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Plantations Were Prisons: Mobilizing for the Aug. 19 Prisoners Human Rights March (tags)
Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell confronts the history and legacy of slavery head-on, asserting: "When it comes to African Americans, we have been incarcerated from the time we arrived in this country. Plantations were prisons. The change from incarceration on a plantation, to incarceration in custodial institutions, to incarceration where there are no physical limitations, but where one exists in a state of civic and political oppression, in my view, is nothing more than semantics. Mass incarceration started when slavery started."
This Week in Palestine, May 5, 2017 (tags)
Ex-Palestinian political detainee dies this week due to hunger strike as more political detainees join the protest, in the meantime US President Trump promise this week to push the stalled peace process forward. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Please Say No To Serially Executing Neal Gorsuch (tags)
May the US join the civilized 81% of the world which murders no prisoners
Cuba Liberates „Miss Burqa“ From Guantanamo (tags)
In a stint operation at the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison, Cuban special forces have rescued the only female prisoner from the facility who has been kept in captivity there since fifteen years. The woman who was not identified was said to be found locked up in a room with a stash of forced feeding packages and a verdict issued by the military bureaucracy subjecting her to the dehumanising treatment. A doctor with the unit said she was alive and healthy but exhausted from her encounter with the Americans. The prisoner was not available to the press corps for comment.
Liberated Political Prisoner Sekou Odinga Speaks Out (tags)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
IRVINE - In an unassuming classroom somewhere on the UCI campus, about 80 people, most of them students, gathered to hear the words of the recently-released Black Liberation Army prisoner Sekou Odinga, imprisoned for 33 years for his role in the 1979 emancipation of BLA soldier Assata Shakur.
Odinga is on tour speaking to students and community members, not only to tell his story, but also to encourage others to work to free US-held political prisoners and prisoners of war. This Wednesday's lecture was just one of a series that included colleges in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Santa Barbara, as well a presentation to the community at the South Central Library on Saturday.
The presentation on Wednesday was preceded by a video about political prisoners from the Black Liberation Struggle, and then some words from a professor.
Then Odinga took the mic.
Israel Denies 1,500 Sick Palestinian Prisoners Medical Care (tags)
(A-Radio) ABC Belarus on the release of the prisoners and the upcoming elections (tags)
On August 22, the Belarusian president Lukashenko signed papers to release all official political prisoners in the country. This includes the three anarchists that were still imprisoned. As Anarchist Radio Berlin (aradio.blogsport.de), we talked with Anarchist Black Cross Belarus about their release and the upcoming elections among other things. For security reasons, this interview has been re-recorded using our own voices. You'll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes) here: http://aradio.blogsport.de/2015/09/05/a-radio-in-english-abc-belarus-on-the-release-of-the-prisoners-and-the-upcoming-elections/
Unconstitutional Solitary Confinement in America (tags)
New York Times Mocks Palestinian Hunger Striker Near Death (tags)
Palestinian Political Prisoners Protest Israeli Oppression (tags)
Israeli Doctors Refuse Force-Feeding Order (tags)
Israel Declares War on Palestinian Hunger Strikers (tags)
Israel Denies Medications for Palestinian Prisoners (tags)
Israel Frees Khader Adnan (tags)
Psychologists Aiding CIA Torture (tags)
Israel Is Murdering Khader Adnan (tags)
Israel Intends Force-Feeding Palestinian Hunger Strikers (tags)
Khader Adnan: Hunger Striking for Justice (tags)
Jail torture trick (tags)
Known to all guards in all jails.
Links Re Many Instances Of Police Killings And Beatings (tags)
Video cams and cellphones have been equalizers and democratizers in exposing blue violence.
Kiev Junta War Crimes (tags)
Medical Neglect in Israel's Gulag (tags)
Haaretz Editors Urge Removing Netanyahu with All Urgency (tags)
Political Prisoners in America and Israel (tags)
Wayne Pharr, Elder Freeman, Passed On in 2014 (tags)
Belated short obituaries to two important activists in Los Angeles history. Elder Freeman and Wayne Pharr were members and leaders of the Black Panther Party in Southern California.
A Planner Of Saddam Hussein's Illegal Execution Running For North Carolina Supreme Court (tags)
Eric Levinson who was appointed by George Bush to oversee plans for Saddam Hussein's illegal execution is now running as a Republican for the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Running Down the Walls 2014 (tags)
On Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 10 a.m., the Los Angeles Anarchist Black Cross Federation and RAC-LA will host the 5K Run/Walk/Bike around MacArthur Park. This Run is designed to raise much-needed funds for the ABCF Warchest program and for RAC. We are attempting to reach the goal of $3,500 with the run.
Hunger Striking for Liberation and Justice (tags)
Global Cannabis March Los Angeles Represents Drug War Prisoners Serving Life Sentences (tags)
On the first Saturday of May, people gather in over 400 cities worldwide to celebrate cannabis hemp. The 16th annual Los Angeles Global Cannabis March (also known as the Million Marijuana March) marched at high noon along Crenshaw Boulevard to Leimert Park on Saturday, May 3, 2013. #gcm2014 #LAGMM
Israeli Crimes Go Unpunished (tags)
Willful Medical Negligence in Israeli Prisons (tags)
Do Vegan Prisoners Have A Right To Nonviolent Meals? (tags)
There is a growing movement in recognition of vegan prisoner rights as well as in providing more healthful nonanimal foods.
Lynne Stewart Arrives Home (tags)
Released Palestinian Prisoners Aren't Free (tags)
Palestinian Political Prisoners (tags)
Obama Sentences Lynne Stewart to Death (tags)
Palestinian Prisoner Releases (tags)
Guantanamo Hunger Striking Continues (tags)
Judicial Lynching In Texas.. Time For a Texorcism (tags)
Only 7 states murdered prisoners in 2013. Texas killed more than the other 6 combined.
Torture by Design: Saying No to the Architecture of Solitary Confinement (tags)
Friday, August 16 marked the 40th consecutive day of a multi-ethnic statewide prisoner hunger strike initiated from inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of California's Pelican Bay State Prison. As the horror of solitary confinement comes under increasing scrutiny in the US and around the world, human rights activists are confronting this public health and safety epidemic from a variety of angles. One group, called Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility has challenged solitary confinement in US prisons by recently launching a Change.org petition asking the American Institute of Architects to amend its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to prohibit the design of spaces for killing, torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
Israeli Business As Usual (tags)
Federal Judge Sentences Lynne Stewart to Death (tags)
Palestinian Prisoners: Petitioning to Block Their Release (tags)
WOMEN POLITICAL PRISONERS TORTURED IN PHILIPPINES (tags)
Women political prisoners in the Philippines experience torture under the neocolonial regime receiving US tax dollars in aid. We need to protest this barbarity and call on Congress to cut off aid to the Aquino regime and its brutal military and police agencies.
Only Texas Has Killed More Prisoners This Year Than Ohio. (tags)
Only 12% of the world's countries still commit prisoner murder. Only 10% of US states or 5 states have murdered prisoners in 2013.
Daniel McGowan: Victimized by US Injustice (tags)
Opening the Box: Sarah Shourd on Herman Wallace, CA Hunger Strikers & Solitary Confinement (tags)
Herman Wallace of the Angola 3 has been transferred out of solitary confinement, as Louisiana’s Hunt prison reduced his classification from maximum to medium security. Herman is now staying at the prison hospital in a 10-bunk dorm, with access to a day room, and does not have to wear leg irons anymore. While celebrating the more human conditions, Herman and the International Coalition to Free the Angola 3 emphasize that the transfer from solitary is not enough. They are asking folks to continue supporting Amnesty International’s call for humane release.
Mass Protests Rock Egypt (tags)
Abusing Prisoners Decreases Public Safety --Interview w/ author and former (tags)
If given the attention it deserves, an important new book is certain to make significant contributions to the public discussions of US prison policy. The author, Shawn Griffith, was released last year from Florida’s prison system at the age of 41, after spending most of his life, almost 24 years, behind bars, including seven in solitary confinement.
Palestinian Prisoner Diaries (tags)
Free Lynne Stewart Now (tags)
Institutionalized Barbarism (tags)
Israeli Murder by Neglect (tags)
Whitewashing Israeli Murder by Torture (tags)
Guilt by Accusation (tags)
Samer Easawi: Hunger Striking for Justice (tags)
Author Nancy Kurshan: Strategizing to Defeat Control Unit Prisons and Solitary Confinement (tags)
Author and longtime activist Nancy Kurshan’s new book, entitled Out of Control: A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons, has just been released by the Freedom Archives. Kurshan’s book documents the work of The Committee to End the Marion Lockdown (CEML), which she co-founded in 1985 as a response to the lockdown at the federal prison in Marion, Illinois. It quickly turned into a broader campaign against control unit prisons and human rights violations in US prisons that lasted fifteen years, until 2000.
New anti-solitary confinement petition to CA Gov. Brown (tags)
Please sign the petition to California Governor Jerry Brown: Stop the abuse of solitary confinement in CA prisons!
Medical Neglect in Israeli Prisons (tags)
US Law Prohibits Transferring Guantanamo Prisoners to America (tags)
Palestinian Hunger Striking Steadfastness (tags)
Running Down the Walls 2012 Carrera para Bajar los Muros 2012 (tags)
Throughout the US and Canada, chapters of the Anarchist Black Cross Federation held simultaneous runs to raise funds for the needs of political prisoners and prisoners of war, as well as to continue to chip away at the system that massively incarcerates impoverished people and colonized people worldwide. Runs were also held at four prisons. In Los Angeles, the event drew about thirty runners to MacArthur Park. There they joined members of Revolutionary Autonomous Communities who were present for the weekly food program, danzantes from Danza Cuauhtémoc, in attendance to bless the run, and supporters from the radical community throughout Southern California. The over $1000 raised was split between ABC to replenish the warchest and RAC to support its ongoing mutual aid and organizing efforts.
A lo largo de los Estados Unidos y Canadá, comités de la Federación Cruz Negra Anarquista (ABC, por sus siglas en inglés) realizaron carreras simultáneas para recaudar fondos para las necesidades de presxs políticxs, al igual que para seguir derrotando el sistema que encarcela a una escala masiva a gente empobrecida y gente colonizada por todo el mundo. También se efectuaron carreras en cuatro penales. En Los Ángeles, alrededor de treinta partícipes asistieron al evento en el Parque MacArthur. A sus filas se sumaron integrantes de Comunidades Autónomas Revolucionarias (RAC, por sus siglas en inglés), quienes se presentan cada domingo para su programa semanal de repartición de alimentos, danzantes de Danza Cuauhtémoc, quienes llegaron para bendecir el evento, y adherentes de comunidades radicales de todas partes del sur de California. La suma de la recaudación, que superó mil dólares, se dividirá entre ABC para suplir su tesoro y RAC para solvemtar sus esfuerzos organizativos y de asistencia mutua.
Crimes Against Humanity (tags)
Continuing Palestinian Hunger Strikes (tags)
Hunger Strike Deal (tags)
Israel: Profile of a Police State (tags)
Israel Toughens Prison Harshness (tags)
Collectively Punishing Palestinian Prisoners and Families (tags)
Palestinian Hunger Strikers for Justice (tags)
Freedom or Death (tags)
Buried Alive Cruel and Unusual Punishsment (tags)
Resisting Israeli Oppression Courageously (tags)
Occupy for Prisoners (tags)
Monday, February 20, 2012
RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Demonstrators from Occupy Riverside and Occupy San Bernardino Valley joined forces to express their solidarity with people detained at West Valley Detention Center, the main detention facility for the western portion of San Bernardino County.
BTL:Human Rights Group Decries Israel's Imprisonment of 20 Percent of Total Palestinian Po (tags)
Excerpt of speech, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus
Torture Is Unacceptable ? Step Up the Struggle to Stop It! (tags)
why we should all intensify our efforts to expose and defeat the repressive policies of the california department of corrections.
Israeli/Palestinian Prisoner Swap (tags)
15 Years of Giving Voice to Women and Transgender Prisoners in California (tags)
An interview with Diana Block, Pam Faden, and Dierdre Wilson --three members of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, which is celebrating its 15th year with an event in SF on Friday Oct. 14.
Palestinians Protest Israeli Prison Hell (tags)
Prison Hell in America (tags)
California Prison Crisis Sparks Statewide Hunger Strike --interview w/ Critical Resistance (tags)
We discuss the recent statewide hunger strike initiated by prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison. The strike is put in context, alongside a statewide grassroots movement calling for cuts in prison spending to address California?s budget crisis, and a recent US Supreme Court ruling that calls for the reduction of California state prisoners by at least 30,000, in response to overcrowding.
Brutally Isolating Detainees in Israeli Prisons (tags)
Will Jerry Brown Close Pelican Bay Prison? (tags)
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown is under a federal mandate to release thousands of prisoners from California's overcrowded concentration camp-prisons. Abolishing the entire prison-punishment system and the death penalty would be best, replacing it with job training for decent-paying jobs in one year for those under 50 and lifetime good pensions for those over 50. He could start by closing Pelican Bay Prison, a vicious hellhole that would make Hitler proud.
America's Barbaric Death Penalty (tags)
Justice Scalia and the Dybbuk (tags)
Justice Scalia's oral comments on the Supreme Court's ruling regarding over crowding in Califoria prisons indicates he, just like Judge Hoffman in the Chicago Seven case, has been possessed by a dybbuk.
Brazil welcomes Obama with 13 political prisoners (tags)
The arrival of Barack Obama in Brazil was marked by the illegal (and political) arrest of 13 Brazilian citizens who were protesting against the presence of the North American president in the country.
War, Prisons, and Torture in the US & UK --An interview with Richard Haley (tags)
We launched "Stop Isolation" because the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is considering the appeals of four British citizens--Babar Ahmad, Syed Tahla Ahsan, Haroon Rashid Aswat, and Abu Hamza--against extradition to the US to face terrorism charges. The court's long-delayed judgment is expected in the next few months. It will be a landmark in the development of human rights law.
Political Prisoner Ahmad Sa'adat Update (tags)
Updates on Two Political Prisoners (tags)
Israel's Barbaric Solitary Confinement (tags)
same as torture
Lucasville Five Hunger Strike Begins --An interview with author Staughton Lynd (tags)
The Lucasville Five are now back in the news with an announcement last week that four of the five will be participating in a simultaneous “rolling hunger strike,” beginning today, January 3. They are using the hunger strike to protest their convictions (having always maintained their innocence) as well as their living situation, which is more restrictive than for most prisoners on Ohio’s death row.
Lynne Stewart Transferred to Texas (tags)
her far from home transfer
Oscar Lopez Rivera - Imprisoned for Supporting Puerto Rican Independence (tags)
another political prisoner
Ahmad Sa'adat: A Palestinian Prisoner of Conscience (tags)
one of thousands of Palestinian political prisoners
Horrific Conditions in Los Angeles County Jail (tags)
the same ongoing across America
WHAT A GREAT WAY FOR IRANS & OUR AMERICAN LEADERS 2 START A NEW FOUNDATION OF TRUST !!! (tags)
WHAT A GREAT WAY FOR IRANS LEADERS & OUR AMERICAN LEADERS 2 START A NEW FOUNDATION OF TRUST IN A FUTURE WORLD OF PEACE !!!
Imprisoning Palestinian Women (tags)
Israel treats men, women and children the same way
SUPPORT OJORE LUTALU / POLITICAL PRISONERS THIS FRIDAY FEB 5TH! (tags)
2MEX , AZTLAN UNDERGROUND, SACRIFCE , OLMECA, SHERMAN AUSTIN + MORE TBA -- THIS FRI FEB 5TH 6PM . SUPPORT OJORE LUTALU , SUPPORT LOS ANGELES ANARCHIST BLACK CROSS , SUPPORT POLITICAL PRISONERS
Actions + Conversations + Intersections 2010: Second Annual Los Ángeles Anarchist Bookfair (tags)
Sunday, January 24, 2010
HOLLYWOOD - For the second consecutive year, Los Angeles anarchists organized a bookfair, which, in addition to facilitating exchanges between vendors and literature-hungry readers, also provided an array of panel discussions, workshops, and most importantly, quality interactions with fellow activists in the liberation movement.
Free Mumia! Los Angeles Rejects High Court's Ruling (tags)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
LOS ANGELES - Despite heavy rain, a group of about 30 people attended a demonstration for the freedom of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The last-minute action was organized by anti-racist activists who were reacting to the overturning of a judgment that favored the condemned journalist. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals had overturned Abu-Jamal's death sentence, finding that the judge in the case had failed to properly instruct members of the jury to consider possible mitigating circumstances during sentencing. However, the Supreme Court overturned the lower court's decision, opening up the possibility that Abu-Jamal, who has always maintained his innocence, could return to death row.
Internation Day of Solidarity with Atenco (tags)
3+ years later, the humble farmers and people of San Salvador Atenco still resist the Mexican government's plans to place an airport over their sacred land, and demand release of their 12 political prisoners. Actions will take place at each of the Mexican consulates in Southern California area, and are times to coincide with International Human Rights Day to highlight the human rights abuses of political prisoners.
Atenco PRESENTE!! en California (tags)
Leonel Rivero, abogado y defendor de presos politicos de Atenco en una gira al California. 10 de deciembre---PROTESTA INTERNACIONAL POR LA LIBERTAD DE LOS PRESOS DE ATENCO.
The Prison Walls Will Crumble - Sept 12th (tags)
On September 12th, there will an event, known as Running Down the Walls, that will be held in 14 cities and prisons throughout North America in support of Political Prisoners.
America's Tortured Past (tags)
America's sordid legacy
PRISON RIOT:VIOLENCE BETWEEN RAZA AND AFRICAN PRISONERS AT CALIFORNIA STATE PRISON (tags)
Statement From The Chicano Mexicano Prison Project
Torrico says "No more sequels, Arnold," as the Terminator holds a gun to Califor (tags)
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's state budget is like a gun held to the head of California and its most vulnerable populations: children without health insurance, people with HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's, mental illness, state prisoners, and whoever they might harm, if the Governor proceeds with his plan to suddenly dump 58,000 state prisoners out of the ghastly gulag he created, with no plan for rehabilitation or re-entry, now that California's out of money. (Or, so say Schwarzenegger and the Republican minority, though California is rich, rich in natural and human resources that Californians simply need to claim. ) Standing adamantly against what he calls the governor's "petulant, vindictive budget, the budget of a two-year-old," and urging Californians to more vocal protest, and State Democrats to stronger leadership, is State Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico.
“Little Guantanamo” Exposing the CMU (tags)
Daniel has an article on The Huffington Post today! Please comment on the article so it gets seen by all and makes it on the home page! Digg it, Twitter it, Share, become a fan, Buzz up, etc. Do it all! Please spread the word in every way possible. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-mcgowan/tales-from-inside-the-us_b_212632.html
MEXICAN CONSULATE IN NEW YORK FORCED TO CLOSE FOR ENTIRE DAY! (tags)
---------------- On the third anniversary of state repression against the people of Atenco, the Mexican Consulate in New York was “taken over” by the pro-zapatista group Movement for Justice in El Barrio.
Media, Revolution, and the Legacy of the Black Panther Party--interviewing Kiilu Nyasha (tags)
I initiated a correspondence with George Jackson in early 1971, and months later, got a one-hour visit in the holding cell of San Quentin. I’ve met no one before or since more dedicated to revolutionary change....George was one of the three “Soledad Brothers,” whose story began on January 13, 1970 when a tower guard at Soledad State Prison shot and killed three Black captives on the yard, leaving them unattended to bleed to death.
Running Down the Walls - Aug 23th (tags)
LA ABCF will be hosting a 5k run to raise money for political prisoners and local community groups on August 23rd. The event is also designed to honor and remember the anarchist martyrs, Sacco and Vanzetti.
Torture As Official US Policy (tags)
America's darkest hour.
Behind Bars: The Travails of a Political Prisoner, Randall Echanis, KMP (tags)
Randall Echanis, of the militant peasant organization the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, is not the only political prisoner of the Arroyo regime. There are currently 240 prisoners in detention by the count of Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainee Laban sa Detensyon at para sa Amnestiya (SELDA), an organization dedicated to helping political prisoners.
The Republican Candidate (tags)
In that already famous Super Tuesday, a day of the week when a number of States of the Union were selecting the candidate of their choice for the presidency of the United States from among a group of contenders, one of the likely candidates to replace George W. Bush was John McCain...
What Mumia Abu-Jamal Never Learned (tags)
On the eve of the United States premiere of In Prison My Whole Life at the Sundance Festival on January 20-25, the battle for the life and freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal heats up in the news media and the streets of far-flung cities while he awaits a crucial appellate court ruling and prepares to publish his sixth book from death row. Media activists present photographic evidence disproving the case against him.
Black Riders held on million dollars bail each, back in court Wednesday (tags)
The state’s cases against T. A. C. O., Aryana and Stress, which T. A. C. O. described as “b. s.” to defense attorney Guillermo Suarez, are based on the testimony of an undercover cop who alleges that he approached the Black Riders, pretending to be Lebanese and connected to freedom fighters in the Middle East. He claims that the three defendants were involved in a plot to take possession of weapons and protective vests that he claimed to be able to provide them. No weapons were ever involved. These charges are essentially for a “Thought crime” – allegedly conspiring to attempt to possess weapons.
Greece: Simultaneous protests outside prisons in 8 cities (tags)
Anarchists against prisons
CIA Rendition: The Smoking Gun Cable (tags)
In a CIA sub-station close to al Libi's jail cell, the CIA's "debriefers," who had been talking to al Libi for days after his return from Cairo, were typing out a series of operational cables to be sent Feb. 4 and Feb. 5 to the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Va. In the view of some insiders, these cables provide the "smoking gun" on the whole rendition program -- a convincing account of how the rendition program was, they say, illegally sending prisoners into the hands of torturers.
Marathon to Free Magdalena García Durán and Atenco Prisoners (tags)
Things are moving faster in the struggle to free the Mazahua indigenous rights leader Magdalena García Duran, recognized by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience, and all the political prisoners arrested in San Salvador Atenco in central Mexico on May 3 and 4, 2006.
Prisons Purging Books on Faith From Libraries (tags)
The lists “show a bias toward evangelical popularism and Calvinism,” he said, and lacked materials from early church fathers, liberal theologians and major Protestant denominations.
Photos and Audios from Running Down the Wall - Anarchist Black Cross (tags)
These are photos from today...
Books Through Bars needs volunteers (tags)
Starting a books to prisoners organization and need volunteers
Korean hostages to b released (tags)
Taliban leaders,Nasrullah and Bashir say so
The Destruction of Palestine (tags)
Three, one hour lectures on the ongoing terrorism and genocide by an unrelenting , heavily armed, racist state, in occupied Palestine.
Dignity for Women Prisoners May 12 in LA (tags)
May 12 in LA the Dignity for Women Prisoners Campaign will hold a community forum to kick off our campaign to have male guards relieved of assignment in women's housing units in CA prisons.
AJLPP HAILS PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT DECISION FOR THE PROVISIONAL RELEASE OF SATUR OCAMPO (tags)
The Alliance for A Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) shared the progressive Filipino democratic movement joy and relief over the Supreme Court decision for the detained BAYAN MUNA Congress person Satur Ocampo. It proved US President and jurist John Quincy Adams statement; “ The independence of the court safeguards the independence of the nation.” While we savor the tactical victory we are not completely happy. Congressperson Ka Bel ( Crispin Beltran) is still languishing in jail together with more than 200 other political prisoners like the Mamburao 6 and the Tagaytay 5 all of whom are peasants. We should exert all efforts to free all political prisoners and stop the political persecution under the US- Arroyo regime.
Political Prisoner Benefit for Daniel McGowan and Jaan Lamaan (tags)
From anti-colonial resisters to victims of the green scare, political prisoners have been incarcerated for their part in liberation movements. Now more than ever, it is critical that we challenge the legitimacy of the imprisonment of all political prisoners.
Freedom for Anarchist Prisoners in Oaxaca! Freedom for Oscar and Sacramento! (tags)
Anarchists and anti-authoritarians have played a vital role in the struggle against the government of Ulisses Ruiz Ortiz in Oaxaca. Among the many prisoners being held in jails around Mexico are anarchist activists Oscar Santa Maria Caro and Sacramento Delfino Cano Hernandez who were arrested on November 30th in Oaxaca.
Haiti: Sickness Spreads in National Penitentiary (tags)
A newly released investigation into the deadly scourge of Beri-beri in Haiti's National Penitentiary uncovered evidence that the clash between the manufacturing process used in U.S. processed rice and the traditional Haitian rice cooking method has been killing poor young men behind bars and leaving others morbidly ill. by Jeb Sprague and Eunida Alexandra*
Shut Down The Guantanamo Penal Colony, Now! (tags)
On the 5th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, Jan. 11, 2007, demonstrations were held across the country. In Washington, D.C., the Supreme Court was the site of a protest action, as was the U.S. District Court. At the latter, about 100 activists were arrested inside the building. Meanwhile, outside, activists dressed in orange jump suits, the uniform of the Gitmo detainees, demanded to have their “Day in Court!”
Report from Oaxaca - Dec. 19 - The Transformation of Magdalena (tags)
Just as arbitrarily as she’d been grabbed off the street on the 25th, she was told that she was going home. She can’t stop thinking about the women she left behind. Before, Magdalena hadn’t given much thought to the people’s struggle. Her experience has affected her profoundly. She says after what the government has done to her she wants to participate in the struggle however she can.
Photos - Oaxaca - Mexico's Federal Investigative Agency (AFI) carry out other arrests (tags)
A members of Mexico's Federal Investigation agency, AFI, detains an employee of the Oaxaca state justice department in Oaxaca City, Mexico Friday, Dec. 8, 2006. More than 250 federal police agents surrounded the offices of the Oaxaca state police force and seized the force's weapons to determine whether any were used in shootings during six months of demonstrations in the state capital, Oaxaca City.
Rights group: Prison dogs cruel and degrading (tags)
The use of attack dogs against prisoners here in the U.S.has been a well-kept secret,"
CDC's Pelican Bay abuse of prisoners, rural community (tags)
Calling for shutting down of CDC's Pelican Bay State Prison for human rights abuses of prisoners, economic exploitation of disadvantaged rural community during construction and CDC's exploitation of low income prisoners detained into coerced slave labor for corporations..
Palestinians train to kidnap more Israelis (tags)
Palestinians train to kidnap more Israelis Terror leader thanks world for legitimizing tactic, says abductions 'bring big results'
Katrina-tied prison woes are detailed (tags)
- A report released Thursday describes Orleans Parish prisoners trapped in flooded cells, deprived of food and water for days, and calls the scene at the prison "some of the worst horrors of Hurricane Katrina."
FREE THE TAGAYTAY 5! FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS IN ARROYO'S JAILS! (tags)
The massive human rights violations in the Philippines by the Arroyo regime have been universally condemned by Amnesty International, the United Nations, National Lawyers Guild, Reporters Without Borders, and other international bodies. We call on U.S. citizens to demand the cut-off of U.S. military and other assistance to the corrupt and illegitimate Arroyo regime as a gesture of solidarity to millions of Filipinos victimized by the tyrannical, militarist Arroyo regime.
Bush seeks to extend Guantánamo procedures to American citizens (tags)
In draft legislation prepared in response to last month’s Supreme Court decision against the use of military tribunals for US prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, the Bush administration proposes to extend the practice of indefinite detention and summary trial by military commissions to include American citizens.
FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS: Locations and Executive Orders (tags)
There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty
Officers indicted in jail assaults (tags)
Three Phoenix police officers accused of roughhousing prisoners at Maricopa County's Fourth Avenue Jail have been indicted on charges of aggravated assault.
A great way for governments to abuse prisoners (tags)
A great way for the government to abuse prisoners. If they live in Hawaii or Alaska then jail them 3,000 miles away in Arizona which makes it almost impossible for their relatives or friends to visit them.
Emergency LA Protest to Defend Palestine (tags)
Join a protest on Thurs, June 29, 4-6 pm to defend the Palestinian people against a brutal Israeli assault on Gaza. Stop the attack! No U.S. aid to Israel!
Running Down the Walls (tags)
5k run for Political Prisoners this Sunday!
Running Down the Walls (tags)
5k Run/Walk for US Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War Run for their lives!
Anarchist Black Cross (tags)
Atenco Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike (tags)
217 prisoners began a hunger strike in central Mexico Friday protesting the conditions of their arrests and their treatment at the hands of local police. Reports have been filtering out from jail of rape, physical and mental abuse experienced by people who were arrested for their involvement in the defenses of Texcoco and Atenco. Meanwhile, five foreigners are facing deportation, about sixty people are missing, independent media makers have been targeted for arrest and one 14 year-old boy is dead.
Running Down the Walls is Back (tags)
LA-ABCF will be hosting a 5k run to raise funds for Political Prisoners and the NPVM sponsored program, Growing Healthy. We ask for everyone to come out and celebrate our struggle for freedom!
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 2/17/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.
Know the real terrorists!! (tags)
A few things you are not supposed to know about Israel:
Denial of Clemency for Williams Cites Support for Class-War Prisoners (tags)
California Governor Arnold "The Terminator" Schwarzenegger's denial of "Tookie" Williams' clemency petition is an appalling document, showing not only Scwarzenegger's moral cowardice in hiding behind the jury's decision, (which the bourgeois press is emphasizing) but also that he is an extreme right-wing apologist for the frame-up trials and long incarcerations of political prisoners around the globe, from Nelson Mandela to Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Political Prisoners in Uruguay Again (tags)
What will happen tomorrow when workers demand their rights? What will happen tomorrow when stuednts defend their education? What will happen when all of us want a better world?
CGRP First annual Christmas Appeal (tags)
Throughout the years, people have been especially mindful of Irish republican prisoners during the holiday season. Recognizing this, the Concerned Group for Republican Prisoners (CGRP) have recently launched our first annual Christmas Appeal campaign
This Sunday: Jeff Luers/Political Prisoner Event! (tags)
During the Weekend of Resistance, June 10-12th, 2005, social justice activists from across the world will organize to show their outrage about Jeff's imprisonment and the continued abuse and isolation of dissident prisoners across the globe.
New zine by political prisoners Jeff 'Free' Luers and Rob ' Los Ricos' Thaxton (tags)
Announcing... a new zine by Political Prisoners Jeffrey 'Free' Luers and Rob 'los Ricos' Thaxton...
Famed Artist Paints Abu Ghraib (tags)
"Fernando Botero’s latest paintings go beyond anything he’s ever created in the past. He’s completed his masterwork, a suite of 50 large oil paintings depicting the horrors perpetrated by Americans at Iraq’s infamous Abu Ghraib prison." (A variety of articles about the intersection of art and politics can be found at the Art For A Change web log: www.art-for-a-change.com)
Palestinian political prisoners tour in Los Angeles 4/14 (tags)
Hosted by IWitness Palestine (IWP): The tour's main objectives are to raise awareness and solidarity around the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners inside Israeli occupation jails and to connect the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners to struggles against the prison industrial complex in North America.
FREE PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS! (tags)
FREE PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS! AFADEVIG ASOCIATION OF PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS FAMILIES, MISSING PEOPLE ET GENOCIDE VICTIMES MPCC POPULAIRE MOUVEMENT OF CONSTITUTIONEL CONTROL AFAPREDEPP ASOCIATION OF PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS FAMILIES ET MISSING PEOPLE AFADEVIG MPCC AFAPREDEPP
Bleeding Haiti (tags)
Haitian police killed dozens of prisoners last week and carted out bodies in wheelbarrows during a riot that turned into a massacre, according to a human rights group.
Lecture: Illegal Detentions of the U.S. War on Terror (tags)
This 15 minute lecture was one of four presentations given on U.S. political prisoners at the ANSWER coalition meeting on 11/23/04 in Los Angeles (sorry, the video says 11/24/04, which is wrong).
The resistance opposing prison isolation continues into its 5th year! (tags)
The calendar was set at October 20, 2000. The political prisoners decided to resist the state of Turkey's project to set up isolation prisons. In the face of the state's uncompromising attitude, the prisoners started the Death Fast (a form of hunger strike). Because isolation and torture mean death. The prisoners preferred death while resisting to surrender.
Prisoners Of Conscience Run (tags)
The third annual run supporting Prisoners Of Conscience takes place Saturday October 2nd, 2004.
FEMA camps for enemies of the state (tags)
This is where they plan to store people for liquidation if they don't go along with the program, the only way to dislodge them from power is using their own tactics, otherwise this will be the fate many will endure...
BTL:Guantanamo Detainees Subjected to Pentagon-Run "Kangaroo Court" (tags)
Interview with Michael Ratner, principal attorney for prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, U.S. Naval Base conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
United Front to Abolish the SHU Confronts CDC Chief Deputy Director, Aug 20, 2004 (tags)
Our Coalition hit up Sacramento to protest the genocide of Mexican and African people by the US Prison System
NEW IRAQ TORTURE SCANDAL! (tags)
OregonLive.com has published 23 photographs taken by the US Army that documents Iraqi civilians being tortured by the police of the "new democratic Iraq." The entire photo series can be seen at: www.oregonlive.com/galleries/news/index.ssf?iraq
Former Utah Prison Leader Fails Again at Abu Ghraib (tags)
It appears it was not the israelis who caused Abu Ghraib after all. But was it the Mormons?
SECRET PRISONS USED BY U.S.A. (tags)
Taken from the Mainstream media, here is a wonderful report on how our nation is, yes, using secret detention during this current War of Terror.
Los Angeles Vigil for Guadalajara Political Prisoners (tags)
June 10, 2004 Mobilization against Mexico’s repressive treatment of persons caught up in police sweeps following the ALCUE trade meeting has reached L. A.
Solidarity Vigil with Guadalajara Political Prisoners (tags)
SOLIDARITY VIGIL WITH POLITICAL PRISONERS IN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO.
Activists Report on Afghanistan, Iraq (tags)
Global Exchange's Medea Benjamin questioned the ongoing war in Iraq, and KPFK's Sonali Kolhatkar spoke of the how commercial news media neglects to report on the suffering of the people of Afghanistan in a May 27th forum.
~100 Dissapeared in Guadalajara (tags)
This is a fowarded e-mail from a contact in Mexico city ( el D.F.). It is concerning the arrest and possible dissaperance of nearly 100 anti globalization acitvists.
Robert Fisk: Israeli subcontractors involved in directing interrogations at Abu Ghraib (tags)
"The head of an American company whose personnel are implicated in the Iraqi tortures, it now turns out, attended an "anti-terror" training camp in Israel "
Iraq 'Supermax' Prison Won't Wipe Away Abu Ghraib Stain (tags)
Editor's Note: President Bush promised a "modern, maximum-security prison" in Iraq -- and the destruction of the notorious Abu Ghraib complex -- as a way of giving Iraq a more humane prison system. But so-called "supermax" prisons in the United States are far from humane, the writer says.
Torture and Brutality, America's New World Order (tags)
After failing to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq or identifying any connection between Saddam Hussein?s regime and al Qaeda, the US government tried to justify its bloody war on the people of Iraq by asserting that it freed Iraqi people from a brutal and fascist regime. They claimed that the world had become safer without the Baath regime and that the US would build the first democracy in the Arab world as a symbol and role model for other countries in the region.
Abu Ghraib: What About The Women Prisoners? (tags)
The scandal at Abu Ghraib prison was first exposed not by a digital photograph but by a letter. In December 2003, a woman prisoner inside the jail west of Baghdad managed to smuggle out a note. Its contents were so shocking that, at first, Amal Kadham Swadi and the other Iraqi women lawyers who had been trying to gain access to the US jail found them hard to believe.
Iraqatrix: The S&M PsyOp - Torture psyop ends in Passion of Nick (tags)
By now, you must know the Nick Berg beheading video was some kind of fake or scam. How could you not know? The Internet is abuzz with details of a host of video anomalies.
This Shouldn't Be a Brutality Contest (tags)
"it is quite likely that a good number of the naked, hooded, and sexually abused Iraqis shown in those photos are completely innocent"
The Arab Baath Socialist Party May 4th 2004 Statement!!! (tags)
Free President Saddam Hussein!!! Victory to Iraqi Arab and Islamic Armed Resistance!!! Death to Zionist AmeriKKKa!!! Join the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network On Line News and Views Forum http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Iraqi_Resistance_Solidarity_Network
Exposed at Abu Ghraib: Torture of U.S. Rule (tags)
The U.S. interrogators, officially called "Human Exploitation Teams" (HETs) have been terrorizing, raping, torturing and murdering prisoners in Iraq...
Abu Ghraib used R2I: torture method taught by UK special forces (tags)
The sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison was not an invention of maverick guards, but part of a system of ill-treatment and degradation used by special forces soldiers that is now being disseminated among ordinary troops and contractors who do not know what they are doing, according to British military sources.
'Fake' Iraqi photos remind Rush of Lincoln Center (tags)
Rush speculates that the photos of Iraqi prisoner abuse are faked--even so he finds them rather tame; "I mean this is something you can see at Lincoln Center from an NEA grant, maybe on Sex in the City: the Movie."
British Troops Torture Iraqis (Photos) (tags)
Not to be outdone by their American partners in crime... British occupation troops in Iraq have tortured Iraqi prisoners. Like the Americans, the British thugs arrogantly photographed their crimes. The photos eventually made their way into the hands of The Mirror newspaper where they were published.
America's Camp Delta, Guantanamo: 660 Prisoners, 42 Countries, No Rights, No Cha (tags)
US Iraq POW Camp Brutality Exposed (tags)
NOW HERE'S a story to shame us all. It's about America's shameful prison camps in Iraq. It's about the beating of prisoners during interrogation.
The ugly truth of America's Camp Cropper (tags)
There were no rules for the American jailers.
The Invisible (Toll of the Terror War and it's Lies) (tags)
The problem goes beyond religion. A new xenophobia is abroad. In Connecticut, a resident told police that he had heard two "Arabs" talking about anthrax. Whereupon police officers arrested two Pakistani men suspected of having had the conversation at a gas station. They also hauled in an Indian businessman who was minding the station temporarily for his uncle, the owner. The man was held for 18 days and then released without charge or compensation.
FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS: Locations and Executive Orders (tags)
Read it and weep.
The appalling loss of humanity (tags)
"Instead of apologizing for not letting me see my son, they won't even let me have the photographs. I never believed things would come to this," al-Ahmar said on the weekend in a telephone call from prison. "Do you know what I felt when the judge refused to let me have the photos? That I am living in the age of slavery, when children were taken from their fathers as soon as they were born."
Red Cross denied access to POWs (tags)
Up to 3,000 Iraqis - some of them civilians - believed to be gagged, bound, hooded and beaten at US camps close to Baghdad airport
Afgan Massacre (tags)
Check this out!
Solidarity with Harold H. Thompson (tags)
The Anarchist prisoner Harold H. Thompson has been struck a very serious blow on his fight for prisoners rights and can't go on with it. Here's the whole info:
iraqi prisoners starve to death and rot unknown to the world (tags)
the horror story the ragic deaths of more than 50 thousand iraqi prisoners
Pictures from American prison in Iraq (tags)
the pictures say enough about american arrogancy on the nude body of an iraq prisoner an american or american friend wrote in arab: "Ali Baba thief"
U.S. Begins Rounding Up Iraqi Civilians (tags)
The War Of Terror enters a new stage as the Invading Occupation forces of the Bush Junta begin preparations to round up "suspicious" civilians in their new Oil Patch (Formerly Iraq).
BENEFIT SHOW W/ GREAT MUSIC FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS THIS SAT. JAN 25! (tags)
POLITICAL PRISONERS BENEFIT SHOW SAT. JAN 25!! (tags)
Tyranny in Tekirdag Prison, Turkey (tags)
This is a report by the TAYAD prisoners' support organisation in Turkey. It is based on an account by a prisoner held in Tekirdag F-Type (Isolation) Prison and describes both major and petty abuse of prisoners by guards and officials.
Benefit Show 4 Political Prisoners JANUARY 25 !! (tags)
Political Prisoner Benefit Show (tags)
Music for Social Change
On hooding (tags)
A few citations concerning the practice of hooding supposed terrorists, taken (with one exception) from John Conroy's excellent book _Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: The Dynamics of Torture_ (Berkeley: U of CA P, 2000). Rather than add further commentary, I have instead affixed a photograph of unknown origin -- and leave all commentary to the reader.
Global McSLow as fuck day - solidarity with Argentine struggle (tags)
A call to action addressed to all McDonalds workers from McDonalds Workers Resistance `McGO-SLOW AS FUCK', DEC. 21st In solidarity with the anti-McDonalds prisoners in Mexico and with the popular rebellion in Argentina
Updates on prisoners (tags)
1) Volkert pleads guilty 2) Two new AR prisoners 3) Update on Benjamin (USA Animal Rights Prisoner) 4) Three new Ploughshares prisoners 5) Plougshares prisoner released 6) Jose Bove gets 14 months imprisonment (BBC report)
leaked photos of terrorism suspects causes stir (tags)
The Pentagon today was investigating to find out who took and released photographs of terror suspects as they were flown in heavy restraints to the high-security prison in Cuba.
Guerrillas propose prisoner swap (tags)
The Colombian guerrilla organisation FARC-EP renews an offer to release a number of prominent politicians and a score of army and police officers. In return the FARC demands the release of all guerrillas captured by the government forces
the innocent in camp x-ray(Guantanamo bay) (tags)
a pakistani held by US in camp x-ray says he and many others are blameless
israeli antisemirism (tags)
innocent palestinians treated worse than criminals. Rare case of an isreali with a conscience
Running Down The Walls!!! Oct 19(9am-4pm) (tags)
Fundraising Run/Jog/Walk in Griffith Park, for U.S. Political Prisoners/Prisoners of War and the Autonomous Settllement of Maclovio Rojas in Northern Mexico
RUNNING DOWN THE WALLS (tags)
Fundraising Run/Jog/Walk in Griffith Park, for US Political Prisoners and the Autonomous Settlement of Maclovio Rojas in Northern Mexico.
run down this!! (tags)
you abcf - ers sent this to me, i think it is a great idea!
Hans Bennett photoessay: REMEMBER AUGUST 8, 1978! FREE THE MOVE 9! (tags)
On the corner of Broad and Walnut in Center City, Philadelphia, August 10, 2002, more than 25 MOVE members and supporters (including several visiting from Spain) gathered for a demonstration to commemorate August 8, 1978. On this day, 24 years ago, more than 500 heavily armed police officers attacked MOVE headquarters in the Powelton Village neighborhood of West Philadelphia. When the MOVE family fled into the basement to avoid the attack, police countered by flooding them out and imprisoning the MOVE 9 for the murder of Police officer James Ramp.
Anarchist Black Cross Network 2002 Conference Next Week (tags)
The first Anarchist Black Cross conference in North America since 1994 will be held July 26-28, 2002, in Austin, Texas.
HIP HOP 4 JUSTICE CONCERT - JULY 20TH (tags)
HIP HOP 4 JUSTICE! JULY 20TH! AN EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS AND BUILD SUPPORT!
HIP HOP 4 JUSTICE! JULY 20TH (tags)
HIP HOP 4 JUSTICE! JULY 20TH! AN EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS AND BUILD SUPPORT!
AMERICAN WAR CRIMES IN AFGHANISTAN EXPOSED! (tags)
One Afghan, shown in battle fatigues, says of the treatment of prisoners in the Shibarghan camp: “I was a witness when an American soldier broke one prisoner’s neck and poured acid on others. The Americans did whatever they wanted. We had no power to stop them.” Another Afghan soldier states, “They cut off fingers, they cut tongues, they cut their hair and cut their beards. Sometimes they did it for pleasure; they took the prisoners outside and beat them up and then returned them to the prison. But sometimes they were never returned and they disappeared, the prisoner disappeared. I was there.”
6th National Conference On Raza Prisoners and Colonialism (tags)
ACABAR CON EL TERRORISMO EN LAS PRISIONES JUSTICIA Y DIGNIDAD PARA TODOS 6th Annual Conference On Raza Prisoners And Colonialism “End Prison Terror - Justice And Dignity For All” Saturday, May 18, 2002 Riverside, Califaztlan
Support Needed for Jailed Anarchist in Mexico (tags)
A young Mexican anarchist has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. International support is urgently needed.
Hunger Strike in Peru's Prisons (tags)
And Lori News
Maoist rebels kill 27 police and free political prisoners (tags)
Maoists killed 27 policeman at a Nepalese airport and in a separate incident took over a prison and freed all the prisoners, mostly Maoist comrades.
United States Refuses to Abide by Geneva Convention (tags)
On January 11, 2002, the United States announced that it was refusing to abide by the 1949 Geneva Convention on the treatment of prisoners of war in its treatment and internment of those taken prisoner in Afghanistan or Pakistan by the United States. The Third Geneva Convention, which provides specific guidelines for treatment of prisoner combatants, is a part of the "law of nations" and is a mainstay of international humanitarian law. The United States explained that the prisoners were not actually prisoners of war, but were in fact "unlawful combatants."
US flies suspects to Cuba base (tags)
A first group of al-Qaeda and Taleban prisoners being held by US forces has been flown out of Afghanistan, headed for a prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
Gray Davis: No Compassion for Dying Prisoners (tags)
CHARISSE SHUMATE DIES IN PRISON ON AUGUST 4 AFTER GOVERNOR DAVIS IGNORES DIRECTIVE TO GRANT HER COMPASSIONATE RELEASE
Transcript of July 27 Demo in San Diego to Support Pelican Bay Prisoners (tags)
Complete transcript of the speeches given at the July 27 rally at the San Diego Federal Building to support the ongoing protests of prisoners at the Pelican Bay and Corcoran State Prisons over assignment to the Special Housing Unit (SHU) in inhuman conditions. Please see, "San Diego Police Attempt to Stop Demonstration Supporting Prison Hunger Strike," posted below, for more information on this action.
Long Beach May Day Update (tags)
update from the Long Beach May Day Action