Here’z what really happenz after a state fully legalizez marijuana (Detailz)

Legal marijuana is the best thing to happen to the economy. If you don’t believe that, take a look at the hard numbers. As it stands right now, eight states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington state) and Washington, DC have laws on the books legalizing marijuana for recreational use. California, Maine, […]

Who’z behind unpaid prison labor in Texas?

by Aaron Cantú Several of the officials charged with regulating Texas’s prison labor program, wherein thousands of workers behind bars are compelled to produce goods and provide services for free, are connected to some of the richest and most powerful institutions and people in the state. The Texas Board of Criminal Justice, which oversees Texas […]

California Endz Solitary for Gang Validation, Texas Prisonz Persist in the Abusive Practice

  California Solitary Success Four years after over 6,000 California prisoners united in the first of three mass hunger strikes protesting the torture of long-term solitary confinement (among other things), a major achievement has been won. In a federal class action lawsuit brought on their behalves, Ashker v. Governor of California, it was found that […]

Do You Pay a ‘Prohibition Premium’ for Marijuana Where You Live?

There are huge variations in pot prices depending on where you live, and what the laws are. By Phillip Smith August 11, 2015 Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Eldad Carin The western US has marijuana legalization in four states—Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington—as well as legal medical marijuana in a number more, including California, with the most wide-open […]

For These Incarcerated Women, Print Sure Az Hell Ain’t Dead

by Maxwell Williams Cover of Issue 31 by Jenni Gann In the early 2000s, a group of women at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem, Oregon were reading over prison zines created by men. They identified with some topics—racist treatment, guard brutality, human rights violations—but began to realize that the zines failed to address specific issues that […]

Your callz are having an effect: update on Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson

  UPDATE  KEVIN ‘RASHID’ JOHNSON June 5, 2014 Solitary confinement is torture. Kevin Rashid Johnson has spent decades in the hole. Last week we put out an urgent Medical Alert Eblast urging care for severe headaches and dangerous blood pressure levels. That same day Kevin Rashid Johnson’s legal advisor on his Oregon cases, Ben Haile […]

UPDATE: KEVIN ‘RASHID’ JOHNSON

June 5, 2014 Solitary confinement is torture. Kevin Rashid Johnson has spent decades in the hole. Last week we put out an urgent Medical Alert Eblast urging care for severe headaches and dangerous blood pressure levels. That same day Kevin Rashid Johnson’s legal advisor on his Oregon cases, Ben Haile of the Portland Law Collective, […]

Lawsuit calling isolation in California prisonz torture movez forward

By Sharon BernsteinSACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – A lawsuit contending California’s practice of keeping prisoners in near-solitary confinement for years is unconstitutional moved forward on Wednesday at a hearing to clarify the issues that will be heard and set dates for an upcoming trial. The suit is the latest in a series of moves by human […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

  “Fear is our greatest hindrance.Fear and half measures. They can isolate me, but they cannot isolate an ideal” —Kevin Rashid Johnson Related articles Revolutionary Womyn Message of Thanks from Kevin Rashid Johnson EMERGENCY: Fight to save the life of Kevin Rashid Johnson (Update) Kevin “Rashid” Johnson has been transferred again. Obama’s Lies and Kevin […]