Defend Jaan Laaman: Political prisoner censored, segregated

By Prison Radio Jaan Laaman, lifelong, left political activist, political prisoner and Prison Radio correspondent, has been put in the SHU (Segregated Housing Unit) at the U.S. Penitentiary in Tucson, Ariz., after months of escalating censorship and increased repression. Laaman was sent to the SHU because of two short messages recorded for Prison Radio. One, […]

Support politikal prisoner Jalil Muntaqim – tweet Wed, January 11

Jalil Muntaqim has been in the SHU since December 6th for teaching Black History – a course approved by the administration. He’s taught Black History for almost 2 months, now teaching about the 1960’s, anti-Vietnam War movement and the Black Panther Party. Jalil was written up because the authorities didn’t like what he was teaching, […]

Prison Radio Kommentariez

The Moment We Are In (8:27) Mumia Abu-Jamal & Noelle Hanrahan The Birth of a Rebel  (2:07) Mumia Abu-Jamal Decades of Inspiration – Mumia (2:07) Khalfani Malik Khaldun Bay View Censorship (2:55) Peter Murukia Family Day Program Fails to Deliver (3:25) Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall White Supremacist Controlling the White House (2:37) Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall Class […]

Help prisonerz break the ban on Bay View

It’s time to make a way out of no way. Censorship of the Bay View around the country – originally because prison authorities fear the widespread prison strikes to end slavery – appears to have become a habit, a way to kill the paper once and for all. We have physical evidence now that the […]

Censorship in Virginia

by Peter Kamau Mukuria Greetings, brothers, sisters and comrades: I am a cadre of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter, currently incarcerated at Red Onion Prison in the southwest corner of Virginia. I’ve been a subscriber to SF Bayview for 14 months. I recently received the August 2016 issue, which came as a […]

The Restoration of a Mural Iz the Resurrection of Lost History (our-story)

By Paul Von Blum Jenna Berbeo Noni Olabisi’s “To Protect and Serve”—the most controversial Los Angeles mural since David Alfaro Siqueiros’ “America Tropical”—has suffered sun damage, defacements and the shortsightedness of city officials for the past two decades. But with the completion of a restoration this month, a new generation of viewers will have an […]

Pennsylvania prison barz Bay View; prisoner fightz back – and winz

by George Rahsaan Brooks-Bey Open letter to prison administration: At the outset, it must be clearly understood that barring an issue of the Bay View severely burdens the First Amendment rights of innocent third parties by a racist and prejudiced committee whose intent is to bar a Black newspaper from communicating with Black prisoners. The […]

THE FIGHT TO KEEP MUMIA FROM BEING SILENCED

The trial for Abu-Jamal v. Kane happened on the same day that news of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s health crisis reached his supporters. This post provides a summary of both events, and includes links for further updates on efforts to defend Mumia’s life. On March 30th, a trial was held in the federal court for the Middle […]

The Fight to Keep Mumia from Being Silenced

by abolitionismo The trial for Abu-Jamal v. Kane happened on the same day that news of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s health crisis reached his supporters. This post provides a summary of both events, and includes links for further updates on efforts to defend Mumia’s life. On March 30th, a trial was held in the federal court for […]

The criminality of solitary confinement

by Steve Martinot Introduction In this series of articles, we have traced the various mechanisms whereby the prison procedures of “gang validation” are used to deny the civil rights, the human rights and even the humanity of the prisoners. These procedures mark the criminality of the prison administration. We have been considering the case of […]