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In the clink

23 March, London: After a two week hearing, Judge Justice Tugendhat at the High Court rejects claims by Louis Austin and Geoffrey Saxby for compensation for their “right to liberty” under the Europ

MSP jailed

Central Scotland MSP Carolyn Leckie was sentenced to seven days imprisonment for refusing to pay a £100 fine for taking part in a blockade of Faslane naval base back in February 2002.

Vanunu released to cheers and veers

On Tuesday 21 April, Mordechai Vanunu was released after spending 18 years in prison.

SOA activists sentenced

In late January, 28 peace activists were sentenced to a cumulative five years and ten and a half months in prison, five years probation, and US$8,500 in fines as a result of a nonviolent p

Peace prisoners

 

Arrested for peace!

Iraq war resistance (plus the usual suspect

Peter Brock and John LH Keep (eds), 'Life in a Penal Battalion of the Imperial Russian Army: The Tolstoyan NT Iziumchenko's Story'

William Sessions Ltd, 2001. ISBN 1 85072 261 7, 76pp

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Michael Franti and Spearhead, 'Stay Human'

Boo Boo Wax, 2001. Audio CD, 73mins

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Against the current views on crime and punishment

Why is punishment inflicted? Most people don't even ask themselves that question.

Pramoedya Ananta Toer (Translation by Willem Samuels), 'The Mute's Soliloquy'

Hyperion East, 1999. ISBN 0 7868 6416 8, 375 pp

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To work or not to work...?

As a nonviolent activist who has been to prison for short periods on a number of occasions over anumber of years, the issue of how much we, as prisoners and as activists, participate in ou