Fri OCT 6 @ 6:30PM “Because We Remember Lynne Stewart” @ Theater at 80 St Mark’s Place

~ Please forward widely! ~ Because We Remember LYNNE STEWART Dick Gregory fasted to free Lynne Stewart We must continue the struggle and Free Them All Join us as we celebrate Lynne’s birthday!  Friday October 6 6:30-10:00pm ~ Doors open @ 6:00pm The Theater @ 80 St. Mark’s 80 St. Mark’s Place between 1st & 2nd Ave FILM […]

Lynne Stewart memorial – Sat., 4/22 – 3-7 PM

**** PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY **** From: Ralph Poynter <ralph.poynter@gmail.com>   On Saturday, April 22, join us & Glen Ford, Chris Hedges, Hon. Charles Barron, Jeff Mackler, Pam Africa, Father Lawrence Lucas, Ralph Schoenman, and others at Saint Peter’s Church – 615 Lexington Av. & 54th Street in Manhattan – from 3-7pm to celebrate Lynne.  Doors open at […]

Saturday’z 21st Annual Freedom Fighter Dinner Tribute

by Nayaba Arinde Herman and Iyaluuya Ferguson OLAYEMI ODESANYA Some activists grassroots had hoped that by January this year former President Barack Obama would have addressed, if not released, some of the nation’s decades-long serving political prisoners on his way out of the White House. Perhaps the likes of Mumia Abu Jamal, or the Move 9, […]

Event honorz captured Black freedom fighterz

by Anne Pruden Several hundred people filled New York’s Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center on Jan. 17 for the 20th Annual Dinner Tribute to the Families of our Political Prisoners/Prisoners of War. In this photo, Dequi Kioni-Sadiki, chair of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee, which sponsored the dinner, speaks to these families and with some […]

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: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32043-beyond-innocence-america-s-political-prisoners-and-the-fight-against-mass-incarceration 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 […]