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.
By Pam Pendleton-Smith
There was nothing "like Yorktown" before the Yorktown community was built in 1960. Newly-built single family homes owned by African-Americans were an unheard of proposition at that time. The development made national news.
By dave onion
On May 20th the Human Rights Coalition, a group comprised of prisoners’ families and supporters held an event both to celebrate the release of their new pamphlet “BURIED ALIVE!” (see Rob X’ article Control units: High Tech Brutality elsewhere in this issue) as well as a public kick off of a new campaign to fight the use of solitary confinement in US prisons.
After screening a powerful documentary contrasting life in a Control Unit with that of prisoners in a therapy-centric prison experiment, a panel discussion convened. Former political prisoner Masai Ehehosi spoke first, addressing some of the gradual steps necessary towards prison abolition: “it’s not just about opening the prison gates.”, we need to create a place to live where we don’t need prisons or control. Masai’s group Critical Resistance walks the talk of prison abolition. The New York chapter of CR has been actively working on building alternatives to police and prisons in the Brooklyn neighborhood where their office is.
Wednesday, June 7th, 2005
9:00am - 4:30pm
William Way Community Center
1315 Spruce Street
Free lunch and breakfast served
Please call 215.985.4448 x250 or Register on the web at WWW.FIGHT.ORG/AEM
This event highlights the "Get Active!" component of June's theme. A
morning plenary session will focus on policy updates from local and national
AIDS advocacy leaders. From Philadelphia to Africa and beyond, speakers
I honestly don’t have much to say at the moment, which is unusual, as everyone knows how much I love rabble rousing.
This is the first winter in a long time that I haven’t suffered from depression. I think I owe that to a very special person in my life and a super amazing group of family and friends.
NO TO THE VIOLENCE IN TEXCOCO, MEXICO and YES TO THE ZAPATISTA CAMPAIGN
FOR DEMOCRACY IN MEXICO! ALL OF CINCO DE MAYO!
the virtual sit-in
manifestación en línea
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No a la violencia en TEXCOCO, México y si al la Campaña Zapatista por
democracia en Mexico! Todo el 5 de mayo.
La protesta Virtual
Acción de FLOODNET
By Caryn Hunt | 11.04.2006
FRIDAY: German author Michael Schiffmann to Speak about Mumia!
Friday, May 18, 7pm at The A-Space (4722 Baltimore Avenue), Come see both Michael Schiffmann (visiting this week from Germany) and veteran Philadelphia journalist Linn Washington, Jr. speak about Mumia Abu-Jamal at this fundraiser for "Journalists for Mumia."
On March 22nd of this year, Erica Keels, a 20-yr-old African American trans woman, was fatally run over at Broad and Thompson streets in North Philadelphia. According to witness accounts, the driver in question intentionally ran over Erica four times after ejecting her from his car. A medical examiner’s report supports these accounts.
However, the police have ruled Erica’s death an accident and have refused to conduct an investigation.