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  • Kicking off her race for re-election earlier this year, Lynne Abraham used the power of her incumbency to run campaign advertising. Under the guise of the city fighting domestic abuse, the Abraham ad appears throughout the SEPTA system.

    Apr 30 2001 - 12:00am
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  • Several dozen activists from diverse backgrounds and ideologies gathered last Thursday, bent on booting District Attorney Lynne Abraham and electing underdog Alexander Z. Talmadge, Jr in the May 15 Democratic primary election. Longtime GOTV foot soldiers sat alongside those who, until recently, were convinced that voting accomplished nothing except to prop up a sagging system. The striking consensus: now is the time to change the landscape of criminal justice in Philadelphia.

    Apr 30 2001 - 12:00am
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  • Over 150 demonstrators representing all causes affected by the FTAA, from consumer groups to labor to ACT-UP to enviromental activists rallied in solidarity at Philadelphia's City Hall and then marched to the Federal Building a mile away. Police blocked traffic and remained peaceful. On Saturday, a group of of Philadelphians gathered with other protestors at a US/Canada border point in Vermont after being denied entry into Canada.

    Apr 27 2001 - 12:00am
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  • University Park, PA - Administrative officials of Penn State University attempted to sponsor a "unity" march in response to racist death threats made to prominent black student leaders. The march, organized by administrators without consulting black student groups, was quickly taken over by the Penn State Black Caucus. The march instead became a protest rally against the university's decision to eliminate faculty positions, cut programs and consolidate departments within the diversity cirriculum.

    Apr 27 2001 - 12:00am
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  • PA State Representatives Edward Wojnaroski (R-Cambria) and Jeff Coleman (R-Armstrong) have each introduced legislation that would enable the state to offer “pro-life” license plates. While Rep. Coleman’s bill does not address the disbursement of proceeds from the sale of such license plates, Rep. Wojnaroski’s bill specifies that a portion of each $35 license plate sale would fund Crisis Pregnancy Centers.

    Apr 26 2001 - 12:00am
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  • Members of ACT-UP Philadelphia, the Mobilization for Global Justice, and others met at McPherson Square, Thursday morning and marched to the Winder Building which houses the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Robert Zoellick. Activists decried policies included in the upcoming Free Trade Area of the Americas which they say deny life-saving medicines to poor people in the United States and other countries worldwide.

    Apr 13 2001 - 12:00am
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  • While Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Timoney faces front page scandals of police misconduct and subsequent cover-ups, protesters facing charges from last August’s Convention have successfully raised doubts about police testimony in court. On Thursday, March 15, a jury found 19-year-old, Matthew Berghs innocent of all charges related to his participation in the protests despite surprise testimony by Timoney. The first felony group trial is scheduled for April 6 in front of Judge Pamela Dembe. All four defendants, originally charged with aggravated assault and conspiracy, are now facing felony riot and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

    Apr 4 2001 - 12:00am
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  • Braving late winter rain and chills, over 200 people rallied at Love Park on Saturday, March 24 to support the closing of the School of the Americas in Ft. Benning, GA. Organized by the Northeast chapter of the School of the Americas Watch, the rally condemned the recent reforms enacted by the Department of Defense in response to protests and increasing criticism of the school, which trains Latin American soldiers in combat techniques. Speaking at the White Dog Cafe on Wednesday, March 21, founder of SOA Watch Father Roy Bourgeois called the S.O.A the "military arm of the IMF and the World Bank."

    Apr 4 2001 - 12:00am
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  • As the Zapatista’s culminated their two week march from the mountains of Chiapas with their historical meeting with the Mexican legislature on Wednesday, March 28, Wooden Shoe Books along and the Philadelphia Direct Action Group played host to the publisher and editor of the first english language collection of Subcomandante Marcos’ writings.

    Apr 4 2001 - 12:00am
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  • On February 14, RCN Corp. withdrew an application to construct a new open video cable television system in two of Philadelphia's four cable districts. RCN and the Philadelphia Community Access Coalition (PCAC) charged that Comcast Corp., which currently holds exclusive franchises in both districts, used its political influence to block the proposal.

    Mar 24 2001 - 1:00am
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