Remembering Yogi

by The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey The memorial for Hugo “Yogi” Lyon Antonio Pinell was a beautiful and monumental event that loved ones, comrades and the community came from far and wide to attend. The celebration was held at the African American Art and Culture Complex on 762 Fulton in San Francisco’s legendary […]

Johanna Fernandez Speakz on the Revolution and Counter Revolution that Mumia Abu-Jamal Embodiez

Mumia Abu Jamal haz spoken Truth to Power     by Danny Haiphong Mumia Abu Jamal has spoken Truth to Power since his teen days in the Black Panther Party, then as a crusading radio newsman and, since 1981, as a political prisoner. Historian and activist Johanna Fernandez is editor of Writing on the Wall, […]

George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine: Colonialist Captivity and Revolutionary Strugglez

Sunday, 15 May 4 pm – 7 pm Uptown Auto Body and Fender 401 26th St Oakland, CA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/551591961667213/   Art Forces and AROC invite you to join us to remember the Nakba, the Black Panthers, and Indigenous Resistance. Doors open at 4pm for the art exhibition and blessing at the Oakland Palestine Solidarity […]

Seth Hayes Health + Parole update

Greetings everyone, Here is an update on Seth’s health and parole situation. Seth has been breathing much better, but his sugars are not stable, and he still has congestive heart failure. The medical staff has decided that the heart situation was more serious than previously thought and so they have scheduled him to get a […]

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 […]