On George Jackson’s Death Anniversary, See Who Inspired Verses By Tupac And Nas

by  Darryl Robertson CREDIT: Getty Tupac and Nas have always carried the themes of black power in their music. Especially Tupac, whose mother Afeni Shakur was one of New York City’s Panther 21, a group of Black Panther Party members arrested and accused of plotting to bomb department stores and police stations in NYC. On the 47th […]

‘Revolutionary Salute’: Palestinian Prisoners of PFLP Express Solidarity With US (united snakes) Prison Strike

Poster for the national prison strike in the United States. | Photo: Twitter / @JailLawSpeak   “We extend a special revolutionary salute to the imprisoned strugglers of the Black Liberation Movement,” the statement read. Several Members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, all of whom have been jailed by Israel for their participation […]

The bravery of the Soledad Brothers, jailed black activists charged with murder of white prison guard

-photo-freedomarchives- On January 16, 1970, three inmates in California’s Soledad Prison, Fleeta Drumago, George Jackson and John Clutchette, were charged with the murder of a white prison guard, John Vincent Mills and became known as the Soledad Brothers. Prior to their joint charges, the Soledad brothers had spent time in prison on separate charges of burglary […]

Rereading George Jackson

By Bob Avakian, Chairman of the RCP, USA This article is excerpted from a new work by Bob Avakian called “Getting Over the Two Great Humps: Further Thoughts on Conquering the World.” This work deals with strategic problems of the world revolution–getting over the hump of seizing power in different countries and getting over the […]

Amerikan Crime: Case #74: The FBI-Chicago Police Assassination of Fred Hampton

  Bob Avakian recently wrote that one of three things that has “to happen in order for there to be real and lasting change for the better: People have to fully confront the actual history of this country and its role in the world up to today, and the terrible consequences of this.” (See “3 […]

How I survived 22 years of solitary confinement

by Kamau M. Askari These New Afrikan revolutionaries – George Jackson, W.L. Nolen, Jonathan Jackson and Khatari Gaulden – led the brief, heroic California Prison Movement that set the bar high for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders and thinkers. It was the principles they taught that helped hunger strikers survive not only decades of torturous solitary […]

LONG LIVE BLACK AUGUST! VITA WA WATU!

Author:  Bilal Ali Black August 2017 “Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done; discover your humanity and your […]

The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson

On this edition of Making Contact we present, The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson, a program about the modern anti-prison movement. This year marks the 38th anniversary of Black August, first originated in the California prisons to honor fallen Freedom Fighters, George and Jonathan Jackson, Khatari Gaulden, James McClain, and William Christmas. Jonathan […]

Black August and The Millions for Prisoners March

  Black August and The Millions for Prisoners March Jared A. Ball “When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.” – Ho Chi Minh “This is it gentlemen, the dragon has come.” – George Jackson “Got to be real.” – Cheryl Lynn  This is my favorite time of year because we […]

Black August, George Jackson and Marcus Garvey

by Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali August is a politically charged month in the Black world: the month Marcus Garvey was born and when Black Panther George Jackson and his younger brother, Jonathan, were killed. George Jackson and Huey Newton considered themselves to be scientific socialists, but both men were once also students of Garvey […]