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Cautious Optimism as Angola 3 Supporters Pack the Courtroom for Albert Woodfox - by Angola 3 News
Judge Brady Gives One Week for Final Briefs in Albert Woodfox's Fight for Bail. A Release Decision is Expected Soon Thereafter. Below is a report-back from today's hearing, written by the International Coalition to Free the Angola 3.
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 4:35PM
Amnesty International USA Calls on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Investigate Chicago “Black Site” - by Amnesty International
CHICAGO — Amnesty International USA called on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to investigate allegations published in The Guardian newspaper of a Chicago Police Department facility in Homan Square, including beatings and disappearances of people detained there.
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:26PM
KPFA's Africa Today on Albert Woodfox w/ Robert H. King and Amnesty USA's Jasmine Heiss (audio/mpeg 10.3MB) - by Africa Today audio posted by Angola 3 News
This episode of the KPFA radio show 'Africa Today' with host Walter Turner, was aired live on February 23, 2015 at 7:00pm.
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:45AM
CBP Unveils Body-Worn Camera Testing Locations - by American Civil Liberties Union
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection today unveiled the locations where it will begin its pilot testing of body-worn cameras. The pilot marks the latest effort by CBP to respond to the concerns of border residents about the alarming trend of excessive use of force incidents by its officers and agents.
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:54PM
Amnesty International USA Urges Obama to Address Torture by Chicago Police - by Amnesty International
CHICAGO – On the eve of his visit to Chicago, Amnesty International USA sent a letter (see PDF) to President Obama today urging him to support reparations for those tortured while in the custody of Chicago Police over a span of decades.
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:38PM
43 Years of Injustice: Amnesty Intl interviews the UN's Juan Mendez about Albert Woodfox - by Angola 3 News
Amnesty International has just released a new video entitled "Free Albert Woodfox: 43 Years of Injustice," featuring an interview with Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The video was made in support of Amnesty's new petition campaign focusing on Albert's pending application for release on bail.
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:52AM
PA Governor Tom Wolf halts executions! - by Prison Radio
The 5th largest Death Row (186 men and women) is shut down! Citing “inherent biases” and the State’s “error prone” justice system, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf halted all executions in the State of Pennsylvania on Friday, February 13th.
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:43AM
Interview with Noonieman of Yellow Pocahontas (audio/mpeg 28.6MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Noonieman of the Yellow Pocahontas Black Indian Tribe in New Orleans joined WTUL News and Views to discuss the Mardi Gras Indians tradition and culture.
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:50AM
A3 Coalition: LA Continues to Obstruct Justice But Albert Woodfox Does Not Fear A Trial - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Yesterday, the State of Louisiana took the first step toward a retrial and announced that a grand jury has re-indicted Albert a third time for the murder of Brent Miller. Though we continue to hope that the State will stop wasting taxpayer money on the prosecution and torture of this innocent man, Albert looks forward to being able to prove to the world once and for all that he is innocent. We will update you as more information becomes available, and in the meantime urge you to join over 16,...
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:27PM
Amnesty International Responds to the Re-Indictment of Albert Woodfox - by Amnesty USA statement posted by Angola 3 News
Following the news of the Angola 3's Albert Woodfox being re-indicted, Amnesty International issued the following statement, reprinted below and at the Angola 3 News website. Just the previous day Amnesty launched a new petition calling on AG Caldwell to not oppose bail for Albert.
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:26PM
New online action for Albert Woodfox launched today by Amnesty International; Please sign! - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Urging people to sign the new petition launched today, Jasmine Heiss of Amnesty International USA declares: "Allowing Albert his freedom is the only just and humane action the state can take after decades of holding him in cruel and inhuman conditions. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal must ensure that the state stops standing in the way of Albert's freedom. Tell the Governor: Stop wasting valuable taxpayer resources. Help ensure Albert's release without further delay. It is imperative that jus...
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:07AM
Mexico: Forensic evidence suggests disappeared students investigation a ‘whitewash’ - by Amnesty International
FEBRUARY 9, 2015 - The Mexican government must urgently address serious flaws in its investigation into the enforced disappearance of 43 students after forensic experts cast major doubts on the Attorney General’s inquiry, said Amnesty International today.
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:01AM
Guantánamo hearing halted when defendant claims court interpreter worked at CIA black site - by Amnesty International
FEBRUARY 9, 2015 - Today’s abrupt halt of the US military court hearing of five alleged plotters of the 11 September 2001 attacks is just the latest in a string of serious incidents that have marked the inherently unfair military commission process at Guantánamo Bay, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:57AM
Mideast Migraines - Embracing Extremism (audio/mpeg 58.5MB) - by Ren Tawil
Gaza readying seaport for international travel; sedition petition filed against Speaker Boehner; professor Stephen Zunes of USF on Netanyahu and the Democrats' dangerous embrace of extremism; UN on the ‘warning signs’ of genocide; Arabic Beat music. Length: 1:42:16/ Date Recorded: 2015-01-26/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info/ 64Kbps, mp3 (60MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Feb 7, 2015 2:07PM
BREAKING: Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 applies for bail with expedited review - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
The statement below has just been released by the A3 Coalition.
Posted: Fri Feb 6, 2015 9:38PM
UK: ‘Historic’ surveillance ruling finds intelligence-sharing illegal - by Amnesty International
Amnesty International and others won an historic victory today as the legal body that oversees the practices of the UK secret services acknowledged that the USA and the UK’s intelligence sharing on communications surveillance violated human rights law.
Posted: Fri Feb 6, 2015 6:26PM
The Other Interview: Escape from North Korea - by Amnesty International
This is the harrowing story of Park Ji-hyun who was born in North Korea. In the 1990s the country experienced a wide scale famine that killed up to a million people. After her family was displaced, Ji-hyun was left to care for her dying father.
Posted: Fri Feb 6, 2015 6:22PM
Killing of Jordanian pilot ‘Abhorrent’ but ‘Revenge Executions’ Not the Answer - by Amnesty International
The vicious summary killing of a Jordanian pilot who was burned alive by the armed group that calls itself the Islamic State (IS) is an atrocious attack against humanity, said Amnesty International, but responding with executions is not the answer.
Posted: Thu Feb 5, 2015 5:23PM
China: Police crackdown against activists outside forced eviction trial - by Amnesty International
Police in China must end the crackdown against hundreds of supporters of a man on trial for killing two members of a demolition gang that stormed into his home and beat his family in a violent forced eviction, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Thu Feb 5, 2015 5:17PM
Order prevails in Cairo - by Friends of the classless society
On January 25, 2011, in the context of the "Arab Spring", the first of a series of waves of unrest broke out in Cairo...
Posted: Thu Feb 5, 2015 7:03AM