firsts (of many) Leaving out of Pelican Bay solitary confinement torture prison facilities/units/cages for the first time on Jan. 23, 2015 – after arriving there Nov. 29, 1990 – I remember witnessing my first sunrise as the CDCr (California Department of […]

Prisonerz, where iz thy victory?

  by Anthony Robinson Jr. “You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul.” – Gandhi CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) and […]

Tactical targeting of iconic activist Hugo Pinell

by Brian Keith Barnett Time and time again, those of us behind these enemy lines are forced to consciously recognize the significance of the Black August attack on one of the iconic San Quentin Six. It is no puzzle for those familiar with the tactics and practices of prisoncrats that their spin doctors, like (CDCr […]

What Does a Book Have to Do With a Movement?

Todd Ashker is one of the leaders of the Pelican Bay hunger strikers and the lead plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit Ashker v. Governor of California. Sometime between 2008 and 2009, Ashker managed to get his hands on “Nothing But an Unfinished Song: Bobby Sands, the Irish Hunger Striker Who Inspired a Generation.” What does […]

CA Prisonerz Win Historic Gainz with Settlement against Solitary Confinement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 1, 2015 Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition CA Prisoners Win Historic Gains with Settlement against Solitary Confinement Agreement reached in Ashker v. Brown, end to indeterminate long-term solitary confinement in CA among the gains for prisoners Oakland – Today, California prisoners locked in isolation achieved a groundbreaking legal victory in their […]

Cheap Prison Labor Critical to Fighting California’z Wildfirez

Fires are proliferating throughout California where an unprecedented drought has turned the California countryside into a tinder box of dry and dying vegetation. But the fires are also emblematic of the state’s dependence on inmates to help battle the wildfires. California’s firefighting program (Cal Fire) boasts the country’s largest inmate firefighting program. Close to half […]