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December 2020 Honduras Coup Update (tags)
This December 2020 saw council police kill a car washer in a war against the poor majority. Also assassinated was a peasants' organiser and a journalist whose work is driven by social conscience. A number of peasants and human rights defenders were judicially persecuted and arrested, including one peasant who was denied bail. Meanwhile, as applications for bail came from political prisoners and prisoners accused of assassinating Berta Caceres, with wishes to be home for Christmas, courts show whose side they are on in who is granted bail and who isn't. https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2021/02/05/december-2020-honduras-coup-update/
June 2020 Honduras Coup and Pandemic Update (tags)
https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2020/07/17/june-2020-honduras-coup-and-pandemic-update/ In June 2020, police assassinated a man at a police checkpoint, police brutally bashed transport workers in protest, a newspaper director goes public about knowing of plans to kill him that come from the state, COVID-19 outbreak in prisons have worsened and impacts on political prisoners, only one of whom had been released during June while over 1600 other prisoners were released for COVID-19 reasons. A number more of health care workers had died of COVID-19 in Honduras and cases shot up during this month to upwards of 20,000 confirmed cases.
May 2020 Honduras Coup and Pandemic Update (tags)
In May 2020, a lot have happened in Honduras under the pandemic and dictatorship. Confirmed cases upsurged a lot this month. Workers continue to struggle a lot. There had been a lot of state repression against people just for being out on the streets, trying to earn a living or get something done. The prison began known COVID-19 outbreaks with two prisoners dying of COVID-19 under custody. Political prisoners continue at risk, in terrible conditions, locked up. There had been also attacks from angry police and the criminal rich, against people on the community who either self organised or were obligated, to watch the entrances and exits of their communities in attempt to keep their communities safe from COVID-19. One such community protector, who is black Garífuna, was murdered. Another Garífuna man was murdered inside a thermoelectricity plant. News about all this and more, see the update https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2020/06/25/may-2020-honduras-coup-and-covid-19-update/
DIARY OF A CON MAN . 37 (tags)
anne frank didn´t write the diary of anne frank
DIARY OF A CON MAN . 26 (tags)
ratio versus myth
8 GOP Candidates For Governor Want Executions To Continue In Their States (tags)
As 42 states have refused to execute in 2018, the 8 Republican candidates in the execution states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas are all either current executioners, execution facilitaters or supporters
A Few Of Many Impeachable Acts by Trump Sessions And Others (tags)
Abolition News Re Executioners Mike DeWine, John Kasich, Greg Abbott, Rick Scott (tags)
Please help stop yet another Trump nominated execution supporter, Brett Kavanaugh and work to defeat Rick Scott in Florida, Greg Abbott in Texas, Mike DeWine in Ohio, and Brett Kavanaugh, Trump SCOTUS nominee.
May 2018 Honduras coup update (tags)
This May had repression including of May Day protests around Honduras, and lots of attacks against defenders of land, environment and territory including one murder, a number of political prisoners released on bail but a few remain locked up, attacks against journalists, and the congress moves towards making compulsory both military service and bible reading in schools.. https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/honduras-coup-update-may-2018/
March 2018 Honduras Coup Again Update (tags)
March 2018 in Honduras... Chiquita banana workers have been on strike for more than two months - their barricades were this month evicted with gunshots and teargas bombs wounding workers and children. Another protest of youths in Choluteca were similiarly met with police gunshots - kids were wounded and arrested. This and other news with further details in this update https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/
US Executions Violate The 14th, 8th, and 1st Amendments To The Constitution (tags)
Only 16% of US states still perform the barbarism of prisoner murder. Less than 20% of the world's countries do. The US is among the top 5 execution countries.
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)
Muhammad Allan's Suspended Detention Can Be Reversed (tags)
New York Times Mocks Palestinian Hunger Striker Near Death (tags)
Palestinian Political Prisoners Protest Israeli Oppression (tags)
Palestinian Hunger Striker Near Death (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
Mass Hunger Striking for Justice (tags)
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.
The revolte 2013 in brazil, repression and the struggle for an ongoing movement (tags)
Grown on the increasing social unjustice in the brazilian society, this june and july saw brazilians strongest and most ongoing spontaneous uprising and grassroot-movement in history against the current structures and conditions. One of the promoters for the growing of the protests was thereby the violent police forces, that showed even to middle-class protesting people, how the state protects against changes.
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.
Gitmo Force-Feeding Continues Through Ramadan (tags)
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)
Palestinian Prisoners Day (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)
Israel Wages War on Human Rights (tags)
Amnesty International Denounces Torture in California Prisons --Interview w/ Tessa Murphy (tags)
2 weeks after the release of Amnesty Intl’s new report on the use of prolonged solitary confinement inside California’s ‘Security Housing Units’ (SHUs), entitled "The Edge of Endurance," prisoners initiated another hunger strike, with 500 participants statewide. In this new interview, Tessa Murphy speaks about her visit to California SHUs and Amnesty's report based on the visit.
Will AB 2530 Unshackle Childbirth in California? -Interviewing Tina Reynolds and Vikki Law (tags)
A bill opposing the shackling of pregnant prisoners, AB 2530, has been passed unanimously by the California State Legislature and is now on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk, with thirty days to either approve or veto it. Last year, a previous version of this bill was also passed unanimously by the Legislature, but it was ultimately vetoed by Brown. With Brown’s decision expected anytime, local activists are urgently mobilizing to stop him from vetoing this important bill once again. AB 2530 supporters have created a webpage for the public (not just California residents) to contact the Governor.
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)
Palestinian Footballer Wins Release (tags)
Palestinian Hunger Strikes Continue (tags)
Continuing Palestinian Hunger Strikes (tags)
Hunger Strike Deal (tags)
Israeli and Palestinian Protests (tags)
Israel: Profile of a Police State (tags)
Palestinian Prisoner Unity (tags)
Solidarity with Palestinian Hunger Strikers (tags)
Israel Toughens Prison Harshness (tags)
Abdulhadi Alkhawaja Painfully Force-Fed (tags)
Dying to Live Free (tags)
Collectively Punishing Palestinian Prisoners and Families (tags)
Khader Adnan: Freed for How Long? (tags)
Palestinian Hunger Strikers for Justice (tags)
NDF PRAISES MILF FOR STAND VS USARIII SHAM PEACE TALKS (tags)
The Alliance News today learned that o March 29, 2012: During the 43rd Anniversary of the New People’s Army (NPA), the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) had praised the leadership of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and its peace panel for their steadfastness in asserting the right to self-determination of the Moros in the face of consistent plot of the Philippine government to hoodwink them to capitulating.
Freedom or Death (tags)
Guantanamo Prison's True Secret: Jason Leopold in Conversation With Andy Worthington (tags)
Activist/Journalist Andy Worthington was recently a guest speaker alongside investigative journalist Jason Leopold at the UC Hastings College of Law, in San Francisco, hosted by the college’s chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. The event, entitled “Ten Years of Guantanamo,” was held amidst protests around the world calling for the prison to be immediately shutdown. Worthington, the author of “The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison,” has been documenting the array of human rights abuses at Guantanamo for over six years now.
Buried Alive Cruel and Unusual Punishsment (tags)
Resisting Israeli Oppression Courageously (tags)
Palestinian Oppression: Official Israeli Policy (tags)
Hunger Striking for Justice (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.
Solidarity with Khader Adnan (tags)
Israeli-Style Justice (tags)
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.
The Real Cost of Prisons --An interview with Lois Ahrens (tags)
The racist sub-text of the neo-liberal political agenda succeeded in creating acceptance of mass incarceration while simultaneously creating the laws and industries to police, prosecute, cage and control millions of people?almost all poor people and people of color. Neo-liberal policies have been in place for more than thirty years. As a result many people are not aware that our current political and economic situation is not the result of a natural course of events, but rather, of a systemically created ideology that has pervaded every aspect of our daily lives.
Commemorating Palestinian Political Prisoners (tags)
Political Prisoners in America: A Shocking Example of Mistreatment (tags)
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.
Salah Hamouri: One of Thousands of Israeli Political Prisoners (tags)
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
COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY. FIGHT FOR JUSTICE! (tags)
We cannot commemorate this day until we realize fully the freedoms that the declaration guarantees. It will just be a continuing myth and not a reality. The reality is we have to fight for our freedoms and struggle to guarantee it.
Oscar Lopez Rivera - Imprisoned for Supporting Puerto Rican Independence (tags)
another political prisoner
Torture in US Prisons (tags)
homeland prison torture
Lynne Stewart Given "Fighter for Justice" Award (tags)
one of many she's gotten
BTL:With Custody Transferred to Baghdad Government, Iraqi Prisoners Suffer Torture and Abu (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
The FBI’s War On Democracy --Claude Marks discusses the new film COINTELPRO 101 (tags)
Claude Marks, Director of The Freedom Archives,says "we undertook to make this new film, knowing that no government agent or agency has ever been held accountable for the assassinations of leaders, the destruction of organizations, the imprisonment and political targeting of so many people - people who still remain prisoners of the wars against movements for liberation and self-determination within the US borders."
Political Prisoner Correspondence and the FBI (tags)
FOIA documents uncover interesting information...
Political Prisoners in America (tags)
many languish in US prisons
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 !!!
A Christian Perspective on Prisons --An interview with Stan Moody (tags)
Only as the public becomes aware of the enormous cost of the revolving door of incarceration will they begin to pay attention to what is going on inside and how we might change the dynamic. Corrections has taken full advantage of this denial by essentially saying, “You cannot possibly understand what we are up against.” They have built incarceration into a growth industry that is sapping our national strength and shredding our decency.
US continues to detain, torture prisoners at secret Afghan base (tags)
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has confirmed to the British Broadcasting Corporation that the US military is operating a second “black jail” at its Bagram airbase near Kabul in Afghanistan, contrary to the Pentagon’s public denials. Did you vote for this in 2008? The government of the US did not declare war on the government of Afghanistan or Iraq, and all of this is in violation of international law.
Imprisoning Palestinian Women (tags)
Israel treats men, women and children the same way
Harmful Effects of Prolonged Isolated Confinement (tags)
It crushes the human spirit
Palestinian Political Prisoners (tags)
bogusly accused Palestinians
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.
The Mark of Cain: God and Man at Angola Prison (tags)
This article by James Ridgeway is featured at a brand new website focusing on the issue of solitary confinement in prisons. The Solitary Watch News site (http://www.solitarywatch.wordpress.com) is part of an emerging project called Solitary Watch, an innovative public web site aimed at bringing this issue out of the shadows and into the light of the public square.
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.
Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim Denied Parole (tags)
the face of political persecution in America
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.
Confronting Human Rights Abuses in US Prisons --an interview with Bret Grote of HRC/Fed Up (tags)
Bret Grote is an investigator and organizer with Human Rights Coalition/Fed Up!, a prisoner rights/prison abolitionist organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. HRC/Fed Up! is documenting human rights abuses in Pennsylvania prisons, and using this documentation to fight back. For more information: http://www.thomasmertoncenter.org/fedup/
Problems Defending Palestinians in Israeli Courts (tags)
justice for Palestinians is a nonstarter
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.
Remembering the past to change the future – We must hold the torture state accountable (tags)
“Get the good old syringe boys and fill it to the brim We’ve caught another nigger and we’ll operate on him Let someone take the handle who can work it with a vim Shouting the battle cry of freedom” A U.S. Army marching song composed during the Philippine War entitled “The Water Cure” to celebrate a version of waterboarding used on Filipinos “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Poet and philosopher, George Santayana
Press Release - ELF Press Office to Obama: Release U.S. Political Prisoners (tags)
Free U.S. Political Prisoners
BTL:Judge Rules U.S.-Held Prisoners in Afghanistan Can Challenge Their Detention (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Daniel McGowan - Another "War on Terrorism" Victim (tags)
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.
Treatment of Imprisoned Muslims at Terre Haute's Communications Management Unit (CMU) (tags)
Targeting Muslims for their faith and charity.
Guantanamo Under Obama (tags)
Obama proving no different from Bush
Greece: Prisoners support and more actions on New Year's eve (tags)
New year's eve, most of the people choose to stay in their houses or go to bars, all celebrating the coming of the new year. However there are people who at these times choose to stand close to those who are alone, locked away and forgotten and there are people who believe that the social struggle never ends.
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.
Shouted out Loud and Painted on the Ground: ¡Libertad, Libertad for Mumia Abu-Jamal! (tags)
Wrap-up of Free Mumia demonstration at US Embassy in Mexico
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.
MY EXPERIENCE OF IMPRISONMENT AND TORTURE (tags)
I have been informed that the International Action Committee Stuttgart, an organization in which Turkish, Palestinian and German people work together, is holding this forum to commemorate Political Prisoners Day. Thus, I have been invited to speak on my experience of imprisonment and torture in the Philippines, together with two other former political prisoners who shall speak about their own experiences in Turkey-Kurdistan and Palestine. I thank the organizers for inviting me. And I wish to express my warmest greetings of solidarity to all those who are present and to all the people in organizations that are represented here. I have strongly wished to be with you tonight. But unfortunately, the Dutch authorities do not issue travel papers to me for attending this forum. We have to resort therefore to the audio-visual techniques that are available to us. As instructed by the organizers, particularly by Ms. Elsbeth Sureau, I intend to present to you the following: 1. a summary of my imprisonment and torture, 2. the reasons for imprisonment and the political situation then obtaining in my country, 3. the protest and resistance within and outside prison, and 4. the perspectives. I shall use 15 minutes to speak and let the German translation run for another 15 minutes. I shall answer your questions in the open forum.
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.
The Legality of Justice Versus Blind Faith (tags)
Are political guarantees just so man words on paper to be used for political speeches? Who is ultimately responsible for enforcing principles of law in a republic? Given the reality that justice is very much a human concept, what can people presume, if anything, about such abstract words as “justice” and “fairness: before the law? What informs these legal meanings that people too often take for granted? Dedicated to the prisoners at Guatanamo who are or were innocent and to their lawyers who are attempting to bring justice to bear.
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.
Mexican political prisoners need your help (tags)
International campaign to free Adán Mejía López and stop the persecution of Militante and the CLEP-CEDEP Free the political prisoners! The Calderon government, desperate in the face of its complete lack of legitimacy and its intense fear of the increasing class polarisation, has intensified the repression and criminalisation of social struggles, murdering and imprisoning many of the millions of worker and youth who have dared to raise their voices against the misery and oppression so predominant in Mexico. For years the working class has been squeezed to no end, all the social tensions generated as a consesquence of this opened the way to insurrectional struggles such as that which occured last year in Oaxaca and, on a national level, against the electoral fraud.
END WELFARE TO THE TERROR STATE OF ISRAEL!!! (tags)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 : There are more than 10,000 Palestinian prisoners currently being held in Israeli jails. Amongst them are 750 administrative detainees who have never been charged or tried for any crime, as well as 350 children and 182 women in Israeli prisons. Israel was the only country in the world where torture was still lawful before it was made illegal by the Israeli high court in 1999. But since the start of the second intifada in 2000, it has been reported that torture is regularly practiced in Israeli detention centers. Crossing the Line host Christopher Brown speaks with advocate, author and law professor Lisa Hajjar about the issue of political prisoners. Listen Online http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article91...
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.
When Is Torture Not Torture? (tags)
"Luban regards terms like "enhanced interrogation techniques" or "robust interrogations" as euphemisms bordering on Orwellian, or worse: "The Gestapo used the phase 'sharpened interrogation techniques.'"
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.
Blair to be humiliated (tags)
Like Carter was before him.
GOOD NEWS FROM OAXACA! (tags)
Friends, please help us to spread the news with your networks, families and friends...
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.
Saddam Execution Photos Displayed at Gitmo, Says Aussie Prisoner (tags)
In a clumsy attempt to intimidate and terrorize prisoners of war at the US torture center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the authorities have set up displays of the execution of Saddam Hussein in the common areas of the torture camp. The story was found on the website of the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald - Varlet
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*
Letter from APPO political prisoners at Tlacolula (tags)
January 11, 2007 LETTER FROM POLITICAL PRISONERS AT TLACOLULA Prensa, Noticias
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!”
No place in the Inn, asylum in Egypt (tags)
In contrary to the often hypocritical ''Christmas'' approach, The Birth of the Child is no sentimental story about ''A Little Child in a Manger'', but the reality of the exclusion of the poor, persecution by the State and seeking illegal asylum in a foreign country That's the reason, this Story is based on respect towards any human being, regardless descent or committed crime
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.
Barred from Contact (tags)
Barred from Contact: Violation of the Right to Visit Palestinians Held in Israeli Prisons. Israel holds in prison more than 9,000 Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The vast majority are held in prisons situated inside Israel 's sovereign territory, and not in the Occupied Territories .
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,"
Zapatistas in Atenco: Chapias Caracoles Reopen (tags)
Zapatista leaders meet in San Salvador de Atenco and discuss future plans.
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'
Support the Resistance in Palestine: A Call to Action (tags)
The time is passed—if it ever existed—in which activists can pretend to be in solidarity with Palestinians while refusing to take sides with Palestinian resistance to Zionist colonization of Arab land.
A Poem For our Children (tags)
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.
Letter from Atenco Political Prisoners (tags)
SANTIAGUITO PRISONERS DENOUNCE ATTACK BY GUARD AGAINST POLITICAL PRISONER posted by Resistencia, Radio Pacheco
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
Facts about Irish Political Prison Protest (and how you can help) (tags)
How can you help? Get involved and take part in the Cabhair monthly sustainer! Cabhair, is an Irish charitable organisation that provides financial assistance to the dependants and family members of Irish Republican political prisoners. I would urge everyone who reads this to help them in this most noble of work by making a contribution. Cumann Na Saoirse Náisiúnta (National Irish Freedom Committee) sends all collected donations straight to Cabhair through its Monthly Sustainer program. The program is the cornerstone of the NIFC's Irish Republican Political Activists Support (IRPAS) Campaign. The Sustainer program operates on the pledge principle, whereby, donors pledge a monthly contribution: the amount to be decided by the donor. The National irish Freedom Committee is getting the word out that there are still Republican political prisoners in both Irish states and that the dependants of these prisoners and other political activists deserve our assistance. Get involved! Participants in the program will receive monthly bulletins informing them of up to date information regarding the plight of political activists who are imprisoned on the inside or in a state of virtual imprisonment on the outside! The National Irish Freedom Committee supports the dependents of Republican political prisoners through Cabhair in Ireland. Cabhair has been in existence for many years supporting the dependents of faithful Republican prisoners, and ensnared Éire Nua political activists throughout the 32 Irish counties. Anyone wishing to take part in the program should contact at: IRPAS@irishfreedom.net and visit the NIFC's website at: http://www.irishfreedom.net
Chicago Hunger Strike Commemoration (tags)
The CHSCC is hosting a commemoration on the 12 August in Chicago, IL. We are urging those supporters and comrades who are interested but can't attend to submit ads to our commemorative journal. The money we raise is going to aid the dependents of current Irish Prisoners of War.
CONFIRMATION: Captured IDF Were Inside Lebanon (tags)
Twice in one month, the Olmert Government has been caught LYING you into war, Israel. First, with the phony, exposed "investigation" into the shelling of a Palestinian family on a Gaza beach, and now this.
Happy Impeachment Day! (tags)
This is no time for political strategizing. Every member of Congress is sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution, and it is being gravely threatened by this president.
Information brief: History of Israeli-Arab Prisoner Exchanges (tags)
Israel's failure to release Palestinian political prisoners and its continued arbitrary arrest of Palestinian civilians serves only to highlight Israel's belief that it is above the law and that the Palestinians are beneath it.
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.
Fight British Criminalisation of Irish Republican Political Prisoners! (tags)
Irish Republican Political Prisoners Protest
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!
Raza Prisoners & Colonialism (tags)
Saturday June 24th, The Chicano Mexicano Prison Project will have it's 9th annual conference in Los Angeles at 425 W. Hope Street: Justice & Freedom for all! Justicia y Libertad para todos!
Irish Prison Protest Begins (tags)
On Monday 19th June Republican Prisoners Of War (POW's) began a protest action in Maghaberry, this is the first in a series of protests planned by Republican POW’s in the gaol. POW’s are making clear that they will not accept the sub standard conditions on the segregated wing, they will not be criminalised nor will they be intimidated or coerced by the petty restrictions being imposed by prison screws to make the day to day life in the gaol for POW’s more difficult. Political Status Now!
"War-Mongerers Become Prisoners of Their Own Words" (tags)
The conclusion is that the peaceful use of nuclear energy must be ended..The core of the problem is that the nuclear powers refuse to meet their obligation to nuclear disarmament..A two-class international law is impossible.
Released Detainees Refute US Guantanamo Suicide Cover Up (tags)
London: Former Guantanamo detainees, including the 9 British nationals released from the camp, have poured scorn on allegations that the three deaths at Guantanamo were suicides and claim that they are almost certainly accidental killings caused by excessive force used by US guards there.
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!
25 HR Fast in Memory of the 1981 Hunger Strike by Irish Republican Prisoners (tags)
25 Hour fast in memory of the ten brave Irish Republicans who gave their lives in the fight for recognition as Political Status for Political Prisoners, on this the 25th anniversary we remember those gallant men with pride.
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:
"Superpower without Leadership" (tags)
The arrogance and hubris of this administration was responsible. A glance at the region would have made that judgment impossible. We in the State Department never believed our soldiers in Iraq would be greeted as liberators with flowers.
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.
U.S. Christians March on Guantanamo to visit Prisoners on Hunger Strike (tags)
Santiago, Cuba - Twenty-five Christians in the nonviolent tradition of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker arrived in Cuba last evening and plan to set out from Santiago today on a solemn fifty-mile march to the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. They seek to defend human dignity by visiting with the hundreds of detainees.
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
CALL FOR FREEDOM WHILE YOUR OWN HOUSE IS WITH SIN
EUROPE: Communist Political Prisoners - Tortured and Isolated! (tags)
Please read and pass on all text in support & in show of solidarity for communist political prisoners being brutalized in Spanish and French prisons. 2 Translated texts from tortured political prisoners:
White Washing War Crimes, by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)
Who will solve these war crimes?
Legal status of Guantanamo victimns (tags)
Another problem with the US treatment of the Guantanamo Bay prisoners, is that most of them were captured and transferred to the camp from non-US soil. International laws regarding warfare would allow the US to do so, but only if the persons can be classified as prisoners of war. If they can not, the actions are kidnappings.
Get ready to support anti-G8 prisoners in Scotland (tags)
Get ready to support anti-G8 prisoners in Scotland (Please distribute widely!)
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.
Publication of the photographs of Saddam Hussein (tags)
The publication of the photographs of Saddam Hussein by the Sun is not only a flagrant violation of the 3th Geneva Convention, it also violates the human right on dignity of every prisoner of war, regardless of the crime
COINTELPRO to the USA P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act (tags)
Film showing, panel and open discussion!
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.
PERU: DEFEND THE LIFE AND CLAIM END OF MIRIAM ISOLATION! (tags)
DEFEND THE LIFE AND CLAIM END OF MIRIAM ISOLATION ( ELENA IPARRAGUIRRE REVOREDO)! PERU - 2005 NATIONAL COMMITEE OF PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS, OF EX PRISONERS, POLITICAL PRISONERS FAMILIES AND FRIENDS
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
FREEDOM TO PERU’S POLITICAL PRISONERS! (tags)
FREEDOM TO 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
BTL:U.S.-Held Prisoners Transferred Abroad Subjected to Torture (tags)
Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Scott Harris
June 10-12 weekend of resistance for Jeff "Free" Luers (tags)
June 2005 marks the five-year anniversary of the imprisonment of our friend and comrade: Oregon environmental political prisoner, Jeff “Free” Luers. Jeff was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for burning three Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) at a car dealership in Eugene, Oregon
June 10-12 Weekend of Resistance for Jeff "Free" Luers (tags)
June 2005 marks the five-year anniversary of the imprisonment of our friend and comrade: Oregon environmental political prisoner, Jeff “Free” Luers. Jeff was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for burning three Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) at a car dealership in Eugene, Oregon, and on trumped up attempted arson charges. Jeff set fire to SUVs to call attention to climate change and to protest oil wars and environmental destruction. Jeff was motivated by compassion and a desire to protect life, not to harm it, despite what some might think of his tactics. Prior to his arrest, Jeff was a popular community activist in Eugene. He was well-known to law enforcement because of his involvement with national forest protection (starting an occupation of a controversial old-growth timber sale in 1998), anti-police brutality activism(documenting rampant police abuse in Eugene), free food programs in a local park and his teaching of self-defense to women. Since his imprisonment, Jeff has continued to be extremely active in prison and fight oppression with his words and inspiration.
The World Can Force the U.S. Out of Iraq! (tags)
LONDON - Britain will send another 400 troops to Iraq ahead of elections there, Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said Monday. and: A U.S. Soldier Speaks of the Atrocities He Witnessed Scott Fleming 10 Jan 2005 22:08 GMT People in my unit used to break bottles over Iraqi civilians' heads.
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).
protestors brutalized while protesting police brutality in santa ana (tags)
PROTESTORS WERE BEAT AND BRUTALIZED ON OCTOBER 22ND WHILE PROTESTING NON-VIOLENTALLY AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY IN THE LARGELY BROWN & POVERTY STRICKEN COMMUNITY OF SANTA ANA, WITH PROTESTORS INCURRING SEVERAL INJURIES, THEN ARRESTED ON FALSE CHARGES, AND ULTIMATELY RELEASED FROM CITY JAIL BECAUSE PROTESTORS REFUSED TO LEAVE THE FRONT OF THE POLICE STATION UNTIL ALL PRISONERS WERE RELEASED.
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...
NDFSK Stands As One with Palestinian Hunger Strikes! (tags)
National Democratic Front of South Korea in Solidarity With Palestinian Hunger Strikers!
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
S. KOREA Deep Sleep, Fun & Bad News (tags)
MSSC struggle report
Yard Sign Project (tags)
Yard Sign Project Red, white and blue signs, approximately 1.5' x 2', are to be placed in front yards and other public locations.
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.
BTL:Bush Administration Memos on Torture Policy Reveal Official Complicity in.. (tags)
...Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners~ Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
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.
Yard Sign Project (tags)
An invitation to artists, writers, activista and hacktivists.
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.
America had better change her ways (tags)
"Maybe it's time for our country to look at our own moral stature before we go out to change others."
It's official now, US Army 'robbed' Iraqis (tags)
"confidential Army documents have chronicled a widespread pattern of abuse involving prisoners in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan that implicates more military units than previously known."
Bush Iraq speech ‘defends the indefensible’ (tags)
Longtime Philadelphia labor activist Jim Moran had little use for George W. Bush’s May 24 Iraq policy speech. “It didn’t score any points with me,” Moran said.
Dubia, a danger to the world (by Latuff) (tags)
Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.
Secret Memos Connect Bush and the Global Campaign of Torture (tags)
In Washington, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld fumed that the "distraction" of Abu Ghraib prison has to end. This theme has been taken up by the Republican Right. One congressman said that he was "outraged over the outrage."
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.
''I am writing this letter as a matter of moral ethics'' (tags)
"The Christian in me says it's wrong, but the corrections officer in me says, 'I love to make a grown man piss himself.' "
Critics of Cuban Justice Should Look at Their Own Treatment of Prisoners (tags)
The UN Human Rights Commission narrowly passed an anti-Cuba resolution last month. This essay looks at how two countries behind the resolution treat their own prisoners.
Revelations Lead to Rumsfeld's Door (tags)
As we go to press, senior CIA officials, both past and present, have reportedly leaked that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld approved the extreme interrogation methods used against Iraqi detainees under U.S. control.
WWII POW compares treatment by Nazis to US military (tags)
The guards at the infamous Frankfurt interrogation headquarters terrorized us by allowing giant snarling mastiff attack dogs to come so close I could feel their hot breath and drivel. Apparently in Cuba, Afghanistan, and Iraq, under Bush's military-industrial-complex has learned from the past. -- Ken Norwood, WWII veteran
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.
Rumsfailed Must Go (tags)
Rumsfield's lies can no longer hide his responsiblity for what has become a disgrace for our country
PROTEST AGAINST TORTURE OF IRAQI PRISONERS (tags)
Because of the escalation of violence by American solders against Iraqi prisoners of war, the group for the promotion of LGBT rights Queeria calls upon all NGOs in Serbia and the region to reject donations from the American administration and government foundations.
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
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/14/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.
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...
The True Face of War Just Won't Go Away (tags)
"Perhaps if we saw more of the true face of war in all its disgusting horror we'd be a little less quick to accept its necessity from politicians.. Already it begins to look like President george W. Bush's political Waterloo.."
Pfc. England: I was told to smile for psy ops photos (tags)
Ra'Shadd said England was pulled into the situations by intelligence agents who subverted the military chain of command. He said they used England to humiliate the men being photographed so they could show the pictures to more important prisoners and threaten them with the same treatment.
Afghan Officer Tells of U.S. Abuse (tags)
Siddiqui, a pro-US Afghan policeman believed he was labeled a Taliban agent by pernsonal enemies. While inprisoned in Kandahar, soldiers threw stones and bottles at detainees -- military autopsies found that two prisoners men died of blunt force injuries.
Forget The Trial Get The Rope: Bush Approved The Torture!!! (tags)
While the shutter captured the gruesome horror in graphic detail, it missed capturing the full scope of the incident, as did CBS. This was not an isolated incident. It was not the result of a few rogues. Rather this incident was the result of careful long-term planning. In fact Bush and every other high official of this administration approved of the torture and we have their own words on that
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.
Female soldier ( Pfc. Lynndie England ) charged with abusing Iraqi prisoners (tags)
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Army Pfc. Lynndie England, shown in photographs smiling and pointing at naked Iraqi prisoners, was charged Friday by the military with assaulting the detainees and conspiring to mistreat them.
More pictures of Iraq and updates (tags)
The Real Butchers of Baghdad: G. W. Bush and His Army of Corporate Mercenaries (tags)
Now the real reason that Bush refused to sign onto the International Court and worked so diligently to evade the Geneva Convention comes to light.
'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."
Torturing by order (tags)
In Iraq it's not a question to believe in US phrases of pseudo democracy, it's more the essential question to be a slave or not!
Predictable Torture of Iraqi Prisoners (tags)
The occurrence of torture is a deliberate strategy of counterinsurgency warfare and not the isolated acts of deranged, sadistic soldiers.
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.
Pictures and story of Tortured people of Iraq (tags)
Occupation Troops Torture Iraqi Prisoners - PHOTOS! (tags)
United States soldiers at a prison outside Baghdad have been accused of forcing Iraqi prisoners into acts of sexual humiliation and other abuses. The charges, first announced by the military in March, were documented by photographs taken by guards in the prison. Some of the photographs, and descriptions of others, were broadcast in the US on Wednesday by a CBS television news program and were verified by military officials.
Conflict over Cuban Resolution on US Guantanamo Prisoners (tags)
Abnaa el Balad leaders on Hunger strike in Israeli Prison (tags)
Abnaa el Balad Movement
BTL:Human Rights Group Charges U.S. is Abusing Prisoners in Afghanistan (tags)
Interview with John Sifton, researcher with the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch, conducted Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Gulags USA (tags)
Guantánamo Bay Prison Precursor of an America Gulag Establishing the Precedent for Concentration Camps in America
US fires Guantanamo defence team (tags)
U.S. Defence Attorneys objected to the Bush Junta's Kanagaroo Court in Guantanomo and so were fired for actually expecting a Judicial Proceding rather than Drumhead Military Courts with a predertimed guilty Verdict. They have already been embarassed by the numbers of innocent Prisoners that they have had to release.
SOLIDARITY NEEDED FOR HUNGER STRIKING PRISONERS (tags)
Five international political prisoners are currently on a hunger strike. some of them have been hunger striking for over 60 days. They are in prison because they were arrested at the EU summit protest in Greece that took place in June of this year. They cannot go on much longer and all are in critical condition. They need you to call the Greek Embassy or demonstrate at your local embassy NOW. Summary of the UK indymedia article plus phone numbers for the US
Run for Freedom Prisoners of Conscience (tags)
Close the SOA and remember the Prisoners Of Conscience! Jim Toren and Jon Blickenstaff from FootPrints For Peace are leading the way to Ft. Benning to honor those who have volunteered to go to prison in order to bring public awareness to the "Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation" formerly known as the "School Of Americas".
America's Camp Delta, Guantanamo: 660 Prisoners, 42 Countries, No Rights, No Cha (tags)
Conscience or Complicity: The Altered State Solution (tags)
While USA continues to support Israel with BILLION$ of tax dollars, Israel blatantly disregards International and Humanitarian Laws and USA mainstream medias continue their biased & slanted coverage reporting one terror victim and not another.And why is criticism of Israel always labelled "anti-semitism" ?
International day of solidarity for Thessaloniki prisoners (tags)
Sunday 21st September
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 ugly truth of America's Camp Cropper (tags)
There were no rules for the American jailers.
SHAME-SHAME:Questions and Answers About the Palestinian Prisoners (tags)
Avigdor Lieberman as Israel’s Transport Minister on Israeli Radio July 7, 2003, was heard to offer to bus Palestinian political prisoners to the Dead Sea to be drowned, “It would be better to drown these prisoners in the Dead Sea if possible, since that’s the lowest point in the world.”
Scandal Of 'Lost' Iraqi POWS - Only 2,000 Are Accounted For (tags)
The Red Cross yesterday accused Tony Blair and George Bush of breaching the Geneva Convention over the shabby treatment of Iraqi prisoners of war.
Israeli's sense they've won (tags)
Israeli officials are expressing growing confidence that after 33 months they have defeated the Palestinian uprising, or intifada.
Free Journal For Prisoners ( Prisoner Mailing Addies Needed) (tags)
Help needed in getting journals to prisoners.
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."
Lebanese groups issue human rights warnings against Syria (tags)
Three human rights groups issued a joint communique stating that Syrian authorities continue to deny the imprisonment of Lebanese citizens, despite the findings of several international organizations. Now they fear Syria may be hiding mass graves...
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:
Update: 7th National Conference On Raza Prisoners (tags)
For over 10 years, the Chicano Mexicano Prison Project (a project of Union del Barrio) has been one of the few Mexicano-Raza organizations working to expose the role that the Prison Industry plays in oppression and exploitation of Mexicanos. On May 10, 2003, the Chicano Mexicano Prison Project will organize the 7th National Conference On Raza Prisoners and the 10th Anniversary of CMPP.
7th National Conference On Raza Prisoners: May 10, 2003 (tags)
No More Prisons! No More War! Fight For Justice, Here At Home
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"
Tales Of Terror Under Saddam's Regime Emerge (tags)
"Our first goal is to tell as many people as we can what has happened to their missing relatives," Edrisy said as he stood among the documents. "We need to show if people were prisoners or, if they were killed, where they are buried. "Then we want to punish those who have done this."
Investigative Report: What are violations of the Geneva Convention? (tags)
After the Pentagon's kerfluffle over the broadcasting of images of American POWs over Iraqi television, I saw the following image on Yahoo News. This prompted me to do an investigation of the Geneva Convention, relative to Treatment of Prisoners of War.
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).
One Rule for Them (tags)
Who does doublespeak and double standards better than the US?
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE MR BUSH? (tags)
THE outrage and anger over the treatment of US prisoners of war by Iraq is very real (!!??). Their brutal and humiliating treatment - recorded in detail for television - is profoundly shocking.But not everyone is entitled to be outraged. The warmongers in the White House are not.Little more than a year ago, there were other prisoners of war. As United States forces swept victoriously through Afghanistan, they seized hundreds of men.
Of The 45,000 British Troops Fighting Israel's Proxy War, 15 Are Jewish (tags)
For any Anti Semites who think that this war is really a proxy war for Israel, started by Bush's Lukid advisors Wolfowitz and Perle, It should give pause to know that Jewish soldiers are helping to fight it. Of the 45,000 British troops invading Iraq, 15 are Jewish.
LEONARD WEINGLASS IN LA ON THE CUBAN FIVE - FEB. 12! (tags)
Information regarding an upcoming Public Meeting about the case of the Cuban Five political prisoners -- featuring Leonard Weinglass.
GREAT MUSIC & BENEFIT SHOW FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS THIS SAT JAN 25 (tags)
BENEFIT SHOW W/ GREAT MUSIC FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS THIS SAT. JAN 25! (tags)
SUPPORT POLITICAL PRISONERS THIS SAT JAN 25!! GREAT BENEFIT SHOW! (tags)
SUPPORT POLITICAL PRISONERS THIS SAT. JAN 25.. GREAT BENEFIT SHOW!! (tags)
BENEFIT SHOW 4 POLITICAL PRISONERS THIS SAT. JAN 25!! (tags)
BTL:Reports of U.S.Complicity in Torture of Prisoners Triggers Demand for... (tags)
...a White House Investigation. Interview with Jamie Fellner, director of U.S. Programs at Human Rights Watch, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
POLITICAL PRISONERS BENEFIT SHOW SAT. JAN 25!! (tags)
BENEFIT SHOW FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS JAN 25 (tags)
Benefit Show for Political Prisoners (tags)
Benefit Show in OC !
POLITICAL PRISONER 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)
A TOXIN IN THE BLOOD (tags)
Seeping up from the depths...
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!
rund down the walls (tags)
a benefit for maclovio rojas and political prisoners
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
WORKSHOP AND OPEN DISCUSSION ON..................... (tags)
WORKSHOP AND OPEN DISCUSSION ON: *Multi Racial Organizing *Prison Organizing *Supporting Political Prisoners
6th National Conference On Raza Prisoners and Colonialism (tags)
Bulletin Number #1 6th National Conference On Raza Prisoners and Colonialism
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.
Demonstrate Your Support For Women Prisoners! (tags)
Saturday APRIL 27th, 1pm Demonstration against the health crisis at Central California Women's Facility!
HUNDREDS OF PERUVIAN WOMEN WAR PRISONNERS IN HUNGER STRIKE IN PERU 26 DAYS! (tags)
HUNDREDS OF PERUVIAN WOMEN WAR PRISONNERS IN HUNGER STRIKE IN PERU 26 DAYS! BREAK INTERNATIONAL ISOLATION! LONG LIVE TO INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY! SUPPORT MORE THAN 1000 PERUVIEN WAR PRISONNERS IN HUNGER STRIKE LEADED BY CHAIRMAN GONZALO,COMRADE MIRIAM, OSCAR RAMIREZ, VICTOR POLAY, MIGUEL RINCON, PETER CARDENAS
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.
Veterans: POW’s at Guantanamo & U.S. Tiger Cages in Vietnam (tags)
Why is the world concerned about the classification of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and, why are Americans so blissfully unconcerned? The world is concerned because, as possible victims, it can’t afford to forget. Americans are not because they have never come to terms with the evil our government committed against prisoners during the Vietnam War.
The Shortwave Report 1/25/02 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A 30 minute review of news and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast-13.4MB & quick/streaming-3.4MB. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Germany, Netherlands, Russia,Cuba.
CAMP X-RAY PRISONERS BOUND AND KNEELING (tags)
Britain Wants U.S. to Explain Guantanamo Bay Photos of bound and kneeling Prisoners.
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."
The Shortwave Report 1/18/02 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A 30 minute review of news and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast-13.4MB & quick/streaming-3.4MB. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Germany, Netherlands, Russia, China, Cuba.
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.
Future US Political Prisoners Days Of Action Jan. 19 &20, 2002 (tags)
Two days of creating the freedom you never knew you had
RUNNING DOWN THE WALLS (tags)
Information about a benefit for Politcal Prisoners this Saturday October 13 at Griffith Park.
Amnesty International Adopts Jailed Mexican Environmentalists as... (tags)
Folabi Olagbaju, director of Amnesty International USA's Human Rights and Environmental Program. He discusses the circumstances surrounding the prosecution of Montiel and Cabrera and why Amnesty has adopted the men as prisoners of conscience.
Friday 8/10 Phone & Fax Blast To Free Genoa Prisoners (tags)
Please participate in immediate action to release jailed PublixTheatre Caravan and other G8 prisoners.
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.
20.8.:GLOBAL ACTION DAY:Our resistance continues! (tags)
Over 40 activists arrested because of the anti G8 protests are still in jail in Italy. Let`s keep up international pressure to free the prisoners and to remind the public of the torture and murder,because it tents to forget very quikly.
Crisis in Bolivia (tags)
Hunger strikes and Violence in Bolivian Prisons
Pelican Bay Prisoners to Begin Hunger Strike Tomorrow (July 2) (tags)
Pelican Bay Prisoners to Begin Hunger Strike Tomorrow (July 2) to Protest Security Housing Unit (SHU) Program
BUSH places Irish groups on terrorist list/FBIbritish infiltrates US group (tags)
FBI and British agent provocateur disrupts US Irish groups.
Break The Chains Of Injustice - June 16, 2001 (tags)
6th Annual Conference On Raza Prisoners and Colonialism
Long Beach May Day Update (tags)
update from the Long Beach May Day Action
Solidarity - Long Beach, May 3, 1pm (tags)
Solidarity at the first arraignment of the Long Beach prisoners.
Break The Chains Of Injustice - June 16, 2001 (tags)
6th Annual Conference On Raza Prisoners and Colonialism
Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Ninth (tags)
Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Ninth End discrimination in the criminal justice system.
Cuba: The size of Florida yet with 80,000 political prisoners over 40 years. Dem (tags)
Maritza Lugo Fernandez and her jailing along woth 80,000 other persons in Cuba over the past 40 years. Cuba is about the same size as Florida and the Cuban Democratic Revolutionary Directorate counts 600 current political prisoners. Sra. Lugo was trying to improve food distribution and to discuss larger issues.
Jailed Activists on Hunger Strike Need You! (tags)
About 50 activists are still being held at the LA County Twin Towers jail. They are on hunger strike to protest inhumane treatment of the prisoners. Supporters are holding a 24-hour vigil in front of the visitors' entrance to No. 2 tower. Ten of us are also on hungerstrike in solidarity with the prisoners. We will stay here until they release our comrades, and we are asking you to stop by the vigil, and to make a few phone calls. Read on for details:
Philadelphia Followup (tags)
Description of the conditions of protesters arrested during the Republican National Convention, and their struggle for release.
The Campaign To End The Death Penalty (tags)
Statement from the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, which protests and organizes to stop state and federal death penalty legislation.
Mail Solidarity WebSite Released! (tags)
Website created where people can post messages of support via on online form, which will then be printed out by the On the Ground collective and sent to the R2K prisoners. For more information visit: http://www.zmag.org/ontheground/MailSolidarity/
solidarity outside of the prisons (tags)
Activists Engage in Nationwide Hunger Strike
Call to Action FREE OUR PUPPETISTAS (tags)
Call to action to help FREE OUR PUPPETISTAS, now being held as Political Prisoners in the jails of Philadephia.
Philly Prisoners Shoutout From Jail (tags)
Philly Prisoners Shoutout From Prison To You And Me
Urgent Appeal for Legal Funds (tags)
Activists who came out to the Philly streets to make their voices heard, to demand a response to the issues of police brutality, the criminal injustice system, and the brutal effects of corporate globalization are being met with inhumane and torturous conditions in Philly jails and prisons.