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 [...]
Tag Archives: political prisoners
This month’s political prisoner birthdays. Please write about our comrades. Gerardo Hernandez #58739-004 U.S.P. Victorville P.O. Box 5300 Adelanto, CA 92301 July 4, 1965 Gerardo Hernandez is one of the Cuban Five who are in U.S. prison, serving four life sentences and 75 years collectively, after being wrongly convicted. The Five were falsely accused by [...]
International Coalition to Free the Angola 3 Albert Woodfox Upcoming Court Date for Albert Woodfox On Tuesday, May 29th, Albert Woodfox will begin a 3 day hearing that may result in his conviction being overturned for a third time. Proceedings will begin at 9am in Courtroom 1 at the US District Court in Baton Rouge [...]
¡Libertad Para Oscar López Rivera! Free Oscar López Rivera! CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – Free Oscar López Rivera! That is the cry from supporters of the longest imprisoned freedom fighter for Puerto Rican independence. To make their point, friends and family of Mr. López Rivera along with community activists have sentenced themselves to “jail.” In a show [...]
Revolutionary greetings, dear comrades, friends and supporters. This is Robert Seth Hayes, a former member of the Black Panther Party and a Black Liberation Army combatant. Still incarcerated, yet still progressing, I am determined to have closure to an era of Civil Rights struggles. To those of you who have been partners in solidarity, I [...]
Robert Seth Hayes was arrested in 1973, after police opened fire on his apartment while he was home with his wife and children. This occurred as a result of the U.S. government’s illegal Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO), in a climate dominated by portrayals of black militants as murderers and cop-killers. Seth, a former member of the [...]
Rethinking The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, As A White Liberal Consumer Product!
Dr. Greg Thomas provides a much needed radical critique of Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow. . .
On April 24, 2012, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 58th birthday, we will gather at the Department of Justice in Washington D.C and amplify our formal request that Attorney General Eric Holder meet with a delegation to discuss police corruption and civil rights violations. Join Danny Glover, Frances Fox Piven, Norman Finkelstein, and M1 of Dead Prez and [...]
“When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.” –Ho Chi Minh The Internationalist Prison Books Collective (IPBC) puts together a poster every month with information about political prisoners (PPs) and prisoners of war (POWs) incarcerated in the United States, along with their addresses whose birthdays are that month. In April last year [...]
In my haste to criticize the traditional white left, I must always remember the white left who have taken the uncompromising stance of solidarity with the masses of colonized people around the world. Marilyn Buck was such a person who took that stance. She died on August 3, 2010 at the age of 62, after [...]