Day of Mourning: Statement by Leonard Peltier

Day of Mourning: Statement by Leonard Peltier Day of Mourning November 24, 2016 Greetings my relatives, Here we are again. This time the year is 2016. It has been more than 41 years since I last walked free and was able to see the sun rise and sit and feel the earth beneath my feet. […]

President Obama, remember Leonard Peltier

by Ricardo Alarcon de Quesada, former permanent representative of Cuba to the United Nations “To all those of us who are locked up here, nothing is more important than to be remembered.” – Leonard Peltier, Leavenworth Prison, September 1998 While Barack Obama speaks without blushing about the virtues of the North American “democracy” and lectures […]

UPDATE – Leonard Peltier Birthday Event, NYC, Sat., Sept. 24, 2-5 p.m.

THE CLOCK IS TICKING. . . . Saturday, September 24, 2016  2-5 p.m. Project Reach, 39 Eldridge Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY On Leonard’s actual birthday, September 12, President Obama will be in office for only 129 more days.  Yes, the time is running out on Leonard Peltier’s only hope for freedom.   We […]

Hard lessonz in the struggle to end prison slavery

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington “Rather than the slaughtering of Black people outright, the prison system carries out genocide through political repression. Mass incarceration works to prevent the emergence of effective, powerful and widely inspiring movements for liberation, like those of the 1960s and 1970s. It thereby goes beyond controlling and disabling Black communities. By preventing […]

Black August and the Unmasking of the US Police State

By: Jared A. Ball A demonstrator confronts police near Camden Yards during a protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in Baltimore in this April 25, 2015. | Photo: Reuters Black August, paradoxically, shines a light on the contradictions of a country that never was, yet must always be. “The reason you […]

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 […]

Politikal Prisonerz 101: The “Mu” Brotherz

by Julian Cola How is it that Jose Mujica, an ex-guerrilla, can become president of a country while Mutulu Shakur continues to rot behind U.S. penitentiary walls? In 1982 Dr. Mutulu Shakur went underground. His primary concern — COINTELPRO. Having participated in — per the words of author Ishmael Reed — the slave revolts of […]

Peltier on 41st anniversary of ‘Incident at Oglala’

By Leonard Peltier Sisters, brothers, friends and supporters: June 26 marks 41 years since the long summer day when three young men were killed at the home of the Jumping Bull family, near Oglala, [S.D.], during a firefight in which I and dozens of others participated. While I did not shoot (and therefore did not […]