Theory 101: Historical Materialism and the Legacy of Columbus

by  Danny Haiphong  Theory 101: Historical Materialism and the Legacy of Columbus The celebration of Columbus is a product of over five centuries of colonialism and capitalist development. “The capitalist and imperialist systems that Columbus helped birth were met with fierce resistance from Indigenous people, African people, and poor people throughout the course of their […]

Trouble 15 – And You Don’t Stop: Hip-hop as resistance

After a bit of a sputtering start, we at sub.Media are thrilled to release Trouble # 15: And You Don’t Stop – our 35-minute love letter to radical hip hop, featuring interviews with radical emcees Ant Loc, Mic Crenshaw, La Marea Vuelve, Sima Lee, Lee Reed and Mare Advertencia Lirika. Just a heads up that some of the dialogue in the film is in Spanish, so for English […]

Retaliation and resistance behind bars

The nationwide prison strike has ended, but as they have in the past, prison officials are trying to identify and punish anyone who defied repression, writes Joe Andrews.   “THEY’RE LOOKING for the leaders right now. They want to take our heads off.” These words came from a representative of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (JLS), a group of […]

South Carolina prisoners jailed in ‘a modern day plantation’ at Workers.org

South Carolina prisoners jailed in ‘a modern day plantation’ By Jared Ware Conducted after an April 15 rebellion at Lee Correctional Institution, a South ­Carolina maximum security prison, this excerpted interview is Part 5 of a series. (Earlier segments are availabl.e at workers.org.) Lee was the deadliest prison uprising since the Lucasville Uprising on April 11-21 1993 […]

Black August International Tenets

by a California prisoner       July 2018             permalink [The following were submitted to us by a group of New Afrikans in California working with the United K.A.G.E. Brothers. K.A.G.E. stand for Kings Against Genocidal Environments. The United K.A.G.E. Brothers have been pushing this line of peace and unity alongside […]

MOVE: Over four decades of resistance

By Ted Kelly   Earlier this summer, Philadelphia was in a state of celebration when political prisoner Debbie Africa was released after nearly four decades in prison. In August, prison abolitionists, in Philadelphia and across the world, will observe an anniversary with more solemnity than rejoicing. August 8, 2018, marks the 40th anniversary of the city’s […]

A Database of Fugitive Slave Ads Reveals Thousands of Untold Resistance Stories

Freedom on the Move from Cornell University is the first major digital database of fugitive slave ads from North America. Advertisement for a fugitive slave in the Oppenheim (New York, 1824), Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, New York Public Library Readers of the May 24, 1796 Pennsylvania Gazette found […]

A Politikal Philosophy of Self-Defense

by Chad Kautzer Editor’s Note: This essay is an adapted excerpt from Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense (ed. scott crow). In his 1964 speech “Communication and Reality,” Malcolm X said: “I am not against using violence in self-defense. I don’t call it violence when it’s self-defense, I call it intelligence.” Earlier that year, he made a […]

MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHER TAKES ON ANTI-BLACK NOTIONS OF “GOOD HAIR” IN “PELO BUENO” PHOTO SERIES

Delores Medel is a Mexican photographer whose work centers around women and girls in Latin America. Her latest project, “Pelo Bueno”, highlights the anti-Black distinctions between “good” and “bad” hair that plagues the region. “Pelo Bueno”, which translates to “good hair”, presents various women with their hair in natural states. “Natural, curly hair, free of […]

“Resistance, Occupation, and Politikal Prisoners”

36 YEAR LONG U.S. GOVERNMENT HELD BLACK PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONER MUMIA ABU JAMAL HAS ASKED FOR YOU TO COME OUT & JOIN US ON THIS COMING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017 @ 2:00 PM FORTHIS POLITICAL FILM & DISCUSSION EVENT BEING HELD IN N.Y.C. Mumia Abu Jamal shared a Page.      The Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC), […]