Category Archives: Brian’s Blog

The Gated Society: The U.S. love affair with incarceration, solitary confinement and torture

I live in a country (the USA which in mid-2011 had 311,800,000 people) that imprisons more than 2.5 million of its citizens on an average day in more than 9,000 jails and prisons, boasting the highest per capita detention rate in the world by far – 800 prisoners for every 100,000 people {Local jails: 785,556 [Bureau [...]

Guantanamo Hunger Strike/Vigil

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release:             Contact: Dan Shea Thursday, May 16, 2013            503-750-7649 Guantanamo Hunger Strike/Vigil Begins Today at 3:00 PM in front of Portland City Hall (Look for a large colorful banner and people wearing prison-style orange jumpsuits.) Seventy-one-year-old S. Brian Willson, a Viet Nam veteran member of Veterans For Peace, Portland Chapter [...]

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