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Demand Medical Care for Kevin “Rashid” Johnson!

Dear Friends:

Kevin Rashid Johnson experienced a frightening medical crisis beginning on May 14th, we just got word of it a few days ago. He had crippling pain behind his left eye, blurred vision, and very high blood pressure.  This case of severe hypertension if untreated could cause life threatening medical episodes.

Today Rashid told us:  “Medical neglect is a serious problem here.  I personally have witnessed two inmates die from neglect.  On the night of May 14th, Nurses Doak and Armstrong referred me to see a doctor on May 15th.  I have never seen a doctor.”

During ...........READ MORE


“Ooh, momma,  those black cats are out back again”: A terse response to “get up for the down stroke”

The following text has been received from Chairman Shaka Zulu of the NABPP-PC:

What is a correct land policy for the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (NABPP)? Sanyika Shakur raises this question in his critique of Comrade Rashid’s article, “Black Liberation in the 21st Century: A Revolutionary Reassessment of Black Nationalism.”

We have stated many times that we promote New Afrikan independence from capitalism and neocolonialism by, in Rashid’s words, “liberating the areas of empire where we are actually concentrated.” This includes many cities of Amerika, from coast to coast.

We do not want to live in five states surrounded ...........READ MORE

On the Necessity of Armed Struggle Reflections on the RAF and the Question of Moving Forward (Ward Churchill)

The following essay, by Ward Churchill, is the introduction to the recently released The Red Army Faction, A Documentary History – Volume 2: Dancing with Imperialism, available from Kersplebedeb

“Never again without a rifle.”
– Italian leftist slogan (circa 1970)

Looking back from the vantage point of more than forty years, it’s clear that those of us in the so-called developed world purporting to be serious about abolishing the prevailing order had by 1970 come to know a few things now forgotten or, perhaps more accurately, consigned to the murky depths of active denial. Among the foremost of ...........READ MORE

Huge database of pictures, video played key role in tracking G20 suspects

Source: Huge database of pictures, video played key role in tracking G20 suspects, TIMOTHY APPLEBY, THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Shortly after accused U.S. rioter Kevin Chianella flew to Toronto’s Pearson Airport earlier this month and surrendered to police, he learned of the huge database – tens of thousands of images and video clips – that had been assembled.

Mr. Chianella, 20, of New York, is facing 53 criminal charges, including arson, arising from the June, 2010, weekend when foes of the G20 summit burned four police cars, smashed dozens of windows, ran amok through the city core – causing ...........READ MORE

Of Prison Bondage by Jose Villarreal

Today’s social reality for the oppressed under Amerika continues to sport a paint job dripping from a colonizer’s brush of centuries past. Our deluge of oppression has reached a stage of sophistication where even many of the left have become hoodwinked into the myth of a “colorblind” era where even the highest seat of Imperialist power comes in off white. The truth is far from what the bourgeois media attempts to pass off as impartial news. In fact what society, particularly in Amerika, has entered in recent decades is not a “colorblind” era but an oppression-blind era.

The old slave ...........READ MORE

The Rock, April 2013, vol. 2 #4

Editorial by Ed Mead

As regular readers know, there has been much discussion in recent issues regarding the question of interracial celling. Some have said I let fools get into my head, or even worse. For those folks I would suggest they read the first letter on page seven (“Another Voice”). While I talked about dope-fiends and the like in my December editorial, I was only aiming at those who only want out of the SHU so they can go back to the destructive practices that got them in there in the first place—practices that have transformed the California prisons ...........READ MORE




*_(SVP faire circuler massivement dans vos réseaux)_

( English below )

*Le COBP est présentement à la recherche de personnes qui ont étés victimes de l’offensive policière lors de la manifestation du 15 mars 2013. Nous souhaitons coordonner la contestation des contraventions, intenter d’autres recours contre les abus du SPVM ainsi que placer des plaintes en déontologie policière.*



Patriarchy and the Movement, the Video

The above is the video of the February 28 panel on patriarchy in the movement that took place in Seattle at the Red and Black Cafe. Good presentations, laying out the basic ABCs of why anti-patriarchal and anti-racist politics constitute litmus tests for any revolutionary movement, while describing some of the places where movement practice has been woefully inadequate. ...........READ MORE

The Rock, March 2013, vol. 2 #3

Editorial by Ed Mead

The January issue of Rock was censored at Pelican Bay because of an article that started on page four and ended on page seven. The title of the article was “PBSP – SHU, Short Corridor Representatives Responsive Opposition to CDCR’s October 11, 2012 STG Pilot Program”, and was written on December 3rd. In this issue I am being extra careful not to print anything that may raise the ire of Pelican Bay’s censorship police.

Again, victims of the thought police should ?le 602s and go through the entire administrative appeal process. The censorship issue is getting ...........READ MORE

An Open Response Letter to the New Afrikan Black Panther Party with regard to it’s Position Paper titled: Black Liberation in the 21st Century: A Revolutionary Reassessment of Black Nationalism

An Open Response Letter to the New Afrikan Black Panther Party with regard to it’s Position Paper titled: Black Liberation in the 21st Century: A Revolutionary Reassessment  of Black Nationalism

(from The Amazons-August Third Collective; NAPLA)

Revolutionary Greetings!

We are aware of no less than ten (10) responses already written by various comrads across the board regarding this specific piece, & as far as We can tell, most points have been touched on & amplified to the extent of offering clarity with regard to the myriad of ideological & theoretical entanglement.  Admittedly, some comrads have gone a bit further, We ...........READ MORE