Chris Hedges: The Call

By Chris Hedges, Scheer Post. -

On September 5, 2013, I pulled my old Volvo wagon—a bumper sticker reading “This is the Rebel Base” stuck on the back by my wife, a Star Wars fan—into the parking lot at East Jersey State Prison [...]

Drone Whistleblower Thrown In Pen With Terrorists

By John Kiriakou, Consortium News. -

Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale was sent on Sunday to the notorious Communications Management Unit (CMU) at the maximum-security U.S. Penitentiary (USP) at Marion, Illinois to serve a 45-month [...]

Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee Prepares For Demonstrations

By Elise Brehob, Industrial Worker. -

As 2021 comes to a close, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee is collaborating closely with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak as they organize collective actions inside prisons and jails from [...]

Deepening The Resistance To Police Terror

By the Black is Back Coalition. -

The Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations is holding its annual rally, March on the White House and conference on November 6 and 7, 2021. It is part of the continuous [...]

Activists Call For End To ‘Death By Incarceration’

By Betsey Piette, Workers World. -

The activists held a press conference and rally in Philadelphia Sept. 30 to promote SB835, introduced by a bipartisan group of legislators. If passed, the state bill would offer geriatric and [...]

US Government’s Lies About Prison Uprising Fueled Lingering Mistrust

By Bruce C.t. Wright, NewsOne. -

The rebellion began 50 years ago on Sept. 9, 1971, when prisoners took over the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York after years of complaints about the conditions in [...]

Black August, Letter Writing And The ‘Harm Reduction’ Administration

By Erica Caines, Hood Communist. -

There are four major components in the yearly commemorations of Black August: study, fast, train, and fight. People are encouraged to study the works and words of former and current political and [...]

Midwest Connections: A Regional Fight For Abolition

By Niko Georgiades, Unicorn Riot. -

A wave of prison abolition actions and demands have swept the United States every August since 1979 from inside the walls to outside. New groups in the Midwest such as Abolition Is a Practice and [...]

Lawmakers Are ‘Horrified’ And Calling For Action On Prison Abuse

Lawmakers and advocates are calling for outside oversight of the Illinois Department of Corrections after a WBEZ investigation revealed a pattern of alleged beatings by guards in an area of [...]

Perverted Prison Justice

By John Kiriakou, Consortium News. -

There are common ways in which the prisoner is stymied in his attempt to file a complaint.  The filing of every form is time sensitive.  So the warden and others will withhold their responses, [...]

Mass Incarceration Has Worsened The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Eric Reinhart, Jacobin Magazine. -

A massive pandemic risk factor has been hiding in plain sight across the United States, growing exponentially in scale over the last four decades with the support of trillions of dollars spent by [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Governor Orders Independent Investigation Into Kevin Cooper Case

By Robert Scheer, -

Three hours and 42 minutes. That’s how close Kevin Cooper came in 2004 to being murdered by the state, strapped down to a gurney, and poisoned via lethal injection. He had been placed in what he [...]

Call For President Biden To Close Prison At Guantanamo Bay

By Andy Worthington, Close Guantanamo. -

In a recent op-ed for The Hill, Anthony Lake, national security adviser to President Clinton from 1993 to 1997, and our co-founder Tom Wilner, who was counsel of record to Guantánamo detainees in [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: State Running Scared, Trying To Make Sure He Dies In Prison

By Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. -

Ann Garrison: Mumia has finally had the open-heart surgery that his team and his wife had such a hard time getting any information about beforehand. Johanna Fernandez: That’s correct. But [...]

US Has No Moral Standing To Criticize Russia Or China

By Dave Lindorff, Counterpunch. -

The first and most urgent is Mumia Abu-Jamal,  ones a leading Black journalist in  Philadelphia who was convicted in 1982 of the killing of a white Philadelphia police officer in a  trial marked [...]