Posted by copwatch | Sat, 02/11/2012 - 11:16pm story
My Guantánamo Nightmare by LAKHDAR BOUMEDIENE Jan 7, 2012
On Wednesday, America’s detention camp at Guantánamo Bay will have been open for 10 years. For seven of them, I was held there without explanation or charge. During that time my daughters grew up without me. They were toddlers when I was imprisoned, and were never allowed to visit or speak to me by phone. Most of their letters were returned as “undeliverable,” and the few that I received were so thoroughly and thoughtlessly censored that their messages of love and support were lost.
Some American politicians say that people at Guantánamo are terrorists, but I have never been a terrorist. Had I been brought before a court when I was seized, my children’s lives would not have been torn apart, and my family would not have been thrown into poverty. It was only after the United States Supreme Court ordered the government to defend its actions before a federal judge that I was finally able to clear my name and be with them again.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 04/24/2009 - 12:56pm story
April 24, 2009: Mumia Abu-Jamal's 55th Birthday!!
Birthday Greeting to Mumia Abu-Jamal from Assata Shakur