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Crimean activists sentenced after ‘fatally flawed’ military trial - by Amnesty International
The military court in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don sentenced film director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years and ecologist and anti-fascist activist Aleksandr Kolchenko to 10 years on “terrorism” charges which they deny and claim were politically motivated. The two were accused of arson attacks on pro-Russian groups following Russia’s occupation of Crimea last year.
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:30PM
Anonymous reports impunity in Honduras - by IndyRadio
Los Indigatos have been marching through the major cities of Honduras demanding an end to impunity and corruption. First hand accounts of the reality via Anonymous in Sydney are compiled in a monthly report. Coverage by the North American press has been meager - here's what you've been missing.
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:32PM
Dr. Jill Stein speaks out in Ferguson July 25, 2015 (video/mp4 32.7MB) - by Jill Stein/IndyRadio edit
How many presidential candidates have visited Ferguson? While there, Jill Stein spoke against systemic racism that leads to fatalities, through forced choices in housing, education, and how we deliver justice. It is amazing she has been painted almost completely invisible by the media - even and especially the "progressive" media.
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:28PM
Shoe theft allegation nets Alexander J. Bourne 9 months in jail. (audio/mpeg 28.8MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Janet Hays interviews Alexander J. Bourne about why he spent 9 months locked up at Orleans Parish jail - [AKA Orleans Parish Prison (OPP)] over allegations of shoe theft - all on the taxpayer's dime. This is an inside look at one person's experience with pre-trial services, the bail industry, incarceration and potential political bribery in New Orleans.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:13PM
(Video) Brutal beating by cops inside a police station in Cyprus - by @
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:03PM
Response to Reports of Excessive Force by St. Louis Police Department Against Protesters - by Amnesty International
The following can be attributed to Steven W. Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA:
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:42PM
Gahiji Lumumba Barrow interview with Ruth Idakula, Endesha Juakali and Dequi Kioni Sadiki (audio/mpeg 90.2MB) - by WTUL News & Views
An interview that defines racism and identifies its presence in New Orleans, Katrina 10 and the protest against the narrative and political prisoners in the United States.
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:46AM
(A-Radio) Interview: Week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners August 2015 (audio/mpeg 7.7MB) - by A-Radio Berlin
In the following interview we talk about the "Week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners", who is promoting it and what it is about. 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/2015/08/12/a-radio-in-english-interview-week-of-solidarity-with-anarchist-prisoners-august-2015/ Length: 4:47 min
Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:50AM
Victory for "Invisible Committee" defendants - terror charges dropped - by The Acorn
A significant legal victory against the capitalist system, and its use of “anti-terrorism” laws to crush dissent, has been notched up in France.
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:15AM
Cyprus IndyMedia computers seized illegally by Police; members interrogated and harassed - by via Cyprus IndyMedia
Following the online publication of an article satyrizing the Minister of Health Philippos Patsalis on July 11, the Cyprus IndyMedia Editorial Collective has been subjected to a series of illegal abuses by State authorities which, so far, have also been shamefully condoned by the lower Courts. We are fighting the case at the Supreme Court and preparing, if need be, to take it to the European Court of Human Rights. o- Editorial Collective founding members Solon Antartis and Petros Evdokas t...
Posted: Thu Aug 6, 2015 12:07PM
Mumia Abu-Jamal Has Active Hepatitis C; Is Suing Prison for Medical Neglect - by Kelsey Weymouth-Little, Prison Radio
On August 3, 2015, political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal’s lawyers filed an amended lawsuit suing Pennsylvania state prison staff for medical neglect. Two days prior, Abu-Jamal was informed by prison medical staff that he has active Hepatitis C, but is being refused critical treatment. Prison Radio, the San Francisco based non-profit that records Abu-Jamal’s radio commentaries, is calling for supporters world-wide to join the demand for his medical care by going to: bit.ly/fight4mumia
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 3:36PM
Mumia Abu-Jamal Files Suit Over Prison's Refusal to Provide Necessary Medical Care - by Abolitionist Law Center
August 3, 2015: Attorneys for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal filed an amended lawsuit today in the Middle District of Pennsylvania federal court to challenge prison medical staff’s denial of necessary medical treatment – denial that nearly killed Abu-Jamal earlier this year.
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:57AM
DF: Marcha Solidaria con Xochicuautla y Ostula - by x carolina
Marcha en México DF en contra el despojo de la tierra y recursos de los pueblos indígenas y la guerra contra las comunidades que no se someten a estos abusos.
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:32AM
DF: Xochicuautla and Ostula Solidarity March - by x carolina
This Mexico City march was held to oppose the plunder of indigenous land and resources and the war waged against communities that refuse to submit to such abuses.
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:03AM
Another police murder brings Afghanistan to US - by David Roknich/IndyRadio
How long does it take to indict a murderer? "I've been doing this for over 30 years. This is the most asinine act I've ever seen a police officer make -- totally unwarranted," Deters told reporters. "It's an absolute tragedy in the year 2015 that anyone would behave in this manner. It was senseless." - Hamilton County prosecuting attorney, Joseph P. Deters
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:01AM
Israel Declares War on Palestinian Hunger Strikers - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:42AM
Tiel and Cairo Kwame talk with Gahiji about Threads of Truth Clothing and its pol message (audio/mpeg 28.0MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Tiel and Cairo Kwame talk with Gahiji Akil Lumumba Barrow about their clothing line Threads of Truth, its political message of liberation and police brutality as well as bringing focus to political prisoners.
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:19AM
Photos: Giant Albert Woodfox mural in New Orleans by artist B-Mike w/ Amnesty Intl. USA - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Featured below are photos of the new Albert Woodfox mural in New Orleans, Louisiana, painted by artist Brandan "B-Mike" Odums in conjunction with Amnesty International USA. The photos below are taken by Amnesty USA and the A3 Coalition. Read the July 3 NOLA Times Picayune article to learn more about the mural and to view more photos. This first photo is of Michael Mable, brother of Albert Woodfox, standing in front of the mural.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:51PM
NNU Statement on Black Lives Matter and the Health Impact of Societal Racial Disparities - by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United joins with the AFL-CIO and activists across the United States in urging all presidential candidates to address the pervasive problems of racial and economic justice that have so stained our nation.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:51PM
Unaccountable Killer Cops in America - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:22AM