Prison Architecture and the Question of Ethicz

 A death-row jail cell in Huntsville, Tex. The design of such quarters has raised questions. Credit Reuters By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN SAN FRANCISCO — Faced with lawsuits and a growing mountain of damning research, New York City officials decided last month to ban solitary confinement for prison inmates 21 and younger. Just a few weeks earlier, […]

Meja Yellow Ribbon New Single in collaboration w/ Amnesty International and Free the Angola 3

Yellow Ribbon, Mejas new single released in collaboration with Amnesty International and Free the Angola3 to call for the freedom of Albert Woodfox, the last of ” The Angola 3″ still behind bars where he has spent over 42 years in Solitary Confinement in Louisiana USA. Please Take Action for Alberts Freedom!https://www.amnesty.se/engagera-dig/a…

Malcolm X and global Black struggle

By Abayomi Azikiwe In March 1964, Malcolm X announced his official departure from the Nation of Islam. He had spent 12 years working on behalf of the organization led by Elijah Muhammad. Malcolm had been suspended and silenced for 90 days after he delivered an address at the Manhattan Center on Dec. 1, 1963, entitled […]

Who will protect and defend Black life? The Black Pantherz had the right idea

by Thandisizwe Chimurenga It’s kind of fitting that police officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo, murderers of Mike Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner in New York, were cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the last several weeks. The eruption of protest, activism and organizing in response to the (bad) decisions of legal bodies to not […]

December 20, 1989: The Day that Black Livez Did Not Matter in Panama

by BAR editor and columnist Ajamu Baraka http://blackagendareport.com/node/14588 December 20, 1989 is a day of infamy for the people of Panama. On that day, the most powerful military in the world descended on poor black communities in the middle of Panama City and carried out one of the most brutal war crimes of the late […]

IMMUNITY TO KILL, FALSELY CONVICT and MASS INCARCERATE

A statement by Lorenzo Johnson, December 7, 2014 It’s not a coincidence that minorities are being killed by police at an alarming rate. Simply no regard for Human Rights! By not having safeguards in place, when an unarmed person is killed this gives the police the okay to continue to kill. The first thing society […]

Respekt Our Human Rightz Or We’ll ‘Shut It Down’

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, http://www.PopularResistance.org This week we marked the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was signed by the United States at its inception but has never been ratified. Perhaps because we live in a country that does not protect our human rights, many people in the US lack an understanding […]

November 20, 2014: Albert’s Overturned Conviction Upheld in Unanimous Decision

n We are thrilled and honored to announce that just hours ago, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Brady’s 2013 ruling overturning Albert’s conviction for a third time in a 3-0, unanimous decision (View the official court ruling here.) Though the courts have finally ruled in the interest of justice, it may still […]

Politikal Prisoner Radio

Download Podcast Joining us on tonight’s broadcast are human rights and political prisoner activists Efia Nwangaza and Jihad Abdulmumit to discuss the recent presentations related to UN Covention Against Torture review of the United States. Every four years countries who are signatories to the Convention Against Torture (CAT) are required to submit reports on how […]