Posts Tagged: prisoners’ rights

Solidarity with striking Calif. prisoners!

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On July 8, more than 30,000 California prisoners went on indefinite hunger strike.

Alice Walker on Sister Assata

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I don’t know why, given where we are with dronefare, but I didn’t expect the man making the announcement about Assata Shakur being the first woman...

Hundreds gather in Philadelphia to celebrate Mumia’s 59th birthday

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Hundreds of people gathered in Philadelphia on April 24 to celebrate the 59th birthday of the “world’s most famous prisoner,” Mumia Abu Jamal.

Students Against Mass Incarceration hold successful first conference

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Well over 100 people descended on Howard University on April 19 and 20 for the first national conference of Students Against Mass Incarceration.

Petition to free Lynne Stewart

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The ANSWER Coalition urges its members and supporters to sign this urgent petition to free Lynne Stewart.

Oregon prisoners driven to suicide by torture in solitary confinement units

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The following essay was published Feb. 27 on the website rashidmod.com.

Palestinian Arafat Jaradat gets hero’s funeral after death in Israeli custody

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The following statement was posted on the website of the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.

Say no to mass incarceration!

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While people in the U.S. account for only 5 percent of the world's population, the 2.4 million people languishing in U.S. jails and prisons account fo...

Wilmington 10 pardoned

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The recent pardon of the Wilmington 10 re-excavates not only the 1971 events that lead to their arrests, but also the 1898 Wilmington Race Riots.

Pelican Bay prison striker: broken promises and the same oppressive conditions

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I continue to believe our principal demand should be to abolish SHUs in general and I work tirelessly to build public opinion around this from within ...