Human Rights

Prisoners’ work strike ongoing

Anyone relying on mainstream media wouldn’t know it, but the US prison system is shaking up right now. Here are some speculative numbers we can share with confidence at this time: At least 29 prisons were affected. We expect this number to rise dramatically as we gather reports. More than 24,000 prisoners missed work. There…

Community Calls for Immediate End to Sheriff Misconduct

As the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors prepares to discuss the county budget next week, Dignity and Power Now has released a report identifying major trends in Sheriff misconduct. “Unchecked and Unsettled” finds Sheriff misconduct over the last four years has cost the county millions in court settlements and legal fees. In 2015 this…

Colombia Peace Process Suffers Setback

Columbian Government and FARC signed a Peace Accord, but Voters Reject It Statement of the Colombia Peace Project on the Peace Accord between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas: After four years of negotiations, the FARC guerrillas and the Colombian government have reached a peace agreement. The Colombia Peace Project endorses the accord; but…

Criminalizing Cop-Watching

Lawmaker Who Pushed Bill to Protect People Filming Police Arrested for Filming Police by Naomi LaChance (from The Intercept) https://theintercept.com/2016/09/30/lawmaker-who-pushed-bill-to-protect-people-filming-police-arrested-for-filming-police/ Sep. 30 2016, 7:45 a.m. An Arkansas State representative who helped pass a state law protecting people who film police was arrested Monday while filming Little Rock police as they put a black man in handcuffs…

Prisoner Labor Strike Nationwide September 9

Nationally Coordinated Prisoner Work Stoppage Sept. 9, 2016 Prisoners from across the United States have released this call to action for a nationally coordinated prisoner labor strike against prison slavery. This is a Call to Action Against Slavery in America In one voice, rising from the cells of long term solitary confinement, echoed in the…

Labor Day March & Rally in Wilmington

Celebrate Labor Day this year at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition’s 37th Annual Labor Solidarity Parade in Wilmington, California. The march starts at Broad and E Streets; assembly starts at 8:00 am and the march departs at 10:00 am. After the march, there will be a rally in Banning Park (PCH at “M”)…

Court Decisions Impact Mumia Abu-Jamal

Court action has potential to re-open Mumia’s criminal conviction! On August 7, Mumia Abu-Jamal filed an appeal based on a U.S. Supreme Court case decided in June. In a startling 5-3 decision (Williams v. the Commonwealth of PA), the U.S. Supreme Court held that former DA and retired Pennsylvania Chief Justice, Ronald D. Castille, violated…

E-Z Law

EZ LAW by Ray Jones Law is not as tough as you thought. Poets, radio personalities, journalists, educators, script writers, song writers, advertising copywriters, professors, librarians, secretaries, or homemakers may find it easier to read and use law to challenge or solve problems than they think. You can find these books in some libraries. A…

MAROON PREVAILS by Mumia Abu-Jamal

MAROON PREVAILS! [col. writ. 7/15/16] ©’16 Mumia Abu-Jamal Russell Maroon Shoatz, a Black Liberation fighter since his youth, after many years of struggle, has prevailed in his action to bar the Pa. Dept. of Corrections (DOC) from ever holding him in isolation again. In a remarkable Settlement bringing an end to the 2-year old “Shoatz…

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