We Charge Genocide: 1.5 Million Black Men “Missing”

  Where did all the Black men go? Analysis of population data shows so many Black males have gone to prison, died of disease of accidents, or by violence, that Black females in many communities outnumber Black men by ratios of 6 to 10. A national policy of mass Black incarceration is the primary factor […]

A Reflection of Our Barbarity: Jailing Immigrant Motherz and Babiez

By Sonali Kolhatkar   A Spanish and English welcome sign in a secured entrance area at the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. (AP / Eric Gay) Hundreds of undocumented families who have fled from poverty, violence and organized crime in Central American countries including Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are locked up […]

Lynn Stewart Innerview: In Defense Of

Jean Stevens interviews Lynne Stewart The “people’s lawyer” on her most controversial criminal defense cases—including the one that sent her to prison. Courtesy of Lynne Stewart. During America’s civil rights and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and ’70s, hundreds of activists who challenged state repression and surveillance faced arrests and criminal convictions. Many such […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]