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  • On December 19th, 2011, the Occupy Los Angeles General Assembly consented upon the following statement:

    “Occupy LA supports in principle a General Strike on May 1, 2012, for migrant rights, jobs for all, a moratorium on foreclosures, and peace – and to recognize housing, education and health care as human rights, and calls for the building of a broad coalition to make that a reality.”

    Also, May Day will be commemorated at Elmwood Park from 2:30 to 4:00. Transportation from the Friends Center at Cherry St will be provided. Further details at PRAWNWorks.net.

    New York City May Day events.

    OccupyPhillyMedia.org reports on the Occupation of the banks in Philly.

    Abr 29 2012 - 8:03pm
    Occupy Together
  • The event marked 40 years of solitary confinement for Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, by exploring the expansion and overuse of solitary confinement, mobilizing support for the Amnesty International Petition to remove Wallace and Woodfox from solitary confinement (being hand delivered to LA Governor Bobby Jindal on Tuesday, April 17) and support for the California Hunger Strikers.

    The video features solidarity photos from Philadelphia, where the first experiment in solitary confinement in the United States began.

    Related: May 5 Launch of Campaign to free RUSSELL MAROON SHOATZ from Solitary Confinement | Call to End the Solitary Confinement Torture of Russell Maroon Shoatz

    Abr 17 2012 - 1:09am
    Angola 3 News
  • 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
    Exclusive to RT
  • 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
    PhillyIMC Collective
  • 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
    Reposted by Prison Radio
  • 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
    Eric Dolan - crossposted from Rawstory.com
  • …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
    jonathanturley.org crossposted from DC Indymedia
  • 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