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Herman Wallace, free after 41 years in solitary, dies

One of the "Angola 3" political prisoners, Herman Wallace, who spent 41 years in solitary confinement, was released from the Louisiana prison this week and tragically died three days later.

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“Free the Cuban Five” is heard in Maine

Members of the 23-year old organization Let Cuba Live recently established what they call the Maine Campaign to Free the Cuban Five.

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End of prisoners' hunger strike marks new phase in struggle

In a dramatic announcement Sept. 5, leaders of the nine-week-long hunger strike by California prison inmates said they are suspending their strike.

 

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Calif. prison hunger strike nears two-month mark

The strikers' core demands include ending long-term solitary confinement and group punishment, and offering SHU inmates more constructive programs and activities.

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Manning gets 35 years, will seek White House pardon

A military judge sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.

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California prisoners’ hunger strike enters seventh week

As a hunger strike by California prison inmates entered its seventh week Aug. 19, authorities said some 130 inmates in six prisons are refusing meals.

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Obama charts progressive course for America

Looking out at a sea of humanity, Obama delivered what is widely being described as a progressive call to action based on the theme that the nation is stronger when people act together.

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Human Rights Day demand: tax rich, jobs not cuts

She stood silhouetted against the backdrop of a holiday-lit City Hall. But she wasn't speaking of holiday celebrations.

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Petition drive seeks freedom for Oscar Lopez Rivera

Supporters of Oscar Lopez Rivera have kicked off a petition drive asking President Barack Obama to grant clemency to the Puerto Rican independentista,

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VIDEO Depicted as gorilla, African American doctor sues UCLA for racism

A respected African American faculty surgeon filed a racial discrimination suit against the UCLA Medical Center and UC Regents after they refused to take action on blatant acts of racism.

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