Comrade Malik breaks his Silence on Taboo issues effecting the Ultra Corrupt Texas Criminal Justice System!

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington
Chief Spokespersyn
End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement

“The problems of Black Life Mattering are hence fundamentally problems of Structural Power. In other words, _structural racism_ encompasses the entire system of white supremacy, diffused and infused in all aspects of society, including our history, culture, politics, economics, and our entire social fabric. Structural racism is the most profound and pervasive form of racism – all other forms of racism (e.g. institutional, interpersonal, internalized, etc..) emerges from structural racism.”
– California Prisoner Troy T. Thomas
Sling Shot (Anarchist news paper)
summer 2016 pg. 7.

Peace & blessings sisters and brothers!

It’s March  2017 and all of a sudden people want to know: “Who is Comrade Malik?” – Where did I come from? Have I always been here? Yes, I’ve been here all along but until now Texas Prison and State Government officials had done a masterful job of silencing or drowning out my voice. Now that I have acquired a small amount of notoriety it is time for me to fully expose this ultra corrupt agency known as the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Racism in Prisoner Rights Advocacy!

So we started off with discussing structural racism. And this permeates every facet of society in Amerika. It is not just relegated to Texas but in Texas it has a significant amount of prominence especially where prisoners are concerned. I’ve been advocating for prisoners for approximately 15 years I started in Florida at a Federal Prison – F.C.I. Coleman. There I met an extremely intelligent brother by the name of RuFus Rochelle. Rufus was the victim of the Federal Governments racially bias Crack Law. But Fufus was a fighter a freedom fighter that is and he encouraged me to write articles for a black-owned newspaper called the Mahogany Revue.

In Texas, there is a growing Prisoner Rights Advocacy Movement but it is broken up into two separate sects. Only the active and involved are aware of this esoteric fact.

In Texas, there is a growing Prisoner Rights Advocacy Movement but it is broken up into two separate sects. Only the active and involved are aware of this esoteric fact.

One “camp” is made up of predominantly of white-christian-mainstream activists. Their names are recognizable and popular. They seek prison reform through co-operating with the same individuals who are guilty of the oppressive policies. They even will outright tell you “we are not set-up to fight the system we want to work with T.D.C.J. in order to bring about change.” My response to that is “Good luck with that!”.

Through the years I have become friends with Michael Jewell the executive director of Texas-CURE in Dallas. Michael and his partner Joan Covici actually saved my life when prison employees at the Estelle High-Security Unit unplugged my fan in my cell during a deadly heat wave in Texas – 2012.

Michael certainly paid his dues – as he spent 40 years trapped in T.D.C.J. – 23 of those years spent in Ad-Seg. However, Michael and I have totally different perspectives when it comes to our strategies and tactics. I am in the “_other_” camp.

Remember, we are speaking in the realm of Prisoner Rights Advocacy and I belong to the “Other” Camp. Our camp is made up of Black, Mexican, White, Socialists, Anarchists, Muslims, Christians, Jews, and the LGBTQ community. We are “the Radicals” or that is now the “Establishment” would like you to perceive us as. _We_ are the Gloria Rubac’s., the Pat Hartwells, the Robert S. Muhammads, our names might not be that familiar to you because the mainstream corporate owned media does not give us the same amount of exposure as the first “camp”.

See you can’t tell Gloria Rubac that the Death Penalty in Texas is racially blind. Gloria knows better. Gloria is a white womyn – extremely intelligent and she has done a concrete analysis of the Racist Death Penalty in Texas and she knows like I know that black and brown humyn beings are forced on that Gurney at the Walls unit at a much higher percentage than white folks! – FACT

How many of you remember the movie LIFE with Martin Lawrence and Eddie Murphy? Do you remember the part when the Warden’s wife baked a pie and put it on the window sill to cool? Martin Lawrence’s character said something to the effect: “How can we make one of those Boss Man pies into a negro pie?” You see, the “pie” was _off limits_ to prisoners – especially black prisoners! And that is how the Prisoner Rights Advocacy movement in Texas is set up. No-one in Austin, Texas at the capitol really wants to see Comrade Malik, Azzura Crispino, or any “radical” voice at the committee hearing or negotiation table. But we are the ones who are intimately familiar with the corrupt nature of the Agency. Not every guest on the popular Prison Show on KPFT 90.1 FM is going to have a “feel good” family friendly story about their experience with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Some of us are going to talk about the beatings, the numerous parole set-offs, the inhumane living conditions, deadly extreme heat, Toxic water, Rapes & Murder!!
_Whitmire Knew!_

You read the title of this essay didn’t you? So you had to know this was coming. With the help of Mary Ratcliff – the editor of the San Francisco Bay View as well as Carole Seligman and Bonnie Weinstein of Socialist Viewpoint Magazine people are talking about the murder of T.D.C.J. prisoner Alton Rodgers at the Bill Clements Unit located in Amarillo, Texas.

Sisters and brothers, Senator John Whitmire is culpable in the death of Alton Rodgers and I will tell you why. In January 2015 Professor Victor Wallis Ph.D. of Berklee College, John S. Dolley of Central Texas ABC & ABC Para-legal Services and myself compiled an information packet entitled: Please Stop the Killing. It included essays which highlighted prisoner deaths and civilian deaths at the hands of law enforcement officers in Texas. We had a special focus on the Bill Clements Unit. We sent the packet to members of the media and specific Texas Legislators. Senator John Whitmire could have called in the F.B.I. and D.O.J. long ago – called them in to stop prisoner abuse and murder but he didn’t.

I provided journalist Kamala Kelkar of the PBS Newshour Weekend with a copy of the Please Stop the Killing packet I wanted her to see with her own eyes how we have virtually begged the Texas Legislature to take action in order to clean-up the corruption at Bill Clements Unit. – NOTHING!
Ever since 2008 when a disgruntled prisoner phoned Senator Whitmire from his cell on Texas’ Death Row – Senator Whitmire has secretly harbored animosity toward Texas prisoners, – FACT!

Senator Whitmire has continued to turn a blind eye to Institutionalized Violence and Institutionalized Retaliation against prisoners who advocate on behalf of other prisoners. And now with the recent release of a report along with _Notice of Claims_ by the National Lawyers Guild we clearly see that Texas and its prison agency T.D.C.J. has established a custom, policy, and un-official Government practice of targeting and also retaliating harshly against prisoners who are recognized as Activists and Jail House Lawers. – FACT!
_What actually happened in Texas Prisons on September 9th – 2016?_
Nobody is more in tune with Prison Laborers in Texas than I am. So now that I’m isolated and have a ton of time on my hands allow me to explain briefly what _really took place_ prior to and on the day of September 9th!

I assume many of you are familiar with the Slave Trade in Amerika? Many of us who are conscious don’t like to use the term _Slave Trade_ because it gives a person the impression as if there was a fair exchange between Africans and European Slave traders. The dynamics of _coercion_ and _violence_ are not reflected in the term that is why we use the term _Maafa_. Because it was a Black Holocaust that we experienced here in Amerika.
My point is this; T.D.C.J., Texas Corrections Industries and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles uses coercion, violence, and sometimes torture to force Texas prisoners into Slavery and Involuntary Servitude.
_Case in Point_

Wynne Unit is a prison in Texas located in Huntsville. It is the home to at least 6 different Texas Correctional Industry-Factories. Prior to September 9th I received a report from one of my sources there and here is what he said: 3 weeks before September 9th the Senior Warden at Wynne Mrs. Kelly Strong partnered with the Chief T.C.I. Plant Manager and together they held “Town Hall meetings” with prison laborers. There is a Mattress Factory, Computer Recovery Plant, Sing Shop, Tag plant and a couple others.

The prisoners were threatened! The threat was that if anyone attempted to organize a work strike or participate in the September 9th Work Stoppage they would receive:
#1.) A Major Disciplinary Case
#2.) Demotion to G-5 (Close Custody)
#3.) A Transfer to a Far Flung Rural Area!
G-5 Custody is a very restrictive and punitive security status in which two prisoners are trapped in a cell 22 to 24 hours a day!! – FACT!
And by the way when a prisoner in Texas receives a Major Disciplinary Case his or her Parole eligibility is affected in a very negative manner. So how many prisoners do you think were “Down for the Struggle” on September 9th in Texas Prisons??

The Industrial Workers of the World and the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee made the call to organize and educate. I gave and continue to give every bit of myself to this Struggle and Movement. I don’t have any regrets other than I wish we had more people seriously committed to Abolishing Prison Slavery in Texas.

As I close I remind you that there are many wimmin in Texas Prisons who are down for the struggle but their voices are being ignored, ridiculed, and silenced by Texas Prison officials. Don’t Forget about the Sisters! They need our support!

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

Comrade Malik Sounds Off on Trump Immigration Policy: Don’t be foolish run for safety NOW!

Revolutionary greetings sisters and brothers!

Donald J Trump has given his marching orders to the paramilitary troops who represent the Immigration Customs Enforcement Agency commonly known as ICE.

The agents are in maximum slave-catching mode and the quarry is undocumented workers and immigrants. The first sign that something very horrible is coming was the passing of a Sanctuary City bill in the Texas state legislature or more properly said;  the anti-Sanctuary City Bill (SB 4)  which not only de-funds a city which provides a safe haven for undocumented humyn beings, it punishes any law enforcement officer or state official who fails to get in line with the new policy. Just this weekend (Feb 11-12, 2017) ICE conducted raids in Austin, Texas one of the most immigrant-friendly the cities in the Lone Star State.

The reason I say RUN is this:  not only does Texas maintain the largest prison system in the United States, last year Texas became the poster child for inhumane and torturous conditions inside facilities used to house immigrant detainees!  There was a full-fledged rebellion at Willacy County Correctional Facility because the conditions were atrocious!! The Department of Justice stated it would discontinue the use of private prison corporations like GEO, CCA or Wackenhut because these private prisons have established a pattern of abuse and corruption – hello Sean Spicer!

https://youtu.be/S1g55pZyVWo

So here comes the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and he is going to lie!

“Oh gosh no! We aren’t hunting humyn beings down like dogs and throwing them in cages we only want the criminals.”  Deceptions and lies!

Farhan Ahmed and Mohamed Mualim trekked through barren and frigid snow-swept fields dividing North Dakota for five hours to reach Canada [Geraldine Malone/Al Jazeera]
Farhan Ahmed and Mohamed Mualim trekked through barren and frigid snow-swept fields dividing North Dakota for five hours to reach Canada [Geraldine Malone/Al Jazeera]
The reality is Somali refugees are braving sub-zero temperatures to cross into Canada because they are AFRAID.

And rightfully so! Donald Trump is surrounded by white nationalists and they have made up their minds that the best way to ‘make America great again’  is to initiate and implement a covert ethnic cleansing campaign and the first sacrificial lambs on the list are: a) undocumented workers and b) Muslims.

The state of Texas is the ‘ tip of the spear’ in this ultra-racist and bigoted domestic policy. Take off the Rose Colored Glasses folks;  all the ‘soft talking’ and made up facts cannot counter the truth. The United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any country in the world. Fact! Private prison corporations like GEO,  CCA,  and Wackenhut are doing the “happy dance” because Trump has revitalized the art of torture.

Once again I say that if you are truly committed to the struggle against imperialism then you will silently and covertly provide safety, shelter, food, water, and clothing for our undocumented sisters and brothers.

I was not alive during the time of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany but more and more Trump’s America is feeling strange to me. I don’t want to be here. I will gladly give up my citizenship in order to flee a nation which has branded me an enemy of the state. Unwanted and unloved.

But I can’t flee I am trapped!!

So, therefore I will fight! I will fight this oppressive regime with every ounce of my being. What will you do?

Will you sit by quietly while the paramilitary shock troops visit a city near you and hunt your friends down like dogs?? The revolution won’t be televised.

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

Comrade Malik Comments on Trump’s Ban on Muslims

By Keith Malik Washington and concerned allies

Revolutionary greetings sisters and brothers!

trump1-4-2016-2016010404190696Here we are February 2017 – Black History Month and the hot topic is the recent ban on Muslim immigrants.

We are not surprised many of my mentors and friends have been closely observing the rise of Trump. We have analyzed the trajectory of his political agenda.

Let’s look at a quote from Heather Digby Parton which appeared in the Progressive Populist newspaper in April 2016

“He built a coalition of bullies, xenophobes, and bigots. Some people are aghast of the suggestion of racism fueling Trump support. Now it’s as clear as day and cannot be denied.

It is heartening to see federal judges, lawyers, and even some attorneys generals from various States criticizing Trump’s executive order. However, at the end of the day when all the smoke clears and the initial shock subsides- Trump, Steve Bannon, and Jeff Sessions will enforce this overtly bigoted and islamophobic policy.

There are some who say President Trump’s policies are not a true reflection of the thoughts and feelings of Amerikans. I beg to differ! On the contrary, this is Amerika in all its Imperialist Glory! Japanese internment camps! -Amerika!! The Red Scare of the McCarthy era -Amerika! The genocide of First Nations people -Amerika!! J. Edgar Hoover’s murderous cointelpro campaign against the Black Panther Party -Amerika!!

Stop saying Trump’s Islamophobia is not Amerikan when we all know it is. What we are seeing is a natural progression of an ideology which is secretly embraced by every Trump appointee! All of them. And now in 2017, the hatred has reached its Coming of Age!

And this is just the beginning.

Bloody Violence among Prisoners Results in Security Lockdown at the Eastham-Administrative-Segregation Unit, Texas — Update

By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington
Deputy Chairman, New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter)
Peace and blessings Sisters and Brothers!
This cover of Newsweek for Oct. 6, 1986, features a story, “Inside America’s Toughest Prison,” about Eastham Unit, where Malik is now housed.
This cover of Newsweek for Oct. 6, 1986, features a story, “Inside America’s Toughest Prison,” about Eastham Unit, where Malik is now housed.

Today is Wednesday, January 25, 2017. A white male prisoner housed in Administrative Segregation was the victim of a bloody “harpoon” spear attack! The victim was Life Flighted off the unit.

This is the second such attack at Eastham this month. The first attack took place on January 9, 2017, approximately 25 feet from my cell on E-Line here on the Eastham-Ad-Seg Section. Needless to say, I witnessed the first incident in which two white males were ‘shot’ with sharp spears while they were being escorted to Outside Recreation. The attacker was another white male, a former member of a large white supremacist gang here in Texas.
There is a portable-sliding shield which, when used properly by Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison guards, decreases the risk of prisoners falling victim to such attacks.
On January 9th officers chose not to use the shield and as a result, one prisoner was ‘shot’ in the stomach. He was Life-Flighted by helicopter to John Sealy Hospital in Galveston. The second prisoner was ‘shot’ in the butt check and taken to Huntsville Hospital.  Both prisoners survived.
Today, January 25th, there has been no word on the status of the latest victim, but the rumor mill is saying he is in bad shape. We were notified at 2 p.m. that we were on lockdown.
I would like to briefly speak about the state’s duty to protect and how TDCJ ignores that duty.
Sisters and Brothers—Whether it is forcing prisoners to drink toxic water, the abuse of the elderly or infirm prisoners or the failure to protect Ad-Seg prisoners from violent attacks—gross negligence and deliberate indifference are the operative words which apply.
The Texas prison system has sabotaged a prisoner’s ability to be compensated when they are hurt on account of employee negligence.
For instance, the prisoners who were attacked on January 9th both utilized the offender grievance program in order to address their issues. In both cases, their grievances were returned stating: “Non-grievable issue”! How can this be? A hymyn being is attacked when he is handcuffed; the officer fails horribly in protecting him, and the prisoner is told the issue is non-grievable?
Sister and brothers: I tell you today that the state of Texas has ‘gamed’ the system in such a way that prisoners are treated as slaves and sub-humans! TDCJ prisonadministratorss have purposely housed me around white males who identify as white supremacists. TDCJ’s logic is this: “Let’s mix this Black Nationalist with these white dudes and see what happens.”
But nothing happens! I am not a Black Nationalist. I am a Revolutionary Socialist who fights for all oppressed humyn beings.
TDCJ has a duty to protect prisoners and they should compensate prisoners when they’ve been hurt on account of gross negligence and employee error.
Help us to ungame the corrupt system in Texas prisons.
Dare to struggle, Dare to win, All power to the People!

Comrade Malik speaks out about: Abuse of special needs humyn being in Chicago, false labeling of #blacklivesmatter and who or what really stole the election from Hillary

 

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington

Peace and blessings sisters and brothers!

blacklivesmatterAs we all reflect and contemplate on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I think of the lessons he taught: the way of Peace, the way of love, and the philosophy of nonviolence.

And that brings me to a question I have for all: if we call ourselves humyn rights activist and servants of the people do we remain silent when people who don’t look or act like us get mistreated and abused?

What I’m getting at is this does the life of an innocent special needs white male teenager matter to you?

His life, safety, and health certainly matters to me and I was moved to tears when I heard about his ordeal. Bound, gagged, and tortured!!? If his life is not valuable in your eyes maybe you should click off this page.

Contrary to what the prison authorities in Texas may say about me, I am not the “Hate Whitey” guy there are plenty of those kind of people on the internet pretending to be black panthers.

I represent the real legacy of the original Black Panther Party.

These four young black people in Chicago made a huge mistake. And one must wonder what has created such hatred inside our young people?

Was it the drugs they were using?

Is it the new racially-charged geopolitical environment in Amerika?

There certainly was no shortage of young black lives being snuffed out by white folks in 2016 – does that have any bearing on their actions?

We are going to really have to look at this we cannot afford another incident like this! I am certainly not a fan of President Donald J. Trump but we must listen to the words of former First Lady Michelle Obama: “when they go low we go high!” I love Michelle Obama always have!

However, now is the perfect time to bring the spirit of occupy in the 99% back into the picture as a positive response to this divide and conquer racism. I mean you do realize that is the game being played on us don’t you

And now I must set the record straight on something, I hope you take the time to listen

These four young people who perpetrated this horrible act in Chicago do not and did not represent the #blacklivesmatter movement!!

I am not suggesting we throw these young people away nor do I suggest we throw them under the proverbial bus so they can become victims of the “lynch mob”. They actually have created enough problems for themselves and they really are in need of our prayers and support.

But the core issue I want to address is a false labeling and misrepresentation in the press and media that #blacklivesmatter had a connection to any of this!

That is a bold face lie!

Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi are not animals or monsters they are thoughtful and caring humyn beings.

The #blacklivesmatter  movement was founded in the wake of several unpunished (or lightly punished) incidents of police killing unarmed black people.

We must denounce these media, and social media, fabrications in the strongest terms and we must call out these bigoted opportunist who would love to destroy and discredit the reputation of #blacklivesmatter.

I want you to think about something; if Russian intelligence operatives (FSB) or (GRU) can place false news on our cyber networks and actually hack the DNC (Hillary and friends) you don’t think there are people who can create false propaganda concerning #blacklivesmatter?

But who really stole the US presidential election? Was it really the Russians who did it? My close friend and Mentor Professor Victor Wallace PhD says this:

“The election was stolen by the Republicans in the most liberal sense by suppressing the vote in communities of color in the swing states. 75,000 voters in Detroit never had their presidential vote counted, 300,000 Wisconsin voters were disenfranchised by governor Scott Walker’s ID law and in North Carolina tens of thousands were unable to vote because of drastic restrictions in the number of polling stations.

The Democratic party doesn’t want to highlight any of this because the DMC did similar things to Bernie Sanders win the primary race.”

It is so convenient to blame everything on the Russians. The Russians have been waging hostile cyber intelligent ops against the United States for years. Espionage is real; a two-way street and the CIA and NSA will lie!

Dare to struggle, dare to win, all power to the people who can THINK!

Comrade Malik Breaks his Silence on the Abuse, Murder, Executions, and Discrimination of his Muslim Sisters and Brothers!

 

By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington and concerned friends and allies

screen-shot-2017-02-04-at-2-24-58-pmIn the name of Allah most gracious most merciful peace and blessings sisters and brothers!

I’d like to greet all of you with the universal greeting of the Muslims the salutations of peace Assalamu alaikum السّلامُ عليكُمْ

It is reported that one of the companions of our Holy Prophet (saw) asked him: “How do we know if an action or inaction is wrong?” Our Holy Prophet (saw) said some more some less that: “if something you do, or don’t do, pricks your conscience then it is wrong.”

For the past year I’ve become overwhelmed with the burden of remaining silent when I became aware of the abuse, murder, execution of Muslims.

Darren Rainey was a black, mentally ill Muslim convert who was scalded to death in a Florida prison in 2012 while the Obama Administration looked the other way!

However, America is not the only place where Muslim lives don’t matter. In Israel human rights Defenders Farid al-Atrash and Issa Amro fight for their freedom.

Issa Amro is a Palestinian and founder of the Hebron-based group Youth Against Settlements and Hebron area lawyer Farid al-Atrash were both arrested for participating in a peaceful protest in February 2016. The March commemorated 22 years since extremist American-born Israeli settler Baruch Goldstein opened fire on Muslim Palestinian worshippers killing 29 and injuring more than 120 in Hebron’s Ibrahimi mosque in 1994.

Earlier in September 2016, I wrote a piece entitled: “What Method of Protest is Acceptable for Black People in Amerika?” And now I must ask the world what method of protest is acceptable for Palestinian people in Israel?! Suicide bombings and stabbings of innocent people is Haram, or forbidden, in Islam so please explain the crime of participating in a march? Please answer this Mr. Netanyahu!

And now we travel to Mauritania where we find Mauritanian blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould M’khaitir who faces possible execution for an article he wrote entitled “Religion, Religiosity and Blacksmiths” which described the ongoing racial discrimination and slavery visited upon black people living in Mauritania. Slavery was abolished in 1981. However, it was not illegal to own slaves until  2007.

That’s ironic here it is 2017 and slavery in Texas is Alive and Well!

Mohamed Cheikh Ould M’khaitir has repented several times prior to his conviction for apostasy.  Legal code in Mauritania says that should a convicted apostate repent at any point before the death sentence is carried out the Supreme Court in Mauritania may commute the punishment to a prison sentence of up to two years.

For those who are True Believers in Allah (swt) and His Holy Prophet (saw) we know that Allah’s mercy always supersedes his wrath! If the Supreme Court in Mauritania follows Quran and Sunnah Mohamed Cheikh Ould M’khaitir’s life will be saved Insha-Allah.

And finally Saudi Arabia, in 2015 the US State Department report noted that 35 gay men, and people assigned male at birth who were wearing women’s clothing, were arrested at a party in Jeddah in 2014. A judge in Medina in the same year sentenced a man to three years in prison and 450 lashes for “soliciting sex with other men” on Twitter. LGBTQ people are our brothers and sisters, we need to treat everyone as such. Everett K. Rowson, a professor at New York University who researches homosexuality in medieval Islamic society says “The only passages that deal with the subject unambiguously appear in the passages dealing with Lot.” The Atlantic reports that “To be gay in Saudi Arabia is to live a contradiction—to have license without rights, and to enjoy broad tolerance without the most minimal acceptance. The closet is not a choice; it is a rule of survival.” But why live in the shadows, it is time that we supported our gay and trans brothers and sisters.

At this time I request Dua’s (supplications) be offered requesting freedom and protection for Jamil-Al-Amin, Rasmea Odeh, Jalil Muntaqim, Mutulu Shakur, Patrice Lumumba Ford, Mumia Abu Jamal, and a special dua for the Duka brothers: Dritan Duka, Shain Duka, and Eljvir Duka! The entrapment of the Duka brothers destroyed their families.The US attorney who prosecuted the Duka brothers was Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey.

I end this piece by alerting all of you that the State of Texas prison system has waged a silent war on Muslim prisoners making it a hardship for many of us to grow our beards, wear our kufis, or even learn Arabic or attend Quranic studies!

The past five years we have patiently awaited a legal decision. Right now I am in federal court fighting for my rights with no legal representation or attorney. Allah (swt) has been my key legal adviser! Remember! Oppression is worse than slaughter! Ameen.

Why do ‘They’ Keep Hurting Us? Part 2 – Solutions

Peace and blessings to all human beings!

In 2015 I wrote a piece entitled, “Why do ‘They’ Keep Hurting Us?” ‘They’ being police and law enforcement officers in Amerika. 2016 was a bloody year. In Chicago alone, there were 760 murders! And these were mostly black on black or brown on black or vice-versa! Police killed many innocents last year, but then again so did people all over America.

I spend my days and nights searching for solutions to the violence. In regards to police in Amerika murdering citizens, I believe Norm Stamper has some excellent starting point. Stamper was a police officer for 34 years and served as the Chief of the Seattle Police Department. Please listen to his suggestions and feel free to post your own thoughts and comments:

Stamper says,  “in order to ensure that a local law enforcement abide by laws governing search and seizure, stop and frisk, use of force, and assembly protections, the Department of Justice must be given the authority and resources to do three things.

First, it needs to set reasonable, defensible standards of police performance and conduct. Second, it needs to certify every law enforcement officer and agency in the country. And third, it must be given the power to decertify, for just cause, any individual or department that refuses to play by the rules.

Excerpt from Norm Stamper’s essay – Fix the Police – page 67 Playboy magazine July / August 2016

krystalmuhammad_0618Now my suggestion comes from New Black Panther Party Chairpersyn Comrade Krystal Muhammad. Comrade Krystal lives in Houston, Texas and she has called for independent civilian review board that has subpoena and prosecutorial power over the Houston Police Department. The police in Amerika have so much power and control over Us – if their mandate is to protect and serve shouldn’t we have some power and control over them? Think about that!

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

Comrade Keith ‘Malik’ Washington

Why do I fight the system so hard?

By Keith Malik Washington
Chief Spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement

Peace and blessings sisters and brothers!

As I sit in this dilapidated dark place I often see the confused and quizzical looks on the faces of the various prison officials who, at periodic intervals, come by my cell and peer into my world, staring at me as if I am some rare dangerous breed of animal.

I often want to tell them if I don’t fight for us who will?

minorinfractions_5310ca4cab5cf_w1500Economic stagnation is one of the fundamental issues which is plaguing Afrikan Amerikans in the United States.

The American Civil Liberties Union released a report in October 2016 which shows that the War on Drugs tears apart families. They went further and said Louisiana, Texas, and Florida should focus their attention more on rehabilitative strategies as opposed to mass incarceration. I have paraphrased a bit but the point we must understand is that the GOP, and I’m talking about the Republican Party, has been very methodical and purposeful in implementing laws and policies which disenfranchise, marginalize, and oppress minorities.

For many of us black and brown people who are from the inner-city, we feel as if a trap has been laid for us to stumble in. My analysis of the situation has taught me that what we are experiencing is a sophisticated form of social control.

In Houston, Texas, the city I now call home, our schools have become mini-penitentiaries. For actions that used to rate detention after school or a 3-day suspension, we now face total expulsion or jail. The system funnels many of us straight into the waiting arms of an overeager criminal justice system. And then once we get in here we are trapped!

At Estelle Unit in 2012, I witnessed TDCJ officers beating elderly, disabled, and infirm prisoners. No one believed me then a report from the Prison Justice League confirmed it!

At Wallace Pack Unit I witnessed more abuse of the elderly and infirm coupled with forcing prisoners to drink water with high levels of arsenic!

Texas routinely executes mentally and disabled humyn beings per their state-sanctioned murder program, known as a death penalty.

Don’t ask why I fight so hard, the proof is right in your face will you help me fight?

National Lawyers Guild stands by their Commitment to Protect the Rights of IWOC Imprisoned Freedom Fighters!

By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington and justin adkins

Peace and blessings!

We have hopeful news to report. On December 29, 2016, Comrade Malik received a letter from attorney  Ollie R. Jefferson.  Attorney Jefferson is based in Arlington, Texas it is one of the many dedicated servants of the people who serve on the National Lawyers Guild’s –  Prisoner Legal Advocacy Network or PLAN for short.

These are Guild attorney members across the United States who have been volunteering their services to protect prisoners from rights violations associated with the fallout from the national prison work stoppages which began September 9, 2016

PBS journalist Kamala Kelkar did an excellent web-story highlighting some of the problems Comrade Malik has faced.

inofficeComrade Malik was targeted by Texas prison officials. He was placed in long-term solitary confinement after being found guilty of a fabricated riot case during Kangaroo Court proceedings at the Coffield Unit located in Tennessee Colony, Texas.

Comrade Malik has suffered numerous injustices such as religious discrimination, which he rarely speaks about. For the past year-and-a-half, Texas prison officials have denied Malik’s religious practice of growing a fist length beard and wearing a kufi per the precepts of his Islamic faith! The Texas prison system has trampled all over Malik’s constitutional rights and we are encouraged by the professionalism and commitment of the National Lawyers Guild.

At this time we ask that all of you rally behind Comrade Malik and attorney Ollie R. Jefferson as they prepare to confront this oppressive and corrupt prison agency.

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

Comrade Malik and justin adkins

Tupac Shakur is one of my Panther Heroes

By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington

Deputy chairman New Afrikan Black Panther Party – prison Chapter

As a member of Generation X, as I reflect back on my youth, only one person comes to mind when it comes to laying it all on the line and that’s Tupac Shakur! When it comes to using celebrity as a vehicle for change that no one did it with as much passion and fury as to park!

-Tim Young
Prisoner – San Quentin California

843622352-tupac-shakur-quotes-sayings-life-famousRevolutionary greetings comrades!

Well here we are 2017! Tupac has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. in my opinion Tupac embodied many qualities of a modern-day Black Panther. Of course he got it honestly Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur was an incredible black panther who overcame adversity such as personal demons and she uplifted her son’s Legacy!!

And what exactly is Tupac’s Legacy?

I believe if Tupac was here today he would don a bulletproof vest and travel to the city of Chicago and he would ask the Vice Lords and Gangster Disciples as well as all gangs in chi-town to stop the killing and refocus their efforts in a way that serves their communities rather destroy them!!

I think Tupac will call out President Barack Obama and ask him how in the hell can you sit on your ass and not go to your hometown in order to combat these senseless murders of our people!? Coward ass! Yeah I said that!

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

-Comrade Malik