Betrayal at Attica: NY Violently Crushed Attica Prison Uprising Amid Negotiations, Then Covered It Up

On the 50th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, we look at the cover-up that began immediately after New York state police stormed the prison and opened fire, killing 29 inmates and 10 hostages. David Rothenberg, a member of the Attica Observers Committee brought into Attica to help negotiate a peaceful resolution, says the prison was “an institution that only knew how to run by punishment,” laying the groundwork for the uprising. “The event itself is almost a microscopic view of the failure of our criminal justice system and our prison system,” says Rothenberg. We also speak with filmmaker Michael Hull, director of the new HBO Max documentary…

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Tory anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter crunch stage

Senior Conservatives have reacted angrily to Boris Johnson’s handling of the Brexit trade negotiations and the threat to deploy Royal Navy gunboats to patrol UK fishing waters in the event of no-deal.Dad’s NavyThe Ministry of Defence has confirmed that four 80-metre armed vessels have been placed on standby to guard British waters from EU trawlers in the event that there is no new agreement on fishing rights after 31 December when transitional arrangements end.Reports also suggested that military helicopter surveillance will be made available and that ministers are considering beefing-up Navy powers in legislation to authorise them to board and arrest fishermen found to be contravening post-Brexit rules.…

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Brexit withdrawal negotiations show only independence can protect Wales

When it left the EU on 31 January 2020, the UK entered an 11-month transition period. At the end of this the UK will have ended a 48-year relationship with the EU. It should also have negotiated its future relationship with the EU. But – at the time of publication – Boris Johnson’s government has yet to do so. These final stages have shown Johnson’s failure to deliver the deal he said was “oven-ready”. It’s also shown the Tories’ preparedness to, once again, break the law. This reckless Tory approach means British consumers are facing higher prices. And, despite voting to leave the EU more than four and…

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