7/21: Harlem Freedom March for the Puerto Rican Politikal Prisoners!

The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign WEBSITE: http://www.ProLibertad.org ProLibertad@hotmail.com https://www.facebook.com/ProLibertadFC https://www.twitter.com/ProLibertad Telephone: 718-601-4751 Support our International Campaign to Free Ana Belen Montes: http://www.prolibertad.org/u-n-campaign-for-ana-belen   Sign the petition to help Free Nina Droz Franco: https://www.change.org/p/libertad-para-nina-droz-franco   Advertisements

Chemical Weapons Used in U.S. Prisons

Tear gas—a banned chemical weapon Poison gases were first developed and widely used as battlefield weapons during World War I. Among those weapons were chlorine gas, mustard gas, and the benignly named “tear gas,” all of which have similar effects, toxicity and lethality. Because of universal aversion to these weapons, a Geneva protocol was issued in […]

THE STEPCHILD OF LYNCHING

by Liliana Segura June 17 2018 A WEEK BEFORE the crowds arrived in Montgomery for the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a monument to victims of lynching in the United States, Alabama prepared to kill 83-year-old Walter Moody. From his death watch cell at Holman prison, Moody called his attorney the night before […]

‘This is huge’: Black liberationist speaks out after her 40 years in prison

Exclusive: Debbie Sims Africa, the first freed member of a radical Philadelphia group many say were unjustly imprisoned, talks about reuniting with her son and defends the Move members still locked up: ‘We are peaceful people’  Debbie Sims Africa was 22 when she was sentenced. Her release is seen as a major breakthrough for those imprisoned […]

Beyond Prisons — Episode 25: Fight Toxic Prisons

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/force-cdn/highwinds/beyondprison/Beyond_Prisons_-_Fight_Toxic_Prisons.mp3 Panagioti Tsolkas, an organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons, joins the Beyond Prisons podcast for a discussion of prison ecology and the intersection between the criminal legal system and the environment. We talk about how his organization came into existence and he gives us some examples of issues they’re working on in […]

LOUISIANA PRISONERS DEMAND AN END TO ‘MODERN-DAY SLAVERY’

People incarcerated at Angola want opportunities for education instead of hard labor in the fields. On May 8, a group of prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary refused to perform the field labor they are compelled to do for virtually no pay. The prison, commonly known as Angola, stands on the site of a former […]

Prison Lives Matter: In the Spirit of Nelson Mandela

July 18 Call to Action by Kwame Shakur For the past year, we have been working to organize and grow the Prison Lives Matter Campaign in an attempt to rebuild and strengthen the prison movement in this kkkountry. We must continue this momentum following last years’ PLM demonstration in Indianapolis and the Millions for Prisoners […]

Feds Ban MIM(Prisons) on CorrLinks, Disregard 1st Amendment

by MIM(Prisons)                        permalink  MIM(Prisons) received dozens of emails from corrlinks.com, a website used by some U.$. prison systems to provide email access to prisoners. All were from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and read in part: “This message informs you that you have been blocked from […]

Angola closes its notorious Camp J, ‘a microcosm of a lot of things that are wrong’

by BY GRACE TOOHEY After more than 40 years as one of the most restrictive housing units within Louisiana’s Angola prison, corrections officials have closed Camp J — which at its peak confined more than 400 prisoners being disciplined in solitary cells for more than 23 hours a day. While prison officials primarily cited the decades-old facility […]

HOW TO ORGANIZE A PRISON STRIKE

Organizers inside and outside of the penitentiary walls are teaming up—and getting creative—to fight for reform. by ARVIND DILAWAR “There are various industries that are run by inmates, and we intend to sit down and refuse to work—have an economic protest, if you would—to bring about change,” says one of the nearly 100,000 inmates in the […]