The new documentary, "Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal," chronicles Abu-Jamal’s life and work as a journalist, writer and public intellectual, even as he spent some 30 years on death row in Pennsylvania. In 1982, Abu-Jamal was sentenced to die for allegedly killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. He has always maintained his innocence. Then, last year, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set aside Abu-Jamal’s death sentence after finding jurors were given confusing instructions that encouraged them to choose death rather than a life sentence.Read more »
OFFICIAL: LEAH HAS BEEN RELEASED
First and foremost, do not panic.
Leah wanted for us to express these points to you with this news:
She is extremely traumatized and experienced a lot of very, very bad things, but she is alive. The state of her mental health is also very bad.
She asks that people do not jump to wild conclusions about her release because they do not apply.
A jury found Ed "NJWeedman" Forchion not guilty Thursday in the Rastafarian activist's marijuana distribution case.
The decision came after Forchion was nearly held in contempt of court in the morning as he delivered his closing argument.
Forchion, formerly of Pemberton Township, tried to introduce his jury nullification argument into the closing, but was quickly stopped by Superior Court Judge Charles Delehey, who had barred any discussion of it.Read more »
One of the most under reported stories of the police state violence is the story of Robert Bayliss from Viola. Back in 2008, he had his property stolen and house burned to the ground by local so called "Law Enforcement" over a property tax dispute. William Greg from http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/ did an excellent job uncovering the pieces to this story. Read Mr. Greg's article here. Below is a 30 min video of different radio talk shows discussing what happened.Read more »
A third person is now in jail for remaining silent in front of a grand jury. This is stemming from the same incident in Portland in which authorities raided a house looking for black clothing and "anarchist" literature. Though the 3 have not been charged with crimes themselves they are now all in prison for not testifying.Read more »
Gandhi self-described as a philosophical anarchist, and his ultimate vision of India had no government as we’d understand the term. He once said “the ideally nonviolent state would be an ordered anarchy.” Gandhi believed that a society was possible where nothing was done without consentRead more »
The president said the traditional war on drugs had failed over the past half century, and that the United States' inability to deal with its drug consumption problem left Central America with no option but to promote legalizing drugs in some way.Read more »
After being sentenced to two years in prison for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred,” members of Russian feminist punk rock outfit Pussy Riot could very well be on the verge of being released, thanks to the country’s Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev.Read more »
You can win an exclusive 24x36" Derrick J-autographed movie poster! Details on this page.Read more »
I'm sending you a story about Rick Stewart, a political activist and retired grandfather who drove all the way from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Washington, DC to convince the Commission on Presidential Debates to open up communications with the public about 3rd party candidates. Please take a look at the story when you get a chance. Mr. Stewart is in DC now and would welcome the chance to talk about his story. His contact information is below.
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