Wrongfully returned to SHU: Maximum security is no place for rehabilitation

  by Shavougue A. Mason Please allow me to begin by paying respects to all those who participated in and supported the hunger strikes, both outside and behind enemy lines. I also want to pay homage and offer my condolences to the families of the brave men who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the cause […]

Free Speech Society emergency bulletin

by Kijana Tashiri Askari, Abdul Olugbala Shakur and Joka Heshima Jinsai, Free Speech Society – We, class members of Ashker v. Brown, have been alerted to a contradiction that potentially threatens to disrupt, undermine and compromise everything that we’ve worked so hard to achieve and have sacrificed our lives for, via all three hunger strikes, […]

After the Black Pantherz: moving forward

U.S. prison conditions, solitary confinement, post-prisoners rights movement of the ’60s and ’70s, and the absence of the Black Panther Party vanguard. Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi SCI Greene, Waynesburg, PA Power to the People! We need prisoners’ empowerment! We need participation in the broader movement fighting U.S. imperialism. This here blog post is intended to […]

Agreement to End Hostilitiez in CA: 3 Year Statuz Update

by MIM(Prisons) September 2015 permalink This spring we sent out a request to all California USW supporters to give us updates on the status of the Agreement to End Hostilities (AEH) at their prison, and to send us a follow up report following the September 9th Day of Solidarity. This status report has been overshadowed […]

Prison artist usez ‘visual language’ to inspire hiz brotherz

by Guss Lumumba Edwards First off, thank you for being there every step of the way over all of these years. I cannot even begin to mention every place you’ve been, but I do know that behind these prison walls within a lot of these cages our love for you runs deep. I told myself […]

What is solitary confinement?

by Abdul Olugbala Shakur At first glance, and from its most simplistic perspective, the question, What is solitary confinement? appears to be rhetorical, if not insulting, but you would be surprised, if not incredulous, how many prison rights activists are at a loss when I pose it to them. Even more perplexing, many prisoners are […]

Palestinian prisonerz prepare hunger strike for April

Written by Alternative Information Center (AIC) http://www.alternativenews.org/english/index.php/politics/palestinian-society/7857-palestinian-prisoners-prepare-hunger-strike-for-april More than a thousand Palestinian prisoners have warned the Israeli prison’s authorities of their plan to go on hunger strike in April. The strikes come as protest against the deteriorating health and sanitation conditions of the prisons, as well as the increasing number of provocations by the authorities. […]

Calling for ABOLITION of solitary confinement

by Denise Mewbourne Lucas Guilkey, who took this photo, says: “Today was a huge day for the prisoner hunger strike movement for human rights. Cars and vans of family members, youth and adult survivors of solitary torture, those with parents incarcerated and their allies descended upon Sacramento from every corner of California to speak truth […]

Mission Statement of the Pelican Bay Human Rightz Movement First Amendment Campaign

by Kijana Tashiri Askari, Baridi Yero, Abdul Olugbala Shakur, Kamau Askari, Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, Sondai Kamdibe We, the captive class of New Afrikan Black Revolutionaries at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, Calif., are confronted with a dilemma by having our mail and our revolutionary reading materials stolen or confiscated by fascist vigilantes under […]

Our own political action committee can expand the prisonerz’ rightz movement

by Jose Villarreal I was pleased to read about the current talk of creating a political action committee (PAC) for prisoners. There was a time when I despised the whole oppressor political apparatus, but I was lucky enough to have comrades who explained that there is nothing wrong with being involved in local politics because […]