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Daily Archives: December 16, 2011

Mumia’s first week of freedom … from Death Row

After nearly three decades on Pennsylvania’s death row, former Black Panther Party member and world-renowned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was moved off Death Row on Dec. 11, following an announcement by Philadelphia DA Seth Williams that he would no longer seek Abu-Jamal’s execution. "On Thursday, Dec. 8, I attended the Fraternal Order of Police rally, a shocking display of naked calls for harm to Mumia," said Noelle Hanrahan. "What a dramatic contrast to the defense rally the next night at the Constitution Center. One was all about love, the other all about hate."

‘Harvest of Hope’: Kevin Pina documentary on Haitian army, with review by Dady Chery

Haitian President Michel Martelly has revived discussion about a professional army, and some of the funds he is requesting to raise his “new” army are meant to cover back pay for the army of bandits disbanded by President Aristide. For those who never knew or forgot the crimes of the FAd’H, this masterful video by Kevin Pina should serve as an excellent introduction or reminder.

An open letter from America’s port truck drivers on Occupy the Ports

We are the frontline workers who haul container rigs full of imported and exported goods to and from the docks and warehouses every day. We have accepted the honor to speak up for our brothers and sisters about our working conditions despite the risk of retaliation we face.