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  • We in the UFPJ-DVN are peaceniks, we think peaceful methods of resolving disagreements should always be our nation's first resort. We think resorts to military force should be way down the list of acceptable responses to these disagreements. That said, what is the appropriate way to view women serving in our armed forces?

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    Feb 21 2012 - 3:48pm
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  • Russell Maroon Shoatz (#AF-3855), a 68-year-old prisoner held at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) Greene in southwestern Pennsylvania, has been kept in solitary confinement for more than 21 years. The Human Rights Coalition is calling on supporters of Russell Maroon Shoats to join in a petition to have him released from these torturous conditions. HRC is joined this effort by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Lawyer's Guild.

    "The primary focus is on Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA-DOC) Secretary John Wetzel," said Theresa Shoatz, Russell Maroon's daughter. "In 2011, the PA-DOC did an evaluation to release Maroon into general population, and the majority voted in favor. But Superintendent Folino voted no. The bottom line is had Superintendent Folino's voted yes, Maroon would have been transferred into population. We are putting pressure Secretary Wetzel to overturn superintendent Folino's vote." [Video Interview With Theresa Shoatz from Solitary Watch]

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    Feb 19 2012 - 3:49am
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    HRC & phillyimc editors
  • Las prisiones se han convertido en metáfora; las prisiones muestran lo que podemos llamar, el lado oscuro de los Estados Unidos. Junto a los océanos de palabras sobre libertad, está la realidad de que el líder mundial en la industria de las prisiones es Estados Unidos. Éste es mucho más que buen tiempo para que el Movimiento Ocupar centre su atención en las cárceles norteamericanas.

    Prisons have become a metaphor; the shadow-side, if you will, of America. With oceans of words about freedom, and the reality that the U.S. is the world's leader of the incarceration industry, it's more than time for the focused attention of the Occupy Movement.

    Audio from prisonradio.org | Photo from freemumia.com

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    Feb 16 2012 - 7:33am
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    Mumia Abu-Jamal
  • From Between The Lines: Interview with Bruce Hamilton, deputy executive director of the Sierra Club, conducted by Melinda Tuhus (Editor's note: At the interviewee's request, a clarification was added to the comparison of natural gas versus coal.)

    A blogger for Time magazine revealed on Feb. 2 that from 2007 to 2010, the Sierra Club, under former Executive Director Carl Pope, had accepted $26 million in donations from individuals and subsidiaries linked with Chesapeake Energy, one of the largest gas drilling companies in the U.S. heavily involved in the controversial drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The funds were donated for the express purpose of funding the environmental group’s Beyond Coal campaign. The Sierra campaign has succeeded in stopping the construction of 160 proposed coal-fired power plants and is now targeting existing coal-fired plants for closure.

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    Feb 12 2012 - 9:51am
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  • How has the anti-war movement been getting out its message to the American people? How does the current movement compare to the movement of the 60s?

    Related — from DC-IMC: Reportback from protest against war in Iran | from NYC-IMC: Oppose War on Iran: Fight for Peace in the World! (pictured) | from Boston IMC:No War On Iran Protest

    Coming up: UFPJ Occupy Peace Summit | UNAC National Conference

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    Feb 5 2012 - 11:32pm
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  • SCI Mahanoy, February 2, 2012. Mumia Abu-Jamal celebrates his move off of death row with Heidi Boghosian and Professor Johanna Fernandez.

    Related: Our Contact Visit With Mumia by Johanna Fernandez | Commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal: "Why There is No Iran War on the Horizon"

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    Feb 3 2012 - 7:36pm
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    National Lawyers Guild
  • Interview with Bob Edgar, former six-term congressional representative, president and CEO of Common Cause, conducted by Scott Harris

    PhillyIMC Staff adds that Bob Edgar was "Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974 to represent the Seventh Congressional District of Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia..."

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    Feb 2 2012 - 9:57am
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    Between The Lines
  • He’s out!

    Credit ‘people power’ for getting internationally known inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal sprung from his apparently punitive, seven-week placement in ‘The Hole.’

    For the first time since receiving a controversial death sentence in 1982 for killing a Philadelphia policeman, the widely acclaimed author-activist finds himself in general population, a prison housing status far less restrictive than the solitary confinement of death row.

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    Ene 31 2012 - 11:39am
    Anonymous
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    Linn Washington, Jr.
  • Stratfor, a private intelligence organization hacked by Anonymous in December, has been investigating the Occupy Movement and Deep Green Resistance (DGR). The emails released contain information gathered both through Stratfor's internal investigation and through a contact with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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    Ene 27 2012 - 2:22pm
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    Deep Green Resistance
  • Interviewer: How would you define democracy?

    Maroon: In it’s broadest sense – to me – democracy is the ability of the individual to exercise self-determination in the core areas of economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, war and peace; taking under consideration the need to both support and guide children until they can responsibly exercise those things on their own.... [Read More | Image from the National Jericho Movement]

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    Ene 19 2012 - 12:41pm
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