Free Mumia! Looking back, looking forward

by  Henry Hagins “When you’re pushing the lie, the truth is very threatening.” — Ramona Africa of the MOVE organization. The prolonged fight to free political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has gone on for 36 years and counting. Mumia wages titanic battles every day in uncompromising defiance of the state’s ongoing conspiracy to finally silence him, behind […]

Prison Radio Kommentaries

Loaded: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Takes Aim at 2nd Amendment (3:57) On historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s book about America’s obsession with the 2nd Amendment Mumia Abu-Jamal Rape Nation (3:01) Mumia speaks on the potential power for change led by women. Mumia Abu-Jamal Roy: Just a Good Ole Boy (2:19) A weigh-in on the implications of the Roy Moore scandal. […]

Ruchell Cinque Magee: Real people not scared of freedom support the truth regarding your rights

September 4, 2017 by Ruchell Cinque Magee The Constitution of the United States belongs to all the American people. What Bill and Hillary Clinton did to pervert constitutional law consists of all out treason against the Constitution in the 1990s. Trump has remained silent about the Clintons and Republicans taking away constitutional rights. A First […]

A Lesson on Slavery for White Amerika

African-Americans, freed from plantation slaveholders, in Bermuda Hundred, Va., in 1864. These men worked as teamsters to help the U.S. forces that freed them fight the Confederacy in the Civil War. (Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge / Library of Congress) Look at the following series of tweets from the president of the United States, reflecting […]

Stop the District Attorney’s Cover-up! Stop the Frame-up of Mumia Abu Jamal!

What can you do? Call the DA’s Office and demand that they release all of the files ordered by Judge Leon Tucker Join in a rally outside the DA’s Office, across from the southeast corner of City Hall, on Monday, June 26 from 4-6PM Join in mass protests on Saturday, July 8th – details coming soon   Campaign to […]

The Thrilling Tale of How Robert Smalls Seized a Confederate Ship and Sailed it to Freedom

He risked his life to liberate his family and became a legend in the process The only way Robert Smalls could ensure that his family would stay together was to escape. (St. Martin’s Press) By Cate Lineberry  Darkness still blanketed the city of Charleston in the early hours of May 13, 1862, as a light […]

Beloved Poet Nikki Giovanni on Love, Friendship, and Loneliness

“Some people forget that love is tucking you in and kissing you ‘Good night’ no matter how young or old you are.”     BY MARIA POPOVA   In his magnificent meditation on the nature of creativity, the late poet Mark Strand defined poetry as the art of “meaning carried to a high order,” adding: […]

Support Kevin Cooper’s Campaign to Persuade Gov. Brown to Commute His Sentence

Kevin Cooper’s case is urgent. Though completely innocent, he has lost his legal appeals and his petition for clemency from the Governor is a last effort to win his freedom. He has been on death row at San Quentin prison for 32 years. If California starts up its executions again, Kevin is at the top […]

Where Life Iz Seized

  By Adam Shatz Écrits sur l’aliénation et la liberté by Frantz Fanon, edited by Robert Young and Jean Khalfa. La Découverte, 688 pp, £22.00, October 2015, ISBN 978 2 7071 8638 6 Author of the anti-racist jeremiad Black Skin, White Masks ; spokesman for the Algerian Revolution and author of The Wretched of the Earth, the ‘bible’ of decolonisation ; inspiration to […]

Pack the Court in Philadelphia Monday, April 24th to Free Mumia Abu Jamal