Claudia Jonez: Unknown Pan-Afrikanist, Feminist, and Communist

By: Ajamu Nangwaya Jones used the organizational space of the Communist Party to advance the cause of anti-racism, world peace, decolonization and the class struggle. Claudia Jones was a revolutionary whose activism spanned two continents, North America and Europe. Claudia Vera Cumberbatch was born on February 21, 1915 in Belmont, Trinidad and Tobago, the land […]

Politikal Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim Moved to Shawangunk CF

We just got the news that Jalil has been moved to Shawangunk. His new address is: Anthony J. Bottom #77A4283 Shawangunk Correctional Facility P.O. Box 700 Wallkill, New York 12589-0700 (845) 895-2081 (Ulster County) Please take the time to write or send him a card so he knows he is in our hearts and on […]

Lynne Stewart, people’z lawyer, freedom fighter, presente!

by Mumia Abu-Jamal Lynne Stewart, after 78 winters in America, has died, after battling for years against breast cancer. But those were just some of her battles and, like most of us, she won some and lost some. But she never stopped fighting! For decades, she and her husband, Ralph Poynter, fought for New York’s […]

Text and audio: “Farewell thoughtz to my friend Lynne Stewart” from Jaan Laaman, politikal prisoner

International Woman’s Day March 8 2017 With a sunny sky outside, and a “Day Without Woman Strikes” and other very positive and powerful events taking place all across the United States and around the world, I am sitting quietly and sadly reflecting on the life of my friend Lynne, who died last night. There is […]

Prison Radio Kommetariez

Lynne Stewart reading a quote from Frederick Douglas (1:15) Lynne Stewart Mumia Abu-Jamal Interviews Lynne Stewart (6:00) Mumia Abu-Jamal & Lynne Stewart Lynne Stewart reading a quote from William O. Douglas (0:53) Lynne Stewart Noelle Hanrahan Interviews Lynne Stewart (17:43) Noelle Hanrahan & Lynne Stewart Click here to see today’s Democracy Now! video honoring Lynne Stewart […]

Lynne Stewart in dire health

Only a few years ago, Lynne Stewart was serving a ten-year sentence on bogus ‘material support for terrorism’ charges. From behind the prison walls, she extended her solidarity to the Anit-War 23, investigated under the same material support statute. She wrote, “Our principle of non-collaboration has so far proved robust. There has been no wavering. […]

MEAN MEN

[col. writ. 2/11/17] ©’17 Mumia Abu-Jamal The regime of Donald Trump has radiated a global aura of dread, fear and the bared teeth of the state as a predator, hungry for power. From Day One the Trump Regime has used fear, innuendo and lies to sell its program of repression, so much so that one […]

Update – Emergency Medical Campaign for PP Robert Seth Hayez – Take Action Friday, March 3

Political Prisoner Seth Hayes Needs Us Again! PLEASE CALL, WRITE AND FAX! FRIDAY MARCH 3, 2017 NYC Jericho visited Seth on Sunday, Feb. 12th. We had an excellent visit despite the current dire circumstances. The giant lump on Seth’s head has subsided. The gash above his right eyebrow is butterflied with two or three butterflies. […]

Remembering Malcolm

By Garrett Felber  This week on Black Perspectives, we mark the 52nd anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination with a week-long forum, “Remembering Malcolm,” on his life, and legacy, and the significance of his ideas for continuing struggles for racial justice and human rights. Certainly, Malcolm is important for his unwavering and incisive critiques of anti-black racism in its […]

HIDDEN FIGUREZ: JOAN TARIKA LEWIZ, THE FIRST WOMAN TO JOIN THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY

Many people know the Kathleen Cleavers and Angela Davises of the Black Panther Party but the first woman of the iconic group was Joan Tarika Lewis. Known then as Tarika Matilaba, she was the first woman to gain entrace to BPP and demanded to have space for black women in its platform. Born and raised […]