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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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Behind Enemy Lines

Writings and investigations from our Brothers and Sisters behind bars.

Salute to Sitawa: ‘That Brotha still stands strong, unbroken!’

Ifoma Modibo Kambon pays tribute to Hunger Strikes’ unbroken lion, visionary and quintessential human, Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa.

Remembering the mighty hunger strikes: 10th anniversary salutations!

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.

No one wants to live under constant assaults on their 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.

Liberate the Caged Voices

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.

A light at the end of the tunnel for Kevin Cooper

With determination, commitment and love, Kevin Cooper continues to fight for exoneration and freedom from oppression for himself and all who suffer the pain of the whip.

Building a united front inside: Educate, agitate, organize!

Power to the people is in education, agitation, unification and organization, inside and outside, to build lives without oppression.

Interstate prison transfers as weapons of political repression: My nine years in domestic exile

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.

Scaling the walls: Contact visit with Mumia

Mumia Abu-Jamal acknowledges that he lives because the strength of love organized.

The struggle of our California Hunger Strike heroes is not over!

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.

Accountability and the immorality of qualified immunity

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.

Genocide at Lane Murray Unit in Texas

Lane Murray Unit in Texas tends its plantation of New Jim Crow with purpose.

A narrative of two American slaves

Slavery by any other name . . .

Meet a poor righteous teacher

The only justice to be found is organized, educated and self-determined from within all power to the people.

The show trial and verdict in the case of Derek Chauvin: Another page from...

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.

RACISM-1619; The real killer virus

Society, like every other organism, is equipped with what it needs to fight infection.

Ultimate injustice: The wrongful conviction of Donald Ray Young

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.

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s spiritual advisor confronts DA Krasner and the FOP

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.

California’s historic Hunger Strikers’ Jan. 14 letter to Gov. Newsom’s legal advisor Kelli Evans

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’s genocidal disregard for life-saving measures

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.