Lawrence Phillip Reyes, Presente!

In Memoriam July 7, 1958 - December 31, 2022   Lawrence Reyes, Boricua independentista, revolutionary internationalist, father, labor organizer, mental health social worker, practitioner of the "Red Road" of Indigenous traditional spiritual practice, KPFK Local Station Board listener delegate and Pacifica National Board director, passed away December 31 due to complications of diabetes. His death is an incalculable loss to all who knew his warmth, heart, dedication and passion personally and to [...]

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE DIGITIZED (2022)

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE DIGITIZED (2022) By Kevin "Rashid" Johnson   Revolution won't happen in Virtual space The oppressed communities, Where it must take place. For all the Social media clout chasers GoFundMe grifters Mass line fakers Political shape shifters And Posturing pixies In costumes From the 60s. The people's struggle Won't be made with your mouth, Where the people live Is where shit plays out. You can't impose Things you [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal may Win New Trial

Surprise Victory for Mumia by PrisonRadio.org In a shocking reprieve, Judge Lucretia Clemons on Dec. 16 ordered the DA to open up all of their files to Mumia Abu-Jamal’s defense team. Judge Clemons stayed her prior “intent to dismiss” notice. She stated she would rule in 60-90 days on Mumia’s request for a new trial. Speaking directly to all parties from the bench, she said “I do not want to return to [...]

Role Player Games for prisoners and other broke people

The founding argument of Bull Press is broke people need the rad times and togetherness of narrative games more than anybody. Bull Press eBooks will always be free, physical copies dirt cheap, and paperbacks free for prisoners. Our do-gooder mission isn’t a gimmick we’re hoping to coast on: if you try one of our games, we’re confident it will land in your top 3 of all time. Bull Press’s mission: Publish gas [...]

Poetry Corner: From “The Blue Agave Revolution: Poetry of the Blind Rebel” by Oso Blanco (Byron Shane Chubbuck)

I Am the Soul   I am the voice you cannot stop, the vibration your oppression never caught. I am the song for the Zapatistas, soothing the soul por vida. I pass through their vista down into the streets, all across the barrios, they see no man, yet hear me all around.   The voice, the voice. The song without end, the song without end. I am the voice you cannot stop, [...]

The USA Caused the War in Ukraine, and Only the USA Can End It

by Bryan Davies While United States  infrastructure has been rotting away and entire cities don’t even have access to clean drinking water, the Biden Administration and the entire Democratic Party elite have given over $54 billion in military aid to Ukraine from February, 2022 to the present. Reading mainstream news, we’re led to believe that this invasion was unprovoked; unpredictable; and a story of a rogue, authoritarian state preying on a weaker, [...]

Justice Deferred is Justice Denied

Mumia Denied a New Trial, Appeal in the Works By Noelle Hanrahan, prisonradio.org On October 26, 2022, a proposed order denying Mumia Abu-Jamal’s constitutional claims of jury bias and suppressed evidence was issued by Common Pleas court Judge Lucretia Clemons. Abu-Jamal’s defense petition had included newly discovered evidence buried in the prosecutor’s own files.  This evidence documented key witnesses receiving promises of money for their testimony and evidence of favorable treatment in [...]

Poetry Corner: Political prisoner Eric King

MORE: by political prisoner Eric King The universe continually expands but my world stays stagnant these walls never move, these windows never open. I remember tho, I’ve been someone else’s pain, Made other's space feel like their own ADX the goal then, it seems isn’t just to breathe fresh air but to breathe it as a better me To never be someone else’s warden What good is being free if only to [...]

Books: No Pasaran! Anti-Fascist Dispatches

No Pasarán! Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis Shane Burley (Editor); Tal Lavin (Foreword); David Renton (Afterword) Publisher: AK Press  https://akpress.org Format: Book Binding: pb Pages: 564 Released: October 25, 2022 ISBN-13: 9781849354820   Now available for preorder. Order your copy now and receive a ¡No Pasarán! enamel pin with your copy. Both will ship as soon as the book is released! ¡No Pasarán! is an anthology of antifascist writing that [...]

Involuntary Servitude in Prison is Slavery

They Killed ACA3 But Prison Slavery Continues in CA by SF BayView Editor Nube Brown https://sfbayview.com/2022/08/they-killed-aca3-but-slavery-still-lives/ Last month [SF BayView] ran an article about the killing of ACA3, The End Slavery in California Act. To be clear, just because legislators allowed themselves to be strong-armed against their better nature and fear-mongered by the governor to ensure the bill didn’t make it to the floor for a last and final opportunity to [bring [...]

Open Letter to Pres. Joe Biden from Political Prisoner Sean Swain

Dear President Biden:   I write to implore you not to nominate Gary C. Mohr as director of the Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Mohr is a radical, right-wing extremist who, as director of the Ohio prison system, instituted a domestic torture program to silence and neutralize his critics and political opponents. He committed crimes against humanity that are now challenged in international court, in Sean Swan versus the United States, InterAmerican Commission [...]

Struggle for Native Prisoners’ Rights at Federal Prison in Adelanto

Correction and Retraction (June 28, 2022): The original text of this article when it was initially published back on April 5 indicated that USP Victorville was on a facility-wide lockdown due to a series of drug overdoses. It was also reported that prison staff were bringing drugs into the facility. This information came from outside activists and has subsequently been proven partially false. There was an overdose-related facility-wide lockdown that did take [...]

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