A reprieve for death-row prisoner Kevin Cooper?

By JEFF MACKLER Executions are scheduled at one minute after midnight at San Quentin Prison, just over the San Rafael Bridge in Marin County and overlooking the San Francisco skyline. On the cold winter night of Feb. 10, 2004, death-row inmate Kevin Cooper was being fully prepped for the hereafter, dressed in a new set […]

Torture hoodz used in U.S. prisonz

By Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi Asphyxia: (1) stopping of the pulse (2) lack of oxygen, (3) excess carbon dioxide in the body that results in unconsciousness and death, (4) caused by interruption of breathing or inadequate oxygen supply. Revolutionary greetings to all the workers worldwide! The above definitions describe a condition that too often occurs […]

Prison Rightz Activistz to Hold Conference in Support of Upcoming Nationwide Prison Labor Strike

Author: Gerry Bello   On August 26th hundreds of activists from Columbus and around the country will gather at the Barak Recreation Center to set the ground work for supporting a national prison work stoppage both in Ohio and in their local communities. Over 100 conference attendees have registered for the three day event from […]

December 20, 1989: The Day that Black Livez Did Not Matter in Panama

by BAR editor and columnist Ajamu Baraka http://blackagendareport.com/node/14588 December 20, 1989 is a day of infamy for the people of Panama. On that day, the most powerful military in the world descended on poor black communities in the middle of Panama City and carried out one of the most brutal war crimes of the late […]

Cuban 5 who prevented terrorism do not belong in prison

This is the full-page ad published in the Washington Post     on April 30, 2012, demanding freedom for the Cuban Five.     Hundreds of thousands of people will see this vital message. Donate today as we continue the crucial work to free     Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, Fernando and René      <!– Col. Lawrence Wilkerson | Chief of […]

Hunger Strikes Update: Punishments escalate against the 12 remaining hunger strikers

  http://www.addameer.org/etemplate.php?id=625 Ramallah, 24 July 2013 – Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association condemns the treatment of the 12 Palestinian and Jordanian hunger strikers languishing in the Israeli prisons. Addameer lawyers visited four of the Jordanian prisoners earlier this week and gathered details of the harsh and difficult conditions they are undergoing during their […]

Why Obama Must Pardon Leonard Peltier

As an indigenous activist, Peltier has been deemed a political prisoner by Amnesty International and numerous other human rights organizations.    July 4, 2013  |     Barack Obama has taken his two daughters on a dramatic visit to the Robben Island cell once occupied by Nelson Mandela. Let’s hope he takes them next to […]