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22 Jul 2011

Notes on Civil Liberties for July 22

Here’s today’s blog for the latest news and updates on civil liberties and digital freedom issues. If you have any news tips and would like to contact me, email kevin.gosztola@shadowproof.wpengine.com. Obama Justice Department continues to rack up victories that come down against Guantanamo detainees’ efforts to be released. DC Circuit

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22 Jul 2011

Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike Ends: Prison Strike Leaders Declare It a ‘Success’

More than three weeks later and after building up great support from activists, academics, celebrities and others in the US and around the world, the leaders of the prison hunger strike in the Pelican Bay supermax prison have brought an end to their strike and have begun to eat again. They emphasize that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has given them a few good-faith token gestures and that the end of this strike is entirely conditioned on achieving the long-term policy changes that they have demanded.

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22 Jul 2011

Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike Ends: Prison Strike Leaders Declare It a ‘Success’

(update below) More than three weeks later and after building up great support from activists, academics, celebrities and others in the US and around the world, the leaders of the prison hunger strike in  the Pelican Bay supermax prison have brought an end to their strike and have begun to

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