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Celebrate Black August: The Power of Prisoner-Led Organizing

Critical Resistance Critical Resistance
huge crowd in streets and bridge The month of August bursts at the seams with histories of Black resistance--from the Haitian Revolution to the Nat Turner Rebellion, the Fugitive Slave Law Convention and the founding of the Underground Railroad...

As Obama's Presidency Enters Final Months, Thousands Behind Bars Hope for Clemency

Victoria Law Truthout
As Obama's presidency enters its final months, thousands of people imprisoned on federal drug sentences fervently hope he will grant them clemency. But family members, loved ones and those who have spent time behind bars are determined to help push as many people as possible out the prison doors before Obama leaves the Oval Office.
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