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On Not Celebrating Steven Salaita's Settlement With UIUC

I cannot bring myself to celebrate the news of Steven Salaita‘s settlement with the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC). The reasons for this are fairly straightforward–as noted in… 566 more words


Center for Constitutional Rights: Violations by U.S. Government against foreign nationals

On May 11, 2015, the U.S. government was reviewed for the second time under the Universal Period Review (UPR) process, a process in which a country’s entire human rights record is examined by the United Nations Human Rights Council. 334 more words

Opinion Leaders

A New Report Shows That the Palestinian Movement is Under Attack in the US

by Donna Nevel

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

As Israeli violence against the Palestinian people escalates, support across the globe for justice in Palestine, and calls in this country for the US government and corporations to stop facilitating Israel’s gross violations of international law and human rights, are increasingly common-place. 738 more words


An open letter to Mayor de Blasio on the occasion of his trip to Israel

October 14, 2015

Dear Mayor de Blasio:

We understand from a recent report in The New York Times that you will be departing tomorrow on a journey to the State of Israel. 839 more words


Some Good News from Guantánamo

Last week the government informed CCR client Mohammed Kamin that the Periodic Review Board (PRB) has cleared him for release following the August 18 PRB hearing in which Senior Managing Attorney Shayana Kadidal argued for his release. 312 more words

News Articles

California To End Unlimited Isolation For Most Gang Leaders

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California on Tuesday agreed to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer. 592 more words


California to End Solitary Confinement as Prison Gang Control Method; Thousands Expected to Be Moved

Ending years of litigation, hunger strikes and contentious debate, California has agreed to move thousands of prison inmates out of solitary confinement.

A legal settlement announced Tuesday between the state and a core group of inmates held in isolation for a decade or more at Pelican Bay State Prison calls for the end of the use of solitary confinement to control prison gangs. 75 more words

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