Torture on Death Row: Court Rulez Against Automatic Use of Solitary Confinement for the Condemned

  http://solitarywatch.com/2014/03/17/may-emerging-national-trend-court-rules-automatic-placement-solitary-confinement-sentenced-execution/#more-12409 The Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty itself does not constitute “cruel and unusual punishment.” Yet the treatment of the condemned is nonetheless subject to Eighth Amendment protections, as well as Fourteenth Amendment guarantees of due process. In the past few years, this ironic legal reality has been the subject of […]

Hunger Strike Iz It Still an Effective Mode of Resistance?

Prisoners are perhaps the most powerless individuals in the world. They are at the mercy of their captors — deprived of freedom of movement, stripped of virtually all personal resources, limited in communication with the outside to rationed, supervised moments.    But the human spirit is not easily extinguished, and particularly when people are imprisoned […]

Caribbean statez to sue Europe for slavery

  http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/12/354309/caribbeans-to-sue-europe-for-slavery/       Dozens of Caribbean states have agreed to launch a legal action against European countries involved in slave trade of the 17th and 18th centuries. At a closed-door meeting in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday, fifteen heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) approved a plan to seek […]

Frances

African women have always had to work just as hard as a man and bare the burden of other oppressive and repressive situations to survive and adapt to her environment. It is other women who truly embody the understanding of the struggle of woman

Calling for ABOLITION of solitary confinement

by Denise Mewbourne Lucas Guilkey, who took this photo, says: “Today was a huge day for the prisoner hunger strike movement for human rights. Cars and vans of family members, youth and adult survivors of solitary torture, those with parents incarcerated and their allies descended upon Sacramento from every corner of California to speak truth […]

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 […]

Robert King Touring amerikkka and kanada

  Robert King Touring the US and Canada (Below is a listing of upcoming events with Robert King. Click on the individual event’s date for more information.) Feb. 11:  The California State Legislative Hearings on Solitary Confinement (Sacramento, CA) Feb. 14:  The  American Association for the Advanced Sciences Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL) speaking on the […]

Colorado prisoner: ‘I am held in slavery’

by Omar Gent I must expose this Colorado Jim Crow system in order to help others and to gain my freedom. To give an example: Prosecution by information as an alternative to prosecution by grand jury indictment in felony cases has been the practice in California since the adoption of the 1879 Constitution and is […]

Doctor who aided in torture of suspected terrorist at Guantanamo Bay won’t be punished by American Psychological Association

Dr John Leso consulted on the interrogation methods at Guantanamo Bay The methods were so severe that even Pentagon officials called them ‘torture’ The American Psychological Association decided last month not to punish him They cite instances where he spoke about being uncomfortable with detainee abuse By Ashley Collman http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2544395/Doctor-aided-torture-suspected-terrorist-Guantanamo-Bay-wont-punished-American-Psychological-Association.html PUBLISHED: 21:46 EST, 22 January […]