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 […]

June 26 Statement of Leonard Peltier

June 26, 2016 Sisters, brothers, friends and supporters: June 26th marks 41 years since the long summer day when three young men were killed at the home of the Jumping Bull family, near Oglala, during a firefight in which I and dozens of others participated. While I did not shoot (and therefore did not kill) […]

Portland, OR: Free Leonard Peltier! Cultural Event & Discussion: Thursday June 30th 7-9 p.m.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1093300134041794/ Free Leonard Peltier! Cultural Event & Discussion Thursday June 30th 2016 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, Oregon 97202 Sliding scale $5-10, All ages and open to the public! Join us for a cultural event featuring Native drummers, special film clips and a discussion with Chauncy […]

NYC Free Peltier Film Series Continues Friday, June 10, 2016

NYC FREE PELTIER PRESENTS FLICKS FOR FREEDOM COME JOIN US FOR A NEW FILM SERIES FOR NYC WITH A DIFFERENCE YUMMY FRESH POPCORN TO BE SERVED  INCIDENT AT OGLALA Friday, June 10, 2016   7 p.m.  A Murder   –    A Mystery   –    A Mockery of Justice We will be showing “Incident […]

EXCLUSIVE: Native Amerikan activist imprisoned 40 yearz for FBI agent deathz still fightz for clemency from President Obama: ‘I am prepared to die here’

by  Ginger Adams Otis   Marchers carry a large painting of American Indian Leonard Peltier during a “National Day of Mourning,” Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, in Plymouth, Mass. (STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)   Wildwood, Fla. – The same high-security prison holds two men with vastly different lives, both shaped irrevocably by the same federal agency: The […]

He Killed Two FBI Agentz. Or He Was Framed. After 40 Yearz, Will Obama Free Leonard Peltier?

by AJ VICENS American Indian activist Leonard Peltier in a Florida prison, January 1993- Kevin McKiernan/Zuma  Leonard Peltier, a member of the Lakota tribe who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents in 1977, has spent 40 of his 71 years in federal prison. During that time, some have come to view him as an international symbol […]

It iz Time for Leonard Peltier to be Freed

“Only one thing’s sadder than remembering you were once free, and that’s forgetting you were once free.” –Leonard Peltier By Jasmine Heiss May 10, 2016 This weekend I made the 850 mile trip from the Nation’s Capitol to the sprawling Coleman Federal Correction Complex in Wildwood Florida to visit a man who has been in […]