[WATCH] Activists Take Back The Street Named After The Black Mayor Who Bombed MOVE

  On May 13, 1985, under the leadership of Philadelphia’s first Black mayor, W. Wilson Goode Sr., police dropped a bomb on the home of the Black liberation and environmentalist group MOVE. Due to confrontations with police and the complaints of neighbors, MOVEhad been declared a terrorist organization by the city. Eleven MOVE members—five children and six adults—were killed in the bombing. […]

MOVE: Over four decades of resistance

By Ted Kelly   Earlier this summer, Philadelphia was in a state of celebration when political prisoner Debbie Africa was released after nearly four decades in prison. In August, prison abolitionists, in Philadelphia and across the world, will observe an anniversary with more solemnity than rejoicing. August 8, 2018, marks the 40th anniversary of the city’s […]

The forgotten riot that sparked Boston’s racial unrest

At the start of June 1967, a riot erupted in the Grove Hall neighborhood. At left, a man is arrested. At right, police stood in the street on June 1 as tensions mounted. Photos by Bob Dean/Globe Staff/File Fifty years ago today, riots convulsed Roxbury, as the civil rights tumult of the ‘60s finally reached […]

Ramona Africa Talkz MOVE, Liberation and Surviving 1985 Bombing

By: Lamont Lilly Ramona Africa, sole living survivor of U.S. bombing of the MOVE home in Philadelphia. | Photo: Reuters The U.S. freedom fighter discusses the history of MOVE and what it means to fight for liberation in part one of an exclusive interview. Former U.S. political prisoner, Ramona Africa, is the Minister of Communication […]

Philly’z shame: City ignorez thousandz of poisoned kidz

By Barbara Laker, Wendy Ruderman, and Dylan Purcell / Staff Writers Photos and video by Jessica Griffin / Staff Photographer When Aisha Stafford picked up her cell phone, the pediatrician sounded panicked. “Whatever you’re doing,” he told her, “you have to stop.” Take your son to the emergency room immediately, he insisted. Her son had […]

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 […]