Why I believe that Edward Poindexter is innocent of murder

Edward Poindexter and Michael Richardson in 2016 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (Image by Michael Richardson)   Permission   Details   DMCA When I began researching the August 17, 1970 bombing murder of Omaha policeman Larry Minard for a book, that would take me ten years to write, I did not know Edward Poindexter and was unsure of his guilt or innocence […]

Chemical Weapons Used in U.S. Prisons

Tear gas—a banned chemical weapon Poison gases were first developed and widely used as battlefield weapons during World War I. Among those weapons were chlorine gas, mustard gas, and the benignly named “tear gas,” all of which have similar effects, toxicity and lethality. Because of universal aversion to these weapons, a Geneva protocol was issued in […]

Mumia Abu Jamal on How Trump Thinks He’s King

Listen to story: Download: mp3 (Duration: 3:09 — 5.8MB) FEATURING MUMIA ABU JAMAL – A new poll by Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has found that Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of presidential self-pardons. Eighty five percent of Americans surveyed think it would be wrong for a president caught committing a crime to pardon him- or herself. […]

After 47 Years Behind Bars, Will Jalil Muntaqim Go Free?operation

by  Messiah Rhodes It all started the night of May 21, 1971. Two police officers, Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini, were fired upon while walking to their patrol car at a housing project near the Macombs Dam Bridge in Harlem. Jones died instantly from a gunshot to his head. Piagentini, who was shot 13 times, died […]

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), […]