The President, Pardons, A Push Toward the Vision for Black Lives

The President, Pardons, A Push Toward the Vision for Black Lives

It’s time for President Obama to take swift and substantial Executive Action- so what issues should we focus on in these last 100 days? The mass criminalization and incarceration of Black people permeates our nation at every level through schools, jobs , the 13th...
George Jackson: Releasing The Dragon (A Video Mixtape)

George Jackson: Releasing The Dragon (A Video Mixtape)

With original music and arrangements from jazz drummer Billy Kilson, Tim Hicks of the Cornel West Theory, Hec Dolo, Andre McKnight, Jake Freeman, and Bashi Rose and readings, commentary and performances by David Johnson (former comrade), Umar bin Hasan, Maisi and...
Film: The Walls of Jericho and the Movement That’s Shaking Them

Film: The Walls of Jericho and the Movement That’s Shaking Them

In the late 1990s, the Jericho Movement to free all U.S. political prisoners and prisoners of war began to take root. This two-hour documentary, The Walls of Jericho and the Movement That’s Shaking Them by Liane Scott, follows actions in support of Jericho that took...
Hipocresia! A Revolutionary Perspective On Obama’s Visit to Cuba

Hipocresia! A Revolutionary Perspective On Obama’s Visit to Cuba

A lot is being said about President Obama’s visit to Cuba, the increased engagement between the two countries, but I felt like there’s not enough of the conversation coming from those who are friendly to the Cuban revolution. So I first wanted to start...
Fundraiser for Rasmea Odeh

Fundraiser for Rasmea Odeh

An evening to celebrate the resilience of Palestinian community leader Rasmea Odeh and raise funds for her legal defense fund on March 13, 2015. The Institute for Policy Studies joins the DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival will screen “Women in...
Brown Bag: Meeting With Cast of The Island

Brown Bag: Meeting With Cast of The Island

The Island, written by famed South African playwrights Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona and inspired by a true story, takes place in a South African prison and revolves around a cellmate who is soon to be released, and another who is serving a life...
Author Event: What Lies Across the Water

Author Event: What Lies Across the Water

In light of America’s supposed post-9/11 zero tolerance policy toward countries harbouring terrorists, the story of the Cuban Five illustrates the injustice and hypocrisy of this case: why were these men who tried to prevent terrorist attacks against Cuba...
Tribute to Lynne Stewart and Political Prisoners

Tribute to Lynne Stewart and Political Prisoners

Radical human rights attorney Lynne Stewart has been falsely accused of helping terrorists but was merely exercising her responsibility and rights as defense attorney. In 2009 Stewart was sentence to 10 years in federal prison. Now suffering from stage 4 cancer, she...
Perspectives on Global Terrorism & Incarceration

Perspectives on Global Terrorism & Incarceration

This is a panel discussion on U.S. involvement in international terrorism and the incarceration of freedom fighters. The panel will be followed by a question and answer session led by Dr. Acklyn Lynch. The forum will begin with a film excerpt from Eyes of the Rainbow,...