Political Prisoners

Incarceration Nation: How US Political Prisoners Live in Hellish Conditions

June 13, 2018

The US has 5% of the world’s population but 25% of its prisoners. TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with Nino Brown, of the Jericho Movement and ANSWER Coalition, who says American political prisoners are ignored, while they try to survive on dirty water

Empire Files: Life Sentences for Charity Work

April 9, 2018

The Holy Land Foundation Five are Palestinian political prisoners sentenced up to upwards of 65 years in US prison for providing aid to refugees. They were targeted in the Bush administration’s post-9/11 dragnet, setting an alarming precedent for activists in the US. Abby Martin sits down with an expert on the case, Miko Peled, to…

Albert Woodfox of the ‘Angola 3’: The US Hasn’t Really Changed

August 28, 2017

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

Shir Hever on TRNN

August 12, 2017
TRNN’s Shir Hever discusses the reasons for the rapid rise in Palestinian incarceration, including hundreds of children

Palestine

June 17, 2017
Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu says the power cut to Gaza is fault of Palestinian Authority, but actually is result of a power play between Abbas and Netanyahu in the run-up to peace negotiations explains TRN’s Shir Hever

Cuba

March 27, 2016
Netfa Freeman, analyst with the Institute for Policy Studies, demystifies much of what has been said about Obama’s visit to Cuba and from the perspective of one friendly to the Cuban Revolution. Topics covered included the blockade, political prisoners, elections and voting rights, human rights and more.

Mass Incarceration, Solitary Confinement and Prisoners Rights

January 24, 2016
Co-Coordinator of the National Jericho Movement Jihad Abudulmummit rejoins us for this week’s Political Prisoner Report to discuss the latest health crises facing the imprisoned.

The Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War Report with Jihad Abdulmumit

January 11, 2016

Co-chairperson for the National Jericho Amnesty Movement and former Black Panther/Black Liberation Army political prisoner Jihad Abdulmumit introduces his new segment focusing on political prisoners and the politics surrounding their work and incarceration.

Hamid Dabashi on the Middle East

February 14, 2014
Hamid Dabashi: All foreign nations involved in Syria are attempting to quell the revolutionary uprisings for economic and strategic interests, but the Syrian people will ultimately decide their own future