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  1. Pelican Bay Hunger Strike One Year Later: The Movement Against Solitary Confinement Grows

    Huffington Post 07/11/2014 - 17:57

    By Alexis Agathocleous and Rachel Meeropol, senior attorneys at the Center for Constitutional Rights

  2. “We Are Not the Worst of the Worst”: One Year Later, What’s Changed for Pelican Bay’s Hunger Strikers?

    Solitary Watch By Victoria Law 07/08/2014 - 15:06

    On July 8, 2013, 30,000 prisoners refused their meals, launching the largest mass prison hunger strike in U.S. history. One year later, Todd Ashker is marking off his twenty-fourth year in Pelican Bay’s Security Housing…


    New Yorker David Cole07/02/2014 - 00:00

    "Ten years ago Saturday, the Supreme Court ruled, in Rasul v. Bush, that foreign 'enemy combatants' held at Guantánamo Bay Naval Station had a right to challenge the legality of their detention in court. The…

  4. US court revives lawsuit against Abu Ghraib security contractors

    Al Jazeera America06/30/2014 - 00:00

    "A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit against CACI International Inc that accused the defense contractor's employees of directing the torture of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court…

  5. Failure to close Guantánamo is an existential threat to democracy by Michael Ratner06/29/2014 - 00:00

    "When we filed the first case challenging detentions at Guantánamo Bay shortly after the first men arrived there in 2002, we didn’t know what to expect. Family members of a few of the detained men…

  6. Parties Ask Judge to Resolve Stop/Frisk Motions

    New York Law Journal 06/18/2014 - 14:18

    Mark Hamblett The parties in the stop-and-frisk litigation have asked Southern District Judge Analisa Torres ( See Profile) to resolve motions to intervene by police unions who oppose a settlement between the plaintiffs and New York…

  7. Iraq: International Solidarity Critical at This Time of Crisis

    Huffington Post 06/18/2014 - 14:15

    By Laura Raymond, Advocacy Program Manager at the Center for Constitutional Rights "I would like to recall the first US war in Iraq, in '91 at 2:30 a.m. when those bombs went down and they devastated…

  8. Judge’s Decision to Hear Inmates’ Case Threatens Practice of Solitary Confinement

    New York Times 06/04/2014 - 12:00

    By ERICA GOODE More than 200 inmates at Pelican Bay, California’s toughest prison, have spent over a decade locked in windowless 8-foot-by-12-foot cells for 22 hours or more a day. Dozens more have been in solitary…

  9. U.S. Honduras policy under fire

    Abigail Downs for The Hill 06/04/2014 - 11:58

    One hundred and eight members of Congress submitted a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry last Wednesday urging the administration to take action on the ongoing human rights crisis in Honduras. The House letter…

  10. Families of Drone Victims: No Hope for Justice in US Courts

    Common Dreams06/04/2014 - 00:00

    'I have no faith left in a judiciary that refuses even to hear whether Abdulrahman, an American child, was wrongfully killed by his own government.'