Indigenous activist and member of the American Indian Movement Leonard Peltier was sent to prison in 1977 after a dubious trial. On this Indigenous Peoples’ Day, he should be free.
Former political prisoner Eddie Conway hosts this special episode of Rattling the Bars highlighting political prisoners that are still imprisoned after several decades. Story Transcript EDDIE CONWAY: I’m Eddie Conway, host of Rattling the Bars. As many well-known political prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal continue to suffer in prison… MUMIA ABU JAMAL: In an area where […]
TRNN Replay: Eddie Conway, Real News host and producer, talks about his perspective of “Thanksgiving” as a former political prisoner and current community activist. Story Transcript JARED BALL, PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome, everyone, back to the Real News Network. I’m Jared Ball here in Baltimore. Today we’re going to talk with our resident host and producer, […]
In the context of the long legacy of genocide, suppression, and marginalization of native communities, Peltier’s case is another chapter of a shameful history, says Jasmine Heiss of the Coalition For Public Safety Story Transcript EDDIE CONWAY: Welcome to this special edition of Rattling the Bars. I’m Eddie Conway, coming to you from Baltimore for […]
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway examines the political motivations behind mass imprisonment in the US and why so many people incarcerated can be considered “political prisoners.” Story Transcript EDDIE CONWAY: Welcome to The Real News. I’m Eddie Conway. Today’s segment will take a look at protest activities in support of gaining release for Leonard Peltier […]
Eddie Conway speaks with organizer Jasmine Heiss about ongoing efforts to get President Obama to grant a pardon to Peltier, who has been a political prisoner in the US for more than 4 decades Story Transcript EDDIE CONWAY: Thanks for joining me for this special edition of Rattling the Bars. I’m Eddie Conway, and the […]
On the eve of the DNC, activists from across the country gathered in Philadelphia urging president Obama to pardon U.S. political prisoners incarcerated in federal jails Story Transcript EDDIE CONWAY: On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, a group of activists from across the country met in Philadelphia and called on President Obama to […]
Massive leaks like the Panama Papers and the Pandora Papers definitively show how the super-rich are ripping all of us off and vampirically sucking our societies dry. And they’re not going to change unless we force them to.
Speaking with Eddie Conway at the Millions for Prisoners March in D.C., Albert Woodfox, a recently released political prisoner held in solitary confinement for over 40 years, says that most of the changes in America have been “superficial”–but the fight goes on Story Transcript Eddie Conway: Okay it’s very few people I’m honored to have […]
Executive Producer Eddie Conway is featured on a panel about US political prisoners at Red Emmas, an anarchist bookstore in Baltimore City. Conway speaks to the current political climate in the US and offers advice on how to best organize toward the release of US political prisoners Story Transcript URUJ SHEIKH: Welcome to the Real […]