Comrade Malik of NABPP (PC) Responds to article by Michael Novick Regarding T.A.C.O. and BRLP

By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington, 5 February 2018

“Our point of departure is to serve the people wholeheartedly and never for a moment divorce ourselves from the masses, to proceed in all cases from the interests of the people.”

–Mao Tze Tung, “On Coalition Government”

 

Revolutionary Greetings, Comrades!

I am responding to an article penned by Comrade Michael Novick which appeared in the Jan-March 2018 edition of Turning the Tide (Vol. 30 No. 1). Michael’s article was entitled “Self-Criticism: Regarding My Relationship with T.A.C.O. and the Black Riders Liberation Party.”

In Comrade Michael’s article he referenced a statement released by the NABPP (PC) concerning T.A.C.O. and the BRLP. For the record, I can state that I am intimately familiar with all of the circumstances which led to the NABPP (PC) statement. Self-criticism and criticism are integral parts of revolutionary practice. We (revolutionaries) engage in this practice in order to address problems and to resolve contradictions which expose themselves while we are engaged in this protracted struggle against Imperialism and White Supremacy.

Comrade Michael states in his article that he is not a Maoist. In fact, I am a Socialist and I also spend a huge portion of my time studying Marxism and Anarchism. Many of my close friends and comrades are Maoist, Anarchists, Marxists, and most importantly to me, Abolitionists! Prison abolitionists to be exact. Now allow me to give you a little history on our Party.

The New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter) was founded in April, 2005, as a pre-vanguard organization that pushes the “Theory of Revolutionary Intercommunalism” and “Science of Revolution,” as theorized and practiced by Marxist-Leninist-Maoist parties around the world. Our co-founders are Kevin “Rashid” Johnson and Shaka Sankofa Zulu.

Our job/mission as Black Panthers fall under two categories:

  1. To situate the original Black Panther Party as an aggressive proletarian organization committed to the ultimate remedy of “revolution” as the resolution to the immiseration of New Afrikan (Black) people everywhere. Our co-founders and respected elder and mentor Tom Big Warrior felt this Party was necessary to create because the original BPP was being subjected to the revisionist knife of petty bourgeois intellectuals who wanted to portray the party as reformist, with a social democrat bent; we reject that history. That was our first mission and that ideological struggle against the party’s detractors remain alive and kicking.

  2. To engage and mobilize the energy of those in the lumpen-proletariat class who are fed up with existing on the margins of the nationalist capitalist economy and who have encountered mass incarceration as an instrument of counter-insurgency as a result. The drug dealers, pimps and gangsters who prey on the people have found themselves struggling with a whole new reality when confronted with the viciousness of mass incarceration, which has posed several problems that necessitate immediate solutions.

Why was I given 50 years for a petty coat robbery; why was I placed in solitary confinement torture chambers for refusing to work; why does it seem as if the police, prosecutor, public defender and judge are working in cahoots to jail my black body?!

We the NABPP (PC) are not advancing a non-materialist view here when we say that the New Afrikan youth’s first thought of “something here is wrong” starts right there in kindergarten, when the filthy, gunslinging pig places plastic handcuffs on her for “talking back.” The encounter between the New Afrikan youth and the enemy pig consists of state repression and state oppression; of a despised people who continue to be the floor-mat for the ruling capitalist class to walk on!

Most of these words are those of our Chairman Shaka Zulu who is currently in the transition stage from slave pen to free society. Eventually, our goal is to see our Party constituted as a free-world political party that can provide an alternative to the current corrupt Imperialism two-party system in Amerika.

The NABPP (PC) is an above-ground, legal movement. We do not advocate or support any illegal activities. Our party stands for the liberation of Black people and all oppressed people everywhere!

Enter the Black Riders

Now that I have given you a little background and insight into the political philosophy of the NABPP (PC), allow me to state for the record that from a Revolutionary’s standpoint, I love General T.A.C.O. and I love the Black Riders Liberation Party.

However, in Black Skin, White Masks, Fanon said: “Today I believe in the possibility of love; that is why I endeavor to trace its imperfections, its perversions.”

Comrades, what happens when an individual you love and an organization you love begin to engage in actions and behaviors you despise or even hate? What happens when you refuse to acknowledge those mistakes and you remain silent?

Well, obviously a contradiction arises!

I was appointed to the position of Deputy Chairman by the Central Committee of the NABPP (PC), and when the information about General T.A.C.O. surfaced I was privy to all information as well as all of the recommendations made by the African People’s Liberation Tribunal which was initiated by the Committee to look into the matter. The members of the Tribunal and the Committee were made up of the respected elders and veterans of the Black Liberation Movement; their credentials were and are impeccable.

It’s been a couple years since I first saw the allegations against T.A.C.O. and the BRLP. There were intense inner-party conversations pertaining to this subject. I am not at liberty to reveal the contents of our inner-party conversations, but I can reveal my thoughts and input.

When I first reviewed the documents which included T.A.C.O.’s response to the allegations of commandism and inappropriate behavior, I scoffed at them, thinking to myself and sharing with my comrades that this was an FBI, COINTEL-PRO move to attack one of our “shining stars” in the revolutionary Black Liberation Movement.

You should know that to many of us prison Panthers and politicized freedom fighters, General T.A.C.O. had become our hero! For real! But it gets deeper than that. The BRLP does real work in the hood!! They love New Afrikan people!! When Black and Brown people needed clean water to drink in Flint, MI, the Black Riders were there! When Hurricane Harvey hit the city of Houston, TX and devastated neighborhoods and communities of color, the Black Riders teamed up with the National Black United Front in order to provide survival supplies to the people!!

When Comrade Michael first told me a couple months ago that he was planning to embark on this self-criticism path, I backed him 100%! It hurts, you know? However, a lot was happening in regards to my education as an activist and humyn being and Michael had the courage to do that which I did not!

Sisters and brothers, the NABPP (PC) does not promote, condone, or sanction commandism, patriarchy, male chauvinism, misogynistic behavior or actions, and we damn sure don’t condone the sexual abuse or assault of our fellow sisters in the struggle: hell no!

I want y’all to think about something for a minute: if I will confront the President of the United $tates in regards to his bigoted and sexist behavior and remarks, do you think I am going to allow T.A.C.O. to “make it”??

I can’t tell the Black Riders what to do, but I can offer a few suggestions in reference towards a program of restorative justice and accountability. I don’t know about you, but I believe we need the Black Riders Liberation Party to survive this.

Restoration and Accountability

Comrades, in the fall semester of 2017 a fairly well-known LGBTQ activist, scholar and freedom fighter/abolitionist professor named Dean Spade reached out to me and asked me if I would be interested in participating in a course he was teaching entitled “Policing, Imprisonment and Justice.” His teacher’s assistant Danny sent me the syllabus and professor Spade purchased all the required textbooks and sent me all the required reading and more!

A key topic in our class was violence against Black wimmin and wimmin of color! I was introduced to a who’s-who of Black feminist scholars, activists and survivors!! I was introduced to transgender folks who are confronted by abuse daily. But most importantly, I was taught about methods and programs which can be used to heal the victims of abuse and violence and also the abuser!

In retrospect, especially after finishing this course taught by Professor Spade, I firmly believe that the African People’s Liberation Tribunal was trying to give T.A.C.O. and the Black Riders the opportunity to engage in something called transformative justice and community accountability.

Sister Mariame Kaba of Project NIA says that the goals of transformative justice are:

  • Safety, healing and agency for survivors

  • Accountability and transformation for people who harm

  • Community action, healing and accountability

  • Transformation of the social conditions that perpetuate violence (systems of oppression and exploitation, domination and state violence)

During the college course, I learned that community accountability is not just a reaction we have when someone behaves violently; it is also a pro-active, ongoing thing negotiated among everyone in the community.

You see, sisters and brothers, we the members of the NABPP (PC) are fallible; we make mistakes in our analysis of conditions sometimes, but we are not afraid of facing our critics or admitting wrong and fixing these mistakes.

I am positive that our Minister of Defense, Rashid, as well as our Chairman Shaka Zulu will weigh in on this topic. I am going to end my statement with some words concerning accountability directed directly toward T.A.C.O.:

Comrade T.A.C.O., I have been one of your most avid supporters within my organization. But I can no longer associate with you or remain silent. I am asking that you embrace accountability for the good of the Black Riders.

To me, accountability means being responsible to myself for my choices and for the consequences of my choices. For me, accountability is an internal skill, not an external process. T.A.C.O., nobody can force you to be accountable. And lastly, I will tell you that accountability is a rigorous and difficult process.

May Allah (SWT) direct your path and may Allah (SWT) protect all the Black Riders from the shaitan and snares of this corrupt-ass white supremacist in the White House!! I could say more but I’ll end there.

Dare to struggle; dare to WIN! All power to the people!

 

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Keith ‘Malik’ Washington is a humyn rights activist currently incarcerated in Texas. He is a co-founder and chief spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement. Malik is a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) 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 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: 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

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

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

     

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

Environmental Activists and Water Protectors will not be bullied or intimidated by Billionaire Earth defilers and their cronies inside the Trump Administration!! (We must not be silent)

By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington & justin adkins

Revolutionary Greetings,
It is I, justin adkins, and I have a very serious and urgent message to deliver to you. Malik and I support and defend many causes, but there are certain struggles and fights that have a higher priority to us than others.

One such struggle is the fight to save our planet from imperialist multinational corporations which exclusively deal in the extraction of fossil fuels from the Earth. Comrade Malik and I are both Environmentalists. I personally introduced Malik to this struggle.

A couple of years ago, I ordered Malik a subscription to the Earth First! Journal. That was before he was transferred to the Wallace Pack unit. Pack is the Texas prison where Malik helped expose the presence of high levels of arsenic in the water supply.

Professor Victor Wallis Ph.D. showed Malik the connection between capitalism and the destruction of our environment and in the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Malik and I believe all of us got an up-front and personal look at what Environmental Racism looks like in Amerika – It’s Real!!

Now Malik performs his own studies and in-depth analysis, and, as always, he has something to say to you. I hope you will listen to the words of my comrade and friend.

Comrade Malik says:
Revolutionary Greetings Comrades!

Energy Transfer Partners!! Yes, let’s say it together, Energy Transfer Partners!! The name tastes like a fat piece of cow dung in my mouth.

This Imperialist Corporation is the chief developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and they have filed a federal lawsuit against many of the groups here in Amerika who are fighting hard to save our planet and ensure safe and clean water supplies for future generations of humyn beings and animals, as well as plants and trees.

Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, Texas, filed the complaint and it seeks damages of no less than one billion dollars!! I will briefly give you a list of some of the defendants who have been cited in the complaint: Earth First!, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace International, Bank Track, Bold Iowa, and Mississippi Stand.

The lawsuit alleges environmental protection groups initiated campaigns of misinformation to target legitimate companies and industries with fabricated environmental claims and other purported misconduct, inflicting billions of dollars in damage – Now this is a direct quote from the USA Today – August 24th, 2017.

Now STOP! Let’s listen very carefully to the language these Earth defilers are using – they are saying that WE are initiating campaigns of misinformation to target legitimate companies and industries with fabricated environmental claims. Ok, first of all, they are lying!! And I can prove it! But first we need to fully expose their hidden agenda, because there is much more going on here than meets the eye!!

The Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, Texas, seek to label us and eco-terrorists in an effort to criminalize and silence our Free Speech activities.

In other words, they want us to allow them to destroy our planet, poison our water supplies, pollute our air, and be quiet and watch while they do it!!

And I say Hell NO! I’m not going to do THAT! What do you say?

Now, I am a socialist/communist – I lean hard to the left and I am deeply sympathetic to the Green Anarchist cause. I’ve been trained to apply a scientific analysis when I encounter a problem. I seek out facts!! I shut down my emotions in order to perform a concrete analysis of the conditions around me. The timing of the lawsuit is very interesting and I smell a RAT!

Yes! On its face, this complaint seeks to bully and intimidate environmentalists. It seeks to cower us into silence. But I firmly believe there is a SNAKE lurking in the background, and that dirty, rotten, scoundrel has emboldened Energy Transfer Partners.

I state today that Department of Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, is secretly promoting this attack on our free speech rights!!

In Rick Perry’s failed presidential bid, guess who was his number one donor? Really, I want you to take a guess. I’ll wait.

Give up? Ok, I’ll tell you; it was Kelay Warren, the CEO of Energy Transfer Partners! Are you Surprised?

Would you like to know how much Mr. Warren donated to good old honest Rick Perry? Six million dollars!! Now listen to me, Mr. Warren got $4.5 million back after Rick Perry pulled out of the Presidential Race, but that is not the only questionable connection our buddy Rick Perry has with Energy Transfer Partners – there is more, much more!!

In a financial disclosure form Perry filed in July 2015, Perry indicated that his wife owned up to $15,000 in Energy Transfer Partners stock, and about the same amount of stock in another pipeline company, Sunco Logistics. Sunco Logistics is supposed to be the operator of the pipeline that was being protested against at Standing Rock.

And I have some very interesting information about Sunco Logistics. According to Reuters, Sunco Logistics leads all of its competitors in spilled crude!!

And if anyone would to fact check any of my reporting, please go to the incredible news website truthout.org and find the article entitled: “Rick Perry, Tapped for Energy Department, Has Multiple Ties to CEO of Controversial Pipeline Project”, posted December 16, 2016 at Truth Out!!

Comrades, who was it that said, “If you want to hide something from a black man, put it in a book,”? Who the hell made up that saying? Whoever it was, they hadn’t met me! Comrade Malik, the servant of the people!!

Comrades, as I wrap up this YouTube video with my good friend, justin, I must encourage you to be more aggressive in the expose of these unsavory relationships between fossil fuel corporations and highly placed members of the Trump Administration.

Furthermore, please be more mindful that the U.S. Federal Government is waging a war against those who seek to protect and preserve our planet. But more urgently the Legislative Branch is overtly and covertly crafting laws which criminalize our right to protest.

We need lawyers on our team!
We need environmental scientists on our team.
We need computer information specialists and technologists on our team!

Sisters and brothers, one of the reasons I am so passionate about this fight is that poor people, and people of color like me, are being exploited and abused by Rick Perry and his cronies in Dallas, Texas at Energy Transfer Partners!

When you get time, I encourage you to read a brief article by David J. Krajicek on Alternet (January 23, 2016) entitled, “7 Toxic Assaults on Communities of Color Besides Flint: The Dirty Racial Politics of Pollution”. The lead poisoning of the children in Flint is only the latest example of environmental racism in the U.S.

Remember, comrades, there is strength in diversity. We must encourage and allow more persyns of color inside our environmentalist ranks. justin invited me to the table, who will you invite?

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

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

Eastham Unit Water Supply Shut Completely OFF! (Infrastructure Decay and Deliberate Indifference lead to Human Rights Violations – Again)

By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington

“Hasan (Shakur) was the hardest worker I ever met. He founded organizations, sat on boards, and planned antiviolence concerts in the community. He put out a newsletter a hell of a lot more regularly than many groups on the outside. He helped numerous organizations with strategic planning. He pushed everyone around him mercilessly. And he did all this from a cell the size of a bathroom, with the held breath of murder’s stench on it.”
-Walidah Imarisha, exerpt from page 110 Angels with Dirty Faces

Hasan Shakur was the first minister of Humyn Rights for the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (prison chapter). The State of Texas murdered Hasan. They took his body from us. Recently I have been feeling Hasan’s spirit looking over my shoulder – nudging me – prodding me to do more. His legacy was to serve the People until Death overtakes us. I WILL uphold that legacy!

It’s Saturday – November 4th – 2017. I am trapped inside a Texas Prison known as the Eastham-Ad-seg unit. Eastham is the oldest maximum security prison in Texas.

The water has been shut completely off for 4 days! We can’t shower, we can’t wash our hands, and worst of all – we can’t flush our toilets which are full of feces, urine, and humyn excrement.

By day #2 the pungent odor of humyn waste pervades the entire building. I could hear my fellow prisoners and comrades screaming and banging: “Bring us some fxxxing water!” Courtesy and decorum has been thrown completely out the window. A female officer named Ms. Scott was supposed to come around in the evening of day #2 with buckets of water to pour inside our toilets. She never showed up!

These buckets of water act as a kind of “courtesy flush” providing a temporary reprieve from the ubiquitous smell of raw sewage in our living area.

By day #3 the smell is unbearable but like many I’m locked in this cell 24 hours a day. The entire unit is on lock-down undergoing a bi-annual “shakedown” which is common at all Texas prisons.

Actually it was a horrible coincidence that a major pipe burst 2 days after the lockdown began. Prison workers have been slaving around the clock attempting to locate and fix the busted pipe(s). I have a birds eye view of their work area. They have been using a jackhammer to break up the concrete on the Ad-seg-rec yard.

In July 2017 Journalist Candice Bernd of Truthout.org interviewed me about the problems we’ve been experiencing here at Eastham concerning Toxic Water. I told Candice that the service lines at Eastham are corroded and have deteriorated badly. What we are experiencing here is infrastructure decay and neglect that could have been prevented.

Around 9am on Day #3 (Friday – November 3rd) prison guards finally arrive on my housing wing in order to provide the much needed “courtesy flush.” I try to watch how the officer pours water into my toilet – I’m worried that fecal matter and urine will splash on my bunk. The cells are very small here and I did have presence of mind to fold my mattress away from the toilet. As I turn my head to try and watch a prison guard named C.O. Galloway tells me to face the wall. I half-heartedly comply – I’m handcuffed, in shower shoes and out-numbered 7 to 1. I’m a big guy but you’ll never hear anyone say: “Washington is stupid.”

When I’m placed back in my cell the smell is worse than before the so-called “courtesy flush”. I do my best to wipe up the feces and urine that has splashed on my floor.

In regards to the provision of clean drinking water, we are at the mercy of the prison guards. Now in the summertime when the heat index reached 110°F-130°F we may have received water 4 times a day, maybe!!

With the water cut completely off they showed up Twice!! There is more beating and screaming throughout the day, it’s not just my prison block, the entire prison population is angry and frustrated.

Prior to the busted pipe incident, the Ad-seg supervisors – Captain Francisco Villegas and Assistant Warden Gregory Vaughn had been walking around regularly harassing prisoners over petty violations. I haven’t seen neither of them this week! I have heard horror stories about the toxic water here and the water being cut-off for weeks at a time. The last bad incident was in 2014. Awarder Reeves was here at Eastham.

Warden Reeves lied to the media and prisoners families claiming Eastham unit was passing out bottled water to prisoners during the 3-4 week shut down of the water supply. I think the Texas Department of criminal justice has a special training course for high level administrators: Professional Lying 101. Most likely the instructor of the course is Chief TDCJ Spokespersyn Jason Clark! Clark has perfected and actually mastered the finer points of fabricating lies and misinforming the public and media about prison conditions.

Day #4 (Saturday – November 4th 2017) We have visitation today and I’m hoping prisoner rights activist Azzura Crispino shows up like she said she would. Journalist Candice Bernd was my first visitor in 6 years!! I suppose many folks think I get plenty of visitors – I don’t. Considering my current circumstances I can’t stress enough the importance of visits in order to smash the deceptions and lies being fed to the public.

At 7am on Day #4, the water is turned back on. The water pressure is very low and that is not a good sign. At 9am I ask the officer working G-Line (where I live) Officer Duke if the water in the sink is safe to drink. He says “I don’t know. I’m not going to drink it.” Around 12pm I ask another TDCJ employee, a white female named Sergeant Martin who has a reputation of being fair and a ‘straight shooter’ in other words she tries to tell the truth which is rare as hell up in here. So I ask about the water coming out the tap in my cell. Sergeant Martin said “They are saying that there is sand in the water and that there is still a broken service line they have to try and find. The main reason they turned the water on is so y’all can flush your toilets but I’m not sure if the water is safe to drink.”

Historically when the water pressure is low, high levels of bacteria are present and the Texas Commission on

Environmental Quality issues Boil Notices! However, we cannot boil our water and the TCEQ has never had a vested interest in our health, safety, or welfare.

I made a vow that if I was ever here at Eastham and they cut the water off for an extended period of time that I would ‘scream’ like hell until my friends and comrades from Fight Toxic Prisons showed up at the front gate with media correspondents and signs which Demand the Closure of Eastham NOW!!

After 4 days with no water you would think that offering us showers would be a top priority but that is not what has happened!

Candice Bernd raised a very interesting point in her recent expose about the toxic water and other inhumane living conditions at Eastham Unit. US Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin is presiding over the Civil lawsuit filed by Eastham prisoner William Wells TDC#[text appears to have been erased]. Judge Giblin doesn’t think the problems at Eastham are serious. In fact, I believe he said the problem we are experiencing were “Routine” – nothing about what is going on here at Eastham is “routine.”

We have had to contend with corroded service lines which continue to leach high levels of lead and copper into our water supply! Many of us have contracted an incurable stomach ailment caused by a bacteria in Eastham’s water known as h. pylori!!

Just a couple of months ago Dr. Owen Murray who oversees TDCJ’s Correctional Managed Health Care Division told a flat out lie to PBS Newshour Journalist Kamala Kelkar when she inquired about the presence of h. pylori in the water supply. In fact, let me quote exactly what Kamala told me:  “Dr. Owen Murray, vice president for offender health services told me that they do not test for or diagnose h. pylori and also said that there has not been an issue with stomach problems at Eastham or any other unit.”

The University of Texas Medical Branch and employees working for TDCJ are lying to the media and the public!!

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey we have seen an increase contaminated water supplies in South East Texas.

Prisoners in Texas are considered less than humyn, we are mistreated, abused, dehumanized, marginalized and silenced. We desperately need media exposure and legal aid in order to combat and confront these professional liars and violators of the public’s trust.

Operating a prison system without any meaningful oversight has opened the door for the delivery of inconsistent standards which have led to humyn rights violations.

Please don’t ignore us. We are humyn beings!

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win

All Power to the People.

Addendum

It is absolutely imperative that I maintain integrity and truthfulness as well as objectivity in my reporting about conditions inside these $lave kamps and gulags.

With that in mind, I report that at 6pm on Saturday November 4th 2017 the prisoners housed in Ad-seg on my line (G-Line) were offered the opportunity to take a shower. I did take a shower! I must also add some more information about the quality of the water here at Eastham. Many people do not realize that it is not just prisoners who are being affected by the contaminated water at Eastham. Recently correctional officers have come to me to report that they have been diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis!! Cryptosporidium comes from Animal-Fecal matter in the water supply!! Eastham raises chickens and hogs! This toxic run-off created by the animals is contaminating the groundwater! TDCJ, UTMB, and TCEQ are engaged in an elaborate cover-up which is harming prisoners and correctional officers. We Must Not be Silent!!

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

Fight The Power! (Part I)

(a call for mutual aid & solidarity)
by Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington

“Whether insect, plant or animal, we are all pests to the state… Creativity, Rage, Desire, and Resilience can ferment from within the worst conditions… Till the Texas skyline burns dim from the last prison’s dwindling ashes; till the last factory farm is taken over by invasive and wild beauty; till the last border crumbles under its own absurd existence; till the last ant marches on… there will be actions of resistance.”1
-Jayson Tx
an excerpt from a zine; Crazy Rasberry Ants as a model for Revolutionary struggle

Revolutionary Greetings Comrades, fellow workers, and free-world allies in struggle! It is I Comrade Malik reporting in from the Texas Slave Kamp and Gulag known as Eastham-Ad-seg unit.

“Untitled,” by Daniel Desiga c. 1972. A painting depicting multiracial unity at the Chicano-led center, El Centro de la Raza

Many people would think that in this oppressive environment there would be an abundance of Revolutionary Minded Prisoners willing to challenge The System? Well I am sad to report that the ‘pickins are real slim round these parts’.

However, the good news is that although there is a limited quantity of dedicated ‘Freedom fighters’ and servants of the people I have been able to meet a few quality individuals; Kwanetta Harris, Mona Nelson, Sherry Nance, as well as the unbreakable Britney Galley are some of the incarcerated wimmin I have had an opportunity to work with in our struggle toward liberation.
Recently, I have had the honor of working alongside Noah ‘Comrade Kado’ Coffin on a number of projects which seek to improve conditions for humyn beings and animals (livestock) that are held captive by the state of Texas.
Comrade Kado and I are as opposite as two male humyn beings could be as far as physical appearance goes. Nevertheless, we both grew up poor and have roots in the city of Houston, Texas. This has serves as a key factor for us to join forces because we came to the conclusion that as members of the same class, we are both being exploited, mistreated, neglected, and abused by the current ruling system–The Imperialist System!!!
Many people have heard me stress the importance of Multi-Racial Unity in the midst of our Abolition Movement.
Across the United $tates and Europe we all must realize that the Theory of Multi-Racial Unity is useless without Practice!
Once Comrade Kado and I came to the conclusion that we had common interests, we then identified our common enemies and then we began to establish common goals. Goals that would not just benefit us as individuals but goals which would help a broad swath of prisoners as well as some free humyn beings.
Because we are both prisoners trapped in solitary confinement (Ad-seg) one of our main goals is Freedom!
There are some who mistakenly believe that the pursuit of freedom is an individual undertaking. This is a misconception which the Bourgeois Religious Brainwashers inside these penal settings try to force feed to the isolated humyn being who often lacks the ability to differentiate between what is REAL and what is a manufactured illusion!!
Bakunin actually does an excellent job at smashing this falsehood and illuminating the Truth. Bakunin said:
“The freedom of individuals is by no means an individual matter…It is a collective matter, a collective product. No individual can be free outside of human society of without its co-operation…”2

You see Comrades although the Movement to End Prison Slavery was birthed inside these solitary cages in Amerika, without your Mutual Aid and Solidarity our movement dies! WE MUST HAVE FREE-WORLD SUPPORT!!
When humyn beings are placed in Ad-seg or in solitary confinement for decads and separated from humyn society their freedom in reality has been literally taken away!! For anyone to say “you can be free in the midst of this forced isolation” is clearly propagating a falsehood and a lie! Comrades, I believe in God a creator if you will; but I’m certainly not free, nor am I content or happy within this modern slave kamp! Let’s examine more wisdom from Bukanin on this very topic.
Bakunin says:
 “Everything human in man is the product of a collective, social labor…To be free in absolute isolation is an absurdity invented by theologians and metaphysicians who have replaced the society of humans by that of God, their phantom. They say that each person feels free in the presence of God, that is, in the presence of absolute emptiness,–nothingness. Freedom in isolation, then is the Freedom of Nothingness, or indeed the nothingness of freedom: Slavery.”3

Now I want you to write a letter to a prisoner at Pelican Bay Segregated Housing Unit, or Florence ADX in Colorado and ask them do they feel free!!?

The Texas Department of Criminal Injustice has recently announced that it has done away with solitary confinement.
This was a ploy and tactic by this corrupt prison agency to give the public a false perception. Administrative segregation is still practiced by T.D.C.J. and in some cases it is just as inhumane and tortuous as solitary confinement but please don’t take my word for it. As I write this essay Victoria Law is doing research for her new article about wimmin in Texas trapped in Ad-seg! Keep a close eye out for Comrade Victoria’s work it should be very enlightening to say the least.
It is understood that the ‘power’ we are fighting against in Imperialism. The Prison Industrial Complex is a manifestation of the STATES attempt to socially control the most revolutionary cross section of Amerikan & European society!! It’s no coincidence that our most advanced political elements are trapped in prison.
The Anarchist Black Cross Federation along with autonomous groupings which have formed from state to state and country to country have defined themselves strongly as supporters of our struggle which seeks to Abolish Legalized Slavery, Amend the 13th and locally in my ‘neck of the woods’ to End Prison Slavery in Texas-NOW!!!
I have found it absolutely necessary to expand our support base and strengthen our foundation.
Because I am an Anti-Imperialist as well as an Environmentalist it is only natural for me to gravitate toward the work of long-held political prisoner and freedom fighter-David Gilbert
I have come tot he conclusion that for there to be a successful Revolution in Europe and Amerika there must be an International Red Neck Revolt!!
Race is being used as a divisive tool by the ‘Ruling Elite‘ in Amerika and the U.K. The biggest fear that the Imperialist in Power have is that the masses will denounce Racism and fully embrace Anti-Imperialism  & Class Solidarity.
When this is finally achieved we will collectively break the yoke that represents modern-day Imperialism.
Comrades, please know and understand that I am seeking to enter into a pact of mutual aid and solidarity with many like minded organizations and groups who are willing to aid us in our quest to End Prison Slavery!
Here are just a few:

Red Neck Revolt
Black Women’s Defense League (Dallas TX)
The Revolutionary Communist Group (Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism) (UK)
The Freedom Socialist Party
The Nationwide EarthFirst! Network
The Black Riders Liberation Party
The New Abolitionist Movement
TORCH Antifa Network
Black & Pink
The Final Straw Radio Show
And many, many more!

Comrades, the dreams and aspirations of Kinetik Justice and Melvin Ray of the Free Alabama Movement are still alive!! Sean Swain and Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan are still in the fight! Heshima Denham of Amend the 13th and I have formed an unbreakable bond of New Afrikan Solidarity. And after 45 years of incarceration, our respected elder and Comrade Jalil Muntaqim is leading the International Fight for human rights!!
I have spoken enough. I will end Part I of this series by quoting my comrade David Gilbert:
“A System of white supremacy that was historically constructed can be historically deconstructed. A key factor for whites is the tangibility of a revolutionary alternative as opposed to the more immediate relative privileges that imperialism has to offer”4

My name is Comrade Malik and I have a vision of class solidarity which transcends Race, Creed, and Gender!! 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

Resources
1 Crazy Rasberry Ants: As a Model for Revolutionary Struggle – a zine by Ruin Doppëlganger, Esq Inspired by Jayson Tx
2 Bakunin Vs. The Primitivists – a zine by Brian Oliver Sheppard
3 Ibid.
4 Looking at the White Working Class (Historically) a zine by David Gilbert (Published by Redneckrevolt.org)

Prisoner Lives Matter Too – But Not In Texas!

By Keith “Malik” Washington

“To cooperate passively with an unjust system makes the oppressed as evil as the oppressor.” – Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Peace & Blessings Sisters and Brothers!

This month of October 2017 marks the 10th year that I have been incarcerated inside prisons and jails operated and maintained by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Many things have changed in those ten years, but many things have stayed the same. The “lock ’em up and throw away the key” philosophy is still prevalent in the state of Texas. I watched closely as prisoner rights advocate Jennifer Erschabek fought passionately to reform the broken parole system in Texas. The Texas legislature has no desire or will to change the system. Texas State Representative Senfronia Thompson, a Democrat from Houston, Texas, agreed with Ms Erschabek that the parole system needed reforming, and she authored a bill, HB2120 that would have given more prisoners in Texas a realistic chance of freedom. The bill died in committee.

In Texas, prisoner lives don’t matter, and nothing illustrates this point better than the decision by the Federal Government to abandon over 2000 prisoners at the Federal Prison Complex in Beaumont during Hurricane Harvey. My friend, journalist Candice Bernd of Truth-Out, wrote a heart-wrenching piece which detailed the horrendous living conditions prisoners were forced to contend with during and in the aftermath of Harvey.

As far as the state response to Hurricane Harvey, I have to admit TDCJ did a very good job evacuating state prisoners and moving them out of harm’s way.

However, I recently returned from a Federal Bench Warrant in order to attend a Federal Civil Court proceeding. While en route to Court, and during the many days it took me to return, I discovered some horrible things.

I traveled to many other prison units in mid to late September 2017. I spoke directly to prisoners who were traveling on buses and vans with me. One glaring issue and topic which continued to come up throughout the course of our conversations is the shocking increase of prisoner deaths inside facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Many of these deaths are attributed to an epidemic of synthetic marijuana usage, which has created chaos for both prisoners and staff throughout the State of Texas.

The problem seemed to be extraordinarily pronounced at the Beto I Unit located in Tennessee Colony, Texas. I spent about 1 week at Beto awaiting my transfer back to the Eastham Unit which is located in Lovelady, Texas.

The Senior Warden who is in charge of ensuring the safety and security of both his staff and the prisoners in his care is Mr Norris Jackson. In my opinion, Warden Jackson has failed miserably in protecting the lives of prisoners, and he should be removed by the agency immediately.

Here is what I have discovered:

In the past 2 months, there have been approximately 10 prisoner deaths on the Beto I Unit. The cause of these deaths has been varied, but are in line with a pattern and a trend my free-world friends have noticed across the penal state:

  1. K-2 (synthetic marijuana) and the psychotic episodes associated with its usage is causing deaths at Beto Unit.

  2. Employee abuse, medical neglect and deliberate indifference are causing deaths on Beto Unit.

  3. Prisoner-on-prisoner assaults and suicides are causing deaths on Beto Unit and many other Texas prisons.

The bottom line is prisoners in Texas are dying at an alarming rate. I need help from media correspondents in order to uncover the details.

Contrary to the popular belief among prison administrators in Texas: prisoner lives do matter!

Sisters and brothers, no matter the race, religion or gender of a persyn, a humyn life is precious to me!

I can introduce you to caring and thoughtful prisoners at Beto I Unit who can provide you with the much-needed details concerning these deaths so we can collectively save some lives.

Lorie Davis is the director of TDCJ’s Correctional Institution Division, please let’s ask her why Warden Jackson continues to fail in preserving and saving the lives of prisoners.

Saving lives should be Job #1, don’t you think?

If you are interested, please contact me or one of my dedicated free-world comrades.

Dare to struggle, dare to win, all power to the people,

Comrade Malik

Keith “Malik” Washington is a humyn rights activist currently incarcerated in Texas. He is a co-founder and chief spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement. Malik is a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) 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 he is very active in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign. You can view his work at comrademalik.com or write him directly at Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington TDC# 1487958 Eastham Unit, 2665 Prison Road 1 Lovelady, Texas 75851 (936) 636-7321 ext. (**009)