Free Speech Society Emergency Bulletin

August 4th 2016 (received August 23rd 2016)

We, Class members of Ashker v. Brown, have been alerted to a contradiction that potentially threatens to disrupt, undermine and compromise everything that we’ve so hard to achieve, and have sacrificed our Lives for, via all three hunger strikes and this is inclusive of all the blood, sweat and tears that our outside supporters (PHSS Coalition, etc.) have put forth, in amplifying our cause, by demanding our human dignity and respect from the California Department of Corrections & rehabititation (CDCr), relative to abolishing their practice of decades of state-based torture!!
In particular, the unlawful warehousing of prisoners in solitary confinement.

It is no secret that CDCr’s, counterintelligence unit(s) (IGI/ISU/OCS) have been plotting revenge on the Class members of Ashker v. Brown, to have us returned to indefinite solitary confinement status since this lawsuit was settted in September of 2015. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that it wasn’t a matter of sheer coincidence as we embark upon the one-year anniversary of Brotha Hugo “Yogi Bear” Pinell being assassinated, that the states’ news media apparatuses begin leaking fraudulent reports to the public generated by IGI/ISU/OCS about the BGF plotting to avenge the death of Hugo “Yogi Bear” Pinell.

We have thus far identified multiple media outlets in Califonia, such as ABC channel 7 news in Los Angeles, who are reporting this rhetorical nonsense concocted by IGI/ISU/OCS as if it is actual news – it’s not. They’ve taken the liberty to post these articles on their websites as well, in an attempt to instigate a statewide racial war between different groups. Because of these reports racial tensions may rise, thus making it imperative that we begin to organize and mobilize against this false propoganda now.

We would like to make it absolutely clear to the public: “We Class members of Ashker v. Brown at Kern Valley State Prison (K.V.S.P.) and throughout C.D.C.r. prisons remain committed to our Prisoner Human Rights movement (PHRM),” which entails:

1) Upholding the integrity of our Agreement to End Race Based Hostilities (A.E.H.), by continuing to educate the entire Prisoner Class for purposes of sustaining a concrete understanding of what is required from each individual and/or group formation, relative to our A.E.H., as we adamantly refuse to fall prey to CDCr’s COINTELPRO tactics!!

2) Maintaining our united front, as we collectively recognize that our struggle is far from being over!! As we’re now confronted with a new phase of injustices on these mainlines such as:

A) The arbitrary confiscation of personal property items and manuscripts (especially political and social justice works) during cell searches that are taking place to censor, harass and retaliate against Class members of Ashker v. Brown.

B) The outright, complete and permanent confiscation (i.e., theft) of our incoming and outgoing mail without notice or explanation. This practice has specifically targeted our community development, social analysis and political activist work, striking at the very heart of our free speech rights in a blatant attempt to silence, censor and criminalize our contributions to our ongoing commitment to the Agreement to End Hostilities (AEH) and collective struggle for freedom, justice and human rights. Every effort to institute AEH programs have been criminalized in an effort to penalize us for maintaining our commitment to these principles.

C) Holding our incoming and outgoing mail 3 to 5 weeks before mailing it out, and this includes not giving us “notice” that our mail is being withheld well beyond the 5 days mandated in CCR Title 15 §3133(e).

D) The arbitrary issuance of petty and baseless 115’s [tickets, write ups] specifically targeting our artistic and cultural expression, designed to ultimately return us to indefinite solitary confinement. Artwork and images representative of New Afrikan cultural heritage, which in some instances was produced and/or possessed while we were still in the SHU, and mailed in and out of CDCr facilities with the full knowledge of IGI/ISU, are now being reduced to “STG activity” [Security Threat Group] in a blatant attempt to criminalize our very heritage, cultural identity and freedom of artistic expression.

E) Depriving us of viable job- and vocational training opportunities, which obstruct our ability to attain freedom from state-controlled, capitalist-based, parole boards.

F) Depriving us of our human right to the court-mandated ten (10) hours of outdoor exercise per week. Natural sunlight and fresh air is essential to the proper psychological development of all human beings. We could continue listing several more contradictions, but it would only obscure the focus of this bulletin. We can not afford to wait until we are all back in solitary confinement before the coalition begins mobilizing around this issue, it must be agressively pursued now.

Our objective is clear, in that, “It is with an imperative urgency that we immediately mobilize our PHSS media and legal teams, to identify and expose all of the news media outlets that are involved with this criminal conspiracy – in conjunction with IGI/ISU/OCS – to ignite a state-wide race war in CDCr! We demand that all responsible persons be charged accordingly!”

Tell no lies – claim no easy victories!

Free Speech Society

Kijana Tashiri Askari
s/n M. Harrison
H-54077
KVSP B2-101
P.O. Box 5102
Delano, CA 93216

Abdul Olugbala Shakur
s/n J. Harvey
C-48884
KVSP B2-117
P.O. Box 5102
Delano, CA 93216

Joka Heshima Jinsai
s/n S. Denham
J38283
KVSP B2-117
P.O. Box 5102
Delano, CA 93216

We are asking all supporters and human rights activists to please join the call-in / e-mail campaign to end these abuses and uphold the terms of the Ashker v. Brown Settlement agreement which specifies no retaliation by CDCr or its staff.

Please direct your criticisms and complaints to:

* Deputy Attorney General, Adriano Htvatin (415) 703-1672, Adriano.Htvatin@doj.ca.gov
* Secretary Kernan, CDCr, Sacramento
* Warden (A), KVSP, G. Jaime, via mainline telephone (661) 721-6300
* Chief Deputy warden, KVSP, S. Rimbach, via mainline telephone (661) 721-6300

PLEASE FORWARD a COPY to our Email so that we can send it all to Judge Vadas via the Class Action attorneys, thank you!

George Jackson University (GJU) – Mission Statement

George Jackson University (GJU)

Mission Statement

For the past 20 years or more, many People, prison rights activists in particular, have spoken on the importance of education as the most effective tool towards combating recidivism, but unfortunately many have only paid lip service to this cause, a cause that we can no longer afford to ignore or pay lip service to without concrete action.

We, as New Afrikans, are initiating a concrete action beyond rhetoric and lip service.

We are reinstituting the concept of transforming the entire U.S. Prison-Industrial Slave-Complex (PISC) into the largest progressive educational institution in the country, with emphasis on Afro-centric and Pan-Afrikan studies and New Afrikan political education.

Our primary objectives at this moment will be five-fold:

  • To eradicate functional illiteracy among New Afrikan (Black) Prisoners.
  • To eradicate cultural ignorance among New Afrikan Prisoners.
  • To transform the New Afrikan criminal mentality.
  • To assist in the rebuilding and stabilization of the New Afrikan communities.
  • To prepare New Afrikan Prisoners for release / reducing New Afrikan recidivism!

The GJU primary curriculums:

  • Afro-centric Pan-Afrikan Studies
  • New Afrikan Criminology 101
  • New Afrikan Political Science and Education
  • Reading and Writing
  • Math and Science
  • Computer Science
  • Green Technology
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Horticulture/Landscaping/Gardening
  • Cooking/Nutrition
  • Health and Fitness
  • Business and Finance
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Pre-Release Survival Programs

Administrative protocols:

All GJU faculty and registered students will adhere to the following rules and protocols. Any violations will result in immediate expulsion or probation. The circumstances will determine the particulars. We intend to develop and implement additional rules for both students and faculty, but the following rules and protocols are very essential to the integrity of the GJU:

  • No registered Student or Faculty Member will participate in gang activity (as defined by the GJU Disciplinary Board).
  • No registered Student or Faculty Member will participate in criminal activity (as defined by the GJU Board of Directors).
  • No registered Student or Faculty Member will engage in the sale or manufacture of any illicit drugs, including pills and marijuana, and not necessarily limited to these.
  • No registered Student or Faculty Member will engage in hard drugs, including taking pills for the purpose of getting high.
  • No registered Student or Faculty Member will drink alcohol or smoke marijuana.
  • No registered Student or Faculty Member will be an informant, child molester, serial killer, serial rapist, baby killer, woman beater, pimp, elder abuser, or on sensitive needs yards! Or in protective custody! If anyone has any questions concerning this you can contact me directly!

People, the George Jackson University (GJU) is no longer a theory. New Afrikan community activists across the country are pledging their support and joining our GJU. It is now an inherent component within the National Afrikan-Amerikan Family Reunion Association (NAAFRA.org). It is rapidly expanding. The time for talk is over.

If you truly believe in the education of New Afrikan / Black Prisoners, reducing New Afrikan recidivism and eradicating Black-on-Black gang violence, then join and / or support the GJU. We don’t need your lip service. We need your support!

Since 2003 when i along with Dr Donald R. Evans first developed the GJU concept, the California Department of Corrections (CDCr) has criminalized our work, has sabotaged our gains with impunity. We both have been persecuted by the CDC amd their agents of repression (e.g. Institutional Gang Investigation Unit [IGI], Investigative Services Unit [ISU], and Office of Correctional Safety [OCS/SSU]).

When i became eligible for release from solitary confinement, i was denied release on the sole purpose of my involvement with the GJU, they even sabotaged my marriage, falsely accusing her of being a drop-box for the Black Guerrilla Family (BGF), only to testify under oath five (5) years later that accusation was not true, but the damage was done.

We have sacrificed too much to just allow this work to be destroyed by the agents of repression COINTELPRO attacks.

Our fight is now beginning to pay off: a Judge with moral fortitude recently granted my state writ requesting an evidentiary hearing on GJU; this will be our OPPORTUNITY to expose the crimes committed against good people out there by the CDC and their agents of repression.

One of our most committed GJU Activists, Brotha Nathan Perkins recently joined our ancestors, but I told him years ago, I will not allow these folks to get away with their crimes, and after 13 years of litigating this battle in the courts, we have now been granted with the opportunity to take our fight to the courts.

The GJU is now in full effect, and we will now have the courts confirming the legality of our endeavors, and the criminalization of the CDCr. It is time for you to join the GJU!

Abdul Olugbala Shakur, Chancellor


The George Jackson University (GJU) is sponsored by:

National Afrikan-Amerikan Family reunion Association – NAAFRA.org

Free-Speech Society (FSS) – Freespeechsociety.org

If you are interested in joining the GJU, NAAFRA, or the FSS, please contact one of us at the below address:

Abdul Olugbala Shakur
s/n J. Harvey
C48884
KVSP B2-117
P.O. Box 5102
Delano, CA 93216

Or:

Joka Heshima Jinsai
s/n S. Denham
J38283
KVSP B2-117
P.O. Box 5102
Delano, CA 93216

Website: Georgejacksonuniversity.com

Download our Flyer GJU 2015

Mission Statement of the Free Speech Society

Logo FSSThe Free Speech Society is a movement that is dedicated towards protecting and defending the First Amendment rights of imprisoned activists. As imprisoned activists, we are embedded reporters for the people. We are the eyes and ears for the people – for the taxpayers – articulating the human atrocities that plague the prison industrial slave complex with impunity in your name.

Human atrocities compelled by racial oppression can only flourish when silence permeates the corridors of the vortex of torture, the PISC, necessitating the manifested destiny of a collective insurgence of voices of resistance forged by the rediscovery of our humanity. The FSS is an expression of that humanity.

Though our endeavor is just, the agents of torture and repression – the OCS (Office of Correctional Safety), SSU (Special Services Unity), IGI (Institutional Gang Investigations) and ISU (Investigations Services Unit) – have dedicated their resources towards silencing our voices and suffocating the true spirit of free speech.

This mission statement is only a brief invite designed to both captivate and solicit free speech loving people to join our movement and assist us in mobilizing against the forces of repression. If you are interested, please contact the following:

  • Abdul Olugbala Shakur (s/n J. Harvey), C-48884, KVSP B2-117
    P.O. Box 5102, Delano, CA 93216
  • Heshima Denham, J-38283, KVSP B2-117, P.O. Box 5102,
    Delano, CA 93216
  • Steve Martinot, martinot4 @ gmail.com

Email: Freespeechsociety @ gmail.com

Website: Freespeechsociety.org

FREE SPEECH SOCIETY short mission statement

Free Speech Society Goals