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Citing Herman Wallace, Amnesty Intl Launches Campaign to Free Albert Woodfox (TAKE ACTION)

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Today Amnesty Intl declared: "Herman died a free man. Let's help Albert live as one." Before he died, Herman said: "I want the world to know that I am an innocent man and that Albert Woofox is innocent as well...The state may have stolen my life, but..."


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Animae C (507)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:32 pm
i have previously checked 'Angola 3 News' & signed all the petitions you post.

We continue the fight for Albert Woodfox!
Thank you Angola!

Birgit W (160)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:47 pm
Petition signed.

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:49 pm
I have signed this petition. In addition to this petition please consider signing these Petitions to end prolonged Solitary Confinement for all people.
End Prolonged Solitary Confinement

Stop The Abuse Of Solitary Confinement

Stop Prisons From Using Solitary Confinement

Nicole W (646)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:56 pm
s/s, ty

Angola T (397)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 8:00 pm
Thanks everyone so far!

This is today's email alert:

Herman died a free man. Let's help Albert live as one.

Herman Wallace died nine days before his 72nd birthday. The famed ‘Angola 3' prisoner succumbed to liver cancer on Friday, 3 days after being released from prison.

Herman survived more than 41 years of isolation, becoming a fierce activist calling for an end to the cruel, inhuman use of solitary confinement.

He died a free man, but the search for justice is far from over. The third member of the Angola 3, Albert Woodfox, is STILL being held in solitary confinement.

Albert was placed in solitary after a 1972 murder that he maintains he did not commit. There is no physical evidence linking him to the crime.

Albert's conviction has already been overturned three times — most recently by a federal district court — but the state obsessively appeals every time the court rules in his favor.

Before he died, Herman said this about Albert and their struggle for human rights:

"I want the world to know that I am an innocent man and that Albert Woodfox is innocent as well...The state may have stolen my life, but my spirit will continue to struggle along with Albert and the many comrades that have joined us along the way here in the belly of the beast."

I never met Herman, and yet I will always remember him as larger-than-life — a symbol of resistance to human rights abuses and injustice who refused to be silenced. More than 110,000 people like you rose up to free him — Now it's time to shine the light for Albert — take action.

In solidarity,

Jasmine Heiss
Campaigner, Individuals and Communities at Risk
Amnesty International USA

Jim Phillips (3247)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 8:19 pm
Amnesty International USA petition signed.

Way past time to let Albert Woodfox go free.

Ty, Angola T.

Jim Phillips (3247)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 8:23 pm
Petitions above in Dandelion's box signed as well.

Ty, Dandelion.

SusanAWAY A (219)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 8:24 pm
Noted, signed and shared.

Stan B (123)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 8:40 pm
Just signed. Thanks Angola.

JL A (281)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 10:16 pm
signed earlier, noted now

Judy C (91)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 10:19 pm
Signed & Tweeted. Thanks, Angola.

Also, signed & Tweeted your petitions, Dandelion.

Sheila D (194)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 10:35 pm
Gladly signed and noted. Thank you for bringing this out.

Angola T (397)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 10:41 pm
Thanks everyone!
At this rate, we'll be 'noted' to the front page by tomorrow!

Susanne R (235)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 11:57 pm
This, and all other petitions sent my way or that I've found online, have been signed. Thank you for all you've done to help Herman and Albert!

Gysele van Santen (213)
Friday October 11, 2013, 1:37 am
signed, thnx.

jeanne schreurs (205)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:04 am
Signed all.

Thanks everyone

Vivien Green (153)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:25 am
Noted,Signed and shared on FB.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:53 am
Signed and shared,TY Angola.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday October 11, 2013, 3:19 am
noted and signed

Past Member (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 3:30 am

Frances Darcy (92)
Friday October 11, 2013, 3:43 am
all signed

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:24 am
Signed. Albert has been overturned three times.

Past Member (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:03 am
Thank you for taking action! Shared on FB, thank you.

Angelika R (143)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:33 am
already signed the minute I got their email, also posted the link to your previous news post(UN High Commissioner)
Thx for posting Angola3, happy to see it on the front page as predicted; also thx to Sheryl, additional 2 petitions signed as well.
'Enough is enough,' said Steven W. Hawkins, Amnesty International USA executive director. 'Nothing can justify the cruel treatment that the state of Louisiana has inflicted on Albert Woodfox. It's simply unconscionable for the state to hold him one day longer..." - Nothing to add to this.

Lona G (66)
Friday October 11, 2013, 7:09 am
So sad that Herman dies only a few days after his release. Now we must make sure that Albert has more time to enjoy his freedom. Signed the Amnesty petition and the three Dandelion has given us.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Friday October 11, 2013, 7:42 am
Action taken. Thanks

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday October 11, 2013, 7:45 am
Signed all petitions, shared and noted.

Ann Welton (230)
Friday October 11, 2013, 8:36 am
Signed, noted and shared on facebook. Also signed and forwarded Dandelion's petitions as well. Thank you Angola3 and Dandelion.

. (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 8:48 am
Signed and Noted + Dandelion's

P A (117)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:02 am

fly bird (26)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:05 am
signed. thank you

cynthia l (207)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:11 am
petition signed

Phyllis P (232)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:32 am
I will take any and all action I can. 41 years in solitary confinement is cruel, whether you committed the crime or not. I am so sorry that man died 3 days after freedom, but I bet those were the sweetest 3 days he's had in a long time.

Lisa A (204)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:34 am
Thank you for adding your voice to the call to end prolonged solitary confinement. Signed the three that Dandelion posted as well, thanks!

. (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 11:24 am
enough already, let the man finish his life under a blue sky

Elizabeth Reynolds (60)
Friday October 11, 2013, 11:41 am
Signed and noted. Thank you for all your work for these men, and for the end of solitary confinement !!

ewoud k (68)
Friday October 11, 2013, 11:51 am

Thanks for posting, and thanks for the links Sheryl!

Kathleen R (192)
Friday October 11, 2013, 1:46 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you Angola and Ed for forwarding.

M B (62)
Friday October 11, 2013, 1:47 pm
I've signed Dandelion's petitions, thanks.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday October 11, 2013, 1:54 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 3:46 pm
signed last night!

S J (130)
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:35 pm
Done, thanks Angola. Signed all Dandelion posted, thank you.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:07 pm
Signed earlier today. Noted. Thanks, Angola.
Also signed all 3 petitions posted by Dandelion....many thanks!

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday October 11, 2013, 8:30 pm
Already signed. Over 40 years in solitary confinement is cruel and inhumane treatment.

Have a look at this 11 minute video that is on the Amnesty site Slavery in US Prisons . A real eye opener.

Fran F (116)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:45 pm
Signed to overturn this horrible injustice. Thank you, Cal, and thanks to Dandelion for 3 more petitions!

Fran F (116)
Friday October 11, 2013, 10:01 pm
Or as I should have said, thank you, Angola.

Constance F (418)
Friday October 11, 2013, 10:02 pm
thank you for the post, and to AniMaeChi for sending out ~ Yes, my pleasure to sign and also the others posted by Dandelion. reported the obnoxious spam here too.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 12:17 am
Signed including Danelions---thx Angola

Inge B (201)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 1:06 am


kate K (481)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 6:17 am
Noted and message sent

Kit B (276)
Monday October 14, 2013, 7:21 pm

Signed of course -

A man who may be locked up for a murder he did not commit should not be allowed to challenge his conviction, according to Justice Antonin Scalia and his three most conservative colleagues. And three members of the Supreme Court seem to believe that most people jailed due to unconstitutional convictions should have no recourse to the federal courts. At least, that’s what emerges from a four justice dissenting opinion written by Scalia in a case dealing with the rights of state prisoners who may be “actually innocent” of the crime they were convicted of committing. www.thinkprogress.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 2:47 am
Thank you Angola people,. and thank you Dandelion. All signed.

divergent revolution (309)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 4:46 pm
signed, california,you are better than this!
thanks Dandelion

SuSanne P (193)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 3:11 pm
Thank you Angola and Dandelion for sharing. I have already signed these petition in Dandelions news letter and am honored to note.

. (0)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 9:47 am
Signed and noted - thank to Angola and Dandelion

Gina Caracci (219)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 5:19 pm
All 4 signed..
That hes been locked up my whole life for NOTHING is unacceptable
Thx Dandelion for fwd and Angola for posting this important story

Thomas P (275)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 7:52 am
Noted and signed...thanks and thanks to AniMaeChi for the forward.
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