Tag Archives: Human rights

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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National Anti-Prison Groups Call to Action: December 10th

December 10, 2010 marks the next International Human Rights Day. We have seen the State systematically expand the Prison-Industrial Complex (PIC) as part of its larger efforts to further enrich the elite at the expense of communities and individuals both … Continue reading

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