A Graphic Novel Illustratez the Architecture of Immigration Detention

by Victoria Law In the United States, a Congressional mandate requires that approximately Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fill 32,000 beds in immigration detention facilities every day. In Canada, nearly 100,000 people have been detained since 2006. But for most North Americans, these massive detention facilities are largely invisible. That’s by design. The physical architecture […]

‘A Taste of Power': The Woman Who Led The Black Panther Party (BPP)

Elaine Brown was the first and only woman to lead the male-dominated Black Panther Party. She looks back on Jean Seberg, COINTELPRO, and internal divisions within the organization. Photo: Platon Elaine Brown | A Taste of Power, Pantheon | 1992 | 30 minutes (7,440 words) Elaine Brown is an American prison activist, writer, lecturer and singer. In 1968, she joined the […]

Why Prisonerz Need Revolutionary Politikal Education

Guest Editorial for Rock Newsletter I have seen it asked often by prisoner subscribers to Rock and other publications edited or published by Ed Mead. “Why do prisoners need a political education, and why in revolutionary politics in particular?” I’d like to confront the question from several angles. Politics concerns organizing and governing social activity. […]

Did You Know That Government Documentz Existz That Advocate Putting All Black Amerikanz in Concentration Camps?

For years, there have been certain government documents floating around that suggested the mass interment of Black people in America. Documents such as the King Alfred Plan have  long been dismissed by government officials as works of fiction because it cannot be traced back to a specific author or origin. But recently a new document […]

The Prison State of Amerika

By Chris Hedges Reprinted from Truthdig Alcatraz (image by Olivier Bruchez) Prisons employ and exploit the ideal worker. Prisoners do not receive benefits or pensions. They are not paid overtime. They are forbidden to organize and strike. They must show up on time. They are not paid for sick days or granted vacations. They cannot […]

Beyond Transnationalism: Lessonz from Frantz Fanon and C.L.R. James

  “We need to remind ourselves that Fanon  never entertained any illusion that the  revolutionary struggle against colonialism  will automatically realize a utopia free from  the delayed effects and legacies of hundreds  of years of dehumanized social relations.” My final prayer: O my body, make of me always a man who questions! – Fanon, Black Skin, […]

Black particularity reconsidered

  by Adolph L. Reed Jr. An in-depth 1970s analysis of how the management of black dissent by the black American middle-class/professional elite helped restructure capitalism to its own advantage. “Black Power presupposed a mass-organizational model built on the assumption of a homogeneity of black political interests to be dealt with through community leadership. It […]

Patrice Lumumba Ford has been moved: Please honor hiz father on 4th of tha Lie!

  Patrice Lumumba Ford has been moved to medium security in California: Please forward to all pertinent Prisoner support networks.  Free em all!  Patrice Lumumba Ford #96639-011 FCI Mendota P.O. Box 9 Mendota, CA  93640 And help to honor his father BPP PDX founder Kent Ford on the 4th of the Lie! Fourth of the […]

On Revolutionary Discipline

  by 1st Crown of Black Order Revolutionary Organization June 2014 permalink A persyn can proceed no further than the knowledge they have will carry them. To advance the revolutionary nationalist struggle for land, independence and socialism, we have to have a knowledge — a scientific understanding of the world around us, and we we […]