Three African-American inmates were charged with the murder of a white prison guard, John Vincent Mills, at “California’s Soledad Prison” on January 16, 1970. George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgoole, John Clutchette, known as the The Soledad Brothers, were said to have murdered the police guard in retaliation for the shooting deaths of three black prisoners by […]


Angela Yvonne Davis was born January 26, 1944, in Birmingham, Alabama. She spent her childhood years in the turbulent “Dynamite Hill” area, which, true to its nickname, was marred by white supremacist terrorist attacks on black residents. She grew up surrounded by revolutionary activists, as her mother worked with a civil rights organization that was […]

Sense of the Uncanny: George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine

  George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine is an exhibit that opened in October at the Abu Jihad Museum on the campus of Al-quds University, a Palestinian university. The exhibit demonstrates the similarity in voice and situation” between the Palestinian and African American people for whom widespread incarceration of their communities is the product […]

David Johnson of the San Quentin 6 on hiz komrade Hugo ‘Yogi’ Pinell

  by The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey David General Johnson, a former political prisoner, played a major role in the California Prison Movement of the ‘60s and ‘70s. He is here to talk about the assassination of his comrade and co-defendant in the San Quentin 6 case, Hugo “Yogi” Pinell. M.O.I. JR: Can […]

Black August 2015

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 Black Lives Matter, […]

How the sun of Palestine reached a Black Panther in jail

Professor and exhibition curator Greg Thomas says there is a radical kinship between Palestinians and Black Americans. Rebecca Pierce For George Jackson, like many Black revolutionaries, prison was a place of both political captivity and radical education. During the 11 years Jackson spent in prison following a one-year-to-life sentence for his alleged role in a […]

Angela Davis, Still Agitating for Freedom

by RON JACOBS In the decades prior to the civil war in the United States the movement to abolish slavery grew more and more popular. Historically known as the abolitionist movement, there were numerous writers in its ranks. Some of the most powerful, radical and clearest writing came from black writers like Frederick Douglass. The […]

Al Prentice “Bunchy” Carter” Would Have Rode with Nat Turner

by Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali October 12 is the birthday of one of the most talented and promising young men martyred in the massive State repression against the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. “Unlike Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver and George Jackson, Carter has almost been forgotten from the history of […]

Why George Jackson matterz

By Danny Haiphong posted on September 14, 2015 George Jackson spent ten years behind prison walls: from 1961 to 1971. During this period, Jackson became a revolutionary warrior for Black liberation and socialist revolution. Jackson’s life matters now more than ever. Jackson was from Chicago, but his rebellious spirit and run-ins with police compelled his […]

George Jackson Mixtape & Deportationz in the Dominikan Republik

A new mixtape looks at the life and ideas of black revolutionary George Jackson. Who was George Jackson, what did he stand for, and what did the creators of the mixtape holt to achieve. Deportations are underway in the Dominican Republic asThe Global African host Bill Fletcher explores these stories with The Real News Network […]