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imageUnited Nations: Shackling of aged inmate, Mumia Abu-Jamal, is deplorable
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by UN statement reposted by Jamal Journal
"The use of shackles during his hospital stays is deplorable, and causes Mr. Abu-Jamal additional and unnecessary suffering," said the experts. "International standards on the treatment of prisoners clearly stipulate that instruments of restraint are to be imposed only when no lesser form of control would be effective to address the risks posed by unrestricted movement."...
Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:57AM
imageBREAKING: Mumia Abu-Jamal is out of surgery!
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by Prison Radio, reposted by the Jamal Journal
Tuesday April 20 morning update: We just heard from the medical attorneys that Mumia is recovering well from the surgery. Mumia is getting minimal oxygen and one IV which is a good sign. We have not yet heard from Mumia but we expect he will be able to call his family today. We need to see him, hear from him, and know that he has the proper rehabilitation plan. Mumia's wife Wadiya says "I won't know he is ok until i hear from him directly."...
Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:30AM
imageApril 24: Paris, France demonstration for Mumia Abu-Jamal
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by French Collectif Libérations Mumia
Featured below is an email newsletter released by the French Collectif Libérations Mumia, leading up to the April 24 event near the US embassy in Paris, France at 3:00 pm on the Place de la Concorde. On this occasion, a delegation will file a motion with the US Embassy....
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:13PM
imageBREAKING: Mumia is now in surgery and we are waiting to hear more; check back for updates
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by The Jamal Journal
Monday April 19 afternoon update: Mumia is currently in surgery and we are waiting to hear more. Please check back for further updates. We will provide new information as soon as it becomes available at www.jamaljournal.com...
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:03PM
textBillionaires Cut: Autopilot to Extinction by Jill
“A few ultra-wealthy individuals are making decisions about the future of the planet with little accountability or transparency,” according to Matthew Nisbet, a professor of communication and public policy at Northeastern University in Boston....
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:49AM
imagePam Africa challenges CNN's Michael Smerconish and DA Larry Krasner
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by Pam Africa, The Jamal Journal
This new article by Pam Africa has just been released while Mumia Abu-Jamal awaits heart surgery....
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:56AM
imageStudents Bashed In Battle Over Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Healthcare
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by Linn Washington Jr. reposted by Jamal Journal
The author Linn Washington Jr. of ThisCantBeHappening.net has given the Jamal Journal permission to reprint this April 16 article....
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:29PM
textHR 2590 Rep McCollum's Bill Protecting Palestinians by Stop US Aid to Israel
As she did in the 115th and 116th Congress, on April 15, 2021, Dem. Rep. of Minnesota, Betty McCollum introduced HR 2590, the Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act which “prohibits Israel from using U.S. taxpayer dollars in the Occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem for: the military detention, abuse, or ill-treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention; to support the seizure and destruction of Palestinia...
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:19PM
textThe US war in Afghanistan: A historic crime by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
Biden’s announcement of the nominal end of the war in Afghanistan provides an occasion for drawing a balance sheet of a savage military operation which has produced incalculable suffering for the people of Afghanistan, squandered vast resources and brutalized American society....
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:13AM
imageDaunte Wright’s Killing Makes the Case for Shrinking Police Budgets
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by Sonali Kolhatkar
Three weeks into the Minneapolis trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd, a white police officer in the neighboring suburb of Brooklyn Center killed a young Black man named Daunte Wright and illustrated in tragic terms just how law enforcement remains engaged in a racist war on Black America in spite of national scrutiny....
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:49AM
imageNew article by Dr. Ricardo Alvarez: Mumia Abu-Jamal is Scheduled for Open-Heart Surgery
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by Dr. Ricardo Alvarez reposted by Jamal Journal
As this article goes to press today, April 15th, Mumia is now scheduled for open heart surgery tomorrow. We only know that he has severe blockages of his coronary arteries or coronary artery disease (CAD). Mumia was left incommunicado for at least 3 days prompting an international movement to barrage the governor, the secretary of the PA Department of Corrections (PA DOC) and a variety of other targets with the PA DOC. It is a basic right that a patient be allowed to seek counsel from loved o...
Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:05PM
imageBiden announces US military withdrawal from Afghanistan
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by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
There has been virtually no mention in the US media of the damage and the colossal loss of life inflicted by American forces. The choice of a final withdrawal date of September 11, 2021 was intended to reinforce the longstanding lie by Washington that its invasion and occupation of Afghanistan were in response to the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington on September 11, twenty years ago....
Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:50PM
imageContrary to What Biden Said, U.S. Warfare in Afghanistan Is Set to Continue
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by Norman Solomon
The bombing will not stop...
Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:15PM
imageUrgent Call to Action for Mumia Abu-Jamal! Family and friends have not heard from him since April 10
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by The Jamal Journal
Please take action. This new alert has just been released!...
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:00PM
textCheck out the new Vegan Lao Food Website! by Food Empowerment Project
Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.)’s latest website, VeganLaoFood.com is a delicious new resource for the Lao community, vegans and the vegan-curious!...
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:43AM
textNoam Chomsky Without Regrets by Capital & Main
We learn more about human beings and their nature from 19th-century novels than we do from academic psychology. It’s a way we not only enrich our lives, but enrich our understanding and conception of what it is to live a good life. Literature, arts, music or painting are some of the most profound ways we come to understand what we are and what we could be....
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:05AM
imageA strategy to eliminate the COVID-19 virus
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by Benjamin Mateus (WSWS repost)
Quantitative analysis expert Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam describes how we have always had control over the spread of COVID-19 but have largely failed to understand the structural dynamics of its spread. In this thought-provoking interview with the World Socialist Web Site he explains the futility of simply increasing restrictions when cases go up and decreasing restrictions when cases go down-- if our goal is to completely end the pandemic....
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:49AM
textDaunte Wright's Death Again Shows Need to Address Failures Of Policing by Amnesty International
Responding to the April 11 fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by a police officer in Minnesota, Kristina Roth, Senior Advocate for Criminal Justice Programs at Amnesty International USA, wrote this statement....
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:42AM
textOnline events with Naomi Klein, Chomsky, Jeremy Corbyn, Angela Davis & many others by Toward increasing Networking
Here are some 2 dozen online events taking place over the next few weeks (and starting tomorrow, Wednesday, April 14), featuring people such as Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Jeremy Corbyn, Vandana Shiva, Angela Davis, Dave Zirin, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and many others. These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who migh...
Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:56PM
imageSeattle APRI Panel:Mineworkers Union Of Namibia Rossing Mine Fight Against Union Busting
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by Labor Video Project
The Seattle APRI held a panel with Namibian Mineworkers Union Rossing fired union leaders who discussed the union busting by the China National Nuclear Corporation CNNC in Namibia....
Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:34PM