BOOK REVIEW: New Mumia Abu-Jamal Book A Decolonizing House of Common Sense and Proper Propaganda About G*d$#mn Amerika

by Todd Steven Burroughs    Murder, Incorporated: Empire, Genocide and Manifest Destiny.  Book One: Dreaming of Empire. Mumia Abu-Jamal and Stephen Vittoria. Foreword by Chris Hedges. Prison Radio, 345 pp., $20. Reviewed by Todd Steven Burroughs LERONE BENNETT JR. IS the star of this writer’s favorite televised history discussion. In September of 2000, Bennett joined a panel of historians […]

Why Is Former Black Panther Chip Fitzgerald Still Behind Bars?

by Ann Garrison Why Is Former Black Panther Chip Fitzgerald Still Behind Bars?   “The good news is that we don’t have to wait the full five years.” On May 4, former Black Panther Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald agreed to a five-year denial of parole instead of insisting on a parole hearing, even though he has served […]

Protect Political Prisoner Delbert Africa, icon and leader of MOVE

by the MOVE Organization ONA MOVE! This is an urgent message about our brother, Delbert Africa. Delbert is experiencing disturbing symptoms that are eerily similar to what our brother, Phil Africa, experienced before passing away in prison. Delbert tells us that he’s having vision problems, he’s seeing spots and he’s also urinating nearly every hour. […]

[SOA~2017] Article by Keith Cook, Mumia’s Brother and Case Overview

  I was stationed in Europe 37 years ago when I received the call that all black families dreade. My little brother, Mumia Abu-Jamal, had been shot by the police and was fighting for his life. Mumia was the kindest and gentlest of my five siblings. At the time, he had been working two jobs to […]

How the NYPD Union Is Manufacturing Outrage About a 70-Year-Old Black Panther’s Parole

 by Natasha Lennard Judging by tabloid headlines appearing on New York City newsstands, it might appear as though hundreds of thousands of people object to the release of former Black Panther Herman Bell from prison. That’s how many letters, the tabloids proclaim, were written in protest of the New York State Parole Board’s decision last month […]

Tomorrow – Politikal Prisoner Birthday Bonanza Letter Writing Dinner

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below) NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet. COST: Free It’s devastating that not even a month after Herman Bell was granted parole, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA), […]

PP ROBERT SETH HAYES IN THE INFIRMARY! Take Action Now!

New York City Jericho received a phone call from Robert Seth Hayes this evening. He is in the so-called “infirmary,” which is actually more like a SHU unit, with no medical personnel present and COs making medical decisions. As people know, Seth has been having serious problems with the insulin pump/sensor for the past month. […]

Assata Shakur – Influential Black Leaders

On May 2, 2013, the FBI placed Assata Shakur, now living in Cuba, on its Most Wanted Terrorists list, which has included the likes of Osama Bin Laden and other Al Quaeda figures, some of whom were executed by drones. This was the day after the State Department was due to release its list of […]

Ruchell Magee,longest held political prisoner in the world, heads to parole hearing

by Ruchell Cinque Magee On Jan. 26, 2018, I was served papers informing me that the California Board of Parole Hearings granted my application for hearing to determine if it meets the standards for release in accordance with the federal three-judge order requiring release of elderly prisoners who are 60 years of age or older […]

RIP Richard ‘Mafundi’ Lake

Long Time Held Political Prisoner Mafundi Lake transitioned January 21, 2018.  Mafundi was found on the floor of his cell on that day. His wife Carolyn says that Mafundi suffered from various health conditions and had suffered three strokes in the past. Richard Mafundi Lake, Family Hour was on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Survivors are […]