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Anarchist prisoner Eric King facing threats and intimdation against his family while preparing for trial

New documents filed in Eric King's ongoing court case reveal the extent of staff intimidation and threats toward Eric and his family. This information was first posted on his legal fundraiser page. Content note: the following text includes a discussion of suicide

No Hanging Here: The Case of Marie and Noel Murray

A pamphlet produced by the Murray Defence Campaign, protesting against the planned executions of Irish anarchists Noel and Marie Murray. Digitised by the Irish Left Archive.

Lucasville uprising prisoner Bomani Shakur on the US justice system

Bomani Shakur/Keith LaMar, a prisoner sentenced to death after being wrongly convicted of murder for his alleged role in the 1993 Lucasville Uprising, reflects on his experiences. First published on the Justice for Keith LaMar facebook page, and republished by Abolition Media Worldwide.

Anarchist prisoner Eric King facing prosecution after being attacked by staff

Anarchist prisoner Eric King is facing a serious assault charge after being attacked by a prison guard. The following information is taken from his legal fundraiser site.

Thanatocracy

Midnight Notes on capital punishment and its liberal supporters.

‘Out of control’ Home Office should have been in the dock, not us: Stansted 15 respond to guilty verdict

The Stansted 15 protesters, who stopped a government deportation flight from taking off in March last year, have today been found guilty of breaching terror laws.

Not Guilty! Nine amazing legal defences and unlikely verdicts from history

A review of nine amazing legal defences and unlikely acquittals from history:

New Labour Bills in South Africa attack worker rights and democracy

In South Africa the Minister of Labour announced the state intends to carry out a new round of attacks on workers and their rights. The attacks come in the form of three Labour Bills currently being considered by parliament: the Basic Conditions of Employment Bill, the National Minimum Wage Bill and the Labour Relations Amendment Bill. If passed, the changes to the labour laws these bills propose will be a major attack on workers’ rights, won through decades of struggle, and will further deepen and entrench inequality and roll back important democratic gains.

Bloody legislation against the expropriated

Vagrant being punished in Tudor England

Karl Marx's short history of the violent legislation introduced by governments in Europe to force peasants removed from their land into wage labour from the 16th century.