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Behind Enemy Lines

Prisoner firefighters poisoned by Montecito mudslide – no forewarning

Feb 16, 2018

Incarcerated firefighters save bureaucrats in California millions of dollars every year by performing the various odd jobs that nobody else wants to do. On Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, two crews from Oak Glen Conservation Camp were sent to clean up the mudslides that wreaked havoc in the affluent neighborhoods of Montecito. Inmate crews were not forewarned of any hazards posed by the mud as they were deployed for one week.

Fake flu quarantine equals real lockdown in Michigan prisons

Feb 15, 2018

Prisoners on the west side of Chippewa Correctional Facility at Kincheloe, Michigan, have been locked down since Jan. 30, 2018 – eight men crammed into cubicles designed for four, in old, mold-infested cattle barns containing approximately 320 men each, sick and healthy alike – under the guise of a “quarantine” for the influenza virus epidemic that has spread throughout North America and the world.

Shaka Shakur: Help resuscitate justice in Sullivan County

Feb 13, 2018

Usually Feb. 21 is a day of remembrance and reflection for me as it represents the anniversary of the day Brother El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz aka Malcolm X was assassinated by agents of the U.S. government and its counter-intelligence program, COINTELPRO. Well, this Feb. 21, 2018, I’m having to focus on and prepare for a different type of assassination, a different type of murder, but still a lynching nevertheless. The only difference is it’s in a U.S. kourt* of law.

General TACO, embrace accountability for the good of the Black Riders

Feb 10, 2018

Comrade TACO, I have been one of your most avid supporters within my organization. But I can no longer associate with you or remain silent. I am asking that you embrace accountability for the good of the Black Riders. To me, accountability means being responsible to myself for my choices and for the consequences of my choices. For me, accountability is an internal skill, not an external process. TACO, nobody can force you to be accountable. And lastly, I will tell you that accountability is a rigorous and difficult process.

Free innocent Leonard Peltier! On his 43rd year in prison, he yearns to hug his grandchildren

Feb 6, 2018

I am overwhelmed that today, Feb. 6, is the start of my 43rd year in prison. I have had such high hopes over the years that I might be getting out and returning to my family in North Dakota. And yet here I am in 2018 still struggling for my FREEDOM at 73. I do not think I have another 10 years, and what I do have I would like to spend with my family. Nothing would bring me more happiness than being able to hug my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

End the isolation of Jamil Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown)
Criminalizing ‘Panther Love’ and the New Wave COINTELPRO tactics in Texas prisons
Seeing the problem, being the solution, making the sacrifice
Again and again
Dr. Belay Reddick hosts spoken word event
Behind enemy lines: News briefs
Kwame Shakur brutally assaulted by guards at Pendleton Correctional Facility, Indiana
In Florida prisons, will so-called street thugs find the courage to confront corporate thugs?
Black and white: The people who run America separate us for their benefit
DeWayne Ewing and the abomination of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act
Confessed killer strangles cellmate to death – Texas prison staff tries to shirk liability
TDCJ’s ad-seg program is for profit not for rehabilitation: From sensory deprivation to sensory overload – and back
Florida warden retaliates for article publicizing prison abuses, slave labor and prisoner protest
LAPD’s 43-year vendetta for death of off-duty deputy sheriff
Redistributing the pain 2018: Shut ‘em down!

News & Views

The Kenesha Jackson story: Holding judges accountable in the age of accountability

Feb 24, 2018

Kenesha Jackson was murdered Nov. 23, 2016, in her apartment while her children were present. Everett Highbaugh, the father of her children, is scheduled to stand trial for her murder. On Aug. 9, 2016, Kenesha asked Judge Garry Ichikawa for a domestic violence restraining order against Mr. Highbaugh. According to Kenesha’s handwritten complaint, Mr. Highbaugh was terrorizing Kenesha. On Sept. 23, 2016, Judge Ichikawa denied her request, in full. Who is responsible for the murder of Kenesha Jackson?

Statement of the Libyan National Popular Movement on the Seventh Anniversary of the February Conspiracy

Feb 23, 2018

Today comes the seventh year of the international conspiracy, in which obscurantist forces and Libyan agents participated in the war against Libya and its safe people, where innocent people were hurled to take part through the launching of false slogans by a media campaign carried out by excessive regional and international mass media machines. It is a conspiracy that was finally accomplished by eight months of a prolonged heavy military action that the NATO had carried out since the Second World War, resulting in the destruction of the total civilian and military infrastructure of the country.

As San Francisco mayor, London will share power with the poor

Feb 23, 2018

One of the seven deadly social sins, recited first by Anglican priest Frederick Lewis Donaldson in 1925 and later by Mahatma Gandhi, is “politics without principle.” That may be the nicest way to describe the injustice that led to London Breed’s ousting as San Francisco’s first Black woman mayor. Breed is a champion of homeless rights, affordable housing and advocacy for dreamers, the candidate with the courage to do the right thing, who is not intimidated by any forces, no matter how powerful.

‘Black Panther’: The masking of Oakland’s Panthers

Feb 21, 2018

Coogler’s “Panther” has a terrible counter-revolutionary message. It’s overall politic message tells you that since you cannot be the Black Panther character, king of Wakanda, you can be a CIA agent like T’Challa’s right hand man. But before I get into that, let me tell y’all what I think is great about this box office record breaking Disney-Marvel film. The cinematography is phenomenal. The costumes and the colors are on another level. The sets are beautiful.

Parkland: If ‘Don’t-mention-his-name’ were Black

Feb 19, 2018

I cannot imagine that if DMHN, of Parkland, Florida, were Black, that he would not have been captured and controlled by some aspect of law enforcement. The unfortunate and overplayed fear of Black students misbehaving has been very much on display in the media with various police student classroom encounters available for all to see. I cannot imagine any Black or Muslim of any age, under the kind of FBI scrutiny we now know happened with DMHN, who would not have been contained, blamed or framed by security and intelligence forces in this country.

Kicking off San Francisco’s Black History Month, Board President London Breed proclaims, ‘I am nobody’s slave!’
I am the ‘homeless problem’: The case for the Homeless4Mayor Campaign in San Francisco
San Francisco’s largest redevelopment project a toxic mix of environmental racism, gentrification
Democrats and Republicans pass budget to prepare US for war
America, Uganda and the War on Terror – a book review
Regarding the 2005 photo of Farrakhan and Obama: A gentle scolding of a dear ally
Black History Month – or thanking the slaves for making America great?
Supervisors President London Breed joins city leaders in announcing first-in-the-nation legislation eliminating criminal justice fees in San Francisco
Pregnant prisoners recount horrific jail conditions at Santa Rita in federal lawsuit
The Bay View is the people’s microphone, the people’s paper
Andre Jacobs calls out celebrities: The Bay View is the realest, rawest, richest paper of all; don’t let it go broke!
Surviving the bomb
A historical perspective on the contemporary racial divide
Showdown! Radiological data fraud at Hunters Point Shipyard 2018
Women’s March on the Pentagon: Confronting the bipartisan war machine

Culture Currents

Upcoming Events

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February 25, 2018
SF State leaders visit local churches on Super Sunday for 13th year 8:00 am Providence Baptist, 1601 McKinnon; Third Baptist, 1399 McAllister; Ingleside Presbyterian, 1345 Ocean, San Francisco <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, ... more>>
February 25, 2018
UUSF Breakfast Forum: “No Eviction Without Representation” 9:30 am First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco (MLK Room) 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 <span></span>Hear directly from the organizers of "No Eviction ... more>>
February 25, 2018
1st Annual Two Day Black Wall Street Renaissance Fair (Feb 24 & 25) 10:00 am OurTV 7801 Edgewater Dr, Oakland, CA 94621 <span> Honoring Black Business during Black History Month<br><br>... more>>
February 25, 2018
Voices from the Inside: Focus on Our State Prisons 11:45 am First Congregational Church of Berkeley (Loper Chapel) 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 Dan Siegel, Oakland-based labor and employment lawyer active in civil ... more>>
February 25, 2018
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in the Neighborhood: Fun Day in the #Bayview Free Family Arts + Crafts 2:00 pm 4720 3rd St., between Newcomb and Oakdale, Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco TODAY! and Every Sunday Will Be Fun Day in the #... more>>
February 25, 2018
Black Dolls 4 African Children Event 3:00 pm McClymonds High School (Alternatives in Action Building) 2607 Myrtle St. Oakland, CA 94607 <br>Seeing Me and Finding Me in the Motherland.<br>... more>>
February 26, 2018
100'S RALLY at SF CITY HALL as SUPREME COURT HEARS ORAL ARGUMENTS regarding RIGHT TO UNIONIZE 12:00 pm Steps of San Francisco City Hall 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102 “Rise Up Day of Action” Rally to protest the effort ... more>>
February 26, 2018
Planning Mtg: SF Bay Area Against the U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad 7:00 pm Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609 Seventy-five determined activists from nearly every Bay Area county attended ... more>>

‘Black Panther’ inspires pride in Africa and being African

Feb 24, 2018

The most revolutionary aspect of the film “Black Panther” is the mere fact that it showcases the beauty, history, relevance and capability of being simply Black and proud. I relate this strongly with the stigma many Black Americans have towards Africa, mainly visible in the lack of interest in visiting the vast continent of 54 countries. Moreover, the plague of insecurity that rests in Black people with their appearance and desire to look more European.

The Parkland Arcane

Feb 24, 2018

Guns and money, — Guns and money. — This isn’t about — Dempsey & Tunney. — It’s about the religion — of the very unfunny — United States and the — 17 dead in Parkland — at the hands of Santa — Cross* with that metallic — white supremacist look, — Saint Nikolas Cruz, who — hates Jews, Blacks, and — announced himself as — a future school shooter —
even before he pulled — the trigger, (go figger, — niggas and kikes), — it’s all about stukas, — lugers and dykes;

Black children have the right to be children

Feb 21, 2018

Historically, Black children have been exposed to a racist system, which not only exposes them to unspeakable violence, but also criminalization. In 2018, Black children still need protection. Through the life of Trayvon Martin and others, community members and organizers are standing up for the basic rights of Black children to ensure they make it through each phase of their childhood – and exercise their right to be children.

Gentrification = genocide!

Feb 20, 2018

Land and housing is a humane right for All; not a privilege and a way to reap more profits for the monied interests! As WE see it, these latest efforts to “re-develop” and “gentrify” our cities – from San Francisco to Oakland, Harlem to Chicago and beyond – are a continuation of the centuries-long horrific wars of mass genocide perpetrated by European capitalism, European (white) nationalism and the false doctrines of European (white) “superiority” and racist terrorism.

So … Marvel finally made ya’ll love Africa?

Feb 12, 2018

Shanequa Jenkins never wanted nothin’ to do with Africa. When her roommates would demand that she turn off “Love and Hip Hop” so they could watch “Hidden Colors,” she would just storm out the room calling them “Hotep Hoes” under her breath. So, it shocked her roomies when two hours before the “Black Panther” premier she was waiting at the front door in a brand new dashiki with matching Red Bottoms and Coach Bag yellin’, “Y’all ain’t ready to go, yet!?”

‘Black Panther’ stars and creators challenge negative African stereotypes
Benefits for the Bay View: Performances of ‘Solitary Man’ Feb. 10 & 14
I Sing the Song of the Black Man
‘Black Magic Women’
Black bobsled battle for Olympic Gold
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