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Fight to Stop Slave Trade in Libya NOW!!! (We Must Not Be Silent)

By Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington

Revolutionary Greetings Sisters & brothers! It is I your comrade in struggle brother Malik reporting in from the Texas Gulag. In 2018 the campaign to End Prison Slavery will be thrust onto the national stage.

I have been contemplating heavily in respect to the significance of our movement and comparing what we prisoners in Amerika are going through in comparison with human beings in Libya who are actually being auctioned off as Real Life Slaves!!

The question presents itself:

How can we—people who claim to be dedicated Human and Civil Rights Activists—ignore the tragedy of a modern day slave trade happening right before our eyes?

We Can’t Ignore It!!

We can’t be silent and we are going to have to take steps to stop it. NOW!! Not tomorrow.

I’ve been asking myself, how did this happen?

Why are we so apprehensive and hesitant to call-out Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton? Imperialism and the greed for fossil fuels and world domination led to the murder of Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi. Hillary Clinton laughed on National TV and made a joke about Gaddafi being hacked to death by American backed murderers!!

Do any of you remember Hillary’s insensitive remarks?? I do! She said: “We came, we saw, he died.”

Muamar Gaddafi was a friend to Black People. To Hillary black people especially young black males are nothing more than ‘Super Predators.’

But neither ‘good brother’ Barack or “sister” Hillary are in the White House anymore .

No! We have a white supremacist Con-Man in the White House and Donald Trump is not going to do a damn thing about our beautiful African sisters and brothers being sold as slaves in Libya!

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley isn’t going to say or do nothing! Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is not going to intervene. And don’t think for one minute that the ‘Closet Racist’ Mike Pompeo the Director of the CIA is going to lose any sleep over the open air slave markets in Tripoli.

It is my contention that Imperialism has allowed ‘legalized’ prison slavery to spread throughout Amerika and it has ushered in a Modern-Day Slave Trade in Libya. I say we must combat this with Socialism/Communism and come to grips with these dialectical FACTS:

1) The sole purpose of slavery and slavery and fascism is to create wealth for the middle and upper-class slave traders!

2) If the economic incentive associated with slavery and/or racism were to be eliminated by abolishing the exploitative class structure, slavery and/or racism would disappear!!

In other words, when we smash capitalism/imperialism, we open the door to creating a true egalitarian environment for all humanity!

Lastly, 3) Progressive persyns and revolutionaries throughout the world should unite in order to overthrow Imperialism.

When we hear the slogan:

Workers of the World Unite, it should serve as a battle cry for all likeminded comrades and allies in struggle.

The Democratic and Republican Political Parties in Amerika have continued to ignore the crimes against humanity which are taking place right now in Libya!

We have the Neo-Liberals Obama and Clinton who created this mess.

Then, we have the neo-conservatives and alt-right fascists who support Trump and they certainly are not going to fix the problem.

So what good are these corrupt money hangry political parties??

That’s the key—they aren’t any good for any of us.

In 2018 it’s time for change! Socialists and Anarchists who are committed Abolitionists must take an Active Role in calling out the US Government!!

These Hypocrites, and I’m talking about Trump & Obama, encouraged Nigerian President Mohammadu Bahari to destroy Boko Haram but now that innocent Nigerians are being forced into slavery in Libya, the state department sits on their damn hands!!

You don’t like what I’m saying, President Trump??!

Well, shut me up!

Get up off your Ass and do something meaningful to stop the sale of our African sisters and brothers!

Stop ignoring the Humyn Rights disaster in Libya!

Abolish Slavery NOW!

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win, All Power to the People.

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Keith ‘Malik’ Washington is a co-founder and chief spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and he is the Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter). Malik has been instrumental in calling for the abolition of legalized slavery in Amerika and is very active in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign. You can view his work at comrademalik.com or you can write him directly at:

 

Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington

TDC #1487958

Eastham Unit

2665 Prison Rd. #1

Lovelady, Texas 75851

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End Prison Slavery, In solidarity

Request for Mutual Aid in Raising the Public’s AWARENESS in regard to the MOVEMENT which seeks to ABOLISH PRISON SLAVERY and Amend the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution

ATTENTION! Black Activists, Freedom Fighters, and Concerned Citizens.

From: Keith ‘Malik’ Washington

Peace & Blessings Sisters and Brothers in the struggle!

My name is Keith ‘Malik’ Washington and I am a human rights and civil rights activist who is currently incarcerated in the state of TEXAS. Juneteenth is an abolitionist Holiday in which WE celebrate and reflect about the moment in history when Slaves in Texas finally got word that the Civil War had ended.

For two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, ROGUE slave owners continued to exploit Black People by forcing slavery upon our Ancestors. This year during your regular Juneeenth celebrations and fellowship with loved ones and members of your Community–OUR COMMUNITY–I am requesting you consider doing something that will help raise the Public’s Awareness in regards to The Struggle.

Sisters and Brothers, there is a Movement which seeks to Abolish ‘legalized’ Slavery in Amerika. A Movement which is fighting hard to Amend the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution which has allowed ‘slave like’ conditions to continue under the guise of Mass Incarceration and forced Involuntary Servitude.

We would like your help in raising the public’s awareness as it relates to Ending Prison Slavery inside the State of Texas and Beyond!

I’d like to encourage all of you to arrange viewings of Director Ava Duvernay’s trailblazing film “13th” on JUNETEENTH!!

Texas has the largest state prison system in the United States. There are disproportionate amounts of Black and Brown Human Beings who are trapped inside these modern day Slave Kamps and Gulags. We are being degraded, dehumanized, mistreated, and abused and what is shocking is your Tax Dollars are Funding these institutions!!!

Sisters and Brothers, there can be No Meaningful Change Without YOU!

Let’s create positive conversations and dialogues about this topic. I and hundreds of like-minded activists across the Nation would certainly appreciate your help. God Bless you All!

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win, All Power to the People!


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Keith ‘Malik’ Washington is a co-founder and chief spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and he is the Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter). Malik has been instrumental in calling for the abolition of legalized slavery in Amerika and is very active in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign. Malik has begun to work closely with Heshima Denham who is the Chief Spokespersyn and Chairman of Amend the 13th and is also partnering with Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun (Formerly known as Melvin Ray) a founding member of the Free Alabama Movement. You can view Malik’s work at comrademalik.com or you are encouraged to write him directly at:

Keith ‘Malik’ Washington

TDC#1487958

Eastham Unit

2665 Prison Rd. #1

Lovelady, Texas 75851

 

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Comrade Malik speaks out: US President Donald J. Trump is a Hypocrite, Liar, and RACIST! (I won’t be silent!)

Revolutionary Greetings Comrades! A couple weeks ago here in the United States, Donald Trump held a meeting in the White House and referred to the country of Haiti as a ‘Shit Hole’ and questioned U.S. Congress members as to why we are interested in bringing people from Haiti into the U.S. in the first place.

A long time ago my mother who was a proud Palestinian immigrant from the country of Jordan told me: “Malik you know when a person speaks they speak from their heart.” A day after Trump’s racist comments he was bombarded by questions from the Media “President Trump, are you a Racist???!” He dodged the question. But of course, Donald J. Trump is a racist and a liar! When respected U.S. Congress member Dick Durbin testified that he was mortified at the comments he heart Trump make, Trump implied that Durbin was lying about him!

Donald Trump said that he refuses to visit the United Kingdom and help open a new Embassy in London. Guess What President Trump? The people in the U.K. can’t stand you!1 Your fascist and racist policies are not supported by the citizens of the U.K. 700,000 immigrants who were brought to the United States when they were children may be kicked out of the United States soon! Although there is bi-partisan support for granting legal status to these human beings, Trump ignores their cries for help.

A couple hundred thousand immigrants from El Salvador now are being threatened with deportation and while numerous bigots like Trump focus on a small percentage of bad actors, a large number of El Salvadorian immigrants provide the labor for the recovery efforts in the State of Texas which has been ravaged by Hurricane Harvey!

Texas does not have a clue where they will find people willing to do the back-breaking work that the El Salvadorans do! No one wants to talk about that, do they??? The corporate owned media within the United States is a megaphone for the Pentagon and the Bigot who sits in the Oval Office. My mother was pregnant with me when she came to this country and truthfully ICE and DHS and the racist Bigot we have in the White House would be doing me a favor if they deported me!!! Please Deport me!! I can’t stand being here while I watch my sisters and brothers get hunted down like dogs. Let’s BOYCOTT TRUMP!!

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win, All Power to the People!!

Keith ‘Malik’ Washington is a co-founder and chief spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and he is the Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter). Malik has been instrumental in calling for the abolition of legalized slavery in Amerika and is very active in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign. You can view his work at comrademalik.com or you can write him directly at:

Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington

TDC #1487958

Eastham Unit

2665 Prison Rd. #1

Lovelady, Texas 75851

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In Texas Prisons African National employees are the most Honorable and Dedicated!

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/25/2018

Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington

TDC #1487958

Eastham Unit

2665 Prison Rd. #1

Lovelady, Texas 75851

In Texas Prisons African National employees are the most Honorable and Dedicated!

From Texas Prison insider, workers’ rights and abolition amidst poor conditions and insufficient funding

Lovelady, Texas: Peace and Blessings Sisters and Brothers! It is very rare that you will hear the TRUTH about what is actually happening behind these concrete walls and razor wire. The Public Information Officer for TDCJ Mr. Jason Clark continues on his path of deceptions and lies. In the aftermath of the suicide death of Benjamin Larue at the Eastham Unit in Lovelady, Texas there was a massive upheaval of prison employees from the Highest to the Lowest ranking officers. However, the group that was unfairly targeted the most were the many hard working and dedicated Nigerian and Kenyan officers who work in the Ad-Seg section of Eastham Unit. It is true that the officer working the wing (G-line) when Ben was found dead was a Nigerian National named Asongkeng Ngu. But what is happening in Texas prisons has been going on far too long and it is time we shed a discerning light on the problem!

The upper echelon of TDCJ prison administrators are white men and women. Many of you hear me use the words Racist or White supremacist when I talk about TDCJ administrators but that is not the correct terminology in what we are experiencing here and in so many other units where African Nationals are employed by this Prison Agency. Xenophobia is the operative Word!

Senator John Whitmire was actually very instrumental in bringing the African Nationals to TDCJ in order to bail the agency out of a horrible employee shortage of which it is still suffering from, because of low pay, poor working conditions and low morale. I’ve been to over 18 prison units in the past 10 years and I can tell you that the African National employees who work for this prison agency are some of the most honorable and dedicated workers I’ve ever seen! They rarely ever are involved in smuggling in contraband and they follow the TDCJ rules and policy to the best of their ability! I’m sick and tired of seeing this xenophobic prison agency discriminate against these WORKERS!

There are many overt and covert ways the Prison Agency discriminates against its African National employees. One thing I’ve noticed is the jobs or work assignments given to Africans in respect to the work assignments given to White and Black American Employees. A lot of this is ‘Taboo’ within the Agency and you would be hard pressed to get any employee to be forthcoming and talk about the ‘secret practice’ of discrimination against African employees. What is truly amazing about the African employees is their high level of education. Most, if not ALL, of the Nigerian and Kenyan employees here at Eastham have Advanced Degrees.

We have Civil Engineers, Pharmacists, Doc tors, Biologists and more! However, because of Racism and discrimination in the work environment in Texas and many other States across America, the Africans are hindered from realizing their ‘Dreams’ and forced into servitude to a Prison Agency which treates them as low class citizens!

I am no fan of any prison Agency in America, in fact, I am an abolitionist, but I am a champion of the WORKERS.

A lot of the African Nationals are here on Work Visas and I wonder, does this keep them from getting involved in the Correctional Officers Union!??? Lance Lowry is the President of the Union and I always hear him complaining about employee shortages but I never hear him speak up for the African Nationals who have done an incredible job helping TDCJ weather this storm that has come literally and figuratively. I am talking about two specific things here:
1) The massive budget cuts approved by the 85th Texas Legislature are taking a horrible toll on this Prison Agency.

2) Hurricane Harvey has created a horrible situation for a grossly underfunded agency.

I would like to see Investigative Journalists and Civil Rights Lawyers and Activists to conduct anonymous interviews with some of these hard working and honorable Africans in order to expose what is really going on up in these slave kamps and gulags.

TDCJ spokesperson Jason Clark can continue to tell you that all is well and that the Agency treats all of its employees equally but I promise you as this media release circulates there will be many Africans thanking me for attempting to shed light on the injustices they suffer through every day when they don this confederate army gray prison uniform in Texas. Until next time, I leave you all in Peace.

Keith ‘Malik’ Washington is a co-founder and chief spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and he is the Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter). Malik has been instrumental in calling for the abolition of legalized slavery in Amerika and is very active in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign. You can view his work at comrademalik.com or you can write him directly at:

Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington

TDC #1487958

Eastham Unit

2665 Prison Rd. #1

Lovelady, Texas 75851

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Comrade Malik in Texas stands in Solidarity with the Hunger Strikers at the Alred Unit in Iowa Park, Texas

Revolutionary Greetings Comrades!

There is a hunger strike going on right now at the Alred-Ad-Seg Unit which is located in Iowa Park, Texas. There is a High-Security Unit in Iowa Park, Texas and my comrade and fellow IWOC member Xinachtili also known as Alvaro Luna Hernandez is housed there.

A lot of prisoners are on hunger strike in protest of the cruel and inhumane conditions which have been allowed to be visited upon the prisoners in the Ad-Seg Unit. The key issues are:

  1. Lack of opportunities to go to Outside Recreation.
  2. Cold food being served every meal at the Ad-Seg/ High-Security Unit.

    There have been rumors of physical abuse but I will let Xinachtli provide more in-depth details as he is housed there and I am not. There are a lot of similar problems here at Eastham Ad-Seg and some of the common denominators which allow these problems to continue are:

  1. Serious Shortages of Staff all over TDCJ
  2. Lack of funds to make repairs on anything
  3. Deliberate Indifference and Abuse by uncaring Staff at Alred!

    The 85th Texas Legislature which convened in 2017 approved a massive multi-million dollar cut to the budget of the Texas Department of Criminal INJustice. I believe the amount was close to $212 million give or take. There have been numerous unintended consequences as a result of these cutbacks—staff shortages are just one. We have also seen an inordinate amount of prisoner deaths as a result of subpar medical care given by employees of the University of Texas Medical Branch whose headquarters is in Galveston, Texas and I believe the President of the Corrupt UTMB organization is a man named Dr. David Callender.

    One issue that I’d like to bring to your attention is that prisoners who are housed in Ad-Seg all over Ad-Seg but especially at the Alred Unit are more vulnerable to abuse by TDCJ prison employees because they are more isolated from the general public, the Media, and Their FAMILIES!! Hunger Striking is the last ditch effort to have their grievances heard. This is a cry for HELP! We cannot ignore them.

    My name is Keith ‘Malik’ Washington and I am a Human Rights Activist. Please aid me in drawing attention to this serious situation.

     

     

     

    Keith ‘Malik’ Washington is a co-founder and chief spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and he is the Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter). Malik has been instrumental in calling for the abolition of legalized slavery in Amerika and is very active in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign. You can view his work at comrademalik.com or you can write him directly at:

     

    Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington

    TDC #1487958

    Eastham Unit

    2665 Prison Rd. #1

    Lovelady, Texas 75851

     

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Comrade Malik speaks out in support of Trans Action day and he denounces Human Trafficking and Slavery! (We must not be silent)

By Comrade Malik

Revolutionary Greetings Comrades!

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month and I was kind of upset when I read an article in USA TODAY which highlighted modern slavery in the U.K. The article focused on a real problem which exists in the United Kingdom in which many Asian girls are forced into a life of slavery working in Nail Parlors and Beauty Salons. I was actually really perplexed about something. How does USA TODAY have the gall to point the finger at the U.K. when we have yet to see an exposé or investigative USA TODAY report on the horrible Prison Slavery crisis in Amerika?? How can they ignore the work stoppages which are now taking place in Florida? How and why does the corporate owned Media in Amerika continue to ignore the countless numbers of prisoners who have been murdered in Texas and Florida prisons?
There is a growing Abolition Movement in Amerika and USA TODAY IS QUIET AS A CHURCH MOUSE!! More hypocrisy!

Many people do not know that I was actually introduced to the Prisoner Rights Movement by a beautiful and intelligent BLACK WOMYN named Kathy Griffin-Grinin. Kathy Griffin-Grinin is actually a survivor of Human Trafficking and was the host of a very popular radio show in Houston, Texas called THE PRISON SHOW! which airs every Friday on KPFT 90.1FM. KPFT is a member of the Pacifica Network and Kathy used to give me regular shout-outs on the Radio saying: ‘Assalamu-Laikum Brother Malik!’ that was 6 years ago and now I have become a Leader in the Movement which seeks to abolish Prison Slavery in Amerika! AND HUMYN TRAFFICKING EVERYWHERE!!!

In order for me to have become an outspoken advocate for prisoners I needed someone to take an interest in amplifying my ‘Voice.’ I found that person! He is a TRANSGENDER ACTIVIST named justin adkins!! justin embodies all of the positive attributes of a modern day Freedom Fighter and dedicated Servant of the People. Although January 22nd is recognized as Trans Action Day, my comrade and friend justin is ACTIVE every day! Fighting for Freedom, Justice, and Equality for all of humanity! This year brothers and sisters let’s do something significant in order to eradicate Imperialism, Fascism, and Racism! Let’s fight the system together!

Dare to struggle, Dare to Win, All Power to the People!!!

Keith ‘Malik’ Washington is a co-founder and chief spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and he is the Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter). Malik has been instrumental in calling for the abolition of legalized slavery in Amerika and is very active in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign. You can view his work at comrademalik.com or you can write him directly at:

Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington

TDC #1487958

Eastham Unit

2665 Prison Rd. #1

Lovelady, Texas 75851

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Bad Karma

Greetings Everyone! I’m very sad to report that my next door neighbor Benjamin Larue AKA “Ben” committed suicide last night here at Eastham. Ben was a very young white male 24 or 25 years old. He only had a 3 year sentence!! And now he is gone. Needless to say, I am very upset because I saw the signs of depression and I failed to Act. He just had a visit yesterday!! I thought he was OK. I was wrong.

The officer on duty was not doing his security checks! I will be writing a detailed essay about this death. Once again, I am pleading for a visit. I need to talk to someone who really cares about humyn beings. These people neglected Ben. They knew he was troubled (mentally ill). They ignored him!! No matter what T.D.C.J. says Ad-seg is still as form of solitary confinement and it is no place for anyone but especially for those who have been diagnosed with mental illness!!

Eastham Ad-seg unit is a Torture & Abuse camp! Although I may sound upset, I am strong and my resolve to expose and fight against abuse & injustice is strengthened.

His name was Benjamin LaRue and his life mattered!!

By Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington

You were vested with authority in order to oversee and care for those whose lives had become a bust.

Instead of sustenance and care you traumatized, degrade, and dehumanized your charges, blatantly violating the public’s trust.

For years I observed you—patiently I waited behind the scenes.

You grew arrogant and cocky—puffed up with pride—thinking it was ok to mistreat society’s throw-aways and discarded humyn beings.

When the vulnerable cried out for Justice—you cleaned up the crime scenes and pretended as if the deaths were accidents, always claiming the Agency did no wrong.

We let you get away and as a result you became very confident that weak indigent prisoners could never overcome the strong.

But perceptions of the oppressors are just subjective feelings not always based on FACT.

Your crimes have caught up with you now and No Power in this world can ever Hold us Back!

Did you really believe you’d get away after hurting all these innocent people?
No recompense, no pay back, totally scot-free??

Not so fast STATE of Texas I have something very special for the media and the public to see!!

What you dished out will be given back in dividends—10 times worse in the END.

My name is BAD Karma and I’m definitely not your friend.

Remember the elderly and disabled at Estelle you allowed them to be beat-I was there.

Remember when we asked Senator Whitmire to intervene—he said he didn’t CARE!

Remember when we asked if the water at Pack I was poison—you said it was ok.

Remember the suicides which were actually murders—you took our sons, brothers, husbands, fathers brutally away!

Well, all those things are catching up with you Gregg; are you ready, it is now Judgement Day.

I won’t announce when I’m coming bust surely I will Arrive.

I’m Bad Karma; isn’t Destiny Great don’t you feel blessed to be Alive?

Well it’s over—you’ve been found out—you most certainly did nothing great.

I’m Bad Karma, here to show the world what happens to Government officials who make a living sowing seeds of HATE!

This poem is dedicated to Benjamin LaRue, a mentally ill prisoner and friend of Malik who recently was found dead in his cell at the Eastham Ad-seg unit in Lovelady Texas

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