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Support striking prisoners!

Since February, prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have carried on a massive hunger strike to protest indefinite detention in abusive conditions with no end in sight…. On July 8th California prisoners being held in solitary confinement at the Pelican Bay “security housing unit” (SHU) for indeterminate periods will resume their hunger strike. Continue reading

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July-August 2013 issue of News & Letters is now online

News & Letters, July – August 2013. Lead: Turkey, Syria and Iran at crossroads of world revolt; From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: ‘Russia more than ever full of revolutionaries…’; Editorial: Support striking prisoners!; Essay: Communization theory and its discontents truncate Marx’s dialectic; Workshop Talks: The boss is spying; Revolutionary from Turkey speaks; Brazil’s uprising; Teacher and school struggles; and more… Continue reading

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Prisoner’s ‘Thin Comfort’ dilemma

Nobody seemed to notice that the old man had quit eating. When we went on lockdown status on Jan. 11, he had not eaten in 16 days. Continue reading

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California hearings on prison torture

From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: California hearings on prison torture Sacramento, Calif.–On Feb. 25, around 100 people, mostly family members of prisoners organized as California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC), gathered on the state capitol … Continue reading

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March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters is available on the web

The March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters is available on the web. News & Letters, Vol. 58, No. 2 March – April 2013 You may view this issue of News & Letters in pdf form here Lead From India to Egypt … Continue reading

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Red Onion prisoners STRIKE!

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Red Onion prisoners STRIKE! Wise County, Va.—On May 19 an inmate from Red Onion State Prison (ROSP) phoned a member of Supporting Prisoners and Acting for Radical Change (SPARC), informing her that on … Continue reading

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Virginia prison hunger strike

Prisoners at Red Onion State Prison in Wise County, Virginia, went on hunger strike on May 22.  More details can be found at the Solidarity with Virginia Prison Hunger Strikers blog, which lists the ten demands here.  You can join … Continue reading

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New May-June 2012 issue of News & Letters is online

The new issue of N&L is online: Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2012-2013 Counter-revolution’s rise shows need for a total philosophy Revolution, having forced its way to center stage over the last year and a half, cannot easily be bottled up. … Continue reading

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Occupy defies attacks

From the new January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Editorial Occupy defies attacks As 2012 opened, governments from federal to local grabbed more powers of repression, reflecting the failure of their attempts to crush the Occupy Movement with brute … Continue reading

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Voices from Pelican Bay SHU hunger strikers

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Voices from Pelican Bay SHU hunger strikers September 28, 2011 Revolutionary Salutation, The SHU prisoners hunger strike started again as of Sept. 26….Apparently the level of prisoner participation surprised California Department … Continue reading

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