Well over a year after Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell lifted the moratorium he imposed on the PA Board of Probation and Parole in conjunction with the Department of Corrections (DOC) to bring to a complete halt all prisoner releases, parole eligible prisoners at SCI Greene, located in southwestern Pennsylvania, who fall under the classification of violent offenders are still feeling the ramifications of Governor Rendell’s actions. Sadly, they have become pawns in the quest for continued prison expansion here in PA.
An informative film on the FBI's COINTELPRO conspiracy to kill major black leaders in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Russell Maroon Shoatz, a New Afrikan Political Prisoner of War held at SCI Greene in Waynesburg, PA, had all of his belongings except for a television, radio, religious book, and pen and paper removed from his cell by guards on October 30. The items were returned less than a week later following a letter and phone campaign organized by Families and Community United and the Human Rights Coalition.
"How can there be Freedom when there are US Political Prisoners?"
On Friday, June 30th (the night before the demo) we will meet at 6:30 pm at the Rotunda (40th and Walnut) to make signs and banners, organize and view videos on political prisoners. Spread the word!
This is Kevin of the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. We are currently working on a very important demonstration for July 1st and we would like you to be involved. The focus of this demonstration is: “How can there be freedom when there are US Political Prisoners?”.
Dear Friends, Family, and other Supporters:
First, thanks to everyone who was planning on coming out to
Westchester next week to support Jason. At this time, we no longer
need anyone to make the trip, as we were just told by Jason's attorney
that the case has been continued (again). The judge has set a new
court date of July 5th and has ordered Jason's counsel to keep that
day free. Because of that, it looks like July 5th will definitely be
Jason's first trial date.
by dave onion
CHAMP is committed to a solidarity approach in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This newsletter provides information on key HIV/AIDS issues that affect people in the United States and around the world. We also provide conversation starters and training exercises in the back of each issue to help spur discussion of hard topics on these issues in our own communities.
- MARCH 2007 - ISSUE #3 • GENDER AND HIV RISK
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A rally was held yesterday (May 1) in Rittenhouse Square in response to the recent arrest of Anthony Riley for refusal to stop singing in the park on a Tuesday night in March. Riley, a soft-spoken young man who has never had problems singing in the park (or elsewhere - he often plays with his cohort Robby Torres at Suburban Station) before, was, apparently, pretty shocked by the request.