“We’re Not All Here”: Why We Must Fight To Free Political Prisoners in 2022
As we enter 2022, many activists from BLM and other movements face years in prison. We must build a movement to demand their freedom, both to protect those specific people and to defend against state attacks on our movements in general.
Ezra BrainJanuary 2, 2022
Mumia Abu-Jamal Shackled to Hospital Bed after Heart Surgery
Mumia Abu-Jamal, a political prisoner and former Black Panther member who has been imprisoned for almost four decades, underwent successful heart surgery after being diagnosed with Covid-19 and congestive heart failure last month. Political prisoners like Mumia highlight the rotten nature of the racist, capitalist state and should be released immediately.
Maryam AlanizApril 22, 2021
Cops Shoot and Kill Imprisoned Man in Oklahoma County Jail
An Oklahoma jail was the scene of a brief uprising yesterday. Cops shot and killed a man protesting the inhumane conditions of his incarceration.
Michael KriegsmanMarch 28, 2021
No, Biden Hasn’t Ended the System of Corporate Profit From Prisons
Don't be fooled. Biden didn't end private prisons, nor did he end corporate profit from prisons.
Tatiana CozzarelliJanuary 27, 2021
“My Third Christmas under Lock and Key”: A Letter by Rosa Luxemburg
Below is a beautiful letter written by revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg from her prison cell in Breslau prison around Christmas 1917. Rosa writes to Sophie Liebknecht, wife of fellow German revolutionary Karl Liebknecht, and discusses her love for life despite spending her third Christmas imprisoned.
Rosa LuxemburgDecember 24, 2020
The Spirit of the Attica Rebellion Lives On
49 years have passed since the Attica uprising. Informed and inspired by the revolutionary spirit of the Black power movement those incarcerated at the Attica facility seized the prison with clear political demands. Though the movement was violently suppressed, it continues to inspire anti-racist and abolitionist movements today.
Carmin MaffeaSeptember 9, 2020