How Some Prisoners Are Amerika’z Most Exploited Workerz

Truthdig / By Chris Hedges 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 formally complain about working conditions or […]

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 […]

Prisonerz’ Agreement to End Hostilitiez az the basis for the abolition of ‘legal’ slavery

by Michael Zaharibu Dorrough, J. Heshima Denham and Kambui Robinson, NCTT Corcoran SHU “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” – George Berkeley “Slavery is nearly as old as human civilization itself, but … (in) 1698 …the construct of ‘race’ […]

There Iz an Unbroken Line of Police Violence in the US that Takes Uz All the Way Back to the Dayz of Slavery’

  The Guardian / By Stuart Jeffries A conversation with activist Angela Davis. Photo Credit: Rena Schild/Shutterstock.com   ‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the United States that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery, the aftermath of slavery, the development of the Ku Klux Klan,” says Angela Davis. […]

On racism, resistance and state violence: a discussion on the politrikz of greed and hate

by the NCTT-Cor-SHU “We always agree that ‘race’ is invented but are then required to defer to its embeddedness in the world.” – Paul Gilroy “‘Racism’ is used to justify and facilitate the exploitation of peoples, and it’s based on the false belief that humanity is divided into a plurality of ‘races’ … There are […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

  “My journey through this life has been and continues to be a mystery. I remain eager to understand it. As a human being, my fundamental goal is simply to be free to walk in the sunshine without man’s ugly bars of oppression hindering my movement. I’m talking about freedom in the purest sense: To […]

Corcoran SHU prisonerz start hunger strike for decent healthcare; support needed now

by Annabelle Parker On Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, three men locked inside unit 4B-1L of the Secure Housing Unit (SHU) of California State Prison-Corcoran started a hunger strike: Heshima Denham (J-38283), followed on Sept. 27 by Michael Zaharibu Dorrough (D-83611), and Kambui Robinson (C-82830) will join them the following day for a few days or […]

The New Court-Approved Device of Torture in California SHUz: Guard One

by a comrade of United Struggle from Within September 2014 permalink Guard One was implemented in the middle of June per mandate of a court-appointed mental health expert in Sacramento. The device resembles a pipe about the size of a closet pole cut to an 8″ length. It either flashes or beeps to indicate a […]

Texas Prisonz Kill People with Heat

by USW88 of United Struggle from Within     permalink “The mission of the Institutional Division is to provide safe and appropriate confinement, supervision, rehabilitation, and reintegration of adult felons, and to effectively manage or administer correctional facilities based on constitutional and statutory standards” – Texas Government Code 494.001 For those of us housed within […]

For Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969)

by nancy a heitzeg “Nothing but a Northern Lynching”… Eyes on the Prize – 12 – A Nation of Law?, 1967-1968 “By the late 1960s, the anger in poorer urban areas over charges of police brutality was smoldering. In Chicago, Fred Hampton formed a Black Panther Party chapter. As the chapter grew, so did police […]