Tag Archive: Attorney Elizabeth Fink

Law and Disorder Radio – Lessons from Attica: From Prisoner Rebellion to Mass Incarceration and Back – Steven Salaita Sues University of Illinois Over Firing for “Uncivil” Gaza Tweets – Dan Georgakas on Syriza Victory in Greek Parliamentary Elections – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Lessons from Attica: From Prisoner Rebellion to Mass Incarceration and Back Fyodor Dostoevsky observed that “the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” Our guest Dr. Heather Ann Thompson reports in her recent article…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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From Attica to Pelican Bay: How To Heed the Lessons of a Prison Uprising – The Nation

1971 Attica Forty years ago, on September 9, 1971, prisoners protesting medieval conditions rebelled at Attica, a maximum-security prison in upstate New York. Four days later the state launched a violent assault on the prisoners that left ten hostages and…
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Civil Liberties

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Law and Disorder Radio – RNC Protest Arrests – Lynne Stewart Case – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Last month, nearly half a million protestors took to the streets to march against the Republican National Convention, the Iraq War and various other causes, in one of the most peaceful gatherings New York City has seen. Demonstrators marched in…
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Civil Liberties

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John Hill – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1976-1977

After commuting Hill’s life sentence for the murder of a prison guard during the Attica uprising in September, 1971, Gov­ernor Carey, operating through the Parole Board, denied him parole for at least two more years. This decision came after Hill…
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Civil Liberties

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Handschu v. Bureau of Special Services – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1986-1987

CCR attorneys intervened on behalf of political organizations and  individuals who opposed the terms of settlement in New York’s “Red Squad” case. The Red Squad case was brought in the early 1970s in an attempt to end political spying by…
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Civil Liberties

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Handschu v. Bureau of Special Services – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1985-1986

CCR attorneys here intervened on behalf of political organi­zations and individuals who oppose the terms of settlement in a federal lawsuit, New York’s “Red Squad” case. In an attempt to end political spying by the New York City Police Department,…
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Handschu v. Bureau of Special Services – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1984-1985

CCR attorneys have intervened on behalf of a number of political organizations and individuals opposing the settlement in a federal lawsuit known as New York’s “Red Squad” case. It was begun in the early 1970s as an attempt to put…
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Civil Liberties

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Handschu v. Bureau of Special Services – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1982-1983

Center attorneys have intervened on behalf of a number of political organizations and individuals opposing the settle­ment in a federal suit known a New York’s ” Red Squad” case. The case was begun in the early 1970 as an attempt to…
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Civil Liberties

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Handschu v. Bureau of Special Services – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1981-1982

Center attorneys have intervened on behalf of a number of political organizations and individuals to oppose the settlement in a suit known as New York’s “Red Squad” case. The case was begun in the early 70’s in an attempt to put…
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Civil Liberties

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Dacajeweiah (John Hill) – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1978-1979

Efforts of Center attorneys and others have resulted in the freeing of Dacajeweiah, the last inmate remaining in prison as a result of events arising out of the 1971 Attica uprising. In 1977, Governor Carey supposedly “closed the book” on…
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Civil Liberties

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