Death Can be a Slow Traveler: Peltier, Mumia and Rap Brown

While movements such as the Black Panther Party, the BLA, AIM and MOVE still resonate among some in a new generation of activists, many of their former members, now riddled with poor health and buried in prison, have been all but lost to the passage of time.

When the history of our times is recorded, any volume on domestic political prisoners must, per force, begin with the legendary ones of conscience. To these icons of principle, determination and courage we owe much. It is, after all, not by mere default that they risked, and often paid, all to demand the gale of change sweep away generations of

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Cuba Asserts Its Right To Protect US Political Prisoners

President Donald Trump demanded that Cuba returns so-called U.S. “criminals” to the country as a precondition for the resumption of neighborly relations between the long-time foes.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parilla addresses the media during a news conference in Vienna, Austria, June 19, 2017. (AP/Ronald Zak)

Cuba defended its sovereign right to grant protection and asylum to U.S. dissidents, civil rights fighters and persecuted persons, rebuffing the demand of U.S. President Donald Trump that the Caribbean nation returns so-called U.S. "criminals" to the country as a precondition for the resumption of neighborly relations between the long-time

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Despite Israeli Retaliation, Support For 1,500 Palestinian Hunger Strikers Grows

Palestinians who are facing degrading treatment in Israeli prisons are continuing a hunger strike they began in April, with Israeli authorities subjecting the strikers to a range of retaliatory punishments. However, support for the strikers is growing internationally.

Protesters gather under a banner with a picture of jailed Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti during a rally supporting Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, who have been on an open-ended hunger strike in the West Bank city of Ramallah, May 3, 2017. The prisoners launched the protest to press for better conditions, including family visits. The International Committee of the Red Cross issued a rare statement, urging Israeli authorities to stop what it called the "systematic suspension" of family visits for the hunger strikers. (AP/Nasser Nasser)

ISRAEL -- Over 1,500 Palestinian prisoners detained in Israeli prisons announced the beginning of a massive hunger strike on “Palestinian Prisoners’ Day,” an annual April event held in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners. The strike was inspired by the bleak conditions that prisoners face inside the prisons, as they have few other

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Why Ross Ulbricht Is A Political Prisoner, An Exclusive Interview With His Mother

“This was a political statement. It was an endorsement of their drug war. And the drug war is a failure,” Lyn Ulbricht, mother of Ross Ulbricht, tells MintPress News.

Supporters of Ross William Ulbricht hold signs during the jury selection for his trial

NEW YORK --- Lyn Ulbricht has become figure known to tens of thousands of people around the world. She’s well-known member of the American Libertarian movement, and a fixture in the bitcoin and “Crypto-Anarchist” worlds. She’s also the mother of Ross Ulbricht, the convicted founder of the Silk Road online black-marketplace, and the administrator

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230 Egyptian Activists, Including Ahmed Douma, Get Life Sentences

Douma becomes the latest leader from the Tahrir Square uprising to face charges. All were charged with staging “riots.”

An Egyptian court sentenced prominent activist Ahmed Douma along with 229 other anti-Mubarak activists to life in prison on Wednesday after the court held hearings for 269 people connected to “the cabinet headquarters events” of December 2011, judicial sources said. Douma and 268 others were accused of staging “riots” outside central Cairo's

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Journalist Barrett Brown Sentenced To 63 Months In Prison; Read His Speech Here

As Barrett Brown joins the ranks of America’s other political prisoners, the American people need to review his words and ask themselves if this is actually the government they want.

(ANTIMEDIA) Persecuted journalist Barrett Brown plans to use his opportunity to address the court at his sentencing to continue to defend his colleagues that are also being persecuted. The government extorted a guilty plea from him by threatening 105 years in prison: he’s currently facing around eight. All indications are that he signed a

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