fix articles 51982, san quentin
Kevin Cooper: Will California Execute An Innocent Man? (tags)
Author J. Patrick O'Connor was recently interviewed in San Francisco about his research into the case of San Quentin death row prisoner Kevin Cooper, whose appeal at the Ninth Circuit Court was recently denied, with Judge William Fletcher writing a stinging dissent, declaring that the "State of California may be about to execute an innocent man.” This fall, Cooper will be appealing to the US Supreme Court, which is last chance to avoid execution.
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.
Media, Revolution, and the Legacy of the Black Panther Party--interviewing Kiilu Nyasha (tags)
I initiated a correspondence with George Jackson in early 1971, and months later, got a one-hour visit in the holding cell of San Quentin. I’ve met no one before or since more dedicated to revolutionary change....George was one of the three “Soledad Brothers,” whose story began on January 13, 1970 when a tower guard at Soledad State Prison shot and killed three Black captives on the yard, leaving them unattended to bleed to death.
Prosecutors, Cops and Judges: Ready to Ditch California’s Death Penalty (tags)
In opinion pieces that appeared in papers across California last year, former prosecutors, judges and law enforcement officers raised their voices to declare: enough already, it’s time to ditch the death penalty. Let’s consider what they had to say.
Targeting Dissent - The San Francisco Eight (tags)
Racism and repression are alive and well in America.
THE US GULAG PRISON SYSTEM - THE SHAME OF THE NATION AND CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY (tags)
An expose of the US gulag prison system at home.
To End Death Penalty: Vote for Anti-Death Penalty Candidates & Parties (tags)
If you are serious about ending the death penalty, you have to vote for candidates of the socialist Peace & Freedom Party or the Green Party as those are the 2 anti-death penalty parties. Democrat Atty Gen Lockyer enthusiastically joins Republican Schwarzenegger in murdering human beings with our tax dollars, and is supported by pro-death penalty Senators Boxer and Feinstein, all Democratic candidates for President, the Democrats sitting on the US Supreme Court (Breyer dissented this time only) and sitting on the 9th Circuit. You get what you vote for.
A macabre flight of fancy (tags)
Former San Quentin prison warden opposes the execution (on 1/17) of Clarence Ray Allen (tags)
Allen's capital crimes were repugnant, but they bear little on the assessment of the threat he poses. They occurred long ago and under very different circumstances.... It will be particularly difficult for the execution of Allen to be accomplished in a dignified way.... Must we insist on dragging a dying man out of the hospital just so we can inject the chemicals that will kill him a little bit sooner? ...sparing Allen from execution would be an act of decency, compassion and justice.
Stop the Next Execution Now (tags)
Clarence Ray Allen, a Choctaw Indian, the state intends to execute him on January 19, in San Quentin.
Editorial on the Minutemen (tags)
PRESENTLY TENSE What’s in a name? Modern Minutemen can’t talk their way out of their moniker’s past
Heavy crowd, celebrities expected at Tookie Williams funeral service (tags)
In the kind of funeral normally reserved for a dignitary, religious leaders and celebrities traveled to violence-wracked South Los Angeles to pay respects to the man who helped found a deadly street gang, then spent the years before his execution denouncing the gangster life.
9th Circuit, Supreme Court Fed & State, Democrats & Republicans Murder Tookie (tags)
With one clenched fist, the United Front of the Capitalist Class, namely the falsely labeled "liberal" 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Surpeme Courts of Cal & US, Democratic candidates for governor Phil Angelides and Steve Westley, and Republican Nazi Schwarzenegger murdered Tookie Williams. They need to be threatened to stop their murder with political labor strikes and by voting for anti-death penalty parties such as Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party.
Read Governor Schwarzenegger's Statement (tags)
The dedication of Williams’ book “Life in Prison” casts significant doubt on his personal redemption. This book was published in 1998, several years after Williams’ claimed redemptive experience. Specifically, the book is dedicated to “Nelson Mandela, Angela Davis, Malcolm X, Assata Shakur, Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt, Ramona Africa, John Africa, Leonard Peltier, Dhoruba Al-Mujahid, George Jackson, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and the countless other men, women, and youths who have to endure the hellish oppression of living behind bars.” The mix of individuals on this list is curious. Most have violent pasts and some have been convicted of committing heinous murders, including the killing of law enforcement.
Rally to Save Tookie Williams (Article and Photos) (tags)
Hundreds of supporters of condemned youth activist and Nobel nominee Stan Tookie Williams rallied Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 in South Los Angeles' Leimert Park.
2005 EUROBASKETBALL BELGRADE – STAINED WITH BLOOD (tags)
The 2005 European Basketball Championship in Belgrade, Sponsored by FIBA (Federation Internationale de Basketball) is stained with blood due to the massive extermination of hundreds upon thousands of Companion Animals (Dogs and Cats (Pets)).
Free Screening of Redemption (tags)
Film showing of "Redemption"
TONIGHT 7 PM: Protest Against Execution of Brain Damaged Man (tags)
Schwarzenegger Denies Clemency Protest Against Execution of Brain Damaged Man WHEN: Tuesday, January 18th 7PM RALLY WHERE: WESTWOOD FEDERAL BUILDING 11000 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA (Corner of Veteran)
Pending Actions & 9th Circuit Page on Beardslee Possible Execution 1/19/05 (tags)
On Jan 19, 2005 at 12:01 a.m., the State of California will murder a human being, Donald Beardslee, with our tax dollars, unless we do everything we can to stop this barbarism, the death penalty, which has been abolished in Europe, and is rarely used except in the most backward countries, like the USA.
United Front to Abolish the SHU Confronts CDC Chief Deputy Director, Aug 20, 2004 (tags)
Our Coalition hit up Sacramento to protest the genocide of Mexican and African people by the US Prison System
Live From Death Row this Friday! Stanley "Tookie" Williams (tags)
An inmate on death row for 22 years, Williams was recently nominated for a Nobel Prize for his anti-violence children's books, and is the subject of a new movie, Redemption. Williams will address the audience via speakerphone from San Quentin prison at the start of the meeting, this Friday April 23, 6pm SHARP! at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd, L.A.
Re: KEVIN COOPER - URGENT - POST AND DISTRIBUTE WIDELY! (tags)
We need to flood Bill Lockyer Attorney General's office with phone calls, fax, email RIGHT NOW. Send an email message, write a note and fax, and call state Attorney General Bill Lockyer's office and tell him: "I am calling to demand that the Attorney General does not appeal the stay of execution for Kevin Cooper to the Supreme Court. The Kevin Cooper case represents all of the flaws of the death penalty and should not take place."
URGENT!!! FLOOD THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE!!! (tags)
FLOOD THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, DEMAND NO APPEAL TO STAY OF EXECUTION !!!
Stay could be lifted at any moment in the next 38 hours (tags)
We need to let the governor and the courts know that thousands will be marching on San Quentin if they don't stop this legal lynching!
SUNDAY 5 PM: Join Rev. Jackson in Protest Near Govs Brentwood Home to Halt Exe (tags)
Join Rev. Jesse Jackson & Dozens of Protesters For a Visit Schwarzeneggers Neighborhood for Last Minute Plea to Save the Life of Kevin Cooper Set to Die Tuesday at 12:01 AM
STOP the EXECUTION of Kevin Cooper PSAs (tags)
Audio mp3 infomixs featuring Mumia abu Jamal and music by Presidents Breakfast on Kevin Cooper's pending execution set for Febuary 10, 2004 in San Quentin, CA.
Election Frauder Willie Brown Supports Death Penalty Democrat Gov Davis (tags)
Election Frauder "mayor" Willie Brown of San Francisco, who sits in office with 40% of the vote plus election fraud, and is known for being anti-tenant and anti-public power, showed up at a unity rally on July 19, 2003 for his equally reactionary friend, Gov. Gray Davis, who is best known for promoting the death penalty, prisons and private power, all good reasons to recall this worst governor in California history.
Over 1 Million Sigs to Recall Gov (tags)
On this day, 6/30/03, that Green Party candidate for governor, Pete Camejo, announced his intention to run on the recall ballot for governor, there are 1,074,430 signatures for the Recall, enough to qualify if most are valid.
Gov Davis' Thugs Terrorize Democracy (tags)
Gov Davis' organized crime thugs are busy terrorizing recall petitioners, who are enabling us to exercise our democratic right to sign a recall petition. The Recall procedure was won by progressives about 100 years ago, and we cannot let any fascist attack it for any reason whatsoever, regardless of who is paying for the recall.
6/15 Cal Budget Deadline, Junk Bonds & Prison Industry (tags)
As California's June 15 budget deadline approaches, the reality of the Democrat-Republican debacle, promoted by the worst governor in California's history, Democrat Gray Davis, becomes more apparent.
Countdown to Recall Gray Davis (tags)
The Countdown to Recall Gray Davis has begun as 6% or 55,357 out of 898,157 petitions have been completed and the desired deadline is the 4th of July while the legal deadline is Sept 2, the day after Labor Day.
Recall Gray Davis-Dump the Democrat-Republicans (tags)
Sign the Recall Gray Davis Petition. Circulators: Be sure to circulate the petition in Los Angeles and the other 57 counties. The Democratic Party is just a twin of the Republican Party. To get rid of Gray Davis is to finally get rid of the California Democratic Party, the twin warmongering, death penalty, capitalist party of the Republicans. One capitalist party is bad enough.
Bush Impeachment drive leads to burglary charges? (tags)
Some of you might be familiar with my REALLY DAMAGING efforts to see George Bush impeached. (Those who are not can follow the link). I am about to do time for burglary? Stay tuned for further developments...
The State Sabotages Social Change Initiatives: History (tags)
Since COINTELPRO was used mainly against the progressive movements of the 1960s, its impact can be grasped only in the context of the momentous social upheaval which shook the country during those years. All across the United States, Black communities came alive with renewed political struggle. Most major cities experienced sustained, disciplined Black protest and massive ghetto uprisings. Black activists galvanized multi-racial rebellion among GIs, welfare mothers, students, and prisoners.
basic stats for US imperialism (tags)
a reference guide for activists.
Who Killed Dallas? (tags)
The following theory is about a police cover-up. The murder and mayhem described is true. The knife you see may have been one of the murder weapons.
Stop Police Brutality March and Protest (tags)
I have, on video, a police officer inciting riot at today's rally.