Beyond Innocence: US Politikal Prisonerz n the Fight Against Mass Incarceration

by Dan Berger (Photo: Barbed Wire via Shutterstock) source: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32043-beyond-innocence-america-s-political-prisoners-and-the-fight-against-mass-incarceration President Obama’s recent statements about mass incarceration, together with his decision to commute the sentences of 46 people serving lengthy and life sentences in federal prison on drug charges, treat “nonviolent drug offenders” as the symbolic figureheads of America’s prison problem. This framing seems to […]

Cuban spy: ‘I will do it again if I have to’

After spending 16 years in US prisons, Gerardo Hernandez shares his remarkable story behind his liberation http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2015/07/gerardo-hernandez-150704082539427.html  (Visit this page to watch a very cool interview with Gerardo and Adriana Hernandez) Cuban intelligence officer Gerardo Hernandez was a central character in the frosty relations between Cuba and the United States. His return to Cuban soil […]

The Cuban 5 on Robben Island: A Tribute to Mandela

By Deisy Francis Mexidor Gerardo Hernandez, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and René Gonzalez visited the island where Mandela was imprisoned and paid tribute to his example of the triumph of human spirit over adversity ROBBEN ISLAND, South Africa.—A sign in English and Afrikaans announces the arrival to Robben Island, situated off the coast […]

the nationalist manifesto

The time is at hand when the Black man must pause and take serious note of the rapid current of world events. Life for the People of African stock, has been for the past three centuries, a relentless struggle for survival. Not so much against the forces of nature, Nay! Nature blessed the African Race […]

Cuba iz Fanon in the flesh

Nation is living example of a new humanity by Danny Haiphong 2015-06-03, Issue 729 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/94841 c c NT Cuba’s achievements are a testament to the transformation of the Cuban people. The self-determination of Cuba’s revolutionary masses has actualized Che and Fanon’s concept of a new humanity. Frantz Fanon’s seminal text, Wretched of the Earth, has […]

A Captured or Dead Assata wouldn’t be to Silence Her: It Would be to Silence Uz

Az a supporter of Queen Mother Assata and all Black Nationalistz and Politikal Prisonerz/ Freedom Fighterz  the world over we (I) shall never be silenced 4 it iz my duty and and honour to continue the fight that the Elderz and my Ancestorz have been in since the 1st chance meeting on Afrkan soil. The Struggle […]

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 […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Yosef Alfredo Antonio Ben-Jochannan born Yosef Ben-Jochannan Date: Tue, 1918-12-31 *Yosef Alfredo Antonio Ben-Jochannan was born on this date in 1918. He is an African American writer and historian. Ben-Jochannan was the only child of an Afro Puerto Rican Jewish mother named Julia Matta and an Ethiopian father named Kriston Ben-Jochannan, in a Falasha community […]

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 […]