“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 »
civil liberties & police
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 »
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 »
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!
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.
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 »
Governments regularly invoke the “public interest” as the reason for increased police budgets and expanded police powers.
George Drinken died at the Port Phillip Prison in Laverton North, Victoria on 30 October 1997. The death at Port Phillip brings the total of deaths in custody in private… Read more »
Elizabeth Hoffman, is chair of the Yorta Yorta Clans Group. She shared insights into the hidden history of the Indigenous peoples of the continent’s south-east. Like so many other such histories, it is about the murderous onslaught of the white invaders and of the struggle of the people to survive.