Education

Mumia Abu-Jamal Granted New Appeal Rights!

Long time political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal, just might be one step closer to finally winning his freedom after decades of imprisonment due to being wrongfully convicted for murdering a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. With the moral backing of millions of supporters around the world, he has been battling the powerful prison industry deceptively disguised […]

Power Is Not A Thought, It’s An Action

So don’t think about it, take it… We are taught, in theory, in lessons of morality, that justice always prevails. We are taught that she/he who upholds concepts such as compassion, integrity and justice will always “win” in the end. (We’re morbidly obsessed with “winning” everything in our winner-take-all, lottery mentality version of a society.) […]

Richie Havens – On The Turning Away

  Richie Havens was a rare talent – as a singer, a guitarist, a songwriter, an artist, a poet, an actor, and especially, as a person. Instead of living “the good life” by taking advantage of celebrity worship and soulless endorsement of anything anyone’s willing to sell, he was a passionate, pro-peace activist. He educated […]

‘Intoxicating Freedom, Gripping Fear’: Mumia Abu-Jamal On Life As a Black Panther

A brilliant, eloquent, thoughtful man like Mumia Abu-Jamal languishes on death row while a racist, narcissistic sexual predator/economic terrorist resides in the White House corrupting what’s left of a crumbling democracy, furthering the insidious agendas of corporate control and white supremacy, increasing destruction of the environment, creating international tensions that could lead to war, dividing […]

Kevin “Rashid” Johnson is Back at Red Onion — and In Solitary

It Feels Like Being on Death Row

This is an extremely disturbing issue that needs to be addressed forcefully and immediately. It gets plenty of media attention – though mostly as morbid fascination for some (those who are safely removed from the danger of police violence) and a reason to be outraged for others (those who indulge in taking the moral high […]

The World Is Watching

Photo credit: MOHAMMED ABED/AFP   Fifty eight Palestinians were brutally murdered by the Israeli war machine this past Monday, May 14th. This was, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, “the bloodiest day of the protests by far, as Israeli security officials had predicted.” Hmmm, as Israeli “security” officials predicted. Did they see the potential for extreme […]