NEW VIDEO: Citing ’43 Yearz of Injustice,’ Amnesty International interviewz UN Special Rapporteur Juan Mendez about Albert Woodfox & Sign Amnesty International Petition

    Amnesty International has just released a new video entitled “Free Albert Woodfox: 43 Years of Injustice,” (on You Tube and Facebook) featuring an interview with Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The video was made in support of Amnesty’s new petition campaign […]

Support the Strike at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Alabama!

Today, 48 hours before a peaceful work stoppage starts on Sunday, March 1, at St Clair Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Springville, Ala., riot police have been sent to the prison to beat, torture, and intimidate the men incarcerated at SCCF, whose demands include an end to severe overcrowding and filthy living conditions. Here’s how you […]

Mission Statement of the Free Speech Society

by Abdul Olugbala Shakur, Mutope Duguma and Heshima Denham The Free Speech Society is a movement that is dedicated towards protecting and defending the First Amendment rights of imprisoned activists. As imprisoned activists, we are embedded reporters for the people. We are the eyes and ears for the people – for the taxpayers – articulating […]

Meja Yellow Ribbon New Single in collaboration w/ Amnesty International and Free the Angola 3

Yellow Ribbon, Mejas new single released in collaboration with Amnesty International and Free the Angola3 to call for the freedom of Albert Woodfox, the last of ” The Angola 3″ still behind bars where he has spent over 42 years in Solitary Confinement in Louisiana USA. Please Take Action for Alberts Freedom!https://www.amnesty.se/engagera-dig/a…

What Would Compel a Man to Try to Cut His Own Face Off?

I recently witnessed a man try to cut his own face off. For me this wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, but as it played out, I imagined the reactions and questions that might arise in the mind of someone in society if they’d observed the same. They would probably wonder in shock, “What sort […]

Nurse fired for speaking out: ‘I am on a mission to stop torture at CDCR’

by Paul Spector, RN, EMT-P, Capt. U.S. Army Ret. I’ve been a nurse since 1984, a paramedic firefighter and group home manager before that. My training is in inner city ER nursing. I also do floor, ICU and disaster response. I’ve worked in Tampa, Oakland and San Francisco; I’m a Red Cross volunteer and was […]

Respekt Our Human Rightz Or We’ll ‘Shut It Down’

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, http://www.PopularResistance.org This week we marked the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was signed by the United States at its inception but has never been ratified. Perhaps because we live in a country that does not protect our human rights, many people in the US lack an understanding […]

Russell Maroon Shoatz Joinz Struggle Against Gagging

  MAROON must come home! #FREEMAROON Be on the front lines of The International Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz! Maroon Supporters, Thank you for your unwavering commitment to free Black political prisoner and revolutionary Russell Maroon Shoatz.  We appreciate your resilient work to achieve a historic people’s victory with the release of Maroon into […]

November 20, 2014: Albert’s Overturned Conviction Upheld in Unanimous Decision

n We are thrilled and honored to announce that just hours ago, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Brady’s 2013 ruling overturning Albert’s conviction for a third time in a 3-0, unanimous decision (View the official court ruling here.) Though the courts have finally ruled in the interest of justice, it may still […]

A Tortured Relationship: Obama and the Convention Against Torture

by STEVE BREYMAN US and ARVN soldiers waterboard a North Vietnamese prisoner during Operation Wheeler in 1967. On November 12—thirteen years after the onset of George W. Bush’s dirty underground war against “unlawful combatants”—the Obama administration finally told the United Nations Committee Against Torture that the United States believed, in the words of Assistant Secretary […]