Posts in: civil liberties & police

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor — June 2017

June 2017

AUTOMATION Question on the future I read with great interest Muffy Sunde’s succinct and informative piece “Rise of the robots: Disappearing jobs” [Vol. 38, No. 2]. I’m glad to see the Freedom Socialist tackling the subject of automation, as it’s one that has intrigued and troubled me for some time. One related question that I’d… Read more »

Rasmea Odeh forced to take plea

June 2017

On April 25, over 150 supporters packed the courtroom for Rasmea Odeh, who accepted an agreement that stripped her of U.S. citizenship but allowed her to leave the country without serving additional jail time. The 69-year-old Palestinian activist and her supporters spent the past three and a half years battling the U.S. government’s attempts to… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – October 2017

October 2017

POLITICAL PRISONER Punished with solitary Jaan K. Laaman, long-time anti-imperialist political prisoner, is still locked down in segregation (minimum of 23 hours per day in a 6’×9′ cell). Jaan has been in “segregation” for months simply for issuing two statements, a clear violation of free speech and human rights. He is being threatened with transfer… Read more »

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 »