BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 11/21/11
Community members, family, friends, and supporters of Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald held a boisterous rally outside the office of Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman, demanding that he drop the charges against McDonald.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 10/30/11
According to numerous reports in the press here, Amina Farah Ali, the jailed humanitarian worker convicted of ‘material support for a foreign terrorist organization’ on Oct. 20, is facing religious discrimination in the Sherburne County Jail.
BY staff | Gainesville, FL | 10/22/11
Occupy Gainesville has witnessed a healthy level of involvement from people here, with recent protests against Wall Street. Rallying at the central downtown location of Bo Diddley Plaza Oct. 13, community members were pleased to see Bo Diddley's son, Ellas Anthony McDaniel, speaking out in support of Occupy Gainesville and Occupy Wall Street.
BY Stephanie Weiner | Chicago, IL | 10/22/11
Jacques Rivera has been released after 21 years in prison, after being exonerated for a murder he did not commit. On Oct. 4 he spoke to the press waiting outside the jail.
BY staff | Palestine | 9/26/11
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons issued a statement on Sunday, September 25, 2011, stating that they plan to begin an open-ended hunger strike on September 27, 2011, demanding an end to the isolation of Ahmad Sa'adat, an end to isolation for all Palestinian political prisoners, and an end to the policies of repression and humiliation against visitors to the prisoners, including denial of family visits and visitors being stopped, searched and impeded at Israeli occupation checkpoints.
BY Lex Huran | Minneapolis, MN | 9/26/11
At a hearing for Chrishaun McDonald on Sept. 22, over 40 people gathered to show their support for her, as both sides made arguments in regards to the defense’s motion for a bail reduction.
BY Luce Guillen-Given | Minneapolis, MN | 9/24/11
A young African American transgender woman was attacked by a group of white men outside of the Schooner Tavern on Lake Street in South Minneapolis, early on the morning of June 5, 2011. Chrishaun (CeCe) McDonald and her friends were on their way to the grocery store when they were attacked by patrons of the bar with transphobic and racist slurs, and one person bashed Ms. McDonald’s face with a glass beer mug. Although Ms. McDonald was the target of a hate crime, she was singled out and charged with second degree murder after one of the attackers was killed.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 9/23/11
Over 30 people gathered for an evening vigil, Sept. 22, the day after the execution of Troy Davis.
BY staff | Grand Rapids, MI | 9/21/11
A leader of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Tom Burke, condemned the scheduled execution of Troy Davis, Sept. 21.
BY Kosta Harlan | Chapel Hill, NC | 9/21/11
A diverse group of over 120 students braved heavy rains to rally on UNC Chapel Hill's campus, Sept. 21, in protest of the scheduled execution of Troy Davis. The students held signs saying "I am Troy Davis", "Stop the execution", and "Abolish the death penalty".