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 […]

The Puerto Rican Revolution Will Not Have Corporate Sponsors

The only thing shocking about all the corporate sponsors pulling their support for the 60th annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade is that people are actually shocked. These Wall Street patrons — Goya, AT&T, JetBlue, Coca-Cola, Constellation Brands (makers of Corona, Modelo and an ocean of wine), the Yankees, the Daily News and their ilk — were […]

Stealth Histories of Armed Struggle: A Tribute to Zayd Malik Shakur and Captured Comrades

We are re-posting this interview (April 2016) with Dhoruba bin-Wahad as a supplement to his recent statement commemorating Zayd Malik Shakur,Sundiata Acoli and Assata Shakur among the many other “captured comrades.” Unsilencing Stealth Histories of Armed Struggle and Shortcomings of Left Media Analysis. Dhoruba bin-Wahad, formerly of The Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, […]

Mumia speakz on Mona, Pam and Monica: Harriet’z granddaughterz

Transcribed from the March 22 taped message from Mumia Abu-Jamal “from inside Prison Nation,” recorded by Noel Hanrahan of prisonradio.org. March, we are told, is Women’s History Month. We are here to celebrate the lives of several revolutionary women, but also to recognize a simple, undeniable truth: Without women, there would be no months to […]

Peter Tosh: Resistance Fighter Against Racism and Apartheid

By: Ajamu Nangwaya Reggae legend and activist Peter Tosh. | Photo: Reuters Long before activists coined and popularized the slogan, “No Justice, No Peace,” Tosh captured that sentiment of the people and immortalized it in the song “Equal Rights.” Whenever we commemorate the Sharpeville Massacre, we are politically obligated to highlight the valiant effort of […]

Lynne Stewart, people’z lawyer, freedom fighter, presente!

by Mumia Abu-Jamal Lynne Stewart, after 78 winters in America, has died, after battling for years against breast cancer. But those were just some of her battles and, like most of us, she won some and lost some. But she never stopped fighting! For decades, she and her husband, Ralph Poynter, fought for New York’s […]

Book Review: Tania La Guerrillera Y La Epopeya Suramericana Del Che

by Ehecatl of United Struggle from Within                 permalink Tania La Guerrillera Y La Epopeya Suramericana Del Che (“Tania: Undercover with Che Guevara in Bolivia” is the title of the English translation) Ulises Estrada Ocean Press 2005 Mention the name Che Guevara virtually anywhere in the world and images […]