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  • As soon as rumblings started in Philadelphia’s political nooks and crannies that someone might contest popular Democratic incumbent Lynne Abraham for District Attorney, the specter of this city’s racialized history has run rampant. Yet this has not translated to substantive discussion of the nuts and bolts of racism.

    May 10 2001 - 12:00am
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  • Thoai Nguyen is a 1st generation Vietnamese immigrant. He is a longtime Philadelphia organizer and activist. Thoai is currently living in Bosnia-Hercegovina organizing a Roma (perjoratively known as Gypsies) Youth Network across the Balkans to fight against racist terror and police violence in post-communist Eastern Europe. The Brown Collective (BC) is a multi-racial, intergenerational collective working to highlight the racism and inhumanity of our criminal justice system. I recently had the chance to interview Thoai via email about the work of the Brown Collective, the prison industrial complex and globalization.

    May 10 2001 - 12:00am
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  • Philadelphia activist Terrence McGuckin was cleared of all charges stemming from his participation in RNC protests last August. Calling the prosecution's case "underwhelming" Judge Gary S. Glaser dismissed all remaining charges against McGuckin before the defense even presented its case.

    May 9 2001 - 12:00am
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  • On Friday, May 4, attorneys for radical journalist and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal released an affidavit from their client in which Mumia for the first time definitively denied any role in the 1981 killing of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Mumia's statement marks the first time he has publicly spoken out about details of what occurred the night Faulkner was killed.

    May 7 2001 - 12:00am
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  • Penn State administrators broke off negotiations late last week, and have not been back to the table since. Instead, administrators issued their own plan for diversity that satisfies some, but not all of the demands. Students, however, pledge to continue their sit-in, which is now entering day 7, until all demands are met.

    May 2 2001 - 12:00am
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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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