The US War to Destroy China’s Crown Jewel and Secure US Cyber Supremacy

by Stephen Gowans, published on What’s Left, July 6, 2021 When then US president Donald Trump said he would call off US efforts to extradite from Canada Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to face bank fraud-related sanctions-evasion charges in exchange for trade concessions from China, he effectively admitted to a political kidnapping. The reality that normal US practice is to fine[…]

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Key Witness in US Case Against Assange Changes His Story

by Joe Lauria, published on Consortium News, June 27, 2021 An FBI informant upon whose information the United States based aspects of an indictment against imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has now admitted that he fabricated the evidence. Sigudur “Sigi” Ingi Thordarson has told an Icelandic publication in an article that appeared on Saturday that he made up the allegation[…]

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Anti-Apartheid Guerilla: We Made the System Ungovernable

by Ted Kelly, published on Workers World, June 25, 2021 Mpho Masemola is Secretary General of the Ex-Political Prisoners Veterans Association of South Africa (EPPA) and was an underground guerrilla fighter as a member of  Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the military wing of the African National Congress (ANC). He was a political prisoner, incarcerated along with Nelson Mandela at Pollsmoor[…]

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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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Assange Extradition Ruling Is a Relief, But it Isn’t Justice

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on Consortium News, January 4, 2021 British Judge Vanessa Baraitser has ruled against U.S.  extradition for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but not for the reasons she should have. Baraitser’s frightening ruling supported virtually every U.S.  prosecutorial argument that was made during the extradition trial, no matter how absurd and Orwellian. This includes quoting from a long-discredited CNN report alleging without evidence that Assange made[…]

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Court Rejects ‘evidence-free’ Effort to Block Mumia Appeal

by Dave Lindorff, published on Workers World, December 27, 2020 Mumia Abu-Jamal, the prison journalist long known as the “voice of the voiceless” for his compelling writings and short audio tapes, moved a step closer to getting a chance for a reconsideration of his earliest appeal of his conviction — an allegedly flawed Post-Conviction Relief Act hearing in 1995 –[…]

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Eyewitness To The Agony Of Julian Assange

by John Pilger, published on  JohnPilger.com, October 2, 2020 John Pilger has watched Julian Assange’s extradition trial from the public gallery at London’s Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Ström of Arena magazine, Australia: Q: Having watched Julian Assange’s trial first-hand, can you describe the prevailing atmosphere in the court? The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that[…]

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Political Prisoners “Say Their Names”

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, August 6, 2020 Unless folks are under the delusion that victory over the “fascists” is imminent, the condition of political prisoners should be a deeply personal, as well as political, concern to all activists. “Movement activists of today will inevitably become the political prisoners of tomorrow.” It has become a righteous ritual:[…]

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Weapons of Mass Incompetence

These slightly edited remarks were given April 24 at the “U.S. Empire vs. Political Prisoners” webinar teach-in sponsored by Mobilization4Mumia and held in honor of the 66th birthday of political prisoner and revolutionary Mumia Abu-Jamal. by Vijay Prashad, published on Workers World, May 19, 2020 We are in Corona shock. The bourgeois order has become a prison. We are in[…]

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