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…


Join the fight to overturn Florida’s ban on the ‘Militant’ in state prisons

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020
Join fight to overturn suppression of Militant in Florida prisons. Above, some letters sent so far.

Florida prison officials have banned four recent issues of the Militant, preventing them from reaching dozens of subscribers behind bars there. They claim each issue contains an article that is “dangerously inflammatory” and “advocates or encourages riot insurrection, rebellion, organized…


Free Ed Poindexter!

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. — Supporters of freedom for former Black Panther Edward Poindexter urge all those who care about justice to back his application for commutation of his sentence, filed on Aug. 17. Aug. 31 marked 50 years Poindexter has been…


Join ‘Militant’ fight to overturn ban by Florida prison officials

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020
Rally in Florida in October 2018 backing Amendment 4 to restore voting rights to over 1 million former prisoners. It passed by 64%. Militant covers these struggles for prisoners’ rights.

Florida prison authorities continue to ban issue after issue of the Militant, most recently for articles that report on these impoundments and the efforts of supporters of political rights to get them to reverse this. They banned four of the…




Fight to overturn Florida prison officials’ ‘Militant’ impoundment

Vol. 84/No. 34 - August 31, 2020

The Florida Department of Corrections Literature Review Committee “voted to uphold the impoundment of ‘The Militant, Vol. 84, No. 30,’” LRC chair Dean Peterson wrote David Goldstein, the Militant ’s attorney, Aug. 17, “which means the issue is rejected and…



Prison officials in Pennsylvania revoke ban on the ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

In an important victory for the rights of workers behind bars and of the press, Pennsylvania state prison officials overturned Camp Hill State Correctional Institution’s ban on issue no. 28 of the Militant on Aug. 3.  The paper’s attorney, David…