The dangerouz militarization of our police

by David A. Love (CNN)  As Philadelphia comes to terms with the train derailment that has left six people dead and some 200 injured, it’s also worth remembering another tragic event that took place in the city exactly 30 years ago. It was an incident that claimed the lives of almost a dozen people, including […]

We Charge Genocide: 1.5 Million Black Men “Missing”

  Where did all the Black men go? Analysis of population data shows so many Black males have gone to prison, died of disease of accidents, or by violence, that Black females in many communities outnumber Black men by ratios of 6 to 10. A national policy of mass Black incarceration is the primary factor […]

Abu-Jamal on Obama, Ferguson, and How Afrikan-Amerikanz ‘Live in Hell’

“Oppression abroad gives rise to oppressions at home,” Abu-Jamal tells Sputnik in his first exclusive interview following a stint in solitary confinement. America’s most famous “political prisoner” argues that the plight of African-Americans has only gotten worse under President Obama. Activist and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner […]

May 13, 2015 – Be In Philadelphia! Free the Move 9! Free All Politikal Prisonerz/ Prisonerz of War

May 13, 2015 is the 30th anniversary of the of the horrific fire bombing of the MOVE family home, along with 65 nearby houses, by the City of Philadelphia with the collaboration of the FBI.  The bombing resulted in the murder of 11 members of the MOVE family, 5 children and 6 adults.   We urge […]

Save the Date: Friday, 27 March Showing of “Let the Fire Burn” with Ramona Africa

 Save the Date: Friday, 27 March      Riverside Church, Room 9T      6-9pm It’s time to FREE theMOVE 9 NOW! acclaimed film about the May 13, 1985, bombi Phil Africa Though the film is gripping and tells much of the real story, RAMONA AFRICA, the only adult survivor of that 1985 fire, will present a MOVE perspective on […]

From Germany to Mexico to the U.S.A.: Thiz iz the year to free the MOVE 9!

  The Endless Incarceration of the MOVE 9    by Michael Schiffmann   They were convicted to 30 to 100 years in prison for murder in the 3rd degree, the members of the „MOVE 9“: the 4 women Debbie, Janine, Janet, and Merle Africa, and the 5 men Delbert, Phil, Mike, Chuck, and Edward Africa. In […]

New law threatenz reporter-source relationship

Pennsylvania’s “Silencing Act,” passed in latest attack on Mumia and other prison writers, faces court challenge from journalists Anna Clark Columbia Journalism Review   null http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/12/07/land-of-the-free-home-of-the-imprisoned/mumia-7/ Why should journalists care about a new Pennsylvania law that limits the speech of people convicted of violent crimes? Because it could discourage valuable sources from talking to reporters—and […]

Join Uz In Philly On Tuez Dec.9, Mumia’z 33rd Anniversary Of Incarceration

Tuesday, December 9: 33 years since the day Mumia came close to dying from brutal police beatings, as he was arrested and charged for a crime he did not commit, but for which he has been wrongfully convicted and incarcerated through a police-led conspiracy!   DECEMBER 9, 2014, IS COMING UP VERY SOON! PLEASE PLAN […]

Demonstratorz Drown Out Pa. Gov

By Betsey Piette Lots of media were on hand Oct. 21 to record the moment when Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett put his signature on the “Revictimization Relief Act” – dubbed the “Silence Mumia Law” by civil rights activists.  The problem was that none of media could hear Corbett speak.  Nearly 50 protesters standing a short distance away […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Protest against the Klan and tragedy in Philadelphia Date: Mon, 1906-10-22 On this date in 1906, 3,000 African American’s demonstrated and rioted in Philadelphia in protest over a theatrical presentation of Thomas Dixon’s “The Clansman,” which claimed to be the true story of the “Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy.” It was the Klan that overturned Reconstruction. […]