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Immigrant Prisoners Organize for Improvements at South Bay, Threaten Hunger Strike
Reposted from Cradle of Liberty. Forty detainees at Suffolk County House of Corrections (South Bay) in South Boston called off a hunger strike planned for Thursday, September 26, after prison officials agreed to negotiate over poor health conditions, among other issues. On Tuesday, prisoners delivered a letter to the prison administration demanding officials “improve food safety,[...]equalize access to programs and services,[...]and support visitation rights,” according to a press release from supporters.
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01 Oct 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Police and Prisons
Community Advisory: FBI Sharpens Scrutiny of Arabs in US
September 12, 2013 — Earlier this month, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) issued a Community Advisory following a New York Times article entitled, “F.B.I. Sharpens Scrutiny of Syrians in U.S.”. The article revealed that the FBI was increasing surveillance of Syrians inside the United States.

Over the course of the past week, ADC has received numerous phone calls and reports from community members who have been approached by the FBI for questioning. Many of the calls came from community members who are not of Syrian decent, indicating that the FBI has expanded its scrutiny to include other Arab and Muslim Americans.
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22 Sep 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Police and Prisons
Gay Nazis for Jesus Invade Witch City
We wish we were kidding, but no. White-supremacist gay folk musician Douglas Pearce is touring the East Coast with his band Death in June. They're stopping in Salem of all places. At the Old Town Hall no less, a venue managed by fundamentalist Christian "liberal arts" school Gordon College.

The show is scheduled for Thursday, September 19. More information about Pearce and Death in June can be found at http://libcom.org/library/death-in-june-a-nazi-band

UPDATE 9/14: CBS reports that the show has been canceled. Nice work everyone!

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/09/13/salem-police-to-beef-up-patrols-fo/
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11 Sep 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : Race
International Anti Fascist Conference, Athens, Greece, October 5-6
Anti-fascist organizers call an international conference to address escalating violence by neo-Nazi groups such as Greece's Golden Dawn
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10 Sep 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International
Photos/Video-Boston Solidarity With 50th Anniv. of Martin Luther King 1963 March on Washington
mlk anniv boston 8-28-13 7.jpgBoston Common-Aug. 28, 2013:
Rally to carry on MLK's Dream of social justice-on the 50th anniv. of Martin Luther King's March for Jobs and Freedom.
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30 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Prison Action News 6.2 Now Available
Boston Anarchist Black Cross is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue of Prison Action News. PAN is a biannual journal of prison resistance from the inside.
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02 Aug 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Human Rights : Organizing : Race
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
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