Open letter calls for urgent action to address over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people


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Open letter calls for urgent action to address over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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It’s time to stop investing in punitive criminal justice responses that trap Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in cycles of imprisonment and disadvantage, states open letter.Black and white image. Hand holding onto wire fence.

The open letter – which has been delivered to the Commonwealth Attorney-General, Christian Porter, and all State and Territory Attorneys-General – contains a five-point call to action.

More than 300 criminologists, lawyers and other academics from across Australia have signed an open letter calling on all Australian governments to take urgent action to address the over-criminalisation and over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The letter was initiated by members of the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice (CCLJ) at UNSW Sydney as a way of supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have been campaigning for justice…

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STOP EXECUTION IN FEDERAL PRISON IN TERRE HAUTE ON JAN. 14 and FRIDAY, JAN. 15


SAY NO TO DEATH PENALTY

———- Forwarded message ———
Von:Charlie Sullivan<cure@curenational.org>
Date: Sa., 9. Jan. 2021 um 14:38Uhr
Subject: Fwd: Please do one email NOW to stop the executions this week
To: Charlie Sullivan <charlie@curenational.org

Dear friends,
Beginning this Tuesday, Jan.12, there will be an execution at the federal prison in Terre Haute, IN. This will be followed by an execution on Thursday, Jan 14, and Friday, Jan. 15.
CURE has been doing all we can to stop these executions. There seems to be two ways to do this. The first is a direct way and that is toemail the President of the United Statespresident@whitehouse.gov.
The second is an indirect waywhich is to urge correctional officers not to participate. Back in the sixties and seventies, there was a saying that “Suppose they gave a war and no one came.” Similarly, “Suppose they gave an execution and no one…

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May 2nd 1945-Dachau Death March


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522 snow

There are a few amazing things about the death march from Dachau which had started on April 24,1945 and was headed to the Austrian border. Firstly it was a cold late April and early May because it was still snowing . Secondly there were still a few thousand victims alive but the most interesting thing is who saved the victims.

The victims were saved by the US 522nd Field Artillery Battalion. What was so special about this unit is that they were ‘Nisei’ they were  children of Japanese-born immigrants in the US.

What thought must have gone through the minds of he victims when they saw Japanese looking soldiers in a US uniform.

On 29 April a scouting expedition  of the 522nd found  a sub camp of  Dachau concentration camp.The camp was Kaufering IV Hurlach.

One of the men of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion spoke about what he saw…

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From Hawaii to the Holocaust-The Japanese Americans who liberated Dachau.


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The Japanese who liberated the Dachau Concentration camps complex..

The soldiers were from the 442nd Infantry Regiment an infantry regiment of the United States Army. The unit is most known as a fighting unit composed almost entirely of second-generation American soldiers of Japanese ancestry aka Nisei.
Although some of them had been in internment camps themselves, after the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Imperial army, they still volunteered for the US army, and even though many of their family members remained in internment camps these soldiers fought valiantly and were in fact one the most decorated units in the US Army.
The Nisei 522nd Field Artillery Battalion was organized as part of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team; but towards the end of the war, the 522nd became a roving battalion, helping out wherever they were needed.

They had the distinction of liberating survivors of the Dachau concentration camp…

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In this two-part documentary series, British journalist Sir Trevor McDonald ventures into Indiana State Prison´s Death Row (Engl./German) — SAY NO TO DEATH PENALTY


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