Black Panther Party 21 50th Anniversary- great event in Buffalo!

Please don’t miss amazing upcoming event! Sekou Odinga, dequi kioni-sadiki and Matt Meyer coming speaking about from Black Panther 21 to 21st Century Revolutions- The history of the Black Panther Party 21 from resistance and national and international movement building to COINTEL PRO, exile, mass incarceration, political prisoners and targeting of Black liberation and why […]

Mass Incarceration With No End?

by Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford Although US incarceration rates have been going down in recent years, at the current pace it would take 75 years to cut the prison population in half, according to Nazgol Ghandnoosh, of The Sentencing Project. Moreover, simply reducing the prison population does not address the system’s racial disparities and lack of […]

Academics In Cars #3: Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris Talks Baltimore, Police Training and Ivory Towers

Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris, the only Black woman from Baltimore, working in Baltimore as a Criminologist, was our guest academic in the car and took us for a ride around Baltimore discussing how her own history growing up there informs her current work. That work involves community engaged police training and work within and about the prison-industrial-complex.Academics In Cars […]

Mule Creek State Prison is run by white supremacists

by B.L. Thornton I observe the following:  is run by an organized gang of white supremacist custodial, medical and psychiatric staff and their unconscionable non-white accomplices. I shall only cite the following examples of the willful denial of medical treatment by MCSP medical staff, as they shall allow me to die if my life depends […]

Mass incarceration for profit: The dual impact of the 13th Amendment and the unresolved question of national oppression in the United States

African Americans remain the targets of a system of institutional racism and super-exploitation by Abayomi Azikiwe As the United States faces profound challenges in the areas of race relations, class exploitation, the rights of immigrants, women and other marginalized groups, the threat of world war and other potential calamities, it is of utmost necessity that those […]

Prisoner firefighters poisoned by Montecito mudslide – no forewarning

by Malcolme Morgan I was recently transferred from San Quentin State Prison to Oak Glen Conservation Camp, which is one of several chain gang facilities or “fire camps” in the state of California. Incarcerated firefighters save bureaucrats in California millions of dollars every year by performing the various odd jobs that nobody else wants to […]

Notes on Advancing the Struggle Inside: ghettos and imprisonment

by a Colorado prisoner         permalink   There can be no doubt a capitalist system excludes a majority of any country’s populace from decision-making processes. These people are excluded only for their class and nation characteristics. Capitalism has two ways of addressing this exclusion: ghettos and imprisonment. Oppressed nations, lower classes and lumpen […]

Inside Mississippi’s notorious Parchman prison

By  Hannah Grabenstein Located about 100 miles south of Memphis in the Mississippi River Delta, the birthplace of the blues, Mississippi State Prison in Parchman, Mississippi, has become as much a historical landmark as it is a penitentiary. It’s about 30 miles from where Emmett Till was murdered in 1955, and surrounded by uninhabitable swampland. […]

Florida Warden Retaliates For Article Publicizing Prison Abuses, Slave Labor and Prisoner Protest (2018)

By Kevin “Rashid” Johnson During early January 2018 my article “Florida Prisoners Are Laying It Down” was published online, which discussed the prevalence of enforced slave labor in the Florida Department of Corruption (FDOC), the brutally inhumane conditions under which its prisoners live, and a planned nonviolent protest they were staging in efforts to bring attention […]

Redistributing the pain 2018: Shut ‘em down!

by Keith ‘Malik” Washington, Chief Spokesperson, End Slavery in Texas Movement, and IWOC member “The Black Panther Party is a revolutionary nationalist group and we see a major contradiction between capitalism in this country and our interests. We realize that this country became very rich upon slavery and that slavery is capitalism in the extreme. […]