Unsilencing Stealth Histories of Armed Struggle and Shortcomings of Left Media Analysis

By Jared Ball    This is an important re-posting of an interview with (April 2016) and statement from (May 2017)  Dhoruba bin-Wahad. Dhoruba bin-Wahad, formerly of The Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, discussed his critique of the “alternative press” and Left analysis of the history of armed struggle – what he calls “stealth” histories – as exemplified in a recent interview with Angela Davis. A STATEMENT […]

Rashid: The prison struggle continues

by Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson It’s been some years since I’ve been able to communicate through radio outlets. This on account of a series of transfers between various states’ prison systems – from Virginia to Oregon, then Texas to Florida and back to Virginia – as reprisals for my political work and publicizing the inhumane conditions […]

Heroic or Heinous: The Death Penalty Case of Thomas Porter (2018)

by  Kevin Rashid Johnson Who is Thomas Porter? Thomas Porter is a 42-year-old Black man held on Virginia’s Death Row for the October 25, 2005, shooting death of a Norfolk, VA cop, for which he was charged, tried, and convicted of capital murder. His is a case that warrants close and broad public attention and action. […]

The Prison Struggle Continues (2018)

It’s been some years since I’ve been able to communicate through radio outlets. This on account of a series of transfers between various states’ prison systems—from Virginia to Oregon, then Texas to Florida and back to Virginia—as reprisals for my political work and publicizing the inhumane conditions and abuses that pervade U.S. prisons in general […]

Texas Prison Report: Deceptions, Lies and Misappropriation of Funds at the W.G. McConnell Unit

by Keith “Malik” Washington Peace & blessings, sisters and brothers! Today is September 4th, 2018, the heat and humidity inside my cell has reached a level which has caused me to feel dizzy, and I have been experiencing migraine headaches. Senior U.S. District Judge Hilda Tagle denied my request for an Emergency Preliminary Injunction. One of my main […]

Prison labor is modern slavery. I’ve been sent to solitary for speaking out

I may be locked up in solitary confinement, but I stand with the men and women rejecting modern slavery in America   by Kevin Rashid Johnson  ‘Though I’ve always refused to engage in this modern slavery myself, I’ve witnessed plenty of examples of it.’ Photograph: Kevin Rashid Johnson This week, a nationwide strike was launched […]

Omaha police claimed bomb was made in kitchen of Black Panther home

           Omaha police said a bomb was made in the kitchen of 2816 Parker Street                                      (credit: Omaha Police Department)     via Omaha police claimed bomb was made in kitchen of Black Panther […]

Jihad Abdulmumit: Black Radical Movement Needs Infrastructure

    There is some continuity between today’s Black movement and the Sixties, however, “today’s struggle lacks the infrastructure in-the-hood-building” of the Panther era, said Jihad Abdulmumit, chairman of the Jericho Movement, which defends political prisoners. “Now, there’s demonstrations here and there, and newspaper articles and seminars — which is not gonna get it — but […]

‘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 […]