Bomani Shakur (Keith LaMar), innocent on death row

Today our guest on Block Report Radio is Bomani, formally known as Keith LaMar. He is an Ohio death row political prisoner and survivor of the Lucasville Rebellion 23 years ago. He will talk to us about the history of that rebellion, his recent hunger strike, the state of Ohio planning to set his execution […]

Join the fight to #FREEKeithLaMar

  Keith LaMar is wrongfully on death row. He recently ended his 9-day hunger strike against cruel restrictions at the Ohio State Penitentiary after the warden agreed to meet his demands. But the much larger fight is still ahead of us. We are asking you to join the fight to #FREEKeithLaMar.  We are launching a […]

Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur) and other Lucasville prisonerz on hunger strike since Nov. 9

This compelling 36-minute documentary focuses on Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur), who was convicted and sentenced to die in the aftermath of the 1993 Lucasville prison rebellion. The film, titled “Keith LaMar, Condemned,” looks at the root causes of the prison uprising, validates allegations that LaMar was railroaded in a death penalty case and points to […]

Torture Continuez: CDCR Settlement Screwz Prisonerz

by Wiawimawo of MIM(Prisons) September 2015 permalink It’s been over a week since we got the news on the settlement ofAshker v. Brown.(1) For a case that is so central to what we do as an organization we’ve taken our time to respond. We’ve read and re-read the legal documents and listened to the celebratory […]

Prisonerz at Menard have ended their hunger strike!

After five days (and several calls to the warden in response to my earlier post–thanks), the warden met with the hunger strikers and promised to dismiss all the disciplinary reports charging them with dangerous activity for engaging in a hunger strike, begin allowing groups of prisoners to use the yard together–this is huge for people […]

Update from Menard: Hunger strike resumez Sept. 23

by Alice Lynd Some of you will remember the hunger strike in January-February 2014 by prisoners in Administrative Detention at the Menard Correctional Center in Menard, Illinois. During and after the hunger strike, several of the strikers were sent to prisons as far away as California, Virginia, West Virginia and New Mexico. Others remain in […]

MUST SEE VIDEO OF STOKELY CARMICHAEL STATING WHY BLACK PEOPLE NEED GUNZ

Stokely Carmichael was a powerful and revolutionary civil rights activist. In this video clip, he is asked if he is a race agitator who causes people to riot.  He readily answered “no” and explained his reasons why Black people are angry. He said things are not getting better, they are getting worse, although it appeared […]

What Does a Book Have to Do With a Movement?

Todd Ashker is one of the leaders of the Pelican Bay hunger strikers and the lead plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit Ashker v. Governor of California. Sometime between 2008 and 2009, Ashker managed to get his hands on “Nothing But an Unfinished Song: Bobby Sands, the Irish Hunger Striker Who Inspired a Generation.” What does […]

Hell in paradise: Visiting Hugo ‘Yogi’ Pinell at Pelican Bay State Prison

August 20, 2015 by Charlie Hinton Written Nov. 14, 2013 – The 80-mile drive from Eureka to Crescent City, Calif., must be one of the most beautiful stretches of highway in the world, with magnificent forests of spruce and redwood to the east and breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Ocean to the west. I even […]

Hell in paradise: Visiting Hugo ‘Yogi’ Pinell at Pelican Bay State Prison

August 20, 2015 by Charlie Hinton Written Nov. 14, 2013 – The 80-mile drive from Eureka to Crescent City, Calif., must be one of the most beautiful stretches of highway in the world, with magnificent forests of spruce and redwood to the east and breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Ocean to the west. I even […]