Category Archives: Police & Prisons

44 years after Fred Hampton’s murder, the struggle continues

On December 4, 1969, Black Panther leader Fred Hampton was murdered in cold blood by the Chicago Police Department in conspiracy with the FBI. Although many years have gone by since then, the people’s love for this great revolutionary has … Continue reading

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More on California’s prisoner hunger strike

Update: The article below, written last week, was scheduled for publication here just as we learned that the hunger strike has been suspended as of September 5. We are still publishing this article to help share information about this important … Continue reading

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California prisoners on hunger strike: what it’s about and what you can do

Inmates in California’s prisons protesting the inhumane conditions under which they are being housed are in the second week of a hunger strike, the third in two years. The first two strikes occurred in 2011 and were halted when the … Continue reading

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Supporters of Hunger Striking Prisoners Rally at Gates of Central Valley Prison

On July 13, 2013 four hundred family members of hunger striking prisoners, formerly incarcerated activists, and allies converged in the town of Corcoran in California’s Central Valley 50 miles south of Fresno. The multi-generational, multi-racial, multi-class crowd braved the 100+ … Continue reading

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A Time of Outrage: Statement on the Murder of Trayvon Martin and the Acquittal of George Zimmerman

Freedom Road asks all freedom fighters and people of good will to stand and act against racism and white supremacy in the United States. Let us turn our grief and anger into understanding, and our understanding into unity of purpose. … Continue reading

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Zimmerman and the hunting of Black Folks

This article was originally published on I received the news when i was getting ready to eat. I was prepared, intellectually, for a not-guilty verdict.  I was not ready in my gut. As a radical i am quite aware … Continue reading

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Building the Justice for Alan Blueford campaign: An interview with Jack Bryson

To bring more light to the Justice for Alan Blueford campaign, Tim Thomas interviewed one of the key organizers of the campaign, Jack Bryson. Tim: Alright Jack, we’ll start with a couple of questions man. Tell us how you got … Continue reading

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Justice for Alan Blueford! Hundreds Protest Police Murder in Oakland

Two hundred activists recently gathered outside the office of Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley to show their support for the Justice for Alan Blueford Coalition (JAB), and condemn O’Malley’s failure to bring charges against Officer Miguel Masso, who shot … Continue reading

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Behind the Dorner Drama: Respond to Police Violence with Individual “Heroism” or Community Action?

Christopher Dorner’s violent actions against the Los Angeles Police Department and the residents of Los Angeles and surrounding communities raises once again critical issues of the impacts police violence, corruption, and the toxic relationship that police departments have on oppressed … Continue reading

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What We’re Watching: A Lens on the Criminal Injustice System

Below are some recommended documentaries that cut through the racist, sexist, classist bullshit of shows like COPS and 48 Hours Mystery, where Black bogeymen, “gold digging” women, and “white trash” pervade. These are both produced-for-TV and feature film investigations into … Continue reading

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