political prisoners

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 »


June 2014

Good news — on March 31, all federal charges against Nestora Salgado were dismissed! Needed next: get the state charges dropped. Supporters continue to campaign for her freedom. For the latest news and to get involved, go to FreeNestora.org.

Crece el movimiento por Nestora Salgado y prisioneros políticos mexicanos

octubre de 2014

Con motivo del primer aniversario de la detención de Nestora Salgado, se celebraron inspiradoras protestas el 21 de agosto de este año en México, en el resto de América Latina, en Australia y en Estados Unidos. Cientos de personas salieron a exigir la libertad de Salgado y otros presos políticos que llenan las cárceles de… Read more »

Rasmea Odeh conviction part of US “war on dissent”

December 2014

The U.S. government has waged a “War on Terror” since 9/11. Actually it’s a war on dissent — one that includes systematically trying to silence, intimidate and criminalize those who speak out for Palestinian rights. The latest target is Rasmea Odeh, a 67-year-old Palestinian-American and award-winning activist for women’s rights. In November she was convicted… Read more »

Outrage at government massacre of student activists erupts throughout Mexico

December 2014

There is a terrible permanence of repression in Mexico. On Oct. 2, 1968, federal police opened fire on student demonstrators in the Tlatelolco district of Mexico City. They killed an unknown number — between 300 and thousands — injured many more, and arrested over 1,300. This year, students of the rural teachers college in Ayotzinapa,… Read more »