NCPCF Videos

  • Attorney Stephen Downs: Inventing Terrorists – The Lawfare of Preemptive Prosecution

    Attorney Stephen Downs: Inventing Terrorists – The Lawfare of Preemptive Prosecution. July 9, 2013. 10 min.Attorney Stephen Down, the co-author of “Inventing Terrorists” is speaking about the 175-page study that exposes the abuses of the government’s post-9/11 policy of restive prosecution of domestic terrorism cases.

     
  • Lynne Jackson: Inventing Terrorists – The Lawfare of Preemptive Prosecution

    Lynne Jackson: Inventing Terrorists The Lawfare of Preemptive Prosecution. June 9, 2014. 6 min.

    Lynne Jackson – Inventing Terrorists: The Lawfare of Preemptive Prosecution. “Inventing Terrorists” is a 175-page study that exposes the abuses of the government’s post-9/11 policy of preemptive prosecution of domestic terrorism cases.

     
  • Attorney Kathy Manley – Inventing Terrorists: The Lawfare of Preemptive Prosecution

    Attorney Kathy Manley – Inventing Terrorists: The Lawfare of Preemptive Prosecution. 6/9/14. 10 min.
    “. . . the war on terror has been largely a charade designed to make the American public believe that a terrorist army is loose in the U.S., when the truth is that most of the people convicted of terrorism-related crimes posed no danger to the U.S. and were entrapped by a preventive strategy know as preemptive prosecution.”

     
  • The CMU Graduate

    The CMU Graduate. (17 min.) Hatem Fariz describes what is was like to spend 3 1/2 years in a Communication Management Unit in a maximum security federal prison. “That was the hardest thing – when my youngest used to come visit and he cannot get a hug from me.”

     
  • Prison Visits With My Loved One

    Prison Visits With My Loved One. May 3, 2013. (6 min.) Three people – a wife, a daughter and a mother – describe what is is like to visit their loved one in prison. They are all family members of political prisoners who have been unjustly imprisoned.

     
  • Tameema Ahmed: Visiting My Brother

    Tameema Ahmed: Visiting My Brother. May 5, 2013. (3 min.)
    Tameema Ahmed is the sister of Haris Ahmed, who was a victim of “preemptive prosecution” and is now a political prisoner. She describes the difficulty of visiting a brother who is imprisoned 2000 miles from home.

     
  • Majida Salem: Taking My Children to Visit Their Father in the CMU

    Majida Salem: Taking My Children to Visit Their Father in the CMU. May 5, 2013. (6 min.)
    Majida Salem, the wife of Ghassan Elashi, describes what it is like to take her children to visit their father in the Communications Management Unit (CMU) of a federal prison. Ghassan Elashi, one of the Holy Land Five, was sentenced to 65 years for feeding the hungry.

     
  • Noor Elashi – Speaking About Her Father

    Noor Elashi – Speaking About Her Father. First United Church of Tampa, March 24, 2013. Noor Elashi spoke about her father Ghassan Elashi who was one of the founders of the Holy Land Foundation in Texas. He was sentenced to 65 years for giving money to charities in Palestine.

     
  • End Government Political Repression

    End Government Political Repression. With Noor Elashi, John Cline, and Mick Kelly. Noor Elashi spoke about her father Ghassan Elashi. Mr. Elashi, one of the founders of the Holy Land Foundation in Texas, who was sentenced to 65 years for giving money to charities in Palestine. His attorney John Cline also spoke about the Holy Land Five case. Mick Kelly, a peace activist, spoke about the FBI raid on his house.

     
  • Voices of the Families

    NCPCF Event. From Trauma to Liberation: A Conference on Healing, Justice, and Empowerment for Families of Political Prisoners. Voices of the Families. Alexandria, VA, November 9 – 11, 2012. (112 min.)
    The families of political prisoners share poetry and stories. Mauri Saalakan of the Peace and Justice Foundation also spoke.