Former Black Panther serving life sentence for murder denied release

New Jersey police have opposed the release of Sundiata Acoli, who killed a state trooper more than 40 years ago, since he became eligible for parole in 1992 An attorney representing the nearly 80-year-old prisoner called the denial ‘a punch to the gut’. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP Renée Feltz A former Black Panther who turns 80 […]

Dec 9th for Our Voice of the Voiceless

Activists and supporters worldwide mark December 9 on our calendars every year as the anniversary of the state’s 1981 attempted assassination of Mumia Abu-Jamal on the streets of Philadelphia, but this year is different. Mumia faces deteriorating health with his untreated hepatitis C infection and a further risk from the black, oily water being piped […]

Another important request to support politikal prisoner Robert Seth Hayez

URGENT MEDICAL CAMPAIGN FOR ROBERT SETH HAYES Political Prisoner Seth Hayes Needs Us Again! PLEASE CALL, WRITE AND FAX MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NOV. 21, 22 & 23! Seth has been suffering from uncontrolled diabetes for over 15 years now. His sugars go up to the 400’s, then down so low he falls into a […]

EQUATION Atlaz + Sisyphuz = 0

I watch the world twirl while we hurl invectives at conflicts that strip our humanity, inflicting wounds on the consciousness of the youth, who will inherit a damaged earth … PTSD anyone? Like Bernie, I proclaim w e need a political revolution, the evolution of our existence denouncing racist and capitalist inflictions. The youth confront […]

President Obama, remember Leonard Peltier

by Ricardo Alarcon de Quesada, former permanent representative of Cuba to the United Nations “To all those of us who are locked up here, nothing is more important than to be remembered.” – Leonard Peltier, Leavenworth Prison, September 1998 While Barack Obama speaks without blushing about the virtues of the North American “democracy” and lectures […]

Reflectionz on White Supremacy by Anti-Imperialist Politikal Prisoner Jaan K. Laaman

This wide-ranging essay, written by anti-imperialist U.S. political prisoner, Jaan K. Laaman, one of the original Ohio-7/United Freedom Front defendants, lays out a historical and current analysis of white supremacy in the United States. This essay is part of Abolition’s inaugural issue.   Recently a smart progressive retired English professor remarked, “how can it be that […]

2017 – The Year of Prisonerz’ Freedom: Challengez and Ideaz for Action by Wael Jaghoub

The following article on the situation and struggle of Palestinian prisoners today was written inside Israeli prison by Palestinian prisoner Wael Jaghoub, a leader in the prisoners’ movement affiliated to the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was originally published in Arabic by the Handala Center for Prisoners and Former Prisoners. It is […]

Help politikal prisoner Zolo Azania’z prepare for release

Political prisoner and former death row prisoner, Zolo Agona Azania, needs your help. Zolo will finally be released in a few short months, in February 2017, after spending 35 years in prison, 27 years on death row. Zolo is a prolific writer and an accomplished artist. His writings and art reflect his deep commitment to […]

We Want Freedom: A Life in The Black Panther Party (New Edition)

Author: Mumia Abu-Jamal (Author), Kathleen Cleaver (Introduction) Publisher: Common Notions ISBN: 978-1-942173-04-5 Published October 1, 2016 Format: Paperback Size: 8 3/8 X 5 3/8 Page count: 336 Pages $20.00 by Mumia Abu-Jamal The world’s most renowned political prisoner, Mumia was only 15 when he helped found the first Philadelphia branch of the Black Panther Party. […]

‘I’m no threat’ – will Obama pardon one of the world’z longest-serving politikal prisonerz?

Oscar López Rivera – AKA the Mandela of Puerto Rico – has been in a US jail for 35 years for his part in the independence struggle. He talks about renouncing violence and his dream of seeing the monarch butterfly again Protesters call for Oscar López Rivera’s release at the White House on 9 October. […]