For Hip-Hop: Amiri Baraka and Black Radical Art

For Hip-Hop: Amiri Baraka (October 7, 1934 – January 9, 2014) and Black Radical Art Jared A. Ball “There is, of course, the syndrome Lenin spoke about when he said that once opponents of the bourgeoisie are dead the rulers transform these class enemies into ciphers or agreeable sycophants of Imperialism (however “askew” they might […]

Protest Song of the Week: ‘Fire Next Time’

It was the anniversary of the death of Mike Brown, the black teenager in Ferguson who was gunned down by Officer Darren Wilson. To mark the event, a concert of revolutionary musicians called “Ferguson Rocks” was held in St. Louis. The lineup included Tom Morello and the Freedom Fighter Orchestra, The Coup, Outernational, Steffanie Christi’an, […]

The Heroic Guerilla

Scream! Scream! Scream! About that man Who threatened the fires of hell. Stalk forward Bronze Dragon. Breathe pits of fire To melt the molted bars of slavery. Conquer concrete walls With courageous conviction. Teach us the art of raging, Heroic Guerrilla. Copyright 2008, Tolbert Small

Black August: Beyond 34 yearz of resistance

August 9, 2013 by Shaka At-thinnen When the concept of Black August manifested in 1979, many thought it was simply a focus group protest growing out of the avoidable death of Khatari Gaulden on Aug. 1, 1978, in the San Quentin prison infirmary. Survival for Africans in California’s prison population of 20,000 inmates had to […]

Beyond Innocence: US Politikal Prisonerz n the Fight Against Mass Incarceration

by Dan Berger (Photo: Barbed Wire via Shutterstock) source: President Obama’s recent statements about mass incarceration, together with his decision to commute the sentences of 46 people serving lengthy and life sentences in federal prison on drug charges, treat “nonviolent drug offenders” as the symbolic figureheads of America’s prison problem. This framing seems to […]

Incarcerated & formerly incarcerated people offer info and inspiration to otherz behind barz, promoting health and health advocacy

Dear friends, If you are receiving this it’s because you have expressed an interest in supporting incarcerated people in their battles for human rights, dignity, and health care. Many of you supported our beloved comrades Alan Berkman, Marilyn Buck, and Lynne Stewart in their health battles; others are now involved in supporting Mumia Abu-Jamal and […]

Fri 2/20: Join LYNNE STEWART at celeb. to free politikal prisonerz

GREETINGZ PLEASE FORWARD.   REMINDER THIS FRIDAY FEB 20 The New Abolitionist Movement and Lynne Stewart Invite You to a  Special Event @ St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan JOIN LYNNE & RALPH IN SENDING LOVE  TO ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS FRIDAY FEB 20 6PM to 10PM @ ST. PETER’S CHURCH 619 LEXINGTON AVENUE (Entrance on 54th […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“This is a pretty loveless world we live in. We have lots of romantic love. We have lots of ‘Sex and the City.’ But real love, love that is the kind that saves people, and makes the world better, and makes you go to bed with a smile on your face, that love is lacking […]

Celebrate Valentine’z Day 4 Our Politikal Prisonerz w Lynne, Ralph and the New Abolitionist Movement

  A Valentine from Lynne Stewart to all Political Prisoners — In and Out,  On February 20  we will have an event at St Peters Church (the Jazz church) celebrating  and sending Mad Love to all who still remain behind the walls and to those who have been forced to be guests of the State […]