Friday is the 45th anniversary of the 1971 Attica Prison uprising. Twenty-nine prisoners and ten hostages were killed when police took back control of the facility after inmates resisted state repression, demanding better conditions. To mark the occasion in 2016, we’ll broadcast the CD Prisons on Fire: George Jackson, Attica & Black Liberation produced by … Continued


On today’s program we pay tribute to political prisoner Hugo “Yogi” Pinell. On August 12th, Hugo Pinell, 71, was killed and 11 inmates were treated for stab wounds when fighting broke out at California State Prison-Sacramento. Pinell, in jail since 1965, had been serving three life sentences. And later Poor News Network explores the war … Continued


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Hugo “Yogi” Pinell

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On Wednesday, Hugo Pinell, 71, was killed and 11 inmates were treated for stab wounds when fighting broke out at California State Prison-Sacramento. Pinell, in jail since 1965, had been serving three life sentences. On today’s program we speak with long-time activist, journalist and former Black Panther member Kiilu Nyasha about the life and death … Continued


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