Free Russell Maroon Shoatz!

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The Real Walking Dead
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by Russell Maroon Shoatz November 20, 2015 This article first appeared on the website of the International Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz, here. If you have not accepted that we are experiencing a mass extinction, like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs, then count yourself amongst The Real Walking Dead. Admittedly, this is a subject that is so mind-boggling, even those who are courageous enough to face the fact that there is an almost airtight scientific case leaving…

How Art Freed a Political Prisoner
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by Kanya D’Almeida Almost three years ago to this day, a group of artists gathered together in a wildly colorful apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to discuss the prison industrial complex. The conversation quickly moved to those most damned of all inmates, the political prisoners, of whom there are nearly 100 in penitentiaries across the United States. These men and women, in varying shades and black and brown, comprise that very special brand of people who do not compromise on their…

The World Inside Out
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Quincy Saul, September 2013 “Some people say America is heaven. People have a right to their prerogative, but I was born and raised in America and I say yes America is heaven to some, but I let people know that in heaven they got some people kept in hell.” Robert Hillary King, From Bottom of the Heap, p218 Last year at this time, I had the privilege of meeting one of the most remarkable men in the world. I had…

Five Things You Need to Know About Solitary Confinement
Caption: Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, part of the “Pennsylvania System”, built in the early 1800s.
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By Bret Grote and Kanya D’Almeida NEW YORK/PITTSBURGH, August 19, 2013 — Stop the average person on the street in any major city in the United States and ask them if they were aware that for 60 days this summer scores of U.S. citizens were on a sustained hunger strike; the vast majority will tell you they had no idea. Their ignorance is unsurprising, since the hunger strikers are often portrayed as the “worst of the worst” in U.S. society…

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Join the Exodus from Capitalism! 21st Century Maroons from Prison and Patriarchy! Saturday, September 21st, 7PM Food for Thought Books, 106 North Pleasant Street, Amherst MA. From the Kimbundu word kilombo, a quilombo is a mountain stronghold of maroons – people who escaped from slavery and the colonial plantation system, to build a new world in resistance and defiance to the dominant world order. Primarily built and organized by Africans, quilombos also included indigenous peoples, poor whites and others who…

B’Earthday Celebration for Russell Maroon Shoatz!
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A TALE OF TWO CITITES: NEW YORK & PITTSBURGH BLACK AUGUST B’EARTHDAY CELEBRATION HONORING RUSSELL MAROON SHOATZ’S 70TH BIRTHDAY On August 23 & 24th, 2013, from 7pm-9pm, the Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz, in collaboration with Scientific Soul Sessions, Movement in Motion, and Human Rights Coalition-Fed Up! will be hosting events in Pittsburgh and New York City to celebrate Maroon’s 70th birthday. Maroon, who has spent close to 30 years in solitary confinement in the state of Pennsylvania, is…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: May 8th, 2013
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This week, we welcome back our comrade Quincy Saul from the road. Mr. Saul was on a national book tour, promoting the revolutionary ideas found in the newly released collected writings of political prisoner and Black Liberation activist Russell “Maroon” Shoatz. Despite Maroon’s 22 consecutive years in solitary confinement, his heroic fortitude has produced a brilliant theorist, organizer and educator for building a revolutionary strategy for the 21st century, rooted in an eco-centric, matriarchal paradigm. Maroon’s book of essays is…

Announcing National Book Tour for “Maroon the Implacable”
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“Maroon the Implacable: the collected writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz,” published by PM Press and Ecosocialist Horizons, is touring the United States! The book tour launched at the third North American ecosocialist convergence in Troy New York at The Sanctuary for Independent Media on March 22, and is now on the road! Throughout the month of April, Theresa Shoatz (daughter of Russell Maroon Shoatz) and Quincy Saul (co-editor) will be appearing at 24 events in 18 cities, spreading the word…

Maroon the Implacable: The Collected Writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz
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Ecosocialist Horizons is proud to have helped to publish a new book by US political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz. Co-published by PM Press, “Maroon the Implacable” is currently being launched on a national book tour across the United States, with 24 events in 18 cities throughout April 2013. Edited and with introductions by Fred Ho and Quincy Saul, the book also includes a foreword by Chuck D of Public Enemy, and an afterword by Matt Meyer and Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge. From…

Colia Clark: We Are Standing on Hallowed Ground
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“I am because we are!” In this video, Colia Clark recounts the radical untold history of fierce abolitionism in Troy, New York and beyond. This was the opening night of a convergence called “Changing the Climate: (r)Evolution for social and environmental justice” organized by Ecosocialist Horizons. Her speech was the keynote of the launch of the national book tour for “Maroon the Implacable” by political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz on March 22, 2013 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in…

Prison Abolition as an Ecosocialist Struggle
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~by Salvatore Engel-DiMauro. “With all our boasted reforms, our great social changes, and our far- reaching discoveries, human beings continue to be sent to the worst of hells, wherein they are outraged, degraded, and tortured, that society may be “protected” from the phantoms of its own making. Prison, a social protection? What monstrous mind ever conceived such an idea? Just as well say that health can be promoted by a widespread contagion.” (Emma Goldman 1917, 71-72) Opened in 1989, Pelican…

Kanya D’Almeida on Russell Shoatz
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Kanya D’Almeida speaks about racism within the prison system and the way that revolutionary prisoners are segregated and tortured.

Theresa Shoatz Shares a letter from Her Father “Maroon”
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Theresa Shoatz shares information about Her Father, Russell “Maroon” Shoats, and a letter written by Mr.Shoats