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Mumia’s Appeal Dismissed; The “Mumia Rule” Still in Force in the Bosses’ Courts

by Noelle Hanrahan, published on Socialist Action, October 27, 2022 Dear Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal and social justice, Here’s an excellent article by Prison Radio’s Noelle Hanrahan on yesterday’s, October 26, racist court ruling in Philadelphia that effectively, and once again,  denied innocent and racist police frame-up victim and political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal, justice and a new trial. Hanrahan recounts the[…]

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Reproductive Justice and the U.S. Carceral System

by Marie Kelly, published on Workers World, July 8, 2022 The Supreme Court ruling against reproductive rights guaranteed for 50 years in the SCOTUS Roe v. Wade decision has had dramatic and devastating consequences for anyone who can get pregnant but is trapped in the U.S. carceral system. Number of incarcerated women accelerating According to the Prison Policy Initiative, the[…]

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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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