At AfGJ we support Prisoners of US Empire by campaigning for their freedom, both because it’s essential to take care of our own, but also because calling attention to emblematic cases highlights the repression that activists face by the United States government, even in other countries.
What is US Empire? As Noam Chomsky puts it, it’s an “integrated policy of US military and economic supremacy” that functions to exploit the world. Prisoners of US Empire are political prisoners who have been incarcerated because of their activities for liberation from and/or resistance to US empire, or because they are for some reason or other considered obstacles to US empire and its designs. Their activities may be characterized as anti-war and anti-militarist, pro-democracy, anti-nuclear, ecological, whistleblower and journalist, First Nations Liberation, Puerto Rican liberation, and more.