“Police fear protest riots,” “Fear of violent protests,” Violence fears close stores,” “Help at hand for protest violence” and “Forum chief lashes wild protesters” were among the sensationalist newspaper headlines… Read more »
civil liberties & police
Drew Ridama: “I’m determined to expose the truth”
Drew Ridama is a queer liberationist and progressive educator who recently returned to Melbourne after living in London. After a number of years of focusing on his work as a… Read more »
Maria Mardones: “I don’t want to let go of the rage”
“When I heard about the Seattle protest against the WTO, I knew it was significant. As the protests began moving from country to country, it became clear that coordination of… Read more »
Zero Tolerance for Police Brutality!
In February 1999, New York City police killed Amadou Diallo in a hailstorm of 41 bullets as he reached for his wallet. Diallo’s murder made the special plainclothes squad these… Read more »
Aborigines, feminists, unionists and socialists unite to demand: No New Women’s Prison!
Within days of the last NSW Budget, the No New Women’s Prison (NNWP) Campaign was born. In the Budget Papers, the State Government announced it had set aside $42 million… Read more »
For a mass international united front to free Mumia Abu-Jamal!
On the day Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge set a new execution date for death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, the radical Black writer resolutely declared: “This is just the next stage… Read more »
Dita Sari is free! Mumia Abu Jamal must be free!
The release of Dita is a vindication the continued and uninterrupted struggle of the Indonesian working class. Another is needed: with the deck stacked against him, freedom for Mumia can only be won through massive, irresistible public pressure on his behalf. Now is the time to act!
No justice, No peace Letty Scott: The story of a fighter
Letty Scott is a fighter. Her husband allegedly hung himself at Berrimah Prison in the Northern Territory on 5 July 1985. For the last decade-and-a-half, Letty has used her anger to campaign for the reopening of his case to expose the truth surrounding his death.
Stop the court lynching of freedom fighter Mumia Abu-Jamal!
On October 29, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied the appeal of African American journalist, radical and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal for a new trail, thereby clearing the way for his… Read more »
Political Snooping: Don’t Let Them Get Away With It!
Governments regularly invoke the “public interest” as the reason for increased police budgets and expanded police powers.