Baridi X Williamson: I went inside my heart to survive the torture in the Pelican Bay SHU

by Baridi X Williamson Part I: Upon leaving Pelican Bay SHU solitary confinement, my firsts (of many) Leaving out of Pelican Bay solitary confinement torture prison facilities/units/cages for the first time on Jan. 23, 2015 – after arriving there Nov. 29, 1990 – I remember witnessing my first sunrise as the CDCr (California Department of […]

To Remake the World: Slavery, Racial Capitalism, and Justice

Not so much as a comprehensive weekly review of one unitary book, the following contribution is a synthetic culling of classics on white supremacy and racialism in the United States. We at Portside believe the essay is must reading, as are the books cited. by Walter Johnson Boston Review October 26, 2016 “White Cotton, Black […]

Democracy Now interviewz with 4 former Panther politikal prisonerz

http://www.democracynow.org/shows/2016/10/26?autostart=true Starting at 11:30 Surviving Members of Angola 3 on Black Panther Legacy & Need to Free Remaining Imprisoned Panthers Exclusive: Freed Panther Sekou Odinga on Joining the Panthers, COINTELPRO & Assata Shakur’s Escape Political Prisoner Eddie Conway on Joining the Black Panthers & How He Was Set Up By COINTELPRO Our Own Mandelas: Former […]

Nationwide epidemic of suicide in solitary: Solitary confinement iz murder!

by Free Alabama Movement This year at Holman in Atmore, Alabama, there have been five suicides in its segregation unit – more suicides or homicides than in its population. The latest was a mentally ill young man in his 20s. “Stop isolating suicidal people” was a major message delivered by hundreds of protesters who traveled from […]

Angela Daviz Deliverz the 17th Steve Biko Memorial Lecture

Angela Davis reflects on radical movements, radical imagination, relationships between generations of liberation activists and new forms of leadership.

Wake Up America, The Factz Are In: Solitary Iz Torture!

By: Jason Walker, Contributing Writer After spending over five years in solitary confinement, I have finally come to realize that solitary confinement is known torture — and the prisoners aren’t the only ones who know this. There have been extensive studies that have shown that lengthy periods of isolation can cause a number of mental and […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

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 […]

Oregon Prisonerz Driven to Suicide by Torture in Solitary Confinement Unitz

November 27, 2012    Dear friends of Rashid, This essay was written by Rashid in November or early December 2012. It was transcribed in mid-December, after which (as per our usual procedure) Rashid was sent a hard copy for final edits, corrections, etc. It was sent it to him more than once and we now […]

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 […]