Whitewashing the Black Pantherz

A new PBS documentary tries to excuse a murderous and totalitarian cult. When his captors uncinched the noose around his neck and shoved him into a wooden chair, Alex Rackley might have assumed his ordeal was over. He had already endured a flurry of kicks and punches, the repeated crack of a wooden truncheon, ritual […]

The Violence of Police Politrikz

by Steve Martinot The “dementia” of police behavior is reflected in U.S. prisons, where punishment is justified by the fact of incarceration. “Solitary confinement is imposed on those who think critically and politically.” On the street, police dementia is policy. “In profiling, the police commit an act of suspicion, and then look for a crime […]

The Stolen Children of Maine: Native Wabanaki Seek Truth, Reconciliation Amidst a Cultural Genocide

by Dayton Martindale Conflict between New Englanders and the region’s indigenous inhabitants runs deep into history. Here Chief Paugus is killed in Pequawket (present-day Fryeburg, Maine), in 1725 during Father Rale’s War.   (Unknown / Wikimedia Commons) My great-great-grandfather was brought into Taos, a city in what is now New Mexico, as a young Navajo […]

Hoffman torture scandal research: Psychologistz for human rightz revolt needed

A major psychologists‘ organization defending human rights issued a powerful statement Monday, calling on more psychologists, those remaining silent on torture, to take urgently needed action against their professional organization’s alleged “collusion” in the abuse. The statement is a formal response to the public release on July 11th of the damning Hoffman Report, an American […]

Calif. Hunger Strike 2 yrz later

Two years ago today, the largest prisoner hunger strike in California’s history was started by prisoners in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison. Within the first month of the strike, over 30,000 in California’s prisons had joined, raising the call for the five core demands in unified struggle. The strikers received overwhelming support, with […]

Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panther Party –An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell

by Angola 3 News This past July, students from Northwestern University’s Medill Justice Project visited the infamous Louisiana State Prison known asAngola. While there, students landed an impromptu interview with Warden Burl Cain, where they asked him about an inmate at Angola named Kenny ‘Zulu’ Whitmore, who has now been in solitary confinement for 28 consecutive […]

Albert Will Remain Behind Barz Pending Appeal –Justice Delayed iz Justice Denied, But Not Forever (A3 Newsletter)

We are sad to report that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to continue the stay and block the release of Albert Woodfox until the State’s appeal is heard (read articles by The Advocate and Washington Post). Though it means some months before Albert will see his long overdue freedom realized, the court […]

Albert Ordered Unconditionally Released and Retrial Banned

It’z not time to relax just yet we still have other long time incarcerated political prisonerz/prisonerz of war to free.  Oh Happy Day!!! We are ecstatic to announce that late this afternoon Judge Brady granted the unicorn of habeas rulings–an “unconditional writ” ordering Albert’s immediate release and barring a retrial. He argues that this extraordinary […]

Moving forward with our fight to end solitary confinement

by Todd Ashker Greetings of solidarity and respect to all similarly situated members of the prison class unified in our struggle to end long term solitary confinement and win related long overdue reforms to the broken California prison torture system! As one of the four principle prisoner class representatives, I am presenting this further update […]