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Prisoner found half-dead in bloodbath: Back to TDCJ’s houses of horror and staged gladiator fights

Prison journalist Jason Walker reports on the continuing practice by guards of staging “gladiator fights” between rival groups of prisoners.

Mass Shooting Candlelight Vigil

A member of Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) attended a candlelight vigil for victims of the mass shooting in Christchurch.

Statement on Mass Shooting

Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) statement on mass shooting in Christchurch.

Can Extinction Rebellion Aotearoa/NZ help save the world?

AWSM are encouraged by the fact that the movement [Extinction Rebellion] has managed to tap into the sense of alarm over climate change... but we feel that there is a conversation that needs to be had about some of their demands.

Knife crime - analysing a moral panic

Man holding sign saying he's been stop and searched 15 times

Knife violence is highly emotive and traumatic, whether it’s the images of youthful victims or bereaved parents conducting marches to end street violence. This week, a majority of Labourlist readers believe that the Labour Party should back stop and search and all Labour London MPs are lobbying government for more police to deal with knife crime. Everyone wants something to do be done but what must be done and how do we get it?

Four Rhode Island Prisoners Punished With Solitary Confinement for Possession of Union Literature

The RI DOC (Department of Corrections) has held four men for over ten days in solitary confinement at the ACI (Adult Correctional Institution) for allegedly possessing union literature, according to a statement provided to the press. This story was first published by the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee.

Chelsea Manning enters indefinite detention after being found in contempt of court

Arrest comes just days after refusal to testify at grand jury summons.

Between rhetoric and reality: Evaluating the Oakland teachers’ strike

The budget cuts immediately following the Oakland teachers' strike raise important questions about the union's strategy.

Judge rejects Chelsea Manning's request to quash grand jury subpoena

Manning vows to continue to fight after judge rejects her request to avoid grand jury testimony.