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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Freedom and Movement Center celebrates its first anniversary Aug. 31

On Saturday, Aug. 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., come to the Freedom and Movement Center, 4400 Market St. at 44th in North Oakland. Join LSPC (Legal Services for Prisoners With Children) and All of Us or None for a celebration of community on the first anniversary of the opening of the center.
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Jonathan & Nathan: Rio de Janeiro favelas vs. police

I hope his life changes, because mine has already changed. How so? I don’t want him to experience what I’ve experienced.
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Brazil-Unreported: Rio police kill 434 people in first 3 months of 2019

Data show that 434 people died from police confrontations during the first three months of 2019. It’s the highest number of deaths resulting from police interventions in the past 20 years.

Forever free!

Romello writes: “I need y’all help! I miss my child! My daughter needs me.” Please contact the federal prosecutors in Houston today; persuade them to drop the charges. And urge your friends on social media to do the same. Bring Romello home to little Hazel!

Fatherly, a website for dads that aims to empower men to raise great kids

“When we write about relationships, we’re not just looking about the relationship of fathers to their wives or children, but to their own parents and relatives, their friends and their community.”

Please support the 2019 Unheard Voices Education Fund Drive

Sisters and Brothers, there is nothing more important to me than the children! Nurturing and educating our children is one of the most important things that we can do.

San Francisco Office of Racial Equity created by unanimous vote

“Race and the deep structural and institutional racism so deeply rooted in this stolen Ramaytush Ohlone land remain as salient as ever.”

A Black Panther barbecue: Serving the people on Juneteenth

For Juneteenth 2019 the New Afrikan Black Panther Party and its mass organization, the United Panther Movement, organized a People’s Barbecue at Westside Park in Newark, N.J., where the NABPP is headquartered.

Davey D talks about communities most affected by Trump’s plans to resume the federal...

Trump’s interest in reinstating the death penalty is a tool to continue to oppress marginalized communities, including advocating using the death penalty against drug dealers.

‘Unalienable Rights,’ an animated film on Philly’s ‘78 attack on MOVE

“Unalienable Rights” by filmmaker Froi Cuesta tells the story of the 1978 MOVE confrontation with the Philly police and all of the local politics surrounding it.
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Brazil-Unreported: 6 youths killed in 5 days during police confrontations in Rio de Janeiro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50KTpAWGclQ Brazil-Unreported, an endeavor of Brazil's Mekim-na-Save Projek (Open-Learning Project), is a public translation, “localization” and...

Young Women’s Freedom Center reports dire impact of criminalization in San Francisco

From housing instability to economic hardship and the intergenerational trauma of mass incarceration, the impact of criminalization is dire.

Wanda’s Picks for August 2019

Dianne Reeves, performing with her band at the San Jose Summer Jazz Festival on Sunday, Aug. 11, sang a Brazilian song...

Venezuela: An axis of hope, dignity and defiance stands up to the triumvirate of...

We, the peoples of the Global South have the natural resources and power to humble the Empire. It is a well substantiated fact that if Europe and the US were denied access to our resources for two weeks, their economies would grind to a halt.

Rwanda’s Victoire Ingabire: I will not live in fear of prison or assassination

I want the government to show us who killed all these members of the opposition in Rwanda and what happened to those who have disappeared.

Independent review of Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s autopsy shows death was natural

“(N)othing in Jeff’s autopsy revealed any indication of chronic drug use or overdose. (The reports) provide peace of mind that we did know Jeff better than the circumstances of his death have suggested.” – Robert Chan, Adachi family attorney

Judge releases Kevin Epps on bail

“Why are we here?” the judge asked the DA, who still did not produce the “strong evidence” that he claimed when Kevin Epps was unexpectedly jailed on May 7. The judge released Epps to his jubilant family and supporters on bail to prepare for his preliminary hearing.

Hunger strike declared in Indiana’s worst torture chamber – call now!

In the Wabash SHU, the most extreme lockdown unit in Indiana, starved prisoners demand access to commissary.