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Monday, September 27, 2021
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Behind Enemy Lines

Behind Enemy Lines

Writings and investigations from our Brothers and Sisters behind bars.

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.

Veronza Bowers, political prisoner and healer: Making the wounded whole

Formerly incarcerated Pancho was shocked at Veronza Bowers’ still being caged in the prison system 30 years after he himself was healed to walk again by the healing energy of Veronza and his shakuhachi.

The birth, meaning and practice of Black August

Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson welcomes Black August in tribute, recognition, fortification, consciousness-building and inspiration, embracing community socialist values of mutual aid and support.

The savagery of Life Without Parole (LWOP) sentencing

Michael Dorrough describes the path for legislators to create humane prison sentencing, tools for rehabilitation and justice-based administration of incarceration.

Agreement to End Hostilities

The Agreement to End Hostilities, envisioned and written by the Best of the Best, is perhaps the most powerful document to be created in the past 50 years, a testament to the power of unity, and today a Blueprint for the possibilities for humanity globally.