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Behind Enemy Lines

Stories from the prison industrial complex.

Include LWOP (Life Without Parole) in California resentencing regulations – hearing Sept. 4

Advocates, including LWOP prisoner family members, friends and lawyers seeking to end this cruel sentence will speak publicly at the C-ROB (California Rehabilitation Oversight Board)meeting in Sacramento this Wednesday, urging CDCR Secretary Diaz to allow people serving LWOP to be eligible for this process.

Court rally Sept. 13: Prevent the public lynching of Vaughn 17 heroes who ‘laid...

Jarreau Ayers and Dwayne Staats, already incarcerated under the hopeless sentence of life without parole, took it upon themselves to admit to involvement to prevent the rest of their comrades being found unjustifiably guilty, which led to success – not guilty verdicts or their charges being dropped.

Forever free!

Romello writes: “I need y’all help! I miss my child! My daughter needs me.” Please contact the federal prosecutors in Houston today; persuade them to drop the charges. And urge your friends on social media to do the same. Bring Romello home to little Hazel!

Please support the 2019 Unheard Voices Education Fund Drive

Sisters and Brothers, there is nothing more important to me than the children! Nurturing and educating our children is one of the most important things that we can do.

A Black Panther barbecue: Serving the people on Juneteenth

For Juneteenth 2019 the New Afrikan Black Panther Party and its mass organization, the United Panther Movement, organized a People’s Barbecue at Westside Park in Newark, N.J., where the NABPP is headquartered.

Hunger strike declared in Indiana’s worst torture chamber – call now!

In the Wabash SHU, the most extreme lockdown unit in Indiana, starved prisoners demand access to commissary.

People’s Power stops a modern-day lynching

A massive phone protest by people from around the world and calls for direct protests forced the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to back down from carrying out the state’s latest attempt to kill MOVE 9 member Delbert Orr Africa.

Black August Resolution

Since Aug. 20, 1619, with the arrival of the first documented slaves planting their feet on the soil of American land, Black resistance has been an important aspect of what it means to survive while Black in America.

A modest proposal for the abolition of slavery in America in the 21st century

We declare all elections not based upon full universal suffrage to be invalid and powers not derived from the consent of the governed to be usurpations.

We still ain’t free!

I want all of you to understand that as soon as a prisoner is released from prison or jail, she or he is expected to find a job and pay taxes. So, with this in mind, why in the hell can’t all states restore our right to vote?

Sweet land of liberty

Let’s build that culture bridge, build that culture bridge, build that culture bridge.

Artist Tom Manning is gone, freedom fighter for Blacks, Natives, workers and all oppressed...

Class war prisoner, freedom fighter, man of the people, man for the people, long held political prisoner Thomas William Manning died on July 30 of a heart issue at the federal penitentiary in Hazelton, Kentucky.

‘Pantherism is for everyone!’

We’re either for the total freedom of humanity, or we’re for the continuation of the division of humanity that we have today. We are for total freedom – the New African Black Panther Party is for the complete and total liberation of all humanity.

Free South Carolina Movement commemorates Black August and exposes deplorable prison conditions

“For we are our own liberators; to expect that someone will take full responsibility for our own freedom is suicide!” – George Jackson

Angola 10-2ers argue for retroactive application of new constitutional amendment requiring unanimous juries

Louisiana must be made to release the African Americans who have been irreparably harmed and dehumanized by officials who took oaths to protect them.

Malik has been granted parole!

It is with great joy that I announce my parole from Texas state prisons (TDCJ)!

Stop a modern day lynching: Don’t let Pennsylvania murder MOVE member Delbert Africa

Rally to expose the PLANNED MURDER of DELBERT AFRICA by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections on Friday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m., at Geisinger Hospital, 1000 East Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, Penn. 18711. If traveling from Philadelphia, meet at 6 a.m. at JFK Blvd and 30th Street for rides.

No Prison Fridays: Panthers organize shutdown of prison construction project

The persistent turnouts of people’s power community outrage each week compelled New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his attorney general to announce in early May that they had scrapped plans to build the youth prison at the planned site.

Black, Muslim, freedom fighter: Free Imam Jamil Al-Amin!

Atlanta’s CNN Center was the site of a rally July 26 for imprisoned freedom fighter Imam Jamil Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown.

Call immediately to save the life of Delbert Africa, last of the MOVE 9...

They could not kill Delbert Aug. 8, 1978, after the brutal beating they gave him and now they want to finish the job before he can come home on parole.

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Moms 4 Housing: Un-Wedgewooding the world must be led by Mama...

Moms 4 Housing and all the beautiful people who stood together with the Moms are sheroes and heroes who manifested something capitalism tries very hard to kill: People Power. But they also manifested MAMA POWER, which, like all of us mamaz and daughters know, can take down a developer or real estate snake any day.

California prisoners call for end to machismo and femicide in Mexico

https://youtu.be/UB69VbhxmUk VICE News investigates the murder of women in Mexico and meets relatives of the...

Stress busters for working parents

Working parents, among others, may find themselves increasingly short-tempered, anxious or depressed as a result of stress at work. This may be especially hard if you’re parenting with ACEs – that is, if you’re dealing with unresolved trauma from your own childhood.

Jailhouse Lawyers Speak invites more prisoners to apply for membership in...

Jailhouse Lawyers Speak is a national collective of imprisoned persons who fight for human rights by providing other prisoners with access to legal education, resources and assistance. You can join our struggle today!

Our 2020 Vision: Make Africa Great Again

Afrika is our Black Power Base. Our life force. Our African Sun. Where is your home base, Black man? It’s Africa.