04 Feb 2013

Freedom for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, After 40 Years in Solitary Confinement?

Albert Woodfox: Freedom After 40 Years in Solitary? –Supporters of one of the Angola 3 tell The Root why he might be released this time. (The first of two parts) by Katti Gray (This article was originally on January 29, 2013, and is being reprinted here by Angola 3 News

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30 Jan 2013

The Black Panther Party’s Living Legacy –Touring Oakland and Berkeley with Billy X Jennings (Part One)

    (Watch the full-screen, high definition format here.)     The Black Panther Party’s Living Legacy –Touring Oakland and Berkeley with Billy X Jennings (Part One) By Angola 3 News   This month, over twenty students enrolled in the “Dismantling Racism” class offered by St. Catherine University in Minnesota

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03 Jan 2013

Feb. 2: Michigan Journal of Race and Law’s anti-solitary confinement symposium w/ Robert King, John Conyers, James Forman, Jr. and others

  On February 2, 2013, the Michigan Journal of Race and Law is hosting a symposium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, entitled “Inhumane and Ineffective: Solitary Confinement in Michigan and Beyond.” As described by the flyer posted below and the Journal’s website, the all-day event will

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12 Dec 2012

Caged in the USA: Torture in America’s many prisons

    Caged in the USA: Torture in America’s many prisons By Aviva Stahl, Cageprisoners.com (Reprinted by Angola 3 News) Last week, I was lucky enough to be in the audience for a truly remarkable event: a conversation between two men whose lives have been indelibly altered by American’s brutal

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18 Oct 2012

Amnesty International Denounces Torture in California Prisons –An interview with Tessa Murphy

Two weeks after the release of Amnesty International’s new report on the use of prolonged solitary confinement inside California’s ‘Security Housing Units’ (SHUs), entitled “The Edge of Endurance: Conditions in California’s Security Housing Units,” prisoners initiated another hunger strike, with 500 participants statewide. In this new interview, Tessa Murphy speaks

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03 Oct 2012

New Amnesty International Report Urges California Authorities to ‘End Shocking Conditions in Prison Isolation Units’

On the heels of statewide prisoner hunger strikes, Amnesty International has released their new report (view here):   The US state of California must make substantial changes to their prison isolation units and halt the inhuman suffering of thousands of prisoners, Amnesty International said in a new report out today.

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28 Sep 2012

World Premiere of Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal –An interview with filmmakers Noelle Hanrahan and Steve Vittoria

    World Premiere of Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal –An interview with filmmakers Noelle Hanrahan and Steve Vittoria   By Angola 3 News   On October 6, the new documentary film entitled Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal, will be making its world premiere

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06 Sep 2012

Will AB 2530 Unshackle Childbirth in California? –An interview with Tina Reynolds and Vikki Law

A bill opposing the shackling of pregnant prisoners, AB 2530, has been passed unanimously by the California State Legislature and is now on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk, with thirty days to either approve or veto it. Last year, a previous version of this bill was also passed unanimously by the Legislature,

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22 Aug 2012

Do US Prisons Violate European Human Rights Law? –An interview with Hamja Ahsan and Aviva Stahl

Do US Prisons Violate European Human Rights Law? –An interview with Hamja Ahsan and Aviva Stahl   By Angola 3 News On April 10, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued judgement in the case of Babar Ahmad and Others v The United Kingdom, thereby making a landmark

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17 Jul 2012

Wanda Sabir interviews law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell about the Angola 3 and the abuses of solitary confinement in the US

Check out this new interview with Prof Bell about her new law journal article focusing on the Angola 3 and the broader human rights crisis in US prisons. Read the earlier Angola 3 News interview with Prof Bell here. Listen to Wanda Sabir’s new radio interview here . Below is

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