Category: political prisoners

Indigenous Activist Faces 10 Years for Facebook Comments: The Case of Loren Reed

This post was originally published on this siteThe post Indigenous Activist Faces 10 Years for Facebook Comments: The Case of Loren Reed appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with Klee Benally of Indigenous Action out of Kinłani, or so-called Flagstaff and Ryan Fatica of… Read more »

“Don’t Be On the Side of the Executioners”: In Conversation with Bomani Shakur

This post was originally published on this siteThe post “Don’t Be On the Side of the Executioners”: In Conversation with Bomani Shakur appeared first on It’s Going Down. On April 11th, 1993, prisoners launched an uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, outside of the town of Lucasville. The uprising was marked by prisoners across… Read more »

Kite Line- July 26, 2019: Ona Move- Reflections From a MOVE Family

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we hear reflections from members of the MOVE Organization. Speaking at the 2019 Fight Toxic Prisons convergence, they give their thoughts on the past and current struggles of MOVE family members behind bars.  Mike Africa, Jr., who was born in prison, speaks about the MOVE Organization,… Read more »

This is America #80: Zakir Khan On the Rise of Far-Right Violence

This post was originally published on this siteThe post This is America #80: Zakir Khan On the Rise of Far-Right Violence appeared first on It’s Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, July 4th, 2019. In this episode, we were lucky enough to sit down and talk with Zakir Khan, board chair of the Oregon… Read more »

Kite Line- June 28, 2019: The Case and Current Life of Leonard Peltier

This post was originally published on this siteOver the past year, the political prisoner support movement has won an exciting number of releases, with long-term political prisoners from MOVE and the Black Panthers finally gaining their freedom.  But many other political prisoners remain behind bars, and their supporters are not slowing down.  Leonard Peltier is… Read more »

June 11 – Communication is a weapon

This post was originally published on this siteFor 13 years, anarchists and environmentalists have observed June 11 as a day of action to mobilize around our imprisoned comrades.