Tag Archives: Human rights

65 Million “Need Not Apply” – Is it Time for Boycotts?

A report released yesterday by National Employment Law Project (NELP) confirms that many companies are instituting blanket bans on hiring people with criminal records, including those with misdemeanors.  Creating what is an public safety issue and, if reforms are not … Continue reading

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Georgia D.O.C. Wages Retaliation Campaign In Wake of 2010 Strike

  Correspondence between Atlanta Attorney Mario Williams of Williams Oinonen LLC, (representing several brutalized inmates) and the Georgia Department of Corrections, along with documents from Open Records Requests, reveal disturbing patterns and unanswered questions as to the DOC’s actions and … Continue reading

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Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People’s Movement Arises!

Alabama represents the answer to a clarion call.  This is a call that speaks to us in our own voice; clear, loud and urgent.  A voice that speaks to our identity and emanates from the soul, ringing true both in … Continue reading

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SUSAN ROSENBERG’S 16 YEARS AS A POLITICAL PRISONER COME TO LIGHT IN NEW MEMOIR

An AMERICAN RADICAL: Political Prisoner in My Own Country to be published March 1, 2011 It didn’t take me long to get to know Susan.  We could do the convict’s shorthand considering we both spent our most formative years in … Continue reading

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Prison Labor Unions in America: What North Carolina Taught Us.

With the development of the Georgia prisoners’ labor strike, there is renewed interest in the labor movement behind the walls of prison and the rights of the incarcerated to organize.  A jailhouse lawyer like me always wants to know the … Continue reading

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Death Threats On Jailhouse Lawyer in PA. Take Action!

The Human Rights Coalition-Fed Up! has received reports that Andre Jacobs, a Pennsylvania state prisoner in solitary confinement, has been physically abused, issued death threats, denied medical treatment, called racial slurs, and had his legal property illegally withheld and confiscated … 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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The American Prisoner and the International Human Rights Day Dilemma

Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE) will call attention to International Human Rights Day, by sending cards to hundreds of prisoners at the Adult Correctional Institutions and around the country.  On Thursday, December 2nd, the Behind the Walls Prison … Continue reading

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