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image A3 Newsletter: Going to Amsterdam, Widows, Non-Unanimous Juries and more 480_king_and_albert_-_austin_6_may_2016_1.jpg 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
text In 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
image California State Legislature passed a strong Fugitive Slave Act, April 15, 1852 480_capturing_fugitive_slaves_in_california_1_1_1.jpg 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
text A3 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
document Long Beach Police Department’s Troubling Use of TigerText Application aclu_socal_tigertext_20180921_ltr_to_lbpd.pdf_140_.jpg 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
image Prison Strike Statement, August 28 iwoc-logo_0.jpeg 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
document Some thoughts on Blackkklansman boots-blackkklansman_20180817.pdf_140_.jpg 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
video National 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
image Philippines – Duterte 2 Years on: Destructive, Divisive, and Despotic 480_2018-united-people-sona-july-23_1.jpg by Focus on the Global South
When Rodrigo Duterte won the presidency in 2016, some even among the left toyed early on with the idea that a “maverick” president could just be what the country needed to stir things up, and jolt us from almost 30 years of elite-dominated rule....
Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:34AM
text Joint Base Lewis McChord Says AntiFa Is A Domestic Terrorist Organization by #OCCUPYJBLM
The JBLM Force Protection Division – AntiTerrorism – (an Army and Air Force base near Tacoma, WA) has declared Antifa to be a domestic terrorist organization that “creates violent confrontation” and poses a danger to military personnel....
Posted: Sat Aug 4, 2018 2:32PM
image Philippines: Journalists Hurt and Arrested at NutriAsia Strike Dispersal 480_mass-at-nutriasia_1.jpg by Altermidya
Three AlterMidya correspondents, Hiyasmin Saturay, Eric Tandoc, Avon Ang, and one student intern from the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, are among those arrested during the dispersal and are currently detained at the Meycauayan police station. AlterMidya, a national network of independent media outfits, strongly condemns the violence inflicted by the police and security guards on our journalists....
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:49PM
image Angola 3 Newsletter: Why Are We Not Surprised? a3.jpg by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
We have just released the July issue of our newsletter, which spotlights Albert Woodfox's upcoming anti-solitary confinement work, the cases of Veronica Bowers, Ed Poindexter, Laverne Dejohnette, and the release of the MOVE 9's Debbie Africa. We also feature the Coalition for Prisoners' Rights Newsletter....
Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:47PM
image Cries of Children Echo Thru Years 480_cprn1_1.jpg by Coalition for Prisoners' Rights
This is the July issue of the Coalition for Prisoners' Rights Newsletter (P.O. Box 1911 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-1911). This issue features the article "Cries of Children Echo Thru Years" and more...
Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:10PM
text HUD Prioritizes Funding for Communities Taking Steps Against Criminalization of Homelessness by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Forthcoming Homeless Law Center Report Shares Progress and Tools for Doing More...
Posted: Mon Jul 9, 2018 11:39AM
document Lawsuit Challenging Ban on Living in Vehicles Moves Forward 1.pdf_140_.jpg by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
On Friday, June 8, a U.S. District Court denied the City of San Diego’s motion to dismiss in a lawsuit challenges the ticketing of homeless people living in RVs and other vehicles....
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:15PM
image ICE Plans to Start Destroying Records of Immigrant Abuse, Including Sexual Assault and Death 480_shreddedpaper_1.jpg by ACLU
UPDATE (05/29/2018): The ACLU and partners submitted public comments opposing Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s request to the National Archives and Records Administration last year. As a result of the campaign and overwhelming opposition from the public, NARA decided to review ICE’s proposal more closely. As of now, ICE has not made a new proposal regarding the destruction of these records. Government agencies with a long and well-documented record of abuse should not be permitted to des...
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:48PM
text Authoritarian Capitalism and Digital Demagogue by Christian Fuchs
Trump is not an individual phenomenon but one of many structural manifestations of the sudden change of neoliberalism into authoritarian capitalism. The media's profitmongering intensifies the visibility of rightwing ideology. Enlightenment has a negative dialectic under conditions of capital....
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:06AM
image Ten Palestinian Journalists Attacked by Israeli Forces journalist3-alray.jpg by IMEMC
About ten Palestinian journalists were injured by Israeli fire on Monday, while covering the Israeli aggression against Palestinian protesters along Gaza border, the government media office reported, according to Al Ray....
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:54PM
image Gaza: Israel Kills 50+ Palestinians Protesting Nonviolently as U.S. Opens Jerusalem Embassy 480_s1_gaza2_1.jpg by Democracy Now!
We go to Gaza for a live update from Sharif Abdel Kouddous as tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered near the heavily fortified border with Israel for nonviolent protests against the U.S. Embassy’s opening in Jerusalem. At the time of our broadcast, the Israeli military had killed at least 30 Palestinians, and least 1,000 had been injured. “No one is carrying any weapons here. There are no bullets being fired by Palestinians on Israeli soldiers. … And yet these killings continue,” Ko...
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:49PM
image Death Toll 58 in Israeli Military Assault on Gaza Protests 480_nakbaprotestgazacity_1.jpg by IMEMC
The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, 58 Palestinians, including six children and four officers of the Palestinian Ministry of Interior and National Security, in the Gaza Strip, and injured 2771....
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:17PM