Hijacking Public Housing: Book Review

The history of public housing in the United States can be read, in part, as a history of the modern impoverishment of racial minorities, in particular, of the African American population. As reviewer Rhonda Y. Williams notes, Edward G. Goetz has written a “multi-layered analysis of housing policy and redevelopment,” in a book that “explicitly […]

A Statement on Politikal Prisonerz in the U.S. & Systematic Medical Neglected

North American Anarchist Black Cross Medical Justice Committee statement on the state of health care of Political Prisoners in the U.S. On October 4, 2013, the world lost one of its greatest fighters in the struggle against oppression and injustice. Herman Wallace spent 41 years in solitary confinement after being targeted by the state for […]

The barbaric police bombing of MOVE: May 13th at 30

by Mumia Abu-Jamal Why should we care what happened on May 13th, 1985? I mean, seriously, that was 30 years ago, a long time ago, way back when, know what I mean? Most people won’t say that – but they think it. I’ll tell you why: because what happened then is a harbinger of what’s […]

Mumia’z Life Matterz

By Sonali Kolhatkar Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, some dressed in orange, prison-like jumpsuits, protest against the signing of the Revictimization Relief Act in Philadelphia on Oct. 21, 2014. (AP / Michael Sisak) I first heard the deep and haunting voice of Mumia Abu-Jamal more than 10 years ago, as he offered cutting analysis of the […]

The link between capitalism and racism

by Kate Jeffreys We live in an age of racism. In Australia, the federal and Western Australian governments’ attempt to drive Aboriginal people in remote communities from their land is only the latest episode in the war on Indigenous people. In the United States, there is an epidemic of police slayings of predominantly Black young […]

Consumed in Flamez: A Genealogy of Afrikan-Amerikan Avengerz

Darryl Barthe  This is a modified version of a presentation made to the British Association of American Studies on Saturday, 15 November 2014 A 2013 report published by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement called “Every 28 Hours” details 313 individual instances of black men and women killed in 2012 by police, private security guards or […]

L.A. Standz With the Baltimore Uprising- Solidarity Rally

L.A. STANDS WITH THE BALTIMORE UPRISING SATURDAY, MAY 2, 12NOON – L.A. CITY HALL (West Steps, 200 N Spring St.) #LA2Baltimore     The mass media, politicians and police are in a frenzy demonizing the heroic Black youth of Baltimore, who have taken a defiant stand against a status quo of regular racist harassment by […]

Why Mumia Must Live, and US imperialism Must Die: The Link Between Politikal Prisonerz and the War on Terror

by Danny Haiphong The so-called War on Terror and the national security state did not emerge full-blown from the rubble of 9/11. Both are products of previous waves of police repression, mainly targeting Black radicals. “The FBI’s counter insurgency war on the Black Panther Party chapters and leaders like Mumia established for local police departments […]

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 […]