2016: Crisis & Opportunities by Russell Maroon Shoatz

Globally, 2016 has been dominated by political, economic, and social changes in the Northern Hemisphere. Massive upheavals have been occurring, seemingly churned up by the millions of asylum seekers fleeing wars and economic- and climate-related depredations in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. The upshot of these upheavals brought proto-fascists to challenge the welfare… Read More 2016: Crisis & Opportunities by Russell Maroon Shoatz

Maroon’s Win, Commutation, Parole for Lifers and Toxic Prisons

Greetings Fighting Maroons! Welcome to our July newsletter. In these ever-turbulent times, where tragic news seems a constant, we hope this message finds you and your loved ones in both good health and resilient spirits. After a momentous last month, we’re pleased to bring you the latest info on Maroon’s lawsuit settlement with the Pennsylvania… Read More Maroon’s Win, Commutation, Parole for Lifers and Toxic Prisons

Maroon Sues DOC and Wins! Settlement Reached

Settlement reached in Shoatz v. Wetzel July 11, 2016: Pittsburgh PA —A settlement has been reached in the case of Shoatz v. Wetzel, which challenged the 22-year solitary confinement of Abolitionist Law Center client and political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz. This brings an end to litigation begun in 2013. In February 2014, following an international… Read More Maroon Sues DOC and Wins! Settlement Reached

Mobilizing for Pittsburgh Trial, Solitary Voices, Majid – Rise in Peace

Greetings Maroon supporters, Welcome to our April newsletter! This month, we bring you the latest on Maroon’s forthcoming trial, a brief message on the recent passing of long-held political prisoner Abdul Majid, audio from a recent panel discussion on solitary confinement at the University of Pittsburgh Law School (including Albert Woodfox and Robert King), and… Read More Mobilizing for Pittsburgh Trial, Solitary Voices, Majid – Rise in Peace

New Court Date, Tribute to Mondo, Interview with Ashanti Alston

Spring Greetings Maroon’s Global Support Network! Welcome to another installment of our monthly newsletter. Much respect and deep gratitude to everyone who’s reached out and stayed engaged with the latest developments in Maroon’s case. A special thank you to those who came out for last month’s Mahogany Stroll, our successful Maroon Wear Fashion Freedom Fundraiser… Read More New Court Date, Tribute to Mondo, Interview with Ashanti Alston

Big Victory for Maroon, Albert Woodfox! & Fashion Fundraiser

February 2016 Newsletter Greetings Maroon supporters, Hope this message finds you in good health and spirits. In this month’s newsletter, we bring you word of a tremendous development in Maroon’s suit against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, an update on the recent release of long-held political prisoner Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, and a… Read More Big Victory for Maroon, Albert Woodfox! & Fashion Fundraiser

January News from Maroon’s Global Network

Celebrating Two Years Since Maroon’s Release to General Prison Population, Report-back from the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee’s 20th Anniversary Political Prisoner Family Dinner, and Bryan Stevenson on Strategies for Justice January 2016 Newsletter Greetings everyone, Hope the start of 2016 is treating all of you well. The Shoatz Family and Friends welcome you back to… Read More January News from Maroon’s Global Network