Posts in: civil liberties & police

Mumia Abu-Jamal puts racist system on trial

October 2017

After more than 35 years behind bars, Mumia Abu-Jamal may finally have a chance to prove his innocence. And expose the heart of the racist U.S. justice system at all levels — police, prosecutors and judges. A renowned political prisoner, former Black Panther, and journalist, Mumia was framed for the killing of a Philadelphia police… Read more »

Locking up immigrants for profit: a case of human trafficking

October 2017

On what planet does a system with a declining prison population suddenly need a bunch of new jails? One where the prisons are privately run for profit and the only thing needed to make money is to fill them up. What happens when prison populations drop? That’s easy, profits fall. The solution? Find a way… Read more »

Thousands march in Seattle to denounce white supremacists

August 15, 2017

When Seattle anti-fascists of many political persuasions massed to protest a “Patriot Prayer” rally on Aug. 13, police prevented them from marching to the site of the far-right gathering. But they made their message heard regardless.

NYC police review campaign on the move

April 2017

The campaign for an Elected Civilian Review Board over police is at an exciting, pivotal point. Members have just voted up draft legislation and are developing a strategy around bringing it to the City Council. This involves meticulous research into the political backgrounds and voting histories of council people who may be sympathetic to the… Read more »

The Big Apple bites back

February 2017

Feb. 2, New York City: Yemeni-American bodega strike to protest Trump’s travel ban. Recent demonstrations against Trump’s immigration policies prove that New York, a city of immigrants, is not to be messed with. Thousands have poured out to protest “President Agent Orange” in demonstrations across the city, including a powerful bodega (read, convenience store) shutdown… Read more »

“A New Day” by Mumia Abu-Jamal

July 10, 2016

This statement originally appeared on Prison Radio. The events of last week continue to reverberate throughout national consciousness. The unprovoked killings by cops in the streets of America’s Midwest, and the subsequent killings of cops in Texas, show us that a new stage has been reached in America’s longest internal war, and that no one… Read more »

In support of journalist Guadalupe Lizárraga

December 23, 2016

Dr. Raúl Cervantes Andrade Procurador General de la República La Procuraduría General de México Paseo de la Reforma 211-213 Cuauhtémoc, Cuidad de México, C.P 6500 MEXICO Dear Attorney General Cervantes Andrade, We, the undersigned individuals and organizations, are writing to express our concern over the recent harassment of Ms. Guadalupe Lizárraga, an award-winning journalist based… Read more »