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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 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
imagePhilippines – Duterte 2 Years on: Destructive, Divisive, and Despotic
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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
textJoint 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
imagePhilippines: Journalists Hurt and Arrested at NutriAsia Strike Dispersal
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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
imageAngola 3 Newsletter: Why Are We Not Surprised?
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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
imageCries of Children Echo Thru Years
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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
textHUD 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
documentLawsuit Challenging Ban on Living in Vehicles Moves Forward
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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
imageICE Plans to Start Destroying Records of Immigrant Abuse, Including Sexual Assault and Death
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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