03 Dec 2011

Anti-Solitary Confinement Petition by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture

    A new petition calling for the abolition of prolonged solitary confinement in US prisons was launched this week by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. Please help to spread the word however you can and take a moment to sign the petition here. Opposition to the use of

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18 Oct 2011

“We Called Ourselves the Children of Malcolm” –An interview with Billy X Jennings of It’s About Time BPP

“We Called Ourselves the Children of Malcolm” –An interview with Billy X Jennings of It’s About Time BPP Video by Angola 3 News This year marks the 45th year since the Black Panther Party was co-founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland. It’s About Time BPP is

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08 Oct 2011

CCWP: 15 Years of Giving Voice to Women and Transgender Prisoners

15 Years of Giving Voice to Women and Transgender Prisoners in California –An interview with Diana Block, Pam Faden, and Dierdre Wilson of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners By Angola 3 News On Sept. 26, the statewide prisoner hunger strike resumed after a postponement of almost two months to

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27 Sep 2011

Filming the Inspiring Life of Eddy Zheng, a Bay Area Community Leader Facing Deportation

Filming the Inspiring Life of Eddy Zheng, a Bay Area Community Leader Facing Deportation –An interview with Ben Wang By Angola 3 News (First published at Alternet) Watch the video interview here. Ben Wang is the Director/Producer of the upcoming documentary film Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story. The film’s website

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10 Aug 2011

California Prison Crisis Sparks Statewide Hunger Strike –An interview with Isaac Ontiveros of Critical Resistance

(ABOVE: Protest at CDCR headquarters in Sacramento on July 25, photo by Indybay.org) California Prison Crisis Sparks Statewide Hunger Strike –An interview with Isaac Ontiveros of Critical Resistance By Angola 3 News On July 20, hunger strikers at California’s infamous Supermax, Pelican Bay State Prison Secure Housing Unit (PBSP-SHU), declared

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30 Jul 2011

Showdown at Angola: God’s Warden Vs. Veteran Muckraker

(Illustration of Burl Cain by Jack Unruh, Mother Jones) Mother Jones writer James Ridgeway has written a new article about his recent visit to Angola Prison and his many failed attempts to interview Warden Burl Cain. While published in the July/August issue of Mother Jones, it has just been released

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10 Jun 2011

Amnesty International Launches Global Angola 3 Campaign

TAKE ACTION HERE! This week Amnesty International launched a global campaign calling for the authorities in the United States to end the solitary confinement of Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox. They state that “the treatment to which the two men have been subjected was ‘cruel and inhumane’ and amounted to

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11 May 2011

The Real Cost of Prisons –An interview with Lois Ahrens

The Real Cost of Prisons –An interview with Lois Ahrens By Angola 3 News Lois Ahrens is the Founder/Director of The Real Cost of Prisons Project (RCPP) and has been an activist/organizer for more than 40 years. First started in 2001, RCPP brings together justice activists, artists, justice policy researchers

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05 May 2011

Troy Davis Execution Date Expected Anytime –An interview with Laura Moye of Amnesty Intl.

Laura Moye is director of the Amnesty International USA Death Penalty Abolition Campaign. Moye talks about Troy Davis, an African American on death row for over 19 years. Following a recent US Supreme Court ruling, his execution date is expected to be scheduled any day now. We must act to stop it!

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13 Apr 2011

SOUL ON FIRE –Online play portrays Herman Wallace of the Angola 3

Activist, writer, and actress Linda Carmichael explains that she “first wrote the play SOUL ON FIRE about seven years ago, and has had several staged readings performed since, including one Off Broadway. I had been corresponding with Herman and he knew I was an actress and suggested I write a

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