Arrest of Marzieh Hashemi Reveals the Nature of Bipartisan Police State

Editor’s note: Marzieh Hashemi has since been released, though this does not excuse the treatment she has been subjected to. by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, January 23, 2019 The only reason our sister is being held captive is to once again demonstrate how a runaway slave is treated. “Even the Bill of Rights doesn’t provide protections when[…]

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Detained American Iranian TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi to Appear in Court

Top Photo | American Marzieh Hashemi is shown at a Press Conference in Tehran, Iran. The elder son of Hashemi says his mother is being held in the United States, but has not been charged with a crime. Creative Commons; By Alison Weir,  from MintPress News,  January 18th, 2019 AP update: Iran’s state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American[…]

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Mumia Abu-Jamal Wins Major Court Victory (Update)

by Jeff Mackler, from Socialist Action, January 2,  2019 On Dec. 27, Philadelphia Superior Court Judge Leon Tucker ruled in favor of Mumia Abu-Jamal, holding that the actions of former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judge Ronald Castille had demonstrated a “lack of impartiality” and “the appearance of bias.” Tucker’s decision represents a major victory for Abu-Jamal, which opens the door to[…]

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The War on Julian Assange is a War on Press Freedom

ínby Chris Hedges, originally published on TruthDig, July 15, 2018 The failure on the part of establishment media to defend Julian Assange, who has been trapped in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012, has been denied communication with the outside world since March and appears to be facing imminent expulsion and arrest, is astonishing. The extradition of the publisher—the[…]

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Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! All out Feb. 26 and March 27!

By John Leslie, originally published on Socialist Action New mobilizations are planned in the case of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The events will take place at a critical juncture in Mumia’s case, which opened up with the Williams v. Pennsylvania decision, presenting an opportunity, after so much struggle, to finally win Mumia’s freedom. This is particularly urgent because Mumia’s health[…]

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An Open Letter by Native American Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier is a political prisoner in the United States.   He speaks below about his incarceration, but the context of his arrest is the 1970s American Indian Movement to illuminate the history of abuse and to demand human rights for the indigenous peoples of this continent. Leonard Peltier,  Statement February 6, 2018 Greetings Family, Friends and Supporters I am overwhelmed[…]

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