On World Press Freedom Day, the United States State Department abandoned its policy of not commenting on the case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and essentially backed the prosecution against him.
While US officials condemn certain countries for oppressing journalists on World Press Freedom Day, they still are prosecuting Julian Assange.
he media and political establishment’s myth of Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg as the “good leaker” will outlive Ellsberg.
Mark Stewart made several contributions to the canon of protest music as part of the pioneering UK
post-punk band The Pop Group, his solo work, and various other projects. He died on
April 19, 2023, at the age of 62, and no cause of death was immediately shared.
A judge in North Carolina found two journalists with the Asheville Blade guilty of “trespassing” on Christmas in 2021 when they stayed in a public park to cover Asheville police as officers evicted a homeless encampment.
British police invoked a terrorism law in the United Kingdom to question and later arrest a French publisher over his alleged involvement in protests in France.
Dawn Ray’d is a UK anarchist black metal band that draws from the folk traditions of rebel music. On their latest album “To Know The Light,” the trio conveys a rousing anti-fascist message that balances the bleakness that black metal is known for with a sense of optimism.
Among those who endured the horrors of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children was 73-year-old acclaimed visual artist and avant-garde musician Lonnie Holley, who was arrested when he was 11.
Stella Assange and Kevin Gosztola join Stefania Maurizi for a live panel discussion of the surveillance, monitoring, and control that has oppressed Julian Assange and WikiLeaks for more than 10 years.
Incarcerated Georgians and their loved ones have struggled to stay in touch after the Georgia Department of Corrections began switching communications services from JPay to Securus, as the former merges its systems with the latter.
Supporters of Native American activist Leonard Peltier rallied in Washington, D.C. to demand President Biden grant clemency to the long-held prisoner.
Success Stories helps incarcerated men discover how to live more fully by rejecting patriarchal values and toxic masculinity.
At Washington’s Stafford Creek Corrections Center, a group of incarcerated organizers have built community with local youths to fight for sentencing reforms, grappling with what it means to organize through an abolitionist lens from inside.
Three drugs are approved by the FDA for opioid use disorder yet are treated as dangerous contraband in most jails and prisons. (NC Dept of Public Safety on Flickr)
The skills and experience drug-user organizers have built over decades are increasingly relevant for grave new contexts.
People incarcerated in Riverside County jails engage in many forms of resistance against repression, from hunger strikes to lawsuits and beyond.
In 2020, Empowerment Avenue launched as a collaborative writing program to connect incarcerated writers with outside journalists and editors.
Since COVID-19 wreaked havoc inside California’s prisons, conditions that helped the virus spread have been left unaddressed.