prisons

Degrading, de-humanising, and discredited: The UK prison pressure cooker on the boil

The UK prison population has reached yet another record high, and many of the issues that led to the Strangeway's riot of 1990 are back on the rise. The prison system is a thoroughly discredited institution that brutalises people, and makes them career criminals, and social outcasts. If you are under 25, an ethnic minority, and poor, you had better watch out, or you may find yourself in the 'big house'.

Omar Ibrahim’s statement before being sentenced + contact details

Omar Ibrahim, from Glasgow, was given an 18 month sentence on November 4th 2011 for violent disorder following his arrest outside Topshop in Oxford Street London on March 26th 2011 during the anti-cuts demonstrations.

WTF Happened in Brussels and do I really care?

Cameron and Clegg as Rod Hull and Emu:

Do Not Silence Rebellion

On the criminalisation of Celtic fans for singing Republican songs:

SDL? It Should Say HATE On The Tin

The prison gossip on the Pakistani Cricketer Celebrity Prisoners!

Nicosia, Cyprus: 52 people on hunger strike

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Since joining the EU in 2003 Cyprus attracts many tens of thousands of sans papiers migrants. The state continues to treat them ruthlessly. 52 immigrant detainees have been on hunger strike in Nicosia prison since October 24th.

Nine anti-fascists acquitted at Welling trial

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Nine anti-fascist defendants were acquitted today, but six more remain in prison in need of support.

Solidarity hunger strikes expand in California's Gulag

Solidarity demo at the Ronald Reagan State Building in Los Angeles

Since yesterday, prisoners in at least 11 of California's 33 prisons are refusing meals in solidarity with a hunger strike staged by prisoners in one of the system's special maximum-security units: the Security Housing Unit at Pelican Bay State Prison.

Riot at asylum seekers detention centre, Christmas Island

Buildings and tents at the Christmas Island detention centre have been destroyed in fires deliberately lit by asylum seekers overnight.