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Sanyika Shakur

The Prevention of Our Breathing and Catching Our Second Wind, by Sanyika Shakur

We Can’t Breathe without control of our destiny! We Can’t Breathe under neo-colonialism! We Can’t Breathe with capitalism’s hands around our throats! We Can’t Breathe under bourgeois democracy! We Can’t Breathe under genocidal violence! We Can’t Breathe under imperialism! The Can’t Breathe in overcrowded u.s. prisons! We Can’t Breathe under …

On Ferguson (by Sanyika Shakur)

As long as We beg, hat in hand, the enemy culture to indict one of their own (for a job well done) in the killing of one or ten of our nationals, We will continue to be disappointed, dismayed, mystified, and confused. Why would they bow to our pressure of spontaneous …

To Be Like…

To be a lapdog of u.s. imperialism you have to be like mindless soldiers who voluntarily sign up to oppress other poor people. You have to be a mindless entertainer – while on BET you floss a street swag in an attempt to fool the youth into believing you are …

The Reverse Nuremberg Defense, Or The Robot Defense

Sanyika Shakur 6–28–47* After the second imperialist war, in which the u.s., France and Britain smashed on Italy, Japan and Germany, the victors put on a show trial in Nuremberg, Germany, where a clutch of Nazi functionaries were tried for war crimes, convicted and subsequently hanged or shot. (To be …

Study and Struggle: An Overstanding

“Who Are We, those of us who would build a national ‘black’ prisoners organization? There is much hard evidence to show that as each day passes, more and more ‘black’ prisoners identify themselves as New Afrikans and work on behalf of the New Afrikan Independence Movement.” (emphasis in original) – …

Banned Publication

To:  Warden of Pelican Bay–SHU Fr:  Sanyika Shakur, D#07829/C-7-112 Re: Banned Publication Dear Sir, It has recently been brought to my attention that my first book, Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member (Grove/Atlantic, 1993), has been added to the ever growing list of banned and otherwise restricted books …