It’s the evening of April 11, 2014. Another prisoner down the tier, Romero Finley, was just taken out of the unit on a gurney, by several guards and a nurse. Finley was suffering one of several recent grand mal seizures, … Read the rest
Outside support activists have learned of another Texas prisoner dead, due to a combination of guard brutality and medical neglect.
For three consecutive nights medical staff were summoned to the cell of Christopher Woolverton, at the Clements Unit in Amarillo, … Read the rest
“We will have to earn, if not demand, respect for our rights through sacrifice and struggle just like the masses of other politically, socially and economically marginalized people on this planet. And that’s where out best chances for justice lie—in … Read the rest
Who’s to Blame?
Following what could only be called a high ratings show trial, Latino neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was acquitted by an all-female jury in the killing of unarmed New Afrikan/Black teenager Trayvon Martin. Almost instantly, masses of outraged … Read the rest
Much has been written of late on the torturous effects and wide-scale use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons and the fact that this torture causes mental pain and suffering, and in many cases psychosis. Not much has been … Read the rest
A recent article titled, “To Kill Comrade Rashid is to Kill a Movement in Development,” was penned by Comrade Shaka Sankofa Zulu. Let us hope that what his title suggests isn’t true, in that if indeed I were soon to … Read the rest
I want as briefly as possible to reply to a letter printed in the April 2013 issue of Turning the Tide, which claimed to argue a genuinely Marxist-Leninist-Maoist line in response to Mike Novick’s article, “On the Correct Handling … Read the rest
Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, Minister of Defense of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter), has been transferred again.
As many of you may be aware, Rashid has been moved between six different prisons over the past two years. Although … Read the rest
The following text is by Chairman Shaka Zulu of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party:
I met comrade Kevin “Rashid” Johnson nearly eight (8) years ago while imprisoned in Trenton State Prison here in New Jersey. He sent me a … Read the rest
As I sit writing this a lieutenant Deward Demoss passes my cell making segregation rounds. Further down the tier he exchanges words with another prisoner, then yells down to two unit guards, “make sure cell 118 doesn’t eat today.” … Read the rest