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Greg Fuchs on the ten photographs he's published on this site:
These ten photographs were taken on the day after two planes crashed into the World Trade Center causing their collapse. I went to Chambers Street, which was as far south as the authorities allowed any press, just a couple blocks from ground zero.
On the day of the crash I knew every journalist on the island would clamor down to ground zero. I thought my time would be better spent analyzing the media coverage of events and talking to my loved ones.
I am outraged by the thousands of deaths. I am saddened by the swift and jingoistic cries for vengeance. I am scared at the thought of our current and future loss of civil rights. And I wish in our attempt to heal that we'll really consider how we are all culpable.
Sep 13 2001 - 11:00pm
The recent media coverage of the reports that United Airlines Flight 93 was brought down by the heroic struggle between the passengers and the terrorists raises, I think, some real questions about how information is being distributed by the government and presented by the media during this time of crisis. The media coverage suggests that it is probably the case that the plane was taken down as part of that struggle, but ignores a significant number of facts that were also reported over the last few days.
Sep 12 2001 - 11:00pm
In order to remember the victims of today's terrorism, and their families, as well as all victims of terror and war, a few of us from the Peace and Justice Community have been talking about the need to get together for reflection and support for each other, and our commitment to nonviolence, during this time of tragedy.
We are suggesting that we meet at Friends Center (1501 Cherry Street) today (Wednesday, September 12) at 7:00 pm. Please come prepared to share a brief reflection.
Sep 11 2001 - 11:00pm
On september 6th, about 50 citizens protested outside a $250/seat celebration of the monopolist power of Comcast, a national player in the coporate quest to dominate media. In philadelphia, they have stalled public access television for close to 20 years, making Philly the only major city in the country that lacks any public access channel.
Sep 8 2001 - 11:00pm
A new affadavit has been filed pertaining to the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The affadavit states that a court stenographer overheard the presiding judge in the case state "...I'm going to help them fry the ni**er."
Ago 28 2001 - 11:00pm
Over one thousand people had gathered in Philadelphia by 9:00 AM on Friday, August 17th to demonstrate their support for Mumia Abu-Jamal, the famous African-American journalist convicted in 1983 of killing police officer Daniel Faulkner. Mumia's trial has been criticized across the globe as grossly unjust and ineffective, yet he has not been granted a new trial on constitutional grounds even after years of seeking appeals.
This morning's hearing, in process now before common pleas court Judge Pamela Dembe, will address a request for a "post-conviction relief hearing" to review the evidence contained in a brief submitted by Mumia's new legal team on May 5, 2001. The brief contains the five new affidavits, including that of a man claiming to be the actual killer of Officer Faulkner. Lawyers and activists warn that if the new hearing is not ordered, Governor Tom Ridge could sign a death warrant in earnest. Read More
Ago 16 2001 - 11:00pm
An IMC journalist had an opportunity on Wednesday (8/15/01) to speak at length with the President of the American Correctional Association (on left in photo). Topics discussed include the privatization of prisons, the growing prison population in the United States, the death penalty, and the ACA's controversial accreditation process. Interview is included in its entirety, 24:38.
Ago 15 2001 - 11:00pm
This morning Philadelphia ACT-UP led a march of several hundred people, many of whom are currently in treatment for HIV-AIDS, from the Philadelphia Convention Center into City Hall to demand Mayor John Street end the city's $25 million contract with prison health care provider, Prison Health Services. ACT-UP, members of the Philadelphia Prison System's Correctional Officers Union and even members of City Council have accused PHS of providing substandard, occasionally even
deadly, medical care.
Prison Health Services' web site extols its virtues as a company that ensures "each individual receives the most appropriate level of service in the most appropriate clinical setting" while streamlining management structure and reducing per-inmate medical expenses by 27% in a three year period. Critics accuse the corporation of reducing costs by not often providing prisoners, especially those with HIV-AIDS, with proper medication or even standard care. They point to privatization as a key element in the deterioration of prison health care.
Ago 14 2001 - 11:00pm
Several hundred prison activists converged tonight in Philadelphia to march against the Prison-Industrial Complex and the annual convention of the American Correctional Association. The diversely populated march stopped at several criminal justice related institutions in Philadelphia, including the police administration building, a new federal jailhouse, and "America's deadliest DA" Lynne Abraham's office. Prisoners inside the federal detention center showed solidarity from the inside by knocking on the windows, raising fists, and waving towels in support. The march also confronted ARAMARK and Marriot, two corporations that profit from prison labor. More demostrations are planned for this week.
Ago 13 2001 - 11:00pm
Ago 12 2001 - 11:00pm