Black August and the Unmasking of the US Police State

By: Jared A. Ball A demonstrator confronts police near Camden Yards during a protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in Baltimore in this April 25, 2015. | Photo: Reuters Black August, paradoxically, shines a light on the contradictions of a country that never was, yet must always be. “The reason you […]

Black August, George Jackson & the Black Liberation Struggle Today

Friday August 19th, 7pm Every year, the Black freedom movement and activists for prisoners’ rights commemorate the month of August — “Black August” — to honor the fallen warriors and demand the freedom of political prisoners. The tradition began because on Aug. 21, 1971, heroic Black Panther writer, thinker and Field Marshall George Jackson was […]

Black August 2016

by NABPP-PC Minister of Justice Bobby Marion Dixon From behind the enemy lines of the California State Prison System, from within the “belly of the beast” that is the Amerikan injustice system, I greet you all and call for your full attention to the annual commemoration of Black August and invite all prisoners and families […]

Black August 2015

Black August   By JAAN LAAMAN   Black August 2015 — Hiroshima, 70 years later and the bomb still burns.  Hi, this is Jaan Laaman your political prisoner voice, coming to you from the federal prison in Tucson, Arizona.   I wanted to send out a little thought about nuclear bombs, past and present; about […]

The Black August Slave Rebellion: Every slave haz a right to rebel

by Nate Butler The Black August Rebellion is a month that the California state prisoners fast. They fast in the month of August to pay homage to the fallen comrades. The Black August Rebellion didn’t start with Brothers Ruchell Magee, Jonathan Jackson or George Jackson. The movement started on the shores of Africa with our […]

Rest in power, Yogi Bear (Hugo Pinell)

Yogi presente! Long Live the Guerrilla!

Remembering Yogi

by The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey The memorial for Hugo “Yogi” Lyon Antonio Pinell was a beautiful and monumental event that loved ones, comrades and the community came from far and wide to attend. The celebration was held at the African American Art and Culture Complex on 762 Fulton in San Francisco’s legendary […]

Fighting the Patriarchy: George Jackson and the Black Panther Party

by PTT of MIM(Prisons)         permalink   A criticism often made of the Black Panther Party (BPP) lies in errors it made around addressing the patriarchy. Most of these criticisms are attempts at subreformism, which is the approach of resolving conflict on an individual or interpersynal level in an attempt to resolve social […]

George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine: Colonialist Captivity and Revolutionary Strugglez

Sunday, 15 May 4 pm – 7 pm Uptown Auto Body and Fender 401 26th St Oakland, CA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/551591961667213/   Art Forces and AROC invite you to join us to remember the Nakba, the Black Panthers, and Indigenous Resistance. Doors open at 4pm for the art exhibition and blessing at the Oakland Palestine Solidarity […]