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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Muslim Philanthropist Dr. Rafil Dhafir Released From Prison After 17 Years

by Jack Cohen-Joppa, Published on The Nuclear Resister, May 15, 2020 On the morning of May 15, Dr. Rafil Dhafir was released to home confinement from the Allenwood federal prison in central Pennsylvania. The Iraqi-American physician who has worked internationally with Doctors Without Borders has been in federal prison since the day of his arrest more than 17 years ago[…]

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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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American Ideals And The Assange Extradition Case

by Nozomi Hayase, published on Consortium News, January 23, 2020 Originally published on Common Dreams, January 19,2020 The indictment of Assange is recognized by many free speech groups as the most important press freedom case of our time. Yet, with mainstream media blackout and utter silence of political leaders on this important issue, criminalization of journalism goes on without much[…]

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Hundreds of Journalists Around the World Sign Open Letter Demanding Freedom for Assange

by Oscar Grenfell, published on the World Socialist Website, December 9, 2019 Hundreds of journalists and media workers from every corner of the globe have put their name to an impassioned open letter demanding the unconditional freedom of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and an immediate “end to the legal campaign being waged against him for the crime of revealing war[…]

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Trident is the Crime

by Kathy Kelly, published on Voices for Creative Nonviolence, 10/25/2019 On October 24, following a three-day trial in Brunswick, GA, seven Catholic Workers who acted to disarm a nuclear submarine base were convicted on three felony counts and one misdemeanor. The defendants face 20 years in prison, yet they emerged from their trial seeming quite ready for next steps in[…]

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The fight to Free Mumia Enters Historic New Phase

by Ted Kelly, Published on Workers World, September 20, 2019 For decades, the movement to release African-American political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has been on the front lines in the fight against white supremacy and capitalist mass incarceration. Generations of new revolutionaries have grown up in this struggle, and Mumia’s longtime supporters have in turn become their mentors as the most[…]

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Free Julian Assange! Defend Freedom of the Press!

By Bruce Lesnick, Published on Socialist Action, August 5, 2019 On April 11, the Ecuadorian government revoked asylum protection for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Within minutes, British gendarmes entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, arrested Assange, and seized his computers, documents, and other materials. He is now being held in London’s Belmarsh prison for bail violation. That spurious charge stems[…]

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