Betsy Ramos case shows real face of capitalist ‘justice’

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021

The case of Betsy Ramos shows the real workings of the capitalist “justice” system. Ramos, 56, is terminally ill with cancer and not expected to live much more than a year. She has been incarcerated for 22 years after being…


1 in 5 workers behind bars suffer COVID in US prisons

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021
Rally near San Quentin State Prison in California July 9, where 20 inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 spoke out against conditions. Over 2,200 inmates were infected and 28 died.

Workers behind bars are among those being hit hardest by COVID-19. One in five state and federal prisoners in the U.S. has tested positive for the virus, a rate over four times higher than in the general population. In some…


Holiday greetings to workers behind bars

Vol. 84/No. 51 - December 28, 2020

The Militant  sends holiday greetings to fellow workers behind bars! We will continue to tell the truth about the conditions you face and to fight to ensure you can receive our paper and news about the struggles of working people…


Victory! Indiana prison officials reverse ban on the ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020

A victory has been won in defense of the right of Militant subscriber Kevin “Rashid” Johnson to receive the paper at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Indiana. Johnson, a leader of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party, had written…


‘Militant’ calls on Indiana officials to overturn ban at Wabash prison

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020

For the second time in a year, Indiana prison officials are preventing Kevin “Rashid” Johnson from getting his subscription to the Militant. Johnson, who is incarcerated at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, informed the Militant  he was given a notice…


Fight against Florida prison ban on the ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 43 - November 2, 2020

In response to a broad array of organizations and individuals speaking out, prison authorities in Florida recently ended a ban on several issues of the Militant  that they had suppressed for reporting on unconstitutional impoundments of the paper. But they…



‘Militant’ fights yet another Florida prison impoundment

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020

Florida prison officials are at it again. On Oct. 3 the Militant received notice from Florida State Prison in Raiford that they had impounded issue no. 38. The reason? Because of the article on pages 1 and 2 titled “Join…



Letters call on Florida prisons to end ban on the ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 39 - October 5, 2020

Supporters of prisoners’ rights and freedom of the press continue to speak urging Florida prison officials to overturn the ban on four recent issues of the Militant. “The Militant has a right to publish factual information, and Florida prisoners have…