Call for a Juneteenth 2018 Mobilization Against Prison Slavery

#FightToxicPrisons

Call for a #Juneteenth2018 Mobilization Against Prison Slavery

from SPARC

This year we, supporters of #OperationPUSH, are calling on all opponents of mass incarceration and modern-day slavery internationally to honor the Juneteenth holiday (Tuesday, June 19, 2018) with community organizing and direct action.

This call to action is inspired by prisoners in Texas and Florida, two of the largest and most repressive prison systems in the U.S., who remain active in freedom struggle against all odds.

Background

Juneteenth is an abolitionist holiday originating in Texas, where many Confederate slave-holders fled to during the U.S. Civil War.

But that war was not merely a domestic civil conflict. It was a flare-up of the global movement to end slavery. It is a movement that continues to challenge the slave relations of today which occur under several names (examples include debt bondage, sex trafficking, prison labor) and generally impact the most…

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Texas Prisons’ Corrupt & Unethical Practices Sabotage our Freedom!

May 14th, 2018

Peace & blessings, Sisters and Brothers!

As many of you are aware I was placed in Longterm Solitary Confinement over 20 months ago. I was given a fabricated riot-charge by employees of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) who work at the Coffield Unit, located in Tennessee Colony, Texas.

You know, at first no-one would listen to me except for my close friends and comrades in struggle who knew the charges were false, but now things are changing!

It was recently reported in the media here in Texas, that a TDCJ employee with the rank of Captain at the Ramsey Unit, which is located in Rosharon, Texas, had instructed his subordinates to meet a quota for disciplinary write-ups against inmates, or else…!!

As a result of this order, prison guards at the Ramsey Unit wrote numerous bogus cases. So you have prisoners doing all they can to meet the stringent requirements to make Parole so that they can go home to their families – only to have their dreams of Freedom crushed by corrupt & unethical prison employees!

A lot of people in the free world do not realize how serious this actually is. The Texas Board of Pardons and Parole looks hard at the disciplinary record of all parole candidates. One bogus write-up can ruin everything! I know! Lieutenant Gerald Richards did it to me!

There was no riot at the Coffield Unit on September 8th 2016 or September 9th 2016 – they lied! I never-ever threatened violence, there were no co-conspirators: the only persyn who was charged and who went to Ad-Seg was me! By TDCJ Policy 1 persyn does not constitute a riot! Do y’all realize I was in my cell reading a book when Captain John Vickery and C.O. V David Lee came and got me on September 8th, 2016?

The Parole Board said:

“Unsatisfactory Institutional Adjustment,” when they gave me a two-year set-off, my 6th Parole-denial in a row. Now I wait patiently for my day in Federal court! I wait patiently for my next Parole Review in July 2019 and I keep thinking: “Justice deferred is Justice denied!” And the sad thing is that this is the custom, policy, and pattern of practice inside Texas prisons!!

Sisters and Brothers, the State of Texas has been hurting a lot of people for a long time. Texas prisons are packed full with blacks, Mexicans, and poor white folks. Corporations get the gold star treatment in Texas while the poor get the boot! We get a cowboy-boot with spurs placed right on our necks!

On June 19th, 2018, I am asking that y’all help me push that ‘boot’ from up off our necks! Remember there is no Movement to Abolish Legalized Slavery in Amerika without you!

I want y’all to know that I have been contacted by an independent journalist who writes for Shadowproof and other media outlets. It’s time for Comrade Malik to emerge from the murky shadows. It’s time for us to expose the injustices and abuse that reglarly occur inside facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice!

They tried to bury me! They didn’t know that I was a seed!

Dare to struggle, dare to win.

All power to the people!

Keith “Malik” Washington is co-founder and chief spokesperson for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, an activist in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign and deputy chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter. Read Malik’s work at ComradeMalik.com and on Endprisonslaveryintexas.wordpress.com.

Send our brother some love and light:
Keith “Malik” Washington, 1487958,
Eastham Unit,
2665 Prison Rd 1,
Lovelady TX 75851

Save the SF Bayview!

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends” – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr

Peace & blessings, sisters and brothers!

It is me, Comrade Malik, your brother in struggle, pleading with you all to support the San Francisco Bay View – National Black Newspaper in its hour of need! I encourage you to contribute to their gofundme, send a check or money order to the Bay View directly, or if the spirit moves you please send an email or make a phone call to Sister Mary or Dr Willie and find out exactly how you can help keep the presses rolling!

I remember the day the prison guards came and got me in order to place me in long-term solitary confinement.

It was September 8th, 2016, one day before the historic National Prison Work Strike. I was one of the most vocal supporters of the work stoppage in Texas.

The prison guards tried to degrade me by stripping me down to just my boxers and shower shoes and then marching me hand-cuffed from one end of the prison to the other at 2pm in the afternoon.

All this took place at the Coffield Unit, located in Tennessee Colony, Texas. Coffield is the largest state prison in Texas.

As I was led through the prison, I squared my shoulders and held my head up high. I had nothing to be ashamed of.

Later that afternoon, I was taken to a roomful of racist TDCJ prison employees. There was not one black or brown face in the room – just me standing half-naked. This clique of Klansmen and bigots still work at Coffield Unit and now it’s 2018. Prison slavery is still alive in Amerika – but not for long!

The San Francisco Bay View – National Black Newspaper was the only publication which would allow me to tell my story. If it wasn’t for Mary Ratcliff and Dr Willie Ratcliff, the editor & publisher of the Bay View, no-one in the Free World would ever have heard my voice or my pleas for help!

Well, since that day in September 2016, a lot has changed and now my voice is one of the loudest voices in this movement. For 42 years, the San Francisco Bay View – National Black Newspaper has been actively engaged in Revolutionary Journalism.

Right now the Bay View is suffering financially. Sister Mary and Dr Willie have dedicated their lives to amplifying the voices of those seldom seen or heard in Amerikan media outlets.

If we don’t get serious about making some sacrifices and donating to the Bay View, the newspaper presses may come to a grinding halt.

At this historic time within the United States, we can’t afford to lose the Bay View! The capitalist oppressors who run this country, as well as the FBI, and Department of Injustice would love to see the Bay View shut down for good. We must not allow that to happen.

As Kelly Price sang boldly: “I can’t do this by myself. Lord I need help!”

50 years ago, Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. Dr King was the voice of Black Amerika, he fought passionately for our civil and human rights. Dr King loved us, in fact, he loved all of humanity.

His voice was so powerful that the white supremacists in Amerika conspired to silence his voice for good.

Those same alt-right forces are alive and well today. They see the Bay View as a threat to the growing fascist movement.

I can’t speak for everybody, but to me, Sister Mary and Dr Willie are family! Where I come from, you don’t abandon family members when they are in dire straits – you help them!

What about you? Will you choose to help me support the Bay View?

Sister Mary and Dr Willie have given all they can give. They need some dedicated people who are interested in learning the journalism business. The baton must be passed – will you be willing to carry it?

Sister and brothers, it is me, Comrade Malik, your brother in struggle, pleading with you all to support the San Francisco Bay View – National Black Newspaper in its hour of need! I encourage you to contribute to their gofundme, send a check or money order to the Bay View directly, or if the spirit moves you please send an email or make a phone call to Sister Mary or Dr Willie and find out exactly how you can help keep the presses rolling!

If Black Lives Matter to you – then please by all means necessary help us support and sustain the San Francisco Bay View!  These respected elders are committed to ensuring that the entire world understands and realizes that Black Lives Matter! I leave you as I came, in the spirit of peace.

Dare to struggle, dare to win, all power to the people!

Donate at https://www.gofundme.com/keep-the-bayview-newspaper-in-print/ or send your donations to:

San Francisco Bay View

National Black Newspaper

4917 Third St.

San Francisco, CA 94124

Email: editor@sfbayview.com

Phone (415) 671-0789

Keith “Malik” Washington is co-founder and chief spokesperson for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, an activist in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign and deputy chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter. Read Malik’s work at ComradeMalik.com and on Endprisonslaveryintexas.wordpress.com. Send our brother some love and light: Keith “Malik” Washington, 1487958, Eastham Unit, 2665 Prison Rd 1, Lovelady TX 75851.

Cease in Peace Work Stoppage – Decarcerate Louisiana Press Release

Cease in Peace Work Stoppage
Decarcerate Louisiana
OFFICIAL Press Release

To: All Media & Supporters of the Freedom Movement to End Legalized Slavery
From: Decarcerate Louisiana
Date: MAY 8, 2018

On Tuesday May 8, 2018, Prisoners throughout the state of Louisiana began a PEACEFUL PROTEST Cease in Peace Work Stoppage to protest the inhumane conditions, ill treatment & lack of rehabilitative services; services which are identified in the state of Louisiana’s Department of Corrections Regulations. The circumstances and conditions that have been allowed to fester in this oppressive environment, do not allow for rehabilitation, but make sinking further into oppression inevitable.

“We want to prove that we can change, and that we can become productive members of society,” says a person from Decarcerate Louisiana.

“There are circumstances that occur in poverty-stricken areas that do not create a conducive environment for learning and developing opportunities. A lot of the people you see in today’s prisons are simply a product of their environment.”

The plight in many of these neighborhoods, creates environments where hustling occurs, all too often, out of necessity. The ONLY people who are being held accountable are the victims, and the so called “criminals”. Where is the government responsibility for creating this environment?
We demand immediate reparative & restorative justice!

These are our DEMANDS:

1. We believe that all living human beings are created equal and have inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, regardless of their social status.

2. We believe in human rights and human dignity and that government has a fundamental obligation to protect all its citizens from slavery and human degradation.

3. We are demanding a national conversation inquiring how state prison farms across the country came to hold hundreds of thousands of people of African descent against their will.

4. We are urging that local, state, and federal governments who currently hold hundreds of thousands of African Americans on prison farms across the country be investigated for antebellum criminality, involuntary servitude and slavery.

5. We are demanding an end to the systematic oppression and exploitation of prisoners and their outside family and supporters for profits.

6. We are demanding classrooms for our education and rehabilitation, not slavery.

Please get involved with the Decarcerate Louisiana Movement! Support these Brothers Right to Protest.

FACEBOOK: Decarcerate Louisiana
WEBSITE: DecarcerateLouisiana.com & DecarcerateLouisiana.Blogspot.com
EMAIL: DecarcerateLouisiana@gmail.com
MESSAGE NUMBER: 225-627-3554

A Feminist Always!

By Keith ‘Malik” Washington

Revolutionary Greetings Comrades! I m 6’4” 240lbs — I am a devout muslim and anti-imperialist who embraces ecosocialism. I am a close comrade and friend to many anarchists and anti-fascists. Could I be a feminist?? Well, yes! In fact, I AM A Feminist!! It did not happen over-night, first I had to come to the understanding that a womyn was more than her physical attributes, I had to force myself to look her in the eye when I spoke to her and sometimes still find that difficult. Then I had to come to the realization that a womyn’s intellect was just as sharp f not sharper than any mans. Then I embraced the reality that from a revolutionary perspective, a womyn could stand shoulder to shoulder with me, armed with an AK-47 or carrying a mega-phone/microphone leading the masses in battle. Sometimes the ‘battle’ may be political or ideological and at times the battle may be a military confrontation in a urban concrete jungle or in a foreign land where the imperialist oppression has decided to set up shop. Don’t underestimate wimmin!!

As a racially mixed humyn being, living in Amerikkka and trapped in one of the many Amerikan gulags and slave kamps, I know how it feels to have your voice silenced. I know how it feels to be abused and when you cry out for help to be ignored. I know that feeling. That is why I began a #metoo project inside Texas prisons. I have discovered that there thousands of poor black, latina, and white wimmin in Texas who have been thrown away by the state of Texas!

Many sit in the comfort of their living rooms and watch the TV program, ‘Orange is the New Black’ and they think that this is a realistic depiction of prison lives. You are sadly mistaken!!! Hollywood like the corporate mainstream media in Amerika, is in a relationship with the ruling elite of the United States of Amerikkka!

What you are seeing in your living rooms is a little bit of truth mixed with a whole lot of LIES. There are journalists and activists who are out there who are doing their best to propagate the Truth, although you may not know them!! Victoria Law, Marcy Wheeler, Kamala Kelkar, Raven Rakia, Noelle Hanrahan, and Asha Bandele to name a few. There are more, many more but the Truth is hard to find in Trump’s Amerikkka!! But you don’t hear me.

A lot of people think they know me, they think they know how I think, what my strategies are or my aspirations. There are very few people who have a clue what I’m really about. But this piece is not about me, it is about me introducing you to a couple feminist warriors who have gone on to join the ancestors. The mainstream capitalist pigs won’t tell you this side of the story!

Lately, I have had the pleasure of interesting and organizing with comrades from the Revolutionary Abolitionists Movement (RAM). They helped introduce me to the grassroots feminist/anarchist and socialist revolution of the inhabitants of Rojava. Rojava is the autonomous Kurdish region in Northern Syria. I personally support these comrades because they have been on the front-lines against ISIS better known as the Islamic State! And for those who really know me, they know that I DO NOT SUPPORT ISIS IN ANY WAY!

Recently, a beautiful, intelligent, and passionate warrior of the people’s internationalist volunteer named Anna Campbell was killed in Syria. Anna was fighting alongside her comrades who are a part of the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) in defense of Afrin.

Anna was killed by Turkish forces. Anna was a dedicated feminist, social justice and environmental campaigner known to members for her activism around the student occupation movement, ecological and community outreach projects in the United Kingdom specifically Bristol and Sheffield. Anna was a key organizer in the IWW’s IWOC group, and also involved with the Empty Cages Collective, Smash IPP and Bristol ABC.

If any of you know anything about me then you will understand why I am honoring this dedicated Servant of the People. And if you consider yourself a feminist then it should not be hard for you to share this brief essay and take moment to reflect and meditate on the life, death, and revolutionary work of Anna. More of us should aspire to be like her! You won’t be reading about Anna’s life in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, or Wall Street Journal.

The next feminist warrior I will honor here is Brazilian politician and activist named Marielle Franco. On March 14th 2018, Marielle was murdered with her driver in Rio de Janeiro. Marielle had just spoken at an event aimed at empowering black wimmin. In 2016, Marielle was elected to city council, she campaigned against police brutality, in fact, Marielle was an expert on police violence.

Marielle Franco was not just murdered, she was assassinated! You must understand and know that Marielle vigorously opposed and strongly criticized acting Brazilian President Temer’s military and federal police take-over of security in Rio’s slums also known as ‘favelas’. Marielle had recently been chosen to be the speaker of the commission which is examining the deployment of federal security forces into Rio’s favelas.

This is becoming a pattern that we are seeing all over the world. Fascism is becoming the status-quo and norm. When freedom fighters and servants of the people come on the scene and start to speak Truth to power and challenge the oppressive practices and policies, these valiant fighters become marked for death or imprisonment. Trump and his US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions is laying the groundwork for similar campaigns of repression, right here on the streets in Amerika where wimmin and men of all genders and races are challenging the Trump’s Administration’s bigoted and racist immigration policy.

I must tell you that tens of thousands of people in Rio de Janeiro and other cities across Brazil demonstrated in the days following Marielle’s killing. They demanded answers and got none.

Marielle had a sister that she left behind named Anielle and she said: “I’m seeking justice with blood in my eyes.” A banner at a mass protest in Rio on March 21st read: “WOMAN, MOTHER, REVOLUTIONARY, FEMINIST, BLACK LESBIAN, FIGHTER ALWAYS”. This is how Marielle Franco will be remembered!!

A long time ago, when I was a young man, my mother told me: “You know Malik, the hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.” Back then, I didn’t have a clue what the hell she was talking about. However, today as I observe this arrogant buffoon in the white house and how he flaunts his power in such away that shows us what he is all about, I see ‘rude awakening’ coming in November 2018 for him and all his cronies both the complicit wimmin and males!!

So wimmin in Amerika most certainly have the power to change the political landscape in Amerika and possibly even the world but the question that keeps me and many others dedicated revolutionaries awake at night– “Will they give socialism a chance?” Or will they be fooled once again by the false purveyor of “hope and change?” Only time will tell.

Dare to struggle, dare to win, All power to the people!!
May 3, 2018

#MeToo Stories from Inside Texas Prisons

By Comrade Keith Malik Washington

Peace and Blessings, Sisters and Brothers!

The state of Texas and prison officials who work for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) do not want you to read this essay. They want you to continues to accept the deceptions and lies they feed you about their so called criminal justice system.

A #MeToo project in Texas prisons is taking off; wimmin who are housed inside facilities operated by TDCJ are ready to begin telling their stories, and these will be coming out in the following weeks and months.  You may be surprised to know the pervasive and systemic problem of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and abuse of wimmin inside TDCJ prisons. Allow me to explain.

In early 2014 I was housed at Wynn Farm’s medium custody unit, after spending the prior year at the same facility but in the Ad-Seg unit. The warden there, Kevin Mayfield, was known to hate prisoners and created an atmosphere in which TDCJ officers felt comfortable mistreating and abusing them.  He also demonstrated erratic behavior, and there were whispers of alcohol addiction circulating widely (though these could be unconfirmed rumors).

But Mayfield’s abuse wasn’t restricted to prisoners; he also made inappropriate sexual overtures and advances to a commissary employee named Ms. Duke.  This was only the beginning, and he was about to get a dose of karma. The state of Texas ordered an audit of state-issued Blackberry phones. Warden Mayfield was one of the employees chosen to have his Blackberry searched, and was found to have sexually explicit images on his state-issued device.

Some say he had photos of his secretary on the phone.  Some say he had photos of children on his phone. But apparently he had something inappropriate because Mayfield was fired in 2014!  Not long after this, he attempted to take his own life.

For those of you who doubt the validity of or the voracity of my allegations, I encourage you to question Senator John Whitmire.  Better yet, ask TDCJ”s new public information officer Jeremy Desel! Or better yet, do your own online research concerning the corrupt and unscrupulous agency.

But the problem goes way beyond Mayfield.  TDCJ has a serious problem with ignoring sexual harassment in the workplace. It is time to expose these issues and rectify the problem now.  Wimmin are not sex objects; they are human beings deserving of dignity and respect!

In 2015, Sergeant Eddie Collins was working as a shift supervisor at the Pack Unit located in Navosta.  I was only there for approximately 120 days in 2015 but in that short time I observed Collins be charged with sexual harassment and sexual misconduct and not a damn thing happened!  How do you think his victims felt? I remember the female TDCJ employees who were victims to Collins’ unwanted advances but I will preserve their anonymity out of respect.

Here at Eastham Unit, there have been numerous allegations of gender-based discrimination and misconduct, and one Lieutenant was recently fired for sexual harassment.  But how many more have not been held accountable and gotten away with their bad behavior?

And if this is how female staff are treated, how do you think our incarcerated sisters are treated??  You see sisters and brothers there is an uneven power dynamic which exits within these prison walls. Ranking officers are given a lot of responsibility and authority.  Many abuse that authority and enforce their will upon subordinate employees and prisoners alike. The office of the Inspector General is supposed to thoroughly investigate claims of sexual abuse or harassment in the workplace and of the prisoners housed in TDCJ facilities.  However, I have observed that the IG performs half-hearted and lackluster investigations and many times the sexual predators in GREY continue on when there is more than enough evidence to have them convicted in a court of law!

There are many different shades and colors to changing the culture inside TDCJ.  However, let it be known to all that the ultimate culture change for me and other abolitionists in Texas and beyond is to CLOSE ALL PRISONS!!!

But until then, we will fight for the humyn and civil rights of all prisoners.  This is why I will be helping to amplify the voices of the wimmin in Texas prisons.  With free world #MeToo exposures many times the victims were harassed, threatened, ostracized or punished!  Look at what is happening with President Trump and Stormy Daniels! If that’s what happens out in the free world, just imagine the retaliation our incarcerated sisters are risking by speaking up.  So it is our responsibility to support them and have their backs when they do!!

If the stories I just told got your attention, just wait until our incarcerated sisters in Texas start to tell you their stories!  Y’all gon learn today!

Dare to struggle, dare to win!  All power to the people!


Keith ‘Malik’ Washington is a humyn rights activist currently incarcerated in Texas. He is a co-founder and chief spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement. Malik is a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and he is the Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter). Malik is part of the movement to abolish legalized slavery in Amerika and is active in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign. You can view his work at comrademalik.com and on Endprisonslaveryintexas.wordpress.com or write him directly at:

Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington
TDC #1487958
Eastham Unit
2665 Prison Rd. #1
Lovelady, Texas 75851

 

Why I am Calling for an International Day of Action on Juneteenth

Keith ‘Malik’ Washington

“The plantation system in the American South no longer exists in its earlier historical form. The wage system of the North clearly established its hegemonic position over its competitor after the Civil War.
However, the fundamental issue the abolitionists raised—the matter of slavery and slave society—was not only never resolved, but has been normalized, legalized, and expanded. We see that the most egregious institutions of the 18th century are replicated in the 21st century in remarkably similar forms with similar effects.”

— Excerpt from the Black Struggle, on page 6 of the booklet: Burn Down the American Plantation, Published by the: Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement

Peace and blessings sisters and brothers!
I read a quote the other day by an anonymous author and I’d like to share it with you: “Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s okay. You’re here to live your life, not to make everyone understand.” Nevertheless, as we organize for our Juneteenth rallies, protests, celebrations, and direct actions I want to make all of you understand “Why” I have made this “call to action”.

In Texas, at he very end of the MAAFA (Black Holocaust) slave owners didn’t want to release their slaves! It was to profitable. In fact, many slave owners had erected elaborate obstacles which kept the news of “emancipation” from reaching the ears of slaves in Texas. Many of our ancestors just kept toiling away in the fields because “Massa” wouldn’t tell them they were free!

I see the similarities between what happened then as compared to what is happening now! Not just in Texas but all over the world, humyn beings are being exploited and abused by capitalist and imperialist systems of government. Since I am trapped in Texas prisons, I am most familiar with their sophisticated form of exploitation.

Texas government created a “shell company” known as T.C.I, also known as Texas CorrectionalIndustries. The business model is successful and grosses approximately $89 million a year! Its labor force  is made up of prisoners who work in numerous factories throughout the state in prisons that are operated and supervised by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (sic!). Prisoners are paid nothing!

The Texas government has assembled a Board to supervise the day to day operations of the prison agency (T.D.C.J.) and the lucrative business model (T.C.I.). The Board is hand-picked by the Governor.

The current Chairman of the Board is a black man and a highly accomplished Uncle Tom boot licker named Dale Wainwright. The rest of the Board is made up of individuals who all have close ties to capitalist businesses. What I want you to know is that the Texas Board of Criminal Justice has the power and authority to create rules and policies that would open the door to wages being paid to prisoners who toil in these factories. But why do that? Slavery is good! REMEMBER SISTERS AND BROTHER’S: “POWER CONCEDES NOTHING WITHOUT A DEMAND!”

So, I will tell you that one of the reasons I am calling for an international day of protest is to address the reality of slave labor.

Slave labor is not something unique to Texas, although many of us feel  as if Texas has perfected the “slave model”. We see similar programs of oppression in Alabama, Florida, and even California, as we watch prisoners fight wild fires for next to nothing. They are risking their lives to save lives and property of people who don’t care enough about them to pay them a reasonable wage for their work and sacrifice!!! STOP FIGHTING FIRES FOR PENNIES!! YOUR LIFE MATTERS!!!!

However, the call for Juneteenth Protests, Rallies, and Direct Actions is much bigger than just the prison abolition issue. And don’t you dare to speak out against the establishment “boy” or “girlie” or we will criminalize you, silence your voice, and if need be, assassinate you!” For those in the “movement” they know I am not lying—case in point: Colin Kaepernick!

Colin silently made a stand for Black Lives, by taking a knee, and then a group of white supremacists led by the President of the United States decided it would conspire to “black-ball” Colin and keep him from earning a living! I ask that you don’t try to divorce the motivating factor of anti-imperialism and anti-capitalism from our Juneteenth message. A bigoted group of NFL owners has formed a billionaire’s good old boys club in order to intimidate black NFL players and to send a not so
silent message: “Keep your mouth shut ‘boy’ sand just do what I’m paying you to do, you filthy ‘sons of bitches’.

You want to know why I’m calling for Juneteenth protests? Well, I’m going to tell you! Although, some may not like what they hear.
I’m calling for Juneteenth protests, in order, to address the absolute failure of the U.S. government to address the plight of the “dreamers”. How can we not create a realistic pathway to citizenship for these humyn beings? But, then I take a hard look at Donald Trump and his U.S. Attorney General Jeff Beauregard Sessions and I see the cloak of the Ku Klux Klan and the burning cross on our lawn! Yes! I will tell you why I’m calling for Juneteenth protests! I’m standing in solidarity with every
Latina and Latino who is having their families torn apart by this racist and discriminatory immigration policy!

There is implicit bias and prejudice in the court system and it is not just here in Amerika. Courts and judges as well as the police and prisoners all over the world have engaged in a conspiracy to TARGET people of color! I’ve specifically looked at the Ministry of Prisons, in the United Kingdom.
These prisons are beginning to overflow with Pakistanis, Africans, and poor English and Irish beings!!

In Amerika, we are all too familiar with the track records of the police. And then in Parkland, Florida we see something which bolsters the argument that the police are only interested in protecting the lives and property of the rich or capitalist elite. But when the lives of ‘common folk’ are at risk they stand idly by like cowards while children are slaughtered like sheep! So, the question presents itself: “Who do
the police really ‘protect and serve’??

So, yes!! Juneteenth protests are about shedding a discerning light on the corrupt and racist courts and police agencies in Ameika and beyond!

And what of the environment? Our planet? Clean air? Clean water? If free citizens fight for clean and safe drinking water supplies and still don’t receive it! How do you think prisoners fair when facing a system, which refuses to even acknowledge them? If it wasn’t for the campaign, which seeks to Fight Toxic Prisons, I don’t think the Environmental Protection Agency would have even considered its new
implementation of the EJ Screen as a tool to examine the impact that environmental hazards have on imprisoned populations.

Things are absolutely crazy in Texas. In 2015, Professor Victor Wallis and I collaborated, in order to craft an Ombudsman Complaint. This complaint addresses the presence of high levels of arsenic in the water supply, at the Pack I Unit located in Navasota, Texas. I can tell you that the prison agency T.D.C.J. along with maintenance personnel on the Unit, with employees from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) all conspired to lie and say that “there are no traces of arsenic in the Pack I water supply.” In June 2016 a federal judge named Keith P. Ellison issued a finding that the water at the Pack I Unit contained 2- 41/2 times the allowed amount of Arsenic! And now I release to the public the
actual response from the TDCJ Ombudsman office, where you can clearly see a conspiracy exists to violate the Humyn and Civil Rights of Texas prisoners by fabricating lies about conditions inside slave kamps and gulags!

You want to know why I’m calling for Juneteenth protests? I’ll tell you why! It is to recognize the struggles of my sisters and brothers at Standing Rock and to highlight the inadequacy of a government, which has still not fixed the problem in Flint, Michigan and to protest the impotent and lack-luster response to the humyn beings in Texas, who lost everything during Hurricane Harvey!

(FEMA) is a corrupt and failed agency, who was more interested in hunting down undocumented workers than meetings the needs of the communities who really needed help and who still need help to recover from unprecedented natural disaster!

There will be no utopian anarchist or socialist society without a planet to live on! Juneteenth is about saving our planet! Don’t say I didn’t articulate my point!

And what about the abuse of wimmin? What about the demonization of the LGBTQ community?

I’m not shutting up! Wimmin don’t need a man to protect them! That is not why I’m speaking out! But what happens when the system of checks and balances is so broken that when a womyn does scream “No!” or cries “Foul!” that the courts, the police, the media, which have a strong undercurrent of patriarchy and misogynistic tendencies ignores their voice of protest?

And what happens when the President of the United States is the leader of a movement, which seeks to silence our voices? His mantra: “Profits by any means and shut all dissenting voices down!” Mr. President you think we all stupid, don’t you? Hope Hicks goes in front of the Russia Probe Committee and tells the truth that she has lied to protect you! And then you conveniently force her out and have your press officer say her leaving had nothing to do with her testimony! We aren’t as stupid as you think!

You want to know why I’m calling for Juneteenth protests? It is a beginning of our organizing and actions to finally confront this filthy, rotting carcass of a system you call capitalism! I don’t have the influence to get everyone to get on board and act on Juneteenth, but don’t say I didn’t tell the world what this is about.

Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, the genocide of the Palestinian people and the humyn rights disaster of the Rohingya Muslims who suffer in refugee camps in Bangladesh. This is a call to action to all socialists, communists, anarchists, freedom fighters to include Antifa, blac bloc, and all progressive and revolutionary New Afrikans! United we stand divided we fall! Fascists must be defeated!

Dare to struggle, dare to win, all power to the people!


Keith ‘Malik’ Washington is a humyn rights activist currently incarcerated in Texas. He is a co-founder and chief spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement. Malik is a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and he is the Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter). Malik has been instrumental in calling for the abolition of legalized slavery in Amerika and is very active in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign. You can view his work at Comrademalik.com and EndprisonslaveryinTexas.wordpress.com or write him directly at:

Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington
TDC #1487958
Eastham Unit
2665 Prison Rd. #1
Lovelady, Texas 75851
(or write him via Jpay.com)