Revolutionary Daily Thought

  “August is a month of meaning, of repression and radical resistance, of injustice and divine justice, of repression and righteous rebellion, of individual and collective efforts to free the slaves and break the chains that bind us.” – Mumia Abu-Jamal     Related articles Mumia Abu Jamal Malcolm X Grassroots Movement: Black August Resistance […]

Department of Justice findz conditionz at Julia Tutwiler Prison to be unconstitutional       MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The U.S. Department of Justice said today that conditions at Julia Tutwiler Prison violate the Constitution, citing what it called “a history of unabated staff-on-prisoner sexual abuses and harassment.” DOJ sent investigators to Tutwiler last April and issued their findings in a 36-page report today. “The women at […]

‘Help bring me home for the holidayz,’ a life and death appeal from renowned people’s attorney Lynne Stewart

by Lynne Stewart I need to ask once again for your assistance in forcing the Bureau of Prisons to grant my compassionate release. They have been stonewalling since August and my life expectancy, as per my cancer doctor, is down to 12 months. Ralph Poynter and Lynne Stewart, loving husband and wife – re-unite them […]

In Context: Lynne Stewart and the Perversion of Compassionate Release

By WARD CHURCHILL The clock is ticking. Several months ago, people’s attorney Lynne Stewart, currently serving a 10-year federal sentence for the supposed “material support to terrorism” she rendered by properly representing an unpopular islamist client, was diagnosed as suffering from terminal cancer. Since then, her condition has steadily deteriorated, and at this point the […]

US: Prison Officialz Thwart Compassionate Release

Many Dying and Seriously Ill Prisoners Denied Access to the Courts Enlarge                       Justice sometimes requires compassion, even for people who have broken the law. But prison officials prevent judges from deciding when compassion requires a sentence reduction. This is unfair to the prisoners and costly to the country.                     Jamie Fellner, senior advisor […]

HELP BRING ME HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYZ” a life and death appeal from renowned people’z attorney Lynne Stewart.

“I need to ask once again for your assistance in forcing the Bureau of Prisons to grant my Compassionate Release. They have been stonewalling since August and my life expectancy, as per my cancer doctor, is down to 12 months. They know that I am fully qualified and that over 40,000 people have signed on […]

RELEASE US – a short film on police brutality by Charles Shaw

500 innocent Americans are murdered by police every year (USDOJ). 5,000 since 9/11, equal to the number of US soldiers lost in Iraq. In 1994 the US Government passed a law authorizing the Pentagon to donate surplus Cold War era military equipment to local police departments. In the 20 years since, weaponry designed for use […]

5 Shocking Revelations About Hellish Private Juvenile Prisons and the Man Who Profits From Them

A new Huffington Post investigation reveals the company that is cashing in despite widespread abuse at facilities for youth. Photo Credit: Burkard In a move to cut costs, states throughout the nation have turned to privatizing their prisons, including their juvenile detention centers. In a newly released investigation titled, “Prisoners of Profit: Private Prison […]

Feds Say They Will Go Easy on Banks Doing Business with Marijuana Dispensaries

AlterNet / By April M. Short Another good piece of news from the Justice Department on the drug war. Photo Credit: Benoit August 31, 2013  | During the groundbreaking phone call on Thursday, August 29 in which U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder  told the governors of Colorado and Washington the federal government would not attempt […]

Florida’s race-based education goals discriminate, complaint alleges

|By Karen Yi and Lauren Roth, Staff writers School leaders and advocates across South Florida are championing a complaint that alleges the state’s race-based education goals for minority students violate civil rights law. The complaint, filed Friday by the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County and the Southern Poverty Law Center, asks the U.S. […]