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2021-11-20: News Headlines

_____ (2021-11-20). Steven Donziger's First Letter From Prison. popularresistance.org I am finally able to write directly from inside the belly of the beast: the federal prison in Danbury, CT. I am now on day 23 of my incarceration, and the experience has been nothing short of mind-blowing. I am living with another person in a 54 sq ft cell; next door is a 37-year-old man, one of the kindest people I have ever met. He was sentenced to a 35-year term for gang violence when he was 19. Three people in my unit of 80 or so men are lifers and have over 30 years in the system. | The length of the sentences for various crimes is astounding. We are unique as a country for the extraordinarily punitive natur…

Jorge Majfud (2021-11-19). Masacre que no se filtra no existe. globalizacion.ca "Si las guerras pueden comenzar con mentiras, la paz bien puede comenzar con la verdad": Julian Assange. | El 8 de marzo de 2019 los analistas de un comando militar estadounidense localizado en la millonaria península de Catar, se encontraban observando…

Corene Kendrick (2021-11-19). We Are Holding Arizona Accountable for the Needless Suffering and Deaths of Incarcerated People. aclu.org A prison sentence should not mean people lose fundamental human rights such as access to health care or humane conditions of confinement. In Arizona, after almost a decade of broken promises, the ACLU, the Prison Law Office, and their co-counsel are in court proving that state prison officials continue to disregard their constitutional obligations to incarcerated people. | In 2012, the ACLU National Prison Project, the ACLU of Arizona, the Prison Law Office, the Arizona Center for Disability Law, and the law firm of Perkins Coie filed a class action lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) i…

Kate Sosin (2021-11-19). North Carolina Prison Has Ignored Woman's Pleas for Gender-Affirming Surgery. truthout.org This story was originally published by It's been nearly 10 years since Kanautica Zayre-Brown started taking estrogen. Her birth certificate and ID say "female." She legally changed her name. | If it were up to her, her transition would already be complete. But at 40, Zayre-Brown, an incarcerated woman in North Carolina, is fighting for something that experts agree is a basic medical n…

a guest author (2021-11-19). Survivors of mass incarceration speak truth to power at 'Spirit of Mandela' tribunal. workers.org The following are excerpts from testimony given at the Oct. 23-25 "Spirit of Mandela" International Tribunal for Political Prisoners, held in New York City. The U.S. was found guilty of six counts of human rights violations, including mass incarceration—in particular of political prisoners and prisoners of war. These excerpts include . . . |

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