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The Question of a US form of fascism - by Steve Martinot
In recent years, the term "fascism" is heard more and more. With the growing epidemic of police killings, mostly of people of color, with the intentional maintenance and growth of the largest prison system in the world (with practically a political guarantee of recidivism), with police making lethal demands for obedience, with the increasing corporate technological destruction of land and oceans, and with the constant obsessions with war (a misnomer for massacre from a distance), the term "fa...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:14AM
Healing Our Wounds: Restorative Justice Needed For Albert Woodfox, The BPP, And The Nation - by Angola 3 News
On Monday, June 8, 2015, US District Court Judge James Brady ruled that the Angola 3's Albert Woodfox be both immediately released and barred from a retrial. Among those who communicated with Albert during that emotional week was Southern University Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell. In the days following Judge Brady's ruling, she was a featured guest on several television and radio shows that focused on Albert's case, including National Public Radio. In this interview with Angola 3 News, Pr...
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:16PM
Romero Institute Calls for Pope Francis to Revoke the Doctrine of Discovery - by via The Romero Institute
The Romero Institute, a Santa Cruz, Calif.-based 501(c)3 and heir to the famed Christic Institute, celebrates the release of Laudato Si', Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical on the environment, but insists the Catholic Church must do more to reverse the entrenched and systemic injustices that persist as a result of its policies.
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:16PM
Khader Adnan hungers for freedom again - by David Roknich, IndyRadio
We must join in the hunger strike of Khader Adnan, and demand the release of all Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:20PM
URGENT: Today only, take action for Albert Woodfox, join Amnesty International! - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
On Monday, June 8, US District Court Judge James Brady issued a ruling for Albert Woodfox's unconditional release and the barring of a retrial. On Tuesday, June 9, at the request of the Louisiana Attorney General, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay (until Friday) of Judge Brady's order to give Albert's attorneys time to respond to the appeal. Below is the text of an email released this morning by Amnesty International, announcing a ONE DAY action campaign for Albert. Ple...
Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:13AM
Racial Profiling Bill Heads to California Senate - by ACLU of Northern California
SACRAMENTO--On June 3 the state Assembly approved a police reform bill that would collect basic information about encounters the police have with Californians. Assembly members voted 41 to 23 to pass Assembly Bill 953, Law Enforcement: Racial Profiling.
Posted: Fri Jun 5, 2015 11:45AM
Patriot Act Sunset Makes Little Difference. - by David Roknich
Last week, the NSA began to shut down their mechanism for mass collection of phone data. The sunset of Patriot Act Section 215 that occured at midnight is only one possible reason. Sections 201 and 206 also expired at midnight, and have seen little public discussion. What has changed?
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2015 6:05AM
Your Web Browser Is Not Your Friend - by Riseup.net
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Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 12:21AM
This Week in Palestine, May 29th, 2015 (audio/mpeg 7.3MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for May 23rd, to the 29th, 2015.
Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 11:29PM
ACLU Releases Detailed Best Practices for Police Body Cameras - by ACLU
NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union on May 21 released a detailed set of recommended policies for the use of police body cameras (see PDF).
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 5:31PM
Russia: Making troop deaths a secret ‘attacks freedom of expression’ - by Amnesty International
A decree signed today by President Vladimir Putin making deaths of Russian forces “in peacetime” a state secret is yet another attack on freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:05PM
Video Shows Dying Moments of African-American Soldier in Texas Jail (video/x-ms-wmv 22.9MB) - by DemocracyNow! (repost)
The police state snuffed the life of Sgt. James Brown in the El Paso Jail.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 9:31AM
Bratton Report Glosses over Impact Broken Windows Policing Has on NY Communities of Color - by American Civil Liberties Union
NEW YORK - In response to a report (see PDF) released today by the NYPD and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton in defense of Broken Windows policing, the leadership of the New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement. It is attributable to NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman.
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:51PM
Freddie Gray Rebellion - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - April 25th, 2015: video (video/mp4 341.4MB) - by El Enemigo Común
Freddie Gray Rebellion - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - April 25th, 2015
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:29PM
Intifada in Baltimore: Baltimore Youth Rise Up for Freddie Gray and All the Other Freddie Grays (video/mp4 18.2MB) - by Dave Id
Baltimore youth are rising up for #FreddieGray and all the other Freddie Grays today. Countless rocks and bricks have been thrown at police throughout the afternoon, as seen in the looping video below, and several police vehicles have been torched. Police are claiming some of their officers have suffered bones from flying objects that have struck them.
Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:34PM
This Week in Palestine, April 24th, 2015 (audio/mpeg 7.9MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for April 18th, to the 24th, 2015.
Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:38AM
Mumia's condition grave: Take Action - by Noelle Hanrahan, Prison Radio
Dateline: Friday April 24th, 8:45pm
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:58PM
U.S. Inaction Following CIA Torture Report is De Facto Amnesty for Perpetrators - by Amnesty International
NEW YORK - Amnesty International released a report on April 21 (see PDF) criticizing the Obama administration’s silence in the wake of the Senate torture report, calling it de facto amnesty for those responsible for CIA torture. The government inaction following the December publication of the summary report on the CIA’s secret detention program is outlined in detail in the new report, Crimes and Impunity. The document also highlights the lack of accountability for enforced disappearance ...
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:06PM
New Orleans Bail Bonds (audio/mpeg 77.3MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Gahiji discusses bail bonds and plays talks from District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and an intervew with Loyola Professor Bill Quigley.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:33AM
Francisca from PuenteAZ Interview on SB01070 5years later/ Joe Arpio on settingthestandard - by paz
Francisca from PuenteAZ Interview on SB01070 5years later/ Joe Arpio on settingthestandard On June 18, 2014, alongside our members who have been arrested in workplace raids, we filed a lawsuit against Arpaio, Montgomery, and MCSO challenging two state laws that turn immigrants into felons simply for working to provide for their families. We are requesting an immediate injunction and permanent halt to the workplace raids and to expunge the records of raid victims who continue to face discr...
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:47AM