Please take some time to show your solidarity with the Heiltsuk People! | s-kw'etu'?

Please take some time to show your solidarity with the Heiltsuk People! | s-kw'etu'?: Extinction and colonialism do go hand in hand, I have always thought it very appropriate that a dead leaf was the symbol that Canada chose to represent itself, it also represents the short sighted thinking that the nation. Our Economics = hegemony, petro-dollars, nuclear arms, cold wars, wars, invasions, murder, torture, pollutions, terrorism, exploitation, consumerism, racism, sexism and don’t even get me started on how copyright and restriction to intellectual creativity and sharing are failing us. Basically there is no denying that we have collectively created this absurd reality and collectively we have the responsibility to fix it, not continue to destroy the elements of life because of the desperation we feel over the delusions we have created and our collective failure to comprehend the control mechanism that money is and how we willingly allow our society and all others to be enslaved by it. Basically it is my belief that willing participation in Non-Co-operative game playing is not the path to cultural or societal enlightenment, it is the path to ruin.


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Mumia Hospitalized: Family Visitation Denied | Prison Radio

Mumia Hospitalized: Family Visitation Denied | Prison Radio: At 1pm EST today, Mumia Abu-Jamal had a medical emergency�and was taken to the Intensive Care Unit at Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, PA.

SCI Mahanoy prison officials are blocking all family visits at Schuylkill. Mumia’s family is currently waiting at Schuylkill. We have absolutely no trust in prison officials to provide transparency on Mumia’s current condition to his family. Just weeks ago prison officials said Phil Africa was fine, and three days later he passed away.
Please make these calls now to demand that Mumia’s family is able to see him at Schuylkill ICU:


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Mumia Abu-Jamal Taken to Hospital in Emergency, Surrounded by Guards; Family & Friends Denied Access | Democracy Now!

Mumia Abu-Jamal Taken to Hospital in Emergency, Surrounded by Guards; Family & Friends Denied Access | Democracy Now!: Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit of Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, after he was removed from prison for a medical emergency without any notification to his family, friends or lawyers.  Abu-Jamal’s longtime friend Johanna Fernández said she only learned he had been transferred when she went to visit him Monday morning at SCI Mahanoy after worrying that he had sounded sick when the two spoke by phone last week.  "Upon arrival I was told I could not see him," Fernández told Democracy Now! "We were told he was in diabetic shock and taken to the hospital."  For the past three months Fernández says Abu-Jamal has complained of suffering from an "extreme eczema outbreak" and described his skin as "akin to that of an elephant’s."


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Perry Ray Robinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Perry Ray Robinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: In a letter dated 29 December 1974, Cheryl Robinson wrote that she'd been informed Ray Robinson had backpacked into Wounded Knee during the night in order to avoid checkpoints and was later shot for not following an order to immediately report to one of AIM’s co-founders.[8] On 11 March 2014, the FBI released documents confirming the death of a Black civil rights activist during the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee.[2] A memorandum from the FBI dated 21 May 1973 reported an Indian woman who departed from the village had enumerated 200 Indians, 11 whites and two blacks. Robinson had reportedly been accompanied to the siege by a Black female. While she returned from the standoff, he was nowhere to be found.[9] Robinson would later be declared legally dead.[10] However, to this day, the whereabouts of his body are still unknown.[11]


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Judge Orders U.S. Government to Release More Than 2,000 Photos of Abuse and Torture by U.S. Military in Iraq and Afghanistan - PINAC

Judge Orders U.S. Government to Release More Than 2,000 Photos of Abuse and Torture by U.S. Military in Iraq and Afghanistan - PINAC: The photos are crucial to the public record, they’re the best evidence of what took place in the military’s detention centers, and their disclosure would help the public better understand the implications of some of the Bush administration’s policies,” said ACLU deputy legal director Jameel Jaffer. “The Obama administration’s rationale for suppressing the photos is both illegitimate and dangerous. To allow the government to suppress any image that might provoke someone, somewhere, to violence would be to give the government sweeping power to suppress evidence of its own agents’ misconduct. Giving the government that kind of censorial power would have implications far beyond this specific context.”


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American Friends Service Committee/Atlanta: Two Christian Women Refuse Bail Until RFRA is Defeated!

American Friends Service Committee/Atlanta: Two Christian Women Refuse Bail Until RFRA is Defeated!: Their refusal to use their privilege to get out of jail is further demonstration of their desire to remain in solidarity with the women of Georgia who are not able to post bond, as well as all of the women of Georgia who will be adversely impacted by RFRA. As Emma and Jess are led by their faith to wait in a jail cell the debate around RFRA continues. Over the course of the last week Senator McKoon has refused to allow an amendment to the bill which would stop it from being used to discriminate against the LGBTQ community and women stating, "That amendment would completely undercut the purpose of the bill."


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American Friends Service Committee/Atlanta: Two Christian Women Refuse Bail Until RFRA is Defeated!

American Friends Service Committee/Atlanta: Two Christian Women Refuse Bail Until RFRA is Defeated!: Their refusal to use their privilege to get out of jail is further demonstration of their desire to remain in solidarity with the women of Georgia who are not able to post bond, as well as all of the women of Georgia who will be adversely impacted by RFRA. As Emma and Jess are led by their faith to wait in a jail cell the debate around RFRA continues. Over the course of the last week Senator McKoon has refused to allow an amendment to the bill which would stop it from being used to discriminate against the LGBTQ community and women stating, "That amendment would completely undercut the purpose of the bill."


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Sexual Assault Is A Global Disease. Censorship Is Not The Cure. | fbomb

Sexual Assault Is A Global Disease. Censorship Is Not The Cure. | fbomb: Every 20 minutes, a woman is raped in India and most of these rapes go unheard and unreported. But a rape that occurred two days before my arrival on the night of December 16th hardly went unnoticed. Jyoti Singh, an ambitious 23-year-old medical student, was gang raped by 6 men on a bus. She was beaten, tortured, sexually assaulted, and mutilated with foreign objects. Presumed dead by these drunken men, she was thrown off the moving bus along with her male friend who accompanied her that night.


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Conservatives are now calling criticisms of Bill C-51 "conspiracy theories" | Press Progress

Conservatives are now calling criticisms of Bill C-51 "conspiracy theories" | Press Progress: "There's been quite widespread misinformation put out there and I think that if you asked people who may have been at the protest 'have you read the bill, can you tell me what section of the bill, what paragraph, what clause do you think that it is that's going to infringe on your personal freedoms and what freedom is it that you think is being taken away from law-abiding Canadians,' no one can answer that question because it simply is not in the bill."


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Nine sentenced to jail over offending tweets |GulfNews.com

Nine sentenced to jail over offending tweets |GulfNews.com: The case was referred to the court by the public prosecution following reports by the anti cyber-crime department that nine people used social networks to post remarks offensive to an Arab leader.

The investigators were able to identify the suspects who were later questioned by the public prosecution and subsequently charged.

The court is scheduled to look into five more cases of posting offensive remarks against another country on April 28.


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Conservatives are now calling criticisms of Bill C-51 "conspiracy theories" | Press Progress

Conservatives are now calling criticisms of Bill C-51 "conspiracy theories" | Press Progress: Tuesday morning at the Public Safety Committee's ongoing Bill C-51 hearings, Conservative MP LaVar Payne dismissed criticisms of the bill as "conspiracy theories."

That sentiment was echoed by the committee chair, Conservative MP Daryl Kramp, who�told a Belleville newspaper�on Monday that critics of C-51 have their, "information dead wrong... They're quoting rumours and they're quoting mistruths."

Then there's Treasury Board President Tony Clement, who suggested C-51 criticism is an "esoteric debate for law professors"�in a Parry Sound newspaper.��

And speaking at Monday night's hearings on C-51, Public Safety Parliamentary Secretary Roxanne James floated the idea that critics of C-51 have been fooled by "misinformation."


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18 Los Angeles sheriff's officials indicted, accused of abuse, obstruction - LA Times

18 Los Angeles sheriff's officials indicted, accused of abuse, obstruction - LA Times: “Our investigation also found that these incidents did not take place in a vacuum — in fact, they demonstrated behavior that had become institutionalized," the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, Andre Birotte Jr., said in a statement.

"The pattern of activity alleged in the obstruction of justice case shows how some members of the Sheriff’s Department considered themselves to be above the law. Instead of cooperating with the federal investigation to ensure that corrupt law enforcement officers would be brought to justice, the defendants in this case are accused of taking affirmative steps designed to ensure that light would not shine on illegal conduct that violated basic constitutional rights.”


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San Francisco Sheriff's Deputy ring accused of pit-fighting inmates - Boing Boing

San Francisco Sheriff's Deputy ring accused of pit-fighting inmates - Boing Boing: Meanwhile, Police Chief Greg Suhr said he received the report from Adachi and that his department will be investigating to see if there is any criminal wrongdoing.

The allegations “are egregious enough that I forwarded them on (to the special investigations division),” he said.

District Attorney George Gasc�n called the allegations “deplorable.”

“Common sense indicates that such conduct does not occur without the knowledge of numerous people,” he said in a statement. “These allegations require an independent and thorough investigation into the practices and supervision of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.”


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Officer William (Bill) "Robocop" Melendez has been named in 12 brutality & corruption lawsuits

Officer William (Bill) "Robocop" Melendez has been named in 12 brutality & corruption lawsuits: A federal judge recently dismissed Melendez's petition for "qualified immunity" in an extreme case of brutality and wrongful arrest that took place on July 26th, 2011. After reviewing the evidence, District Court Judge Gershwin Drain determined that Melendez and several of the officers under his command use illegal force against Deshawn Acklin and that they would not be protected under the qualified immunity clause.


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Makers of Firefox web browser "strongly oppose" Stephen Harper's Bill C-51 | Press Progress

Makers of Firefox web browser "strongly oppose" Stephen Harper's Bill C-51 | Press Progress: "C-51 is sweeping in scope, including granting Canadian intelligence agencies CSIS and CSE new authority for offensive online attacks, as well as allowing these agencies to obtain significant amounts of information held by the Canadian government. The open-ended internal information-sharing exceptions contained in the bill erode the relationship between individuals and their government by removing the compartmentalization that allows Canadians to provide the government some of their most private information (for census, tax compliance, health services, and a range of other purposes) and trust that that information will be used for only its original purposes. This compartmentalization, currently a requirement of the Privacy Act, will not exist after Bill C-51 comes into force.


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Watch Lobbyist Eat His Words After Saying Drinking Roundup Is 'Not Dangerous to Humans' � EcoWatch

Watch Lobbyist Eat His Words After Saying Drinking Roundup Is 'Not Dangerous to Humans' � EcoWatch: Once upon a time, Dr. Patrick Moore was an early Greenpeace member. Now he is a public relations consultant for the polluting companies that Greenpeace works to change: Big Oil, pesticides and GMO agribusiness, forestry, nuclear power … anyone who puts up the money for truth-benders who appear to carry scientific and environmental authority.

This is the best gotcha-moment I’ve seen on camera since tobacco lobbyist Joe Bast, CEO of The Heartland Institute, was forced to acknowledge and re-affirm his denial that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health, courtesy of Lee Fang for Republic Report.


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Amir Raisolsadat, PEI Man, Arrested, Ordered To Keep The Peace On Suspicion He May Commit Terrorism

Amir Raisolsadat, PEI Man, Arrested, Ordered To Keep The Peace On Suspicion He May Commit Terrorism: The RCMP in Ottawa issued a news release on the arrest, but declined to answer any questions.

The news release says police may pursue an application for an order requiring someone to keep the peace and be of good behaviour under the Criminal Code if they believe that person may commit a terrorism offence.


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Claims of GMO Yield Increases Don’t Hold Up | Environmental Working Group

Claims of GMO Yield Increases Don’t Hold Up | Environmental Working Group: In her testimony, Professor Fedoroff cited the German meta-analysis (a paper that reviews the findings of other research). But Heinemann has thoroughly debunked that work by pointing out that the data is not representative of a majority of the GMOs currently being grown. He noted that more than half of the studies used in the meta-analysis were based on GE cotton grown in India, while data on herbicide-tolerant (“Roundup Ready”) corn and soybeans, which represent most of the acreage dedicated to GMOs, were largely ignored.


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