Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panther Party –An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell

by Angola 3 News This past July, students from Northwestern University’s Medill Justice Project visited the infamous Louisiana State Prison known asAngola. While there, students landed an impromptu interview with Warden Burl Cain, where they asked him about an inmate at Angola named Kenny ‘Zulu’ Whitmore, who has now been in solitary confinement for 28 consecutive […]

Albert Will Remain Behind Barz Pending Appeal –Justice Delayed iz Justice Denied, But Not Forever (A3 Newsletter)

We are sad to report that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to continue the stay and block the release of Albert Woodfox until the State’s appeal is heard (read articles by The Advocate and Washington Post). Though it means some months before Albert will see his long overdue freedom realized, the court […]

Albert Ordered Unconditionally Released and Retrial Banned

It’z not time to relax just yet we still have other long time incarcerated political prisonerz/prisonerz of war to free.  Oh Happy Day!!! We are ecstatic to announce that late this afternoon Judge Brady granted the unicorn of habeas rulings–an “unconditional writ” ordering Albert’s immediate release and barring a retrial. He argues that this extraordinary […]

Moving forward with our fight to end solitary confinement

by Todd Ashker Greetings of solidarity and respect to all similarly situated members of the prison class unified in our struggle to end long term solitary confinement and win related long overdue reforms to the broken California prison torture system! As one of the four principle prisoner class representatives, I am presenting this further update […]

Police shootingz push COINTELPRO to back burner at UN review

by Michael Richardson United Nations Human Rights Council reviews America United Nations The United States underwent its second Universal Periodic Review on May 11 in Geneva, Switzerland. The UPR is a periodic examination of each nation’s compliance with human rights treaties and the topic of COINTELPRO prisoners was on the table. However, the three hour […]

NLG Filez Urgent Appeal Request to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Citing Life-Threatening Denial of Medical Care to Mumia Abu-Jamal

News › Press releases For immediate release: May 5, 2015 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK— Members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Heidi Boghosian and Natsu Saito, with Kathleen Cleaver of the Human Rights Research Fund, today delivered an Urgent Appeal Request on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal to Juan Méndez, the United Nations […]

Emergency Protest: Save The Life of Mumia Abu-Jamal

  EMERGENCY PROTEST   SAVE THE LIFE OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL! No Execution by Medical Neglect & Torture! Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! #MumiaMustLive FRI ►APRIL 3 from 5 pm – 5:45 pm Federal Building, Broadway side between Worth & Duane, Manhattan March @ 5:45 pm to Anti-Police Terror Rally @ 6 pm at 1 Police Plaza Initiated […]

Gov. Jerry Brown, AG Kamala Harris and CDCr officialz, you have the power to stop torture in California prisonz

by Prisoner Human Rights Movement Local Council Open letter to senior officials at CDCr headquarters: We are sharing our express concerns as the CCI Prisoner Human Rights Movement Local Council – Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa (Dewberry), Danny Troxell, Antonio Villagrana and George Ruiz – concerning the non-functional operation of Steps 1 through 4 and how we […]

UN: US iz violating Kenny Zulu Whitmore’z right to be free from torture

by Annabelle Parker, Free Zulu Team Europe The U.N. concludes that the U.S. government has violated Kenny Zulu Whitmore’s right to be free from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Zulu, held for over 35 years in Louisiana’s Angola Prison, an 18,000-acre former plantation, in solitary confinement for a murder he didn’t commit, enraged prison […]

We Cannot Live by Bread Alone: Texas Abusez Prisonerz with Denied Food and Bread and Water Dietz

Food is routinely used by US prison officials to summarily punish, torture, abuse and retaliate against prisoners. This happens with especial frequency in administrative segregation (solitary confinement) where prisoners are confined inside locked cells all day every day, and must have all meals delivered by guards. Under such circumstances we remain at guards’ total mercy […]