South Africa’s Vice President Among Officials Engaging In Palestinian Solidarity Hunger Strike

Many South Africans are participating in campaigns to support Palestinian hunger strikers by initiating the #DignityStrikeSA hashtag on social media.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is among a group of South African officials and activists engaging in a 24 hour hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners. (AP/Schalk van Zuydam)

One of South Africa’s two vice presidents is going on a 24-hour hunger strike today in solidarity with the 1,600 Palestinian prisoners protesting their conditions in Israeli jails. Cyril Ramaphosa - explained the director of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, Nishan Balton - is the politician in South Africa most supportive of the prisoners’

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The Senate’s Popular Sentencing Reform Bill Would Sort Prisoners By ‘Risk Score’

Federal prisoners would be scored according to their risk of recidivating. Those who got high scores would be ineligible for treatment programs.

National Prison Strike

At a time when Democrats and Republicans in Congress can’t agree on just about anything, there is one issue that unites them: the urgent need for criminal justice reform. A Senate bill on the issue has attracted an impressive 37 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act has gained support from figures as

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4,000 reclusos que combaten incendios forestales en California por $ 2 por día

Los prisioneros a menudo trabajan turnos de 24 horas luchando contra incendios forestales. Por cada día que participan en este trabajo peligroso, reciben dos días de descanso de sus oraciones.

California Inmate firefighters

SACRAMENTO, California --- With wildfires blazing throughout the parched Western United States, the state of California has found a novel, though ethically questionable, way to save money on the state’s safety budget: Send state prisoners to work on the frontlines fighting forest fires for $2 per day.“More than 100 wildfires are burning across the

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Palestinian Detainees In Israeli Prisons Continue To Be Abused By Interrogators

Israeli forces use extreme and brutal methods to force confessions out of Palestinian detainees for «crimes against Israel» such as stone-throwing.

An Israeli border policeman detains a Palestinian protester during a weekly demonstration against Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

An Israeli border policeman detains a Palestinian protester during a weekly demonstration against Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. The head of the Palestinian Authority prisoners' affairs committee, Issa Qarage, met with former detainee Noor Muhammad Hilmi Hamamrah, age 15,

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Michael Moore Calls For Disarming Police, Release Of Non-Violent Prisoners

What do you think? Would there be less violence on the streets if the police were disarmed?

Micheal Moore is famous for his documentaries on everything from 9/11 to corporate corruption. But now he’s taking on the issue of police brutality and murder of unarmed citizens in the United States. He’s promoting a radical solution: disarm the police. Moore tweeted his demand that police be disarmed on April 30th, explained that in

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Israeli Soldier Posts Photos Of Herself Smiling Next To Blindfolded Palestinian Prisoners

Highlighting the cold indifference and cruelty that has come to characterize the Israeli occupation, a recently discharged soldier has posted photos of herself smiling as she sits besides blindfolded Palestinian prisoners.

(ANTIMEDIA) Meet Eden Abergil – a former Israeli soldier who recently posted photos of herself smiling next to blindfolded Palestinian prisoners, on Facebook. Abergil titled the Album that contains these photos, “The army…the most beautiful time of my life.” The photos were flooded with sexual innuendos and other remarks about Abergil. One

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