Category Political Prisoners

Jeffrey Sterling vs. the CIA: An Untold Story of Race and Retribution | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

As early as 2000, Sterling was reaching out toward Capitol Hill about his concerns. He received a positive response from House member Julian Dixon (D-Calif.), a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, who expressed interest in pursuing the matter of racial discrimination at the CIA and contacted the agency about his case, Sterling says. […]

Chicago Is About to Offer the Nation’s First Reparations Program for Victims of Police Violence | The Nation

From 1972 to 1991, at least 110 African-American men experienced similar forms of torture at the hands of CPD commander Jon Burge and the detectives who reported to him. Like Cannon, many of these people were coerced into making false confessions; more than 20 are still in prison today for crimes they may not have […]

Fourth World Radyo: 500 More Years of White Racist Colonialism And Abuse? | APNS Public Radyo

Summary: TheAngryindian offers his thoughts on the daylight, public execution of Walter Scott by a murderous United States police officer in the American South; his disgust at the unforgivable colonialist disrespect and institutional misogyny shown by the Euro-settler Canadian justice system to the loss of First Nations #MMIW victim, Sister Cindy Gladue and some brief comments on the Death-by-Neglect […]

Fourth World Radyo: Political Prisoner #Mumia abu-Jamal: Medical Crisis Update 02.04.2015 | APNS Public Radyo

Summary: The APNSPR 60-Plus second Indigenist News Report — Listen / Download: 00:01:34 128Kbps mp3 — (1MB) Stereo via Fourth World Radyo: Political Prisoner #Mumia abu-Jamal: Medical Crisis Update 02.04.2015 | APNS Public Radyo.

Lawyers for CIA Leaker Cite Selective Prosecution After Petraeus Plea Deal – The Intercept

In January, Sterling was convicted by a jury on nine criminal counts, including violations of the Espionage Act, for leaking classified information to Times reporter James Risen about a CIA effort to undermine Iran’s nuclear program. Sterling is to be sentenced in April and faces a maximum sentence of decades in jail. In a statement […]

I am Albert Woodfox | Max News

by Kevin Maxwell • January 19, 2015 Like many since watching the documentary In The Land Of The Free, I have followed the progress of the Angola 3. Three inmates placed in solidarity confinement, after the 1972 killing of a prison guard. I guess the obvious question is, why waste any breath on three men who killed a prison guard? Like so […]

Movement growz to pardon freedom fighter Assata Shakur | Moorbey’z Blog

In 1973 an incident of what would now be called “racial profiling” takes place on the New Jersey Turnpike. Ms. Shakur, actively involved in the Black Liberation Army (BLA), is traveling with Malik Zayad Shakur (no relation) and Sundiata Acoli. State troopers stop them, reportedly because of a broken headlight. A trooper also explains they […]