For Abolition: Prisonz and Police Are More Than Brutality, They’re State Terror

by Frank Castro In his speech “Terrorism: Theirs and Ours,” now deceased Professor Eqbal Ahmad elucidated five types of terrorism: state, religious, mafia, pathological, and political terror of the private group. Of these types, the focus in mainstream political discourse and media has almost always centered itself on discussion of just one: “political terror of the […]

We Must Survive Until We Can Transform Society

by  Huey P. Newton A Ten-Point Program is not revolutionary in itself, nor is it reformist. It is a survival program. We, the people, are threatened with genocide because racism and fascism are rampant in this country and throughout the world. And the ruling circle in North America is responsible. We intend to change all […]

Recent Move 9 Update

On The Move The Move 9 Have been eligible for Parole since August 2008, after being in prison for 30 years. We have repeatedly been denied. In June of this year (2016), we were denied parole again, for a total of ten years past the time we should have been released. One of the reasons […]

Racialization and Incarceration: The Politikz of Polarization and Containment in Amerika (2016)

The following article by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson was written for (and will appear in) the book The Racialization of Murder, co-edited by StanDoyle-Wood, Bedour Alagraa and Gurpreet Johal, and due out in 2017. There is an organic link between racialization and incarceration in Amerikkka. Both are tools that serve the interests of capitalist power and social control. […]

REPORT: Women Are Landing in Local Jailz At An Alarming Rate

And those inmates are disproportionately Black and Latinx. A new study explores how incarceration impacts their lives—and their families. Kenrya Rankin  From the cover of “Overlooked: Women and Jails in an Era of Reform.” Courtesy of the Vera Institute of Justice and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge Share […]

Give The Pigz Their Jobz Back: Resistance Iz Key – The Passive Approach Just Isn’t Working In Texaz Prisonz

by Jason Walker The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has been operating as a money making business, run by corrupt wardens and administrative personnel, since the beginning of the 20th century. This revolving door style of bad actors in high places is no different than what we see in mainstream politics (notably the presidential […]

When Courtz Are Used Az A Weapon Against The Innocent

by Lorenzo Johnson First published on the Huffington Post, July 12, 2016 A courtroom is a place where justice is supposed to be served. More and more, however, courts are becoming crime scenes — here, innocent people are being kidnapped and held captive. There’s no justification for the wrongdoing behind the record number of exonerations […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“To some degree slavery has always been outlawed and condemned on the outside by the hypocritical mockery of chattering lips. But on the inside and prisons where slavery is embedded and proudly displayed as a Western way of life and a privilege of God himself slavery is condoned on all of its numerous levels.”   Ruchell […]

Written Behind Barz, Thiz 1850z Memoir Linkz Prisonz To Plantationz

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/26/467805819/written-behind-bars-this-1850s-memoir-links-prisons-to-plantations Austin Reed was an indentured servant who set fire to his employer’s farmhouse after he was whipped for “idleness.” Reed was sent to The House of Refuge, the nation’s first juvenile reformatory, and later sentenced to serve in New York’s Auburn State Prison (above) in 1840. Courtesy of Penguin Random House At an estate […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“… we must make great strides, reorganizing ourselves to embrace the difficulties we face. I have no solutions but I will say this: There are some great political minds contained in America’s prisons, which are growing old as their era of life departs, this resource needs to be tapped before it expires. Do not abandon […]