Monthly Archives: December 2010

Obama Weighs In on Michael Vick

          One way for a formerly incarcerated Black man in America to be dinner table talk at the White House is to be in the running for NFL MVP.  Most Black men who are released from … Continue reading

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Ohio Prisoners to Begin Hunger Strike!

  Siddique Abdullah Hasan, Bomani Shakur (Keith LaMar), Jason Robb and Namir Mateen (James Were) will start a hunger strike on Monday Jan. 3 to protest their 23-hour a day lock down for nearly 18 years.  These four death-sentenced prisoners … Continue reading

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God Speaketh: “Thou Shalt Legalize It!”

The 700 Club, a Christian talk show program hosted by staunch conservative Pat Robertson, is not the place you’d expect to find sympathy for the marijuana-legalization movement. But that’s exactly what happened this week when Robertson started talking about the … Continue reading

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Community Coalition Enters Georgia Prison!

Our friends at Black Agenda Report are the first to break the amazing story of community members meeting with Georgia’s Corrections officials and being given access to the Inside of a prison. As one Unprison activist clearly states: “We understand … Continue reading

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Sign the Petition of Solidarity with Georgia Prisoners

A Moment for Movement-Building: Statement of Solidarity with Georgia Prisoner Strike Sign the Petition Now! On December 9, 2010, thousands of prisoners in at least six Georgia state prisons initiated the largest prisoner strike in U.S. history, uniting across racial … Continue reading

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Looking For a Unified Labor Movement? Go to Georgia’s Prisons.

On December 9, 2010, thousands of Georgia prisoners refused to work, and stopped all other activities to remain in their cells in a peaceful, one-day protest for their human rights. The December 9 Strike is likely the biggest prisoner protest … Continue reading

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Free The Cuban 5! on International Human Rights Day

Delegates from Latin America and Europe who were present at the VI International Colloquium for the Freedom of the 5 Heroes and Against Terrorism, in Holguin, proposed to put in place an immediate plan of action for December 10, International … Continue reading

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