Maroon Comix Launches!

  This month, a terrific single-volume comic book celebrating the contributions of maroon communities was published by PM Press, the imprint on which Maroon The Implacable: The Collected Writings Of Russell Maroon Shoatz was released five years ago. As stated in the official overview of Maroon Comix: Origins And Destinies: “Escaping slavery in the Americas, maroons made miracles […]

H a p p y B i r t h d a y M a r o o n!

On August 23rd, 2018, our beloved father, grandfather, mentor, comrade, and friend Russell Maroon Shoatz turns 75! As we continue in our quest to have him freed from prison once and for all, we want to invite our supporters in the Philadelphia area to come out for a birthday celebration and panel discussion on Saturday, August 25th, […]

Black August Born Day Celebration, Play & Discussion Panel for Russell Maroon Shoatz’s 75th Birthday

Date:  Saturday, August 25, 2018 Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm Place: African American Museum (701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106) Tickets $10.00 Eventbrite $15.00 @ Door Play: Mary’s Daughter – Memoirs of an Artivist is one woman play about the life and times of Melanie Carter, artistically known as the Hip Hop Artivist, Blak Rapp Madusa. Eventbrite Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marys-daughter-memoirs-of-an-artivist-tickets-41619876170?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text Panel […]

Maroon Transferred to SCI-Dallas

At 3:30 AM on December12th, Maroon was told to pack. He was on the road by 5am arriving at SCI-Dallas at 7:30pm. Sharon spoke with Maroon yesterday and he was doing very well. The reason given was that Maroon has a single cell status and there are no new single cells in at the new prison – SCI-Phoenix. Family and friends […]

Maroon on A New Prison Abolition Path

In his latest essay, Maroon elaborates on some of his recent ideas for fundamentally transforming the U.S. prison system and pursuing prison abolition. He writes: As a decades-long Political Prisoner, I have participated in and become aware of many failed efforts to abolish the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC). Here I offer A New Prison Abolition […]

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, […]

Black August and the Unmasking of the US Police State

  “The reason you call the police is because you’re in a police state.” – Dhoruba bin-Wahad “Before our eyes and ears, a ‘web of business relationships that now defines America’s media and culture’ has one particular business raking in billions of dollars while another defines the culture of a specific demographic as criminal.” – […]

Russell Maroon Shoatz: Rage, humiliation, testosterone, youth and the politics of liberation

by Russell Maroon Shoats/z Steve Bloom, a comrade and veteran activist, asked me several questions regarding my contribution to “Look for Me in the Whirlwind.” The questions delve into aspects of our political struggle against oppression back in the 1960s and ‘70s and are still pressing concerns. Steve: Today, looking back almost 50 years, what […]

From Mumia to Peltier, US Politikal Prisonerz Still Locked Up

(fyi – many of these people are state prisoners and are not under federal jurisdiction. Campaigns to free them focus on those states.) Black activist Mumia Abu-Jamal and Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier | Photo: Wikimedia Commons Many members of the Black Panthers and New Afrika party remain behind bars, some under dubious circumstances. In the […]

2016: Crisis & Opportunitiez by Russell Maroon Shoatz

Globally, 2016 has been dominated by political, economic, and social changes in the Northern Hemisphere. Massive upheavals have been occurring, seemingly churned up by the millions of asylum seekers fleeing wars and economic- and climate-related depredations in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. The upshot of these upheavals brought proto-fascists to challenge the welfare […]