The Decision by the U.S Supreme Court Eliminating Affirmative Action iz ILLEGAL under International Law and will not stand

  Office of the Dean -American Institute of Human Rights Today in a 6-2 decision the U.S Supreme Court has banned Affirmative Action. The decision by the United States is not surprising. However, the African American Human Rights Defenders will not let the decision stand as the decision is a clear violation of international law, […]

What iz a Political Prisoner

  Political Prisoner: A person incarcerated for action carried out in support of legitimate struggles for self-determination* or for opposing the illegal policies of the government or its political subdivisions. (Special International Tribunal on the Violation of Human Rights of Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War in the United States Prisons and Jails, December, 1990) […]

Administrative Detainees To Launch Hunger Strike April 24

by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies [Thursday, April 17, 2014] Palestinian detainees, held by Israeli under arbitrary Administrative Detention order, without charges or trial, said they intend to launch an open-ended hunger strike, starting next Thursday, April 24. Image – Radio Bethlehem 2000 The 186 detainees issued a statement that was published by the […]

Razor Wire, Prison Cellz, and Black Panther Robert H. King’z Life of Resistance –An interview with filmmaker Ron Harpelle

  By Angola 3 News A new 40-minute documentary film by Canadian History Professor Ron Harpelle, entitled Hard Time, focuses on the life of Robert Hillary King, who spent 29 years in continuous solitary confinement until his conviction was overturned and he was released from Louisiana’s infamous Angola State Prison in 2001. Along with Herman […]

Judge: Using Pepper Spray on Mentally Ill Inmatez ‘Horrific

  By Don Thompson, Associated Press   A federal judge ruled Thursday that California’s treatment of mentally ill inmates violates constitutional safeguards against cruel and unusual punishment through excessive use of pepper spray and isolation. U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Karlton in Sacramento gave the corrections department time to issue updated policies on the use […]

Public Safety Committee to hear Ammiano’z solitary confinement bill

  by Carlos Alcalá The overflow room for the Feb. 11 hearing was filled to overflowing with people from all over California. The families, friends and supporters of California’s extraordinary number of prisoners – all of whom are under threat of solitary confinement if not already there – are a substantial portion of the constituents […]

Join the San Francisco Bay Area tour in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal and Lynne Stewart

Join Lynne Stewart and Pam Africa  Sunday, May 4, 6 pm reception; 7pm rally Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, between Broadway and Telegraph, Oakland Donation $10   Initial Bay Area Tour Schedule: Friday, May 2: San Francisco, Host: National Lawyers Guild, 6 pm 518 Valencia St., SF Saturday, May 3, Palo Alto, Host: Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, afternoon Saturday, […]

NW Hunger Strike: Strike leader speakz publicly for first time; strike leaderz communicate encouragement to those on hunger strike in Texaz

Contact: Jolinda Stephens 614-915-4079 Contact: Jessica Ramirez  (206) 617-5898 NW Hunger Strike: Strike leader speaks publicly for first time; strike leaders communicate encouragement to those on hunger strike in Texas Tacoma, WA – Jose Moreno, newly released hunger strike leader, spoke publicly about conditions inside the Northwest Detention Center and the reasons for the hunger strike. […]

The Black Panther Party Revisited

The following was written by North American Executive Board member Barbara Sostaita.  I have previously written about the lack of diversity within the libertarian movement. Libertarianism as a boy’s club for white middle-class to upper-class men is the number one thing holding us back from capturing the hearts and minds of our communities. So, in […]

So thiz iz our banned testimony- pelican bay hunger strikerz to legislatorz

For Release Tuesday, February 11, 2014 We are prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison who have all lived for over 15 years locked 23 hours a day in  small windowless cells, without ever being able to hug or touch our families, without ever seeing birds, trees, or the outside world, with no programs or chance for […]