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On Friday September 26, 2012, prisoners in California resumed a hunger strike that had been suspended at the end of July after receiving statements by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation that prison officials will meet some of prisoners' demands. "On the Block" speaks with Isaac Ontiveros about the recent developments. Also on Friday, Cynthia McKinney spoke to an audience in Philadelphia's Calvary United Methodist Church about her visit to Libya earlier this year. Here is a recording of her presentation.
Oct 3 2011 - 12:53pm
Sep 29 2011 - 11:26am
The Sinai Slums fire took place on the morning of 12 September and left more than one hundred people dead. Dozens were injured with severe burns while hundreds were left homeless. Re-posted from IMC-Kenya.
Sep 26 2011 - 7:50am
Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty explains what the Troy Davis case is all about:
Time is running out for Troy Davis who is scheduled for execution tomorrow. It's not too late. There's too much doubt in this case and the risk of executing an innocent man is way too high.
Sep 21 2011 - 8:16am
Here is WSQT Radio (90.5 in DC, 2 hour broadcasts) coverage of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City. For the weekend, the central part of Wall Street has been blocked off while thousands or protesters have been swarming everywhere else nearby. If protesters can force the cops to keep the barricades Monday, the resulting traffic could itself severely hobble Wall Street's operations!
Sep 20 2011 - 8:24am
SHE IS NOT UTILIZING THE NEW SKILLS OUR YOUNG PEOPLE NEED TO COMPETE IN TODAY’S WORKFORCE. THEY SHOULD BE TRAINED IN SOLAR PANEL FITTING, WIND TURBINE MANUFACTURING, URBAN GARDENING. INSTEAD OF PROPOSING NEW VOCATIONAL CURRICULUM, ACKERMAN HAS WORKED WITH THE OLD SYSTEM AND ENDS UP CUTTING VOCATIONAL TRAINING.
Sep 5 2011 - 10:03am
Early in the morning on Wednesday, August 24, journalists from ThisCantBeHappening! took on the Philadelphia Inquirer, conducting a leafletting “happening” in front of the paper’s soon-to-be-sold headquarters building on Broad Street. The "Inky", as it is known locally, is the nation's third-oldest surviving daily.
Aug 26 2011 - 7:44pm
Aug 19 2011 - 8:56am
"This summer, Philadelphia should join the growing number of cities and states around the country that have demanded an end to the controversial practice of turning local police records over to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – essentially turning community safety officers into immigration agents," stated Maria Quiñones-Sánchez.
Maria Quiñones-Sánchez has been active in her the community for decades. She currently serves here community as a elected representative to city council. She has posted this petition around the web and she sent me copy via Facebook.
Aug 13 2011 - 4:34pm
We discuss the recent statewide hunger strike initiated by prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison. The strike is put in context, alongside a statewide grassroots movement calling for cuts in prison spending to address California's budget crisis, and a recent US Supreme Court ruling that calls for the reduction of California state prisoners by at least 30,000, in response to overcrowding.
Aug 10 2011 - 4:06pm