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  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Hospitalized In “Diabetic Shock”

    03/31/2015 10:12:08 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 87 replies
    News One ^ | 3/31/15
    Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal is in intensive care for treatment of diabetes and is “not doing well,” his family said Tuesday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Abu-Jamal, 60, was taken from the Pennsylvania state Correctional Institution in Mahanoy to Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville Monday after passing out, his wife Wadiya Jamal said outside the hospital. She says prison officials told her he is in diabetic shock. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer: His blood sugar level was very high – 779 – when he arrived at the hospital and remains at more than 300, she said....
  • Family: Mumia Abu-Jamal treated for diabetes complications

    03/31/2015 2:45:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2015 5:21 PM EDT | Michael Rubinkam
    Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal was rushed to a hospital to be treated for complications from diabetes, according to family members and supporters who asserted Tuesday that the state prison system has been providing him with substandard medical care. […] Abu-Jamal, 60, is a former Black Panther serving life in prison for the 1981 murder of white Philadelphia Officer Daniel Faulkner. His conviction was upheld through years of appeals, but he has gained international support for his claim that he’s the victim of a racist justice system. A federal appeals court threw out his death sentence in 2008, citing...
  • History Professor: Mumia Should Be Celebrated Like Martin Luther King Jr. in Schools

    07/30/2014 10:22:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/30/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night on the Kelly File Baruch College History Professor Joanna Fernandez argued that unrepentant convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981 by shooting him five times in the face, should be celebrated in schools just like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She also argued using words like "militant" and "convicted cop killer" to describe Mumia, is racist. Another nice nugget? A California teacher's union feels the same way. If you don't want to listen to Fernandez yell through her re-litigation of the case (as she always does when given the opportunity), you'll...
  • Obama: Senate's failure to confirm DOJ nominee is a 'travesty'

    03/05/2014 11:11:45 AM PST · by ColdOne · 60 replies ^ | 3/5/14 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama on Wednesday called it a “travesty” that the Senate had failed to confirm Debo Adegbile, his nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. “The Senate’s failure to confirm Debo Adegbile to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice is a travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public servant,” said Obama in a written statement. “Mr. Adegbile’s qualifications are impeccable,” he continued. “He represents the best of the legal profession, with wide-ranging experience,
  • Senate rejects Obama nominee who defended convicted cop killer

    03/05/2014 9:45:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    The Senate voted 47-52 Wednesday to reject controversial nominee Debo Adegbile as an assistant attorney general. Seven Democrats voted against moving forward with President Obama’s nomination of Adegbile, which the Fraternal Order of Police and other groups opposed because of his involvement in the defense of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) then switched his vote from yes to no in a move that allows him to bring the nomination up again for a future vote. Every Republican also voted against the nomination, sending it to defeat....
  • Widow of Murdered Cop Wants to Testify at Confirmation Hearing for Controversial Obama Nominee

    01/31/2014 11:45:31 AM PST · by kristinn · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Friday, January 31, 2014
    The widow of a Philadelphia police officer gunned down by a man whose lawyer has been picked by President Obama for a top civil rights post says she wants to testify at his confirmation hearing. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that he backed Maureen Faulkner’s request to speak at Debo Adegbile’s nomination hearing. “She has requested that she be given the opportunity to be heard before the committee,” Grassley said. “I think it’s a reasonable request and I support it.” Adegbile has been described by critics as “radical,” “dangerous” and “outside the mainstream.” Obama nominated...
  • Prosecutors No Longer Seek Death Penalty for Former Black Panther (Mumia)

    12/07/2011 4:16:20 PM PST · by Baynative · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 12/7/11 | AP wire
    PHILADELPHIA – Prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will no longer pursue the death penalty against former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, meaning he will spend the rest of his life in prison for gunning down a white police officer nearly 30 years ago. The decision by District Attorney Seth Williams, made with the support of the officer's widow and the city police commissioner, comes after nearly 30 years of legal battles over the racially charged case.
  • Mumia 'debate' more like a jeer summit(Intolerant Leftists)

    11/09/2010 8:06:11 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 11/09/10 | JAN RANSOM
    A raucous, overflow audience jeered both District Attorney Seth Williams and filmmaker Tigre Hill last night as they and two other participants conducted a firestorm debate over the Mumia Abu-Jamal case at the National Constitution Center. After it was over, lawyer and activist Michael Coard handed Hill a letter from Philadelphia lawyer David J. Wolfsohn demanding that he "immediately cease all screenings" of his new documentary about Mumia, "The Barrel of a Gun."
  • Death sentence to be reconsidered for ex-Black Panther

    01/19/2010 12:40:23 PM PST · by mdittmar · 25 replies · 899+ views
    AFP via Google ^ | 1/19/2010 | AFP
    WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court ordered Tuesday a lower court to reconsider its decision not to execute ex-Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal for murdering a Philadelphia police officer in 1981."The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals," the highest court in the United States said in its ruling.The death penalty sentence of Black Panther-turned human rights campaigner Abu-Jamal, 55, was overturned in March 2008, after his conviction for the murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner.
  • High court tosses ruling setting aside Abu-Jamal's death penalty in 1981 murder of Philly cop

    01/19/2010 9:47:38 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 60 replies · 1,907+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/19/2010 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a ruling that had set aside the death sentence of Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in the 1980s in a racially tinged case that has made the former Black Panther an international cause celebre. The justices ordered the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia to revisit its 2008 ruling that Abu-Jamal deserved a new sentencing hearing because of flawed jury instructions. The Supreme Court pointed to its ruling in an Ohio case last week, when it said a neo-Nazi killer did not deserve a...
  • Supreme Court to rule on famed death penalty case (Fry Mumia!)

    01/17/2010 9:32:59 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies · 1,037+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/17/10 | Jon Hurdle
    The U.S. Supreme Court is expected on Tuesday to issue its latest decision on the fate of Mumia Abu-Jamal, arguably America's most famous death-row inmate, convicted of slaying a Philadelphia policeman, a crime he denies committing. The court is due to rule on an appeal by the Philadelphia district attorney who is seeking to have Abu-Jamal executed and bring an end to a decades-long legal saga the inmate, a former journalist, wrote about while in prison. Abu-Jamal, now 55, was convicted in 1982 of killing officer Daniel Faulkner on December 9, 1981. He has become an international cause celebre for...
  • Mumia's Time May Be Drawing Near

    11/11/2009 4:18:09 AM PST · by blackandgoldfan · 52 replies · 1,782+ views
    The Right Stuff ^ | November 11, 2009 | Denise Clark
    Recent Supreme Court activity could pave the way for the death sentence given to Mumia Abu-Jamal to be carried out after 28 years.
  • Who wants to free Mumia now?

    04/13/2009 7:40:19 AM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,504+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/12/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal seeking a new trial for death-row inmate and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted in the 1981 shooting of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Earlier, a lower court rescinded Abu-Jamal's death penalty, which prosecutors have asked to be reinstated. Meanwhile, as the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, last week's ruling "virtually guarantees that the internationally known death-row inmate will never be freed." Perhaps there were tears shed in Paris, where he is an honorary citizen and where the suburb of St. Denis named a one-way street "Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal" in 2006....
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Mumia Abu-Jamal Verdict Stands

    04/06/2009 8:29:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies · 793+ views
    U.S. Supreme Court: Mumia Abu-Jamal Verdict Stands Mumia Abu-Jamal has lost his bid for a new trial in the killing of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up Abu-Jamal's claims that prosecutors improperly excluded blacks from the jury that convicted him of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld Abu-Jamal's conviction but held his death sentence invalid. The appeals court said it would not second-guess state court rulings rejecting Abu-Jamal's claims of bias in the composition of the jury. The high court...
  • High court (Supreme Court) lets (Mumia) Abu-Jamal's conviction stand

    04/06/2009 7:43:12 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 38 replies · 1,187+ views
    Google News (AP) ^ | 4/6/2009 | n/a
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mumia Abu-Jamal has lost his bid for a new trial in the killing of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up Abu-Jamal's claims that prosecutors improperly excluded blacks from the jury that convicted him of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld Abu-Jamal's conviction but held his death sentence invalid. The appeals court said it would not second-guess state court rulings rejecting Abu-Jamal's claims of bias in the composition of the jury. The high court considered only the conviction....
  • Court: Mumia Deserves New Hearing

    03/27/2008 7:21:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 836+ views
    Court: Mumia Deserves New Hearing Mar 27 10:02 AM US/Eastern PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal appeals court has ordered a new penalty hearing for celebrity death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal (moo-MEE'-ah AH'-boo jah- MAHL'). The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says Abu-Jamal's conviction for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer should stand. But it says he should get a new sentencing hearing because of flawed jury instructions. If prosecutors don't want to give him a new death penalty hearing, Abu-Jamal would be sentenced automatically to life in prison. A Philadelphia jury convicted Abu-Jamal of killing Officer Daniel...
  • Still her husband's voice

    01/07/2008 10:10:10 AM PST · by radar101 · 5 replies · 114+ views
    L A Times ^ | January 7, 2008 | Catherine Saillant,
    Maureen Faulkner, the wife of deceased Philadelphia police officer Danny Faulkner, who was murdered back in 1981,at the age of 25, is photographed at her home in Ventura County. In the 26 years since former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal gunned down her cop husband on a Philadelphia street, Maureen Faulkner has often felt like a reed in a tornado. As death penalty opponents around the world rallied to win Abu-Jamal a new trial, contending that he had been framed by local police, Faulkner quietly fought back one hearing at a time. She never missed a court hearing through the...
  • Officer's Widow Counters Mumia Campaign

    12/04/2007 8:56:05 AM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 85+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/4/7 | KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press Writer
    PHILADELPHIA, (AP) -- It's a case that has been examined and re-examined for more than two decades: the murder of a white police officer by a former Black Panther. Mumia Abu-Jamal's fatal shooting of Daniel Faulkner has become one of the most prominent death row cases in the world. But throughout 26 years of litigation, one part of the story has been largely overshadowed. The officer's widow, Maureen Faulkner, talks about her side of the case in "Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain and Injustice," a book written with political pundit and conservative radio talk-show host Michael...
  • Abu-Jamal Lawyers Claim '82 Trial Bias

    05/17/2007 10:28:03 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 733+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/17/7 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hundreds of supporters of former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal protested outside a federal appeals court Thursday as lawyers challenged his 1982 conviction for the killing of a police officer. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is weighing three issues in the case: whether the trial judge was racially biased, whether the judge erred in instructing jurors on the death penalty, and whether the prosecution preferred white jurors to black jurors. Abu-Jamal, 53, wants his conviction overturned. Prosecutors want his death penalty, thrown out in 2001, reinstated. In court, the appellate judges pressed attorneys on both sides...
  • Commentary by Tremoglie: The Democrats' Free Mumia Caucus

    12/12/2006 10:27:51 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 12 replies · 643+ views
    Unlike the Wall Street Journal article Tremoglie illustrates the relationship between the Mumia Abu Jamal/Cop killer idolizers and the Congressional leadership of the Democratic Party recently elected because conservatives wanted to teach Republicans a lesson. Another must read. This is the link if it doesn't work cut and paste this URL to your browser or go to the Commentary section of the Bulletin website.
  • Sharpton: Comedian's apology not enough

    11/22/2006 3:57:53 PM PST · by LouAvul · 188 replies · 3,554+ views
    cnn ^ | 11-22-06
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- The Rev. Al Sharpton said Wednesday he refused to accept an apology from actor Michael Richards, who spouted a racist rant at a comedy club last week. But Sharpton said he did agree to meet with Richards to try to start a process to address racism in America. "I [told Richards] you need to sit down and deal with this," Sharpton told CNN. "This is not about accepting an apology, this is about starting a process to really deal with the continual problem of racism in this country." (Watch Richards' meltdown on stage -- 1:39 )...
  • Tennessee executes second person in 45 years [Tookie time for Sedley Alley]

    06/28/2006 7:53:03 AM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies · 873+ views
    AP | 6/28/6
    Sedley Alley finally executed for killing Marine Suzanne Collins.
  • Paris suburb names street for cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    05/16/2006 12:51:02 PM PDT · by pittsburgh gop guy · 46 replies · 1,381+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Tue, May. 16, 2006 | Jennifer Lin
    Paris suburb names street for cop-killer Abu-Jamal By Jennifer Lin Inquirer Staff Writer As Philadelphians cope with another police slaying, news comes that a suburb of Paris has named a street for Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted of the 1981 murder of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Hundreds of supporters of Abu-Jamal attended a ceremony on April 29 to dedicate the Rue Mumia-Abu Jamal in the city of St.-Denis. "In France, they see him as a towering figure," said Suzanne Ross, cochair of the Free Mumia Coalition of New York City, who was part of the ceremony. Ross said the street is in...

    12/12/2005 10:45:34 AM PST · by commish · 1,455 replies · 77,313+ views
    Fox news | Dec 12, 2005
    Gov. Shwarzeneggar expected to make announcement on Tookie Williams Execution Clemency shortly according to Fox News.
  • Governor Declines To Stop Williams Execution

    12/12/2005 12:42:27 PM PST · by lunarbicep · 173 replies · 5,818+ views
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger refused Monday to spare the life of Stanley Tookie Williams, the founder of the murderous Crips gang who awaited execution after midnight in a case that stirred debate over capital punishment and the possibility of redemption on death row. Schwarzenegger was not swayed by pleas from Hollywood stars and petitions from more than 50,000 people who said that Williams had made amends during more than two decades in prison by writing a memoir and a series of children's books about the dangers of gangs. With a reprieve from the federal courts considered unlikely, Williams, 51, was set...
  • Caption Some Tookie Supporters

    12/12/2005 12:42:51 PM PST · by Simmy2.5 · 58 replies · 2,142+ views
  • Cold efficiency and precise procedures govern the final day of the condemned at San Quentin

    12/12/2005 9:17:24 AM PST · by KingofZion · 24 replies · 1,055+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 12, 2005 | Kevin Fagan
    The procedure for executing a prisoner in San Quentin, the only prison in California with a death chamber, is bound by rigid rules dictating when and how each act must be performed -- from the moment the inmate wakes up on his last day of life until the moment he dies. * * * "We try to keep this very professional," said prison spokesman Sgt. Eric Messick. "I can't see it being done any other way -- you have to treat everyone, especially the inmate, with dignity and respect. This is a very somber event." * * * If the...

    12/12/2005 9:18:43 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 29 replies · 1,770+ views | 12/12/05 | Neal Boortz
    THEY'RE JUST LOOKING FOR A EXCUSE, NOT A REASON. The California Supreme Court has now had its last say in the case of murderer Tookie Williams. No stay of execution. It's now up to Governor Schwarzenegger. Tookie's supporters are pulling out all of the stops. Now they've even come up with a last-minute witness that can prove Tookie's innocence. Yeah, sure. Don't you just love those "last-minute witness" things? Who is on Tookie's side here? Well, we have pretty much the normal cast of characters. We have the NAACP, of course, and we have actors and rappers. There's also the...
  • Lethal journey draws to a close (activities at San Quentin on Tookie's last day)

    12/12/2005 6:55:25 AM PST · by doug from upland · 34 replies · 1,162+ views
    contra costa times ^ | 12-5-05 | Simerman
    Lethal journey draws to a close By John Simerman CONTRA COSTA TIMES Stanley "Tookie" Williams will spend most of his remaining daytime hours with visitors inside a Plexiglas cubicle, wearing waist restraints and handcuffs and under constant watch. About 6 p.m., a special security team will escort him from North Segregation, the original death row, to an annex building, and one of two "death watch cells" adjacent to the green execution chamber. There, he can watch TV or listen to the radio, possibly tuning in as supporters gather for a mass vigil expected outside the prison's East Gate. The Crips...
  • JON CARROLL: The Senseless Death Penalty

    12/12/2005 7:49:30 AM PST · by SmithL · 100 replies · 2,348+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/12/5 | Jon Carroll
    Stanley Tookie Williams, the convicted murderer, has done an impressive amount of stuff since his incarceration in 1981. He has written an autobiography plus eight books for children about gangs and gang violence. He has spoken eloquently about the destruction that drugs and gangs can cause. He has rallied an impressive array of people to the cause of his appeal for clemency from his death sentence. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize any number of times. His supporters say he has turned his life around. He has become a force for good. He merits special consideration because...
  • Officer remembers Tookie as `cold-blooded killer'

    12/09/2005 11:47:48 AM PST · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 1,036+ views
    Whittier Daily News ^ | 12-9-05 | Sandy Mazza
    Officer remembers Tookie as `cold-blooded killer' By Sandy Mazza Staff Writer Today, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger holds a clemency hearing for condemned murderer Stanley Tookie Williams. He will hear from prosecutors and those who believe Williams is a changed man. The officers who helped bring him in saw a different Williams. Below is their story. Guns drawn, a small team of Los Angeles County homicide investigators waited out the night inside a crowded house in Los Angeles, eager for their suspect to walk through the door. Exhausted but alert with adrenaline, Gene Hetzel, then a 39-year-old detective, watched for the doorknob...
  • [Tookie] Williams' fate now up to governor-State prepares for possible violence if execution occurs

    12/09/2005 7:30:04 AM PST · by SmithL · 97 replies · 2,261+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/9/5 | Mark Martin
    Sacramento -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger spent more than an hour with lawyers for Stanley Tookie Williams and prosecutors pushing for his death sentence Thursday, hearing final arguments before he makes a decision on Williams' bid to avoid lethal injection. Schwarzenegger now has fewer than four days to weigh Williams' past as a convicted four-time murderer and gang leader against his present work as an anti-gang crusader. Williams, who has written eight children's books from his Death Row cell, is pleading for clemency based on his value as "a unique voice'' against street violence, one of his attorneys said. The hearing,...
  • Suspend executions -- for now

    12/08/2005 10:22:34 AM PST · by SmithL · 52 replies · 1,064+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/8/5 | Joan Ryan
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger should not grant clemency to death row inmate Stanley Tookie Williams. Nor should he deny it. The governor should shelve the clemency hearing scheduled for today. He should call a press conference instead. He should say that in listening to the debate, he has come to understand that the challenge before him is not to parse the singular circumstances of one man's life. It is to tackle the much larger and more relevant issue that has been pushed to the surface by the Tookie Williams case: the public's conflicted feelings and growing questions about the death penalty...
  • Appeals Court to Hear Mumia Abu-Jamal Case

    12/08/2005 10:20:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,144+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/05 | Michael Rubinkam - ap
    PHILADELPHIA - A federal appeals court has agreed to hear an appeal from death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther convicted in the 1981 murder of a white Philadelphia police officer. In the most significant ruling in the case in four years, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it would consider three of Abu-Jamal's claims. Abu-Jamal, 51, a one-time radio reporter, was convicted in 1982 of shooting Daniel Faulkner, 25, after the officer pulled over Abu-Jamal's brother in 1981. Abu-Jamal's attorney, Robert Bryan, did not immediately return a call for comment. Prosecutor Hugh Burns called the...
  • Condemned US inmate nominated anew for Nobel Peace Prize [Tookie Williams]

    12/07/2005 7:39:38 AM PST · by SmithL · 99 replies · 1,446+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/6/5
    SAN FRANCISCO - A condemned US inmate who turned from a gang leader to an anti-gang advocate behind bars has been nominated for the 2006 Nobel peace prize, the college professor behind the nomination said. Professor Philip Gasper of Notre Dame de Namur University in California has nominated convicted killer Stanley "Tookie" Williams for the prize five years in a row, according to Alice Kim of the Campaign to Stop the Death Penalty. A Swiss parliamentarian was the first to recommend Williams for the prize, Kim said. "I respect him for his willingness to be public with his stand against...

    12/06/2005 4:32:41 PM PST · by doug from upland · 29 replies · 869+ views
    KFI 640, Los Angeles ^ | 12-6-05 | dfu
    LISTEN TO JOHN AND KEN ONLINE AT 5PM PACIFIC --- THE FAMOUS "TOOKIE MUST DIE HOUR" The "community" is really upset with John and Ken and their TOOKIE MUST DIE HOUR. It is driving them absolutely insane. John and Ken will broadcast their show on Dec. 12 from outside San Quentin. I understand that John Ziegler will be there. Zig has the 7-10 shift. Unfortunately, George Noory is on KFI at 10pm. I doubt that he will broadcast the execution on COAST TO COAST. That's okay. Maybe he can have on Major Ed Dames to remote view or a...
  • KFI hosts draws fire for broadcasts on Tookie Williams

    12/03/2005 7:01:37 PM PST · by bloggodocio · 76 replies · 2,139+ views
    Los Angeles Wave ^ | 11/30/05 | OLU ALEMORU
    LOS ANGELES — The fight to save death row inmate Stanley “Tookie” Smith turned confrontational last week after his supporters clashed with a right-wing shock-jock on the streets of Crenshaw. Radio personality, John Ziegler, a talk radio host with KFI 640 AM, got into a shoving match with community leaders and activists who were protesting that station’s alleged “racism and bigotry” and had gathered outside the Lucy Florence Coffeehouse in Leimert Park to announce a formal complaint to the Federal Communication Commission. Ziegler, actually comes on at 7 p.m. weekdays after infamous KFI 640 AM hosts John and Ken of...

    11/02/2005 7:21:07 PM PST · by doug from upland · 291 replies · 6,713+ views
    why the world can't wait dot net ^ | 11-2005 | really nutty dangerous subversives
    The Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Sign the call now!Your government, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights. Your government is openly torturing people, and justifying it. Your government puts people in jail on the merest suspicion, refusing them lawyers, and either holding them indefinitely or deporting them in the dead of night. Your government is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule.Your government suppresses the science that doesn't fit its...
  • Don't like cops, till they need 'em

    10/13/2005 3:05:20 PM PDT · by Fun Bob · 22 replies · 1,101+ views ^ | Thu, Oct. 13, 2005 | Dan Gross
    Anarchist-run Wooden Shoe Books (508 S. 5th) has been a place where one could buy pro-Mumia Abu Jamal shirts and other anti-police merchandise. But when the store was held up on the afternoon of Oct. 7 by a man who claimed he had a gun, guess who was called to help? According to the Philadelphia Police Department's report, an assailant flashed a bulge in his belt to a female clerk and demanded the store's money. She gave him about $200 in cash, and $40 worth of SEPTA tokens. When we asked about the irony of an anti-police organization calling the...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • ZOT! The Sad truth about this site

    05/13/2005 11:23:29 AM PDT · by FreeRetarded (aka JimmyClyde) · 241 replies · 6,513+ views
    Weve all seen and heard of a place called Free Republic, its full of divorced or wife-beating conservative slobs who have the hygene of John Goodman after a long picnic. They thrive on stupid,worthless topics that focus around the "wonder of life" and "lets keep people who cant feel or think alive because were to stubborn to admit that its pretty damn foolish". But above all other abominations in this world is the wretched "Admin Mod", a man of horrible values and the judgement of a meth lab. It is he who makes free republic, well not free at all,...
  • ZOT!!! Why do you like Zot?

    01/15/2004 11:55:35 AM PST · by Young and Disgusted · 245 replies · 614+ views
    ZotWorld | 1-15-04 | Zorba Zotakis
    I’m 22, pretty new to politics, and I am completely disgusted with what I see in the world today. Now I ask you: “What am I missing?” I am confused that there are so many who like the direction our country is headed under it’s new leadership, and I am interested in knowing if there is something that I do not understand. Please, Enlighten me.
  • They're behind bars, but they're set to run for President (Mumia/Peltier)

    12/29/2003 10:38:04 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 9 replies · 270+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 29 December 2003 | Ed Fletcher
    The Buzz: They're behind bars, but they're set to run By Ed Fletcher -- Bee Capitol BureauPublished 2:15 a.m. PST Monday, December 29, 2003 Twenty-two Americans will appear on California primary election ballots March 2 in a bid to become president of the United States. Among them are 10 Democrats, one Republican, one American Independent, four Greens, three Libertarians, and two people in prison. The two convicted felons, Mumia Abu-Jamal and Leonard Peltier, are running -- from their cells -- as Peace and Freedom Party candidates. There's a third Peace and Freedom candidate as well. Abu-Jamal has been on Pennsylvania's...
  • (More reason to hate the French) French delegation brings $50,000 to aid Mumia’s appeals

    02/18/2003 4:20:24 PM PST · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 282+ views
    As Mumia Abu-Jamal awaits appellate court rulings on two major appeals initiated by his new team of lawyers, he continues writing at a rapid rate, turning out columns for posting on the web site maintained by his Philadelphia-based support group, the International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.      And he receives increasing support from people opposed to the death penalty in general and concerned about the injustices of his case in particular. Mumia got a firm indication of that support on July 29 when a delegation from France visited him at the prison and showed him a check for...
  • Counter-Protest Resources: Signs, Songs, Slogans and More

    02/14/2003 11:14:39 AM PST · by sauropod · 106 replies · 2,909+ views
    Jerez 2 | 2/14/03 | Jerez2
    I am posting this for Jerez 2 NOTE: Many slogans can be used for signs OR chants -- or BOTH! "Anti-War" is PRO-Saddam No peace for terrorists. BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS: *U.S. ARMY* *NAVY* *AIR FORCE* *MARINES! SADDAM = HITLER Stop Him BEFORE The 21st Century HOLOCAUST! ANSWER This: Why does Ramsey Clark Provide Legal Counsel to IRAQ? ANSWER This: Why does Brian Becker Visit and Support Dictators in Iraq and North Korea? ANSWER This: Who’s Paying for the Buses? Stage? PA? Posters? Who Funds ANSWER? HEY KIDS! ANSWER doesn't tell the truth! [ANSWER info: Peace Now is Disaster...
  • Rally for the Troops at the U. N. in NYC at 12 noon on 2/15/03 Thread III

    02/13/2003 2:25:21 PM PST · by Cacique · 91 replies · 469+ views
    To downlaod a printable flier in PDF format click on picture. Make copies and distribute everywhere. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES Pre recorded updates 917-387-8865 IMPORTANT NOTE: The above number is only a recording, you will not be able to speak to anyone through it. The recording can be updated from any remote location and so it will be updated constantly, as necessary to provide the latest information on where the rally will be held. Because of the recording limit of 20 seconds the information will be up to the point giving the location of where we are throughout the...
  • ZOT!!!

    01/31/2003 1:11:54 PM PST · by Pammie · 68 replies · 600+ views
    John Robbins
  • Slavery Reparations Rally in DC (Live on CSPAN

    08/17/2002 9:51:37 AM PDT · by jern · 1,524 replies · 773+ views
    Millions for Reparations ^ | Aug 17, 2002 | Viola Plummer
    Tune to CSPAN now for THE RALLY!