Ifoma Modibo Kambon pays tribute to Hunger Strikes’ unbroken lion, visionary and quintessential human, Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa.
Mutawally Joka Kambon shares his memories and honor of the 10th anniversary of the Prisoner Hunger Strikes that inspired a rejuvenated heartbeat in the struggle for humanity.
There is no choice when the life of humanity is the child you must protect, when you must fight back because it is the only choice.
Survival in the midst of historical and current long-term determined torture by prison guards against prisoners under the California Department of Corrections and rehabilitation is testament to the human spirit, and glaring evidence of our social decline as human beings to allow the existence of such atrocities.
Power to the people is in education, agitation, unification and organization, inside and outside, to build lives without oppression.
Determined not deterred, Kevin “Rashid” Johnson continues to be the brilliant flame of the candle on the cake that can’t be blown out.
California’s 2011-2013 Hunger Strikers ‘rocked the nation,’ but their Five Core Demands are still...
An update of this 10th anniversary of the California Prisoner Hunger Strikes from PHSS shows that the Five Core Demands are yet unmet by CDCr as prescribed by the Asker v. Governor of California settlement agreement thereby adding another year of court supervision.
The historical prisoner Hunger Strikes of 2011-2013 by agreement ended indefinite/indeterminate solitary confinement (SHU) mostly in name only as CDCr merely morphed the practice to sustain comparable affects on their captives.
How many times do you let the dog bite before you muzzle it? Public servants have been biting the people, and disproportionately Black, Brown and poor people, way beyond the buzzer. Organize to muzzle the biters.
Offering up one low-level pig, whose bad day at the office ignited a firestorm of mass rebellion … is just collateral damage, as far as the pigs are concerned, so long as the status quo is maintained.
Innocent, wrongfully convicted and purposefully sentenced to death at San Quentin, Donald Ray Young awaits his appeal currently pending in the Supreme Court of California, which can begin only after the trial record is certified as correct – by the trial court.
If Krasner does not challenge the FOP on Mumia Abu-Jamal, then he really has not challenged the FOP fundamentally. He may achieve some short-term gains for “progressive” prosecuting, and indeed he has, but he has not really challenged the police power of the state that wants to kill Mumia and defeat the revolutionary and more humane form of the state for which Mumia fights.
The four Prisoner Hunger Strike Movement representatives won their case against CDCR’s torturous solitary confinement only to have it replaced with Level 4 enhanced SHU and refusal of approved tablets during the pandemic.
CDCr effectively blocked SB 1419 to enable prisoners live organ donations saving lives of immediate family members, but prisoner Michael Flinner looks to build conversation and re-pilot the initiative.