Learning from the Wattz Rebellion, 50 Years Later

Police arrest a man during the Watts riots, 1965. Photo: World-Telegram / Ed Palumbo / Library of Congress by Sekou Franklin August 31, 2015 A week after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement, the Watts rebellion broke out in Los Angeles. The riots began on August […]

Hugo Pinell was assassinated under color of law

August 17, 2015 A TRIBUTE TO HUGO PINELL FROM THE REMAINING SAN QUENTIN 6! LONG LIVE COMRADE HUGO! A PEOPLE’S HERO!  The people who run prisonz must be the world’z ultimate sadistic bastardz, putting people in sardine canz and expecting them upon release to suddenly become productive citizenz iz tantamount to shooting someone and then […]

Race in the US: Know your history

“And then you might understand how the death of Michael Brown became a tipping point in the US.” A’Lelia Bundles | 15 Aug 2015 An African American woman yells ‘Freedom’ when asked to shout so loud it will be heard all over the world at the March on Washington in August 1963 [Express Newspapers/Getty Images/File] […]

Photoz of new Albert Woodfox mural in New Orleanz by artist B-Mike w/ Amnesty Intl. USA

Featured below are photos of the new Albert Woodfox mural in New Orleans, Louisiana, painted by artist Brandan “B-Mike” Odums in conjunction with Amnesty International USA (sign Amnesty’s ongoing petition for Albert here). The photos below are taken by Amnesty USA and the A3 Coalition. Read the July 3 NOLA Times Picayune article to learn […]

1984: Confederate flag of slavery taken down from San Francisco Civic Center – 3 timez!

by Workers Vanguard When Bree Newsome pulled down the Confederate flag – the banner of fascist Ku Klux Klan terror, akin to the Nazi swastika – from in front of the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia on June 27, she gave brief, heroic expression to an anger felt far beyond the Lowcountry over the bloody […]

Photoz of the Black Panther Party Stir Memories at the Norton

by Johan Sebastian 1968 was a tumultuous time for America: the Vietnam War ground on; cold war tensions rose; Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated. Also that year: The Black Panther Party, a nationalist organization that sought to empower African-Americans, was 2 years old and on the rise. The group encouraged blacks […]

Exit the Dragon Episode 1

From a komrade behind the wallz (gulag) of North Amerikkka. Live Interview from behind the Wall, Mississippi. On this live interview, Kilaika Baruti speaks with Brother Darius, who shares with us true accounts of his life before prison and what life is like for him and other Afrikan men being held at facilities in Mississippi. […]

Beyond Innocence: US Politikal Prisonerz n the Fight Against Mass Incarceration

by Dan Berger (Photo: Barbed Wire via Shutterstock) source: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32043-beyond-innocence-america-s-political-prisoners-and-the-fight-against-mass-incarceration President Obama’s recent statements about mass incarceration, together with his decision to commute the sentences of 46 people serving lengthy and life sentences in federal prison on drug charges, treat “nonviolent drug offenders” as the symbolic figureheads of America’s prison problem. This framing seems to […]

‘This iz a Movement, Not a Moment’

By Sonali Kolhatkar   Activist Jasmine Richards talks about Black Lives Matter with Sonali Kolhatkar in Pasadena. (“Uprising” via YouTube) On July 24, the Movement for Black Lives National Convening will bring bringing together activists from all over the United States, organizing under the banner of Black Lives Matter. The organization will meet in Cleveland. […]