The Speech That Opens All Eyez On Me: Behind The Scenes With Dhoruba Bin-Wahad

Dhoruba bin-Wahad was back with us this time to discuss the context and history of the speech he gave in 1990 on the occasion of Nelson Mandela‘s release and visit to New York City, an excerpt of which is now heard opening the film All Eyez On Me.   source: The Speech That Opens All Eyez On Me: Behind […]

Angela Daviz Deliverz the 17th Steve Biko Memorial Lecture

Angela Davis reflects on radical movements, radical imagination, relationships between generations of liberation activists and new forms of leadership.

Soweto uprising: four decadez on South Afrika still strugglez with violent policing

By Andrew Faull (TC)      June days in South Africa can be dark, cold and short. The sun rises late and sets early. Highland frosts feel their way through blades of blemished veld; mists mask roads ahead and behind. The month brings with it the year’s mid-point and shortest day; a chance to reflect […]

Our hero has not been forgotten

by Mahmud Khabir Al-Matin Many times conscious prisoners become lost in their own image and forget the representation of the people as a whole. Our loss came with the death of Hugo Pinell. His introduction is not needed. He was a man among men such as Amiri Baraka, Hugo Chavez, George Jackson, Jonathan Jackson, El […]

Black Panther cub on new era of civil action

What I remember most viscerally is the fear. It had been almost four hours, and I couldn’t get the handcuffs off. The lights in the underground subway station were flickering, and I had an almost phobic fear of the dark. The white cop who had cuffed me to the gate inside the subway station was […]

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 […]

Black Prison Organizing

‘If prison walls could talk,’ Dan Berger tells us, ‘their stories would reveal profound and largely untapped reservoirs of politics and culture. by James Kilgore Dan Berger’s latest volume, Captive Nation, is perfectly timed. In a moment where interest in mass incarceration across the political spectrum is on the rise, sanitized versions of carceral history […]

The Cuban 5 on Robben Island: A Tribute to Mandela

By Deisy Francis Mexidor Gerardo Hernandez, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and René Gonzalez visited the island where Mandela was imprisoned and paid tribute to his example of the triumph of human spirit over adversity ROBBEN ISLAND, South Africa.—A sign in English and Afrikaans announces the arrival to Robben Island, situated off the coast […]

Progressive Struggles against Insidious Capitalist Individualism: Interview with Angela Davis

by Frank Barat [Angela Davis in 2006. Image by Nick Wiebe.] In this interview, Angela Davis, and activist, teacher, author, and icon of the Black Power movement, talks about the linkages among global struggles. Touching upon black feminism, the importance of the collective, Palestine, the prison-industrial complex, and much more, Professor Davis expounds on the […]