Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard

In commemoration of the Attica Uprising 47 years earlier, incarcerated organizers chose yesterday as the final day of the nearly three-week-long National Prison Strike that began on August 21. The … Source: Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard Advertisements

Strike Statement to the Press; August 22, 2018

Statement regarding the ongoing Nationwide Prison Strike issued August 22, 2018, Day 2 of the strike. Issued by the Prison Strike Media Team Amani Sawari official outside media representative of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak prisonstrikemedia@gmail.com Jared Ware Freelance Journalist covering prisoner movements jaybeware@gmail.com @jaybeware on Twitter Brooke Terpstra Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) National Media Committee […]

BOP backs down on the restrictive book policy

Good news. The federal Bureau of Prisons has rescinded the policy changes that would have made it more expensive and more difficult for inmates to receive books. Ann E. Marimow at the Washington Post reports: The restrictions were already in place in facilities in Virginia and California and were set to start this month at a prison in […]

HOW TO ORGANIZE A PRISON STRIKE

Organizers inside and outside of the penitentiary walls are teaming up—and getting creative—to fight for reform. by ARVIND DILAWAR “There are various industries that are run by inmates, and we intend to sit down and refuse to work—have an economic protest, if you would—to bring about change,” says one of the nearly 100,000 inmates in the […]

Once Lost Under the Umbrella of the Amerikan Indian Warz, the Rebellion of the Black Seminolez iz Re-Discovered

By   D. Amari Jackson The year, 1835. The setting, the Florida territory on the eve of the Second Seminole War. Tensions between the region’s native inhabitants and an encroaching American government have escalated upon President Andrew Jackson’s order to push the Seminoles west for incorporation with Creek natives. Given the territory’s history as the largest […]

CUISINEZ OF ENSLAVED AFRIKANZ: FOODZ THAT TRAVELED ALONG WITH THE SLAVE SHIPZ

There were many African grown crops that traveled along the slave ship with slaves. Most often foods such as okra, rice and kidney and lima beans accompanied them. The food was to ensure that the slaves were able to eat while traveling to their new way of life. There were also many other crops that […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

First Black birth recorded in Amerika Date: Tue, 1606-01-03 *On this date in 1606, the first recorded birth of a child of African decent in the continental United States occurred. This was is in the Cathedral Parish Archives in St. Augustine, Florida, thirteen years before enslaved Africans were first brought to the English colony at […]

History Of Marijuana…In Just 4:20!

by Allen St. Pierre Think you know a lot about cannabis and it’s history? Could you relate the ‘history of hemp’, thousands of years worth of human experience, in just four minutes and twenty seconds? Comedian and pot activist extraordinaire Steve Berke’s 4 Twenty Today production company’s first video ‘History of Marijuana in Four Minutes […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Slave Fort in Florida attacked, Seminole Wars begin Col. Edmund Gaines Date: Thu, 1815-07-27 On this date in 1815, the Seminole Wars began when a U.S. government, under pressure from Georgia slaveholders, ordered Colonel Edmund Gaines to attack and destroy a Negro Fort on the banks of the Apalachicola River in Florida. The government planned […]