Press Release: New Prisoner Audio Confirms Humanitarian Crisis at Stillwater Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8.13.18 Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, tc.iwoc@gmail.com Contact: Joanna Nuñez 702-588-9882 New Prisoner Audio Confirms Humanitarian Crisis at Stillwater Prison: Prisoners and Families Demand An End to the Lockdown The lockdown at Stillwater Prison is now in its 27th day. As families and prisoners demand an end to the lockdown the […]

‘Intoxicating freedom, gripping fear’: Mumia Abu-Jamal on life as a Black Panther

 Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. Photograph: April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer The letter was dated 30 August 2016. Written in black ink in spidery, meticulous handwriting, it proclaimed at the top of the page: “On a Move!”, the mantra of the Move group of black liberationists from Philadelphia who clashed violently with the city’s police force 40 […]

LISTEN: Podcast Explores How ‘Justice in Amerika’ Really Works

Attorney Josie Duffy Rice partners with educator Clint Smith III to examine the criminal justice system’s devastating impact on marginalized communities. Sameer Rao   A man walks by a bail bonds store on October 20, 2011 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images SHARE     A new investigative podcast, “Justice in America,” examines how this country’s criminal […]

The new Prison Movement: The continuing struggle to abolish slavery in Amerika (2018)

by Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson The rising new Prison Movement Across Amerika, home of the world’s largest prison population, growing numbers of the imprisoned are coming to realize that they are victims of social injustice. Foremost, they are victims of an inherently predatory and dysfunctional capitalist-imperialist system, which targets the poor and people of color for […]

Simmering Rebellion in South Carolina Prisons

Despite a corporate media blackout on conditions behind prison walls, inmates find ways to protest the year-long lockdown that was punctuated, in April, by a rebellion that left seven dead, said Efia Nwangaza, director of the Malcolm X Center for Self-Determination, in Greenville. Nwangaza said inmates are provided inadequate and non-nutritious food and cellblock windows are […]

‘This is huge’: Black liberationist speaks out after her 40 years in prison

Exclusive: Debbie Sims Africa, the first freed member of a radical Philadelphia group many say were unjustly imprisoned, talks about reuniting with her son and defends the Move members still locked up: ‘We are peaceful people’  Debbie Sims Africa was 22 when she was sentenced. Her release is seen as a major breakthrough for those imprisoned […]

Prison records from 1800s Georgia show mass incarceration’s racially charged beginnings

A Georgia penitentiary in 1911. Library of Congress   Henry Minter was working as a farm laborer in Georgia in the 1870s when he met Mary Dotson, a young black servant girl. The couple never married – which would have been illegal at the time – but they stayed together until Henry’s death. Mary, who was left with […]

Black Power & White Welfare, Yesterday & Today

Reflections on Richard White’s The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 by  Howard Machtinger , Most of us–99% at least–must pay the other 1% by week or month or quarter for the privilege of staying here and working like slaves Henry George in his 1886 campaign […]

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 […]