Urgent need for money to cover legal fees for Tyendinaga Warriors.
On March 8, following a week of action demanding a national inquiry into the at least 825 missing and murdered indigenous women across Canada, warriors from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory blocked the CN mainline.… Read the rest
Robert ‘Seth’ Hayes is one of the longest-held political prisoners in the USA.
A former member of the Black Panther Party and the BLA, in 1973, following a shootout with police, Seth was arrested and convicted of the murder of a New York City police officer, and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.… Read the rest
The following is a partial transcript of an interview with Ray Luc Levasseur, a former political prisoner who spent over fifteen years in solitary confinement, primarily at USP Marion and ADX Florence.… Read the rest
A year ago, Ebony magazine published a useful article about CeCe McDonald, the 23-year-old Black transgender woman who was sentenced to 41 months in prison for second-degree manslaughter despite clear evidence that she was simply defending herself from a violent racist and transphobic attack.… Read the rest
The New Afrikan Independence Movement has lost a very important, dedicated, and tireless freedom fighter. He happened to be one of my oldest friends in the struggle. Very few individuals do you go to junior high and high school with in the same neighborhood, become friends, and join the same movement and become comrades, then pursue a career and become allies.… Read the rest
The Free Maroon Philly Collective supports the prisoners at Pelican Bay who have resumed a hunger strike after the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation have failed to comply with prisoners’ demands. As a collective fighting for freedom and an end to the violence of mass incarceration, we salute the Pelican Bay hunger strikers for their tenacity and courage to protest the inhumane conditions of their imprisonment.… Read the rest
The following is from a letter just received from Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter. As previously reported here, Rashid was recently transferred from Oregon to Texas, likely in retaliation for his ongoing work reporting on and challenging abuses by the prisoncrats.… Read the rest
On August 18, 2006, seven Black/New Afrikan lesbians from Newark, New Jersey went to Manhattan’s West Village for a night out on the town. As is all too typical, while they were out minding their business a male bystander began to harass and finally assaulted them, making sexist and homophobic comments as well as lewd advances and telling one of the women that he would “Fuck her straight.”
The women defended themselves, and a fight ensued.… Read the rest
Russell Maroon Shoatz is a political prisoner who has been held unjustly for over thirty years, including two decades in solitary confinement. He was active as a leader in the Black Liberation Movement in Philadelphia, both above and underground. His successful escapes from maximum-security prisons earned him the title “Maroon.” This is the first published collection of his accumulated written works, and also includes new essays written expressly for this volume.… Read the rest
Former Black Panther Russell Maroon Shoats has been held in torturous conditions of solitary confinement in Pennsylvania prisons for the past thirty years. He has not had a serious rule violation for more than two decades. Maroon’s role as an educator, human rights defender, writer, and critical intellectual of liberation movements is widely renowned.… Read the rest