28 June, 2020 By Venezuelan Voices On June 25, a campaign was launched by leftist opposition organizations and union activists, as well as popular and human rights organizations, to demand that the Venezuelan government release hundreds of workers who are currently held as political prisoners. The hashtag #LiberenALosTrabajadoresPresos (Free the Working Class Prisoners) was among … Continue reading Campaign for the freedom of working class political prisoners in Venezuela
On May 30, 2020, Sebastián Romero, a worker at General Motors in Rosario and a member of the Unified Socialist Workers Party (PSTU), was arrested in the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. Sebastián has been persecuted politically since December 18, 2017 for having participated with thousands of workers in the mobilization against the pension reform that … Continue reading Free Sebastián Romero and all Political Prisoners!
By Gabriel Silva and Heloisa Yoshioka First published at the Genfangenen Info magazine #424 The origins of prisons in Brazil The context of the beginning of prisons in Brasil was the colonial exploitation based on slavery by the Portuguese, mainly of enslaved workers from Africa, but also of the native population (indigenous). Therefore, until today it’s … Continue reading Notes on Prisons in Brazil
By Robert Cuffy Featured image, of a burning AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C., during protests on May 31, courtesy Evan Vucci/AP Originally Published on Abolition Journal “Knowing my brother is to love my brother. “He’s a gentle giant, he don’t hurt anybody.” – Philonise Floyd. The history of international capitalism is indissolubly bound up with the … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: We Remember George Floyd
Romarilyn Ralston Originally published in OpenDemocracy Authoritarian capitalism and the prison industrial complex is a two-tiered tyrannical system designed to enslave through mass incarceration. Children with incarcerated parents are 6-9 times more likely to become incarcerated themselves. Black children are seven-and-a-half times more likely than White children to have a parent in prison, and Latino … Continue reading Revisiting the Prison Industrial Complex
To: New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) Commissioner Anthony Annucci Campaign created by Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition Originally published on OrganizeFor We strongly support Medical Parole and the Commutation to time served for Jalil Muntaquim. We are confident that his release poses no danger to … Continue reading Support Jalil Muntaqim’s Medical Parole and Commutation of his Sentence
While nine years ago female protesters struggled with violence on the street, female dissidents today face worse consequences in political prisons. This includes the famous human rights lawyer Mahienour El Massry, who has been in and out of prison for the past 15 years. By Yasmin Originally published by The Alliance of Middle Eastern and … Continue reading Gender Violence, Political Activism & Imprisonment in Egypt
By Samuel Chan and Alex Chowon June 8, 2020 Originally published in Lausan Original: 【如何理解 Black Lives Matters？暴動是不被傾聽者的語言】, published in Matters Translators: ah boat, P, LWH This article has been edited for precision and clarity. If you would like to be involved in our translation work, please get in touch here. As white police officer Derrick … Continue reading To Hongkongers: How can we understand ‘Black Lives Matter’?
Building global solidarity is necessary to fight the global conditions of our struggles. By JN Chien and JSon June 18, 2020 Read the article in Chinese. Originally published in Lausan The Sunrise Movement, a youth-led climate organization, had plans to host an exchange with a Hong Kong activist called “Learning From Hong Kong.” The idea … Continue reading We can’t let China apologists stop us from supporting Black Lives Matter