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Loretta Lynn Was Kidnapped From Kentucky Taken To Washington State (tags)

Green peace cannot easily be called to be attentive to the environmental scourges and debates that are in daily u.s. life. In past years Greenpeace USA has bought as well as maintained a bus to travel to places in the continental us. This freedom to travel has brought investigators to the areas near Baton Rouge Louisiana an extensive zone of conlict.

Sugar Plantation s in South FL add pesticide to farmland near Everglades r red tide 50 (tags)

Florida is in the top 5 agricultural produces. While farm laborers have earned many victories, little aatention covers the gallons of liquid and dry pesticides that are part of the cultivation rows. Sugar plantations are part of the farming history of Louisiana. Large scale cultivation has left Louisiana for farms in Mejico.

HARVEY DISASTER (tags)

We disparately need more volunteers UNITED STATES CIVIL DEFENSE ASSOC ON RED ALERT HARVEY DISASTERS USCDA needs volunteers Call 949 697-5676 or E-mail to: mvwsr@aol.com

Cheap Mexican Sugar Imports Hurt Florida and Louisiana (tags)

Mexican corporations are now exporting 4 billion US dollars worth of cooking and table sugar that previously came from southern Louisiana as well as an area near Lake Okeechobee near Miami metro.

Plantations Were Prisons: Mobilizing for the Aug. 19 Prisoners Human Rights March (tags)

Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell confronts the history and legacy of slavery head-on, asserting: "When it comes to African Americans, we have been incarcerated from the time we arrived in this country. Plantations were prisons. The change from incarceration on a plantation, to incarceration in custodial institutions, to incarceration where there are no physical limitations, but where one exists in a state of civic and political oppression, in my view, is nothing more than semantics. Mass incarceration started when slavery started."

Restorative Justice Is Needed For Albert Woodfox, The Black Panther Party And The Nation (tags)

On Monday, June 8, 2015, US District Court Judge James Brady ruled that the Angola 3's Albert Woodfox be both immediately released and barred from a retrial. Among those who communicated with Albert during that emotional week was Southern University Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell. In the days following Judge Brady's ruling, she was a featured guest on several television and radio shows that focused on Albert's case, including National Public Radio. In this interview with Angola 3 News, Prof. Bell discusses her new law journal article and reflects upon the latest developments in Albert's fight for freedom. She argues that recent Angola 3-related media coverage in the US is becoming "more substantive," and that this month "the media got bolder and began digging deeper than just a soundbite."

New petition for Albert Woodfox launched today by Amnesty International; Please sign! (tags)

Urging people to sign the new petition launched today, Jasmine Heiss of Amnesty International USA declares: "Allowing Albert his freedom is the only just and humane action the state can take after decades of holding him in cruel and inhuman conditions. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal must ensure that the state stops standing in the way of Albert's freedom. Tell the Governor: Stop wasting valuable taxpayer resources. Help ensure Albert's release without further delay. It is imperative that justice delayed does not become justice denied. Albert has endured the unthinkable. It is unconscionable to hold him for a single day longer.

Albert Woodfox: 41 Years in Solitary Unjustly (tags)

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A Moral Outrage: Rev. Dr. Patricia Bates on the torture of Albert Woodfox (tags)

We interview Rev. Dr. Patricia Bates from the National Religious Coalition Against Torture (www.nrcat.org), who attended Albert Woodfox's recent January 7 oral arguments before the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and made a statement at the press conference outside the courtroom on behalf of NRCAT.

Herman Wallace: Free at Last (tags)

police state

End 41 years of cruel and inhuman solitary confinement for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 (tags)

Below is a new statement, just released by Robert H. King urging people to support Amnesty International's newly-launched campaign supporting Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3. This month, Woodfox's conviction was overturned by US District Court Judge James Brady. In response Amnesty International has launched an online action campaign urging Louisiana Attorney General James Caldwell not to appeal this ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court.

Amnesty Intl urges State of Louisiana to not appeal Albert Woodfox's overturned conviction (tags)

In response to Judge Brady’s ruling this week that overturned Albert Woodfox’s conviction for a third time, Amnesty International has released a new statement calling on the Louisiana Attorney General to not appeal Brady’s ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court. The complete Amnesty statement is reprinted below.

Freedom for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, After 40 Years in Solitary Confinement? (tags)

After four decades of solitary confinement in the nation's most populated maximum-security prison -- and one of its most historically brutal -- a member of the internationally known "Angola 3" has reasonable cause to expect that he will soon be released, his attorneys and supporters say. The request to set free Albert Woodfox, 65, is being heard by the same federal judge who in 2008 ordered that Woodfox be released, a ruling that Louisiana prosecutors successfully appealed and blocked.

Justice served with stiff penalties against fraudulent teacher recruiter (tags)

We, members of the Filipino community and different Filipino-American groups here in the US, extend our congratulations to the hundreds of Filipino teachers for their victorious struggle against their deceitful recruitment agency Universal Placement Inc. (UPI) and its owner Lourdes Navarro. We are happy that after four years of brave and sustained efforts on different fronts and winning different battles along the way, the case has reached the federal court which found these defendants liable for engaging in fraudulent practices.

BTL:Amnesty International: Decades of Solitary Confinement at Louisiana’s Angola Prison Am (tags)

Interviews with Everette Thompson, southeast regional director of Amnesty USA, and Robert King, one of the Angola 3, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Retenes este fin de semana / Weekend checkpoints (25-27/feb/2011) (tags)

Pónganse listos y listas, hágan todo lo posible para difundir esta información.

Be wise, do everything possible to share this information.

BP cover up (tags)

BP continues to poison Gulf coast and people with systematic cover up

Gulf alert: Entire La. communities where vomiting blood (tags)

The weapon of mass destruction unleashed on Americans is an act of war. People of the Gulf Coast are pleading for support. Thus far, the WikiLeaks modified limited hangout has distracted the anti-war and truth movements from a war being waged on millions of Americans needing their solidarity.

BP's Insidious Coverup and Propaganda Campaign: Out of Sight, Out of Mind (tags)

"Yesterday I spoke with Clint Guidry, a Louisiana fisherman who is on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Shrimp Association and the Shrimp Harvester Representative on the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force created by Executive Order of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. “Right now, there is more oil in Barataria Bay than there has been since this whole thing started on April 20,” Guidry told me." BP oil is now turning up under the shells of post-larval blue crabs all across the northern Gulf of Mexico. Nearly all the crab larvae collected to date by researchers, from Grand Isle, Louisiana all the way over to Pensacola, Florida, have oil under their shells. Further analysis is showing that the crabs likely also contain BP’s Corexit dispersant. On August 5th it was reported that a pair of fishermen in Mississippi “made an alarming discovery that has many wondering what’s happening below the surface” of the Gulf of Mexico. They found several full-sized crabs filled with oil." To para phrase Orwell: "If you're going to lie, lie big!"

Filipino teachers in US file class suit vs oppressive recruiters (tags)

Filipino migrant teachers in Louisiana today (August 5, US Central Time) filed a class lawsuit against Universal Placement International (UPI) and its Philippine based partner, PARS International for various offenses ranging from racketeering, human trafficking, extortion and mail and wire fraud.

NOT GOING 2 WEED OUT BAD APPLES IN OUR U.S. JUDICIAL SYSTEM 4 REAL JUSTICE 2 PREVAIL ??? (tags)

OUR GREAT COUNTRY IS SOMEHOW STILL ALLOWING CHIEF JUSTICE EDWARD DUFRESNE JR OF THE LOUISIANA STATE APPEALS COURT 2 JUDGE OTHERS IN AMERICA ???

Prop 14 Bait and Switch (tags)

Arguments against Proposition 14 on California's June 8th primary ballot

BTL:Toxic Chemical Dispersants Used on Gulf Oil Spill Endangers Marine Life and Cleanup Wo (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Permanent Destruction of Louisiana Marshland (tags)

The Louisiana marshland is being permanently destroyed by the multi-billion dollar profiting oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster. The biggest user of oil, the US military, should be abolished as it simply exists to maximize profits of the capitalist class. The second biggest user is the private passenger auto which must be replaced with massive free public transportation. The oil companies actually claimed they had this disaster under control. The marshlands need an 80 mile levy built TODAY to save the coastal areas. British Petroleum makes multi-billion dollars a year in profit and must pay for the levies, cleanup, lost wages, lost businesses and everything else 100% TODAY. Brasschecktv has the story.

The Jena Generation --An interview with Jordan Flaherty (tags)

If this city is going to recover, the first step is getting out the truth that New Orleans is not okay. Most of the country believes either that New Orleans has been rebuilt, or that, if not, it’s because people here are lazy and/or corrupt and wasted the nation’s generous assistance. But New Orleans is still a city in crisis. The oft-promised aid, whether from FEMA or various federal and private agencies, has not arrived.

The Angola Three: 38 Years in Prison Hell (tags)

focusing on America's gulag

3RD WORLD JUDICIAL INJUSTICES IN 5th CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE EDWARD DUFRESNE !!! (tags)

OUR U.S.MILITARY IS MADE UP OF POOR AMERICAN SOLDIERS WHO DIE TO PROTECT ALL AMERICANS FREEDOMS CHIEF JUSTICE EDWARD DUFRESNE !!!

CRUEL & DISHONEST JUDGE EDWARD DUFRESNE OF LOUISIANA BRINGS NEW HOPE FOR POOR AMERICANS ! (tags)

A FORMER CHARGED CRIMINAL NAMED GIDEON FROM FLORIDA IN 1963 ENABLED ALL OF OUR AMERICAN POOR THEIR RIGHT TO HAVE PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION AFFORDED THEM IN OUR U.S.CRIMINAL COURTS NATION~WIDE BY THE LEGAL VICTORY WITH HIS FEDERAL APPEAL CASE IN OUR U.S.SUPREME COURT. *** THESE REPORTED ON CRIMINAL ACTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE U.S. 5TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS IN LOUISIANA AGAINST 2,500 POOR AMERICANS SHOULD BE THE NEEDED PROOF TO ANY SANE AMERICAN THAT ANOTHER GIDEON ALSO NEEDS TO BE AFFORDED BY OUR U.S. CONGRESS OR U.S. SUPREME COURT TO ALL OUR POORER AMERICANS FOR THEIR U.S. FEDERAL RE~TRIAL APPEALS !!

WHERE ARE 60 MINUTES & 20/20 WHEN THE AMERICAN POOR NEED THEM PRESIDENT OBAMA ??? (tags)

CERTAIN OTHER AMERICAN FEDERAL APPEAL JUDGES ( LIKE CHIEF JUSTICE EDWARD DUFRENSE OF LOUISIANA) NATIONWIDE ARE ALSO DENYING POOR INNOCENT PRISON INMATES NEW RE-TRIALS ( WITHOUT EVEN VIEWING THE APPEALS) RIGHT ALONG WITH THE GUILTY PRISON INMATES BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO PROPERLY FORMULATE THEIR FEDERAL APPEAL RE~TRIAL LEGAL CASES !!!

BEING POOR & INNOCENT IN OUR AMERICAN PRISONS ALSO MEANS BEING GUILTY IN OUR U.S. PRISONS (tags)

DENYING THE INNOCENT POOR IN AMERICAN PRISONS THEIR POSSIBLE FREEDOMS ARE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY ISSUES THAT NEED CHANGE !!!

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY IN LOUISIANA PRESIDENT OBAMA OR BUSINESS AS USUAL AGAINST ~ POOR (tags)

POSSIBLE WRONGFUL EXECUTIONS BEING INFLICTED ON ONLY POOR AMERICANS NATION~WIDE , WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT FOR AN ESTIMATED 100,000 INNOCENT POOR AMERICANS WHO OBVIOUSLY WERE NEVER AFFORDED A PROPER LEGAL OR INVESTIGATIVE DEFENSE AND NOW THE HORROR OF OUR JUSTICES TO DENY NEW TRIALS IN La. WITHOUT EVEN LOOKING AT THEIR APPEALS ???

Visiting A Modern Day Slave Plantation --An Interview With Nancy A. Heitzeg (tags)

My interest in Angola is as both a paradigm of the Southern transformation of plantations into prisons and as a prototype for what we now call the prison industrial complex. Many old plantations in the South became prisons after the Civil War. Angela Y. Davis traces the initial rise of the penitentiary system to the abolition of slavery, writing: “in the immediate aftermath of slavery, the southern states hastened to develop a criminal justice system that could legally restrict the possibilities of freedom for the newly released slaves.”

Southern Injustice: Herman Wallace of the Angola 3 (tags)

Convicted of murder in a deeply flawed trial, Herman Wallace has spent nearly 37 years in solitary confinement. Will new evidence finally lead to his release?

LOUISIANA DIABETICS TO RECIEVE FREE GLUCOSE METERS FOR DIABETICS 800 306 0990 (tags)

LOUISIANA DIABETICS RECIEVE FREE HELP FOR DIABETIC SUPPLIES AND FREE GLUCOMETERS

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.

WILL THE ROYAL FAMILY NOW HELP PRESIDENT OBAMA ~ FREE THEM ? (tags)

WILL QUEEN ELIZABETH II & MICHELLE OBAMA TEAM UP TO BRING JUDICIAL JUSTICE TO OUR POORER AMERICAN'S ??

WILL ROYAL FAMILY NOW ALSO HELP PRESIDENT OBAMA ~ FREE THEM ? (tags)

WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA AND QUEEN ELIZABETH TELL THE US DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS ~ LET THESE PEOPLE GO !

WILL PRINCE CHARLES NOW HELP PRESIDENT OBAMA FREE THEM ?? (tags)

WHEN PREISDENT OBAMA TELLS THE US CONGRESS ~ LET MY PEOPLE GO !

WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA TOLD THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS, GIVE THEM LIBERTY OR GIVE THEM LAWYERS (tags)

WILL OUR DEMOCRATIC US CONGRESS CORRECT THIS AMERICAN INJUSTICE ??? (tags)

THIS IS ONLY THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG OF OUR UNDERFUNDED JUDICIAL SYSTEM THAT NEEDS...C*H*A*N*G*E.......

IS OUR AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM GUILTY OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION'S ??? (tags)

IF THIS IS A TRUE EVENT, AND IS HAPPENING NATIONWIDE, OUR CURRENT ELECTION OF THE NEXT PRESIDENT WILL BE OVERSHADOWED BY THIS HORROR !!!

Socialist Candidates to File Lawsuit for Inclusion on Louisiana Ballot (tags)

U.S. Presidential Candidate Brian Moore blast Louisiana officials for “shamelessly obstructing minor party access to ballot in aftermath of Hurricane Gustav;” accuses Governor Jindal and Secretary of State Dardenne of using natural disaster to protect John McCain and the GOP.

Urge Louisiana Governor Blanco to Pardon Gary Tyler Now (tags)

Urge Governor Kathleen Blanco to ensure that Tyler gets a new pardon board hearing, and then pardon Tyler before she leaves office in January Gary Tyler, an African-American man, is currently serving a life sentence without chance of parole for the 1974 murder of a 13-year-old white student. Although he was only 16 at the time of the incident, Tyler was charged as an adult in a trial that was seriously flawed. Despite a climate of extreme racial tension in the town of Destrehan, Louisiana, there was no change of venue for the trial. In addition, the jury was all white; members of the black community were deliberately excluded. Tyler's defense attorney did not interview any witnesses, failed to prepare for trial, and spent only one hour with Tyler throughout the entire year previous to the trial. Furthermore, since the trial, key prosecution witnesses have recanted their testimony.

Sports Figures Call for Gary Tyler's Freedoom (tags)

Tommie Smith and John Carlos were part of the most dynamic moment in the history of sports and struggle when they raised their black-gloved fists at the 1968 Olympics. Lee Evans was also a gold medal winner at those Olympics and a leader of the Olympic Project for Human Rights. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was a top-ranked boxer who spent almost twenty years in prison for a triple homicide before being exonerated after an international campaign to win his freedom. Jim "Bulldog" Bouton and Bill "Spaceman" Lee were all-star pitchers for the Yankees and Red Sox who told uncomfortable truths about both society and the game that they love. Etan Thomas plays for the NBA's Washington Wizards and stands in the tradition of the previous generation of political athletes. Together, they and other sports figures are are asking Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco for the release of Gary Tyler. Read the statement to see how Tyler's quest for justice has brought these and other extraordinary figures from the world of sports together.

TALIB KWELI & THE PEOPLE'S HURRICANE RELIEF FUND TEAM UP THIS SUNDAY NOV. 26TH IN LA (tags)

Join nationally and internatioanally renowned hip hop artist Talib Kweli, the Peoples Hurrican Relief Fund, Change the Game, The Labor /Community Strategy Center & Strategic Actions for A Just Economy (SAJE) for a town hall and open mic on Hurricane Katrina Survivors Right to Return to New Orleans. Los Angeles, CA – On Sunday, November 26th, from 4 to 6 PM at SAJE 152 W 32nd st, Los Angeles, CA.

Ride for Climate Justice: A Critical Mass Call to Action (tags)

On August 25th, 16 cities around the world will be swarming the streets by bike to demand an end to environmental injustice and bring the issue of climate change front and center.

Did oil corp canals increase Katrina flooding? (tags)

The development of wetland flood buffers combined with dredging for oil corporation's canals may have increased flood damage to New Orleans during hurricane Katrina..

LOUISIANA’S COASTAL TRIBES APPEAL FOR HELP (tags)

Four of Louisiana’s coastal Native American tribes issued an urgent appeal for support in the aftermath of Hurricane’s Katrina and Rita. Despite the buzz of recovery activity in New Orleans and on other parts of the Gulf coast, tribal leaders say they have been forgotten and their people continue to suffer.

Katrina’s Aftermath: The Catastrophe Continues (tags)

Katrina was not a natural disaster; it was and still is a social disaster. Katrina and its aftermath is the market at work for you

Battered by Katrina, Gulf Coast workers stand up (tags)

NEW ORLEANS — Gail Andrews, a quiet, unassuming African American woman from New Orleans East, found her mother two weeks after Hurricane Katrina. Six weeks later, she lost her again. This time forever. At age 68, Andrews’ mother died.

Rebuild Louisiana rally demands jobs, housing (tags)

BATON ROUGE, La. — Sporting union, NAACP and ACORN T-shirts, more than 1,000 rallied here Oct. 29 for jobs, living wages, affordable housing and public services for south Louisiana. Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and the Rev. Al Sharpton were joined by rank-and-file workers and community activists in calling for a rebuilding program that puts victims of Katrina and Rita first. Speakers also called on the federal government to supply grants, not loans, to local governments for basic services.

Labor and civil rights groups: We demand jobs, justice in Gulf (tags)

Oct. 29 rally in Baton Rouge to demand a ‘new direction’ for U.S. Gulf Coast union leaders hailed an action campaign launched by the AFL-CIO Sept. 30 to defend workers’ wages and rebuild their hurricane-torn states while turning the nation in a new direction that puts “people before profits.”

"The People are Boiling with Rage" (tags)

Hurricane Katrina had blown the problems in GW Bush's face that he wanted to be rid of with churches and caritas. The chaotic emergency relief was also a consequence of a policy of state dismantling and deregulation

URGENT Relief Needed for Native American Communities in Louisiana (tags)

CALL FOR URGENT RELIEF ACTION Hurricane Relief Needed in Native American Communities of Southern Louisiana

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/4/05) (tags)

Louisiana ecological harm called unprecedented.

BTL:People of New Orleans Fight for Voice in City's Reconstruction (tags)

Interview with Steve Bradbury, community organizer with New Orleans ACORN, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

BAHRC Medics in Lousiana Call For Licensed Volunteer MD's (and possibly NP's) (tags)

Hey Everyone, This is Michael K writing from Algiers in New Orleans. We have had a tremendous outpouring of support, in terms of materials and spirit, from from folks in the immediate community, the local region, and nation-wide. The main concern now is for medical personal who can prescribe meds. Under the Louisiana state of emergency, all MDs who have active medical licenses in their home state have instant prescribing privileges here in Louisiana--simply bring copies of your license and DEA. I am not sure if this applies to NPs--could someone check on this? I will have to leave Saturday or Sunday, and at this time, I've been the only physician regularly working in the clinic...We desperately need a prescribing clinician to be able to commit to being here for a bit of time... thanks michael k BAY AREA RADICAL HEALTH COLLECTIVE 415-702-5872

the newer centurions (tags)

Blackwater Mercenaries Deploy in New Orleans

IMPEACHED, REPARATIONS ORDERED (MASS MURDER WILL AGAIN-RESULT, OTHERWISE) (tags)

If it can be used to kidnapp Americans (and called "arrests"), certainly it can be used to IMPEACH.........

GOVERNMENT MASSACRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (tags)

GOVERNMENT MASSACRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bush Declares War on African Americans (Literally) (tags)

Combat operations are underway on the streets “to take this city back” in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. “This place is going to look like Little SOMALIA,” Brig. Gen. Gary Jones, commander of the Louisiana National Guard’s Joint Task Force told Army Times Friday as hundreds of armed troops under his charge prepared to launch a massive citywide security mission from a staging area outside the Louisiana Superdome. “We’re going to go out and take this city back. This will be a combat operation to get this city under control.”

Thugs, Criminals Counting American Votes (tags)

author: Daniel Hopsicker "An electronic voting system is to a mechanical one what a nuclear bomb is to a hand grenade... If someone manages to sabotage it, the results can be catastrophic." This article was originally posted to the Portland IMC - 12/9/04.

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