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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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Behind Enemy Lines

Stories from the prison industrial complex.

All Power to the People!

The SF Bay View has served as a vehicle that forces from various walks of life have utilized to provide information about their respective politics, campaigns, events etc. In particular, the POCC's One Prisoner One Contact Campaign shall definitely be affected: a campaign that assesses and stresses the importance of maintaining communication and contact with those who are held captive behind enemy lines with those who are in the outside communities.

Aaron Patterson’s torturer Jon Burge arrested

Political prisoner Aaron Patterson was tortured by Chicago police and brought up on trumped up charges originally in 1986, when he was framed for a double homicide. In 2003, Gov. Ryan of Illinois acknowledged the torturing tactics of the Chicago Police Department under the leadership of Lt. Jon Burge and tenure of then prosecutor and now Mayor Richard M. Daley.

SF County Jail’s cruel and unusual punishment of Herman Bell of the San Francisco...

Herman Bell arrived from New York in late May 2007 to face this extremely unjust prosecution of eight former Black Panthers and community activists. Confinement in the San Francisco County Jail has been devastating to what little quality of life Herman and Jalil Muntaqim have experienced in New York prisons for three decades.

Free Troy Davis!

On Oct. 14, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the death-row case of Troy Anthony Davis, putting him on the fast track to be murdered by the state of Georgia for the murder of a Savannah police officer in 1989. But on Friday, Oct. 24, in his third 11th-hour reprieve, the federal appeals court in Atlanta granted a stay so Troy's lawyers can file claims of his innocence. Block Report Radio speaks with Troy's sister Martina Davis about his case.

Imprisoned Rev. Pinkney runs for U.S. Congress

Due to the great outpouring of support in Michigan, Rev. Edward Pinkney has become the Green Party candidate in the 6th District Congressional race. He is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, a political heir to Whirlpool Corp.-Harbor Shores Community Redevelopment Inc.

Three men crammed into a 6×12 cell

by Rashad Price The struggle in Georgia against capitalist motivated "cramming" is a protracted battle. Here at Dooly State Prison and many other camps like it are modern day plantations forcing prisoners into 6-by-12 cells,...

Can’t vote because you’re in jail? Yes you can!

On a cloudy Saturday morning in August, the sidewalk outside Glenn E. Dyer Jail in Oakland seems an odd site for a voter registration drive – but organizers are targeting an atypical audience: inmates and those visiting them.

Mumia speaks to the youth

I was honored to be able to interview political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal and soak up some of his knowledge. In this interview we will discuss issues involving the foster care system, gang injunctions and the incarceration of young people.

Third Circuit denies Mumia a rehearing

Power to the people. Free ‘em all.

The New Jersey 4: Correcting the injustice

by Quandra Chaffers On Tuesday night, June 24, a small room inside the Women's Building of the Mission District filled with people who gathered to rally for the victims of a homophobic hate crime. They...

Another world is possible: Boots of the Coup interviews Mumia Abu Jamal

"There is a very thin line between those of us who are political and those of us who are not ... that is why I say that there are millions of Malcolms. They just don’t know it yet."

My husband, the Rev. Edward Pinkney, is still sitting in the Berrien County Jail

Rev. Pinkney is a victim of a frame-up by Berrien County Court and Sheriff Department, which has a national reputation for police brutality and racism.

‘Give us our mail!’

The San Quentin Death Row inmates have filed a complaint. Their goal is a settled and dependable mail handling standard that enables them to stay in touch with their family and friends. We fully support them.

My dear father, Mumia Abu-Jamal, needs to be exonerated NOW!

HE DID NOT DO THIS CRIME. ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY! FREE MUMIA NOW!

Let’s talk dollars and sense

Now it is time to learn a little something about “stacking,” “flipping” and “buying assets.”

Food Wars

The logic of the market leads to mass starvation.

Rally at Chowchilla women’s prisons demands change

Hidden among the almond groves outside of Chowchilla, California, lies the largest women’s prison complex in the world, Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) and Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW), where an estimated 11,000 women are held behind bars. “Conditions are horrible,” said Mary Van Der Horst, a member of All of Us or None, a group of former prisoners organizing for civil and human rights. Van Der Horst said that there is not enough food and hygiene is poor at the two facilities.

Prison bill AB 900: a view from inside

California’s adoption of mandatory minimums, drive for three-strikes laws and participation in the nationwide “War on Drugs” campaign of the 1980s has created a burgeoning prison system fractured along racial, humanitarian and economic lines.