Posts in: political prisoners

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 »

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 »

“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 »

En apoyo a la periodista Guadalupe Lizárraga

23 de diciembre 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 Estimado Procurador General Cervantes Andrade, Nosotros, las organizaciones e individuos firmantes, le escribimos para expresarle nuestra preocupación por el reciente hostigamiento por agentes de su dependencia contra la Sra…. Read more »

Chelsea Manning and Oscar López Rivera to be free

January 2017

In a wonderful development, outgoing President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning and Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera. They are both due to be released on May 17. These terrific victories can’t compensate for Obama’s record as a top persecutor of whistleblowers, nor for the unjust sentences and… Read more »