19 Feb 2015

VIDEO: Citing ’43 Years of Injustice,’ Amnesty International interviews UN Special Rapporteur Juan Mendez about Albert Woodfox

Sign the new Amnesty petition to Gov. Jindal! Amnesty International has just released a new video entitled “Free Albert Woodfox: 43 Years of Injustice,” (on You Tube and Facebook) featuring an interview with Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

07 Feb 2015

Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 applies for bail with expedited review –Freedom is around the corner

On Friday, Feb. 6,  Albert Woodfox’s legal team submitted an application to US District Court Judge James A. Brady for release on bail with expedited review (View the court filing here). This month marks 2 years since Albert’s conviction was overturned for a third time based on a finding of

03 Feb 2015

Good News for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3! 5th Circuit Rejects AG Caldwell’s Request for En Banc Hearing

Today the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the unanimous decision of their own three judge panel and denied Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s request for an “en banc” rehearing of Albert’s case.  This was the State’s last shot to reinstate Albert’s third overturned conviction through the US Court of

16 Jan 2015

To Angola 3 Supporters, Help Stop LA Gov Jindal From Speaking at House of Commons, London

To all A3 supporters, please pick up the telephone and make 2 calls now. Governor Bobby Jindal will be in London on Monday speaking at the House of Commons about democracy and human rights whilst the state of Louisiana impedes justice for Albert. He has been invited by Damian Collins

15 Jan 2015

Angola 3’s Robert King in Sweden with Amnesty Intl. for the release of a new song and music video about Albert Woodfox by Meja

  Robert King of the Angola 3 is currently in Sweden supporting Amnesty International’s ongoing campaign seeking justice for Albert Woodfox through the launch of a new song called Yellow Ribbon, written by the Swedish artist, Meja, as well as an accompanying music video (view Amnesty’s press release here.) Released

09 Jan 2015

Humanist Sociologists Vote to Support the Release of Black Panther Activist Albert Woodfox (of the Angola 3)

Featured below is the full text of a public statement just released by the Association for Humanist Sociology. For more information, contact: Kathleen Fitzgerald, AHS President, fitzy88so@gmail.com or Rebecca Hensley, AHS Secretary, luv2lurn@earthlink.net. The AHS website is www.ahssociology.org.     Humanist Sociologists Vote to Support the Release of Black Panther

09 Dec 2014

Albert Woodfox Has Been Denied Contact Visits for Almost 2 Years; Please take action!

(PHOTO: Albert Woodfox, left, embraces Herman Wallace, right)   Action alert written by the International Coalition to Free the Angola 3   In Homer Louisiana, Albert Woodfox remains in his cell – 42 years in solitary and held under increasingly severe restrictions. From the unnecessary and extensive use of the

22 Nov 2014

“Barbaric Beyond Measure,” NY Times Editorial on Albert Woodfox’s Four Decades in Solitary Confinement

Thanks to all the FDL readers that have supported the A3 in recent years! Responding to the Nov. 20 ruling buy the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirming Albert Woodfox’s third overturned conviction, the New York Times has written a scathing editorial condemning the treatment of Albert Woodfox

20 Nov 2014

Albert Woodfox’s Overturned Conviction Upheld in Unanimous Fifth Circuit Decision

We are thrilled and honored to announce that just hours ago, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Brady’s 2013 ruling overturning Albert’s conviction for a third time in a 3-0, unanimous decision (view a PDF of the official court ruling here). Though the courts have finally ruled in

06 Sep 2014

Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panther Party –An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell

Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panther Party –An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell By Angola 3 News This past July, students from Northwestern University’s Medill Justice Project visited the infamous Louisiana State Prison known as Angola. While there, students landed an impromptu interview with Warden Burl Cain, where