Behind The Wallz And Barbed Wire: The Attica Uprising And Lessons Not Learned

View image | gettyimages.com We are MEN! We are not beasts and do not intend to be beaten or driven as such. The entire prison populace has set forth to change forever the ruthless brutalization and disregard for the lives of the prisoners here and throughout the United States. What has happened here is but […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

Photo: From It’s About Time Archives Given to us by the Jackson family. Photo: Showing the last time George was out, with his brother at family home . “I met Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Engels, and Mao when I entered prison and they redeemed me. For the first four years, I studied nothing but economics and […]

We must leave the cropz in the field

by Anthony Robinson Jr. “One of the gravest obstacles to the achievement of liberation is that oppressive reality absorbs those within it and thereby acts to submerge human beings’ consciousness. Functionally, oppression is domesticating.” – Paulo Freire, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” The mass of prisoners have become domesticated by the paternal instincts of the rules […]

The Drug War: A Roller-Coaster To Hell

By John Grant The War On Drugs, fought mostly in poor and person-of-color communities (despite the fact that whites are more than 70 percent of all drug users) has contributed dramatically to the growth of a prison-industrial-complex that is quickly sapping resources from education, job training and other vital programs. Tim Wise I’ve taught creative […]

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 […]