An event tomorrow welcomes your involvement for political prisoners: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 7:00pm – 9:00pm SHARP! The Guillermo Morales- Assata Shakur Center @ City College Of New York NAC – Building: Room 3-201 W.138th Street (Bet. Amsterdam & Convent Avenues) Info. Contact- Bro. Shep: (212) 650-5008 or Panthershepcat@aol.com August Dinner Schedule (Doors Open At [...]
Archive for July, 2012
The International Campaign to Release Russell Maroon Shoatz, in conjunction with Resistance in Brooklyn and Scientific Soul Sessions, urge everyone who possibly can to attend this extremely important hearing on Tuesday, September 18 at 2 PM, in Philadelphia. (This is a postponed date from the original one of July 17.) Shoatz, a 68-year-old Black political prisoner [...]
It is a great honour and privilege for me to be invited to deliver this lecture in the Ralph Miliband series on the future of the Left. Ralph Miliband was not just an outstanding social scientist and innovative Marxist thinker, but also a beacon to progressive people across the world. For many of us, including [...]
There will be a panel entitled Women Political Prisoners, Repression and Resisting the Prison Industrial Complex on Tuesday, August 7 at 7 p.m. at the MacNabb Community Centre, 180 Percy St. in Ottawa. Speakers will include Ann Hansen, Amanda Hiscocks and others to be announced. This panel will focus on the experiences of these women [...]
(Dis) Connection was “a networking journal for radical collectives and infoshops.” (Emphasis in the original.) The second issue was written by Chicagoans, and was largely about the A-Zone. The words “Left Bank donated $50.00 to assist in our goal of one Uzi per A-Zone member” on the inside cover of the November ’94 issue instantly sparked [...]
Organizers of the upcoming Save Our Schools (SOS) “Peoples Education Convention” today unveiled the list of featured speakers for their August 3 – 5, 2012 event at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, D.C. event. Keynoters include author Jonathan Kozol, MacArthur “genius” award winner Deborah Meier, civil rights attorneys Shanta Driver and Rose Sanders, and early childhood expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige. Jonathan Kozol is a oft-honored author and [...]
On July 24th, 2012, The We Can End AIDS Mobilization for Economic Justice and Human Rights will happen in Washington, DC during the International AIDS Conference. Over 30,000 people from across the USA and the world will march together to illuminate the social and economic costs of putting profit in front of the resources, rights, and [...]
USLAW is holding a reception fundraiser at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Union Square, San Francisco on the eve of the California Federation of Labor’s Biennial Convention Monday, July 23, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. At this event, we will honor Michael Eisenscher, National Coordinator of USLAW. Michael has spent a half [...]
Every 36 hours in the United States one Black woman, man or child is killed by police, and by a smaller number of security guards and self-appointed vigilantes.
Chances are you are not a white man if you are reading this or taking it seriously. However, we encourage you to take it upon yourself to compel at least one abusive white activist man you know to read this. You know who he is /they are. Take this as a challenge, but if you [...]
Precious Knowledge portrays one of the final years of the highly successful but controversial Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School. The program was a national model of educational success — 93 percent of its enrolled students graduating from high school and 85 percent going on to attend college, bucking a statewide trend that [...]
POCO! PODCAST: Former NSA Analyst Speaks On Being Convicted Of Violating The Espionage Act of 1917 & PM Press Founder On Occupy Wallstreet!
Zari Sundiata interviews former NSA Analyst Ken Ford, about his conviction of violating The Espionage Act of 1917; and The Ikonoklast interviews PM Press founder Ramsey Kanaan.
On June 27, 2012, the Queen of England shook hands with the former Commander of the Irish Republican Army, Martin McGuinness. Martin McGuinness was alleged to have been in command of the IRA when an IRA unit killed Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, Earl Mountbatten. The armed struggle of the IRA against British colonial rule in Northern [...]
As you may already know, I have a pending case in Manhattan Criminal Court resulting from a bogus stop & frisk by the NYPD from December, 2011. I can unequivocally state that this stop and arrest was in retaliation for my work as a Citizen Reporter aggressively covering police/community relationships in the Harlem community. (To [...]
In just two short months, thousands will fill the streets of Charlotte for the March on Wall Street South. There are many different struggles and issues that will bring people to this demonstration, but we will all march together united. We are tired of the injustices being committed against our communities, fed up with the [...]
Last week, I was privileged to organize an event for a project that I am affiliated with called Girl Talk. As part of the event, my friend, the brilliantDr. Beth Richie spoke about her new book “Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation.” I can’t recommend the book any more highly. Beth suggested on Thursday [...]
Yesterday Robert Turner published an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “The Myth of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings” that argues that Jefferson did not, in fact, rape Hemings and father any of her children. He argues that Hemings descendants refer to Jefferson as an “Uncle” and not as a father, that Jefferson’s younger brother [...]
We are friends and family members of the “Cleveland 5,” the five young men from Cleveland who stand accused of trying to demolish a bridge, two of whom (Brandon Baxter and Connor Stevens) were regularly active with Cleveland Food Not Bombs. For this reason and because there seems to exist a pattern of the FBI [...]
Katsiaficas starts off this work with a preface that both explains his political background and personal experiences and interest in Korea. It annoyed me a bit, especially when he wrote “My overwhelming sense is that Korea is simultaneously the most civil society I have ever experienced and the most Americanized Asian country I have ever [...]
On July 6, the Florida prosecutor sent to the Miami court his opposition to the motion presented by attorney Martin Garbus, representing Gerardo Hernández Nodelo, in which he asked for an oral hearing and delivery of additional evidence by the government which would permit deepening the issue of the journalists who were paid with Federal [...]