100,000 U.S. Prisoners Are Trapped in Isolation Units. ‘Solitary’ Author and Forensic Psychiatrist Terry Kupers Explains Why

Bill Berkowitz – October 6, 2017 There are nearly 100,000 people being held in solitary confinement today in America’s prisons. They are locked up in cramped, often windowless cells for nearly 24 hours a day. They eat alone. They exercise alone in small fenced-in areas known as cages or dog runs. They are almost completely […]

Essay: Flying The Red, The Black and The Green Flag of Liberation

    Flying The Red, The Black and The Green Flag of Liberation   In the Spring of ’69 the revolution had smashed full force into Southern University New Orleans. We had taken over the school. Literally. We ran everything. Actually continued the classes and full day-to-day operations. But the nominal administration had no say […]

The Meaning of Che: a Revolutionary Power to Heal

Che’s legacy was not revenge. It remains a doctor’s love for humanity. Thomassin Mickaël | CC BY 2.0   On October 9, 1967, in southern Bolivia, near the barren and desolate village of La Higuera, the Bolivian Army, under instructions from the government of the U.S., trapped the isolated guerrilla column led by Ernesto ‘Che’ […]

International Campaign for Human Rights, of U.S. Political Prisoners

September 30, 2017 International Campaign for Human Rights of U.S. Political Prisoners We will be petitioning the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, urging the International Jurists to initiate a formal investigation into human rights abuses of U.S. political prisoners. In 1977, I initiated a National Prisoners Petition Campaign to the United […]

Lawsuits Challenge the Cruelty of Decades in Solitary Confinement on Death Row

By Aleks Gilbert  In a dissenting opinion written earlier this year, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that “If extended solitary confinement alone raises serious constitutional questions, then 20 years of solitary confinement, all the while under threat of execution, must raise similar questions, and to a rare degree, and with particular intensity.” Yet in a majority […]

Day of the Heroic Guerilla

 Today, October 8, the world recognizes the most famous and prominent revolutionary of the 20th century, Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna. In Cuba, the site of his final resting place, this day is known as “The Day of the Heroic Guerilla.” Argentinean born, the doctor met Cuban revolutionaries in exile in Mexico. After meeting […]