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New petition for Albert Woodfox launched today by Amnesty International; Please sign!
2014.jpgUrging people to sign the new petition launched today, Jasmine Heiss of Amnesty International USA declares: "Allowing Albert his freedom is the only just and humane action the state can take after decades of holding him in cruel and inhuman conditions. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal must ensure that the state stops standing in the way of Albert's freedom. Tell the Governor: Stop wasting valuable taxpayer resources. Help ensure Albert's release without further delay. It is imperative that justice delayed does not become justice denied. Albert has endured the unthinkable. It is unconscionable to hold him for a single day longer."
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12 Feb 2015 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Police and Prisons : Race
New Issue of Prison Action News Available Now
Prison Action News issue 8.1 was released today by the PAN collective, a volunteer group responsible for printing and distribution of the journal to incarcerated subscribers.
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03 Feb 2015 | Filed under: News / Media : Police and Prisons
Video-Photos: 4-Mile March For Martin Luther King Day -Boston-1/19/2015
4-mile MLK march-boston 1-19-15 download (1).jpgBoston,Mass.-Jan.19, 2015-
Martin Luther King Day:

About a thousand civil rights and anti-police brutality activists marched on MLK Day in Boston.
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21 Jan 2015 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
video/photos/song:Boston Martin Luther King Day speakout 1/17/2015
MLK legacy jobs not war-cropped.jpgBoston Common-Jan. 17, 2015:
The weekly sat. peace vigil at Park St. in Boston held its annual Martin Luther King Day weekend vigil and speakout.
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18 Jan 2015 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Activists Shut Down Interstate Highway 93 North and South During Morning Rush Hour Traffic into Boston
B7ZV0HHCEAErRK2.png:large.pngSomerville/Milton/Boston -- Activists have shut down Interstate 93 Southbound and Northbound during morning rush hour commute into Boston to “disrupt business as usual” and protest police and state violence against Black people.

Two different groups of activists linked their bodies together across the highway in coordinated actions north and south of Boston. This action was in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. This diverse non-Black group of Pan-Asians, Latinos, and white people, some of whom are queer and transgender, took this action to confront white complacency in the systemic oppression of Black people in Boston.
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15 Jan 2015 | Filed under: News / Police and Prisons : Race
video-photos: Boston Protest To Close Guantanamo Prison
guantanamo protest-edited flickr-1-10-2015 boston (2).jpgBoston, Mass.-Jan. 10, 2015:

This weekend, Jan. 11, marks the 13th anniversary of the opening of the US detention/torture facility at Guantanamo. About 20 people braved the cold temperatures to protest at Park St. in Boston, with speakers detailing the torture of prisoners as well as reading statements and poetry by the prisoners themselves.
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11 Jan 2015 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
(A-Radio) Interview with Anarchist Black Cross Belarus on the repression, Ukraine and the refugees
In the context of the recent acute increase in repression in Belarus, the Anarchist Radio Berlin talked to Anarchist Black Cross Belarus about their work, the situation in the neighbouring country of Ukraine and the situation of refugees in Belarus. For security reasons we transcribed the original interview and re-recorded it ourselves.

You'll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes) here:

The length is: 10:53 min.
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11 Jan 2015 | Filed under: Interview / Police and Prisons
Congolese president’s nephew, likely successor to Denis Sassou N’guesso, in shady French political deals
Jean Dominique Okemba, the newphew of the Congolese president, is involved in shady deals in France together with financial institutions from France and PROPARCO, the French investment agency.
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09 Jan 2015 | Filed under: News / Politics
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