Crime and Punishment

By Bomani Shakur

“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.”
–Dostoyevsky

If what Dostoyevsky says is true (and I believe it is), then America, which boast the largest prison population in the world, is perhaps the most uncivilized country there is. A bold statement, I know, especially coming from someone who has spent the past twenty-three years behind bars.…

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Revolutionary Daily Thought

“My journey through this life has been and continues to be a mystery. I remain eager to understand it.

Remembered Inspiration – Erinnerte Inspiration

Remembered Inspiration – Erinnerte Inspiration

Originally posted on WiPoKuLi:

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Clay, maybe 2004, about 23 cm high

Ton, etwa 2004, etwa 23 cm hoch

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Clay, about 2003, about 8 cm high

Ton, etwa 2003, etwa 8 cm hoch

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Clay, maybe 2000, broken in the burning procedure, repaired, about 14 cm high

Ton, etwa 2000, beim Brennen zerbrochen, repariert, ungefähr 14 cm hoch

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Clay, 1998, about 3 cm high, worn by myself as a lucky charm neckless

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Primary responsibility of president Obama

Primary responsibility of president Obama

Editorial, El Nuevo Día September 30, 2014 http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-responsabilidadprimariadelpresidenteobama-1863863.html  The resignation of the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, represents a new hurdle in the struggle for the release of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, but doesn’t diminish the primary responsibility of president Barack Obama to pay attention…

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On Thiz Day In History (our story)

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

 


News Headline (1919) Date: Tue, 1919-09-30

*On this date in 1919 a Race Riot broke out in Elaine, Arkansas in Phillips County between Blacks and whites.

At the time many African-American sharecroppers had not received their share of wages and they wanted to join the Progressive Farmers and Household Union of America. Also, the early years of the twentieth century were the time of…

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Herman Ferguson Memorial Service

Herman Ferguson Memorial Service

The memorial service for Baba Herman Ferguson will take place Saturday, 04 October 2014, 1:30PM, at:

Steven L. Lyons Funeral Home
1515 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh NC  27611 919-831-2596 Phone


Moments of visitation with the family, 1-1:30, prior to the service.

Friends, comrades and well-wishers are encouraged to share a memory or leave a comforting message for the family.

http://www.stevenlyons…

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U.S. Parole Commission Rejectz Examiner’z Recommendation

U.S. Parole Commission Rejectz Examiner’z Recommendation


To: My comrades, family and extended family- please distribute to all those who have given support and resources to this process may (Allah) God bless them.  In the spirit of our ancestors, I deeply thank you.

Written: September 16, 2014

On September 15, 2014, I received a notice of action from the national appeals board rejecting the parole examiner’s recommendation to advance my release…

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Politikal Prisoner Radio: Update on Imam Jamil Al-Amin w/ Nancy Lockhart

Politikal Prisoner Radio: Update on Imam Jamil Al-Amin w/ Nancy Lockhart

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Tonight we are welcome activist and legal analyst Nancy Lockhart to the program. Nancy has been involved in efforts on the behalf of political prisoner Jamil Al-Amin formerly known as H Rap Brown. We will give you the latest update with his status and Nancy will share with us how she came to know him. She will also share information on a case she is currently working on…

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Baba Sundiata Acoli, Man Who Murdered State Trooper, To Be Released On Parole

Baba Sundiata Acoli, Man Who Murdered State Trooper, To Be Released On Parole

CLARK EDWARD SQUIRE

UNITED STATES – MAY 15: Murder suspect Clark Edward Squire of the Black Panthers is convicted. (Photo by Frank Hurley/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) | New York Daily News Archive via Getty Images

 

A man convicted in the shooting death of a New Jersey state trooper in a crime that still provokes strong emotion among law enforcement more than 40 years later was ordered released on…

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