Friday, October 22, 2021
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Behind Enemy Lines

Behind Enemy Lines

Writings and investigations from our Brothers and Sisters behind bars.

Why Black Brothas shouldn’t call themselves the n-word (nigga)!

Here with clarity and conviction are the reasons why writer Oba Lee Frelimo finds calling ourselves or anyone ‘nigga’ is the foulest disrespect.

Liberate the Caged Voices: The rose began to grow from concrete

In this second part of Nube’s interview with Minister King X we learn how he found his own way through his unfolding Artivism to using art to bring the message in the struggle for true freedom.

Imprisoned in ‘Sundown Towns’: The racial politics of my domestic exile

Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson’s illumination about the creation of race for the purpose of capitalism’s necessity to control the masses could not be more clear.

Pattern of practice – brutality, schemes and crimes against humanity since 1619

Mutope Duguma defines the path from 1619’s forced exportation of Afrikans through the 400-year evolving in the domestic colonized nation to New Afrikans in the protracted struggle of present day.

Guards steal from a California death row artist and he gets the hole

CDCr fine tunes and perpetuates slave holder, racist dehumanization culture in the spirit of Empire.

Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson: In answer to pig harassment, keep the heat on ‘em!

Bold, courageous and brilliant freedom fighter Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson finds the humor in the deadly chess game of holding pigs’ feet to the fire.

Urgent! Call the governor! Jalil Muntaqim demands the immediate transfer of Kevin Rashid Johnson...

Jalil Muntaqim’s URGENT appeal to call Ohio Gov. DeWine and demand Kevin Rashid Johnson’s immediate transfer out of Lucasville – notorious white supremacist Lucasville Prison hell-bent on murdering Kevin Rashid Johnson.

Liberate the Caged Voices

Editor Nube Brown’s interview illuminates shared humanity and how Artivists formerly incarcerated Minister King X and 26-years currently incarcerated Keelo G work together to win release for CA elder freedom fighters and political prisoners.

Extra-judicial killings, mass incarceration and government attacks on civilians: The elephant in the room

Herukhuti Sharif educates in depth how the colonizer design of the system, and collective socio-political illusions of the people, result in relentless harm and death to Black and vulnerable people.

Tribute to Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz

The hateful, racist inhumanity of our prison system delivered to political prisoners, to Elders like Russel ‘Maroon’ Shoatz, is criminal and none other than death sentence by proxy.

What to the Black third striker is your Parole Board hearing?! A warped call...

With a crystal clear lens, Ronnie Winn sorts out the mumbo jumbo of CDCR and Board of Parole language to expose the bottom line realities for indeterminately sentenced non-violent third-strikers in CA prisons.

The sport of abusing prisoners in Lucasville, Ohio: Like pulling wings off flies

Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson is ‘bent as ever on being that “asshole” who helps lift the veil’ on corruptions and tortures against Western slave society behind the walls of U.S. prisons.

The RIBPP & PSO’s Statement on Comrade Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson

Intentionally placing Comrade Kevin Rashid Johnson’s life in danger, state thugs of IDOC, ODRC, SOCF and accomplices are using all illegal means to block Mr. Johnson from all access to his rights as a prisoner and as a human being.

George Jackson, 50 years later

In this powerful writing of a revolutionary history, education as foundation becomes glaringly obvious and unequivocally key to achieving true freedom.

Black Texas prisoner gassed, brutalized in solitary confinement cell

Jason Renard Walker witnesses and speaks out about the beating of Marquis Kingbury, with humanitarian and defiant disregard for Sgt. Schwartz’s threat that he will beat Walker nearly to death just like Kingbury should he ignore the threat. 

Who’s making the rules? Time added to sentences for our brothers at the fire...

Slavery is alive and profitable as CDCr dangles sentence-reduction incentives to get agreements with prisoner fire-fighters to risk their lives and then shamefully breaks those agreements for a longer haul of cheap/free labor.

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.

Liberate the Caged Voices

Sixty-six year old prisoner, Ifoma Modibo Kambon, describes how state prison actors administer their insidious tactics to destroy prisoners' minds, bodies and spirits with torture of decades in solitary confinement and other sadistic implementations of dehumanization.

Free Uhuru! Supporters ask Gov. Northam to grant him clemency

Justice for Uhuru Coordinating Committee (JUCC) is ramping up efforts to free unjustly sentenced Uhuru Baraka Rowe, and take down Virginia’s Richmond Circuit Court Judge James B. Wilkinson for egregious judicial bias and racism in sentencing of Black people.

Hunger striking for true freedom – statement for a political musical

While the Historic Hunger Strikes brought joyous victory with the end of indeterminate solitary confinement, the struggle continues with most of the representative body, now Elders, still in prison, suffering ongoing retaliation by parole authorities.
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