ATTICA UPRISING: Pariz Commune of the Black Liberation struggle

By Larry Holmes The story of Attica, Sept. 9, 1971, is the story of how prisons can be incubators of revolutionaries — like George Jackson, assassinated two and a half weeks earlier at San Quentin State Prison. Attica has been described as the biggest deployment of state violence since the crushing of the Native uprising […]

U.S. prisonz and the struggle against slave labor

By Sara Flounders The headline seemed to herald a new day and was reported by corporate media as breaking news: “Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons.” On Aug. 18, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates sent out a memo instructing federal officials to “not renew contracts with prison operators or to […]

“Blood in My Eye” 45 yearz later wit’ David Johnson of the San Quentin 6

The People’s Minister of Information JR interviews David Johnson of the San Quentin 6 about the 45th anniversary since the publishing of the political masterpiece “Blood in My Eye” in relation to the 45th anniversary of the assassination of the late great prison human rights leader and Field Marshall of the Black Panther Party George […]

‘I am a revolutionary and an optimist’, sayz former Black Panther

The story of Jalil Muntaqim, who’s spent 45 years wandering the prisons of the United States, becoming one of the longest-lasting political prisoners in history by Breno Altman Attica Correctional Facility, built in the northwest of the state of New York, 342 miles away from the capital, between the cities of Buffalo and Rochester, became […]

The Vortex of Dementia

By Abdul Olugbala Shakur  Transcribed by Kilaika Baruti Though I have been active in the struggle for practically all of my life, from a Panther cub to an Urban guerrilla in the service of the underground, I have never considered myself to be a writer or at least not a good writer, but I felt it […]

Hugo Pinell, aka Dahariki Kambon: Decadez of assassination attemptz against the man most feared by CDCr

by Haazim W. Muntaqim (Jeffrey Milo Burks) I want to extend many thanks and appreciation to the San Francisco Bay View for providing us with great memories and genuine farewells from the family, brothers, sisters and friends of Brother Dahariki Kambon. He was and continues to be an inspiration to all who knew him, especially […]

Extreme Remediez

 by Max Nelson George Jackson’s Soledad Brother, forty years later. Max Nelson is writing a series on prison literature. Read the previous entry, on the French revolutionary Madame Roland, here. On August 21, 1971, George Jackson pulled a pistol on his wardens at San Quentin, the notoriously racist maximum-security prison to which he’d recently been relocated. When […]

Today, few know how bad it waz for Black and Brown people back in George and Yogi’z day

by Pablo Piña I was sitting in my cell in administrative segregation when the news station here in Corcoran announced that Hugo Pinell had been killed at Folsom Prison and that a riot had followed the attack on him. Both were not surprising to me; there were many prisoners who did not like Hugo for […]

‘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 […]

Hugo “Yogi Bear” Pinell

On Wednesday August 12th, 2015, Hugo Pinell was murdered in the midst of a prison riot. Rest In Power Yogi Bear. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Remember Yogi Bear: Hugo Pinell is a Nicaraguan prisoner currently incarcerated at California State […]