Posted by copwatch | Thu, 01/05/2012 - 6:20pm event
January 11 Day of Action Against Guantanamo
Bradley Manning faces decades in prison for providing WikiLeaks with the Guantanamo detainee assessments. Based on those files, we know that the prison has held mostly innocent people and low-level operatives.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 12/16/2011 - 11:13am story
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 | Tue, 10/11/2011 - 11:04am event
Support the Prisoner Hunger Strike -
Demand an End to Torture
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 10/11/2011 - 9:36am event
October 11, 2011
Join the emergency action to support the California Prisoner Hunger Strike on Friday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m.‐1 p.m., at McAllister and Van Ness in San Francisco and tell CDCR and Gov. Jerry Brown to meet the strikers’ five core demands
by Isaac Ontiveros, Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 07/24/2011 - 3:10am story
excerpt of letter from prisoner at CCI Tehachapi; July 21, 2011
...As far as we last heard it’s been like 12 prisons that are involved. Here there are a lot of people on strike - all races, Pelican Bay and Corcoran for sure...
... All they do is weigh us and take our vitals (blood pressure, temp., and heart rate), but of course they weigh us in chains to weigh us down and they allow the c/o's to operate the scale. I am at 171 on my last weigh-in, down from 185. They attempt to take my blood, which I refuse; I'm weak as it is, if I do that I’ll fall out.
They truly don't care and they are perfectly content in watching us pass rather than admit fault and make changes to a policy that is brutal and baseless. I can’t take my medication anymore because I have to take it with food… I asked for help and they just ignored me.