Rafael Correa: ‘They Have Already Destroyed Assange’

Matt Kennard Former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa. (Photo: Phil Miller / Declassified UK) Declassified sits down with the former president of Ecuador who granted Julian Assange asylum in London. He talks about dealing with the British, how the US seeks to control his country and the lawfare campaign against him. “The British are used…

Possible Prisoner Exchange in US Hybrid War against Venezuela

Roger D. Harris Alex Saab has not held his daughter for over two years (Image by Alex Saab) US special presidential envoy for hostage affairs Roger Carstens is on a case which could lead to freeing Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. Pressure is building on the Biden administration to swap Saab for some American citizens currently…

The US Legal System is at War with the Working Class and Marginalized

Natalia Marques Protesters against police brutality in the Bronx, New York during the 2020 George Floyd uprisings (Photo: Vincent Tsai) Incarcerations, brutality, and torture are common in the US. Activists claim that this amounts to a war waged against racially marginalized, poor, and working-class people. The very laws and government agencies created to protect the…

Prisoners for Profit: From the Kononovich Brothers to U.S. Jails

John Parker Based on remarks given at “Free the Kononovich Brothers: International Campaign Meeting” on Aug. 25. Mikhail and Alexander Kononovich are leaders of the Leninist Communist Youth Union of Ukraine. They were among hundreds of political opponents of the Ukrainian regime jailed this year, and thousands since the 2014 U.S.-backed coup. On July 18,…

How Can Americans Tolerate U.S. Government’s Crucifixion of Julian Assange?

Eric Zuesse Julian Assange has long been in solitary-confinement imprisonment in Britain awaiting extradition to America on charges which could bring him 175 years in prison, but he has never been convicted of anything, and the U.S. Government has violated both the U.S. Constitution and U.S. laws by having thus imprisoned him for over a…

Nehanda Abiodun and the Legacy of Resistance to the Prison Industrial Complex

Abayomi Azikiwe African American revolutionary exemplified the movement to end national oppression and the criminalization of a people Black August Series No. 4 Since the early 1980s, the prison population in the United States has grown exponentially with African Americans, Latin Americans and other working class people making up the majority of those incarcerated in…

SBU HQ in Mariupol: Torture and Executions

Laurent BrayardA few days ago we went with Father Theophane to two SBU buildings in Mariupol, where he himself was tortured and witnessed the execution of a man. The first building was the central SBU headquarters in the city, the second the headquarters for the whole of the former Donetsk oblast. We were expecting a…

Ukraine: Zelensky Kidnaps Student Dissidents, Bans Opposition Parties, Shuts Down Independent Media, Commits Egregious War Crimes and Imposes Regressive Labor Laws

Dmitri Kovalevich More Ukrainian Soldiers Continue to Defect as Eastern Ukrainians See Better Future with Russian Federation For more than five months, full-scale hostilities have taken place on the territory of Ukraine. The number of victims is growing every day on both sides of the front line. From the signing of the “Minsk 2” peace…

Mumia Abu-Jamal Remains the Voice of the Voiceless

Abayomi Azikiwe Mumia Abu Jamal As A Youth Member Of The Black Panther Party In Philadelphia After 40 years of incarceration the “voice of the voiceless” remains a focus of international attention Black August Series No. 2 During the late 1960s, Mumia Abu-Jamal became a youth activist in the city of Philadelphia where a succession…

Nationwide Campaign Seeks Compassionate Release for Dr. Mutulu Shakur

Abayomi Azikiwe Dr Mutulu Shakur Poster Demanding His Relase Black August Series No. 1 During the 1970s, amid a draconian counter-intelligence program (COINTELPRO) launched by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against African American organizations throughout the United States, a cadre of activists in New York City sought to continue the Black Liberation Movement in…

Political Prisoners in the United States, 2022

Stansfield Smith There are many ways to define what is a political prisoner. The most well-known cases are those the national security state framed-up, or imprisoned with extreme sentences for an offense because of their political activism, such as George Jackson. Each period of struggle by the working class and oppressed peoples against ruling class control…