Posts in: civil liberties & police

In memory of TJ Hickey: Australians launch a global campaign against Aboriginal deaths in custody

February 2014

For three decades, the Freedom Socialist Party in Australia has been a leader in the campaign to halt the criminal toll of Aboriginal people killed by police brutality and callous neglect. Racism against Aboriginal Australians is endemic. The result: poverty, joblessness, poor health, homelessness and a steady increase in the rate of imprisonment. The following… Read more »

Campaign to free Nestora Salgado from Mexican jail gains international support

February 2014

For more coverage on Nestora’s story, see our other article here. When indigenous leader Nestora Salgado, a Washington state resident and naturalized U.S. citizen, traveled south of the U.S.-Mexico border last year, she did not expect to end up a political prisoner. Her first trips to her hometown of Olinalá, Guerrero, were to bring aid… Read more »

Lynne Stewart free at last

February 2014

On Dec. 31, 2013, Lynne Stewart, intrepid people’s lawyer who was wrongly convicted of aiding terrorism, was released from prison. The photo shows her and partner Ralph Poynter at LaGuardia airport in New York City on New Year’s Day. They were met by dozens of supporters, friends and family members. Thanks to the ceaseless efforts… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial — Eddie Conway freed!

April 2014

Black Panther Party leader Marshall “Eddie” Conway is free at last! A political prisoner actively supported by the Freedom Socialist Party and many others, Conway was framed for killing a Baltimore cop 44 years ago and convicted with no physical evidence. He was arrested shortly after exposing a National Security Agency provocateur in the Panthers… Read more »

La difícil batalla para liberar a Nestora Salgado

abril de 2014

Nestora Salgado es ciudadana naturalizada de los Estados Unidos y líder indígena en su pueblo natal de México, Olinalá, Guerrero. El verano pasado, las autoridades mexicanas la encarcelaron debido a falsos cargos relacionados con su función de líder electa de la policía comunitaria de Olinalá, la cual defiende a la gente contra los violentos carteles… Read more »

The uphill fight to free Nestora Salgado

April 2014

Nestora Salgado is both a naturalized U.S. citizen and an indigenous leader in her Mexican hometown of Olinalá, Guerrero. Last summer, Mexican authorities jailed her on trumped-up charges related to her role as the elected leader of Olinalá’s community police, which defends people against violent drug cartels and corrupt officials. The grass-roots campaign to liberate… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor

June 2014

DROUGHT Water wastage Thanks for the article on the drought in California and the resulting, ever higher food prices in the land of plenty [Food prices, drought, and poverty, Vol. 35, No. 2]. With respect to capitalist-induced climate change, there are three kinds of people in California: the vast majority who suffer its effects, the… Read more »