Sundiata Acoli, Assata Shakur’s Co-Defendant, Released On Parole

Sundiata Acoli, Assata Shakur’s Co-Defendant, Released On Parole

sundiata5From Corporate Media

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 parole by a state appeals court Monday.

Sundiata Acoli was known as Clark Edward Squire when he was convicted of the 1973 slaying of state trooper Werner Foerster during a stop on the New…

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Third escape at Woodland Hills, despite security upgrades

Third escape at Woodland Hills, despite security upgrades

escape!From Corporate Media

Another break out at Woodland Hills Youth Development Center Friday left officials scrambling to improve security there for the third time this month.

Around 11 p.m. Friday, 13 teenagers broke out of the juvenile lockup after two of them attacked a guard and stole his keys and radio.

Metro police working alongside the Tennessee Highway Patrol had taken 12 of the teens back…

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MANAGING A NIGHTMARE: HOW THE CIA WATCHED OVER THE DESTRUCTION OF GARY WEBB

MANAGING A NIGHTMARE: HOW THE CIA WATCHED OVER THE DESTRUCTION OF GARY WEBB

garywebFrom The Intercept

Eighteen years after it was published, “Dark Alliance,” the San Jose Mercury News’s bombshell investigation into links between the cocaine trade, Nicaragua’s Contra rebels, and African American neighborhoods in California, remains one of the most explosive and controversial exposés in American journalism.

The 20,000-word series enraged black communities, prompted Congressional…

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A Call for Support from Anarchist Prisoner Michael Kimble

A Call for Support from Anarchist Prisoner Michael Kimble

send-solidarity-inside-prisons-graficanera-NO-COPYRIGHTFrom Anarchy Live!

On the 27th of August 2014, I was in a physical altercation with another prisoner and now I’m in segregation for possibly a year.

Anyhow, I need y’all’s support while I’m in segregation. I need y’all to make sure I’m not idle (bored) by sending me radical newspapers, newsletters, magazines, letters, and stamps.

The thing about segregation is that it’s designed to cause pain and…

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Mentally ill North Carolina inmate held in solitary confinement dies of thirst

michael_kerr_webMedical Examiner’s Office said Anthony Michael Kerr died of severe dehydration in March of this year

From The Guardian

A North Carolina inmate with mental illness who had been held in solitary confinement died of thirst, according to an autopsy report released Thursday.

Anthony Michael Kerr, 53, was found unresponsive in the back of a van on 12 March after being driven roughly three hours from…

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How Can The Atlantic Give Us 5,000 Words on Prison Life Without Interviewing Prisoners?

How Can The Atlantic Give Us 5,000 Words on Prison Life Without Interviewing Prisoners?

solitary_630_2From Mother Jones/ by Shane Bauer

As someone who writes about prisons, and who two spent years behind bars, I devour nearly everything written about it, especially the long-form stuff. So I was excited when I saw that The Atlantic’s latest issue had a major story called “How Gangs Took Over Prison.”

Then I read it. Anyone who has ever survived anything traumatic—domestic abuse, rape, torture,…

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FERGUSON: CHRONICLE OF AN INSURRECTION

FERGUSON: CHRONICLE OF AN INSURRECTION

From SubMedia

An in depth look at the events that unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri following the police murder of Michael Brown, a black teenager. Also features an exclusive interview with former Black Panther, Ashanti Alston, about the state of black “America”, abolishing penile power and taking care of your peeps in the muthafuckin resistance.

More analysis on the…

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ACAB: Durham Police Cruiser Set on Fire

ACAB: Durham Police Cruiser Set on Fire

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(from ABC 11)

Durham police are investigating after one of their vehicles was set on fire early Sunday morning.

Authorities had set up the cruiser at Old Trail Drive and Covington Lane in an effort to deter burglaries in the area.

Police and the fire marshals are investigating.

Anyone with information should contact Durham police or Crimestoppers at (919) REV-ENGE

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Words of Fire 8 is Out!

Hello Friends and Comrades,

Greetings! The 8th issue of Words of Fire, our semi-regular ‘zine of prisoners’ writings, drawings, poetry, and news is out!!

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WoF 8 Cover

We have some amazing poems, essays and drawings! Our cover image was even a submission from a prisoner. We had amazing geographic diversity in our submissions. This issue includes submissions from as far away as California, as well…

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FLOOD EVERYWHERE

floodeverywherehandbill (1)From FLOOD EVERYWHERE

A march has also been called for in Chapel Hill on Sunday at 1:00PM.

Ecologically, socially, the present moment is an unfolding tragedy. We’re teetering on the edge of an historical cliff: on one side lies the ecological death of the planet, absolute spiritual bankruptcy, universal anxiety; on the other, the end of this way of living and the start of something completely new.

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