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Abolition Now!

Writings and investigations from our siblings behind bars.

Dying for sunlight

Political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal shares some thoughts on the hunger strike at Pelican Bay State Prison and one of the strikers' demands: sunlight.

Liberate our tortured elders

Liberate the Caged Voices, a program of California Prison Focus, provides a platform to hear directly from our caged community members, their families and loved ones to foster engagement with the local community, while exposing the truth of the toxic conditions experienced by California’s incarcerated people and the impact on their families. Adding art and culture, the idea is to build awareness, solidarity and human relationship amongst community members on both sides of the wall and take collective action.

Free yourself into forgiveness

Britney Gulley eloquently describes the prison we each one of us inhabits to whatever degree we allow, as we alone and in community are the masters of the prison we choose to call home.

A people’s revolution: It’s time!

We understand the importance of unity and how our oppressors have played us against each other for far too long. We can probably never get rid of agents/snitches/pig informants but to awake and realize what George’s concept really was about, a people’s revolution. It’s time!

A key reparation to descendants of slaves wouldn’t cost a dime

There should be no talk of reparations in the United States unless it includes the ending of the historic and horrific crime against humanity: the death penalty.

Take me home

From the revolutionary heart comes the art for change. Ioki (Aoki) Pink Butler speaks her poem, written dedicated to the memories of Armias Ashegdon “Nipsey Hussle” and George Floyd.

I’m in my ‘Bay View mood’

My revolution begins by supporting the Bay View with a paid subscription, spreading the word about the Bay View newspaper and reading the Bay View!

Is there any way you can get closer to home? A letter from the...

Cries for help are continuous from prisoners barely surviving the prison conditions in California, and everywhere in the U.S., – filthy, inhumane, dangerous and shameful.

Free the Atenco 13!

As economies crumble around the globe, states are becoming increasingly repressive, especially against those who are its political opponents and resisters.

Mumia Abu-Jamal could face death any day now

“Resistance is growing – preparations are in progress,” Dr. Suzanne Ross, a clinical psychologist and co-chairperson of the Free Mumia/NY Coalition explained to The Final Call. Ms. Ross said she attended the emergency meeting at the Abiding Truth Ministries church in Philadelphia on Oct. 17, where plans were laid out for the upcoming campaign to get Mr. Abu-Jamal freed.

Against the odds, for a worthy cause

Embracing the journey to face his deepest fear, Antwann Johnson enters the realm of deep humanity.

Rattling the bars with Eddie Conway: Government targeting of Black activists reminiscent of COINTELPRO

In October 2017, a leaked memo entitled, “Black Identity Extremist Intelligent Assessment” revealed a government surveillance program targeting black activist liberation movements.

Asante! Free ‘em all! Pt. 2

By design, hypocrisy rules supreme[acy] of the united snakes of amerika.

San Francisco 8 preliminary hearing starts Monday, June 8

The case against the SF8 is a frame up based on torture-induced “confessions” and fabricated evidence. The same case was thrown out of court 30 years ago but was revived after 9/11 with money from Homeland Security. After two and a half long years, the preliminary hearing is finally starting on June 8 and is expected to last for three months. The hearing will determine whether or not the SF 8 will go to trial.

Unbroken – bury your fear!

Moved to our own educational critical thinking by Joe A’Jene Valentine’s critique of F.M. Shabazz’ story in SFBV’s May 2021 issue, another gift of shared humanity from the inside expands the view.

Ceasing to practice the gang lifestyle wasn’t enough

How to be the illuminated beacon of the seeds of a new social order.

The economics of a work stoppage

In that same spirit of stubborn resistance that the Occupy Movement is showing, we here in Pelican Bay State Prison who initiated a hunger strike were protesting the torturous and inhumane conditions of these isolation units in U.S. prisons. I want to stress that our struggle is not over – not by a long shot.

The WHY of the Prisoner Subscription Fund

Once you know, you can never not know the call to political activism, be it behind the wall or on the street.

With ‘judges’ like these …

In Pennsylvania's Luzerne County, two judges just pled guilty to a conspiracy to convict and sentence juveniles to a private prison, so that they could get kickbacks from the prison's builders and owners.

Struggling inch by inch to prove my innocence

California is going broke because crooks and corruption cannot properly run our government. In the last few years California prisons have been forced to lay off or retire over a thousand employees due to the budget problem.