5 Things History Books Won’t Tell You About the Young Lords’ Activism

by Raquel Reichard Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords was a Chicago street gang-turned-national political and social action organization fighting for the liberation, self-determination and justice of Puerto Ricans, Latinxs and Third World people in the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. The members were largely the children of Puerto Rican migrants, a growing population […]

9-13-1971- Attica & A Shameful Date in U.S. History

“We are men! We are not beasts and we do not intend to be beaten or driven as such. The entire prison populace, that means each and every one of us here, have set forth to change forever the ruthless brutalization and disregard for the lives of the prisoners here and throughout the United States. […]

Amerikan Crimes: September 13, 1971—Massacre of Heroic Attica Prisoners

On September 9, 1971, the most powerful and significant prison rebellion in U.S. history erupted at Attica state prison in New York. Attica was part of the Black liberation struggle and the revolutionary upheaval of the 1960s. (AP Photo) 45 anniversary In that light, and in that spirit, “American Crime” is a regular feature of […]

Comrade Malik speaks from inside the South Texas Gulag – McConnell Unit Ad-Seg

Revolutionary Greetings Comrades! Today is August 26th, 2018. I’m holding on, not sure if my pleas for help are making their way out. Things keep on getting progressively worse here. I arrived here on June 25th, 2018. I was classified a Level 1 in security class and a 5-4 Line Class in excellent standing, with […]

The bravery of the Soledad Brothers, jailed black activists charged with murder of white prison guard

-photo-freedomarchives- On January 16, 1970, three inmates in California’s Soledad Prison, Fleeta Drumago, George Jackson and John Clutchette, were charged with the murder of a white prison guard, John Vincent Mills and became known as the Soledad Brothers. Prior to their joint charges, the Soledad brothers had spent time in prison on separate charges of burglary […]

Cold disregard: Texas prison guards and University of Texas medical staff ignore excruciatingly painful spider bite

  by Noah ‘Comrade Kado’ Coffin South Texas is testament to the conditions and effects of a rapidly changing climate. Monstrous storms, unprecedented temperatures late into winter time – what has occurred as result of these conditions? The number of birds and bugs now present here on Eastham Unit is astounding. Thousands of roosting birds […]

Resist!

by Keith ‘Bomani’ LaMar ‘‘And if it is a despot you would dethrone, / see first that his throne erected / within you is destroyed.” – Khalil Gibran I love Donald Trump! Yes, of course, I disagree with most everything he says, and his sensibilities remind me of every racist I have ever met; but […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 10 by Michael Richardson

  “This dude has drug this woman off in there, and she’s screaming” —Unknown 911 caller, August 17, 1970   On August 17, 1970, at 2:07 a.m., Omaha police received a 911 emergency telephone call from a male who spoke in a deep gravely voice that a woman was screaming at 2867 Ohio Street, a vacant […]

Prison Radio Kommentaries

Hep C Prison Wars Widen (3:36) Mumia Abu-Jamal Street Combatant to Servant to the People (3:41) Khalfani Malik Khaldun Hep C The New Death Row (2:01) Mumia Abu-Jamal Sunni Muslims (5:27) Khalfani Malik Khaldun Black August  (2:34) Jaan Laaman August 8th (4:15) Mumia Abu-Jamal Janine Africa August 8th (5:27) recorded 2013 Janine Africa Gangsters in […]

Kevin Rashid Johnson, Politikal Imprisonment and Prison Activism

UPDATE: Please write Kevin and send stamps if possible.  He has been moved again and is like many others is currently suffering additionally due to heat conditions. Kevin Johnson #0-158039 RMC 7765 S. Cr. 231 P.O. Box 628 Lake Butler, FL 32054   Kevin Rashid Johnson is a political prisoner, of the post-“Black Power Era,” “second […]