Stop the McFarland GEO women’z prison!

Stop the McFarland GEO women’z prison!

Open letter by the undersigned prisoners

We the undersigned, incarcerated at Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) and the California Institution for Women (CIW), are outraged that CDCR has signed a contract with the GEO Group, the second largest private, for-profit prison corporation in the U.S. According to the contract, GEO will open a new women’s prison in McFarland, Calif., by fall of…

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Chess vs. checkerz

by Abdul Olugbala Shakur

Life is like a game of chess and checkers. Many of us play checkers. And many of us think we’re playing chess, but, in practice, we’re actually playing checkers. So it should be of no surprise to any of you when I say, most poor people play checkers, prisoners in particular.

“Words Are Effective II” – Art: Criss Garcia, J-93559, PBSP SHU C1-112, P.O. Box 7500, Crescent City CA 95532

Now what does this analogy im­ply? Most people make decisions in life without thinking ahead or…

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‘Mass Incarceration on Trial’

‘Mass Incarceration on Trial’

Review by Judith Tannenbaum

“Mass Incarceration on Trial,” by Jonathan Simon, professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, is a new book (from The New Press) that talks about mass incarceration nationally, but focuses on California. The book should be of value to all California citizens for, as Simon writes, the decisions in Madrid v. Gomez, Coleman v. Wilson, Plata v. Davis,…

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Black August: Blackz arrive az slavez august 1.1619

Black August: Blackz arrive az slavez august 1.1619

1600 – 1699

Slavery was the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Its origins in the Americas predates the settlement of colonial Virginiain the 1600s. Although the system existed throughout the American colonies, it developed primarily in the South and as an institution was never totally integrated into the American society. Yet, the psychological consequences that resulted from the…

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Wattz Rebellion: august 11, 1965

Wattz Rebellion: august 11, 1965

During and before WWII, Watts had a huge population boom. Thousands of Blacks came from the South looking for jobs and a better life. However, they found unemployment and despair.

The Watts Riots began on the evening of August 11, 1965. Near Watts, a Black resident flagged down a white officer and told him that a man had drove by recklessly. The white officer pulled over the car that he had been…

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Revolutionary Daily Thought

"That which you do not resist and mobilze to stop, you will learn - or be forced - to accept."   -

Prison Radio Kommentariez

“I have not allowed my incarceration to define me or prevent me from struggling for human rights and social justice for all.  I have championed the cause of obtaining our inalienable human rights to be free from poverty, war, racism, sexism, and to have social justice for all oppressed people, despite my incarceration.” - Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall    Prison Radio Essays IsraelSettler…

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Conspiratorial Posture By The District Attorney ‘z Office Aimed At Move

Conspiratorial Posture By The District Attorney ‘z Office Aimed At Move

History

The MOVE ORGANIZATION  surfaced in the early 1970’s, we initiated hundreds of peaceful demonstrations against institutions that exploit , abuse,and murder children, The elderly, animals, and the environment . We brought out in the open the abusive state owned and privately run homes for orphaned/problem children, and the infirm elderly , we protested animal experimental laboratories ,big…

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Atlanta Murderz Black People Are Still Being Murdered and Going Missing

Atlanta Murderz Black People Are Still Being Murdered and Going Missing

by Jamala Rodgers “The lives of black folks are devalued
when they are alive and breathing. It
should be no surprise that when we
come up missing or dead, it’s hardly
a blip on the radar screen. Our struggle
for legitimacy is both in life and in death.”
An ominous splash in the river. Headlights from a car rumbling across a bridge in the dark of night. A two-year reign of terror was…

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