Supporting Prisoners: Mumia Abu Jamal

Mumia abu Jamal & Pam Afrika

By Payday men’s network

Mumia Abu Jamal, an award-winning journalist was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1982 in a trial ‘drenched with racism’. While pressure got Mumia off death row, he has never stopped fighting injustices inside and outside the prison walls.

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Payday statements against rape

Payday men’s network

Read statements issued by Payday in 1977, 1991, 1999 and 2006 discussing why we oppose rape in marriage, rape by and in the military, rape everywhere.

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Supporting Prisoners: Russell Maroon Shoatz

Maroon & Theresa Shoatz

By Payday men’s network

Black Panthers member Russell Maroon Shoatz was jailed in 1972 in connection with the death of a police officer and spent 29 years in solitary confinement. Yet he never stopped opposing injustices inside and outside prison.

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Support Daniel Hale, drone whistleblower in prison

Daniel Hale

Jesselyn Radack, Whistleblower & Source Protection Program (WHISPeR)

Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale was finally transferred to a federal prison facility. In most respects, this was a significant upgrade in living conditions. But it also meant that Daniel was placed in the restrictive “Communications Management Unit” (CMU) — one of the lesser-known Kafkaesque legacies of the Bush administration’s War on Terror.

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The Military: KILLING PEOPLE & PLANET

Payday men’s network

The military, one of the worst polluters on Earth, its carbon and other pollution excluded from international agreement. Arguments abound over welfare spending and nurses’ pay, but there is virtually no opposition to the nearly £2 billion cost for each of eight Trident submarines.

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Detainees win historic ruling on minimum wage

By Gene Johnson, Seattle Times

A US federal jury has determined that The GEO Group must pay minimum wage — rather than $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its for-profit detention center in Washington state.

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Protesting Royal College of Psychiatrists endorsement of abuse and cruelty

By Payday men’s network

On Monday 28 June, Legal Action for Women, Payday men’s network and Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike coordinated a protest against the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) supported by Prisoner Solidarity Network, Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association, Community Action on Prison Expansion and Figh

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No to solitary confinement: Free Kevan Thakrar

Payday men’s network

Kevan Thakrar was wrongly convicted of murder and attempted murder in 2008 under “joint enterprise”, the legal rule by which a member of a group can be convicted of a crime even if he/she didn’t commit it. In 2010, he was was put in solitary confinement in Close Supervision Centres (CSC), locked in his cell 23 h/day.

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