by Dequi Kioni-Sadiki On this Veterans Day, let us remember the countless named and unnamed veterans of the Black Freedom Struggle: “To those of us who have dedicated our lives to the liberation of Black people, who dare to say, “we shall have our freedom or the earth will be leveled by our attempts to […]
“My People’s struggle to survive inspires my struggle to survive.” Leonard Peltier
What the 1971 uprising and massacre reveal about our prison system and the liberal democratic state. By Adam Gopnik The inmates during a negotiating session on September 10, 1971. An uprising born of panic and confusion triggered a cascade of paranoia that extended to the Nixon White House. Photograph from AP Prisons are the bad […]
“ The struggle kontinuez so long az the people’z beat goez on; a beat that won’t stop until we’ve buried thiz imperialist system once and for all and ended all oppression.” – Chairman Fred Hampton sr.
How do we forgive the unforgivable? By Daniel Alarcón Photographs by Carolyn Drake The first time I met Rocky Rontal, I asked him to describe his childhood. I watched him stiffen, like someone preparing for the sharp poke of a needle. He rubbed a palm over his close-cropped black hair. It was a long […]
Born On The Battlefield! Baptized In Blood “Born on the battlefield! Baptized in blood! ..And grew up in the Ghetto! My prenatal care consisted of a Chicago Pigz Pistol az opposed to a Doctorz stethoscope. My first jail cellie was my Mother to be before I even got out of her pregnant belly. Tangoed with […]
The struggle to free Black politikal prisonerz iz an integral part of the Black struggle. Victory for our people and our struggle will not be complete unlezz they are set free. – Mutulu Shakur
“You have to understand that people have to pay the price for peace. If you dare to struggle, you dare to win. If you dare not struggle, then you don’t deserve to win. Let me say ‘Peace’ to you, if you’re willing to fight for it. Chairman Fred Hampton Sr.
Our first mistake was that we thought of freedom az a place, rather than az a continuation of a struggle. Asa Hilliard, III