fix articles 42662, legal defense fund
Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panthers -An interview with Angela A. Allen-Bell (tags)
In her new law journal article, “Activism Unshackled & Justice Unchained,” law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell concludes that the US government’s multi-faceted response to the BPP, primarily within the framework of the FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO, was indeed the very definition of terrorism. Bell writes that “the magnitude of the unwarranted harm done to the BPP has not yet been explored in an appropriate fashion. Much like a fugitive, it has eluded justice.” As a result, “the FBI's full-scale assault on the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s remains an open wound for the nation itself. This is more than a national tragedy; this is a human wrong.
BTL:Shooting Death of Trayvon Martin Provokes National Debate on Racial Profiling (tags)
Interview with Jin Hee Lee, Jin Hee Lee, assistant counsel with the Criminal Justice Practice Group, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, conducted by Scott Harris Interview with Jin Hee Lee, Jin Hee Lee, assistant counsel with the Criminal Justice Practice Group, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, conducted by Scott Harris
Mumia's death sentence held Unconstitutional by US Supreme Court (tags)
The US Supreme Court has rejected the Philadelphia DA's appeal of the appeals court rulings overturning Mumia's death sentence!
Queer Democrats Endorse Susan Davis for Re-Election to Congress (tags)
Ignoring Congressmember Susan Davis’s often surprisingly conservative record on issues like the war (she voted against the authorization to attack Iraq but has faithfully voted for every supplemental appropriation to fund the U.S.’s wanton aggressions in Iraq and Afghanistan), global trade and health care, the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club endorsed her for re-election seven months before the filing deadline and thereby foreclosed the possibility of considering a progressive primary challenger should one run, as Mike Copass of Progressive Democrats of America did in 2008.
GeoClan.com interview about Journalists for Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)
Those advocating this radical journalist's execution show a disturbing lack of concern about the undeniable problems of racism (and all documented police/DA/judicial misconduct) throughout this case. At the most fundamental level, the FOP-led 'Fry Mumia' campaign's lack of concern is racist....The FOP appeals to a racist lynch-mob mentality that has long infected the US, so calling this a 'legal lynching' is no exaggeration.
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.”
New Radio-essays by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)
Here are several new radio essays by black death-row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, including this first one about the new US Congress. Abu-Jamal's case it at a critical juncture with oral arguments expected any month. After these, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether or not to grant Mumia a new trial.
National Black Peoples Unity Convention to Convene In Gary, Indiana in March (tags)
Thirty-four years after the historic 1972 National Black Political Convention, a new group of activists will convene in Gary, Indiana from March 9 – 12. They will come together as participants, ready to formulate a strategy around not just a political plan, but around the more important agenda of a long term Black economic empowerment strategy.
Voting Rights Groups 'Block' Talk of Machine-Free Elections (tags)
These groups give people false hope, instead of a sensible solution.
International Call for Support and Action (resist the DNC) (tags)
We will resist the DNC with all of our might. We will make the delegates realize we do not want them in our fair city. We will refuse to recognize the State and we will continue to fight against the crook that is nominated. We will not ask for freedom, we will demand it.
Art Event to Benefit Tre Arrow (tags)
Join us for the Fancy Schmancy Art Event. Amazing art, from across the country and Europe will be on display and up for bidding! In the end, this effort is for the defense, not of just one man, but of JUSTICE!!
As racism pervades the body politic, A new civil rights movement grows (tags)
Trent Lott’s racist remarks earlier this month may have served to strengthen a growing civil rights movement to defend affirmative action. The Supreme Court agreed on Dec. 2 to hear Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, which have been described as the most significant civil rights cases since Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. The cases’ outcome will decide whether or not the nation’s colleges and universities can continue to use affirmative action in their admissions policies.
Canada's "Woodwards 54" Legal Defense Fund (tags)
A legal defense fund has been established to raise support for the defense of the 54 people charged with civil contempt of a Supreme Court order, at the Woodwards building in Vancouver, Canada, on Sept. 21/02.
Support The Baltimore Anti-Racist 28! (tags)
Silence Is Approval! Demand Justice Now!
Kingdom of Hawaii's Plight For Freedom (tags)
King of Hawai'i To Hold Two Day Event On the Grounds of Iolani Palace On the Island of Oahu...
Then why... (tags)