Seth Hayes Fighting for His Life

EMERGENCY MEDICAL CAMPAIGN FOR PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONER ROBERT SETH HAYES!!! October 15th was not just the anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party; It is was the 69th birthday of one of its bravest participants…Robert Seth Hayes!…Tragically, Seth is fighting for his life in prison NOW! Please and support this critical medical alert […]

A Memoir of Life as Che Guevara’s Kid Brother

Che’s youngest sibling, Juan Martin Guevara, remembers his revolutionary brother and the family’s travails after his murder by the Bolivian military with the aid of the CIA. by  Peter Canby Fifty years after Che Guevara’s death, his youngest brother offers a poignant view of having a family member who has become a legend. Photograph by […]

A gathering to honor a freedom fighter

by SAEED SHABAZZ Assata Shakur “My name is Assata (she who struggles) Olugbala (for the people) Shakur (the thankful one), and I am a 20th century escaped slave,” she wrote on her website in 2013. “Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence […]

How Paul Robeson Found His Politikal Voice in the Welsh Valleys

Paul Robeson – African American singer, movie star, Broadway actor, freedom fighter and socialist -built his singing career in the teeth of racism in the early 1900s. But his radicalism was spurred on in Britain – by a chance meeting with a group of Welsh miners. by  Jeff Sparrow Paul Robeson singing with a choir […]

A Poem For Mama Iyaluua Ferguson On Her 85th Birthday — by George Edward Tait

IYALUUA By George Edward Tait (On the Octogenarian Occasion of the 85th Birthday of Iyaluua Ferguson – June 29, 2017) Iyaluua! She shuns the limelight, avoids the spotlight A soldier in the shadows The moonlight methodologies of a militaristic matriarch Maternal maneuvers against the missing-in-action malevolence of mainstream media With endearing and enduring editorship of […]

Cuba pledges refuge for ‘U.S. civil rights fighters’

By Chris Fry   On June 16, Donald Trump, while announcing the rollback of President Obama’s modest improvements in U.S. imperialism’s posture towards revolutionary Cuba, demanded Cuba return freedom fighter Assata Shakur. As part of the Cuban government’s overall response to Trump’s attack, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez rebuffed Trump’s demand: “Regarding the issue of the […]

BLACK LIBERATION CONTINGENT To March In Puerto Rican Day Parade In Support Of Oscar Lopez Rivera & To Free All Of Our U.S. Held Political Prisoners & POW’s!

greetings all, as you might be aware the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place on sunday, June 11th along 5th avenue in midtown Manhattan… MXCC along with the Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition is organizing a Black Freedom Struggle and POW contingent… this year’s Grand Marshall will be Oscar Lopez Rivera, our recently released Puerto Rican […]

Oscar López Rivera speaks: In exclusive statement, man at center of Puerto Rican Parade controversy says ‘we must shift the focus’

Rivera in May (CARLOS GIUSTI/AP)  I am very proud to be Puerto Rican, and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade leadership and friends inspire in me even more pride in my community, as it gets ready to provide a space for Puerto Ricans to come together and celebrate our culture, heritage and contributions to society. This […]

SENEGALESE PHOTOGRAPHER OMAR VICTOR DIOP REIMAGINES HISTORICAL MOMENTS OF BLACK PROTEST IN NEW PHOTO SERIES

  Senegalese fine arts and fashion photographer Omar Victor Diop describes his latest series, “Liberty,” as “a reinvented narrative of the history of the black people.” The powerful portraits tastefully showcase international moments of Black resistance spanning generations, including Bloody Sunday and the death of Trayvon Martin. “Liberty” will be exhibited at the Festival of […]

Five Years Later: Remembering Puerto Rican Nationalist Leader Filiberto Ojeda Ríos

by Elma Beatriz Rosado, Juan A. Ocasio Rivera   Organized political movements advocating independence of Puerto Rico have existed since the mid-19th century. This month their eyes will be riveted on Washington as the U.S. Congress reviews legislation proposing a change in the island’s status. This year marks the anniversary of the assassination of Puerto […]