A Reporter Who Covered the Wattz Riotz 50 Yearz Ago Today Lookz Back

i lived in the city of Angelz during both riotz and thingz  ain’t nothing changed, except that the racism by white Amerikkkan’z iz covert & hidden still today. People of colour can live among and around each other white still play the white flight game and can’t figure it out that it no longer workz. […]

Five Factz to Know on Black Women’z Equal Pay Day

by Sarah Mirk  July 27, 2015 In April every year, that pesky gender wage gap jumps to front-page news again as we mark Equal Pay Day. The date signifies the day when American women, on average, have finally earned as much as the average white American man did the past year. This week is an […]

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 […]

Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writingsz of Mumia Abu-Jamal

  Mumia Abu-Jamal’s essential perspectives on black experience, race relations, freedom, justice, social change, and the future of American society. “Revolutionary love, revolutionary memory and revolutionary analysis are at work in every page written by Mumia Abu-Jamal … His writings are a wake-up call. He is a voice from our prophetic tradition, speaking to us […]

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 […]