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Nearly 80% of Surveyed US Companies Fail to Meet Requirements of Conflict Minerals Law - by Amnesty International
Nearly 80 per cent of U.S. public companies analyzed by human rights groups are failing to adequately check and disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals from Central Africa, a new report by Amnesty International and Global Witness reveals.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:01PM
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
Amnesty International USA Calls for Approval of Civilian Board to Oversee St. Louis Police - by Amnesty International
WASHINGTON- Amnesty International USA calls for the St. Louis Board of Aldermen to establish a Civilian Oversight Board that would evaluate police shootings, as well as broader police practices.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:51PM
10th Circuit Court Rejects Navajo Coal Mine Emergency Motion - by Center for Biological Diversity
DENVER— Two days after a federal district court halted coal mining within a newly expanded area of New Mexico’s Navajo Mine, mine operators filed an emergency motion asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow that coal mining to resume. The appeals court on Thursday denied that motion, saying that the Navajo Mine’s owner, the Navajo Transitional Energy Company, “failed to make the requisite showing” justifying their request to restart coal mining.
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:49PM
Angola3 Newsletter - The Waiting Game: 43 Years of Innocence; Still Incarcerated; Still... - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Today marks 43 years since Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace were first placed in solitary confinement for a crime they didn't commit. We now await a decision from Federal Judge James Brady regarding Albert's request for bail, expected any week. Featured below are messages from both Albert and Robert King. New artwork by longtime A3 supporter Rigo 23 is displayed alongside a poem written by Albert back in 1998 entitled I Wait. Who could have imagined that 17 years later, in 2015, he would sti...
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:34AM
The Futile Attempt to Learn Why Philadelphia (and Your Hometown) Is Voting to Arm Nazis - by Chris Randolph
The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to send guns to Ukrainian fascists. Getting a straight answer from your representative as to why, or even getting them to admit to that reality, is nearly impossible.
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:55PM
Mayor Announces Support for Reparations for Survivors of Chicago Police Torture - by Amnesty International
CHICAGO – After months of work by survivors and stakeholders, including Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM), Amnesty International USA, Project NIA and We Charge Genocide, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his support for a proposed ordinance that would provide reparations to survivors of Chicago Police torture during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. The ordinance will be introduced to the Chicago City Council tomorrow.
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:15PM
What if There Was No Video? White SC Officer Charged With Murder of Fleeing Walter Scott (video/mp4 45.5MB) - by Democracy Now!
A white South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder after a video showed him shooting an apparently unarmed African-American man who was running away. The killing happened Saturday morning after North Charleston police officer Michael Slager stopped Walter Scott for a broken brake light. On the video, Slager is seen shooting at Scott eight times as he tries to flee. The North Charleston Police Department had initially defended Slager after he said he feared for his life and cla...
Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:21PM
Mumia Delivers New Commentary & National Day of Action (audio/mpeg 1.1MB) - by Noelle Hanrahan, Prison Radio
Last night April 9th Mumia Abu-Jamal called Prison Radio and delivered this commentary "Of Punks, Predators, & Pigs" on the police shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina.
Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:55AM
NLG Calls for Immediate, Independent Medical Attention for Mumia Abu-Jamal - by via National Lawyers Guild
FRACKVILLE, PA--The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls on the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to give NLG Jailhouse Lawyer Vice President Mumia Abu-Jamal immediate independent and specialized health care, including his choice of medical specialists.
Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2015 2:43PM
Send a Postcard to Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 in Solidarity w/ Baton Rouge Vigil - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
April 17, 2015 will mark 43 years since Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace (10/13/1941 - 10/4/2013) were first placed in solitary confinement at the notorious Louisiana State Prison known as "Angola."
Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2015 2:20PM
Dwell Time...A Conversation with Eric Foner - by Jeffrey McNary
Eric Foner is a renowned historian specializing in slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction
Posted: Fri Apr 3, 2015 10:05AM
Urgent Action Alert: Mumia Abu-Jamal in Medical Center - by Free Mumia!
At 1pm EST today, Mumia Abu-Jamal had a medical emergency and was taken to the Intensive Care Unit at Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, PA. We need your immediate help to make sure that Mumia's family will be able to visit him NOW.
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:16PM
Indigenous Land conflict in Brazil – Support needed NOW - by Ardaga - Huu-té Dschaam Dscheu
The once ~5 to 6 million Indigenous People in Brazil are down to less than 1 million. And those brave survivors of a genocide machine of half a millennium are still being brutalized and deceived by state and parallel authorities. And while the media reports nothing on it, Indigenous people are fighting for survival, their legal lands and against spree killings right now. This is a brand new eyewitness report. And a plea for YOUR support!
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:06AM
Renowned War Resister Juanita Nelson Slips From Her Body - by Scribe
Juanita Nelson's first public act of courage occurred on a train from Cleveland to the South when she was put at the Mason Dixon Line into a Jim Crow car. Nearly 8 decades of war tax resistance, sitins at segregated restaurants, organic farming, simple living and peacemaking followed.
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:22AM
Public Statement on OAS Indigenous Peoples Declaration - by Amnesty International
Amnesty International is urging member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) to ensure that a proposed regional Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples properly reflects the views and experiences of those whose rights are at stake. Legitimacy cannot be achieved if text is brought forward without the support of Indigenous Peoples.
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:37PM
Two Police Officers Shot from Distance During Ferguson Protest (video) (video/mp4 3.0MB) - by Ryan J. Reilly, HuffPo
In this video that captures the shooting, demonstrators appear to identify the shots as having come from the hill behind them, over the protesters and hitting police in the distance. (Video by Matthew Keys.) At a press conference at around 2:00 a.m. local time, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said a 41-year-old officer from St. Louis County was shot in the shoulder, and a 32-year-old Webster Groves officer was shot in the face. Both were conscious and expected to survive.
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:54AM
US Dept of Justice Investigation of Ferguson Police Leads to Firings/Resignations - by Dave Id
This U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division report, released on March 4, is the result of the DOJ's investigation into the Ferguson, Missouri, police department after the rebellions and violent police repression following the murder of Mike Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014 in the Canfield neighborhood. While the DOJ declined to prosecute Wilson after a St. Louis County grand jury found no probable cause to indict him -- the DOJ not being known as a full-throat...
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:29PM
Congress Illegally Gives Away Mining Rights On Native American Forest Land - by Observer
One of the world's 5 worst mining companies, involved in strip miining and mountain top decapitation, has illegally been given mining rights on Apache land. Click on image for a larger version
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2015 11:46AM