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Mumia's condition grave: Take Action - by Noelle Hanrahan, Prison Radio
Dateline: Friday April 24th, 8:45pm
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:58PM
U.S. Inaction Following CIA Torture Report is De Facto Amnesty for Perpetrators - by Amnesty International
NEW YORK - Amnesty International released a report on April 21 (see PDF) criticizing the Obama administration’s silence in the wake of the Senate torture report, calling it de facto amnesty for those responsible for CIA torture. The government inaction following the December publication of the summary report on the CIA’s secret detention program is outlined in detail in the new report, Crimes and Impunity. The document also highlights the lack of accountability for enforced disappearance ...
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:06PM
New Orleans Bail Bonds (audio/mpeg 77.3MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Gahiji discusses bail bonds and plays talks from District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and an intervew with Loyola Professor Bill Quigley.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:33AM
Francisca from PuenteAZ Interview on SB01070 5years later/ Joe Arpio on settingthestandard - by paz
Francisca from PuenteAZ Interview on SB01070 5years later/ Joe Arpio on settingthestandard On June 18, 2014, alongside our members who have been arrested in workplace raids, we filed a lawsuit against Arpaio, Montgomery, and MCSO challenging two state laws that turn immigrants into felons simply for working to provide for their families. We are requesting an immediate injunction and permanent halt to the workplace raids and to expunge the records of raid victims who continue to face discr...
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:47AM
Amnesty International USA Calls for Approval of Civilian Board to Oversee St. Louis Police - by Amnesty International
WASHINGTON- Amnesty International USA calls for the St. Louis Board of Aldermen to establish a Civilian Oversight Board that would evaluate police shootings, as well as broader police practices.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:51PM
Angola3 Newsletter - The Waiting Game: 43 Years of Innocence; Still Incarcerated; Still... - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Today marks 43 years since Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace were first placed in solitary confinement for a crime they didn't commit. We now await a decision from Federal Judge James Brady regarding Albert's request for bail, expected any week. Featured below are messages from both Albert and Robert King. New artwork by longtime A3 supporter Rigo 23 is displayed alongside a poem written by Albert back in 1998 entitled I Wait. Who could have imagined that 17 years later, in 2015, he would sti...
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:34AM
Update from Bryan Collins, OPSO Whistleblower (audio/mpeg 50.0MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Kezia speaks with Bryan Collins, OPSO & OPP whistleblower, whose case against the sherrif's office was recently dismissed in federal court by Judge Sarah Vance.
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:50AM
Mayor Announces Support for Reparations for Survivors of Chicago Police Torture - by Amnesty International
CHICAGO – After months of work by survivors and stakeholders, including Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM), Amnesty International USA, Project NIA and We Charge Genocide, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his support for a proposed ordinance that would provide reparations to survivors of Chicago Police torture during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. The ordinance will be introduced to the Chicago City Council tomorrow.
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:15PM
ACLU, Detroit Agree On Interim Rules To Protect Free Speech In Public Parks - by American Civil Liberties Union
DETROIT - In an effort to settle an ACLU of Michigan lawsuit that accuses the private groups that manage and secure Detroit’s Campus Martius Park of illegally banning activists, the City of Detroit agreed on Thursday to immediately implement a series of interim rules designed to safeguard free-speech rights at all of its public parks.
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:06PM
The Human Rights Impact of Less Lethal Weapons and Other Law Enforcement Equipment - by Amnesty International
Law enforcement agencies around the world regularly misuse so-called “less-lethal” weapons and equipment for torture and their use can also have deadly consequences, Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation said as they launched a new briefing at the United Nations Crime Congress in Doha, Qatar.
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:37PM
What if There Was No Video? White SC Officer Charged With Murder of Fleeing Walter Scott (video/mp4 45.5MB) - by Democracy Now!
A white South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder after a video showed him shooting an apparently unarmed African-American man who was running away. The killing happened Saturday morning after North Charleston police officer Michael Slager stopped Walter Scott for a broken brake light. On the video, Slager is seen shooting at Scott eight times as he tries to flee. The North Charleston Police Department had initially defended Slager after he said he feared for his life and cla...
Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:21PM
Discussion with Susan Hutson from the New Orleans Office Of the Independent Police Monitor (audio/mpeg 37.5MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Susan Hutson from the Independent Police Monitor comes in to discuss the 2014 annual report that her office recently released.
Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2015 7:41AM
NLG Calls for Immediate, Independent Medical Attention for Mumia Abu-Jamal - by via National Lawyers Guild
FRACKVILLE, PA--The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls on the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to give NLG Jailhouse Lawyer Vice President Mumia Abu-Jamal immediate independent and specialized health care, including his choice of medical specialists.
Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2015 2:43PM
Send a Postcard to Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 in Solidarity w/ Baton Rouge Vigil - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
April 17, 2015 will mark 43 years since Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace (10/13/1941 - 10/4/2013) were first placed in solitary confinement at the notorious Louisiana State Prison known as "Angola."
Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2015 2:20PM
Death Sentences and Executions 2014 - by Amnesty International
An alarming number of countries used the death penalty to tackle real or perceived threats to state security linked to terrorism, crime or internal instability in 2014, Amnesty International found in its annual review of the death penalty worldwide.
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2015 5:00PM
Violence, death and injustice: A beginner’s guide to human rights in Nigeria - by Amnesty International
Violence, death and injustice: A beginner’s guide to human rights in Nigeria
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:11PM
Urgent Action Alert: Mumia Abu-Jamal in Medical Center - by Free Mumia!
At 1pm EST today, Mumia Abu-Jamal had a medical emergency and was taken to the Intensive Care Unit at Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, PA. We need your immediate help to make sure that Mumia's family will be able to visit him NOW.
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:16PM
Utah move on firing squads latest attempt to "fix" the unfixable - by Amnesty International
Utah’s decision to turn to the firing squad if it is unable to secure drugs for lethal injection is the latest attempt by a US state to keep alive a punishment that should have long ago been consigned to the history books, said Amnesty International om March 24.
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:24PM
Indigenous Land conflict in Brazil – Support needed NOW - by Ardaga - Huu-té Dschaam Dscheu
The once ~5 to 6 million Indigenous People in Brazil are down to less than 1 million. And those brave survivors of a genocide machine of half a millennium are still being brutalized and deceived by state and parallel authorities. And while the media reports nothing on it, Indigenous people are fighting for survival, their legal lands and against spree killings right now. This is a brand new eyewitness report. And a plea for YOUR support!
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:06AM
Violations of the Rights to Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association in Crimea - by Amnesty International
The de facto authorities in Crimea have failed to investigate a series of abductions and torture of their critics, and resorted to an unrelenting campaign of intimidation to silence dissent, said Amnesty International in a briefing published on the first anniversary of annexation.
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:51PM