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The Black Panther Party and the “Undying Love for the People”

Starting with a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Stanley Nelson, Laurens Grant, Aljernon Tunsil, and Firelight Media’s made-for-PBS documentary on the history of the Black Panther Party has been touring the country. The feature length film—named, not without a more »

Torture Survivor to be Released after 25 Years in Prison

Special Prosecutor Drops Charges In  Wrongful Conviction Case of Burge-Era Torture Victim After Almost 25 Years in Prison Chicago, IL; October 14, 2015 –At the request of the Office of the Special State’s Attorney for Cook County, today Cook County Judge Thomas Byrne dismissed all charges against Shawn more »

Message from Oscar Lopez Rivera

A Special Message on El Grito de Lares from Oscar López-Rivera For the past thirty-four years, Oscar López-Rivera, the longest held political prisoner in Puerto Rican history, has commemorated El Grito de Lares from within a U.S. prison. From his more »

Congratulations to PLO Attorney Joey Mogul for Recieving the 2015 US Human Rights Network Movement Builders Award

Congratulations to PLO attorney Joey Mogul for the 2015 US Human Rights Network Movement Builders Awards for their dedicated work, leadership and collective organizing on the successful Burge torture reparations campaign and to Stan Willis for his brilliant vision and leadership raising more »

Reparations Won: An Historic Victory in the Struggle Aginst Chicago Police Torture

The 20 year reign of police torture that was orchestrated by Commander Jon Burge and implicated former Mayor Richard M. Daley and a myriad of high ranking police and prosecutorial ocials, has haunted the City of Chicago for decades. Finally, more »
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