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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
PANcake Breakfast Benefit for Prison Action News!
pancakeflyercolor.jpegBoston Anarchist Black Cross is having a PANcake breakfast benefit to raise money for Prison Action News.
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23 Jun 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Human Rights : Organizing
Abusing Prisoners Decreases Public Safety --An interview with educator, author and ex-con Shawn Griffith
griffith-book.jpgThis new book’s thoughtful analysis and chilling reflections on what author Shawn Griffith experienced while incarcerated is a remarkable illustration of why the US public must listen to the voices of current and former prisoners who have stories that only they can tell.
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24 May 2013 | Filed under: Interview / Human Rights : Media : Politics
Photos/Video-Shut Down Guantanamo Boston Protest
Gitmo 1 boston 5-18-13.jpgBoston Common-May 18, 2013:
Boston human rights activists held a vigil/speakout
as part of international protests to shut down Guantanamo prison; in support of the Guantanamo prisoner hunger strike.
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19 May 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
9/11, the Marathon Bombing, and the Security-Industrial Complex
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent manhunt and shootout, speculation has been rife about the attack being a "false flag operation", that is, a terrorist attack arranged by government agents for the purpose of scapegoating a particular group or nation, an example being the Reichstag fire. It's certainly not impossible. A government willing to commit similar atrocities on a daily basis by means of drone attacks in Pakistan is hardly above suspicion just because this attack occurred on US soil.

The conspiracy theorists are missing a more important point, however. Even if Tamerlan Tsarnaev wasn't secretly working for the CIA, the Marathon attack did a huge favor for the US security-industrial complex.
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05 May 2013 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights : Politics : War and Militarism
May Day Funeral March Lays Capitalism to Rest
100_1122.JPGFor the second May Day in a row anarchist organizers in Boston held a mock funeral march for capitalism downtown. Featuring puppets of various sizes, "mourners", a coffin, and a marching band, the march was meant to point out the moral and financial bankruptcy of the capitalist system.

Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtcHz3g71VA
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02 May 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor
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