Amerikan slavery: Separating fact from myth

Five generations of a slave family. Shutterstock People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. They talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn’t. They claim all Southerners owned slaves, but they didn’t. […]

the PLAN de SAN DIEGO

  PLAN OF SAN DIEGO. With the outbreak of revolution in northern Mexico in 1910, federal authorities and officials of the state of Texas feared that the violence and disorder might spill over into the Rio Grande valley. The Mexican and Mexican-American populations residing in the Valley far outnumbered the Anglo population. Many Valley residents […]

Resistance buildz against social media ban in Texaz prisonz

by Kamala Kelkar When Texas correctional officials earlier this month saw an article by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson online that said they had gassed him and ransacked his cell in December, they punished him – again. In April, Texas became the latest to join a trend of states banning people in prisons, who do not have […]

The Next Step for Organized Labor? People in Prison

The Industrial Workers of the World is calling for a nationwide prison strike in September. By Mike Elk Inmates on the Gwinnett County, Georgia, work crew cut grass off Highway 124. (AP Photo / Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Johnny Crawford) In the early 2000s, the small but militant Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) launched union drives […]

Prisonerz Call for a National Strike on the Anniversary of Attica

by neal shirley In Alabama and Texas, prisoners have enacted multiple strikes and uprisings over the last few weeks. Now they are calling for a national prison strike on the anniversary of the Attica Prison Riot. Since the last Prisons are for Burning column, things have seriously heated up. On the night of Friday, March 11th, […]

HOW DANGEROUZ IZ YOUR BLACKNEZZ?

WITH TWO MEN SENT TO DEATH ROW BASED ON RACIST TESTIMONY, TWO CASES HIGHLIGHT THE DEATH PENALTY’S FATAL FLAW by JAMIL SMITH Two black men sitting on death row in the South, Kenneth Fults and Duane Buck, recently turned to the Supreme Court for help. Fults, who had an intellectual disability, murdered 19-year-old Cathy Bounds during […]

California Endz Solitary for Gang Validation, Texas Prisonz Persist in the Abusive Practice

  California Solitary Success Four years after over 6,000 California prisoners united in the first of three mass hunger strikes protesting the torture of long-term solitary confinement (among other things), a major achievement has been won. In a federal class action lawsuit brought on their behalves, Ashker v. Governor of California, it was found that […]

‘TDCJ placed me in harm’z way because I spoke out in reference to the extreme heat’

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington Greetings, brothers and sisters. This year in Texas we have seen a marked increase in the exposure of heinous acts of abuse and mis­treatment perpetrated by state employees who work for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Behind the scenes, the prisoners responsible for this massive movement to combat injustice have […]

Texas Deniez Prisonerz All Access to Paper and Envelopez

by a Texas prisoner April 2015 permalink I’m writing because here in Texas the legislature or some “committee” got the bright idea to forbid prisoners the ability to purchase stationary materials (which consist of: writing paper, typing paper, envelopes of all kinds, and carbon paper) from outside vendors. This really is felt by those who […]