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BIG NEWS – Albert Woodfox to be freed
Posted By Anita Roddick Team on June 10, 2015
Topic : Human_rights
Yesterday (Monday 10th) Judge James Brady ordered the unconditional release of Albert Woodfox and barred a third trial, saying it could not be fair.

The court said it had found at least five factors in Woodfox’s favour, including his age and poor health and his limited ability to present a defence at a third trial in the light of the unavailability of witnesses.

It also cited its “lack of confidence in the state to provide a fair third trial, the prejudice done onto Mr Woodfox by spending over 40 years in solitary confinement, and finally the very fact that Mr Woodfox has already been tried twice and would otherwise face his third trial for a crime that occurred over 40 years ago”.

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Posted By Anita Roddick Team on February 5, 2015
Topic : Human_rights
GREAT NEWS for ALBERT WOODFOX, the entire bench of 19 Judges of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has turned down Buddy Caldwell’s (Attorney General) appeal for a review and rehear - there was NOT ONE dissenting opinion! Caldwell can now only appeal to the US Supreme Court, or go for a retrial, or let Albert go. Today we celebrate this achievement but there will be much behind the scenes activity now so be patient it is going our way.

Let’s also keep Herman in our thoughts.
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Albert Woodfox Needs Your Help
Posted By Anita Roddick Team on January 28, 2015
Topic : Human_rights
Please help support Albert Woodfox, an innocent man held in solitary confinement for 42years, and the best way to do that is to go to the website. Open up the subsection BLOG and read the current news behind campaigns and prepare for whatever comes next. Forget the personalities, it is the system that has let Albert down so badly..they need to come clean and let him be released.

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Sam Roddick on Corporate & Economic Responsibility
Posted By Anita Roddick Team on January 13, 2015
Topic : Brilliant
Sam tears up her notes and delivers a rousing, passionate and inspiring talk from the hip about corporate and economic responsibility and the lessons she learned both from her parents and from running her own very successful business.

Sam delivered this talk at a TEDx event held in Brighton last Autumn.

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It's Not A Technicality, It's The Constitution.
Posted By Anita Roddick Team on December 2, 2014
Topic : Human_rights
Brilliantly reasoned article by James Gill showing that the State of Louisiana's reasons for keeping Albert Woodbox in solitary confinement for over 42 years are not only flawed, they are illegal.

Read the article here.

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