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Psychologists Say No to Torture

  Justin Norman / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Sometimes the good guys do win. That’s what happened on August 8th in San Francisco when the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA) decided to extend a policy keeping its members out of the U.S. detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The APA’s decision is important — and not […]

Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard

In commemoration of the Attica Uprising 47 years earlier, incarcerated organizers chose yesterday as the final day of the nearly three-week-long National Prison Strike that began on August 21. The … Source: Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard

Amerikan Crime: August 28, 1955: The Torture and Lynching of Emmett Till

THE CRIME On Sunday, August 28, 1955, two white supremacists, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, tortured, mutilated, and murdered Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Black youth. Emmett, nicknamed Bobo, was a typical fun-loving teenager from Chicago who was visiting relatives near Money, Mississippi for summer vacation. His mother Mamie Till-Mobley recalled that he liked “art, math […]

Case #81: September 13, 1971—Massacre of Heroic Attica Prisoners

On September 9, 1971, the most powerful and significant prison rebellion in U.S. history erupted at Attica state prison in New York. Attica was part of the Black liberation struggle and the revolutionary upheaval of the 1960s. (AP Photo)   This September 9 marks the 45th anniversary of the prisoners’ uprising at Attica. The Crime: On […]

A Brief History of Neo-Colonial Rape and the “Freak Shows” of Black Women’s Bodies

by  Julian Vigo A Brief History of Neo-Colonial Rape and the “Freak Shows” of Black Women’s Bodies “These sites of ‘disaster’ are created by the very ‘civilized’ men who then turn around and exploit the victims of their imposed ‘civilization.’” Catharine MacKinnon’s book Are Women Human? is a text which interrogates the violence specifically targeting women throughout […]

Time on Ice: Florida Officials Torture Prisoners With Freezing Strip Cells

When I first arrived in the Florida prison system on June 22, 2017, and was thrown in solitary confinement in the latest of numerous retaliatory interstate transfers for publicizing and resisting prison abuses, I questioned and discussed with numerous other prisoners our being forced to live in sweltering cells without air-conditioning, or fans, or any […]

Mass Racial Incarceration for Profit

African slaves held in bondage and tortured in the United States by Abayomi Azikiwe This article is transcription from a lecture, which Abayomi Azikiwe delivered at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit, Michigan on Sunday 18 February 2018. Abayomi Azikiwe presented the message for the day on the history and contemporary significance of mass incarceration […]

In Tribute to Black Politikal Prisoners

“They are the unspoken, invisible and buried-alive legacy of the revolutionary movements of the 1960s and 70s that were neutralized by the FBI, local police, courts and the corporate media, by way of Cointelpro,” said Dequi Kioni Sadiki, host of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee’s 22nd annual dinner Tribute to Black Political Prisoners and Their Families, […]

Policy of the Cruel and Absurd: Sleep Deprivation in California’s Prisons

Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
By Charlie Hinton, Verbena Lea, and Willow Katz In prison isolation units throughout California, guards wake prisoners up every 30 minutes under the guise of suicide prevention. These “security/welfare checks” cause ongoing sleep deprivation. The United Nations and many sleep and mental health experts have long defined sleep…