Escaping the Prism – Fade into Black, by Jalil Muntaqim: Book Review by Phyllis Taub Greenleaf

This book is a powerful tapestry of Scholarship, Activism and Poetry. The Personal with the Political gives this book balance and magnetism!

During the time when key leaders of the Black Panther Party were assassinated by FBI operatives while asleep in their beds, Jalil Muntaqim, a new member of the BPP, was arrested just before his 20th birthday.

Incarcerated in California and New York for the past 47 years, Muntaqim’s essays and poetry in ESCAPING THE PRISM are a living testimony to one man’s creativity, resilience and commitment to justice for himself, and all political prisoners in our “so called” ...........READ MORE

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January 20, Buffalo: Looking at the US White Working Class Historically book release

WHEN: 7pm, Saturday, January 20, 2017
WHERE: Burning Books, 420 Connecticut Street, Buffalo

Can White People Be Organized Against Racism? A Multi-Racial and Multi-Generational Approach: Launch party for David Gilbert’s Looking at the U.S. White Working Class Historically with Naomi Jaffe, co-founder of New York State Prisoner Justice Network and former member of the Weather Underground; Jerome Wright, Upstate Organizer for the Campaign for Alternatives to Solitary Confinement (CAIC) and founder of the MAN (Mentoring and Nurturing) Program; and Katie Schaffer, Statewide Organizer for JustLeadershipUSA and Leadership Team member of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)-NYC.

David Gilbert ...........READ MORE


January 11 in Baltimore: Freedom For Political Prisoners Night!

WHERE: Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W North Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 7:30 PM – 9 PM

Join us as we launch the 2018 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar! Former political prisoner and Real News Network producer and host Eddie Conway, former ELF political prisoner and Certain Days collective member Daniel McGowan, and Morgan State University professor and journalist Dr. Jared Ball will lead a discussion on political prisoner David Gilbert’s new book, Looking at the US White Working Class Historically, and also discuss the importance of supporting political ...........READ MORE

Bitcoin, a commentary (repost)

When this commentary was broadcast at the beginning of my radio show at noon, Pacific time, December 21, bitcoin was trading at about $15,600. It had a bad Friday, losing almost a quarter of its value, bottoming out at $11,858, before recovering to $14,267 as I’m posting this.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Bitcoin, a commentary ...........READ MORE


Say NO to the New Package Restrictions in NYS Prisons

We need your help! NYS DOCCS is piloting a new program that will harm people in prison and their loved ones. This change in policy will harm our editors as well as 52,000 other people imprisoned in New York State.

Beginning in January 2018, people at Greene, Green Haven and Taconic Correctional Facilities will no longer be able to receive packages directly from family members or friends. All packages must be ordered through an approved vendor. In September 2018, this policy will apply to ALL 54 prisons in New York State.

This policy is pro-business and anti-family. It is harmful ...........READ MORE