‘May your spirit be with uz’: Prisonerz recall Komrade Big Brutha Hugo ‘Yogi’ Pinell

Lessons I learned as Yogi’s neighbor by Faruq Jabari Greetings, family. I was disappointed, hurt and angry upon receiving my SF Bay View 2015 September edition to find the announcement of the death – assassination – of Yogi, Hugo “Yogi Bear” Pinell. In 1992, at Pelican Bay, I lived nine months in the cell between […]

Day of Mourning

  Brothers and Sisters, It makes my heart happy to know so many of you are keeping this Day of Mourning event going. I hear there is going to be a National Geographic movie this month called “Saints and Strangers” about the REAL Thanksgiving. I want you to know that I believe… I KNOW this […]

Jonathan Jackson – The Nu-Afrikan Communist Guerrilla in The Highest Stage of Development

Jonathan Peter Jackson — who died on August 7, 1970, courage in one hand, assault rifle in the other; my brother, comrade, friend —the true revolutionary, the black communist guerrilla in the highest state of development, he died on the trigger, scourge of the unrighteous, soldier of the people!! – GLJ

Deaconz for Defense

In 1964 a small group of African American men in Jonesboro, Louisiana, defied the nonviolence policy of the mainstream civil rights movement and formed an armed self-defense organization–the Deacons for Defense and Justice–to protect movement workers from vigilante and police violence. With their largest and most famous chapter at the center of a bloody campaign […]

6 New Bookz Emphasise the Continued Importance of Frantz Fanon

An article from Books Live. Psychiatrist, philosopher and revolutionary Frantz Fanon (1925 – 1961) is one of the most important intellectuals of the 20th century. Born on the island of Martinique, he lived in France, Algeria, Tunisia, and numerous places in between, before dying of cancer in the United States. If you’ve read Black Skin, White Masks (1952), A […]

“Hard Truth Soldier (Redux)”

  Paris has a long lasting career filled with incendiary lyrics and shocking videos, and “Hard Truth Soldier (Redux)” continues in that tradition by showcasing his well-known unapologetic revolutionary stance of self-empowerment.  He raps: “Take us back to black businesses with black business Black wealth and black people doing for self Take us back to […]

Support political prisoner Zolo Azania

  “It is the weak who are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.”                                                                         — Leo Roskin   To: All Concerned for Human Rights in all Human Sights               This is an open letter requesting your help to garner support for my plight.  i am currently serving a fourteen (14) year […]


Internationally renowned political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has just published a brilliant 15 page pamphlet about the challenge of the period we’re living in in this country: the non-stop police murders of young people of color followed by one acquittal after another of the killer cops. Even when the unarmed young police victims are children, 11 […]

New Poem and Request from Jalil Muntaqim

  Here is a request from Jalil Muntaqim as we begin his parole campaign for his hearing in June 2016. Jalil would like people to contact Tavis Smiley and request that he interview Ward Churchill about Jalil’s book Escaping the Prism. tavis@tavistalks.com and http://www.facebook.com/TavisTalks He would also like people to contact Amy Goodman and request […]


PLEASE POST AND SPREAD WIDELY I just received a call from Ori Lumumba regarding Robert Seth Hayes (#74A2280). As many of you know, Seth has had a chronic cough since May of this year for which he did not receive any diagnosis or treatment for many months. When Seth finally saw the pulmonologist at Coxsackie […]