Manifesto on rebuilding New Afrikan people, familiez and communitiez

by Mutope Duguma If we are to survive in the 21st century, we’ve got to get back to who and what we were, not what each of us is destined to be individually. Because in the 21st century, people are moving forward collectively throughout the world. It is the only way we are going to […]

On visiting George

Black August iz a few dayz. U know wha time it iz.. by Dr. Tolbert Small George Jackson was a legendary prisoner who was attempting to organize the Blacks, Latinos and poor whites under their common linkage as victims of an exploitative class system. At that time, he was incarcerated in the San Quentin Adjustment […]

We can’t breathe! Thoughtz on our Agreement to End Hostilitiez

by Kijani Tashiri Askari and Akili Castlin The Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary defines the word “hostility” as 1) a hostile state, condition or attitude; enmity; antagonism; unfriendliness; 2) a hostile act; 3) Opposition or resistance to an idea, plan project, etc.; 4) acts of warfare; 5) war. So our initial question to the people […]

Beyond Innocence: US Politikal Prisonerz n the Fight Against Mass Incarceration

by Dan Berger (Photo: Barbed Wire via Shutterstock) source: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32043-beyond-innocence-america-s-political-prisoners-and-the-fight-against-mass-incarceration President Obama’s recent statements about mass incarceration, together with his decision to commute the sentences of 46 people serving lengthy and life sentences in federal prison on drug charges, treat “nonviolent drug offenders” as the symbolic figureheads of America’s prison problem. This framing seems to […]

Black Prison Organizing

‘If prison walls could talk,’ Dan Berger tells us, ‘their stories would reveal profound and largely untapped reservoirs of politics and culture. by James Kilgore Dan Berger’s latest volume, Captive Nation, is perfectly timed. In a moment where interest in mass incarceration across the political spectrum is on the rise, sanitized versions of carceral history […]

NLG Filez Urgent Appeal Request to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Citing Life-Threatening Denial of Medical Care to Mumia Abu-Jamal

News › Press releases For immediate release: May 5, 2015 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK— Members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Heidi Boghosian and Natsu Saito, with Kathleen Cleaver of the Human Rights Research Fund, today delivered an Urgent Appeal Request on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal to Juan Méndez, the United Nations […]

Omaha Two alibi witness tellz of failure by lawyer to cross-examine bomber

Rae Ann Schmitz was a key witness in a 1971 murder trial, but nobody, including defense attorney David Herzog, was aware she contradicted the testimony of the prosecution’s chief witness. Schmitz was unaware she was an alibi witness for Mondo we Langa, then David Rice, before he was imprisoned for life at the Nebraska State […]

UPDATE ON MUMIA’Z MEDICAL CONDITION FROM BRET GROTE, MUMIA’Z LAWYER

I had a legal phone call with Mumia today. On that call I informed him of the medical opinion of the doctor that Mumia has chosen to assist in his diagnosis and treatment. He authorized me to share the following: The doctor we are working with is recommending that Mumia be seen by an oncologist […]

Why Mumia Must Live, and US imperialism Must Die: The Link Between Politikal Prisonerz and the War on Terror

by Danny Haiphong The so-called War on Terror and the national security state did not emerge full-blown from the rubble of 9/11. Both are products of previous waves of police repression, mainly targeting Black radicals. “The FBI’s counter insurgency war on the Black Panther Party chapters and leaders like Mumia established for local police departments […]

UN Human Rightz Council to look at Counterintelligence Program (Cointelpro) May 11

UN Human Rights Council to meet May 11 to review United States political prisoners United Nations The United States Human Rights Network has announced that the United States will undergo a five-year Universal Periodic Review on May 11 of its compliance with human rights treaties to which the United States is a signatory. The issue of political […]