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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Behind Enemy Lines

Behind Enemy Lines

Stories from the prison industrial complex.

Protest KQED censorship of Mumia Abu-Jamal in new documentary ‘Philly D.A.’

Join the protest at KQED headquarters, Mission & Beale, San Francisco, tomorrow, Tuesday, April 20, 4:00 p.m. Free Mumia! Mumia Was Framed!

Pam Africa: As Mumia awaits heart surgery, We are issuing a challenge to CNN’s...

Pam Africa straight up challenges CNN’s Michael Smerconish to present the 2010 ballistics video on his show to CNN’s global audience and to then invite Philly’s DA Krasner to give his opinion about the legitimacy of Lindorff and Washington’s conclusion.

Mumia Abu-Jamal is scheduled for open-heart surgery

Racism remains the greatest medical threat to Mumia’s health. The only treatment for Mumia is freedom, for all political prisoners, and for all our elders in prisons!

Urgent call to action: Mumia Abu-Jamal (AM8335) to undergo heart surgery

URGENT Call to Action to support Mumia Abu-Jamal who is fighting for his life, as he undergoes heart surgery today while his wife, lifelong friends and supporters and millions of others around the globe pray for his survival and immediate release from the plantation.

Turning razor wire plantations into schools of liberation

The Minister of Justice of the Revolutionary Intercommunal Black Panther Party, its function explained and created to maintain and assure the struggle in the movement for liberation is well-oiled and moving with a united front.

Hero of the movement Romaine ‘Chip’ Fitzgerald bids farewell

The beauty of Romaine 'Chip' Fitzgerald is the essence of his humanity, transitioned to the realm of the Ancestors while leaving a rich legacy and clear message with us to fight the good fight knowing that the oppressors can neither jail nor shackle the spirit of liberation. Every day is a victory.

Krasner’s stance on Mumia won’t cost him re-election, but it will stain his reputation...

The struggle to save Mumia Abu-Jamal from death by COVID-19, death by egregious police and prosecutorial misconduct, death by empire over humanity, death by politics and self-service, death by lawlessness, is every day a victory for truth and humanity. Each new day shines brighter and the enemy is fully and undeniably exposed.

Prison leeches: Professionals who live off prisoners’ suffering

The Indiana Prison System is one example, and possibly the worst of the worst, of a culture of slave holder disdain for non-white humanity, criminal disregard for human rights and humanity itself, intentional abuse, harm and torture against caged and vulnerable human beings, and dare it be uttered – evil doing. It’s experiential, as Kevin “Rashid” Johnson shows us.

Advancing the cause of Prison Lives Matter 2021

Organizing and educating are key elements to any successful movement. Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, Minister of Defense with the Revolutionary Intercommunal Black Panther Party speaks succinctly about the necessity for revival of spirit and consciousness and inside-outside unity with mass organization – the essence of Prison Lives Matter in the move forward for liberation.

Chicano political prisoner Xinachtli calls on all freedom fighters, liberation-movement organizations to unite to...

Energy is building in this country and around the globe with revolutionary leaders like Political Prisoner Xinachtli, recently released Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim and Kwame Shakur organizing, educating and building the unified front with The People on the path to reparations, self-determination and freedom for all oppressed people.

Jailhouse Lawyers Speak: Get on board with Prison Lives Matter

Jailhouse Lawyers Speak and Prison Lives Matter utilize the strength in building the unified front for organization and education to get the necessary work done.

Mumia update: The new Krasner brief

In the urgent struggle by justice advocates, friends and family to free Mumia Abu-Jamal, another challenge exists in trying to determine why “progressive” DA Larry Krasner continues to defend Mumia’s conviction in the face of overwhelming evidence of his innocence, and abetting the apparent determined effort by the state to kill Mumia while he is held captive.

The Angola gulag

In this year 2021 the ghosts of the “Old South” reside undeniably at Angola’s plantation of yesteryear, the plantation modernized to the efficient capabilities of control and brutality for the 20th century in the attempt at keeping slavery and capitalism alive and well-oiled.

Afrikan, New Afrikan, Black humanity

The U.S., having signed and ratified numerous international agreements protecting human rights, persists in ignoring any responsibility for its crimes against humanity in its egregious persecution, subjugation and torture of Black, Brown, Indigenous and poor people in this country and beyond.

Vow of Silence

Imagine: 10,000 people protesting in silence. Consider a long moment; bring that possibility home and feel the power of it. Can protest actually be made louder by silence? Ronnie Lashan Winn uses silence to fight his fight for freedom. Conscious silence is not necessarily consent.

Statement for our Palestinian sisters and brothers!

“Freedom is a Constant Struggle” – Angela Y. Davis. We are reminded that the arms of the oppressors are long and many as racism and white supremacy murder our Black, Brown, Indigenous and poor here in the U.S., the Israeli government’s greed for land murders the people of Palestine, and Kevin Cooper calls for solidarity in the struggle with our oppressed brothers and sisters.

Come July, California will swap juvenile jails for reform-minded rehab centers

A system designed to incarcerate Black, Brown and poor people, including children, is in the midst of a first step towards change for caged children, which has been taken in dismantling the remaining three California youth prisons and relocating those approximately 750 youth to rehabilitation facilities. While some are hopeful, others like Jamilia Land of Abolish Slavery National Network are cautious.

The making of ‘Cold World’

Bay View writer Kwame “Beans” Shakur released the track “Cold World” in January 2021. Kwame is an amazing prison rights freedom fighter and organizer behind bars of the National Freedom Movement and the New Afrikan Black Panther Party – at only 29.

Pervis Payne remains on death row despite DNA evidence, new date for execution to...

To writer Sumiko Saulson, who still has their humanity intact, and to the Innocence Project, the story and path of Pervis Payne appears clear – he has been wrongly convicted and sentenced to be executed, although new DNA testing has not revealed his DNA on the weapon and he has intellectual disability. In the U.S. it is illegal for the state to execute Pervis under these conditions, but the state is going ahead anyway – because they want to, and who is going to stop them?

Not a privilege – just hell!

The other truth during the celebratory events of Women’s Herstory Month, are the stories like this one that describe the inhumane conditions women incarcerated in our prisons must suffer through living with physical and mental abuse including deliberate indifference of risk to life from uninhabitable “living” conditions. More community action to hold the prison industry profiteers accountable for crimes against humanity is critical.