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 »
An excerpt from the book 100 Years of Labor in the USA by Daniel Guérin.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Readers respond to articles on … fracking and earthquakes; the U.S. dollar; and healthcare. Also: notes on a farewell event for Rasmea Odeh, and a call to release human rights activists in Turkey. Plus: Freedom Socialist fund drive success.
1946 GEORGIA: A JIM CROW EXECUTION Family fights for long-denied justice Editor’s note: The family of James Lee Allen asked for help in getting a posthumous pardon for Allen from the state of Georgia. In 1946 Allen, a Black teen, was executed. He was 14 years old when he “confessed” to the crime of raping… Read more »
On Sept. 9 prison inmates across the U.S. began a unprecedented nationwide labor strike to end slave labor in jails and prisons. This date commemorates the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, when a thousand prisoners seized control of the notorious New York prison and demanded political rights and better living conditions. After four days… Read more »
LUMMI TRIBE WINS Complex coal issue handled well I was delighted when I opened the recent mailing from Freedom Socialist and came across Lois Danks’ article [“A big win for Indian treaty rights: Lummi tribe stops North America’s largest proposed coal port,” Vol. 37, No. 4]. While I am not Lummi (I am Aleut), I… Read more »