Call Lethal Injection the Vile Torture It Is

by STEPHEN COOPER In a New Year’s Eve display of liberal newspaper death penalty abolition harmony – buoyed by the release of the Death Penalty Information Center’s (DPIC) annual report evidencing another year in the long-observable trend of capital punishment’s disuse and disfavor in America – both the Washington Post and New York Times’s editorial boards published opinion pieces […]

Support a Release Campaign for Political Prisoner Robert ‘Seth’ Hayes

Please help us save our beloved father and grandfather, Robert “Seth” Hayes from the New York State Correctional System where he has been incarcerated for the past 45 years. Seth was only a young man, father, and husband, as well as a decorated Vietnam War veteran when he was arrested in August 1972 for his […]

What Can’t You Send to an Inmate in New York? Apples, Used Books and More

By VIVIAN WANG  Sign a petition opposing these proposed package restrictions here! In a letter, NYC Books Through Bars said the vendors’ online catalogs indicated that inmates would have access to only romance novels, religious texts, drawing or coloring books, instruction manuals, one dictionary and one thesaurus. CreditPiotr Redlinski for The New York Times ALBANY — Until very […]

Voices: Kevin Cooper

By Mary Kate DeLucco “I have hope. And because I have hope I have life.” For Kevin Cooper, who has been on San Quentin’s death row since 1985, it is a hope that survives because of “the number of people I have helping me, who believe in my case, my innocence, and in me.” Those […]

What and Who is the Biggest, Ugliest Shithole in the World?

  In a meeting with congressional leaders over immigration “reform,” and other issues, Donald Trump burst out, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He was referring to African countries and Haiti and El Salvador. Instead, he suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like (overwhelmingly […]

Previously Banned Film Finally Released Exposing How U.S. Installed Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

  A full original English version of controversial director and documentary filmmaker Oliver Stone’s “Ukraine on Fire” has finally been made available in the United States — after being blackballed for distribution in the US and Europe when released in 2016. The film openly explores Ukraine’s 2014 Maidan, and in the process, uncovers some damning truths about […]