The Unofficial Gag Order of Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown): 16 Years in Prison, Still Not Allowed to Speak

Jamil Al-Amin, then H. Rap Brown, addressing the crowd in Cambridge, Md., on July 24, 1967, prior to a dilapidated school being burned down.Photo: Corbis At the modern intersection of Islamophobia and the Black Lives Matter movement resides Jamil Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown), the now forgotten civil rights activist and revolutionary leader who, 16 […]

The Black Panthers’ Revolution Never Ends

Aaron Dixon. Photo by Susan Frie As the Seattle Black Panther Party marks its 50th anniversary, its disruptive force lives on. By Marcus Harrison Green Whether the weapons used are ideas or artillery, revolutions will always be soul-cripplingly brutal. Complexity and commotion are their base ingredients—neither of which is surprising considering revolutions are a result of […]

May 2018 Parole Hearings For The Move 9 Sisters

ONA MOVE In May 2018  Janet, Janine, and Debbie Africa all will be making yet another appearance before The Pennsylvania Parole Board. In 2016 all three of the women were denied parole and given a two year hit, despite having excellent conduct records, home and employment plans, and once again the recommendation of the prison […]

A discussion on strategy for the Occupy Movement from behind enemy lines

February 19, 2012 Editor’s note: This comes from the brilliant minds – locked away in one of the most restrictive prisons in the U.S. – who brought you “California prison hunger strikers propose ‘10 core demands’ for the national Occupy Wall Street Movement,” the Bay View’s most read story, with 9,980 pageviews, from Dec. 6, […]

3 NY State Political Prisoners Statements to Occupy 4 Prisoners

The New York Prison Justice Network and New York Taskforce for Political Prisoners received these statements of support for Occupy4Prisoners from NY state political prisoners Herman Bell, David Gilbert and Jalil Muntaqim. The statements (along with one from Mumia Abu-Jamal and several from other prisoners) will be read at the NYC and Philadelphia rallies today, […]

Three Levels – Back In a Day U Remember part 1

http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F35154477&show_artwork=true Back In A Day, U remember Part I, Vol.1. Hip Hop Selection mixed by DJ Taj. Janvier 2012. Intro by KOOL KOOR. DJ CKI, DJ Taj, Doctor Oldschool. Three Levels. Strictly vinyl mix. Education à méditer 1 love 4 the human race. Universal Boogie, Universal Zulu Nation Worldwide

The Gray Box: An investigative look at solitary confinement

by Susan Greene http://www.dartsocietyreports.org/cms/2012/01/the-gray-box-an-original-investigation/ A few weeks ago, on the fifteenth anniversary of his first day in prison, Osiel Rodriguez set about cleaning the 87 square feet he inhabits at ADX, a federal mass isolation facility in Colorado. “I got it in my head to destroy all my photographs,” he writes in a letter to […]

(2011) The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 “The Black Power Mixtape examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the basement of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians […]