New Revelations of Former US Secretary of Defense Confirm Illegality of the Extradition and Arrest of Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab

by Dan Kovalik, published on Global Research, June 10, 2022 In his new memoir, Sacred Oath, former US Defense Secretary, Mark Esper, who served under President Donald Trump at the time of the arrest of Alex Saab in Cape Verde, effectively admits that the White House was quite aware of the fact that Saab was a diplomat at the time[…]

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Why Wouldn’t Biden Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier?

By Gustavo A. Maranges and Bill Hackwell, published on Resumen, on February 1, 2022 Last Friday, it became known that the 77-year-old Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier was sick with COVID-19. Peltier has been in prison for over 46 years, which makes him the oldest political prisoner in the United States. This fact has brought attention to his case,[…]

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Solitary Confinement on Death Row — a Death Before Dying

by Gloria Rubac, published on Workers World, January 14, 2022 “It is inhumane, and by its design it is driving men insane. Solitary confinement makes the criminal justice system the criminal.” These words were testimony presented to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on solitary confinement June 19, 2012, by death row exoneree #138, Anthony C. Graves. (tinyurl.com/5cs4s59y) Graves spent[…]

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The Forever Prisoner”: Alex Gibney’s New Documentary About CIA Torture Victim Abu Zubaydah

by Andy Worthington, published on Close Guantanamo, December 22, 2021 Yes, Guantanamo is still open with a number of prisoners never accused of a crime. In the long litany of torture and abuse inflicted by the U.S. government on prisoners in the brutal “war on terror” that the Bush administration declared after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, few[…]

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The Most Vital Battle for Press Freedom in Our Time

by Chris Hedges, published on SheerPost.com, October 28, 2021 I think we need, as we follow these proceedings focused solely on Julian Assange’s state of mind and ability to tolerate torture, to look at his incredible accomplishments (not crimes) and the hideous brutality of his accusers. Thank you Chris Hedges for bringing us back to the source. [jb] WASHINGTON, D.C[…]

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Drone Whistleblower Thrown in Pen With Terrorists

by John Kiriaku, published on Consortium News, October 19, 2021 When the hearing occurs for the U.S. Appeal of the ruling on Julian Assange’s case, they will insist that they will treat him well and manage his fragile mental health.  I hope his lawyers will raise the issue of Daniel Hale’s treatment by the so called ‘justice system’ here.  Even[…]

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End Privatization of Prison Mail

by mYia X and Phebe Eckfeldt, published on Workers World, June 4, 2021 It isn’t mentioned here but forcing prisoners to use email to communicate with the outside streamlines oversight and censorship.  [jb] Banning paper letters for the incarcerated: Would you consider this torture? Would you consider this sensory deprivation? Would you consider this a violation of human rights? We[…]

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Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Health Emergency: Interview with Dr. Ricardo Alvarez

from a Guest Essay on Workers World, March 15, 2021 Mumia Abu-Jamal, the internationally renowned journalist, Pennsylvania prison inmate and former Black Panther widely considered to be a political prisoner, is now experiencing a health emergency. A Feb. 27 call from Mumia alerted supporters who immediately began a campaign to telephone Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections John Wetzl, Philadelphia District Attorney[…]

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‘Progressive’ Prosecutors Put Thousands of Lives at Risk

by Ted Kelly, published on Workers World, February 12, 2021 Philadelphia The novel coronavirus has claimed an unlikely victim in the United States: the Sixth Amendment. The right to a “speedy trial” is in critical condition. Philadelphia’s county jail population has risen to 4,500 and is growing steadily. Half of those behind bars have “detainers,” meaning they aren’t eligible for[…]

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Alabama prisons: ON STRIKE!

by Devin Cole, published on Workers World, January 5, 2020 from: Occupied Muscogee Creek / Cherokee / Yuchi / Choctaw / Shawnee / Chickasaw land As of Jan. 1, 2021, incarcerated workers in Alabama’s odious prison system are on strike!  Led by the Free Alabama Movement, incarcerated workers throughout the state of Alabama have put down their work tools and[…]

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