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Landmark Agreement Ends Indeterminate Long-Term Solitary Confinement in California - by Center for Constitutional Rights
Settlement Reached in California Class Action Suit Moves Out of SHU Those There 10 Years or Longer, Ends Solitary Purely Due to Gang Validation
Posted: Tue Sep 1, 2015 4:36PM
The Hidden Shackles and Chains on the Statue of Liberty - by LA Progressive
The story behind the creation of the Statue of Liberty was suppressed for more than 125 years. Finally, the National Park Service includes literature that explains the shackles and chains. National Juneteenth Movement is preparing an amazing event on Liberty Island, Rev. Willie Douglass, Stockton, California was on the front line, making it happen in a good way... his legacy will help guide a positive way forward.
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:41PM
Anonymous Operation Ferguson Soldiers On - by via Anonymous Op Ferguson
This is the second of only two official Press Releases ever published by Op Ferguson. Anonymous Operation Ferguson is far more than just a single Twitter account. We are an entire internet platform including a now iconic website at www.OperationFerguson.cf (a domain registered the very day Mike Brown was killed) an E-Mail server and more. All of this infrastructure was built within 24 hours of the tragic and barbaric slaying of Mike Brown, who has always been and will always remain the primar...
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:00PM
Kai Lumumba Barrow and Shana Griffin talk about Ecohybridity: A Love Song For NOLA (audio/mpeg 19.5MB) - by WTUL News & Views
WTUL News and Views Speaks to Kai Barrow and Shana Griffin about Ecohybridity: A Love Song for NOLA, a visual black opera in 5 acts that kicks off this weekend on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:36AM
Anonymous reports impunity in Honduras - by IndyRadio
Los Indigatos have been marching through the major cities of Honduras demanding an end to impunity and corruption. First hand accounts of the reality via Anonymous in Sydney are compiled in a monthly report. Coverage by the North American press has been meager - here's what you've been missing.
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:32PM
Dr. Jill Stein speaks out in Ferguson July 25, 2015 (video/mp4 32.7MB) - by Jill Stein/IndyRadio edit
How many presidential candidates have visited Ferguson? While there, Jill Stein spoke against systemic racism that leads to fatalities, through forced choices in housing, education, and how we deliver justice. It is amazing she has been painted almost completely invisible by the media - even and especially the "progressive" media.
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:28PM
Shoe theft allegation nets Alexander J. Bourne 9 months in jail. (audio/mpeg 28.8MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Janet Hays interviews Alexander J. Bourne about why he spent 9 months locked up at Orleans Parish jail - [AKA Orleans Parish Prison (OPP)] over allegations of shoe theft - all on the taxpayer's dime. This is an inside look at one person's experience with pre-trial services, the bail industry, incarceration and potential political bribery in New Orleans.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:13PM
White Privilege in the Animal Rights Movement - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
If animal liberation is to succeed, the movement must address the concerns of oppressed humans as well as non-humans. Human oppression cannot be co-opted or ignored, and it certainly cannot be pushed aside within a movement that is supposed to be based on compassion and care for all animals.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:50PM
In Support of Black Solidarity with Palestine - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
It is certainly a milestone in opposing the 67 year occupation of Palestine by the American military base called Israel that we now have African-American solidarity with Palestine in the form of a statement signed by over 1,000 African-Americans and Africans in other countries found at http://www.blackforpalestine.com/read-the-statement.html
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:15PM
Bruce Dixon on Black Activism and the Democratic Party (audio/mpeg 10.8MB) - by WBAI-Bruce Dixon
On Monday, 08.19.2015, Black Agenda Report Managing Editor Bruce Dixon spoke to WBAI's Morning Show Hosts Michael G. Haskins and Jed Brandt about Black Lives Matter, Black organizing, and the Democratic Party. He says that the attempt to claim the Democratic Party as a populist organization has a long history which included successes, but that elites changed the rules to undermine every one of them.
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:20PM
Gahiji Lumumba Barrow interview with Ruth Idakula, Endesha Juakali and Dequi Kioni Sadiki (audio/mpeg 90.2MB) - by WTUL News & Views
An interview that defines racism and identifies its presence in New Orleans, Katrina 10 and the protest against the narrative and political prisoners in the United States.
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:46AM
Racist and Pro-War Bernie Sanders Is No Socialist and No Friend of the Working Class - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Exiled U.S. political refugee Assata Shakur. Among his many crimes, Bernie Sanders voted in favor of a Senate resolution demanding Cuba return her from exile.]
Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:44PM
Mumia Abu-Jamal Has Active Hepatitis C; Is Suing Prison for Medical Neglect - by Kelsey Weymouth-Little, Prison Radio
On August 3, 2015, political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal’s lawyers filed an amended lawsuit suing Pennsylvania state prison staff for medical neglect. Two days prior, Abu-Jamal was informed by prison medical staff that he has active Hepatitis C, but is being refused critical treatment. Prison Radio, the San Francisco based non-profit that records Abu-Jamal’s radio commentaries, is calling for supporters world-wide to join the demand for his medical care by going to: bit.ly/fight4mumia
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 3:36PM
Mumia Abu-Jamal Files Suit Over Prison's Refusal to Provide Necessary Medical Care - by Abolitionist Law Center
August 3, 2015: Attorneys for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal filed an amended lawsuit today in the Middle District of Pennsylvania federal court to challenge prison medical staff’s denial of necessary medical treatment – denial that nearly killed Abu-Jamal earlier this year.
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:57AM
Photos: Giant Albert Woodfox mural in New Orleans by artist B-Mike w/ Amnesty Intl. USA - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Featured below are photos of the new Albert Woodfox mural in New Orleans, Louisiana, painted by artist Brandan "B-Mike" Odums in conjunction with Amnesty International USA. The photos below are taken by Amnesty USA and the A3 Coalition. Read the July 3 NOLA Times Picayune article to learn more about the mural and to view more photos. This first photo is of Michael Mable, brother of Albert Woodfox, standing in front of the mural.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:51PM
NNU Statement on Black Lives Matter and the Health Impact of Societal Racial Disparities - by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United joins with the AFL-CIO and activists across the United States in urging all presidential candidates to address the pervasive problems of racial and economic justice that have so stained our nation.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:51PM
Community Organizer Pam Nath speaks about White Supremacy, Forgiveness, and Hope (audio/mpeg 82.8MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Pam Nath speaks to WTUL News and Views about the forgiveness the families of the victims of the Charleston shooting offered Dylan Roof, how White Supremacy operates in our society and the role white people can play, and how the debate between Ta-Nehisi Coates and Mayor Mitch Landrieu demonstrates the issues still alive and well even among those making some effort to address issues of race. Includes conversation about hope and how we could move forward as a society.
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:33AM
Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs & Almah LaVon on Dark Sciences: A People Of Color Dream Retreat (audio/mpeg 38.4MB) - by WTUL News & Views
This is the first convening of a queer-black-feminist imagined collective dreaming house for people of color.
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2015 7:17AM
The Confederate Flag: A Call to Burn and Bury with Angela Kinlaw and A Scribe Called Quess (audio/mpeg 14.2MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Angela Kinlaw and A Scribe Called Quess speak out at New Orleans' event "The Confederate Flag: A Call to Burn and Bury - July 4th 2015."
Posted: Mon Jul 6, 2015 6:33AM
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