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Termite Collective Statement on National Prison Strike

August 21, 2018 To who it may concern, We are a group made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including volunteers, former inmates, and currently incarcerated inmates. Many of our members are inmates serving life sentences, several of our group members have been incarcerated for more than a quarter century and …

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 …

More on the Attack on Herman Bell: A Letter from Attorney Robert Boyle

On September 5, political prisoner Herman Bell was beaten by guards at Great Meadow Correctional Facility. The following letter, by attorney Robert Boyle to Commissioner Anthony Annucci (New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision), sheds additional light on the circumstances behind this vicious attack, and explains what needs …

Political Prisoner Herman Bell Assaulted

Black Panther Party political prisoner Herman Bell was viciously assaulted by guards at Great Meadow Correctional Facility (Comstock) on September 5, 2017. While being “escorted” by a guard back to his housing unit, a guard struck Herman, age 69, in the face causing his glasses to drop to the floor. …

Robert “Seth” Hayes

Robert Seth Hayes was released from prison on parole in August 2018 — to read more about this, see US: Black Panther Robert Seth Hayes Released After 45 Years (telesurvtv). Robert Seth Hayes was born in Harlem, New York in October 1947.  His father, John Franklin Hayes, was the child of …

Texas Prisoners’ Plan Work Strike, April 4th

Prisoners in Texas are planning a work strike, to commence this April 4th. Their top five demands are: Meaningful Work Time – Applied retroactively, when our Flat Time and accrued Good/Work Time equals 100% we should be ENTITLED to Mandatory Supervision I Parole. We want a “Presumptive Parole System” which …

January 2016 Letter from Zolo Agona Azania

“Success means doing something sincerely and whole-heartedly. And you have to have the help of other people to achieve it.” – Bruce lee Zolo Agona Azania #4969 Indiana State Prison Minimum Security Unit 201 Woodlawn Avenue Michigan City, Ind. 46361 Wednesday, January 13, 2016 GREETINGS TO ALL: On August 11, …