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textHousing the Homeless: Austin, Texas by April Short
In a city as prosperous as Austin, no one should have to live on the streets, period. That became even more clear as we saw folks still sleeping out under bridges when we knew that zero-degree temperatures were coming—and sometimes there were hotels or lit-up buildings right across the streets....
Posted: Tue, Apr 13, 2021 5:04am PDT
imageNewsom plans full reopening in June as deaths hit 60,000
by Melody Isley (WSWS repost)
The practices of the ruling class have been completely negligent and arbitrary. Tiered reopenings, completely lackluster economic relief, dangerous working conditions throughout the whole pandemic and continuous infections have led to more than 3.7 million infections and 60,082 preventable deaths in California alone....
Posted: Mon, Apr 12, 2021 7:26am PDT
imageOver 1600 gallons of oil spilled in Inglewood Oil Field; oil and gas scorecard released
by Dan Bacher
“Yesterday's oil spill is a deadly reminder that the environmental racism that’s shaped and harmed Black, Indigenous, and people of color continues to put our health at risk,” said Martha Dina Arguello, STAND-LA Coalition and Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles....
Posted: Wed, Apr 7, 2021 6:45pm PDT
imageProf. Johanna Fernandez's account of Mumia Abu-Jamal's Health Emergency (from Verso Blog)
by Johanna Fernandez, reposted by Jamal Journal
This article was originally published at the Verso Books blog on March 28, and is being reprinted here in full, no edits, with the permission of author Johanna Fernandez, from the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home. For the latest updates on Mumia’s health, please visit the Jamal Journal:
Posted: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 8:47pm PDT
textRelease the vaccines and put an end to the lockdown by Jens Berger
If we were to discard the rigid vaccination plan, which is divided into priority groups, and simply release the vaccines to all interested parties, this would be a golden way out of the whole nightmare....
Posted: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 3:47am PDT
audioMumia Abu-Jamal's Thank You Message to Supporters (audio/mpeg 3.0MB) by Mumia Abu-Jamal recorded by Prison Radio
Mumia Abu-Jamal's COVID symptoms have improved but the severe debilitating skin condition persists. Mumia is now back in general population and he does not currently require hospitalization. However, Mumia needs continued monitoring, and he must not be shackled during future hospitalization....
Posted: Tue, Mar 23, 2021 5:30pm PDT
imagePacifica CRD 3/22/21 Covid, Amazon Billions and Workers' Rights
by Pacifica TF
Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy focuses on the medical conditions of Mumia Abu-Jamal and also the struggle of the Bessemer Alabama Amazon warehouse workers who are voting this month for a union....
Posted: Mon, Mar 22, 2021 3:33pm PDT
textHR 1976 Medicare for All Act of 2021 by Socialized Medicine is What We Need
On March 17, 2021, Rep. Jayapal Pamila of Wash. state and Rep. Deborah Dingell of Michigan introduced this year's version of the urgently needed Medicare for All Act of 2021 with a total of 112 sponsors, all Democrats, and it needs 218 to pass. See{%22search%22:[%22actionSessionCode:\%22117-1|1000\%22+AND+billIsReserved:\%22N\%22%22]}&r=9&s=4&searchResultViewType=compact...
Posted: Sun, Mar 21, 2021 10:02am PDT
imageInternational Workers Committe says Free Mumia and All Elders...
by IWC release posted by the Jamal Journal
The international campaign to free Mumia Abu-Jamal launched by the International Workers Committee Against War and Exploitation, For a Workers International (IWC) is under way. This new IWC release declares: Free Mumia and All Elders, Vulnerable Inmates and Political Prisoners Immediately!...
Posted: Fri, Mar 19, 2021 2:32am PDT
imageThe Angola 3 support Mumia Abu-Jamal and the Color of Change petition
by A3 statement given to the Jamal Journal
In this new statement from from former Black Panther political prisoners Albert Woodfox and Robert King of the Angola 3 declare about Mumia Abu-Jamal: "He has always fought for all of our human rights from inside prison walls. Please fight for his human rights today."...
Posted: Fri, Mar 19, 2021 12:02am PDT
imageThe International Federation of Journalists calls for Mumia Abu-Jamal's release
by IFJ statement posted by the Jamal Journal
Mumia Abu-Jamal, an African-American journalist with close ties to the Black Panthers, who has spent nearly 40 years in prison, has tested positive for Covid. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has backed calls from US (NWU) and French (SNJ-CGT) affiliates for his immediate release amid growing fears over his health....
Posted: Wed, Mar 17, 2021 10:35pm PDT
imageSupport Mumia! Please Sign the French Petition to PA Gov. Tom Wolf!
by petition reposted by Jamal Journal
Please sign the new French petition calling on Gov. Wolf to release Mumia Abu-Jamal....
Posted: Wed, Mar 17, 2021 5:12pm PDT
imageMumia Abu-Jamal's Health Emergency: An interview with Dr. Ricardo Alvarez
by The Jamal Journal
This new interview with consulting physician Dr. Ricardo Alvarez has just been released. Please help us by reposting and otherwise circulating this interview, and please sign the Color of Change petition...
Posted: Sun, Mar 14, 2021 12:36pm PDT
textZero hunger, zero hypocrisy by Flo Osrainik, Lena Krainz and Florian Roetzer
Today, flight from hunger and war often enough does not lead to a new "home," but to a refugee shelter, homelessness, or deportation back into misery. In view of the worldwide crises and the distribution struggles still to come, where will this lead, if not to mass "homelessness"?...
Posted: Sun, Mar 14, 2021 10:48am PDT
imageIt is now freedom or death for Mumia!
by Bro. Zayid Muhammad, Amsterdam News
The time is now to turn it up and free this incredible human being who has become a breathing living gracious symbol of human solidarity like few others in the last several decades....
Posted: Sat, Mar 13, 2021 11:25am PST
imageMumia's Health Crisis Now Cited in the Color of Change Petition to DA Krasner
by The Jamal Journal
When it was first published a few days before Mumia Abu-Jamal's new health emergency began, our Color of Change petition already cited overwhelming evidence of police, prosecutorial, and judicial misconduct as grounds for demanding that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner stop defending Mumia Abu-Jamal's unjust conviction and release him as soon as he possibly can. Mumia's new health crisis now makes our demand even more urgent. Please sign the petition and also help us circulate it....
Posted: Thu, Mar 11, 2021 10:09pm PST
imageColor of Change petition to PA Gov. Wolf: Release Our Loved Ones
by Petition reposted by the Jamal Journal
The petition to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf concludes by saying: "This blatant disregard your office has shown for human life is appalling. We must choose care, compassion, and humanity over cages. Governor Wolf, release them now!"...
Posted: Thu, Mar 11, 2021 12:44pm PST
imageNUMSA demands the immediate release of American political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal
by NUMSA statement reposted by the Jamal Journal
Mumia Abu-Jamal now has congestive heart disease, organ failure of the skin, and COVID 19 breathing difficulties. With Mumia's life at stake, people from all around the world are speaking out and calling for Mumia's immediate release....
Posted: Wed, Mar 10, 2021 8:30pm PST
imageNational Union of Metalworkers of South Africa writes to PA Gov. Tom Wolf for Mumia
by NUMSA letter reposted by the Jamal Journal
This March 9 letter was written by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, written to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf for Mumia Abu-Jamal....
Posted: Tue, Mar 9, 2021 6:18pm PST
imageUrgent: Mumia Health Update and New Ways to Take Action!
by The Jamal Journal
This is a life and death situation and we need to mobilize immediately. Congestive heart failure. Unrelenting skin eruptions are causing damaged, ruptured, leathery, dry, exposed wounds. Not one spot on his body is free of dry cracked and bloody open wounds. No longer in an outside hospital, Mumia is back in the prison infirmary in excruciating discomfort and pain....
Posted: Tue, Mar 9, 2021 1:10pm PST