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rubyr
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I am very late. I am sorry. I am so distracted by the events around 

Hurricane Issac, that I can't seem to concentrate on anything else. 

If anyone is still around here, please pray for the people of Louisiana 

and Mississippi, and send good vibes. 

 

Thanks for the diary. 

 

love.

Vikki
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Thanks, A3 News, for spotlighting such horrifying injustices and the resistance and organizing against these atrocities. 

KayWhitlock
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Thank you, Angola 3 News, Hans, and Hamja Ahsan and Aviva Stah.  What a powerful interview - and what a sharp indictment of the U.S. prison/criminal legal system.

Domino14
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I hope they are not extradited..

 

thankyou Angola3News

Angola 3 News
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The ECHR ruling in September will be very significant either way.

 

We hope that it rules against extradition, possibly creating enough international pressure to aid the efforts of anti-prison activists in the US.

nancy a heitzeg
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 @Angola 3 News once we all live through the political season  -- i hope attention can again be turned to the remaining Angola 2 , the Pelican Bay Hunger Strike and the excessive uses of mass incarceration and solitary in the US..

 

we need an Obama victory in order to even have that conversation -- anything less and we are all at risk

 

Seriously -- i am trying to avoid the GOP convention lunacy right now

nancy a heitzeg
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thansk as always ANgolsa 3 News and Hans Bennet!

 

i was not aware of this case

Angola 3 News
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 @nancy a heitzeg You are welcome. We had done an interview earlier focusing on this appeal to the European Court of Human Rights:  http://angola3news.blogspot.com/2011/03/war-prisons-and-torture-in-us-uk.html

 

Then when King recently met Hamja and Aviva while touring the UK, we thought an interview with them would be the perfect followup for this story.

 

Thanks again Nancy for all your support in spreading the word about our work!

nancy a heitzeg
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 @Angola 3 News great to see you!

 

This was the perfect combo interview -- always shocking to me how barbaric we are compared to standards elsewhere

Vikki
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 @KayWhitlock  Sorry to hear you've got a bug. Feel better! And thank you for the report...I owe you an e-mail, I know, I know. 

 

Sending virtual miso soup and well wishes.

 

for a world without cages,

vikki 

KayWhitlock
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 @Angola 3 News  @nancy a heitzeg It's very inspiring, Hans.  And we must always remember the impact on prisoners and their families.  To lose sight of this is to lose sight of why this matters.

Angola 3 News
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 @nancy a heitzeg  Glad you liked the combo.

 

As scathing as a hard-hitting critique of US prisons can be, it is still easy to forget the effects of this awful system on the family members of those held captive.

 

It is inspiring how Hamja is fighting for his brother, and his voice, and those of other family members of other prisoners are badly needed in any discussion about the so-called 'war on terror.'