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The Shortwave Report 03/17/17 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, and Sputnik Radio.

Indybay Censorship, Sabotage, and Defamation (tags)

In organizing "Justice for Sean Arlt and Luke Smith protests, the Revolutionary Tendency works in a non-sectarian manner with protest co-sponsor Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom and with participation and support from Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs, 15-year-old Luke Smith’s mother, Luke Smith’s class mates, and with food and coffee provided by Joe Schultz of India Joze. As these are grass-roots community events, one would think that the “non-hierarchical” censors at Indybay could look beyond their unexplained and seemingly irrational hatred, censorship, sabotage, and defamation of these community events demanding justice for Sean Arlt and Luke Smith. Yet, this is not the case.

Mumia Denied Life-Saving Treatment (tags)

Mumia

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.

Lynne Stewart Arrives Home (tags)

Lynne Stewart

Scary> NAACP & Amnesty International Have Fallen Asleep At The Wheel !!! (tags)

NAACP & Amnesty International Bloggers Are Lost Along With Texas Losing Hank Skinner's Exoneration DNA !

Nebulosa - 22 de abril de 2013 (tags)

Espacio de información, denuncia y difusión de la resistencia. Esperamos tus colaboraciones en el correo nebulosa@kehuelga.net

World Premiere of Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

On October 6, the new film "Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal," will be making its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, and then begin touring around the world. We interview two of the filmmakers.

Lynch Law U.S.A.: State Defends Murderer of Trayvon Martin (tags)

Outrage over the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin compounds daily as the killer remains free, facing no criminal charges for gunning down the unarmed black youth from Miami Gardens, Florida. On February 26, George Zimmerman, a white self-appointed captain of a "neighborhood watch" team in a gated community in the Orlando suburb of Sanford, shot Martin, a black high-school student, who was returning to the home in the development where he and his father were staying. Police and local prosecutors never charged Zimmerman and accepted his cynical claim that he shot the unarmed youth in "self-defense." Thousands have demonstrated around the country, particularly after police tapes of 911 calls by Zimmerman were released, showing that he was stalking Martin. But the main thrust of liberals is to divert the protests into a movement for gun control laws and to get rid of "Stand Your Ground" laws such as Florida's which make it legal to shoot in self-defense. The ruling-class response deliberately tries to obscure the key fact that this was racist murder. Trayvon Martin was killed for the "crime" of "walking while black."

Occupy for Prisoners (tags)

Monday, February 20, 2012
RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Demonstrators from Occupy Riverside and Occupy San Bernardino Valley joined forces to express their solidarity with people detained at West Valley Detention Center, the main detention facility for the western portion of San Bernardino County.

On The New Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP) (tags)

The following statement of purpose was approved by the now forming Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP) Jan. 7, 2012.

Mumia Abu-Jamal in General Population (tags)

Our phone calls and petition signatures finally got Mumia out of solitary and into the general population where he can hug his wife and much more. Now we need to free Mumia as he is innocent. We also need to abolish solitary confinement eveywhere as it is torture by definition.

The Shortwave Report 01/27 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.

The Torture of Mumia Abu-Jamal Continues off Death Row --Supporters Demand Transfer (tags)

After being transferred from death row in December, Mumia was put in ‘the hole’ at SCI Mahanoy’s ‘Restrictive Housing Unit,’ where the conditions are actually more restrictive than when he was on death row. Supporters, including the National Lawyers Guild (for whom Mumia serves as Vice President) who has set up an online petition, are calling for his immediate transfer to general population, so that among other things, he will be able to touch his family for this first time in about 30 years.

William Singletary, 65, Courageous Witness of Mumia's Innocence (tags)

"I learned from William Singletary's wife, Jeannette, that he died this morning. Bill was a courageous man who lived fighting to make the truth known that Mumia is innocent in the shooting death of police officer Daniel Faulkner. For that Bill suffered severe personal and financial consequences. I've known Bill since June 1990 when he came forward with his eyewitness testimony for Mumia and as a witness at the PCRA hearing in 1995, when I was co-counsel for Mumia." -Rachel Wolkenstein

ACTION ALERT: Transfer Mumia Abu-Jamal to General Population! (tags)

Last month, following the Philadelphia DA's decision to not hold a new sentencing hearing, Mumia Abu-Jamal was transferred to SCI Mahanoy, in Frackville, PA, where he as since been held in "Administrative Custody." His present conditions are actually worse than they were on death row at SCI Greene. Please join us in our call for Mumia to be immediately transferred into general population.

On the New Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP) (tags)

As the current crisis of capitalism threatens the break-down all that is left that is civil in our society, the Democrats charge ahead with the Republicans in making sure it is the poor, the working class, and the planet, who pay for the crisis of capitalism, not capitalist profits. The alternative to socialist revolution becomes increasingly clear as capitalist society becomes less and less able to take care of its people; climate change caused by capitalist greed becomes an increasing threat to the future of human civilization; the capitalist state becomes increasingly repressive; and the leading capitalist countries plunge the world into war after war of imperialist domination and conquest. As the great German revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg said in 1918, the alternatives are socialism or barbarism.

Message from Troy Davis and More Actions (tags)

Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of an off-duty Savannah policeman. Davis was found ?guilty? based on dubious accounts that he confessed to the killing and questionable ?eyewitness? identifications that included false eyewitness testimony coerced by the cops. Seven of the prosecution?s nine ?eyewitnesses? have since recanted. The only holdouts are one man who may be the actual killer and another who initially denied being able to identify the shooter only to pin it on Davis two years later. Three of the eyewitnesses say their testimony was coerced by the police. New eyewitnesses have come forth identifying another suspect. The news on Troy Davis is very bad. Despite being innocent, the Georgia Parole Board has OK'd his execution for 7 PM today (September 21st). Yet the fight to free Troy Davis isn?t over, and if that fails, the fight to overthrow the evil system that murders him will continue.

Update for Troy Davis, The Fight Isn't Over (tags)

The news on Troy Davis is very bad. Despite being innocent, the Georgia Parole Board has OK'd his execution for 7 PM tomorrow (September 21st). Yet the fight to free Troy Davis isn?t over, and if that fails, the fight to overthrow the evil system that murders him will continue. Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of an off-duty Savannah policeman. Davis was found ?guilty? based on dubious accounts that he confessed to the killing and questionable ?eyewitness? identifications that included false eyewitness testimony coerced by the cops. Seven of the prosecution?s nine ?eyewitnesses? have since recanted. The only holdouts are one man who may be the actual killer and another who initially denied being able to identify the shooter only to pin it on Davis two years later. Three of the eyewitnesses say their testimony was coerced by the police. New eyewitnesses have come forth identifying another suspect.

Free Troy Davis! There?s No Justice in the Capitalist Courts! (tags)

Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of an off-duty Savannah policeman. Davis was found ?guilty? based on dubious accounts that he confessed to the killing and questionable ?eyewitness? identifications that included false eyewitness testimony coerced by the cops. Seven of the prosecution?s nine ?eyewitnesses? have since recanted. The only holdouts are one man who may be the actual killer and another who initially denied being able to identify the shooter only to pin it on Davis two years later. Three of the eyewitnesses say their testimony was coerced by the police. New eyewitnesses have come forth identifying another suspect.

America's Barbaric Death Penalty (tags)

barbarism

Professor Hassan Diab: Unjustly Victimized (tags)

persecution

Systemic Injustice Against Sundiata Acoli (tags)

repression

Lucasville Five Hunger Strike Begins --An interview with author Staughton Lynd (tags)

The Lucasville Five are now back in the news with an announcement last week that four of the five will be participating in a simultaneous “rolling hunger strike,” beginning today, January 3. They are using the hunger strike to protest their convictions (having always maintained their innocence) as well as their living situation, which is more restrictive than for most prisoners on Ohio’s death row.

Nine Obama Pardons Mock Equity and Justice (tags)

gross presidential hypocrisy

L.A. PREMIERE: "Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu Jamal" (tags)

"Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu Jamal" WHEN: Sunday, December 5 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm WHERE: The Downtown Independent Theater 251 S. Main St (between 2nd and 3rd Sts.) Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012

UN Human Rights Council to US: Ratify Human Rights Treaties, Abolish Death Penalty... (tags)

Human Rights Council to the US: Abolish Death Penalty, Criminalize Torture, Guarantee Habeas Corpus, Close Guantanamo Bay...

Lynne Stewart Given "Fighter for Justice" Award (tags)

one of many she's gotten

Prison Abolition In Practice --Part two of an interview with Criminal Injustice Kos (tags)

Let’s get rid of prison rape. Let’s reinstitute rehabilitation. Let’s repeal certain draconian sentencing laws. All good and essential ideas. But very little – in some cases, nothing - will fundamentally change unless those ideas, and more, are advanced within a strategic framework of abolition.

Obama v Wikileaks + Nixon v Pentagon Papers = War Criminals (tags)

In 1971, with the publication of the Pentagon Papers, Republican Nixon and his predecessor, Democrat Johnson, were exposed as war criminals in their massacre of 5 million Vietnamese, and eventually 1 million Cambodians and 58,000 Americans, and thousands of other people, for their war of anti-communism in Vietnam. The outrage was so great by 1968 that Johnson did not run for a second term. Now we have Wikileaks, exposing the war crimes of Democrat Obama and Republican Bush in Afghanistan, one of the poorest, most illiterate countries in the world, where the people are subject to US remote controlled drone attacks and daily killings on the ground to get the Caspian Sea oil, minerals and be poised to attack the biggest mineral prize, Russia. Meanwhile the US Congress, Democrats and Republicans, just voted overwhelmingly for more money to kill Afghans and anyone else disliked by US imperialism.

WHAT A GREAT WAY FOR IRANS & OUR AMERICAN LEADERS 2 START A NEW FOUNDATION OF TRUST !!! (tags)

WHAT A GREAT WAY FOR IRANS LEADERS & OUR AMERICAN LEADERS 2 START A NEW FOUNDATION OF TRUST IN A FUTURE WORLD OF PEACE !!!

Haiti: Workers Solidarity, Yes! Imperialist Occupation, No! (tags)

The January 12 earthquake in Haiti that devastated the capital city, leaving well over 100,000 dead and a million homeless, was one of the worst geological calamities of modern times. The earthquake was a natural disaster, but the horrendous death toll and monumental destruction were caused by capitalism and imperialism. Now the human suffering has been enormously compounded by to the militarization of the relief effort and reoccupation of Haiti by the United States. More than a dozen flights by aid groups, carrying rescue squads, tons of medical supplies and entire field hospitals, were refused permission to land at the Port-au-Prince airport by U.S. military air controllers who are now in charge. Food was already stocked in warehouses, but agencies refused to distribute it for fear of "riots." The media blitz is a propaganda war to embellish the image of U.S. imperialism. This phony humanitarianism are being used to disguise a new U.S. occupation of Haiti. We demand an end to the imperialist occupation, U.S./U.N. forces get out of Haiti and stop blocking entry of Haitian refugees.

Free Mumia! Los Angeles Rejects High Court's Ruling (tags)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

LOS ANGELES - Despite heavy rain, a group of about 30 people attended a demonstration for the freedom of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The last-minute action was organized by anti-racist activists who were reacting to the overturning of a judgment that favored the condemned journalist. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals had overturned Abu-Jamal's death sentence, finding that the judge in the case had failed to properly instruct members of the jury to consider possible mitigating circumstances during sentencing. However, the Supreme Court overturned the lower court's decision, opening up the possibility that Abu-Jamal, who has always maintained his innocence, could return to death row.

¡Libertad Para Mumia! Los Angeles Rechazó el Juicio de la Corte Suprema (tags)

Miércoles, 20 Enero 2010

LOS ÁNGELES - A pesar de fuertes lluvias, un grupo de unas 30 personas asistieron a una manifestación por la liberación del preso político afroamericano Mumia Abu-Jamal. La marcha fue organizada de última hora por activistas antiracistas que estaban reaccionando a la impugnación de un juicio que favorecía el el periodista condenado. La Corte de Apelaciones del 3er Circuito había anulado la pena capital de Abu-Jamal debido al hecho de que el juez no explicó adecuadamente al jurado las consideraciónes que debían tomar en cuenta al designar una sentencia. Sin embargo, la Corte Suprema impugnó la citada decisión de la corte inferior, lo cual que abre la posibilidad de que Abu-Jamal, quien ha mantenido desde siempre su inocencia, regrese al corredor de la muerte.

Demo for Mumia Wed 01-20, 5 PM downtown LA fed bldg (tags)

The previously called demonstration to save Mumia's life and free him will take place Wed Jan 20 at 5 PM outside the downtown LA federal building on Los Angeles Street (corner Temple). Be there ane let people know. Other info below from Mumia's lawyer:

Mumia: US Supreme Court decision expected next Tuesday (tags)

Last Friday, January 15, 2100 the US Supreme Court spoke again in conference on the request by the DA from Pennsylvania to kill Mumia without further hearings. A decision is expected coming Tuesday. Activists all over the world prepare emergency protests. Meanwhile the defense of Mumia published a petition to Obama.

Kevin Cooper: Victimized by American Injustice (tags)

an innocent man on death row

Mumia’s Life Is On the Line: Mobilize Labor/Black Power to Free Him Now! (tags)

The threat to Mumia Abu-Jamal's life is increasingly ominous. His lead attorney, Robert Bryan, warns: "There is an escalated effort by the authorities to see him die at the hands of the executioner. This is the most dangerous time for Mumia since his 1981 arrest." The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down Jamal's two appeals. If it were to rule in favor of the prosecution's appeal, this would open the way for Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell to issue a third warrant of execution, which he has vowed to do. Contrary to the misplaced expectations of many, the Obama administration is not about to save Mumia. Around the world, hundreds of thousands have marched for this courageous champion of oppressed. Trade unions representing millions of members have rallied to the defense of Mumia. It is urgent to expand this support into powerful labor/black action, appealing to the integrated union movement to join with the black, Latino and immigrant poor to demand that he be liberated.

Confronting Human Rights Abuses in US Prisons --an interview with Bret Grote of HRC/Fed Up (tags)

Bret Grote is an investigator and organizer with Human Rights Coalition/Fed Up!, a prisoner rights/prison abolitionist organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. HRC/Fed Up! is documenting human rights abuses in Pennsylvania prisons, and using this documentation to fight back. For more information: http://www.thomasmertoncenter.org/fedup/

MELISSA ROXAS: As Palparan Fails to Break Roxas in Manila, US Legal Team Files Complaint.. (tags)

While former Philippine military leader-turned-lawmaker Jovito Palparan fails to break the credibility of American citizen Melissa Roxas’ testimony that it was the Philippine military that tortured and abducted her last May during a hearing before the Philippine House Committee on Human Rights in Manila, official complaints of torture have already been filed by Roxas’ US legal team with the United Nations in Geneva and United States State Department.

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.

The World To Come (tags)

APRIL 25, LA EVENT FOR MUMIA: Saturday, April 25 at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, 6120 S. Vermont, from 5-7 PM.

New German Petitions for Mumia Abu-Jamal and Leonard Peltier (tags)

On the eve of the April 24 event for Mumia in LA, please be sure and sign these two new petitions. LOS ANGELES EVENT: Saturday, April 25 at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, 6120 S. Vermont, from 5-7 PM.

Summitry and Punditry (tags)

The truth is, none of the 20 leaders gathered in London has the slightest idea how to 'solve' the economic problems facing the globe....this is a crisis endemic to capitalism, where markets swallow markets and wealth is made by con games that would make the Mafia blush, by the biggest banks on earth. The latest economic summit was PR, amidst the flames of chaos.

April 25 Los Angeles Event for Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Saturday, April 25 at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, 6120 S. Vermont, from 5-7 PM.

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.

Mumia Abu-Jamal faces US Supreme Court, as supporters mobilize globally (tags)

On Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, death-row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal filed his appeal to the US Supreme Court, asking it to consider his case for a new guilt-phase trial. One month before, the Philadelphia DA filed its separate appeal to the court asking to have Abu-Jamal executed without a new sentencing-phase trial. Both are appealing the March 27, 2008 rulings by the US Third Circuit Court. At this critical stage in Abu-Jamal’s case, supporters organized a week of global solidarity actions that began on December 6, the day of the main protest in Philadelphia.

Obama’s Labor Sec Solis Supported Frame-up of Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Millionaire, Warmonger, Death penalty supporter, Democrat Barack Obama finally got around to what should have been his first appointment, that of Labor Secretary, and appointed Cal Congressperson Hilda Solis, one of the many Democrats who supported the frame up of journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal in her support of House Resolution 1082, passed in the Roll Call Vote 527 of December 6, 2006.

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.

INTERVIEW: New British Film About Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

For the first time since the film's US Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last January, "In Prison My Whole Life" will be shown to a US audience.

DNC Protest, Split, and the Principled Stand of Cynthia McKinney (tags)

"As the United States activated Navy ships and the Air Force to begin an airlift of non-specified goods into the former Soviet state of Georgia, and military exercises began in the Persian Gulf near Iran, I received communications from certain individuals among the Colorado Greens who were organizing campaign support events there, suggesting that I not participate in an anti-war program being organized by other individuals in Colorado." -Cynthia McKinney In addition, the Green Party of Colorado has issued false statements to the press and all over the internet claiming that Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney will not be participating in the Recreate ’68 events. Here is one such statement from Dave Chandler, co-chair of the Colorado Green Party, Green Party candidate for U.S. Congress in the Seventh Congressional District, and supporter of a Denver ballot measure that would seize the vehicles of illegal immigrants: “Cynthia McKinney, Green Party candidate for President, and Rosa Clemente, Green Party candidate for Vice President are NOT participating in any Recreate ‘68 activities. Both candidates, and the Green Party of Colorado, are refuting this announcement and are stating that neither candidate, nor the Green Party of Colorado, are in any way associated with Recreate ’68, nor will any of their candidates be speaking at or attending any event, nor are they in any way associated with the group Recreate ’68.” This is a blatant lie. Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente will be speaking at the Recreate ’68 events.

May Day Strike Against the War Shuts Down All U.S. West Coast Ports (tags)

On May 1, every port on the West Coast of the United States was shut down to demand an end to the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The historic May Day walkout by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is the first time ever that an American union has struck against a U.S. war. The union ranks defied the rulings of an arbitrator, who twice ordered them to go to work. They overcame the capitulations of the ILWU leadership, which didn't want the work stoppage in the first place, tried to water it down and cowered before the threats of legal action while waving the flag. The employers' Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) declared the May 1 port shutdown an "illegal strike." But after all the huffing and puffing from the bosses' mouthpieces, the dock workers pointed the way to defeating the imperialist war by mobilizing working-class power. In the end, it was more than a work stoppage. The dock workers' May Day strike against the war was a first step, a show of what it will take to bring down the warmongers in Washington. Their "symbolic" action was felt all the way to Iraq, where dock workers in two ports stopped work in solidarity with the ILWU. But it was only a beginning. What is needed is not only industrial action but a political offensive against the Democrats and Republicans, the partner parties of American imperialism, to build a class-struggle workers party.

Shouted out Loud and Painted on the Ground: ¡Libertad, Libertad for Mumia Abu-Jamal! (tags)

Wrap-up of Free Mumia demonstration at US Embassy in Mexico

Entre pintas y gritos: Libertad Libertad para Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Resumen de la manifestación por la libertad de Mumia Abu-Jamal en México DF

FREE MUMIA NOW! (tags)

Press Release issued by the Partisan Defense Committee (PDC) on April 14 about the international campaign to free Mumia Abu-Jamal. In Los Angeles on April 26, join us at 1 pm at the Westwood Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd.

Block Report Radio interview with Mumia (tags)

POCC: Block Report Radio interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal aired on KPFA Flashpoints program on 7 April 2008 Transcribed by the Partisan Defense Committee, 15 April 2008. The PDC is a class-struggle, non-sectarian legal and social defense organization which champions cases and causes in the interest of the whole of the working people. This purpose is in accordance with the political views of the Spartacist League. Audio Link: http://www.partisandefense.org/media/Mumia-Flashpoints.mp3

Open Letter to Fighters for Mumia’s Freedom (tags)

Open Letter to Fighters for Mumia’s Freedom: For Mass Labor Mobilizations to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! For United-Front Action!

The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal: an interview with author J. Patrick O’Connor (tags)

In his new book, O’Connor argues that Abu-Jamal was clearly framed by police, and that the actual shooter was a man named Kenneth Freeman. O’Connor criticizes the local media, who, he says “bought into the prosecution’s story line early on and has never been able to see this case for what it is: a framing of an innocent and peace loving man.”

For Workers Strikes Against the War! ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Against War (tags)

In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East.

Ruling Against Mumia Shows: No Justice in the Capitalist Courts (tags)

On March 27, the U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia reaffirmed the frame-up conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther Party spokesman and world-renowned radical journalist who has been locked up on Pennsylvania’s death row for more than a quarter century. After previously rejecting Mumia’s request to present evidence of his innocence, as well as a host of issues showing that he was railroaded by a racist court, the Court turned down Mumia’s request for a new trial. It upheld the 2001 ruling by a federal district judge that ordered a new hearing on the sentence, but limited the “choice” to the living hell of life imprisonment without parole ... or execution. Mumia is innocent. He was declared guilty and sentenced to die because of his revolutionary politics and because for years he had been a thorn in the side of the racist rulers of the misnamed “city of brotherly love.” Around the world, millions have come out in defense of Jamal. This latest ruling, like all those that preceded it, shows that the exploited and oppressed must have no faith in the racist injustice system. We call on the workers movement to mobilize its power to free Mumia now!

Obama Aligns Foreign Policy with GOP (tags)

Democratic millionaire warmonger pro-death penalty candidate for president Barack Obama said, "The truth is that my foreign policy is actually a return to the traditional bipartisan realistic policy of George Bush's father, of John F. Kennedy, of, in some ways, Ronald Reagan." Honesty is always the best policy; and your vote should be cast honestly too, for someone you truly support.

Emergency Protest Gathers for Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Aztec dancers offered a purification ritual out front of the Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles on Friday as part of an emergency protest for Pennsylvania death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal organized by the Partisan Defense Committee. The protest was one of at least a dozen gatherings held across the country and internationally in response to the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold Mumia's guilty verdict. The verdict, issued Thursday, calls for a re-sentencing hearing.

FREE MUMIA NOW! (tags)

Third Circuit Court Upholds Frame-Up Conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Orders Hearing to Reinstate Death Penalty or Entomb Him for Life ! Free Mumia Now!

Abu-Jamal: 3rd US Circuit's Decision & Ambro's Dissent (tags)

The full text of the Third US Circuit Court of Appeals' decision is online at the court's website on the home page and is Abu-Jamal v. Horn, Nos. 01-9014 & 02-9001. Ambro's dissent begins at page 77 of the 118 page opinion.

Frailty of the Ballistics Evidence in the Case Against Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

The following report questions the accuracy of physical and ballistics evidence used by the prosecution in their claim of Mumia's guilt, and provides additional conflicting evidence that Mumia could not possibly have interacted with Philadelphia Police Officer Faulkner in the manner described by prosecution.

ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Demanding End to War in Iraq, Afghanistan (tags)

In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East. This is the first time in decades that an American union has decided to undertake industrial action against a U.S. war. The action announced by the powerful West Coast dock workers union, to stop work to stop the war, should be taken up by unions and labor organizations throughout the United States and internationally. And the purpose of such actions should be not to beg the bourgeois politicians whose hands are covered with blood, having voted for every war budget for six and a half years, but a show of strength of the working people who make this country run, and who can shut it down!

VIDEO: "This government, using corporate media, is laying the groundwork for a murder (tags)

The new video features a shortened slide show presentation of the newly discovered crime scene photos taken by press-photographer Pedro Polakoff, as well as Pam Africa, David A. Love, Linn Washington Jr, and Dave Lindorff. Also interesting is the exchange between the Reuters journalist covering the press conference, and the panel, as he questions them about why it took so long for the photos to emerge publicly as they are now.

San Diego Hosts Alternative King Day Event (tags)

Though only 30 people attended San Diego's alternative Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative cvelebration January 21, it represented an important challenge to the way King's "official" celebrations have been co-opted by his enemies: the police, the military and the poltiical establishment.

What Mumia Abu-Jamal Never Learned (tags)

On the eve of the United States premiere of In Prison My Whole Life at the Sundance Festival on January 20-25, the battle for the life and freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal heats up in the news media and the streets of far-flung cities while he awaits a crucial appellate court ruling and prepares to publish his sixth book from death row. Media activists present photographic evidence disproving the case against him.

Just Out! PDC Fact Sheet Presents Evidence of Mumia's Innocence (tags)

Just Out! PDC Fact Sheet Presents Evidence of Mumia Abu-Jamal's Innocence: A Refutation of "Murdered by Mumia"'s Big Lies in the Service of Legal Lynching.

The Case for Socialized Medicine in the United States, and the Struggle to Achieve It (tags)

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee blasted insurance giant CIGNA for failing to approve a liver transplant one week earlier for 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan, who tragically died just hours after CIGNA relented and agreed to the procedure following a massive national outcry. “CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro called the final outcome ‘a horrific tragedy that demonstrates what is so fundamentally wrong with our health care system today. Insurance companies have a stranglehold on our health. Their first priority is to make profits for their shareholders – and the way they do that is by denying care." "It is simply not possible to organize major protests every time a multi-billion corporation like CIGNA denies care that has been recommended by a physician," DeMoro said. “Having insurance is not the same as receiving needed care. We need a fundamental change in our healthcare system that takes control away from the insurance giants and places it where it belongs – in the hands of the medical professionals, the patients, and their families."

Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 1 of 2) (tags)

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (A link to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")

Court Decision Looms--Mobilize to Free Mumia! (tags)

Partisan Defense Committee P.O. Box 99, Canal Street Station, New York, NY 10013 email: partisandefense@earthlink.net http://www.partisandefense.org PRESS RELEASE – 4 December 2007 PDC contact: Kevin Gilroy (212) 406-4252 Court Decision Looms—Mobilize to Free Mumia! Media Blitz Targets Mumia Abu-Jamal

Today Show Update: Mumia's lawyer and new photos set to appear (tags)

Journalists for Mumia has just recieved word that the Dec.6 Today Show is set to feature the newly discovered crime scene photos, and a pre-taped interview of Mumia's lead attorney, Robert R. Bryan.

ACTION to Ensure Fairness For Mumia Abu-Jamal on NBC's The Today Show (tags)

On Dec. 6, NBC's The Today Show intends to air a show about Michael Smerconish and Maureen Faulkner's new book "Murdered By Mumia." According to the announcement on Michael Smerconish's website, the show is planning to feature both Smerconish and Faulkner as guests. The International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (FreeMumia.com), Journalists for Mumia (Abu-Jamal-News.com), and Educators for Mumia (EmajOnline.com) have initiated a media-activist campaign urging people to write The Today Show at today@msnbc.com asking them to fairly present both sides of the Mumia Abu-Jamal / Daniel Faulkner case, by also featuring as guests, Linn Washington, Jr. (Philadelphia Tribune columnist and Associate Professor of Journalism at Temple University) and Dr. Suzanne Ross (Clinical Psychologist and Co-Chair of the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, NYC).

A Letter from the Interim GM of KPFK (tags)

The current state of KPFK and our commitment to continue providing programming of benefit to the progressive movements in and around Los Angeles

Building Bridges Radio: The UAW-GM Contract with Jerry Tucker (tags)

WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

Leonard Peltier: Silence Screama (tags)

Leonard Peltier has spent more than 31 years in prison.

Reviewing Michael Parenti's "Democracy For the Few" - by Stephen Lendman (tags)

America's democracy serves only the privileged.

Top Ten “Fry Mumia” Myths Debunked (Myth #1) (tags)

The following is the first in a series of ten articles I have written answering the top ten myths being circulated by those who advocate execution or continued prison for Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Los San Francisco 8* Apoyan a Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

En un momento u otro casi todos los presos y presas políticas en Estados Unidos han expresado su apoyo por el periodista y ex Pantera Negra condenado a muerte, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Ahora los ex Panteras conocidos como los San Francisco 8 exigen su libertad.

Presidential Candidate Will Ban Death Penalty (tags)

As president of the United States Stewart Alexander will fight for a constitutional ban on the death penalty; he will also direct his attorney general to investigate the cover-up in the Mumia case by the state officials in Pennsylvania, potentially charging these officials with obstruction of justice for covering up the frame-up.

Los jueces en la mira, deliberan sobre el futuro de Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Después de la audiencia del 17 de mayo en Filadelfia los jueces tardarán en ordenar un nuevo juicio, la ejecución o cadena perpetua para Mumia Abu-Jamal. El periodista recibe apoyo internacional y mensajes de otros presos políticos, incluso Leonard Peltier.

CA cannabis prohibition 4 CDC prison profit$$ (tags)

CDC state prison officials reap profits from the incarceration of non-violent cannabis offenders and the exploitation of rural economies..

Death row interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Excerpts from a March 1996 interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal, produced by the Peoples Video Network, conducted by Monica Moorehead and Larry Holmes of Workers World Party and videotaped by Key Martin on Pennsylvania's death row.

"Worthy and Unworthy Victims" (tags)

Bush administration police state tactics targeting innocent victims

Mumia gana premio Sacco y Vanzetti mientras la policía cierra espacios (tags)

En este momento crítico en el caso del preso político Mumia Abu-Jamal, hay muestras de apoyo y tácticas de intimidación.

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.”

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.

New Reports of Abu-Jamal Confession after 25 years? (tags)

...perhaps the most shocking story to emerge amidst the flurry of news stories published last week was a Dec. 8 NBC 10 story reporting that two more people now say that they heard Abu-Jamal confess at the hospital before treatment for his gunshot wound.

Congress Votes 368-31 to Back Mumia’s Racist Frame-up (tags)

Five California Democrats in Congress voted nay while 23 voted for the resolution. Those voting against were Lynn Woolsey, Barbara Lee, Fortney Stark, Michael Honda, and Maxine Waters. Joining in the racist lynch mob voting for the blood of an innocent black man were California Democrats C. Thompson, Doris Matsui, Nancy Pelosi, Ellen Tauscher, Tom Lantos, Anna Eshoo, Zoe Lofgren, Dennis Cardoza, Lois Capps, Jim Costa, Linda Sanchez, Brad Sherman, Adam Schiff, Henry Waxman, Hilda Solis, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Jane Harman, Juanita Millender-McDonald, Grace Napolitano, Joe Baca, Loretta Sanchez, Bob Filner, and Susan Davis. Not voting were Diane Watson, Howard Berman, and Xavier Becerra. Also voting for blood were California Republicans Walter Herger, Daniel Lungren, John Doolittle, Richard Pombo, George Radanovich, Devin Nunes, William Thomas, Elton Gallegly, David Dreier, Edward Royce, Jerry Lewis, Gary Miller, Ken Calvert, Mary Bono, Dana Rohrabacher, John Campbell, Darrell Issa, Brian Bilbray, and Duncan Hunter. Howard McKeon didn’t vote.

12/6 Dem-Repubs vote 368 to 31 against Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

On December 6, 2006, the Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives put it on the record that they are one party in supporting the murder of Mumia Abu-Jamal by voting 368 to 31 to condemn the decision of St. Denis, France to name a street after Mumia Abu-Jamal. This is clearly a political frame-up of national and international stature as the murderer, Arnold Beverly, has confessed to killing Officer Faulkner, a whistleblower of police corruption on the Philadelphia police force 25 years ago, December 9, 1981.

Uprising Radio on Mumia Abu-Jamal after 25 years (tags)

Uprising Radio: 25th anniversary of Mumia’s Arrest http://uprisingradio.org/home/?p=987 GUEST: Hans Bennett, Philadelphia based photo-journalist who has been documenting the free-Mumia movement. View his new series on Mumia published in the weeks leading up to December 9: http://hbjournalist1.googlepages.com/ms

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.

Freiheit für Mumia!: German book reveals new evidence (tags)

This is a shorter “reader-friendly” essay review of German author Michael Schiffmann's explosive new book on Mumia Abu-Jamal featured at http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Nov06/Bennett24.htm based on my exclusive reading of the English language version (not yet published in the US) and an extensive interview, which is the only public English language resource that documents the many new facts and original ballistics analysis presented in the German book. This version features several accompanying graphics. LINK TO FULL LENGTH INTERVIEW: http://hbjournalist1.googlepages.com/schiff

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

The Voice of Freedom from Death Row (tags)

The real reason for his sentence is his advocacy for the voiceless.. A flight from truth occurs in the US and Germany, the truth about the causes of increasing impoverishment.. Mumia asks: Do you need protection from my voice or from your protectors?

Building Bridges Radio: Call 911: Workers In Peril at Ground Zero! (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW.

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.

Pro-War Diane Feinstein, What Are The Alternatives? (tags)

Feinstein herself has directly profiteered from the U.S. imposed misery she voted for in Iraq. Her husband, Richard Blum, is a billionaire investor that together with CEO Ronald Tutor own investment companies that hold 75% of the voting stock in a company called Perini. On March 12, 2004 Perini was awarded a $500,000,000 contract for rebuilding the electrical infrastructure of southern Iraq. So Feinstein is profiting from the U.S. bombing of the Iraqi infrastructure as well as its inefficient rebuilding by private U.S. contractors.

Pro-War Diane Feinstein, What Are The Alternatives? (tags)

Feinstein herself has directly profiteered from the U.S. imposed misery she voted for in Iraq. Her husband, Richard Blum, is a billionaire investor that together with CEO Ronald Tutor own investment companies that hold 75% of the voting stock in a company called Perini. On March 12, 2004 Perini was awarded a $500,000,000 contract for rebuilding the electrical infrastructure of southern Iraq. So Feinstein is profiting from the U.S. bombing of the Iraqi infrastructure as well as its inefficient rebuilding by private U.S. contractors.

Mumia's Appeal Moves into its Final Stage (tags)

Mumia Abu Jamal and his chief counsel have filed an appeal that raises three challenges to his conviction, and that defend the federal district court ruling that lifted his death penalty in 2001.

Abu-Jamal's Appeal Moves into its Final Stage (tags)

Pennsylvania’s move famous death penalty inmate and his chief counsel have filed an appeal that raises three challenges to his conviction, and that defend the federal district court ruling that lifted his death penalty in 2001.

[video Italia] MUMIA ABU JAMAL [may 1996] (tags)

FEAR OF A BROWN AMERICA! (tags)

There are forces at work in this nation that dread the growth of a BrownAmerica (even if over a third of this country was originally Mexican territory!).

4/25: May 1 "A Day Without Immigrant" Strike/Boycott: Over 100 events at 60+ cit (tags)

As of April 24th, we have over 100 events at 60+ cities for the May 1st mobilization listed at our calendar!

Building Bridges Radio: Immigrant Rights - The National Debate Heats Up (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 58 or 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK WEB ADDRESS LINK

Building Bridges Radio: The Worst Immigration Bill in a Century (tags)

Building Bridges Radio presents this 27 minute radio program. To listen click on web link below.

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.

EXCERPTS: BIO DATA/REVOL. LIVES (tags)

Look there is one reason and one reason only they're killin' Took....If he played their game - just wrote kidz books, he'd be alive at 12:05...But he dedicated his book to Angela Davis, Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu Jamal, Dhoruba, George Jackson, John Africa and Ramona Africa... And the Terminator sez that's why Took's goin t die - said it straight out in his statement why he was goin t kill him.... Took's not dyin because he failed to so-called reform.... He's dyin because he WOKE UP spiritually and politically.... There is nothin more dangerous to the white than someone like that.

Denial of Clemency for Williams Cites Support for Class-War Prisoners (tags)

California Governor Arnold "The Terminator" Schwarzenegger's denial of "Tookie" Williams' clemency petition is an appalling document, showing not only Scwarzenegger's moral cowardice in hiding behind the jury's decision, (which the bourgeois press is emphasizing) but also that he is an extreme right-wing apologist for the frame-up trials and long incarcerations of political prisoners around the globe, from Nelson Mandela to Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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.

Free Mehmet Tarhan! Fri, Dec 9: International Day of Action (tags)

Mehmet Tarhan, 27, is a gay Kurdish man who is a “total” conscientious objector – against all wars and any alternative to forced military service. He was sentenced to four years by a Turkish military court for “refusing orders” and faces re-trial on Dec 15. People are taking action in his support in 22 cities and 13 countries on Fri, Dec 9. In LA, join a picket called by the Global Women's Strike/LA outside the Turkish consulate, 6300 Wilshire Blvd. (at Crescent Heights), from 11am to noon.

A Stunning Win for Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

In a startling new development, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has agreed to hear arguments on three claims by Pennsylvania death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal that his 1982 trial and state appeal were tainted by constitutional violations.

Why SMALL Protests - People Want VIolence! (tags)

she says that everyone cooperated and planned at every single protest and then she backs this up with lies from some lady saying that in the 60s rude behavior was intolerable. All of this is the kind of middle class mentality that lies so easily with omissions and generalizations. I wish Jeneine had just made this up – ignorance is easier to tolerate than pre-meditated lying.

Building Bridges Radio:Assassination of Nestle Philippines Union Leader Mumia on Katrina (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK.

Nov. 2 "Drive Out the Bush Regime" Gets Major Endorsements (tags)

Howard Zinn, Code Pink, Mumia Abu-Jamal are among those endorsing day of walk outs and mobilizations Nov 2, anniversary of Bush's "re"-election, to drive his regime out of office. Local actions are along Wilshire Bl - noon to 8 pm.

*The Empire's Attack on Ojeda-Rios and Independence" (tags)

The September 23rd, 2005 attack and armed assault on Puerto Rican nationalist, Filiberto Ojeda Rios, left the family and his island without his proud and noble presence, but it did not achieve its real desired objective.

E. SAN JUAN's NEW BOOK ON CLASS STRUGGLE IN THE GLOBAL CULTURAL FRONT (tags)

E. SAN JUAN's new book of essays, Working Through the Contradictions: From Cultural Theory to Critical Practice (Bucknell University Press), engages with, among other things, the problem of cultural revolution in the Philippines and the plight of the Filipino Overseas Contract Workers, the 10 million Filipino diaspora, around the world. Without revolutionary theory, as Lenin said, there cannot be any revolutionary praxis. This is a small contribution to the formation of that theory in practice.

Building Bridges Rad:Assassination of Nestle Philippines Union Leader & Mumia on Katrina (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 26.5 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK.

THE DEATH OF PENSIONS? by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Everybody wins -- except the workers.

White Washing War Crimes, by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Who will solve these war crimes?

PHOTOS: At Philly City Hall for Mumia (tags)

On Thursday, June 16, supporters of journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal gathered outside Philadelphia City Hall in response to a recent decision by Judge Pamela Dembe which prohibits him from entering in 2 new pieces of evidence. That day, members of the Ossining, NY chapter of the NAACP and others visited both Mayor Street’s and Pamela Dembe’s office in downtown Philadelphia. Others conducted a “Honk for Mumia” outside of City Hall as the day’s traffic passed.

COINTELPRO to the USA P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act (tags)

Film showing, panel and open discussion!

New Book by Mumia Abu-Jamal Available (tags)

In a move that will bolster his support, Mumia Abu-Jamal along with African World Press has published in 2004 a hardback entitled "FAITH OF OUR FATHERS: AN EXAMINATION OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN PEOPLE

Media Monopoly and Lies by Fox News (tags)

A broad overview of media bias and racism focusing on a recent broadcast by Fox 29 News (Philadelphia) implicating the MOVE Organization in a 2002 murder.

MOVE Wants To Debate (tags)

MOVE Wants A Debate?

Mumia Abu Jamal Remembers Ossie Davis: ''A Lion Has Fallen'' (tags)

Democracy Now! plays a prison radio commentary by journalist and death row prisoner, Mumia Abu Jamal. He remembers Ossie Davis and plays an interview with him from 1980.

The Realities of MOVE (tags)

What is the reality of the far left's favorite cult?

A Response to Ex-Jamal Attorney Grossman (tags)

A response to Grossman's gross distortions

National Task Force Established to Free Mumia (tags)

report on a national meeting of Mumia Abu-Jamal activists

Remember Operation Urban Warrior (tags)

Just looking out for you revolutionaries

Don’t Take it to the Streets: Uncle Todd’s Revisionist History (tags)

In a letter to New York protesters, left-bashing former leftists Todd Gitlin and John Passacantando offer a pinched and erroneous history of the ‘60s civil rights and anti-war movements, in calling on RNC demonstrators to act with Gandhi-like passivity in the face of Mayor Bloomberg’s repressive plans.

MOVE: A Radical Fraud (tags)

MOVE: A Radical Fraud

International Day of Action & Solidarity with Jeff 'Free' Luers 6/12 (tags)

International Day of Action & Solidarity with Jeff 'Free' Luers June 12, 2004

Revolutionary hip hop feat Mumia and Malcolm X! (tags)

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND PLAY IT LOUD!

Exposed at Abu Ghraib: Torture of U.S. Rule (tags)

The U.S. interrogators, officially called "Human Exploitation Teams" (HETs) have been terrorizing, raping, torturing and murdering prisoners in Iraq...

Howard Dean Hype: The Pro-War Views of an "Anti-War" Candidate (tags)

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Howard Dean’s Anti-Constitution Message (tags)

Dean's Disdain for the Bill of Rights

Why Being Anti-War Means Being Anti-Imperialist By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

It isn't enough to simply say, "Bring the Troops Home", as some have said. For to do so only means, 'bring them home today, to unleash them on some other unsuspecting people tomorrow.'

Rutgers Palestine Conference Report (tags)

Rutgers Palestine Conference Report

More Than 17 Years Later, Mumia Abu-Jamal Still Guilty (tags)

Somebody aked for a bit of the overwhelming evidence aginst Cooke. Here's just a very small bit of the Mountain of it.

40 YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

It's been 40 long years since the much-heralded "March on Washington." Almost 1/2 a century -- and what is our condition today?

URGENT: MUMIA NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW! (tags)

Mumia Abu-Jamal in bad health.

Fighting Back For Democratic Rights! (tags)

Steve Argue Interviewed in The Argentinean Newspaper Prensa Obrera Regarding The Patriot Acts And His Arrests In Santa Cruz For Political Tabling.

Howard Dean supporters, stop sleep walking. He's not a true progressive (tags)

repost from Portland IMC noting must-read articles about Dean -- and his limitations. Kucinich is a true progressive that doesn't simply make stuff up along the way in accord to political winds -- and even if you don't think he's electable, supporting him now through early primaries can really push the debate into areas we want to have sunshine

NYC: The Political Persecution of Juanita Young (tags)

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Mumia's Attorneys Ask to Question Leonard Weinglass (tags)

Attorneys for death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to order Mumia's prior Chief Counsel Leonard Weinglass to answer under oath 112 questions concerning charges that he was responsible for the "intentional burying of evidence that proves Appellant Jamal's 'actual innocence' of the crime of which he has been convicted."

SIMONE! By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

"She sang songs with bite, and grit, and pride and longing... and rage. Deep, down, boneset rage, at how cheaply life was lived for Africans in America. "

Mumia’s Life Is Not Safe! (tags)

Racist Governor Ed Randell Promises The Execution Of Mumia Abu-Jamal

The Peace Movement is Being Hijacked by the Liberals? (tags)

It's very easy after all hard work has been done for those that have without any democracy involved to take the reins of the peace movement and steer it nose first into the ground.

New book: ''War in Colombia. Made in USA'' (tags)

The anti-war movement in the United States and around the world needs a clear view of the Pentagon's "Plan Colombia" and its impact on this hemisphere. Now that information is available in a book from the International Action Center: "War in Colombia--Made in U.S.A."

photoessay: CHANT DOWN BABYLON! artists against war, by Hans Bennett (tags)

On January 30, 2003, Chuck D, Ani Di Franco, Ozomatli, Saul Williams, and Michael Franti performed at an anti-war benefit concert for AWOL magazine. Includes essay and photos from the event.

RW: Music to Stop the War (tags)

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Mumia on Jamil al-Amin ( join the fight to free Jamil al-Amin) (tags)

This is a statement by Mumia on Jamil al-Amin. Jamil is the former civil rights leader H. Rap Brown who after converting to Islam, became a Muslim leader and powerful figure. He is serving a life sentence for a wrongful conviction.

pbnberkeley news notice - 1/22/03 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!

pbnberkeley news notice - 1/21/03 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promotig global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/27/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/16/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR!

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/9/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity WITHOUT WAR!

The ILWU From Bridges to Spinosa (tags)

Great article on the dockworkers

All out for OCTOBER 22nd Day of Protest Against Police Brutality (tags)

The call and regional logistics.

THE HUNGER FOR WAR (tags)

MUMIA ABU JAMAL DISSECTS AMERICA'S HUNGER FOR WAR

Photessay: GILBRIDE MURDERED! DA SEEKING SEARCH WARRANT FOR MOVE HQ! (tags)

"A TV NEWS REPORTER JUST INFORMED US THAT D.A. LYNNE ABRAHAM IS GETTING A WARRANT TO COME INTO OUR (MOVE'S) HOUSE. SYLVESTER JOHNSON'S POLICE HAVE HAD US UNDER STEADY SURVEILLANCE AND KNOW ALL OF OUR COMINGS AND GOINGS. THEY KNOW WE AINT GONE NOWHERE AND AINT DONE SHIT. JOHNSON SAID HE WOULD KEEP THE LINES OF COMMUNICATIONS OPEN WITH US, BUT WE ARE HEARING THIS FROM A NEWS REPORTER AND NOT HIM! WE NEED OUR SUPPORTERS TO COME TO PHILADELPHIA, WE ARE IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY RIGHT NOW!". --Pam Africa

Photoessay on MOVE emergency in Philadelphia, by W. Imarisha and H. Bennett (tags)

This photo-essay has work from both Walidah Imarisha and Hans Bennett. Walidah writes about the current emergency here in Philadelphia with the MOVE organization. Hans provides photos both from the MOVE home last week and of the demonstration on Friday.

POLICE BRUTALITY DID NOT DIE ON SEPT 11TH (tags)

The following post is for the October 22nd coalition that is planning demonstrations against police brutality in cities across the U.S. Check the new call and contacts in your area.

Hans Bennett photoessay: REMEMBER AUGUST 8, 1978! FREE THE MOVE 9! (tags)

On the corner of Broad and Walnut in Center City, Philadelphia, August 10, 2002, more than 25 MOVE members and supporters (including several visiting from Spain) gathered for a demonstration to commemorate August 8, 1978. On this day, 24 years ago, more than 500 heavily armed police officers attacked MOVE headquarters in the Powelton Village neighborhood of West Philadelphia. When the MOVE family fled into the basement to avoid the attack, police countered by flooding them out and imprisoning the MOVE 9 for the murder of Police officer James Ramp.

Short list of ILWU Solidarity (tags)

Short List of ILWU Solidarity

ILWU faces historic moment for Union and Nation (tags)

ILWU faces historic moment for Union and Nation. story from portland indymedia.

Hans Bennett photoessay: JULY 4 PHILLY DEMONSTRATION FOR MUMIA ABU-JAMAL (tags)

On the 4th of July, 2002 in Philadelphia, supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal gathered at City Hall for a rally and then marched down Market St. to the Liberty Bell to protest Colin Powell receiving the “Liberty Award”. Part one of this two-part photo-essay by Hans Bennett, documents the beginning of the day at City Hall. Part two (to be released tomorrow) documents the action at the Liberty Bell. Part two will also feature an original essay about the day including transcripts of Pam Africa and others’ speeches.

(text) RAMONA AFRICA interview with photojournalist Hans Bennett (tags)

In this exclusive May, 2002 interview with photojournalist Hans Bennett, Ramona Africa of the MOVE organization, talks about Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Ed Rendell, the anniversary of the May 13, 1985 bombing of her home, self-defense, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and more.

RAMONA AFRICA interview with photojournalist Hans Bennett (tags)

In this exclusive May, 2002 interview with photojournalist Hans Bennett, Ramona Africa of the MOVE organization, talks about Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Ed Rendell, the anniversary of the May 13, 1985 bombing of her home, self-defense, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and more.

Mumia Abu Jamal comments about the War, the School of the Americas, US Interests (tags)

Massive Rally and Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Action to Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA) November 15-17, Fort Benning, GA

HANS BENNETT PHOTOESSAY: PART 2 OF DC 4/20 PROTEST PHOTOS...FREE PALESTINE!! (tags)

This is the second of a five-part photoessay documenting the protests in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 20. The second photoessay focuses on the morning protest outside of the Washington Hilton (where Israeli war criminal Ariel Sharon was scheduled to appear on April 22) where Palestinians and many others gathered to protest Israel's racist and murderous oppression of the Palestinians. The photoessay essay finishes off after the march begins towards the IMF and World Bank.

Mumia Abu-Jamal's A20 comments to the D.C. Rally (tags)

Mumia's A20 comments addressing the D.C. Rally Against War and Racism

WAR AGAINST TERROR OR WAR TO GOVERN THE WORLD?: Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

One wonders, when is a 'terrorist,' not a terrorist?

"An Imperial War Expands" by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Jamal With characteristic imperial arrogance, George W. Bush's 'State of the Empire' speech was a blustering threat to several states that have yet to learn how to kneel properly to the United States -- Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

''Justice for Officer Faulkner'' (tags)

(YellowTimes.ORG) – Mumia Abu-Jamal, the African-American journalist who has been on death row in Philadelphia for nearly 20 years, has received a major victory. His death sentence was thrown out by an appellate judge, William H. Yohn, and replaced by an order for a new sentencing...

Federal Judge Throws Out Death Sentence of Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Published on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 by the Associated Press at 1:09 PM

THE ENIGMA OF ALLIES AND ENEMIES (Mumia Abu-Jamal) (tags)

Unperturbed by the Churchillian axiom that a nation has no permanent friends, nor permanent enemies, but only permanent interests, the U.S. has cast a wide, imperial net, to scoop up a bucket-full of buddies.

MUMIA ABU-JAMAL DENIED NEW TRIAL (tags)

Abu-Jamal Denied Chance for New Trial By DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press Writer

PATRIOT GAMES (Mumia Abu-Jamal) (tags)

One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous. -- Aldous Huxley, British Writer [1894-1963]

STOLEN CULTURE (Mumia Abu-Jamal) (tags)

Every generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it. --- Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth

WHEN THE PRESS PRESSES FOR WAR (Mumia Abu-Jamal) (tags)

It is often surprising what comes to mind when one thinks of the press.

ANOTHER SIDE OF THE WAR (Mumia Abu-Jamal) (tags)

"Power", to paraphrase Lord Acton's well-known axiom, "does more than corrupts, it makes men mad."

Mumia sound file on 9-11 and racism (tags)

SOUND FILE BY MUMIA ABU-JAMAL ON 9-11 Mumia Abu-Jamal's comments on racist acts against Muslims and others in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 200l.

Freedom Fest for Mumia (tags)

Freedom Fest for Mumia - Saturday, September 15, 2001, noon - 6p.m., Lemeirt Park

The Press Release That The OC Weekly Butchered (tags)

Of Course a commie paper like the OC Weekly who has been known to bad mouth white people since it's conception wouldn't print our side of the story only bits and pieces of it!!

Whose World? Theirs or Ours? (tags)

There's a new publication out for global justice activists -- the August-September issue of the International Socialist Review, with essays by Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Dennis Brutus, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Michael Albert, Walden Bello, Kevin Danaher, Lisa Fithian...

Whose World? Theirs or Ours? (tags)

There's a new publication out for global justice activists -- the August-September issue of the International Socialist Review, with essays by Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Dennis Brutus, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Michael Albert, Walden Bello, Kevin Danaher, Lisa Fithian...

San Diegans Rally In Support of Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Over 50 activists in San Diego turned out for an August 17 demonstration downtown at the Federal Building to support Mumia Abu-Jamal's fight for justice. Participants stood on all four corners of the First and Broadway intersection with Mumia banners.

These kids are getting rad (tags)

Organized to coincide with the One Year Aniversary or the DNC- Rage/Ozomatli Frenzy of Rubber Bullets, this via dolorosa has youth issues at its heart and Mumia on its mind.

Youth Unite!!!!!! (tags)

We are the youth together resisting against governmental/corporate bullying. We are speaking out about the injustices and brutalization we face with police attacks and scare tactics used to weaken the youth's voice. The youth are the future we demand a better world. We will not be silenced...

August 14th FIRST ANNUAL YOUTH UNITY MARCH (tags)

THE YOUTH ARE THE FUTURE! WE DEMAND A BETTER WORLD!

Free Hip Hop Single For Mumia Hits 1500 Downloads (tags)

Mumia Abu-Jamal, journalist and MOVE member, is on Pennsylvania's death row after a sham trial. Tens of thousands of activists, concerned citizens and progressive groups around the world have mobilized to stop his murder by the state. One such group is Groove Embassy Records, which is offering the single "Freedom of Speech" by hip hop duo Buddha Mind as one more tool in the fight to raise awareness of Mumia's case.

Colombia Action Network (CAN) Events (tags)

[Colombia Action Network (CAN) Events] International Encounter in Soldarity Thu, 14 Jun 2001 15:18:44 -0600

Prosecution Seeks to Deny Mumia Abu-Jamal Counsel of His Choice (tags)

June 7, 2001 (PHILADELPHIA, USA) - In a move eerily reminiscent of his 1981 trial, which resulted in the incarceration of an innocent man on Pennsylvania's death row for close to 20 years, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is once again seeking to prevent Mumia Abu-Jamal from exercising his right to be represented by counsel of his choice.

Lie Detector test Corroborates Arnold Beverly's Confession. Mumia Is Innocent. (tags)

Although Arnold Beverly has admitted to the killing, Mumia Abu-Jamal, an innocent man, remains incarcerated at S.C.I. Greene on death row in Pennsylvania.

Mumia Abu-Jamal speaks on Global Corporatization (tags)

International Action Center info about FTAA events in Quebec and elsewhere. Mumia commentary on threats of Globalization.

HIP-HOP FOR CONSCIOUSNESS: The Imam Jamil Al-Amin Benefit Concert (tags)

Mos Def, Jurassic 5, Dialated Peoples, Planet Asia, and others to be announced are scheduled to perform at The Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as H. Rap Brown) Benefit Concert on May 12, 2001 in Los Angeles @The Center in Watts. Proceeds from the concert will go towards Imam Jamil's Justice Fund and support for his family in this time of need. COME OUT AND SUPPORT THIS CAUSE IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE! www.worldlinedesign.com/jamilbenefit.html www.peacethrujustice.org

HIP-HOP FOR CONSCIOUSNESS: The Imam Jamil Al-Amin Benefit Concert (tags)

Mos Def, Jurassic 5, Dialated Peoples, Planet Asia, and others to be announced are scheduled to perform at The Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as H. Rap Brown) Benefit Concert on May 12, 2001 in Los Angeles @The Center in Watts. Proceeds from the concert will go towards Imam Jamil's Justice Fund and support for his family in this time of need. COME OUT AND SUPPORT THIS CAUSE IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE!

New Single For Mumia Hits 800 Downloads With Help Of World's IndyMedia Centers (tags)

More than 800 people have downloaded "Freedom of Speech," the new hip hop single by Buddha Mind, released on Groove Embassy Records (www.grooveembassy.com). The single, inspired by the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, is out on CD for US$5 and in MP3 format for free. All proceeds from sales of the CD single will go to the ICFFMAJ's organizing fund for Mumia.

- Breaking News - Tom Morello's account of his visit with Mumia Abu Jamal! (tags)

Tom Morello discusses his visit with Mumia Abu Jamal

Milestone Reached In Musical Battle For Mumia As New Single Passes 500 Downloads (tags)

More than 500 people have downloaded "Freedom of Speech," the new hip hop single by Buddha Mind, released on Groove Embassy Records (www.grooveembassy.com). The single, inspired by the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, is out on CD for US$5 and in MP3 format for free. All proceeds from sales of the CD single will go to the ICFFMAJ's organizing fund for Mumia.

ARTSPEAKS! Jan 28th & 29th @ El Rey Theater (tags)

Don't miss it

Los Angeles Counter Inauguration: REFUSE & RESIST ! (tags)

Los Angeles Counter Inauguration, Saturday, January 20. Rally 11:00 A.M. at PERSHING SQUARE/5th & Hill Street MARCH 1:30 P.M. to the DOWNTOWN FEDERAL BUILDING

Communique #4 from a jailed Clark Kissinger! (tags)

C. Clark Kissinger is one of the leaders in the international fight to get Mumia Abu-Jamal a new trial and as a result he has been jailed by the political police. He was sent to jail for violating what Len Weinglass called a "Unlawful Prohibation" , the cause of his violation was speaking on Aug.1'st outside the Republican National Convention! Jailed for giving a speech! This statement was written by him from the jail he is currently sitting in, in Brooklyn New York USA.

Statement # 2 from a jailed C. Clark Kissinger! (tags)

C. Clark Kissinger is one of the leaders in the international fight to get Mumia Abu-Jamal a new trial and as a result he has been jailed by the political police. He was sent to jail for violating what Len Weinglass called a "Unlawful Prohibation" , the cause of his violation was speaking on Aug.1'st outside the Republican National Convention! Jailed for giving a speech! This statement was written by him from the jail he is currently sitting in, in Brooklyn New York USA.

Statement of a jailed C. Clark Kissinger! (tags)

C. Clark Kissinger is one of the leaders in the international fight to get Mumia Abu-Jamal a new trial and as a result he has been jailed by the political police. He was sent to jail for violating what Len Weinglass called a "Unlawful Prohibation" , the cause of his violation was speaking on Aug.1'st outside the Republican National Convention! Jailed for giving a speech! This statement was written by him from the jail he is currently sitting in, in Brooklyn New York USA.

Mumia Supporters (tags)

A couple speak out against the death penalty and the imprisonment of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Thousands March for Mumia Abu Jamal in Los Angeles (tags)

Description of Sunday's (8/13/200) rally and march to draw attention to the execution of Mumia Abu Jamal.

Voices for the Voiceless 8/13/00 (tags)

Students at Pershing Square wearing black bandanas over their mouths to symbolize the silencing of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Downtown Los Angeles.

"Ninos para Mumia Abu-Jamal !" 8/13/00 (tags)

In the noon day sun, in the grasp of her father, an infant experiences the surge of solidarity at a rally demanding a new trial for jailed radio journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal. Pershing Square, Downtown Los Angeles.

Thousands March For Mumia In Los Angeles (tags)

Report on the march to free Mumia Abu-Jamal from the IMC print team.

Protest coverage: issues and context on internet radio station (tags)

Information on context and issues of the Los Angeles protests - Internet radio station

Protest coverage: issues and context on internet radio station (tags)

Information on context and issues of the Los Angeles protests - Internet radio station

Philly Police's DeHumanizing Tactics (tags)

(It gets worse, but here's a starter) An atmosphere of panic was created before a rally in support of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal as the police swept the City Hall area telling store and restaurant owners to lock their doors and lower gates in preparation for riots in the streets......

City Agrees to Let Protesters Use Area Closer to Staples (tags)

Convention: Officials yield to pressure from a judge and the Democratic Party. But demonstrators say they won't be confined.

TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE CRIMINAL INJUSTICE SYSTEM (tags)

Non-Violent Direct Action at The Republican National Convention

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