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RT has become the first TV channel in the world to speak to former journalist and Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal since he was removed from death row in January. Abu-Jamal will spend his life behind bars for killing a police officer in 1981.
Considered by many to be a flagrant miscarriage of justice, the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal has gained much attention worldwide. The defense claimed Abu-Jamal is innocent of the charges as the testimony of the prosecution's witnesses was not reliable. For decades, supporters have rallied behind him.
Abr 11 2012 - 6:29pm
Decarcerate PA held a march/rally on Thursday to call attention to the issue of America putting too many people into prison.
Abr 6 2012 - 2:52pm
Last night a coalition of over sixty organizations and hundreds of individuals gathered to formally launch an ambitious campaign — to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania. "Decarcerate PA" was initiated by ex-prisoners, prisoners families, and allies who are convinced that mass incarceration does far more harm than good.
DecarceratePA is taking its message to Governor Corbett on April 5th:
3pm- Governor Corbett’s Philly office (200 S. Broad St.)
4pm- Criminal Justice Center (1301 Filbert St.)
5pm- Love Park (15th St. & JFK)
Abr 1 2012 - 8:37pm
Can we Occupy the budget debate? The Congressional Progressive Caucus actually has a good proposal on the table, but the chattering class and the press corps are fixated on Representative Ryan's plan, which doesn't meet any criteria of reasonableness or rationality. But it does meet the criteria of "austerity," the idea that addressing the "debt crisis" takes precedence over all other possible priorities. What is to be done? Fortunately, grassroots organizers have some ideas and are gearing up to act.
Mar 24 2012 - 2:53pm
A two-part interview with filmmakers Stephen Vittoria and Noelle Hanrahan by Alex Simon from Huffington Post, reprinted with permission by Prison Radio, who first began recording Mumia Abu-Jamal's radio broadcasts in the early 1990s. Prison Radio is based out of San Francisco. Their new film is "Long Distance Revolutionary." Part 1 | Part 2 | mumia-themovie.com | prisonradio.org
Mar 17 2012 - 6:06pm
PA passes voter disenfranchisement bill disguised as a voter-ID bill. The Democratic Party of Pennsylvania condemned the law passed by the state legislature on Wednesday as a waste of taxpayer money.
Mar 15 2012 - 1:04pm
…the newest attack of vague language is aimed at your 1st Amendment rights of Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Assembly and Freedom to Petition. It is found in the pending legislation of H.R. 347, innocuously titled the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011″. As currently worded, it might as well have been called the “Federal We’re Too Important To Be Annoyed By Your Protest Act of 2011″...
Mar 10 2012 - 1:43pm
As they appear to have forgotten the whole point of Occupy Wall Street, that it's not the deficit, but inequality and unemployment that are America's primary problems, the austerity bug has been infecting some Democrats with its stinking, horribly awful, degenerative disease.
Mar 5 2012 - 3:07pm
India’s economic ascent seems like it should be the envy of the world’s richest nations; with rocketing growth rates and gargantuan consumer and labor markets, India's destiny as Asia's next superstar looks beyond a doubt. Except Indian workers just gave the boosters of global capitalism a few million second thoughts.
Mar 1 2012 - 9:40pm
Kenya Indymedia has reported that on Tuesday, February 21, radio journalist and organizer Stephen Nyash was shot dead in the Korogocho ghetto of Nairobi, where he had lived and worked for most of his life. Korogocho is the third largest slum in the world . At writing, the motive for his murder is not clear.
Feb 25 2012 - 10:17am