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imageMumia Health Update / March 6 Global Virtual Street Meeting
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by The Jamal Journal
On Saturday Mumia Abu-Jamal was hospitalized. When he put in a sick call slip and was seen by the SCI Mahanoy medical staff he was taken immediately to the hospital suffering chest pain and shortness of breath. Diagnosed with congestive heart failure he was given a battery of tests...At the hospital his seriology blood test was positive for Covid-19....
Posted: Thu Mar 4, 2021 6:25PM
imageNew England Journal of Medicine: Decarceration Necessary to Stop Spread of Covid
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by R.R.
Summarized below is an article in the New England Journal of Medicine published on March 3, 2021 "Vaccination plus Decarceration — Stopping Covid-19 in Jails and Prisons." Link here to full article, may require a subscription....
Posted: Thu Mar 4, 2021 6:18AM
textUS ruling class moves to remove remaining restrictions as pandemic continues to spread by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
While the federal CDC has criticized Texas for ending all COVID-19 restrictions, the Biden administration policy of reopening all schools will have the same effect of spreading the pandemic....
Posted: Wed Mar 3, 2021 11:04PM
imageUrgent: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal!
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by Reposted article by Dave Lindorff
This article was first published by ThisCantBeHappening.net as "Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal --Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now in His 40th Year as an Incarcerated Prisoner, Has Covid-19," and was reprinted today at Counterpunch.org....
Posted: Mon Mar 1, 2021 5:05PM
imagePam Africa on Black Agenda Radio: Mumia thinks he has COVID
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by The Jamal Journal
The nation’s best known political prisoner told the publisher of The Jamal Journal “that he believes he has Covid. His breathing feels like an elephant sitting on his lungs,” said Pam Africa, who is also coordinator of International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal. The new issue of the Journal includes a petition demanding that Philadelphia DA Larry Krassner – a purported progressive – stop standing in the way of Mumia’s freedom....
Posted: Mon Mar 1, 2021 4:00PM
textDoes Corona policy threaten our fundamental rights? Scientist warns of "creeping process" by Ulrike Guerot
The state is allowed to restrict citizens in a pandemic so as not to endanger public health. But the state doesn't have the right to harm citizens. It does not get to decide which life is worth protecting and which is not. This article was published in German on 2/22/2021....
Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:01PM
textEnd Sanctions on the "Troika of Tyranny", and Learn from the World by Laura Wells
The US could learn a lot from other countries, instead of placing lethal sanctions against them. Trump ramped up sanctions against many countries including the "Troika of Tyranny" of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. Biden has been following the same dead-end path. There are healthy alternatives....
Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:40AM
textRep. Haaland’s record shows bi-partisnship, justice and equality by Ramona du Houx
Elected Officials to Protect America say Rep. Haaland’s record of working across the aisle to protect our land while promoting justice and equality makes her an excellent choice for Interior Secretary...
Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:47PM
textElected Officials to Protect America see Biden's clean car plan can help health outcomes by Ramona du Houx
EOPA, as part of President Biden’s overall climate agenda, supports Majority Leader Sen. Schumer’s clean car plan and urges President Biden to initiate the process of making it law right after his American Rescue Plan is passed. Toxic pollution from cars and trucks are cutting lives short in communities of color and low-income communities across the U.S. Decades of vehicle emissions and other ambient pollution have created disproportionate negative impacts on the economic vitality, health, an...
Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:42AM
textRepublican Hypocrisy Is No Reason to Support Neera Tanden by Norman Solomon
Enablers of corporate Democrats are dangerous...
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:00PM
documentPam Africa's Message to the Movement: Sign Our Petition!
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by The Jamal Journal
“DA Krasner can no longer ignore what we are saying, and he can no longer claim that he has not been presented with our evidence of police, prosecutorial, and judicial misconduct,” says Pam Africa, the Coordinator of the uncompromising International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. (This article was published at BlackAgendaReport.com on Feb. 24, 2021. A flyer version of this article is included)...
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:03PM
textThe $15 minimum wage scam by Genevieve Leigh (WSWS repost)
The fight for a good job, health care, a secure retirement, a living wage and more cannot be achieved by appealing to the very same forces that are responsible for the horrific conditions under which workers now exist....
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:57PM
image2/23: Vaccine Imperialism: China vs. the Western World::
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by Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network
Vaccine Racism: How wealthy nations stockpile life-saving vaccines while poor countries and poor people within these countries are ignored. How western countries criticize China, despite China’s success in containing the virus and providing vaccines to the world....
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:56PM
imageNew Study Shows Unionized Construction Sites are Safer
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by Patty Rodriguez
A new study by the Toronto-based Institute for Work & Health shows that unionized construction job sites see 29 percent fewer incidents of severe injury....
Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:23PM
documentPlease sign the Color of Change petition for Mumia Abu-Jamal
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by The Jamal Journal
Our new petition at ColorOfChange.org calls on Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to stop defending Mumia Abu-Jamal's unjust conviction. We are printing a 40 page newspaper to support our central assertion that police, prosecutorial, and judicial misconduct has forever tainted the legitimacy of Mumia Abu-Jamal's 1982 conviction...
Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:41AM
imageIn opposition to PG&E’s Time-Of-Use rate plans during the covid-19 pandemic
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by Lynda Carson
Corporate Mobsters Attacking Us In The Age Of The Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:...
Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:32AM
documentThe Jamal Journal issue #1 is now published online, Please help us print it!
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by The Jamal Journal
We are excited to release issue #1 of our newly restarted newspaper. The Jamal Journal was last published in the mid-1990s by the uncompromising International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (ICFFMAJ). The lead story is our petition demanding that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner stop defending Mumia Abu-Jamal’s conviction....
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:57PM
imageRush Limbaugh dead at 70: A media blowhard for American capitalism
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by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
An odious presence on American radio for more than three decades, Limbaugh specialized in bullying women, gays, blacks and other minorities, while glorifying American imperialism....
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:19AM
imageSettlement Reached in Groundbreaking Martin v. Boise case
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by National Homelessness Law Center
Parties reach historic agreement that prevents people experiencing homelessness from being cited or arrested for sleeping outdoors when no shelter is available...
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:27AM
textCuomo and Newsom Symbolize the Rot of Corporate Democrats by Norman Solomon
The dire need for progressive populism...
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:57PM