Photo: Eric King in a four-point restraint (Source: Government Case File) By David Martinez In 2018, Eric King, a political prisoner from the Ferguson Uprisings for Black lives, was assaulted and tortured by prison guards, who put him in a four-point restraint, splayed-out for five hours, while interrogating him. It was reported last week that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) destroyed some video evidence of … Continue reading Guards Torture Political Prisoner Eric King, Bureau of Prisons Destroys Video
The Brazilian Center for Solidarity with the People (Cebraspo, Centro Brasileiro de Solidariedade aos Povos) released a statement on September 14 condemning the old Peruvian State’s assassination of Chairman Gonzalo (Dr. Abimael Guzmán Reynoso) through deliberate, criminal negligence towards his health and well-being. The organization is demanding that Chairman Gonzalo receive a proper burial after the old Peruvian State threatened to cremate his body. Chairman … Continue reading Brazilian People’s Organization Denounces Assassination of Chairman Gonzalo, Demands Dignified Burial
By the Editorial Board In recent weeks, the international campaign to defend the life and health of Chairman Gonzalo has surged. Chairman Gonzalo is the leader of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP, Partido Comunista del Perú) and Peruvian Revolution. Also known as Dr. Abimael Guzmán Reynoso, he faces an imminent threat to his life at the hands of his jailers, the Peruvian State, who, … Continue reading Move Heaven and Earth to Defend the Life of Chairman Gonzalo!
Editor’s Note: We share the following unofficial translation of a statement by the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist–Leninist (TKP/ML) which adds to the worldwide call to defend Chairman Gonzalo who faces a serious threat to his life and health at this time. His captors, the Peruvian State, backed by US imperialism, are attempting to fulfill their assassination plans, which requires all revolutionaries and progressives to move … Continue reading TKP/ML International Committee: Let Us Defend the Life of Chairman Gonzalo!
Editor’s Note: The following is an unofficial English translation of a statement by the Brazilian Center of Solidarity with the People (CEBRASPO, Centro Brasileño de Solidaridad con los Pueblos), an organization that “defends the right of the people to struggle for their rights” and raises awareness of political struggles in Brazil and worldwide. The statement adds to the worldwide call to defend the health and … Continue reading CEBRASPO: In Defense of the Life of Prof. Abimael Guzmán Reynoso, Seriously Threatened by the Peruvian State
Editor’s Note: The following is an unofficial translation of the article “Campanha mundial denuncia nova tentativa de aniquilar o Presidente Gonzalo“ by Brazilian revolutionary newspaper A Nova Democracia. By Jailson de Souza On July 20, Dr. Abimael Guzmán Reynoso, Chairman Gonzalo, head of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP, Partido Comunista del Peru) and the Peruvian Revolution, was transferred to a hospital near the Callao … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: Global Campaign Denounces New Attempt to Annihilate Chairman Gonzalo
Editor’s Note: The following is a video created by Red Aid, a group of activists supporting political prisoners in the US and worldwide. The activists have made a solidarity statement to support the four Brazilian peasants who were arrested on May 21 in the western Amazon state of Rondonia, and who were denied release after a judicial hearing on June 29. The four young peasants, … Continue reading Austin: Activists Release Solidarity Video for Four Brazilian Peasant Political Prisoners
As part of an international week of action for political prisoner Georges Abdallah taking place from June 12-19, activists with the Palestine Solidarity Committee and Red Aid recorded a video statement to echo the demand for his immediate release from the French prison where he has been held since 1984. The Palestine Solidarity Committee is a student group based at the University of Texas at … Continue reading Activists Call to “Free Georges Abdallah!” in Solidarity Video
A representative from Minnesota Uprising Arrestee Support (MUAS), an organization that provides support to those arrested during the uprisings in Minneapolis spoke at the Day of Aid for Political Prisoners event in Austin on March 18. During the discussion, the speaker explained how the rebellion grew in Minneapolis, the use of reforms and repression by the government to quell the uprisings, and the role of organizations … Continue reading Video: Organizer Discusses Repression in Minneapolis on Day of Aid for Political Prisoners
By Brian Martel On Thursday, an event was held to recognize the 98th international day of aid for political prisoners, focusing on those still facing state repression from the May Uprisings as well as international political prisoners of various revolutionary organizations. Speakers gave presentations about people facing state repression due to their political views and attendees were encouraged to support those imprisoned or still facing … Continue reading Austin: Presentation on International Day of Aid for Political Prisoners