Gunz, Government, Race and Rightz. ‘The Demographics, Stupid’

Summary This paper makes the case that the time has come for activist groups to abandon business-as-usual tactics and go on the offensive to change the political landscape in Washington, D.C.  The growth of this country’s minority vote over the past 50 years, that has been actively suppressed by the political right following the gutting […]

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 […]

It’z Time: Call for Clemency for Leonard Peltier

  by Jack Healey                                                                           Not many blog posts start off with a listing of the deceased, but in Leonard Peltier’s clemency request to President Obama, he will say the following: After 40 years in prison, it is with sadness that I write the names of some of my dearest friends and strongest supporters who have […]

Losing livez while gaining profit: 4 deathz in 2 monthz iz businezz as usual for CCA prison

by Anthony Robinson Jr. “It should never be easy for them to destroy us.” – Comrade G In the last two months – from Dec. 27 to Feb. 10, 2015 – four prisoners have died here at Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility, a private prison California uses to relieve its prison overcrowding; it is owned and […]

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 […]