The comic book movie has the potential to change the face of American politics.
Author Pat Thomas discusses what he learned while writing a biography about the co-founder of the Youth International Party of the 1960s.
The 21st-century activist group is not as radical or grass-roots as it appears, and the revolution will not be paid for by the Ford Foundation.
The central mission of our incarceration system, black rights advocates say, is to facilitate the removal of African-Americans from society.
Abu-Jamal's conviction could be on shaky ground if a new approach described by his lawyer proves fruitful.
The legendary Ramparts editor who later ingeniously paired writer Hunter Thompson and artist Ralph Steadman died this week, leaving a slew of colorful memories behind him.
In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” the Truthdig editor in chief sits down with the former Black Panther to hear about how he helped fellow prisoners organize for reform while serving nearly 44 years for a murder he didn’t commit.
Amnesty International described his release as "long overdue and undeniably just." The three Louisiana prison inmates were placed in solitary confinement in April 1972 after the killing of a guard. The other two were released earlier.
A Truthdig exclusive from the soon-to-be-released documentary “Here Come the Videofreex" shows Hoffman discussing the trial in which he and seven other activists were accused of conspiracy and inciting riots during the anti-Vietnam and countercultural protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.A Truthdig exclusive from the soon-to-be-released documentary “Here Come the Videofreex" shows Hoffman discussing the trial in which he and seven other activists were accused of conspiracy and inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.