How the Government’s Surveillance Practices Criminalize Communities of Color

“We’re demanding more transparency and accountability around existing law enforcement surveillance practices, and urging our Congressional leaders of color to intervene on our behalf to prevent further exclusion, dehumanization and violence.” Steven Renderos, Ramla Sahid Photo: Frank Serpico (@franklyfrank) via Twenty20 SHARE The Trump administration’s executive orders singling out immigrants and refugees of color, including the “Muslim ban” recently upheld by […]

Decarcerate Louisiana for sustainable economiez

by Ronald Brooks Greetings, Elbert “Big Man” Howard, We are freedom fighters incarcerated at Angola State Prison and are moving to build our organization Decarcerate Louisiana. We’re advocating for community reinvestment and not more funding into the military, police institutions, jails and prison construction. We believe in sustainable economies, strong local communities, and that a […]

Crime “Prediction”: The Algorithmz of Racist Injustice

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford Mass Black incarceration wound up ensnaring too many white people in the gulags, bringing forth calls from within the establishment for “reform” to spare those undeserving of imprisonment.  Digital science came to the rescue. “The U.S. criminal justice system now deploys algorithm-based technology to predict who will be criminalized […]

Preschool To Prison Pipeline: Three Year Old Suspended 5 Timez In One Year

April V. Taylor As more and more people become aware of the mass incarceration epidemic that has seen America’s prison population grow to be the largest in the world, many are realizing how the school to prison pipeline is a contributing component that activists and politicians have both attempted to address. However, those tackling the […]

Free Speech Society: Forum for prison activistz inside and out

by J. Heshima Denham The Free Speech Society (FSS) is primarily a movement to defend and preserve the rights of imprisoned activists to inform society of the social contradictions of the prison industrial slave complex in hopes of educating the people not only to the existence of these social ills but their impact on their […]

URGENT: Counter Pat Lynch’z Racist PBA Letter Campaign To Deny Parole For Black Panther Politikal Prisoner Abdul Majid

  Pig  vs Panther            “Racist” Patrolman Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch  &   “Framed” Black Panther Political Prisoner Abdul Majid  Please take a moment read Abdullah’s case history (see below) and to then write a letter of support for his upcoming parole hearing on January, 15, 2015. All letters should be addressed […]

Have NO contact with police – they are child killerz

by Mutope Duguma When we were growing up, we understood that most of these white, Black and Brown police officers were predators. They came to our communities pumped up, looking for action. And there are several profiles of them: cocky, scared, fearless, racist, prejudiced, biased, anxious, gangsters etc. We was warned as young boys to […]

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutez the U.S. Black struggle: ‘The empire will fall from within’

By PFLP on November 29, 2014 The following statement was first issued by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on Aug. 19, 2014. The powerful and inspiring words expressed below are just as relevant today in light of mass protests against the racist grand jury ruling in Ferguson as when first written. For […]

Repression Breeds Resistance: Reflections on 10 Years of the Prison Industrial Complex

Repression Breeds Resistance: Reflections on 10 Years of the Prison Industrial Complex By:  Isaac Ontiveros and Rachel Herzing Date Published:  March 11, 2011 Five years ago, one of us wrote an introduction to a series of pieces on the prison industrial complex (PIC) in Left Turn’s fifth anniversary issue. There, the police shootings of Amadou […]