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textAustralian police powers risking the criminalisation of public interest journalism by GetUp!
This is unprecedented. As I write, the Australian Federal Police are crawling through the headquarters of our national broadcaster. Accessing private emails. Scouring hard-drives. Rounding up handwritten notes. They have the power to collect, decrypt, alter and delete whatever they want.1 Why? Because the ABC dared to report on allegations that Australian soldiers unlawfully killed children in Afghanistan.2...
Posted: Wed Jun 5, 2019 5:40AM
imageRamsey Orta in Solitary Confinement After Testifying Against Officer Daniel Pantaleo
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by WeCopwatch
This week media across the country took a moment to speculate on whether departmental policies were violated in the August 2014 police chokehold death of Eric Garner on Staten Island. A non-criminal departmental trial for Pantaleo underscores both the power and limitations of using video as evidence....
Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 10:01AM
textChelsea Manning Returned to Prison; Illegal Arrests of Embassy Protectors by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
On the same day, May 16, 2019, the remaining 4 Venezuelan Embassy Protectors were falsely arrested by US police who illegally entered the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C. and Chelsea Manning was returned to prison as a political prisoner for refusing to cooperate with the witchhunting grand jury, and this time, the reactionary Judge Anthony Trenga added the threat of daily fines of up to $500 a day after 30 days and rising to $1000 a day after 60 days. We heard not a peep of opposition t...
Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:20AM
textFreedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide by Mathias Broeckers
CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a "hostile secret service" and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Wikileaks embodies what a free press should be as the fourth branch - control power. This indispensable function as a democratic watchdog is the reason why press freedom is an essential asset of all constitutional states....
Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:50AM
textJulian Assange of Wikileaks was arrested by cops in London by Lynda Carson
Double crossed by the Ecuadorian Ambassador and the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum, in an urgent tweet from WikiLeaks it said, “Ecuador has illegally terminated Julian Assange's political asylum in violation of international law. He was arrested by the British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy on April 11, 2019!...
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:43AM
imageDaniel Ellsberg Praises Chelsea Manning After She Is Jailed Again
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by Democracy Now!
“I Know No One More Patriotic”: Daniel Ellsberg Praises Chelsea Manning After She Is Jailed Again...
Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:39PM
imageDocuments Reveal ICE Using Driver Location Data From Local Police for Deportations
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by ACLU
Local governments like Merced and Union City, California, are feeding their residents’ personal information to ICE, even when it violates local privacy laws or sanctuary policies. California Senate Bill 34 and the California Values Act (SB 54) are supposed to prohibit local law enforcement agencies from sharing license plate information and personal information for immigration enforcement or with out-of-state or federal agencies....
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:15PM
imageAlbert Woodfox's Book Released Today: Solitary: Unbroken by four decades in solitary...
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by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Today, Albert Woodfox's autobiography hit the news-stands and went on sale around the world. The release of Solitary: Unbroken by four decades in solitary confinement. My story of transformation and hope, has been marked by significant news coverage....
Posted: Tue Mar 5, 2019 9:30PM
imageA3 Newsletter: Albert Woodfox Book Tour, Celebrating Anniversaries
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by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Today marks the third anniversary of Albert Woodfox's release, and February 8 marked the eighteenth anniversary of Robert King's release. Albert Woodfox's new book will be released by Grove Press on March 5, and Albert will begin a book tour around the country. Albert will be in Berkeley on May 4 for the Bay Area Book Festival. Read more below....
Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:54PM
textMorton Sobell 1917-2018 and the Rosenberg-Sobell Frameup by Resist Fascism
Morton Sobell, an electrical engineer, famous as one of 3 defendants in the Rosenberg-Sobell case, passed away on December 26, 2018 at age 101, with the formal announcement in the capitalist press of this event on January 30, 2019....
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:40PM
imageA3 Newsletter: An Invitation from King and Kenyatta, Netherlands photos, and more
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by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
This issue of our newsletter features an invitation to activists and A3 supporters in the New Orleans are, a spotlight on the work of Canadian filmmaker Ron Harpelle, and photos from Robert King and Albert Woodfox's recent trip to the Netherlands in support of Amnesty International's Write for Rights campaign....
Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:17PM
textJerry Brown's Cowardly Exit — Could Have Emptied Death Row by ntuit
Brown took the cowards approach in his final acts which could have emptied California's death row - the largest in the nation....
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:46PM
imageA3 Newsletter: Going to Amsterdam, Widows, Non-Unanimous Juries and more
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by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
We have just released the new edition of our newsletter, featuring a range of subjects, including Albert Woodfox and Robert King's upcoming trip to the Netherlands in support of Amnesty International's Write for Rights Campaign. The full newsletter is featured below....
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:30PM
textIn the wake of Bolsonaro's election victory... by Alice at Survival International
"It’s a shame that the Brazilian cavalry hasn’t been as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the [U.S.] Indians" – Jair Bolsonaro, President-elect of Brazil...
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:52PM
imageCalifornia State Legislature passed a strong Fugitive Slave Act, April 15, 1852
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by Stacey L. Smith ~ reprint
Stockton based Assemblymember Henry Crabb, a proslavery Whig from Tennessee, asserted that the federal territories were the common property of all American citizens. Echoing the arguments of the Slave South’s most vocal spokesman, US Senator John C. Calhoun, insisted that the U.S. Constitution guaranteed slaveholders the right to travel with their slave property into any federal territory....
Posted: Fri Nov 9, 2018 4:11PM
textA3 Newsletter: Important Hearing on Oct. 2 for Angola Prisoner Vincent Simmons by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Vincent Simmons' hearing is scheduled for October 2 at 1.15 pm in the Avoyelles Parish Courthouse in Marksville Louisiana. We are encouraging A3 supporters in the area to please attend the hearing and show support for Simmons. For those not in Louisiana, please help to spread the word....
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:56PM
documentLong Beach Police Department’s Troubling Use of TigerText Application
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by ACLU-SC
The Southern California ACLU sent this letter to the Long Beach police department chief and Long Beach City Attorney about LBPD's use of self-erasing messaging app TigerText...
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:39PM
imagePrison Strike Statement, August 28
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by IWOC
This is a growing movement and the Nationwide Prison Strike of 2018 is an unparalleled success for prisoner organizing in the modern era. However, it is important that in recognizing that success that we not lose sight of the demands that prisoners have laid out. Each of them is crucial....
Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:04PM
documentSome thoughts on Blackkklansman
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by Boots Riley
[Because it is difficult to read Sorry to Bother You director Boots Riley's critique of Spike Lee's Blackkklansman as screen grabs on twitter, the full text is reposted here.]...
Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:22PM
videoNational Prison Strike: Prisoners in 17 States Demand End to “Slave Labor” Behind Bars (video/mp4 45.4MB) by Democracy Now!
August 21: Prisoners across the country are set to launch a nationwide strike today to demand improved living conditions, greater access to resources and the “end of modern day slavery.”...
Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:16PM