Jim Crow San Francisco

by Peter Santina As a deputy public defender in San Francisco, I am not shocked at the revelation there is a white-power network within the Police Department. “All n—–s must f—– hang,” one veteran SFPD officer texted former Sgt. Ian Furminger, who has been convicted and sentenced to prison for violating civil rights and stealing […]

The criminality of solitary confinement

by Steve Martinot Introduction In this series of articles, we have traced the various mechanisms whereby the prison procedures of “gang validation” are used to deny the civil rights, the human rights and even the humanity of the prisoners. These procedures mark the criminality of the prison administration. We have been considering the case of […]

Why James Arthur Baldwin (1924-1987) Still Matterz

by Anthony Monteiro “He gave us the concepts and language to talk about and begin understanding the oppressive system of white supremacy in holistic ways.” James Arthur Baldwin, perhaps the greatest essayist in the English language, matters because of his unconditional defense of humanity. He is one of the most original thinkers on racial and […]

‘Notez from an Elder: Response against Police Terror’

As I watch the march of history the forces of resistance are rising to meet the present challenges of police terror. The question is will demonstrations be enough? The outbreak of civilian demonstrations and acts of civil disobedience even in the face of outright military state mobilization has forced corporate media to stubbornly try to […]

From Ferguson to CIA Torture Cellz

from the Political Committee of Solidarity Two current high-profile stories–police killings of Black people and the secret torture prisons run by the U.S. military and CIA in the “war on terror”– might seem separate and distinct. In truth, the path between them is short. A system that tortures prisoners abroad will murder people at home, […]

The Ongoing Impact of White Supremacy on People of Color (POC)

  by Solomon Comissiong “White supremacy was literally beaten into our ancestors.” White supremacy has a dark legacy within the United States, dating back to this country’s illegal founding. This is inconvenient truth is hardly deniable to those who are intellectually honest. It is something that many white people may openly deny, however they know […]

Jalil Blog #30; Handz Up – Don’t Shoot

  Contrary to the refrain from the tragic Ferguson, Mo., shooting of Michael Brown, we know that keeping your hands up does not mean you will not be shot. Assata Shakur had her hands up when she was shot on the New Jersey turnpike by a State Trooper, Oscar Grant was laying face down on […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Riot in Wilmington, N.C., occurs and Jim Crow laws begin Date: Thu, 1898-11-10 On this date in 1898, the Wilmington race riot took place, which became a landmark in North Carolina history. Over a century later some details are still in question. The number of victims, for example, is disputed with the total running from […]

Politikal Prisoner Radio

Raymond Luc Levasseur, Thomas Manning and police terrorism Download Podcast Former political prisoner Raymond Luc Levasseur drops in on PP Radio again. Ray was the co-founder of The United Freedom Front which was active during the 1970’s and 1980’s. The United Freedom Front is most known for its opposition to apartheid in South Africa and […]

Code Black Alert: Slave Patrolz Alive and Well Across America, Part 1 – Killing Vonderrit Myerz

by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Kevin Berends “This latest yet unidentified St. Louis police executioner claimed that he followed Myers and his friends because he felt that the teens were acting suspiciously.” Ten minutes earlier he had taken the turkey sandwich Berhe Beyet made him and cradled it away from his […]