Burning Down the Amerikan Plantation: An Interview with the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement

by  Colin Jenkins The following is an interview with members of the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM), conducted over the course of a month between July and August of 2017. We discuss their formation, vision and goals for the future, and what they are doing to spark a reawakening of revolutionary politics grounded in black liberation, […]

I’m Off to Florida and a New Phase of Reprisals for Publicizing Abuses in U.S. Prisons

Packed off to Florida Following Texas prison officials planting a weapon in my cell on March 26, 2017, then stealing most of my personal property on April 6, 2017, in an ongoing pattern of retaliation for and attempts to repress my writing and involvement in litigation exposing and challenging abuses in Texas prisons, including their […]

The Thiaroye massacre, 1944

by Steven Johns A short history of the mass killing of black soldiers in the Free French Forces who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II. It is an often-neglected fact that the majority of General De Gaulle’s Free French Forces were not white Frenchmen but were predominantly troops from […]

Palestinian prisoners support network stands in solidarity with U.S. prisoners on hunger strike in Folsom State Prison, while celebrating Palestinian hunger strikers’ victory

June 11, 2017 Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network expresses our solidarity with the hunger strike taking place in the Folsom State Prison B4 Administrative Segregation Unit (ASU) in California in the United States. Isolated prisoners launched their strike on 25 May to protest the inhumane conditions in which they are held in solitary confinement. The […]

CALIFORNIA: Challenges and Reports

by MIM(Prisons)                              permalink The decentralization of the prison population in California has helped make the voices of the oppressed harder to get out, as county jails step up repression in face of growing prisoner populations. At the Martinez Detention Facility in the […]

Defend Jaan Laaman: Political prisoner censored, segregated

By Prison Radio Jaan Laaman, lifelong, left political activist, political prisoner and Prison Radio correspondent, has been put in the SHU (Segregated Housing Unit) at the U.S. Penitentiary in Tucson, Ariz., after months of escalating censorship and increased repression. Laaman was sent to the SHU because of two short messages recorded for Prison Radio. One, […]

Surveillance Cameraz in Prison a Double-Edged Sword

by a California prisoner         permalink   Greetings to everyone at MIM. I am a prisoner held captive here at High Desert State Prison, in Susanville, California. I’m writing to inform the people of this new and improved form of repression tactic hidden behind the name of public safety and security. An investigative […]

The Context for the Trump Phenomenon (David Gilbert, 2/19/17)

The bizarre and dangerous rise of Donald Trump did not just pop up out of the thin air. The very foundation of the U.S. is white supremacy. This country is, at its core, imperialist, patriarchal and based in a range of ways human beings are delimited and demeaned. Nor are the specific and terribly virulent […]

Arm the Spirit Archive

For those of you unfamiliar with Arm the Spirit, it was one of the only publications devoted to reporting on the armed resistance movements in the 1990s. There were a very few magazines and newspapers with this purview at the time, and yet in the days before the internet they played an important role in […]

Diluting Radical History: Blood in the Water and the Politikz of Erasure

by Orisanmi Burton Heather Ann Thompson’s Blood in the Water: The Attica Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy could not have arrived at a more auspicious moment. It enters the public discourse during a time of formidable political struggle. On the one hand, we are in the midst of intensifying poverty and wealth inequality, affordable […]