September 16, 2021
From AMW English

The primary function of the U.S. Prison Industrial Slave Complex (PISC) is the social containment and exploitation of surplus labor in Amerikkka. It has been that way since the ratification of the 13th Amendment saw the chattel slave system transition to the penal slave system. The twin pillars of capitalism: it’s race caste and economic class system’s, have ensured that New Afrikans, Latinos, Indigenous Nations and the poor are disproportionately targeted and fed into the maw of the PISC from it’s inception to the present day.

But repression breeds resistance. The heroic and valiant Attica Uprising, inspired by Prison resistance in California, culminating in the martydom of the Honorable Komrade George Lester Jackson, saw the unquenchable spirit of Human Freedom rage against the inhumanity and brutality of imprisonment in Amerikkka and it’s excesses. The struggle has not relented or ceased, only evolved in intensity and urgency to see an end to the oppression of Man and Woman, by man and woman.

No longer can we sit idely by as fascism advances and the People are ground down under the boot of economic desperation, the deliberate application of poverty, and the criminalization of those most disenfranchised in this society.
In the spirit of the Attica Uprising, let us say in one voice, SHUT EM’ DOWN! End the social containment of Our Communities; end the racist assaults on Our humanity; end the school to poverty to prison pipeline by educating, organizing and mobilizing Ourselves and Our Communities to build the necessary structures to RESIST. Resistance is rationale. Build…until we win, or don’t lose.

Black August Organizing Committee
Joka Heshima Jinsai
Abdul Olugbala Shakur

Abdul Olugbala Shakur is the co-founder of George Jackson University, and has done 40 years inside.

Write to him at:

s/n James Harvey, C48884
KVSP B2-117
P.O. Box 5102
Delano, CA 93216

Joka Heshima Jinsai is the co-founder of Amend the 13th: Abolish “Legal” Slavery in Amerika Movement.

Write to him at:

J. Heshima Denham, J38283

KVSP, B-2 12

P.O. Box 5102

Delano, CA 93216