Prison Lives Matter: Statements by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, Xinachtli, Kevin Rashid Johnson

Published April 1, 2021

Prison Lives Matter: Statements by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, Xinachtli, Kevin Rashid Johnson

Jailhouse Lawyers Speak: Get on board with Prison Lives Matter

by G. Green, Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, West Region

Jailhouse Lawyers Speak ECC unanimously voted to answer the call placed out by Komrade Jalil Muntaqim, which was to engage with Prison Lives Matter.

After a JLS member had a lengthy conversation with Komrade Kwame (Shakur), it was determined that in “unity as a body of representatives,” PLM would be serving the national prison movement and community at large with greater strength and impact.

We encourage you to make contact to find out how you can become involved or support.

Yes, we would be meeting the challenges of our time. A key member of JLS will serve as a representative on the PLM National Executive Committee. With other key leaders in the current prison movement and those recently liberated, PLM will create and push out political education materials for prisoners and organize important future events.

If you’re not on board or informed yet, we encourage you to make contact to find out how you can become involved or support.

Dare 2 Struggle, Dare 2 Win!

Burn the Prisons!

Contact Jailhouse Lawyers Speak at P.O. Box 18686, Sarasota, FL 34276, http://www.iamweubuntu.com/about-jailhouse-lawyers-speak.html or [email protected]​.

From: https://sfbayview.com/2021/03/jailhouse-lawyers-speak-get-on-board-with-prison-lives-matter/

Chicano political prisoner Xinachtli calls on all freedom fighters, liberation-movement organizations to unite to build the National United Front Prison Lives Matter movement

March 29, 2021

Xinachtli, s/n Alvaro Luna Hernandez, is the longest-held Chicano political prisoner in the United States, targeted by the COINTELPRO-style police state apparatus to stop him from organizing oppressed communities and from becoming a stronger symbol of resistance in the occupied territories of Aztlan, the US Southwest once belonging to Mexico but colonized by forces of US Yankee colonialism and imperialism, after several wars of conquest and annexation in the expansionism of the colonial system by white settler colonists. See “An Indigenous People’s History of the United States” by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, 2014 Beacon Press.

Xinachtli was a NGO Human Rights delegate of the International Indian Treaty Council, San Francisco-based at the 49th Session, United Nations Commission on Human Rights at Geneva, Switzerland, March-April 1993, where he delivered a presentation to the UN General Assembly denouncing the historical war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, hypocrisy of the U.S. government and its double standard on human rights, and calling for reparations and for freedom and self-determination for Black, Chicano and other indigenous nations enslaved by US Yankee international colonialism and imperialism.

Xinachtli is supported by the National Jericho Movement, www.thejerichomovement.org; is a member of the Inside Collective for Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners yearly calendars, www.certaindays.org; recently making a call for revolutionary unity as appearing in “Re-Build!” a New Afrikan independence movement periodical, www.rebuildcollective.org, Vol. 2, No. 2, Winter 2020-21 issue.

Seize the time! Resist fascism! Workers and oppressed prisoners of all colors unite! Patria o muerto! Venceremos! Tierra y libertad!

He has been at the forefront of freedom struggles on behalf of the oppressed prisoner class in the racist, notorious Texas prison system for many years, fighting for human rights, for prisoners’ rights to receive revolutionary publications, Hernandez v. Estelle, 788 F. 2d 1154 95th Cir. 1979, on suppression of “The Torch/La Antorcha” theoretical journal of the Revolutionary Socialist League, NY, now going on 20-plus years in consecutive solitary confinement at the notorious control unit at the James V. Allred Unit in Iowa Park, TX, a racist, inhumane prison sustained by prisoner slave labor. See “We are not slaves” by Robert T. Chase.

Xinachtli welcomes wholeheartedly the ideas and formations put forth in Comrade Kwame Shakur and Jalil Muntaqim’s proposal to build the National United Front: Prison Lives Matter movement with revolutionary political education projects inside for the development of cadres and supported by the outside in a proposed Texas Regional Organizing Committee; as well as now accepting a role as a member of PLM National Organizing Committee as designated Field Marshall and foot soldier in the building of our resistance movements outside and inside from New York to Texas to California and worldwide.

Xinachtli would be in charge of necessary work on the outside if released July 18, 2021, his projected release date.

Seize the time! Resist fascism! Workers and oppressed prisoners of all colors unite! Patria o muerto! Venceremos! Tierra y libertad!

Xinachtli

Send our brother some love and light: Alvaro Luna Hernanez, 255735, McConnell Unit, 3001 Emily Dr., Beeville TX 78102. Learn more at www.freealvaro.net. Write to Xinachtli Defense Committee, P.O. Box 7907, Austin, TX 78713 or email [email protected]com.

From: https://sfbayview.com/2021/03/chicano-political-prisoner-xinachtli-calls-on-all-freedom-fighters-liberation-movement-organizations-to-unite-to-build-the-national-united-front-prison-lives-matter-movement/

Advancing the cause of Prison Lives Matter 2021

March 31, 2021

by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, Minister of Defense, Revolutionary Intercommunal Black Panther Party

A number of existing and recently released political and politicized prisoners have come together to form Prison Lives Matter (PLM), a prisoner support and political development structure.

We have been effectively indoctrinated into loving and trusting the enemy and hating and distrusting ourselves.

On the cultural front, this initiative envisions reviving the spirit and consciousness of the Prison Movement of the 1960s-‘70s, which has long since been lost. A culture of resistance that must be revived because the struggles of decades past have been co-opted and through systemic infiltration of pig values into the cultures of the oppressed, the pigs have replaced it with a culture of collaboration – friendly interaction, feeding information to and spreading divisive information for them, and overall submission to the pigs, while disunity and distrust have come to define the relations between prisoners.

We have been effectively indoctrinated into loving and trusting the enemy and hating and distrusting ourselves.

On the agitational front, PLM aspires to unite prisoners with outside supporters and the communities at large into a country-wide support network and movement that can bring attention to and mobilize resistance against the oft-arising serious abuses that are inherent in US prisons and which prisoners are generally left to contend with and suffer in isolation. Many lack any outside support and/or struggle with loved ones who generally disbelieve, blame the victims, or are reluctant (because isolated) to challenge these abusive conditions.

On the educational front, PLM will serve as a mass organization on both sides of the razor wire that will expose the oppressive and foul nature and purpose of imprisonment in the US and provide political education to prisoners and those on the outside through study circles led and organized by PLM members.

The RIBPP wholly supports PLM and counts our own cadre among the members and its National Coordinating Committee.

Dare to struggle! Dare to win!

Send our brother some love and light: Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, 264847, Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, P.O. Box 500, Carlisle IN 47838.

From: https://sfbayview.com/2021/03/advancing-the-cause-of-prison-lives-matter-2021/