The criminality of solitary confinement

by Steve Martinot Introduction In this series of articles, we have traced the various mechanisms whereby the prison procedures of “gang validation” are used to deny the civil rights, the human rights and even the humanity of the prisoners. These procedures mark the criminality of the prison administration. We have been considering the case of […]

The value of Black life in Amerika, Part 1

by Anthony Robinson Jr. The Black man “had no rights that a white man was bound to respect.” – U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Dred Scott The same mindset that allows a police officer to summarily execute an innocent, unarmed Black person in the street is the same mindset that allows an officer to plant […]

Prisonz, gangz, witchhuntz and white supremacy

by Steve Martinot “My brotha, I don’t intend to give up. I will continue to promote the New Afrikan Independence Movement and the Republic of New Afrika via New Afrikan Revolutionary Nationalism (NARN). I will continue to coordinate the GJU as well as the BAMCC. I will not allow these racist pigs to criminalize our […]

War Time Footing, Really? It’z Not a War on Copz in NYC

by RON JACOBS The recent murder of two New York city policemen by a lone gunman who apparently shot his estranged girlfriend less than 24 hours before the police were killed has created a scenario ideal for those intent on reestablishing the department’s dominance on the street and in the politics of New York City. Despite […]

There Iz an Unbroken Line of Police Violence in the US that Takes Uz All the Way Back to the Dayz of Slavery’

  The Guardian / By Stuart Jeffries A conversation with activist Angela Davis. Photo Credit: Rena Schild/Shutterstock.com   ‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the United States that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery, the aftermath of slavery, the development of the Ku Klux Klan,” says Angela Davis. […]

Revolutionary Mind State

by Saif Ullah of United Struggle from Within   permalink Revolutionary state of mind has a place in all ages. I was born too late for the 60’s so I found mine in these pages of Assata, Angela, Huey Newton and George. They really opened up my mind and made me pick up the sword. Because […]

Women Outlawz: Politriks of Gender and Resistance in the US Criminal Justice System

Women Outlaws: Politics of Gender and Resistance in the US Criminal Justice System   Mechthild Nagel, SUNY Cortland; nagelm@cortland.edu   Prisons have always served the role of social control (Kurshan 1996). Nobody has more acutely experience and theorized imprisonment as such as political prisoners. This category includes people convicted due to their resistance to state […]

Elder Freeman, Lifelong Warrior from the Black Panther Party 4 Self- Defense,passes to the ancestorz

Elder Freeman of #BlackPanthers has joined the ancestors. Memorials are being planned in NY, Oakland, LA. There’s an interview with him Published on Sep 1, 2014 7/5/2014 Block Report Radio Lifelong Freedom Fighter and former member of the Black Panther Party, Ronald Elder Freeman speaks on the founding of the Panther Party in Los Angeles. He […]

Black Panther Party Film Festival Startz Friday With “Free Angela” Director Shola Lynch and “Let The Fire Burn” and Move Bombing Survivor Ramona Africa on Saturday

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL BLACK PANTHER PARTY FILM FESTIVAL  For the sixth year running, The Maysles Cinema is proud to host the Black Panther Party Film Festival. Produced by the Black Panther Commemoration Committee, NY, these two upcoming consecutive weekends (Sept. 26th-27th, Oct. 3rd-4th) capture the experiences of political prisoners, along with compelling live Q&A […]