Movement #26: Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the bombing of the MOVE house by the City of Philadelphia



From this issue:

..As a young boy living in the southwest section of West Philly, my homeboys and I knew very little about Move. We only knew that Move members lived naturally, wore their hair in “locks”, last names were Africa, and that they all were “good peoples”. Although my friends and I were just a group of scruffy little 9 to 12 year old boys, when we heard on the news of the police siege of Move’s house, we knew the police were up to no good..

Bro Shakaboona

.. I'm not saying that prison is a free ride or a easy place, I've been there, I know. But what I'm saying is, they try to threaten prisoners with things like taking their TV or no commissary or putting you in the hole.  They tried to do that with Move, but that didn't stop us. We were like "Take our TV, take commissary, you think we care about that more than we care about our freedom and standing up to you?"  And that disarmed them, because they had nothing to come at us with..

Ramona Africa







Movement #25: Prisoners Won't Be Silenced! HRC fights the Silencing Law in court and prisoners speak out



From this issue:

..the last thing the system wants is prisoners who
are conscious and can challenge authority, corruption, bru-
tality , injustice on the merits of fairness, justice, empathy,
and equality..

..We political prisoners are motivated by the words of David
Icke’s book ‘Human Race’, we must demand our right to
freedom of expression, yes, but we must also demand with
equal vigor the same rights for those we disagree with. If
one person does not have the freedom to voice their views
than no one has. The rest don’t have freedom of speech,
only the “right” to say things acceptable to the state and
public opinion. Where is the freedom in that?
We prisoners must not be denied the right to expression or
be punish for exercising that right which is available to
prisoners under the 9th and 10th Amendment of the US

Muwsa Green  #HV5362

SCI Fayette







What Have You Done For Us Lately? * PA Politicians and Mass Incarceration * Sat Oct 25, 2pm 1901 W.Girard

10/25/2014 14:00


Report finds disturbing pattern of illnesses at Southwestern PA prison surrounded by coal ash dump

Abolitionist Law Center and Human Rights Coalition release report detailing health problems at SCI Fayette

Contact: Ben Fiorillo                                        412-482-0041

No Escape: Exposure to Toxic Coal Waste at State Correctional Institution Fayette


September 2, 2014: Pittsburgh, PA – Abolitionist Law Center and the Human Rights Coalition have released a report entitled, No Escape: Exposure to Toxic Coal Waste at State Correctional Institution Fayette, based on a year-long investigation into the health impacts of exposure to coal waste at the state prison in Fayette County, PA. The report reveals alarming rates of illnesses consistent with exposure to coal ash, a toxic byproduct of burning coal in power plants.

Surrounded by “about 40 million tons of waste, two coal slurry ponds, and millions of cubic yards of coal combustion waste,” SCI Fayette is inescapably situated in the midst of a massive toxic waste dump. The prison was built on part of a Coal Refuse Deposit Area owned by Matt Canestrale Contracting, which currently operates a coal ash dump directly adjacent to the prison. Before Matt Canestrale Contracting took it over, the land was a dumping ground for coal waste from one of the world’s largest coal processing plants.                                  more



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Movement #23 is Out!


HRC has now released the 23rd edition of the Movement newsletter. As there are more than five hundred people on the inside of US prisons who are reading The Movement, we want to encourage people on the outside as well to check it out. We're making a few articles from the latest edition available online. You can also download the 23rd edition in full or you can contact HRC and order a hard copy and be put on our mailing list (sliding scale - free to $12 annually for four (4) quarterly newsletters).

Untitled (on slavery) by Nate Butler

"I was a Gangsta" by Bro. Victor Owusu Sawyers

"They might as well put a gate up around Pennsylvania and put up a sign saying WELCOME TO PRISON" by Joshua Bradshaw

Click on the cover to download a copy of The Movement #23:

The Movement #23