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A3 Newsletter: Albert Woodfox's Birthday, Book Release & Tour (tags)

Today marks the third anniversary of Albert Woodfox's release (and his 72nd Birthday), and February 8 marked the eighteenth anniversary of Robert King's release. Albert Woodfox's new book "Solitary," will be released by Grove Atlantic Press on March 5, and Albert will begin a book tour around the country. Albert will be in Los Angeles on May 2, 6:00 PM, at Eso Won Books, 4327 Degnan Blvd. Read more below

Fred Hamton's Work and Assasination in Chicago Serve as a Warning (tags)

Fred Hampton was a young man wo had strong convictions and was a top leader in the Chicago chapter of the BPP or Black Panther Party which worked in many areas for free breakfasts for young people,sickle cell anemia treatment, armed patrols challenging police brutality and other points to their 10 point plan which was distributed nationally in a newspaper and sold.

Plantations Were Prisons: Mobilizing for the Aug. 19 Prisoners Human Rights March (tags)

Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell confronts the history and legacy of slavery head-on, asserting: "When it comes to African Americans, we have been incarcerated from the time we arrived in this country. Plantations were prisons. The change from incarceration on a plantation, to incarceration in custodial institutions, to incarceration where there are no physical limitations, but where one exists in a state of civic and political oppression, in my view, is nothing more than semantics. Mass incarceration started when slavery started."

Liberated Political Prisoner Sekou Odinga Speaks Out (tags)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

IRVINE - In an unassuming classroom somewhere on the UCI campus, about 80 people, most of them students, gathered to hear the words of the recently-released Black Liberation Army prisoner Sekou Odinga, imprisoned for 33 years for his role in the 1979 emancipation of BLA soldier Assata Shakur.

Odinga is on tour speaking to students and community members, not only to tell his story, but also to encourage others to work to free US-held political prisoners and prisoners of war. This Wednesday's lecture was just one of a series that included colleges in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Santa Barbara, as well a presentation to the community at the South Central Library on Saturday.

The presentation on Wednesday was preceded by a video about political prisoners from the Black Liberation Struggle, and then some words from a professor.

Then Odinga took the mic.

Cleveland Police Attack Black Activists (tags)

police state

Restorative Justice Is Needed For Albert Woodfox, The Black Panther Party And The Nation (tags)

On Monday, June 8, 2015, US District Court Judge James Brady ruled that the Angola 3's Albert Woodfox be both immediately released and barred from a retrial. Among those who communicated with Albert during that emotional week was Southern University Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell. In the days following Judge Brady's ruling, she was a featured guest on several television and radio shows that focused on Albert's case, including National Public Radio. In this interview with Angola 3 News, Prof. Bell discusses her new law journal article and reflects upon the latest developments in Albert's fight for freedom. She argues that recent Angola 3-related media coverage in the US is becoming "more substantive," and that this month "the media got bolder and began digging deeper than just a soundbite."

Putting Charleston Killings in Context (tags)

violence

Four Winds of March Against Monsanto Los Angeles Take The Streets of Hollywood (tags)

People of Los Angeles joined the global call to March Against Monsanto on Saturday, May 23, 2015, in solidarity with thousands of people spanning over 400 cities of the globe. In L.A. the march originated in four cardinal directions in the morning (North Hollywood/Valley, West L.A/Venice, South L.A., and downtown) and traveled via public transportation to the central rally in East Hollywood, followed by a march to Griffith Park for a non-GMO potluck and teach-in. Over five hundred people participated in #MAMLA #MAM2015 to say #HellNoGMO.

Wayne Pharr, Elder Freeman, Passed On in 2014 (tags)

Belated short obituaries to two important activists in Los Angeles history. Elder Freeman and Wayne Pharr were members and leaders of the Black Panther Party in Southern California.

Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panthers -An interview with Angela A. Allen-Bell (tags)

In her new law journal article, “Activism Unshackled & Justice Unchained,” law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell concludes that the US government’s multi-faceted response to the BPP, primarily within the framework of the FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO, was indeed the very definition of terrorism. Bell writes that “the magnitude of the unwarranted harm done to the BPP has not yet been explored in an appropriate fashion. Much like a fugitive, it has eluded justice.” As a result, “the FBI's full-scale assault on the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s remains an open wound for the nation itself. This is more than a national tragedy; this is a human wrong.

The anarchist subculture and the leftist protest ghetto: a review of 'Fireworks,' Issue 3 (tags)

A small contribution to understanding the larger problems of resistance in capitalist America...

Containing Russia (tags)

Russia

Lynne Stewart Arrives Home (tags)

Lynne Stewart

FBI Lawless Unaccountability (tags)

FBI

Institutionalized Spying on Americans (tags)

police state

Reforming Prison’s Harshest Tactic –The Angola 3 case may help change the... (tags)

The Angola 3 case may help change the arbitrary and sometimes abusive use of solitary confinement.

Freedom for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, After 40 Years in Solitary Confinement? (tags)

After four decades of solitary confinement in the nation's most populated maximum-security prison -- and one of its most historically brutal -- a member of the internationally known "Angola 3" has reasonable cause to expect that he will soon be released, his attorneys and supporters say. The request to set free Albert Woodfox, 65, is being heard by the same federal judge who in 2008 ordered that Woodfox be released, a ruling that Louisiana prosecutors successfully appealed and blocked.

World Premiere of Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

On October 6, the new film "Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal," will be making its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, and then begin touring around the world. We interview two of the filmmakers.

S.A.M.E. Hosts Victory Celebration for Marriage Equality Protesters (tags)

The San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) held a victory celebration September 21 at the Bamboo Lounge in Hillcrest after San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith dropped all charges against the Equality Nine, protesters who were arrested at the San Diego County Clerk's office August 19, 2010 for showing up to request marriage licenses or support others doing so, including same-sex couples who had appointments. The event featured five of the Equality Nine and also Queer-rights pioneers Leo Laurence and Pat Brown, who led militant Queer-liberation demonstrations in San Francisco months before the Stonewall riots.

The Movie J. Edgar; Just More Hollywood Lies (tags)

While the movie J. Edgar ignores J. Edgar Hoover’s many successes in silencing American Blacks, leftists, and persecution of homosexuals, it starts out by “justifying” the 1919 Palmer Raids. J. Edgar Hoover’s involvement in the Palmer Raids was at the beginning of his long sordid history of carrying out political repression in the United States. The Palmer Raids, led by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer with J. Edgar Hoover on his staff, rounded up leftists including Anarchists, Communists, and Socialists for prison and deportation. Among the many crimes committed by the government, hundreds were deported, including Emma Goldman, a leading anarchist and U.S. citizen who was deported to the USSR, Socialist Party leader Eugene Debs was thrown in prison, and the young communist movement was driven underground.

Solitary Confinement on Trial --An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell (tags)

On the eve of Tuesday's Senate hearing on solitary confinement, we interview Angela A. Allen-Bell, a law professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge. The newly released issue of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly features an article by Prof. Bell entitled "Perception Profiling & Prolonged Solitary Confinement Viewed Through the Lens of the Angola 3 Case: When Prison Officials Become Judges, Judges Become Visually Challenged and Justice Become Legally Blind.”

FBI Wants Greater Surveillance Powers (tags)

police state

Occupy Wall Street's Act II (tags)

class war

May 1 Calendar of Events in LA (tags)

Copied from the Occupy LA list.

BTL:Amnesty International: Decades of Solitary Confinement at Louisiana’s Angola Prison Am (tags)

Interviews with Everette Thompson, southeast regional director of Amnesty USA, and Robert King, one of the Angola 3, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

May 1 General Strike 'four winds' meetings (tags)

Five important meetings tonight in east, south and west LA, the San Fernando Valley, and downtown about making plans for the May 1 General Strike four winds caravans and convergence.

Political Prisoners in America's Gulag (tags)

police state

The Torture of Mumia Abu-Jamal Continues off Death Row --Supporters Demand Transfer (tags)

After being transferred from death row in December, Mumia was put in ‘the hole’ at SCI Mahanoy’s ‘Restrictive Housing Unit,’ where the conditions are actually more restrictive than when he was on death row. Supporters, including the National Lawyers Guild (for whom Mumia serves as Vice President) who has set up an online petition, are calling for his immediate transfer to general population, so that among other things, he will be able to touch his family for this first time in about 30 years.

Queer Liberation Started in San Francisco, Not Stonewall (tags)

The legend says America's — and the world's — Queer liberation movement began with the riot at the Stonewall Inn bar in New York City in June 1969. But three months before, militant Queer activists in San Francisco had launched the Committee for Homosexual Freedom (CHF) and mounted the first-ever picket against a private employer for discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. Leo Laurence and Pat Brown, two veterans of that movement, brought their story to Activist San Diego June 16.

William Singletary, 65, Courageous Witness of Mumia's Innocence (tags)

"I learned from William Singletary's wife, Jeannette, that he died this morning. Bill was a courageous man who lived fighting to make the truth known that Mumia is innocent in the shooting death of police officer Daniel Faulkner. For that Bill suffered severe personal and financial consequences. I've known Bill since June 1990 when he came forward with his eyewitness testimony for Mumia and as a witness at the PCRA hearing in 1995, when I was co-counsel for Mumia." -Rachel Wolkenstein

Medical Self Defense & the Black Panther Party --An interview w/ Alondra Nelson (tags)

Alondra Nelson, the author of 'Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination' writes that “the Party’s focus on health care was both practical and ideological.” On a practical level, the BPP provided free community health care services. Simultaneously, the BPP railed against the medical-industrial complex, declaring that health care was “a right and not a privilege.”

Free Troy Davis! There?s No Justice in the Capitalist Courts! (tags)

Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of an off-duty Savannah policeman. Davis was found ?guilty? based on dubious accounts that he confessed to the killing and questionable ?eyewitness? identifications that included false eyewitness testimony coerced by the cops. Seven of the prosecution?s nine ?eyewitnesses? have since recanted. The only holdouts are one man who may be the actual killer and another who initially denied being able to identify the shooter only to pin it on Davis two years later. Three of the eyewitnesses say their testimony was coerced by the police. New eyewitnesses have come forth identifying another suspect.

July 23 Public Memorial for Geronimo Prat (tags)

A public memorial for former Black Panther Party leader Geronimo ji-Jaga Pratt will be held Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m. at the Agape International Spiritual Center, 5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City.

Yet Another Gay/Queer ?History? Book Perpetuates Old Myths (tags)

Yet another so-called ?Gay history? book, Michael Bronski?s ?A Queer History of the United States,? recycles the tired New York-centric myth that the Queer Liberation movement sprung full-blown from the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City. Leo E. Laurence, who was present at the REAL creation of Queer liberation in San Francisco in March 1969, three months BEFORE Stonewall, comments on Bronski?s book and offers Lambda Literary Award finalist Gale Whittington?s ?Beyond Normal? as an accurate source for the real birth of Gay Lib.

Former Political Prisoner Geronimo Pratt Dies (tags)

persecution

The Socialist Party CA Presents an Evening With Black Panther Party Founder, Bobby Seale (tags)

On June 25th, the Socialist Party of California will host a special evening in Los Angeles with Bobby Seale, the Founder of the Black Panther Party. This event is open to the public.

Systemic Injustice Against Sundiata Acoli (tags)

repression

Dylcia and Cisco on Panthers and Independista --SF8 Hearing on March 2 (tags)

This new episode of Freedom is a Constant Struggle (filmed by Angola 3 News) features Dylcia Pagan and Cisco Torres. Dylcia is a Puerto Rican freedom fighter, Independista, and former political prisoner. Cisco is the last member of the SF8 facing charges. He has an evidentiary hearing on March 2, 2011, and there is an 8 AM rally prior to the hearing, where supporters are urged to attend.

Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim Update (tags)

wrongfully imprisoned

L.A. PREMIERE: "Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu Jamal" (tags)

"Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu Jamal" WHEN: Sunday, December 5 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm WHERE: The Downtown Independent Theater 251 S. Main St (between 2nd and 3rd Sts.) Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Case of the Angola 3 --A review of the new film “In The Land of the Free...” (tags)

Targeted for their militancy, co-captives Wallace, Woodfox and Robert King had organized a prison chapter of the Black Panther Party and they became known as the Angola 3 after they were falsely convicted by kangaroo courts and all-white juries.

Endorse: Labor Activists Condemn FBI Repression (tags)

Like Dr. King before us, we will not be silenced.

COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two --An interview with Michael Richardson (tags)

In 2007, veteran journalist Michael Richardson began writing a series of articles for OpEdNews.com about Ed Poindexter and Mondo we Langa, who are two Black Panther political prisoners known as the Omaha Two. Richardson argues that they were framed for the 1970 murder of a policeman as part of the FBI’s notorious counterintelligence program, dubbed “COINTELPRO.”

Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex --An interview with Criminal Injustice Kos (tags)

Focusing on the prison abolitionist movement, we interview two co-editors of an exciting new series at Daily Kos, called Criminal InJustice Kos, a weekly series "devoted to exploring the myths of 'crime', 'criminals', and criminal justice and the intersection of race/ethnicity/class/gender/sexuality/age/disability in policing and punishment. Criminal Injustice Kos is committed to furthering action towards reducing inequity in the US criminal justice system." Look for Criminal InJustice Kos every Wednesday at 6 pm CST.

The Zionist Attack on the Free Gaza Flotilla (tags)

South African activists describe this flagrant assault as Israel’s Sharpeville, referring to the 1960 massacre in South Africa that marked a turning point in international support of anti-apartheid resistance. There certainly appears to be a great deal of active support for the BDS campaign. Let’s hope it culminates in the eventual realization of a one-state democracy inclusive of all residents, Arab and Jewish, living in peaceful coexistence under a secular, democratic government. Free Palestine now!

POLITICAL PRISONER JALIL MUNTAQIM RELEASES “WE ARE OUR OWN LIBERATORS” BOOK (tags)

A former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, Muntaqim is one of the world's longest held political prisoners, having been incarcerated in the United States since 1971.

What's Next for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3? (tags)

A federal appeals court just delivered a crushing blow to prisoners' rights. Yesterday, a ruling by a federal appeals court ensured that for the forseeable future, Albert Woodfox will remain right where he has been for the last three decades: in a 6 x 9 cell in the heart of America’s largest and most notorious prison.

The Jena Generation --An interview with Jordan Flaherty (tags)

If this city is going to recover, the first step is getting out the truth that New Orleans is not okay. Most of the country believes either that New Orleans has been rebuilt, or that, if not, it’s because people here are lazy and/or corrupt and wasted the nation’s generous assistance. But New Orleans is still a city in crisis. The oft-promised aid, whether from FEMA or various federal and private agencies, has not arrived.

Systemic Injustice Against Two Longtime Political Prisoners (tags)

40 years in prison hell though innocent

Never Turn Back: SNCC's 50th and the Ongoing Battle for Democracy (tags)

Full and firsthand report on the SNCC 50th Anniversary Gathering in Raleigh, NC, April 15-18 .

Rhetorical Militancy for a Rhetorical Mass Movement? If Only We Could Make Them Like Us… (tags)

The main purpose of this article is to address the questions of strategy and tactics in the anarchist movement with specific reference to the roles the Black Block tactic, and militant direct action play in our movement.

FREE MUMIA! (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) scores the US Supreme Court for its ruling, however, it was not a legal decision; it was a political decision reaffirming the commitment of every arm of the state to permanently silence a prominent Black leader who has dedicated his life to challenging racism and oppression. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Mumia’s conviction in 2008, but ruled that Mumia deserved a new sentencing hearing because the jury had been given flawed instructions. The Supreme Court’s Jan. 19 ruling reverses that decision, sending the case back to the Third Circuit. The lower court can either let the death sentence stand or order a new trial to hear other claims brought by Mumia.

Stop Police Abuse - Build Community Self-Defense (tags)

Police killings and abuse with impunity are systemic. We can't rely on the courts for justice, but must build inter-communal solidarity and resistance and the capacity for community self-defense.

Southern Injustice: Herman Wallace of the Angola 3 (tags)

Convicted of murder in a deeply flawed trial, Herman Wallace has spent nearly 37 years in solitary confinement. Will new evidence finally lead to his release?

The "Omaha Two:" Victimized by COINTELPRO Injustice (tags)

Two innocent men imprisoned for 40 years

Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim Denied Parole (tags)

the face of political persecution in America

Mumia’s Life Is On the Line: Mobilize Labor/Black Power to Free Him Now! (tags)

The threat to Mumia Abu-Jamal's life is increasingly ominous. His lead attorney, Robert Bryan, warns: "There is an escalated effort by the authorities to see him die at the hands of the executioner. This is the most dangerous time for Mumia since his 1981 arrest." The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down Jamal's two appeals. If it were to rule in favor of the prosecution's appeal, this would open the way for Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell to issue a third warrant of execution, which he has vowed to do. Contrary to the misplaced expectations of many, the Obama administration is not about to save Mumia. Around the world, hundreds of thousands have marched for this courageous champion of oppressed. Trade unions representing millions of members have rallied to the defense of Mumia. It is urgent to expand this support into powerful labor/black action, appealing to the integrated union movement to join with the black, Latino and immigrant poor to demand that he be liberated.

Confronting Human Rights Abuses in US Prisons --an interview with Bret Grote of HRC/Fed Up (tags)

Bret Grote is an investigator and organizer with Human Rights Coalition/Fed Up!, a prisoner rights/prison abolitionist organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. HRC/Fed Up! is documenting human rights abuses in Pennsylvania prisons, and using this documentation to fight back. For more information: http://www.thomasmertoncenter.org/fedup/

FBI Kills Islamic Cleric, Arrests Followers, for Being Muslims at the Wrong Time in Americ (tags)

Washington's jihad continues

39th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium: "Still Here, Still A Force" (tags)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

EAST LOS ANGELES--Thirty-nine years ago, a statewide series of demonstrations by Chicanos and Chicanas against the wars in Southeast Asia culminated in a police riot and the assassination of Los Angeles Times and KMEX journalist Rubén Salazar. Today, members of the Chicanx community and activists of all stripes commemorated the day's fateful events with music, poetry, teatro, and speakers.

REVOLUTION: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About (tags)

REVOLUTION: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About a film of a talk by Bob Avakian Online at: http://www.revolutiontalk.net/ In 2003 Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA delivered an historic talk in the United States.

Gay Liberation DIDN’T Begin at Stonewall!!! (tags)

The commercial interests who have taken over the Queer rights movement have a vested interest in promoting the myth that it all started with the riots at the Stonewall Inn bar in New York City in June 1969. But a group of activists who were present at the REAL foundation of Gay Liberation in San Francisco in early 1969 are coming together in an organization called "Project History" to set the record straight. Leo Laurence, Gale Whittington and Pat Brown are active in a project that will, among other things, reclaim the Queer movement's radical history and its alignments with the Black Panther Party and other militant Left groups of the time.

The Revolution We Need...The Leadership We Have (tags)

A message and a call from the Revolutionary Communist Party. A whole different world, a much better future, is possible. We have what we need to fight for that World, that future. It is up to us to get with it and get to the challenge of making this happen.

Veronza Bowers - A Victim of America's Criminal Justice System (tags)

for 35 years a political prisoner

Raising the banners of socialism in the United States (tags)

The members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and our friends would promote socialism whether or not there was a worldwide capitalist economic crisis. But if there was any time to revive the socialist movement and build a multinational working-class party of revolutionaries, we believe that the time is now. We realize that we are not raising the banners of socialism and calling for revolution in the United States in a vacuum.

The Angola Three: Torture in Our Own Backyard (in Spanish and English) (tags)

They were framed for murder after organizing a Black Panther Party prison chapter at the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Together, Herman Wallace, Robert King, and Albert Woodfox have spent more than 100 years in solitary confinement.

Press Release - ELF Press Office to Obama: Release U.S. Political Prisoners (tags)

Free U.S. Political Prisoners

Media, Revolution, and the Legacy of the Black Panther Party--interviewing Kiilu Nyasha (tags)

I initiated a correspondence with George Jackson in early 1971, and months later, got a one-hour visit in the holding cell of San Quentin. I’ve met no one before or since more dedicated to revolutionary change....George was one of the three “Soledad Brothers,” whose story began on January 13, 1970 when a tower guard at Soledad State Prison shot and killed three Black captives on the yard, leaving them unattended to bleed to death.

Obama’s Labor Sec Solis Supported Frame-up of Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Millionaire, Warmonger, Death penalty supporter, Democrat Barack Obama finally got around to what should have been his first appointment, that of Labor Secretary, and appointed Cal Congressperson Hilda Solis, one of the many Democrats who supported the frame up of journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal in her support of House Resolution 1082, passed in the Roll Call Vote 527 of December 6, 2006.

Videos from the Anarchist Bookfair (tags)

More videos coming soon....

First Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair: A Beginning Marker of Resistence (tags)

Saturday, December 13, 2008 LOS ANGELES - The organizers of the first annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair sent out a call for "dreamers, fighters, organizers, and rebels to come, meet, strategize, learn from each other, get books, attend workshops, participate, and join the movement." And despite the state's efforts to squelch our efforts, come they did--more than 700 people, mostly from the greater Los Angeles area, although some came from as far as San Diego, the Bay Area, Oregon, New York, and even Canada, to participate in this herstory-making event.

GeoClan.com interview about Journalists for Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Those advocating this radical journalist's execution show a disturbing lack of concern about the undeniable problems of racism (and all documented police/DA/judicial misconduct) throughout this case. At the most fundamental level, the FOP-led 'Fry Mumia' campaign's lack of concern is racist....The FOP appeals to a racist lynch-mob mentality that has long infected the US, so calling this a 'legal lynching' is no exaggeration.

Targeting Dissent - The San Francisco Eight (tags)

Racism and repression are alive and well in America.

Youngest ever British person visits longest serving men in solitary at Angola Prison. (tags)

An 11 year old from London has become the youngest ever British person to visit two prisoners in Louisiana State Prison, who are the longest serving inmates in solitary confinement. Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox have spent over 35 years held in 6ft x 9ft cells for crimes even a federal judge has overturned.

DNC Protest, Split, and the Principled Stand of Cynthia McKinney (tags)

"As the United States activated Navy ships and the Air Force to begin an airlift of non-specified goods into the former Soviet state of Georgia, and military exercises began in the Persian Gulf near Iran, I received communications from certain individuals among the Colorado Greens who were organizing campaign support events there, suggesting that I not participate in an anti-war program being organized by other individuals in Colorado." -Cynthia McKinney In addition, the Green Party of Colorado has issued false statements to the press and all over the internet claiming that Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney will not be participating in the Recreate ’68 events. Here is one such statement from Dave Chandler, co-chair of the Colorado Green Party, Green Party candidate for U.S. Congress in the Seventh Congressional District, and supporter of a Denver ballot measure that would seize the vehicles of illegal immigrants: “Cynthia McKinney, Green Party candidate for President, and Rosa Clemente, Green Party candidate for Vice President are NOT participating in any Recreate ‘68 activities. Both candidates, and the Green Party of Colorado, are refuting this announcement and are stating that neither candidate, nor the Green Party of Colorado, are in any way associated with Recreate ’68, nor will any of their candidates be speaking at or attending any event, nor are they in any way associated with the group Recreate ’68.” This is a blatant lie. Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente will be speaking at the Recreate ’68 events.

Block Report Radio interview with Mumia (tags)

POCC: Block Report Radio interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal aired on KPFA Flashpoints program on 7 April 2008 Transcribed by the Partisan Defense Committee, 15 April 2008. The PDC is a class-struggle, non-sectarian legal and social defense organization which champions cases and causes in the interest of the whole of the working people. This purpose is in accordance with the political views of the Spartacist League. Audio Link: http://www.partisandefense.org/media/Mumia-Flashpoints.mp3

The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal: an interview with author J. Patrick O’Connor (tags)

In his new book, O’Connor argues that Abu-Jamal was clearly framed by police, and that the actual shooter was a man named Kenneth Freeman. O’Connor criticizes the local media, who, he says “bought into the prosecution’s story line early on and has never been able to see this case for what it is: a framing of an innocent and peace loving man.”

Ruling Against Mumia Shows: No Justice in the Capitalist Courts (tags)

On March 27, the U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia reaffirmed the frame-up conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther Party spokesman and world-renowned radical journalist who has been locked up on Pennsylvania’s death row for more than a quarter century. After previously rejecting Mumia’s request to present evidence of his innocence, as well as a host of issues showing that he was railroaded by a racist court, the Court turned down Mumia’s request for a new trial. It upheld the 2001 ruling by a federal district judge that ordered a new hearing on the sentence, but limited the “choice” to the living hell of life imprisonment without parole ... or execution. Mumia is innocent. He was declared guilty and sentenced to die because of his revolutionary politics and because for years he had been a thorn in the side of the racist rulers of the misnamed “city of brotherly love.” Around the world, millions have come out in defense of Jamal. This latest ruling, like all those that preceded it, shows that the exploited and oppressed must have no faith in the racist injustice system. We call on the workers movement to mobilize its power to free Mumia now!

FREE MUMIA NOW! (tags)

Third Circuit Court Upholds Frame-Up Conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Orders Hearing to Reinstate Death Penalty or Entomb Him for Life ! Free Mumia Now!

Press Conference Tomorrow: Free the Black Riders (tags)

Press Conference Tomorrow: Free the Black Riders **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

What Mumia Abu-Jamal Never Learned (tags)

On the eve of the United States premiere of In Prison My Whole Life at the Sundance Festival on January 20-25, the battle for the life and freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal heats up in the news media and the streets of far-flung cities while he awaits a crucial appellate court ruling and prepares to publish his sixth book from death row. Media activists present photographic evidence disproving the case against him.

Grand Opening: School of the Americas Watch West (part 1) (tags)

“Word began to spread as we researched the school and discovered what we had here was indeed a school of assassins, a school for dictators. These soldiers came here to learn counter insurgency. Who were the insurgency? They were the poor, the religious leaders, labor leaders, and many others. And then when the torture manuals were discovered in the curriculum, that got a lot of front-page coverage. Word began to spread, and our numbers in the movement grew.” -- Father Roy Bourgeois, founder, School of the Americas Watch

Just Out! PDC Fact Sheet Presents Evidence of Mumia's Innocence (tags)

Just Out! PDC Fact Sheet Presents Evidence of Mumia Abu-Jamal's Innocence: A Refutation of "Murdered by Mumia"'s Big Lies in the Service of Legal Lynching.

The Case for Socialized Medicine in the United States, and the Struggle to Achieve It (tags)

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee blasted insurance giant CIGNA for failing to approve a liver transplant one week earlier for 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan, who tragically died just hours after CIGNA relented and agreed to the procedure following a massive national outcry. “CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro called the final outcome ‘a horrific tragedy that demonstrates what is so fundamentally wrong with our health care system today. Insurance companies have a stranglehold on our health. Their first priority is to make profits for their shareholders – and the way they do that is by denying care." "It is simply not possible to organize major protests every time a multi-billion corporation like CIGNA denies care that has been recommended by a physician," DeMoro said. “Having insurance is not the same as receiving needed care. We need a fundamental change in our healthcare system that takes control away from the insurance giants and places it where it belongs – in the hands of the medical professionals, the patients, and their families."

Support the Black Riders Three (tags)

The LAPD are targeting BLRP leaders and have framed them up with assault weapons charges. ARA LA asserts that this is due to their organizing to educate people about the San Francisco Eight case.

Southern California Anarchist Show Shut Down by Police (tags)

Southern California Anarchist Show Shut Down by Police / Support El Comite de Pro-Democracia en Mexico by: "Joaquin Cienfue

Black Riders held on million dollars bail each, back in court Wednesday (tags)

The state’s cases against T. A. C. O., Aryana and Stress, which T. A. C. O. described as “b. s.” to defense attorney Guillermo Suarez, are based on the testimony of an undercover cop who alleges that he approached the Black Riders, pretending to be Lebanese and connected to freedom fighters in the Middle East. He claims that the three defendants were involved in a plot to take possession of weapons and protective vests that he claimed to be able to provide them. No weapons were ever involved. These charges are essentially for a “Thought crime” – allegedly conspiring to attempt to possess weapons.

Court Decision Looms--Mobilize to Free Mumia! (tags)

Partisan Defense Committee P.O. Box 99, Canal Street Station, New York, NY 10013 email: partisandefense@earthlink.net http://www.partisandefense.org PRESS RELEASE – 4 December 2007 PDC contact: Kevin Gilroy (212) 406-4252 Court Decision Looms—Mobilize to Free Mumia! Media Blitz Targets Mumia Abu-Jamal

Free the Jena Six, Stop the War on African People (tags)

This last week, thousands of people converged on the small town of Jena, Louisiana to show support for the six African teenagers who face felony charges following a series of attacks by a hostile white school and criminal justice system.

Top Ten “Fry Mumia” Myths Debunked (Myth #1) (tags)

The following is the first in a series of ten articles I have written answering the top ten myths being circulated by those who advocate execution or continued prison for Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Cop Watch LA Statement on May Day, 2007 (tags)

Collective statement from Cop Watch Los Angeles. Check out copwatchla.org for info regarding a press conference at the Youth Justice Coalition office on Monday, May 7th.

Free Movie Screening: Peace Press (tags)

A feature-length documentary about Los Angeles' Peace Press produced by students in L. A. Valley College¹s Media Arts Dept.'s Directed Studies workshop in conjunction with several Peace Press "alumni" and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. [ Image: "Evict Nixon" Poster created by artist Mark Vallen in 1971 and published by Peace Press.]

Noe v. City of Los Angeles: A Victory for Venice Homeless (tags)

Class Action Lawsuit settlement helps Venice homeless.

LA Mobilizes Defense of Former Black Panthers (tags)

Jericho Amnesty Coalition LA and many other organizations are mobilizing to support the 8 former members of the Black Panther Party arrested last week on charges related to the killing of a police officer in SF in 1971. The charges had previously been dismissed against some of the men because the evidence against them was extracted by torture. Jericho will show "Legacy of Torture" a film about these brothers on February 17, 4-7 pm, at the Southern California Library, 6120 S. Vermont, in LA.

New Radio-essays by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Here are several new radio essays by black death-row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, including this first one about the new US Congress. Abu-Jamal's case it at a critical juncture with oral arguments expected any month. After these, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether or not to grant Mumia a new trial.

Counter-resolution Ddefends Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Following last week's visit from Julia Wright and other French delegates in defense of Rue Mumia, Pam Africa and other supporters wrote their own Philadelphia City Council Resolution to counter the previous one condemning French support for Mumia and presented it at the Philadelphia City Council opening session on Thursday, September 14.

Remembering Michael ZinZun (tags)

Remembering Michael Zinzun

Michael Zinzun Presente! (tags)

WE MUST GIVE OUR BROTHER COMRADE A HOMEGOING THAT WILL BE RMEMBERED UNTIL THE END OF TIME!

New Perspectives on the Immigration Debate (tags)

At The Onion, Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 7:30 PM The Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, also known as "The Onion," is located at 9550 Haskell Ave. in North Hills From Los Angeles take the 405 freeway north, exit left (westbound) on Nordhoff, go two blocks and turn right on Haskell. It's on the right side just north of Plummer. Ron Wilkins, a former member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), will be the Tuesday Night Forum guest speaker. He has worked many years toward strengthening relations between Mexican and black people. He has lectured extensively, designed and taught innovative cross-cultural courses at several colleges, displayed his "Journey to Black Mexico" photo exhibit at many venues and taken students to the Annual Meetings of Black Villages in Mexico's Costa Chica. Wilkins is a professor in the Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills and Western Regional Deputy Chairman of the Patrice Lumumba Coalition. He can be contacted at: rwilkins@csudh.edu

Black Love Brown Pride! (tags)

Black & Brown Hist

FEAR OF A BROWN AMERICA! (tags)

There are forces at work in this nation that dread the growth of a BrownAmerica (even if over a third of this country was originally Mexican territory!).

THE REVOLUTIONARY COMMUNIST TOUR HITS WASHINGTON, D.C. (tags)

Clyde Young and Joe Veale Saturday, May 13, 2006 1:00 PM Warehouse Theater 1021 7th Street NW (doors open at 12:15) between Mt. Vernon Sq./7th street and Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Stations

Mexico welcomed fugitive slaves and African American job-seekers (tags)

New perspectives on the immigration debate

Fountainhead: XXI Black International Cinema Berlin Germany, St. Louis Mo. 2006! (tags)

Overview of an international, intercultural film festival presentation at the St. Louis Art Museum & Berlin Germany 2006!

Fountainhead: XXI Black International Cinema Berlin Germany, St. Louis Mo. 2006! (tags)

Overview of an international, intercultural organization based in Berlin Germany producing: annual film festival, cinema distribution, weekly television program, publishing, dance theatre.

Celebrate the Black Panthers & Black History Month (tags)

Celebrate the Black Panthers & Black History Month. . . A.N.S.W.E.R. Film Screening: The Murder of Fred Hampton

An Open Letter To The FBI And Other Government Terrorist Organizations (tags)

An Open Letter To The FBI And Other Counterintelligence Agencies Who Operate Under The Facade Of Legitimate Law Enforcement While Perpetrating Covert Forms Of Terrorism Against Targeted American Citizens

EXCERPTS: BIO DATA/REVOL. LIVES (tags)

Look there is one reason and one reason only they're killin' Took....If he played their game - just wrote kidz books, he'd be alive at 12:05...But he dedicated his book to Angela Davis, Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu Jamal, Dhoruba, George Jackson, John Africa and Ramona Africa... And the Terminator sez that's why Took's goin t die - said it straight out in his statement why he was goin t kill him.... Took's not dyin because he failed to so-called reform.... He's dyin because he WOKE UP spiritually and politically.... There is nothin more dangerous to the white than someone like that.

LA: Don't Just Protest, Organize! (tags)

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Why SMALL Protests - People Want VIolence! (tags)

she says that everyone cooperated and planned at every single protest and then she backs this up with lies from some lady saying that in the 60s rude behavior was intolerable. All of this is the kind of middle class mentality that lies so easily with omissions and generalizations. I wish Jeneine had just made this up – ignorance is easier to tolerate than pre-meditated lying.

A Call for Unification! (tags)

In contemporary America, disunification, or splintering, has rendered the left ineffective. Such has long served as the eulogy of leftist movements and ideas within the states. The problem has worsened in recent years, and has thus led to a lifeless decay in the strength of all real progressive actions. Clearly, this has given way to today’s breed of libertarian rightists, neo-conservatism, and many other crypto-fascist uprisings. Disintegration, lack of solidarity, and a true misunderstanding of who/what the real enemy is, has led to the recent polarization of our movements.

*The Empire's Attack on Ojeda-Rios and Independence" (tags)

The September 23rd, 2005 attack and armed assault on Puerto Rican nationalist, Filiberto Ojeda Rios, left the family and his island without his proud and noble presence, but it did not achieve its real desired objective.

(NO) BORDER ENCUENTRO - CALL TO ACTION (tags)

Join us in San Diego - August 27-28, 2005 - for a weekend of strategizing and organizing against the border and the minutemen.

No Border Encuentro-Aug. 27-28, San Diego (tags)

(no)Border Encuentro, August 27-28th, San Diego Hola todos. Crazy times we find ourselves in. Millions of people forced to live underground, more than 3200 dead and tens of thousands more incapacitated crossing the border.

Whoever Doesn't Really Try, Consents. (tags)

Mass symbolic, sanctioned marches that do nothing to actually change the status quo serve as painless absolution rituals, that allow the participants to “bear witness”, to “speak truth to power” and to “wash their hands of the blood of empire.” Marches, with their biting satire and snazzy costumes, do not provide a real means for stopping the carnage they deplore. A “functioning” democracy needs some form of sanctioned, orderly protest to stimulate discussion, and if the current regime were really “that bad” they wouldn’t allow big demonstrations, right? Ineffective activism, like regulated marches, actually provides a façade of healthy interchange and is welcomed by the status quo. The majority of demonstrators are aware well in advance that their actions will likely have no tangible effect on the negative of the empire, but they go to a huge rally and can sleep better at night having chanted out their guilt. Just as it can be said qui tacet consentive videtu (whoever is silent consents) it can also be said “whoever doesn’t really try, consents.”

RC4 Tour Arrives in LA: July 23 (tags)

The Revolutionary Communist 4 (RC4) Speaking Tour arrives in the Los Angeles area. They will be spreading revolution and communism, and challenging those at the bottom of society to step forward and become emancipators of humanity.

Mukasa - Willie Ricks (Black Power) (tags)

Mukasa (Willie Ricks), the inventor of the slogan Black Power will appear on TV on the Los Angeles area

Elaine Brown, former Black Panther leader, to run as Green (tags)

Elaine Brown, the only woman to lead the Black Panther Party, has declared her intention to run for Mayor of Brunswick, Georgia, as a member of the Green Party.

Ashanti Alston at UC Riverside (tags)

Ashanti Alston to speak at UC Riverside

Black Power -- Mukasa - Willie Ricks on television (more show dates) (tags)

Black Power! Mukasa (Willie Ricks), whom Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., called "the fiery orator", will be on Comcast cable television.

Mukasa (Willie Ricks) appearing on cable TV (tags)

Mukasa (Willie Ricks) appeared in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, February 26, 2005. Tune in to Comcast cable television to hear what he has to say about Africans in America, and their history.

Mukasa (Willie Ricks) is coming to Los Angeles (tags)

You must come out to see and hear Mukasa (Willie Ricks), Mr. Black Power.

Decoding Da Dubya Code (tags)

Revolutionaries, reporters and film crews assembled on Friday morning for a "Press Conference and Anti-Inaugural Banquet." It was held near Howard University at Café Manowaj, a cool and funky hang-out run by a crew of radical South Africans. Steaming breakfast dishes (named for people’s heroes and historical highpoints) soon appeared. Indymedia and RW reporters tended to order Amandla eggs. The Fox-5 TV guy was all over the Paris Commune French Toast. (His footage of our red-flag-filled cowboy-hat stomping made the 5 o’clock news that night.)

Sunsara Taylor: Are there any born-agains in the house who are deep into biblical armageddon prophesies? No? In that case, I first need to first walk you all through my ‘Armageddon Crash Course for post-Enlightenment Thinkers’....

At this very moment millions of people are being seduced into going for simple, good-versus-evil answers to the agonizing and growing complexities of the world. They are consumed with the coming Judgment Day, the return of Jesus, Armageddon, the Rapture.

Black Panthers & the Attica Prison Rebellion (tags)

Spark: Movie Showing and Discussion at UCLA

Bush Regime Maintains Power Through Electoral Fraud (tags)

Whither Democracy In The United States?

From COINTELPRO to the Patriot Act: The long battle for justice and civil liberties (tags)

Jailed Black Panther calls for amnesty

Connecting the Dots: Michael Moore, White Nationalism & the Multiracial Left (tags)

Found this one on the Azine. "Connecting the Dots: Michael Moore, White Nationalism & the Multiracial Left"

R.I.P. Marlon "Bud" Brando (tags)

R.I.P. Marlon "Bud" Brandon. A great American actor and activist. Brando had a passionate committment to many social and civil rights issues such Native American causes, the Black Panther Party, and the plight of Soviet Jews. People of his ilk are truly rare today in so-called popular culture. He will be greatly missed.

Resurgent America: Crimes and Times of Reagan (tags)

Ronald Reagan--the U.S. president from 1981 to 1989--relentlessly drove this planet to the very brink of nuclear world war--while preaching, with a fundamentalist fervor, that a nuclear Armageddon was "winnable." Now Reagan has finally died. And this empire, its leaders and its utterly shameless media are all honoring this monster. This myth-making, this utter reversal of right and wrong, says a lot about them and their system. And it says a lot about this moment in history--when American is in a midst of a new aggressive global offensive.

Bush, Rumsfeld confronted in U.S., Europe, Asia (tags)

The first week of June was not a good time to be George W. Bush or Donald Rumsfeld.

Bored With Third Party Politics (tags)

Where Our Focus Should Lie

Insurgent Ideas (tags)

Federal, state, and private security forces converged to police not actions but ideas at the Student Animal Rights Organization (SARO) conference on animal liberation, which included the first ever academic symposium on the Animal Liberation Front (ALF).

Safiya Bukhari, 1950-2003 (tags)

There wasn't anything on the site about Safiya Bukhari, noted prison abolition activist, who passed away recently. She's someone to honor, so, here it is. Follow the link for a good page about her.

Building Bridges presents Lennox Hinds’ Indictment of George Bush (tags)

Building Briges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute Radio program. To Listen click on Indymedia link.

Anti Defamation League (ADL) #7 (tags)

Freedom of Information Act records show that the ADL played a major role in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s co/intell/pro racial matters' and white hate groups' operations targeting the civil rights movement as well as its opponents.

If You Don't Want War: Why Don't You? (tags)

Scrawled on cardboard stuck to the telephone pole it said: "Fuck Bush!" ... that day in April when the US announced there would be no 2nd UN resolution on Iraq. The First Picture is Bush hiding you from me with his crimesof war. Or who is hiding who?

Why Being Anti-War Means Being Anti-Imperialist By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

It isn't enough to simply say, "Bring the Troops Home", as some have said. For to do so only means, 'bring them home today, to unleash them on some other unsuspecting people tomorrow.'

Yuri Kochiyama (tags)

On War, Imperialism, Osama bin Laden, And Black-Asian Politics

40 YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

It's been 40 long years since the much-heralded "March on Washington." Almost 1/2 a century -- and what is our condition today?

URGENT: MUMIA NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW! (tags)

Mumia Abu-Jamal in bad health.

An Interview with Ernesto Aguilar of the Anarchist People of Color (APOC) (tags)

"....Who were the founders of the APOC? When was it started?"

The Twilight of Vanguardism (tags)

Revolutionary thinkers have been saying that the age of vanguardism is over for most of a century now. Outside of a handful of tiny sectarian groups, it's almost impossible to find a radical intellectuals seriously believe that their role should be to determine the correct historical analysis of the world situation, so as to lead the masses along in the one true revolutionary direction.

SIMONE! By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

"She sang songs with bite, and grit, and pride and longing... and rage. Deep, down, boneset rage, at how cheaply life was lived for Africans in America. "

Mumia’s Life Is Not Safe! (tags)

Racist Governor Ed Randell Promises The Execution Of Mumia Abu-Jamal

The State Sabotages Social Change Initiatives: History (tags)

Since COINTELPRO was used mainly against the progressive movements of the 1960s, its impact can be grasped only in the context of the momentous social upheaval which shook the country during those years. All across the United States, Black communities came alive with renewed political struggle. Most major cities experienced sustained, disciplined Black protest and massive ghetto uprisings. Black activists galvanized multi-racial rebellion among GIs, welfare mothers, students, and prisoners.

Mumia on Jamil al-Amin ( join the fight to free Jamil al-Amin) (tags)

This is a statement by Mumia on Jamil al-Amin. Jamil is the former civil rights leader H. Rap Brown who after converting to Islam, became a Muslim leader and powerful figure. He is serving a life sentence for a wrongful conviction.

The Latest New "War on Terrorism" (tags)

The declaration of the Bush administration to wage open-ended "war" against international terrorism will have definite implications for dissent at home. They estimate the campaign will last five to ten years.

CALL FOR AN INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE LONG BEACH/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ANARCHIST MOVEMEN (tags)

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***DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE FBI AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT*** (tags)

L.A. DOWNTOWN FEDERAL BUILDING Friday, June 28 @ 4 PM FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 213.487.2368

Hip Hop Conference in Madison, Wisconsin (tags)

From Madison, Wisconsin

Elaine Brown (Black Panther Party Leader) is speaking tommorow at Cal State LA (tags)

Elaine Brown (Black Panther Party Leader) is speaking at Cal State LA tommorow

"Fight the Power, Build the Power" Tour hits Los Angeles in March (tags)

A national speaking tour addressing the fight against white supremacy hits Los Angeles this March.

Black Panther Party Cofounder Bobby Seale Relates Struggles of 1960s... (tags)

On June 20, Seale returned to New Haven, and spoke about the relationship between the radical politics of the 1960s and the rebirth of activism and today's growing worldwide movement for social justice(A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found At http://www.btlonline.org).

June 17th in Eugene, Oregon (tags)

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