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Opening the Box: Sarah Shourd on Herman Wallace, California Hunger Strikers and the Horror of Solitary Confinement
Herman Wallace has been transferred out of solitary confinement, as Louisiana’s Hunt prison reduced his classification from maximum to medium security. Herman is now staying at the prison hospital in a 10-bunk dorm, with access to a day room, and does not have to wear leg irons anymore. While celebrating the more human conditions, Herman and the International Coalition to Free the Angola 3 emphasize that the transfer from solitary is not enough. They are asking folks to continue supporting Amnesty International’s call for humane release. The Angola 3’s Robert H. King, himself released in 2001 after 29 years in solitary confinement, says, “The wind is at our back and with your continued help our objective will be realized - freedom is in sight.”
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20 Jul 2013 | Filed under: Interview / Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics : Race
Dr. Tarek Mehanna's Appeal Hearing for Oral Arguments Tuesday July 30th at 9 AM!
Pack the Courthouse!

Tuesday July 30 at 9 AM (please come early)
Moakley Federal Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA

Fifteen months ago, Tarek Mehanna stood at his sentencing hearing in front
of Judge O’Toole, the US Attorneys that had prosecuted him, the media, and
a room overflowing with supporters, and gave an inspiring, historic speech
about the struggle of oppressed people and the right to self defense. He
was sentenced that day to 17 1/2 years in prison.
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16 Jul 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Human Rights : Race
Take action w/ Amnesty Intl: Compassionate Release for Herman Wallace of the Angola 3!
In response to the tragic news that Herman Wallace is terminally ill with cancer, Amnesty International has launched a campaign calling for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to immediately release Herman on humanitarian grounds. "After decades of cruel conditions and a conviction that continues to be challenged by the courts, he should be released immediately to his family so that he can be cared for humanely during his last months," says Tessa Murphy, USA campaigner, about Herman Wallace.
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14 Jul 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Politics : Race
Harvard Union Protests Racist Layoffs at Commencement
IMG_0045.JPGMembers of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers marched at Harvard commencement to protest the racist layoffs of three of their members.
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31 May 2013 | Filed under: News / Education : Labor : Race
Author Nancy Kurshan: Strategizing to Defeat Control Unit Prisons and Solitary Confinement
Author and longtime activist Nancy Kurshan’s new book, entitled Out of Control: A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons, has just been released by the Freedom Archives. Kurshan’s book documents the work of The Committee to End the Marion Lockdown (CEML), which she co-founded in 1985.
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16 Feb 2013 | Filed under: Interview / Human Rights : Organizing : Race : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
Freedom for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, After 40 Years in Solitary Confinement?
herman-wallace-albert-woodfox-2002.jpgAfter four decades of solitary confinement in the nation's most populated maximum-security prison -- and one of its most historically brutal -- a member of the internationally known "Angola 3" has reasonable cause to expect that he will soon be released, his attorneys and supporters say. The request to set free Albert Woodfox, 65, is being heard by the same federal judge who in 2008 ordered that Woodfox be released, a ruling that Louisiana prosecutors successfully appealed and blocked.
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05 Feb 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
Janitors, Community Leaders Gather for Strike-prompted Civil Disobedience Training
Activists practice street blockades.JPGWith only days remaining until the contract covering 14,000 New England janitors expires, community, labor and student allies joined affected workers at Copley Square this week for hands-on coaching in non-violent protest and arrest protocol.
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29 Sep 2012 | Filed under: News / Gentrification : Human Rights : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
No Room for Wishing, a documentary play about Occupy Boston
No Room For Wishing Image.jpegLocal theatre artist Danny Bryck performs his one-man documentary play "No Room for Wishing," chronicling the story of the occupation of Dewey Square, using the exact words of the people involved. Co-produced by Company One and Central Square Theater, playing at the Boston Center for the Arts this weekend and Central Square Theater 9/30-10/9.
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23 Sep 2012 | Filed under: Announcement / Education : Environment : Gender : Globalization : Human Rights : Labor : Media : Occupy Boston : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
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