A Coronavirus Lament by Guantánamo Prisoner Asadullah Haroon Gul

By Andy Worthington, published on CloseGuantanamo.org, April 4, 2020 Most of us don’t think too much about Guantanamo any more.  Yes, this article is a little out of date.  The most recent writing by Haroon Gul, who is currently on a hunger strike, is a recitation of despair with suicidal undertones.  I thought you would better understand where he started.[…]

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Virtual Teach-in Pays Tribute to Mumia Abu-Jamal on 66th Birthday

by Miranda Crissman and Judy Greenspan, published on Workers World, April 29, 2020 From behind prison walls nearly 39 years, Mumia Abu Jamal continues to educate, energize and unite prison abolitionists, former and current political prisoners, and the global activist community. On April 24, his 66th birthday, Abu-Jamal’s story and legacy brought together a virtual gathering “U.S. Empire vs. Political[…]

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Earth Day To May Day Protests Begin In DC With ‘Essential, Not Expendable’ Protest

by The ShutdownDC Alliance, Popular Resistance, published on Popular Resistance, April 27, 2020 Above: Earth Day to May Day Banner. All photos from Shut Down DC-Climate Strike Washington, DC Facebook page. Workers waved and cheered as activists toured DC in cars and bikes, sending messages of encouragement and justice. Washington, DC, April 27 –  Three moving protests involving 135 people celebrated essential[…]

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Trump Escalates Fascist War on Migrants with Indefinite Detentions

By Teresa Gutierrez posted on Workers World, August 29, 2019 Despite overwhelming U.S. opposition to President Trump’s ongoing attacks on migrant workers, on Aug. 21 he announced plans to detain migrant children and families for even longer than they are incarcerated at present, using a new “indefinite detention” rule. Furthermore, plans are for detention centers to be run exclusively by[…]

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A Brief History of U.S. Concentration Camps

by Brett Wilkins, published on Black Agenda Report, June 26, 2019 concentration camp (noun): a place in which large numbers of people, especially political prisoners or members of persecuted minorities, are deliberately imprisoned in a relatively small area with inadequate facilities, sometimes to provide forced labor or to await mass execution. – Oxford English Dictionary Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has ignited a[…]

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Ongoing repercussions from the Central Park Five case

By Workers World New York bureau posted on June 20, 2019 The four-part Netflix series “When They See Us,” directed by  African-American director Ava DuVernay, has set off an avalanche of long overdue repercussions for the high-profile prosecutors who in 1989 framed up five African-American and Latinx youth in New York City. Known as the Central Park Five, the teenagers[…]

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The Eerie Silence Surrounding the Assange Case

Julian Assange remains cut off from the world in Ecuador’s London embassy, shut off from friends, relatives and thousands of supporters, leaving him unable to do his crucial work, as John Pilger discusses with Dennis J. Bernstein. ~ Consortium News By Dennis J Bernstein, originally published on Consortium News,  June 9, 2018, taken from a radio interview on Flashpoints on Pacifica’s[…]

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Defend Prisoners’ Right to Read Critical Ideas

by Steve Xavier, originally published on Socialist Action, Feb 10, 2018 The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is attempting to ban the Workers World (WW) newspaper for its coverage of the Florida prison strike. According to WW, “The immediate reason given in the DOC’s Jan. 29 letter is that ‘information contained on pages 1 and 6 calls for action that may[…]

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