In solidarity, Prison conditions

FAKE LOVE in Texas and Beyond!

By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington

Chief Spokesperson for End Prison Slavery in Texas

Revolutionary greetings, sisters and brothers!

Racism and bigotry are hard-wired into the main-frame of the criminal justice system in Amerika. I base this statement on the factual analysis of the conditions “on the ground.”

Yet, some government officials are fighting back. Texas Representative Garnet Coleman has introduced the Sandra Bland Act; among other things, it addresses the pervasive amount of racial profiling embraced by police and law enforcement agencies in Texas.

Coleman represents the portion of Houston, TX that I now call home, the Third Ward—affectionately known as “The Trey.” Like many of us, Representative Coleman took issue with the manner in which Sandra Bland was handled by a DPS officer in 2015. After her interaction with and detention by law enforcement following a simple traffic stop, Bland was found hanging in her cell at Waller County Jail. The final determination was suicide—but was it? We still don’t know!!

As an outspoken politicized prisoner trapped inside a Texas $lave Kamp, I’ve seen this “video” numerous times. Like me, Sandra was outspoken and down here in Texas if law enforcement can successfully “hide you,” they will try to kill you!! Just ask my Comrade and friend Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson; he can tell you a thing or two about prison officials conspiring to murder prisoners at the Bill Clements Unit located in Amarillo, Texas.

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution of Texas Death Row prisoner Duane Buck. A defense witness said Mr. Buck would be more dangerous because he was BLACK. Chief U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts said, “Our law punishes people for what they do—not who they are.”

This sounds good, but it’s FAKE LOVE! That is not an accurate description of what we are seeing in Real Life. Case in point: Mumia Abu Jamal!! All of the evidence points to an elaborate conspiracy by Philadelphia cops and the Pennsylvania Appellate Court to punish Mumia because of who he is and what he represents.

Do any of us really believe that Mumia would have been taken off of Death Row unless there was an outrageous flaw in his case?? As my dad used to say, “sumthin’ definitely ain’t white in the milk!” Yes, there is certainly something dark and sinister going on in Pennsylvania. And as the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections attempts to withhold life saving Hepatitis-C treatment from Mumia, we must put a strobe light of media attention on Pennsylvania because to me it looks like pre-meditated murder.But let’s take a closer look at the racism and bigotry which has now penetrated the ranks of the death penalty abolition movement here in Amerikkka!! The proof:

On March 4, 2017, the 4th World Congress Against the Death Penalty was held in Geneva, Switzerland. During the meeting a telephone call came in from Mumia Abu Jamal, and he addressed the audience—at which point several members of the U.S. delegation got up and walked out in protest!

Now, in Amerika, the death penalty has been disproportionately forced upon communities of color which includes Black people. So after these decades of struggle, you mean to tell me Mumia has not earned the right to speak or be heard? Maybe the personality and white supremacist attitude and behavior of Donald J. Trump is affecting people within our RANKS??

In all fairness, if someone has a logical explanation for this FAKE LOVE, by all means, write me at my address below, because I’d like to know what it is about Mumia which offends certain death penalty abolitionists. Enlighten me!

Nevertheless, in Texas I’ve experienced the same type of hatred and hypocrisy coming from mainstream so-called prisoner rights activists and advocates. As I have recently said, in Texas there are two camps: one being predominantly White and Christian; they are exceptionally chummy and close to the prison officials who oppress and harm us. Then there is the other one—the one I belong to!—which is the Black, Mexican, Muslim, Gay, Lesbian, Socialist, Communist, Anarchist, Radical camp!

There certainly are white folks in our camp, but they don’t “skin and grin” when they are around the people who degrade, dehumanize, mistreat or abuse prisoners. No!! The White folks in our camp have a back bone!

Hello? Can you hear me now?!

And let me say this: there are Christian folks in our camp too!! But let’s get down and dirty here! Let me say this:

The best way for us to fight back against those who seek to abuse, mistreat, and exploit us is to embrace evidence-based thinking. In 2015, some dedicated comrades teamed up with me and we assembled a packet of information entitled, “Please Stop the Killing.” The info-pack detailed and described the mistreatment and abuse of prisoners housed at the Bill Clements Unit located in Amarillo, Texas. Senators John Whitmire and John Huffman, both ranking members of the Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee, as well as numerous media correspondents, were notified but nothing significant was done to stop the abuse.

District 15 in the city of Houston needs new representation in the Texas Senate. Ignoring and abandoning the ones who need him the most has become and established pattern of Senator John Whitmire. Leonardo da Vinci has a quote that describes Whitmire’s behavior: “He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.”

I repeat: He who does not punish evil command it to be done. Is anyone listening???

Bruce Toney, Bryan Collier, Lori Davis, Ken Paxton, and Greg Abbott: culpable!!

Female prisoners at the Lane Murray Unit, especially those in solitary confinement, better known as Administrative Segregation, are being mistreated and abused. Lane Murray Unit is located in Gatesville, TX. These violators of the public’s trust get in front of the bright lights of the TV cameras and lie to the public about what is really happening inside of facilities operated by T.C.D.J.

What we are seeing is FAKE LOVE and feigned ignorance!

I won’t remain silent. I will not go away. I’m here. You will hear me and you will provide humane conditions for our incarcerated sisters and brothers. I will not “skin and grin,” bow my head and shuffle my feet—will you help us??

Dare to struggle. Dare to win.
All power to the people!

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All Out for Mumia!

Prison Slavery abolitionist – Comrade Malik urges: All Out for Mumia! On December 9th in Philly!!

By: Keith ‘Malik’ Washington and Concerned Comrades

mumiaRevolutionary greetings comrades, friends, and free-world allies! On behalf of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter), the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, and the Movement which seeks to End Prison Slavery in Texas; I endorse and support the march and rally to be held in Philadelphia on December 9th.

Mumia Abu Jamal is dying folks!

And the State of Pennsylvania is 100% culpable. However, we must not forget the pharmaceutical company – Gilead Sciences – so if ‘corporations are people, or persons’ then I charge them with attempted murder and genocide!!

$83,000 to $95,000 the price to save a life?!

This is reprehensible.

Comrade Tom Big Warrior just reached out to me recently in order to articulate the ideology and sinister nature of neo-liberalism.

Well – here it is – in our face!

Live and in Living Color!!

Comrades, look across this nation. Our Indigenous sisters and brothers at Standing Rock fighting to protect sacred land – Black and Brown people being slaughtered like sheep by the police – and here is Mumia along with 53,000 humyn beings in Philadelphia who have Hepatitis – C and few can afford the treatment.

If those ongoing struggles don’t serve as a wake up call to the corrupt nature of capitalism, I don’t know what is.

There is no difference between the Democratic and Republican Parties, they both serve capital!

If you don’t believe me then I challenge anyone to prove me wrong!

Make Harvoni and Sovaldi available to the poor! Show me somethin’! Show me the money!!

It is up to us – it is going to take an all out international response to save the life of Mumia Abu Jamal.

Please, I implore you, help us save a life. March and rally for Mumia on December 9th!

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

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Killing Mumia

On Aug. 9th, Keith ‘Malik’ Washington asked me to forward his statement “Killing Mumia”. I received the letter on Aug. 19th.
Free Mumia – Freiheit für Mumia – Solidarity without borders – Solidarität ohne Grenzen
Transcribed by: Heinz Leitner (member of the Austrian Free Mumia Komitee Wien/Vienna, Austria)

By Keith “Malik“ Washington, Deputy Chairman New Afrikan Black Panther Party PRISON CHAPTER Texas Region

Revolutionary Greetings to all!

I recently received detailed information which exposes the under-lying reasons behind Comrade Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Medical Crisis. Hepatitis C – can be fatal but in our age of advanced medical technology Hepatitis C and other diseases cannot only be managed, they can be cured!! The main story here is that the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has conspired to murder Mumia!! This is not Hyperbole or Conjecture, these are the facts and I am very confident that Brett Grote of the Abolitionist Law Center and Robert J. Boyle of New York City will shed light in a court of law on the Deliberate Indifference, Medical Neglect, and Conspiracy to Commit Murder perpetrated by Pennsylvania D.O.C. employees!!

There is no sense in sugar-coating or down playing what is going on here. We must not allow this situation to be covered up or down played. Somebody knew Mumia was sick!! I don’t believe this was a mistake or an accident – oh not they knew exactly what they are doing!! I said this once and I will say it again: There is co-ordinated effort spanning the United States to silence and exterminate the most advanced political elements in our movements who speak truth to power! The sad reality is that many of our most gifted minds are trapped in Amerikkkan Prisons and Jails. You see these hypocrites screaming about human rights and justice when a foreign government has wasted human life or murdered its citizens. Let me tell you something. Amerikkka is Killing Mumia!!! This is not some foreign occupier doing the Killing, its Amerikkka. They have perfected the art of murdering the Lumpen (broken) underclass on Amerkas streets and inside its prison Slave Camps and Modern Day Gulags. We know that there is a cure for the disease of Imperialism which is eating the entire World alive?! We must demand that Mumia be given the life saving medication and then we must get serious about demanding that the United States of Amerika release Mumia. And if they won’t release Mumia?? Then possibly we can lobby for a transfer of Mumia to a country that respects the rights of Human Beings, a country which does not allow Prison Officials to conspire to kill the prisoners in their care!!! A Country which does not pawn itself off as the champion of the down-trodden when in reality it funds programs which murder innocents by remote control and protects rogue/racist police who murder its citizens in the streets!!!

YOU CAN’T KILL MUMIA!!! I AM MUMIA!!! KEVIN “RASHID“ JOHNSON IS MUMIA!!! LYNNE STEWART IS MUMIA!!! NOELLE HANRAHAN IS MUMIA!!! ANGELA Y. DAVIS IS MUMIA!!! JAMIL AL AMIN, SEKOU ODINGA, CAROE SELIGMAN, VICTOR WALLIS, JOHANNA FERNANDEZ, LAURA WHITEHORN, SALIM HOLBOOK, MUTOPE DUGUMA, SITAWA NANTAMBU JAMAA!!! You can’t silence nor murder all of us!!! WE WILL FIGHT FOR MUMIA’S FREEDOM TILL DEATH OVER TAKES US!!! Dare to Struggle. Dare to Win. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE.

Keith “Malik“ Washington is the Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party and United Panther Movement – Texas Region. Malik was just recently denied parole for the 4th time! The Board cited that he had not done enough time on a non-ag 20 year sentence of which he has served 7 ½ years and his total good time and work time have accrued to 15 years toward his 20 yr sentence. Good time and work time in Texas is a Scam!!! Malik was denied parole because he continues to fearlessly speak truth to Power!! Send Malik some love or light!! He would love to hear from you

(Annotation note: typed by H. L, Vienna, Austria. Sorry for typing mistakes.)

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