Tag: Prison

The Demands of the Attica Uprising

The Attica Prison Uprising began on September 9, 1971 and put forward demands that are still relevant today.

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.

St. Louis Inmates Stage Uprising

Over 100 incarcerated people in a St. Louis jail rose up and fought back against the oppressive criminal justice system to protest unsafe conditions

“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.

California Parolees Win Right to Vote

Californians overwhelmingly voted to restore voting rights to citizens on parole, but the California prison system is still incredibly unjust.

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.

George Jackson: Black August Revolutionary

George Jackson was a Black man serving a one year to life sentence over a petty crime. During his time in prison, he began reading Marxist texts and became a radical communist prison organizer.

The Demands of the Attica Uprising

The Attica Prison Uprising began on September 9, 1971 and put forward demands that are still relevant today.

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.

St. Louis Inmates Stage Uprising

Over 100 incarcerated people in a St. Louis jail rose up and fought back against the oppressive criminal justice system to protest unsafe conditions

“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.

California Parolees Win Right to Vote

Californians overwhelmingly voted to restore voting rights to citizens on parole, but the California prison system is still incredibly unjust.

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.

George Jackson: Black August Revolutionary

George Jackson was a Black man serving a one year to life sentence over a petty crime. During his time in prison, he began reading Marxist texts and became a radical communist prison organizer.