Miscarriages of Justice

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Abu-Jamal, Mumia: Connexipedia Article
An African-American activist who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer. His conviction was based on dubious evidence and dubious legal proceedings. ...
The court does not sympathize: The moral depravity of the Israeli legal system
Elhanan, Nurit Peled
The blood of Palestinians is cheap in this country. No one has ever been punished for killing Palestinians' children, adults, newborns, old people. The murderers are all walking among us, free and hap...
Dark Days: The Story of Four Canadians Tortured in the Name of Fighting Terror
Pither, Kerry
An exposé of Canadian national security investigations, Kerry Pither's Dark Days exposes a disturbing record of human-rights abuses, both at home and abroad, and ultimately questions our notion of the...
The Fight for Leonard Peltier
Perry, Hayden
LEONARD PELTIER, A Native American class-war prisoner, has served twenty-three years in federal prisons for a crime he did not commit—and authorities admit they do not know who did it.
I accuse!: Letter to the President of the Republic
Zola, Emile
Emile Zola's condemnation of the frame-up of Captain Dreyfus.
I Am Barack Obama's Political Prisoner Now: The Denial of My Parole
Peltier, Leonard
Given the complexion of the three recent federal parolees, it might seem that my greatest crime was being Indian. But the truth is that my gravest offense is my innocence.
LeBourdais, Isabel: Connexipedia Article
Canadian journalist and author. (1909-2003).
Marshall, Donald, Jr: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Accused of murder, Marshall, a 16-year old Micmac, was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. After he had served 11 years in a penitentiary, a re-examination of the case found him innocent. (1...
Oscar Hangover Special: Why "Spotlight" Is a Terrible Film
Wypijewski, Joann
I am astonished (though I suppose I shouldn't be) that, across the past few months, ever since Spotlight hit theatres, otherwise serious left-of-centre people have peppered their party conversation wi...
Peltier, Leonard: Connexipedia Article
American activist and member of the American Indian Movement. (Born 1944).
Sacco and Vanzetti: Connexipedia Article
Labourers and anarchists who were tried, convicted and executed in Massachusetts in 1927.
Satan's Silence: Ritual Abuse and the Making of a Modern American Witch Hunt
Nathan, Debbie; Snedeker, Mike
About the wave of hysteria over alleged satanic abuse of children which hit the United States in the 1990s.
Statement to the Court
Saro-Wiwa, Ken
I have no doubt at all about the ultimate success of my cause, no matter the trials and tribulations which I and those who believe with me may encounter on our journey. Nor imprisonment or death can s...
Terror Takeover: The monstrous march of the security state
New Internationalist November 2009 - #427
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Has our panic over terrorism given permission for unchecked abuse? The fear of terrorism has been used to curtail our liberties and violate human rights.
A Travesty of Justice: Why Peltier Remains in Prison: Against The Current vol. 85
Breseé, Jack
“It's 1999. Why is Leonard Peltier still in prison?” These words were on the huge banner behind the speakers' table for last summer's gathering of forces at Haskell Indian Nations College & Institute...
The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
Schulte, Elizabeth
Truscott, Steven: Connexipedia Article
Canadian who was sentenced to death in 1959, when he was a 14-year old student, for the allegedly murdering a classmate. (Born 1945).
Why is Leonard Peltier Still in Prison? : Justice is 33 Years Overdue for America's Most Famous Political Prisoner
Bollinger, Michelle
Leonard Pletier is a political prisoner who has spent more than 33 years in U.S. prisons for a crime he didn't commit.
Witch Hunt
A documentary about unfounded allegations of satanic abuse of children.

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Life Sentence
Stories from four decades of court reporting - or, how I fell out of love with the Canadian justice system (especially judges)
Blatchford, Christie
Through an examination of notable trials she has covered, Chrisitie Blatchford makes the case that Canada's judicial system is out of control and often inept. Judges, she says, are the new senators, u...