The bravery of the Soledad Brothers, jailed black activists charged with murder of white prison guard

-photo-freedomarchives- On January 16, 1970, three inmates in California’s Soledad Prison, Fleeta Drumago, George Jackson and John Clutchette, were charged with the murder of a white prison guard, John Vincent Mills and became known as the Soledad Brothers. Prior to their joint charges, the Soledad brothers had spent time in prison on separate charges of burglary […]

‘Soledad Brother’ John Clutchette Has Been Released!

  ‘Soledad Brother’ John Clutchette Has Been Released! On Wednesday, June 6, ‘Soledad Brother’ John Clutchette walked out of the prison gates a free man, following Governor Jerry Brown’s final approval of a January 12, 2018 decision by the California Parole Board to grant parole to Clutchette. On January 18, we published an interview with Southern […]

‘Soledad Brother’ John Clutchette Granted Parole; Will CA Governor Jerry Brown Reverse the Decision? –An interview with Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell

(Photo of John Clutchette in the 1980s.) ‘Soledad Brother’ John Clutchette Granted Parole; Will CA Governor Jerry Brown Reverse the Decision? –An interview with Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell By Angola 3 News On January 12, 2018, the California Board of Parole Hearings granted parole to an elderly inmate named John Clutchette. However, supporters of […]

Black August 21, 2016: Ruchell Cinque Magee and the August 7th Courthouse Slave Rebellion

Black August 21, 2016 I can hardly believe that 46 years have gone by since the August 7,1970, Marin Courthouse Slave Rebellion. Ruchell is now 77 years old, same as myself.  It’s a sin and a shame the fascist state has taken this brother’s whole life, damn near.  And he has never seriously injured anyone.  Quite […]

The Heroe’z of San Rafael

Black August 1970 • 1970 Black August By Fred Goldstein In the momentous political event that marked “Black August,” freedom fighter Jonathan Jackson, at the age of 17, burst into a San Rafael, Calif., courtroom, armed, to free his brother, George Jackson, along with Fleeta Drumgo and John Clutchette, on Aug. 7, 1970. The three […]

BLACK POWER-WHITE BLOOD: THE “SOLEDAD BROTHERZ” CHARGED WITH MURDERING A WHITE PRISON GUARD

Three African-American inmates were charged with the murder of a white prison guard, John Vincent Mills, at “California’s Soledad Prison” on January 16, 1970. George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgoole, John Clutchette, known as the The Soledad Brothers, were said to have murdered the police guard in retaliation for the shooting deaths of three black prisoners by […]

Why George Jackson matterz

By Danny Haiphong posted on September 14, 2015 George Jackson spent ten years behind prison walls: from 1961 to 1971. During this period, Jackson became a revolutionary warrior for Black liberation and socialist revolution. Jackson’s life matters now more than ever. Jackson was from Chicago, but his rebellious spirit and run-ins with police compelled his […]

Soledad Brother John Clutchette asks for your help

by John Clutchette I have read your publication periodically over the years, and after some discussion with fellow prisoners, it was suggested I seek your assistance with getting the message out there that I need help! The enclosed documents tell a lot of the story of what I’ve been up against for years. Most of […]

Black History (our story): amerika’z longest held political prisoner/ prisoner of war

  According to our comrades from the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective, Ruchell’s address has changed to the new one below, and is current as of March 12, 2013 Ruchell Cinque Magee # A92051 D-5 #1 P.O. Box 4670 Lancaster, CA 93539 Personal Background Ruchell Cinque Magee is the longest held political prisoner in the […]