Coard: July 4th celebration an Amerikan hypocrisy

   by Michael Coard The Confederate flag, originally adopted in 1861, symbolizes racist oppression as evidenced by southern slavery. The United States flag, originally adopted in 1777, symbolizes racist oppression as evidenced by American slavery. In fact, one third of the 56 Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence enslaved Blacks. Furthermore, Thomas Jefferson, […]

Officer of the Year Eric Casebolt’z brutality inspirez courageouz youth to fight back (Black)

by Queenandi XSheba, PoorNewsNetwork The honorable bronze statues at Birmingham, Alabama’s Kelly Ingram Park show a display of courageous youth, some as young as 8 years old, who refused to be silent and stood up for justice. Despite the vicious attacks by police dogs under the command of klansmen – yes, many police officers were […]

Soledad Brother John Clutchette asks for your help

by John Clutchette I have read your publication periodically over the years, and after some discussion with fellow prisoners, it was suggested I seek your assistance with getting the message out there that I need help! The enclosed documents tell a lot of the story of what I’ve been up against for years. Most of […]

The New Underground Railroad Movement

by Anthony Robinson Jr. The New Underground Railroad Movement is a grassroots inside-outside organization that recognizes that the institutionalization of mass incarceration is the greatest civil rights and social issue we are faced with today. The New Underground Railroad Movement is dedicated to shutting down the “prison industrial complex” through tactical, organizational and grassroots work […]

We must leave the cropz in the field

by Anthony Robinson Jr. “One of the gravest obstacles to the achievement of liberation is that oppressive reality absorbs those within it and thereby acts to submerge human beings’ consciousness. Functionally, oppression is domesticating.” – Paulo Freire, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” The mass of prisoners have become domesticated by the paternal instincts of the rules […]

The material basis for Black Livez Matter movement

By Workers World staff posted on May 19, 2015 The rebellions in both Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore in response to state terror — more commonly called police brutality — are the most tremendous examples of rising social upheaval in the United States. The Black Lives Matter movement that has sprung up in the wake of […]

Solitary confinement tricknology at Menard Concentration Slave Camp

by Muntu Sun Ra Okito (Percell Dansberry) In the spirits of Denmark Vesey and Red Cloud, revolutionary greetings are sent to the Bay View family and all prisoners of consciousness from the captives held hostage on Menard’s High Security Unit. On the battlefield of psychological warfare, the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) made moves that […]

‘Notez from an Elder: Response against Police Terror’

As I watch the march of history the forces of resistance are rising to meet the present challenges of police terror. The question is will demonstrations be enough? The outbreak of civilian demonstrations and acts of civil disobedience even in the face of outright military state mobilization has forced corporate media to stubbornly try to […]