fix articles 110445, state supreme court
Waging War at Home and Abroad While Pledging Peace (tags)
Chicago's Mayoral Election: Rahm Emanuel's Eligibility At Issue (tags)
Alphonse D’Amato to testify, DASNY Contract Procedure Violated After adding MOB Firm (tags)
Former Senator D’Amato is scheduled to testify next week, in NY State Supreme Court, June 15 -16, 2010 as to his alleged role as the lobbyist who influenced New York State officials to include a MOB related construction firm onto a list of qualified contractors after they had already been disqualified by the quality control people within the New York State Dormitory Authority (DASNY). Thomas Murphy, then Executive Director of DASNY, testified that Richard Nasti told him to add the Scalamadres onto the list of qualified contractors even though Joseph and Fred Scalamandre both pleaded guilty to paying off the MOB and stealing tens of millions of dollars from several government agencies.
Fernando Lopez: Marriage Equality Activist Looks to the Future (tags)
San Diego marriage equality activist Fernando Lopez discusses his own relationship history, his involvement with Marriage Equality USA, the heartbreak of the Proposition 8 defeat and his own critique of the No on 8 strategy, the current Perry v. Schwarzenegger case and his outlook for the future of same-sex marriage in the U.S. A longer version of the interview published in the February-March 2010 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine.
The Recession Is Over, the Depression Just Beginning (tags)
America's economy is dire and worsening
Los Angeles Propostion 8 Court Decisions Evening Protests Photo Essay (tags)
A Photo Essay of The Proposition 8 Court Decision Protests that occurred in West Los Angeles and Hollywood on May 22, 2009
The Angola Three: Torture in Our Own Backyard (in Spanish and English) (tags)
They were framed for murder after organizing a Black Panther Party prison chapter at the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Together, Herman Wallace, Robert King, and Albert Woodfox have spent more than 100 years in solitary confinement.
Massive Movement Erupts in Opposition to Proposition 8 (tags)
Ex-slave and Abolitionist Fredrick Douglas famously observed that power cedes nothing without struggle. The history of civil rights movements in this country also demonstrate that even the most fundamental democratic gains are temporary at best without vigilant struggle that can potentially challenge the power of the rulers against the ruled. Nothing has ever been gained and secured by simply relying on the institutions of the state and its politicians. Any implementation of progressive measures on their part has only been the product of independent mass mobilizations that have kept their forces in the streets until the sought after gains were won. We have again been reminded of this by the recent passage of Proposition 8 in California, a bigoted mean-spirited ballot measure aimed at denying gays and lesbians the fundamental democratic right to marry whom they wish. Last June, after decades of constant organizing, educating, and protesting on the part of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people and their supporters, the California Supreme Court was compelled to legalize same sex marriages. The purpose of Proposition 8 was to overturn this gain, leaving 18,000 same sex marriages performed in California since June in question. However, social movements aren't like films that can be run backwards and then replayed in the exact same way. The narrow victory of Proposition 8 (52% against, 48% opposed) has resulted in the opposite of its intended effect. It has re-energized the struggle for LGBT rights to a major degree, so that many are calling this movement “Stonewall II” after that inaugural rebellious act of the modern U.S. gay rights movement fighting for their rights in 1969.
Massive Movement Erupts to Overturn Proposition 8 (tags)
March on Sacramento! Demand that Marriage Licenses Continue to Be Issued in All Counties in California! Demand the Immediate Overturn of Prop. 8!
The Cuban Five: Imprisoned for opposing Terrorism (tags)
The National Lawyers Guild and several legal and human rights organizations have called on the U.N. Human Rights Committee and the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture to launch a formal investigation of the United States government’s continuing violation of human rights of five political prisoners known as the Cuban Five.
Mumia's Oral Arguments set for May 17 (tags)
On May 17, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case of internationally renowned black death-row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal. The court will consider four different issues that it has already certified for appeal. It will then decide to either grant a new trial, affirm the life sentence, or re-instate the death sentence.
NAACP Says Mumia Abu-Jamal's Trial was Racist (tags)
“The blacks from the low income areas are less likely to convict. There's a resentment for law enforcement and a resentment for authority....you don't want those people on your jury, let's face it.”
RADIO INTERVIEW: Is Honoring Mumia Abu-Jamal A Crime? (tags)
Telephone interviews with Peter J. Wirs (Chairman of Philadelphia's 59th Republican Ward Executive Committee) and Robert R. Bryan, (Attorney for Mumia Abu-Jamal) about the new criminal charges filed against two French cities supporting journalist and death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Mumia's Best (and Last) Chance for a New Trial: A Legal Update (tags)
On October 23, attorney Robert R. Bryan (attorney for death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal) filed the 4th Step Reply Brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia. Because this should be the last round of reply briefs, Bryan estimates that the public hearing of arguments should begin within three months. After the hearing, the panel of judges will then decide whether to grant Abu-Jamal a new trial.
Is Honoring Mumia a Crime? by Hans Bennett (tags)
ARTICLE: Philadelphia's 59th Republican Ward Executive Committee files criminal charges against French cities supporting black death-row prisoner. WEBSITE ANNOUNCEMENT: This is the first article to be featured on writer Hans Bennett's new INSUBORDINATION photo-journalism website www.insubordination.blogspot.com
After 21 Years, DNA Testing Sets Man Free in Rape Case (tags)
The courts seldom make mistakes and in the rare cases when a person is falsely convicted it is quickly caught by the appeals courts. Yea that what the government wants you to believe. Almost 200 people have been freed from death row from DNA testing and that is probably just the tip of the iceberg. This innocent man rotted in jail for 21 years after being framed by the New York cops.
Labor must take the road of class struggle! (tags)
A Working Class Emancipation labor bulletin
Counter-resolution Ddefends Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)
Following last week's visit from Julia Wright and other French delegates in defense of Rue Mumia, Pam Africa and other supporters wrote their own Philadelphia City Council Resolution to counter the previous one condemning French support for Mumia and presented it at the Philadelphia City Council opening session on Thursday, September 14.
Party at the Farm (tags)
The farmers and the community get down so they don't get plowed under.
BTL:Ohio's Official Presidential Election Results Challenged by Recount and... (tags)
...Lawsuit Filed in State Supreme Court ~ Interview with Cliff Arnebeck, lawyer representing the Alliance for Democracy, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
There will never be another free and fair election in America ever again if George Bush is inaugurated as the President of the United States on January 20th. 2005 or at least until there is a civil war restablishing an open democracy.
2 + 2 = Five (tags)
There will never be another free and fair election in America ever again if George Bush is inaugurated as the President of the United States on January 20th. 2005 or at least until there is a civil war establishing an open democracy.
John Kerry/Jane Fonda photo FAKED (tags)
This photo of John Kerry, taken in Mineola in 1971 at the Register for Peace Rally against Vietnam, was doctored to show Kerry with anti-war activist Jane Fonda, and distributed via e-mail. (Photo by Ken Light / Corbis)