Review of “Writing on the Wall”

By Jennifer Black Edited by Johanna Fernandez with an electrifying foreword by Cornel West, Writing on the Wall is Abu- Jamal’s 8th book.  Following in the tradition of Live from Death Row, it is destined to become another classic tome in the canon of Prison Literature and Mumia’s broad reaching political commentary produced from the bowels of the […]

When Police Decide What Teacherz Can Teach

Photo by Bob Bob by David Love As the nascent #BlackLivesMatter movement seeks reform of a criminal justice system that preys upon communities of color, law enforcement are increasingly attempting to quell protest and political dissent. Exhibit A: The case of Marylin Zuniga. Zuniga, a public school teacher at Forest Street Elementary School in Orange […]

7 Wayz to Turn Your Anger Over Sandra Bland Into Action In Support of Incarcerated (and Formerly Incarcerated) Black Women

by Desiree Stevens The funneling of black children through the school-to-prison pipeline is a dangerous trend that pervades society. As a result, black people make up a disproportionately high percentage of the prison population. For young black girls, the reality is that we make the largest growing demographic of incarcerated people in the U.S. With […]

The legacy lives on: Black Panther Party co-founder Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard carriez the message to San Diego youth

by Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard I am one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party and was a member for eight years. Some of the important rewards about being a former member of the Black Panther Party include opportunities to pass on our history and legacy to the next generations and to learn […]

Hoffman torture scandal research: Psychologistz for human rightz revolt needed

A major psychologists‘ organization defending human rights issued a powerful statement Monday, calling on more psychologists, those remaining silent on torture, to take urgently needed action against their professional organization’s alleged “collusion” in the abuse. The statement is a formal response to the public release on July 11th of the damning Hoffman Report, an American […]

Summer of 2015 & I’m STILL Discontented (FREE #LeonardPeltier)!

by Bonnie Walker July 13, 2015 Dear President Obama and Others who should be concerned, You hear from me often so I’m going to get right to it. Last summer I sent you a letter entitled, “2014; The Summer of My Discontent Letter” (FREE #LeonardPeltier)! By no means is this current letter the first you’ve […]

What’z in a Prison Meal?

THE ONGOING FIGHT FOR MORE, AND BETTER, PRISON FOOD By ALYSIA SANTO and LISA IABONIProduced by ANDY ROSSBACK Inmates at the Gordon County Jail in Calhoun, Ga. — according to a preliminary investigation by human rights attorneys last fall — are starving. The two meals a day weren’t enough to sustain them, and some reportedly […]

Human Rightz Pen Palz Seekz 59 Community Pen Palz in Next 59 dayz (by Sept 5, 2015)

Celebrate The Courage of Hunger Strikers of July 8, 2013: Help Human Rights Pen Pals Connect with 59 Pen Pals in 59 Days Inspired by the call to action by Dolores Canales of California Families Against Solitary Confinement  For more information: humanrightspenpals@gmail.com The most recent hunger strike for the Five Demands lasted from July 8, […]

Incarcerated & formerly incarcerated people offer info and inspiration to otherz behind barz, promoting health and health advocacy

Dear friends, If you are receiving this it’s because you have expressed an interest in supporting incarcerated people in their battles for human rights, dignity, and health care. Many of you supported our beloved comrades Alan Berkman, Marilyn Buck, and Lynne Stewart in their health battles; others are now involved in supporting Mumia Abu-Jamal and […]