EVENTS

Festival Edingburgh A man standing
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Belgian Play “A Man Standing” from Jean-Michel Van den Eeyden and Jean-Marc Mahy at Edingburgh International Festival (03 > 14/08)

United Kingdom of Belgium, now in Scotland ! in association with proudly presents – A MAN STANDING – Jean-Michel Van den Eeyden / Jean-Marc Mahy / Stephane Pirard Jean-Marc Mahy entered prison at the age of seventeen. He spent nearly 20 years detained, three of them in solitary confinement. On stage with performer Stephane Pirard,…

Hugo Pinell
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A tribute to Hugo Pinell, one of the longest-serving solitary confinement prisoners in the US, assassinated in prison

  Hugo Pinell, friend and comrade of Black Panther Georges Jackson, was murdered on the 12th of August 2015 at California State Prison, Sacramento, a maximum-security prison adjacent to the notorious Folsom State Prison. Hugo Pinell was imprisoned for 51 years of which 45 years in solitary confinement in San Quentin, Folsom and Corcoran, and…

Democracy Now! : Torture in U.S. Prisons? Historic Senate Hearing Takes Up Human Toll of Solitary Confinement (with Anthony Graves and James Ridgeway from Solitary Watch)
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Democracy Now! : Torture in U.S. Prisons? Historic Senate Hearing Takes Up Human Toll of Solitary Confinement (with Anthony Graves and James Ridgeway from Solitary Watch)

Source (photo : Solitary Watch’s James Ridgeway) Perhaps the most moving testimony Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on solitary confinement came from death row exonoree Anthony Graves. Graves spent over 18 years on Texas’ death row for a crime he did not commit. Living in an 8 x 12 cell, he had little social contact,…

librarie résistances
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Librairie Résistances (Paris) 11 avril : Un livre aussi passionnant qu’inquiétant : « Guantanamo chez nous ?” qui sera présenté par son auteur, Luk Vervaet.

Le samedi 11 avril 2015 à 16h30  à la librairie Résistances, 4 Villa Compoint 75017 Paris (Angle du 40, rue Guy Môquet)   SOURCE Un livre aussi passionnant qu’inquiétant : « Guantanamo chez nous ?” qui sera présenté par son auteur, Luk Vervaet. Une description, mais aussi une analyse de la transformation de la société sous l’influence américaine….

Extradition 28 January 2015
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PODCAST : Saskia Sasken, Gareth Peirce, Jeanne Theoharis on Extradition & the Erosion of Human Rights

‘Extradition and the Erosion of Human Rights’ Wednesday 28 January 2015. 6.30pm-8pm Sheikh Zayed Theatre Speakers: Gareth Peirce, Professor Saskia Sassen, Professor Jeanne Theoharis Chair: Professor Susan Marks Since 9/11 the rules governing extradition from the UK to the US have been systematically relaxed, and safeguards designed to protect against injustice have been dismantled. British…

Support-Palestinian-Hunger-Strikers
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Seventy Palestinian political prisoners, held by Israel, are ongoing with the hunger strike demanding an end to Israel’s solitary confinement policies.

… More than thirty detainees have been recently moved into solitary confinement, in cold cells that lack the basic requirements for human use. Forcing the detainees into solitary confinement is an illegal, vindictive and punitive measure,” the detainees said, “Solitary confinement is like graves for the living; we call for urgent and serious measures to…

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