By his 70th birthday in 2013, Russell Maroon Shoatz had spent nearly 30 years in extreme solitary confinement. A prisoner in Pennsylvania’s Restricted Housing Unit (RHU), Shoatz spent 23 hours each day confined to a 7-by-12-foot cell. He ate all his meals alone inside that cell. He slept under lights that were never turned off.
Albert Woodfox, the last remaining member of the Angola 3 still behind bars, was released from prison 43 years and 10 months after he was first put in a 6x9 foot solitary cell for a crime he did not commit.
“Human Rights” in the Arab World: the Instruments of War, a Test Case for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
by Lana Habash
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Hugo...although we never met in the flesh, for over four decades i've known who YOU are :The fearless and tireless Warrior...
one who dedicated and gave his ALL in the struggle for a better life for our People---
a better world. i've always envisioned you as an unmovable Mountain.
- It was with true sadness that , on August 13th, I received the news that legendary California prison activist Hugo Pinell, was killed in a California prison. This is Jaan Laaman, your political prisoner voice and let me share a few thoughts about the life and death of this extraordinary man.
Black August -- Hiroshima - 70 years later and the bomb still burns --Well hi folks. I thought I'd send a little thought out about nuclear bombs, past and present; about Black Lives Matter, past and ongoing, about the horror of it all as we remember the crimes of u.s. imperialism.
"... on relativity, cecil, the lion with the black mane. killed because of the increased value his black mane demanded.for his gene pool and for the trophy hunters. lots of folks very upset at his demise. me too. freddie grey's dead. killed because his black skin determined that, in america he had less value, to the powers that be in this racist system. cecils dead. but keep it in perspective.