A Brief History of Neo-Colonial Rape and the “Freak Shows” of Black Women’s Bodies

by  Julian Vigo A Brief History of Neo-Colonial Rape and the “Freak Shows” of Black Women’s Bodies “These sites of ‘disaster’ are created by the very ‘civilized’ men who then turn around and exploit the victims of their imposed ‘civilization.’” Catharine MacKinnon’s book Are Women Human? is a text which interrogates the violence specifically targeting women throughout […]

Time on Ice: Florida Officials Torture Prisoners With Freezing Strip Cells

When I first arrived in the Florida prison system on June 22, 2017, and was thrown in solitary confinement in the latest of numerous retaliatory interstate transfers for publicizing and resisting prison abuses, I questioned and discussed with numerous other prisoners our being forced to live in sweltering cells without air-conditioning, or fans, or any […]

Mass Racial Incarceration for Profit

African slaves held in bondage and tortured in the United States by Abayomi Azikiwe This article is transcription from a lecture, which Abayomi Azikiwe delivered at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit, Michigan on Sunday 18 February 2018. Abayomi Azikiwe presented the message for the day on the history and contemporary significance of mass incarceration […]

In Tribute to Black Politikal Prisoners

“They are the unspoken, invisible and buried-alive legacy of the revolutionary movements of the 1960s and 70s that were neutralized by the FBI, local police, courts and the corporate media, by way of Cointelpro,” said Dequi Kioni Sadiki, host of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee’s 22nd annual dinner Tribute to Black Political Prisoners and Their Families, […]

Policy of the Cruel and Absurd: Sleep Deprivation in California’s Prisons

Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
By Charlie Hinton, Verbena Lea, and Willow Katz In prison isolation units throughout California, guards wake prisoners up every 30 minutes under the guise of suicide prevention. These “security/welfare checks” cause ongoing sleep deprivation. The United Nations and many sleep and mental health experts have long defined sleep…

Stand Against Torture: Politikal Scientists Refuse to Legitimate Torture

 by Jodi Dean and Paul A. Passavant   Since 2004, we have known that that the United States Government has been responsible for torture. We have known that the legal memoranda written by Berkeley law professor John Yoo during his tenure in the US Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel provided the legal arguments that enabled torture […]

Plantations Were Prisons: Law Prof Angela A. Allen-Bell on the Aug 19 Prisoners March in Wash DC

 By Angola 3 News Abolish the Enslavement Clause!  RSS TAGS HumanRights Prisons Racism Slavery Torture Share this article (VIDEO: 2011 Amnesty International interview with Robert H. King, entitled “Slavery Still Reigns in US prisons.”) Plantations Were Prisons: Mobilizing for the Aug. 19 Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March in Washington DC –Part one of an interview […]

An Unspeakable Toll: Relentlezz Violence and the Middle Passage

By Joshua Rothman This post is part of our online roundtable on Sowande’ Mustakeem’s Slavery at Sea In 1790, Thomas Trotter testified to a committee of the British House of Commons about the things he had seen while serving as a surgeon on board the slave ship Brookes in 1783. Among the stories he told was that of a West […]

S.S. Jesuz slave ship

  S.S. Jesuz slave ship layout. Why iz the same pattern embossed on a “holy bible?” The Jesuz Slave Ship iz a Clarion Call for Black Christianz. With careful analysiz the average Black Christian will come to gripz with the fact that Christianity was not established for the good of Black people.  The religion waz forced […]

LYNCH LAW IN ACTION

  Hilton Butler I SAW Jim Ivy burned at the stake in Rocky Ford, Mississippi, one September Sunday afternoon, and his scream, “Oh, God! Oh, God damn!” was the only sound from a human voice that I thought might, by sheer strength alone, reach heaven. Jim was charged with rape. Sunday morning, officers took him […]