“One less traitor”: Zelensky Oversees Campaign of Assassination, Kidnapping and Torture of Political Opposition

by Max Blumenthal and Eshna Krishnaswamy, published onThe Grayzone, April 17, 2022 This is pretty gross.   However it shows how the Ukrainian soldiers treat civilians and enemy soldiers.   It also belies the claims of the brave young Zelensky.   I guess I feel like you have to see it to believe it.  [jb] While claiming to defend democracy, Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky[…]

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CCF Files Compassionate Release Motions for Two of Four Political Prisoners in Newburgh 4 Sting Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 24, 2021 CONTACT:  Leena Al-Arian, Executive Director, Coalition for Civil Freedoms (202) 627-0676,  (Washington, D.C., December 24, 2021) CCF’s legal team, Kathy Manley and Steve Downs, just filed compassionate release motions for Laguerre Payen and David Williams, two of the four political prisoners in the Newburgh 4 case from 2009. The motions request that the two men[…]

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Russell “Maroon” Shoatz is Free, But Others Languish

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, October 27, 2021 Russell “Maroon” Shoatz has been granted compassionate release after 50 years in prison. The length of his sentence is outrageous but it is hardly unique. The United States not only has the dubious distinction of being the country with the largest population of incarcerated people, but it also has[…]

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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  Yes, this article is a little out of date.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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