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text"It's the economy stupid!" by Detlef Umbach and Karin Lohmeyer
US unemployment at the start of April 2020 is higher than at the peak of the 1929 Great Depression. Trump is to blame for the botched response to the Coronavirus that he initially called a hoax. To generate economic activity, he recently proposed raising CEO deductions for entertainment and restaurant bills. We face a collapse of the GDP, consumption, investments and tax revenues....
Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2020 9:54AM
imageI think the New York State Prison system is trying to kill Ramsey Orta
by WeCopwatch
As Ramsey Orta, (who filmed the 2014, NYPD chokehold murder of Eric Garner) sits in solitary confinement in New York State prison, the virus is spreading rapidly across the prison systems. Time is running out....
Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2020 8:27AM
textAngola 3 Newsletter: DECARCERATE!!!! by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
We dedicate this newsletter to the men, women and children in detention centers, jails and prisons, where they are unable to social distance or sanitize--leaving them to anxiously wait for the virus to take hold in their facilities. Please encourage your local governments to take action before the virus hits....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 9:55PM
textCDC: Housing, Not Handcuffs Is the Way to Stop COVID-19 Amongst Homeless Populations by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Advocates Hail First Step, Call for More Help...
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:01PM
imageRamsey Orta denied basic safety measures in Solitary Confinement as COVID-19 virus spreads
by WeCopwatch
Ramsey Orta and other inmates in the New York State Prison system are extremely vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. If Governor Cuomo does not act now, it will be blood on his hands....
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:38PM
textAdvocates Warn US Prison Conditions Risks Intense Coronavirus Outbreak by Julia Conley
Prisoners' rights advocates are warning that the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. may soon have dire implications for the 2.2 million people living in the American penal system, as prison officials across the country shared little about their plans to keep inmates safe and many of the precautions Americans are being advised to take are unavailable in detention facilities....
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:15AM
imagePetition: Accountability for the Incident Regarding a Black UCI Alumna at UC Irvine
by Black Student Union at UC-Irvine
UCI Black Student Union and United Students Against Sweatshops Demand for Accountability Regarding the Incident on February 20, 2020...
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2020 1:11PM
textUrgent -- Amazon under attack by AVAAZ
Dear friends, we’ve just received an urgent cry for help from the heart of the Amazon: indigenous communities are facing an all-out assault that could destroy their culture and their home! Now fearless activist Sônia Guajajara and other indigenous leaders are calling for our help....
Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 4:17AM
imageFree the Freeway 9
by Curt Wechsler defendants face three years in jail for peaceful political protest in the face of LAPD & prosecutorial harassment. We demand charges be dropped....
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:46PM
imageBDS protest at sheet maker Brooklinen’s NYC store over production in Israel
by Adalah-NY
At a protest Sunday at Brooklinen’s new Williamsburg, Brooklyn store, New York human rights advocates called for a boycott of the online sheet and linen retailer, over their Israeli production partners’ involvement in Israel’s apartheid rule over the Palestinian people....
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:11PM
imagePolice Violence Leading Cause of Death in United States
by Felicia
Police violence is a leading cause of death for young men in the United States. The average lifetime odds [for all races] of being killed by police are about 1 in 2,000 for men and about 1 in 33,000 for women. Police officers with a military background significantly more likely discharged their firearm while on duty....
Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:30AM
imageCoordinated Stalking by Multiple Persons
by Ilona Gazarova
Advocacy for Humankind is an organization that seeks to eradicate crimes of coordinated stalking through public awareness, education and advocacy for victims....
Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:14PM
imageA3 Newsletter: Albert Woodfox in SF, Zulu Whitmore update and more
by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Following a keynote speech at the Making and Unmaking Mass Incarceration Conference in Oxford, Mississippi this Wednesday, Albert Woodfox will travel to San Francisco to be a special guest at the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Conference on Saturday, December 7. Next month, Albert will return with Robert King for the de Young Museum "Soul of the Nation" exhibit's free event on January 11....
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 4:34PM
imageWhere is Ramsey Orta?
by Jacob Crawford / WeCopwatch
I know where he is, and he knows where he is. If you go to NYDOCCS inmate search and you too can find out where Ramsey is. He’s at Collins Correctional Facility in Upstate New York. We are concerned because it doesn’t appear that theinternal inmate tracking system at Collins knows that Ramsey is there....
Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:42AM
image#SOSEcuador: Exigimos el cese de la violencia por parte del gobierno ecuatoriano
by Medios libres de América
Colectivos y organizaciones firmantes denunciamos la inconstitucionalidad del toque de queda impuesto en Ecuador desde hoy sábado 12 de octubre a las 3 pm. Exigimos que se levante esta medida excesiva por ser un mecanismo que pone en riesgo la seguridad y la vida de los y las manifestantes....
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:34PM
imageToday We Commemorate the life of Herman Wallace
by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Today we commemorate the October 4, 2013 passing of the Angola 3's Herman Wallace. As we mourn his absence, we know he would be proud to see the growing movement to #StopSolitary and how his comrades Robert King & Albert Woodfox have continued the struggle that Herman gave his life to....
Posted: Fri Oct 4, 2019 2:00PM
textMoveOn’s Phony New Campaign for ‘Protecting Whistleblowers’ by Norman Solomon
Only some get the nod...
Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:58AM
textThe Political Theology of the New Right by Rolf Schieder
The new right-wing movements try to create a state of emergency with the help of apocalyptic rhetoric enabling them to suspend rules and procedures. Apocalyptics long for the final struggle between good and evil. Eschatologicsts are driven by a theology of hope. The feeling of completely losing control is the motivational driver for accepting right-wing offers....
Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:39PM
textWhite House Policy Paper on Homelessness Misrepresents Evidence, Drives Wrong Conclusions by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
September 17, 2019, Washington, DC — On Monday evening, President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisors released a white paper that ignores and directly contradicts the evidence-based consensus of 19 of his own agencies. Last year, those agencies published the Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness, stating that housing, low barrier shelter, and decriminalization is the best way to end homelessness....
Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:03PM
imageRamsey Orta denied early release from prison
by WeCopwatch
While the murderer of Eric Garner walks free, Ramsey Orta sits in a state prison in upstate New York. As many of you may know, Ramsey was denied early release from prison this week....
Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:18PM