Iz there a balm in Gilead?

by Mumia Abu-Jamal The great Black activist and artist Paul Robeson in 1958, in Carnegie Hall, sang the gospel song, “Balm in Gilead”: “♪There is a balm in Gilead, ♪To make the wounded whooole♪ ….” His full, magnificent baritone filled the hall with wonder. Hepatitis C is a liver infection (inflammation), which can, if untreated, […]

Robert Seth Hayes June 7 Parole Hearing–Sign Hiz Petition!

Robert Seth Hayes 2016 Parole Campaign Once again, we are preparing for Seth’s upcoming parole hearing on June 7, 2016. Since the PBA, the FOP, and the Correctional Officers union are able to collect thousands of signatures against parole, we must work to gain as many signatures and letters of support for Seth as possible. In […]

43 yearz in solitary: ‘There are moments I wish I was back there’

Albert Woodfox, who was America’s longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner up until his release in February, describes what it feels like to be free Ed Pilkington Before walking out of jail a free man in February, Albert Woodfox spent 43 years almost without pause in an isolation cell, becoming the longest standing solitary confinement prisoner in […]

Politikal prisoner Luis V. Rodriguez: Aztlan warrior passez to the spirit world

  Luis Valenzuela Rodriguez left this mortal world on Thursday April 14, 2016, at 7:28 p.m., surrounded by his family and friends. He was 60 years old. Songs and prayers were offered to honor him from the four directions. Luis was innocent. He fought with determination to prove his innocence for 37 years. Lies were […]

A Tribute to Dr. Mutulu Shakur from Behind the Wall

By J. Jondhi Harrell (Kwame Tata Nganga Mbangala) in 2004 It is difficult to sit down and in a few words describe the impact that Dr. Mutulu Shakur (right) has on the lives of those around him. The many adjectives which I could use would be insufficient. Perhaps it would be best to simply try […]

Hugo Pinell’z daughter Allegra invitez you to join in honoring her father on April 23

by The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey On Aug. 12, 2015, within the walls of New Folsom Prison, freedom fighter and political prisoner Hugo “Yogi” Pinell of the San Quentin 6 was assassinated on the prison yard by members of the Aryan Brotherhood, with the assistance of the guards. Seven months later, the community […]

Remembering a 15 Year Old Palestinian Woman in Prison Chained to the Bed Springz – She Had Refused to Stop Singing

  Marilyn Buck chained for singing clear minor notes still her song soars skyward women sing songs lullabies lovesongs blues songs chants of exiled lives and martyrs’ death voices search out sounds not yet noted on bars not yet ordered on scales to bring down walls to raise Palestine, free Summer 1988 Marilyn lived most […]

David Gilbert: The Palestinian struggle iz a matter of the most urgent and fundamental solidarity

This is a new letter by longtime Political Prisoner David Gilbert published in a pamphlet of US political prisoner writings for a recent delegation to Palestine. Solidarity was forged as former political prisoners in Palestine and former US-held political prisoners in our delegation discussed parallel experiences. Palestinian audiences at both conferences were moved by the […]

HERMAN BELL SENDZ MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY TO PALESTINIAN PEOPLE

  http://www.freehermanbell.org/For-Palestine.html This is a new blog by longtime Political Prisoner, Herman Bell published in a pamphlet of US political prisoner writings for a recent delegation to Palestine.   To the Palestinian people – Greetings and solidarity! You don’t fight alone! I have followed, supported, and I continue to follow and support your heroic struggle […]

Blog #37: Solidarity in the Face of Adversity

This is a new letter by longtime Political Prisoner, Jalil Muntaqim published in a pamphlet of US political prisoner writings for a recent delegation to Palestine. Solidarity was forged as former political prisoners in Palestine and former US-held political prisoners in our delegation discussed parallel experiences. Palestinian audiences at both conferences were moved by the […]