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UK Guardian interviews Mumia: "I Spend My Days Preparing For Life, Not Death"

Laura Smith | This UK Guardian Newspaper article coincides with today's premiere of the new British documentary on Mumia Abu-Jamal, IN PRISON MY WHOLE LIFE, (read today's review from ScreenDaily.com).

The former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has spent 25 years on death row in the United States - despite strong evidence that he is innocent. In his first British interview, he talks to Laura Smith about life in solitary, how he has remained politically active, and why the Panthers are still relevant today.

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CUBA responds to Bush

posted by F Espinoza | REPLYING to three spurious initiatives for Cuba proposed by George Bush in Washington on October 24, Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque set out 12 points “covering what the U.S. president should propose as aid” to the island. more...  0 Comments

Friends of Brad Will demand hold on military aid to Mexico

Friends of Brad Will | Friends of murdered journalist demand hold on military aid pending investigation into his murder

The Friends of Brad Will, a network of friends and associates of Brad Will, the U.S. journalist, have urged House Speaker Pelosi and Eliot Engels, the Chair of the Western Hemispheric affairs subcommittee to oppose U.S. support for Mexican military and police forces. Mr. Will, the 36 year old reporter, was murdered in Oaxaca, Mexico a year ago, on October 27th, 2006. Witnesses and photographic evidence implicate members of the Mexican government, including a police chief. more...  1 Comments

Memorial & Celebration of Brad Will's Life Sat Oct 27- Music-Films-Food

Friends of Brad | JOIN FRIENDS & FAMILY of BRAD WILL ON THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ASSASINATION
WE WILL GATHER TO REMEMBER & CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF OUR BELOVED FRIEND & COMRADE
Share your Memories of Brad! Brunch at 12:00, followed by Ceremony, Poetry, Inspiration, Mourning, Love, Joy, Music, Films (including Brad’s footage from Oaxaca, Mexico), Celebration, Revolution…!
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TURKEY AND THE PKK

Thomas Riggins | If Turkey would recognise the human and civil rights of its minorities military action would not be needed. more...  1 Comments

Halloween benefit party for ARA Morristown co-defendants

Antithesis | The Morristown 3 were arrested on July 28th, 2007, at a counter-protest of a racist anti-immigrant rally called by non other than the mayor of Morristown, Donald Cresitello. Cresitello wants to allow Morristown police officers to check into the immigration status of anyone pulled over for a traffic infraction or minor crime. While the mayor enjoyed the support of racists and white supremacists like the international "Stormfront" network, anti-racists and other allies showed up in support of those targeted by the mayor and his white power friends.

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DREAM ACT ACTION ALERT!

forwarded by Skinny John | We need your help! The Senate has decided to have a "cloture" vote on the federal DREAM Act tomorrow and our opposition is mobilizing in full force.
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Lakota nation: Alex & Debra White Plume ""Standing Silent Nation" in NYC.

IndyMediaIndigenous. | Today October 24th_Bluestockings Bookstore Will be hosting Alex & Debra White Plume from the Lakota nation and screenings of their documentary film, "Standing Silent Nation"
 http://indigenousvoices.wordpress.com/
 iamkent@verizon.net
Kent Lebsock
Program Administrator
Owe Aku - Bring Back the Way
International Human Rights and Justice Program

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INTERVIEW: New British Mumia Documentary Debuts Oct.25

Hans Bennett | The new British documentary about death-row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, "In Prison My Whole Life," premieres on October 25 at both The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival and Rome's International Film Festival. With the acclaimed British actor Colin Firth as an executive producer, "In Prison My Whole Life" is directed by Marc Evans and produced by Livia Firth and Nick Goodwin Self. The film has interviews with such figures as Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman, Ramona Africa, and musicians Mos Def, Snoop Dogg and Steve Earle.

In this exclusive interview on the eve of the film's premiere, Francome discloses for the very first time, one of the film's biggest surprises: The film will prominently feature the startling Dec. 9, 1981 crime scene photos that were recently discovered by German author Michael Schiffmann, and are published in his new book.

One of Polakoff's photos will be published for the first time in the US, in this week's issue of The San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper, which has previously reported on Abu-Jamal's case.

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PAKISTAN : ICG says army trying to control Balochistan through force

Khalid Hasan | Pakistan Army uses JUI-F: Relying also on divide-and-rule policies, the military still supports Pashtun Islamist parties such as the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) in a bid to counter secular Baloch and moderate Pashtun forces. more...  0 Comments

Support for House Resolution 618 on Afro-Colombians!!

Jeanne | H. Res. 618, a bipartisan resolution introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Donald M. Payne, sends the message that the United States honors and supports Afro-Colombians who live in precarious situations. It urges the United States and Colombia to take steps to respect the cultural, territorial, and human rights of Afro-Colombian communities. more...  0 Comments

October 22nd National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality

October 22 Coalition-NY | Quick report on this year's National Day of Protest to stop police brutality, repression and the criminalization of a generation (in NYC) more...  2 Comments

Activism Through Doumentary- Film Screeing on 10/23 in Montclair NJ

Greg Pason | Join us on Oct. 23rd for a presentation by Roger Hill of Mental Rev. Productions. He will screen 5 films and discuss his work starting at 7 pm SHARP.

UPDATE!: Special guest Diane Krauthamer, will screen her film "Coffee Sirens" starting at 6 pm. more...  0 Comments

Images from NYC Taxi Workers' Strike, Take Two

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | The New York City Taxi Workers' Alliance staged the second strike of the fall today. Thousands of cab drivers idled their cars and came out to the picket lines, united behind the demand "No GPS, Yes to Health Care." These images are from the mass strike rally today outside 40 Rector Street, home of the City's Taxi and Limousine Commission. more...  4 Comments

Have you signed the Katrina Tribunal petition?

forwarded by Skinny John | Have you signed the Tribunal Petition to President Bush and the US Congress yet ? If
not, we need you to go on line at www.katrinatribunal.org and sign it ASAP and to pass it on to at least 10 of
your family, friends, co-workers, and other contacts and encourage them to sign it
ASAP and to encourage their friends and contacts to sign it as well. more...  0 Comments

"Israel's Policy Promotes Anti-Semitism"

Alfred Grosser | Israel criticism per se is not anti-Semitism. That is wrong and leads us astray. How can open elections be demanded of Palestinians and then the results are not accepted? more...  0 Comments

Video of plinth occupation in Parliament Square, England.

Doug | Following the forcible eviction of tents from the grass of Parliament Square by Greater London Authority security guards on 17th October, protesters sought an alternative site, where they could not be accused of causing an obstruction. Video:
 http://www.archive.org/details/VideoOfPlinthOccupationInParliamentSquare
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The FBI's War on Black Liberation: COINTELPRO and the Panthers

Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch.com | While also spotlighting the cases of The SF 8, Veronza Bowers, Jr., and Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown), Ron Jacobs writes that the new Mumia Abu-Jamal crime scene photos in German author Michael Schiffmann's book:

"cast more doubt on the state's case by apparently disproving the prosecution's statements that Mumia stood over Officer Faulkner and fired at him several times. The photos show no marks from the bullets that were supposedly fired in this fashion. In fact, the sidewalk was not damaged in any way. Schiffmann goes on to write: 'it is thus no question anymore whether the scenario presented by the prosecution at Abu-Jamal's trial is true. It is clearly not, because it is physically and ballistically impossible.' (p. 205) The remainder of the photos show a scenario that constantly contradicts the testimony of officers and witnesses (apparently coerced) and the nature of the scene they described in Mumia's original trial."

SEE PHOTO BELOW: The official police crime scene photo (not taken by Pedro Polakoff) also supports Schiffmann's "missing bullet divots" observation. more...  0 Comments

Lakota nation: Alex & Debra White Plume ""Standing Silent Nation" in NYC.

IndyMediaIndigenous. | This Wednesday, October 24th Will be hosting Alex & Debra White Plume from the Lakota nation and screenings of their documentary film, "Standing Silent Nation"
Monday, October 22 – American Indian Community House – 7:00 p.m.
11 Broadway (take the 4 or 5 Train to Bowling Green ) 212-598-0100
Tuesday, October 23 – International Action Center – 7:00 p.m.
55 West 17th Street, 5th Floor, 212-633-6646 ....Kent Lebsock
917-751-4239 or  iamkent@verizon.net
Kent Lebsock
Program Administrator
Owe Aku - Bring Back the Way
International Human Rights and Justice Program more...  0 Comments

STEP OUT AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY OCT. 22!

October 22 Coalition-NY | Monday, October 22 at 4pm at Marcus Garvey Park (at the Amphitheater - 122nd Street & St. Morris Park West)
March across 125th Street
Rally at St. Mary’s Church (521 W. 126th Street) more...  1 Comments

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