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by Ahimsa Porter Sumchai, MD “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead “We’ve been doing this for 25 years … We’re going to keep doing what we’re doing.” – Amy Brownell, PE, “Toxic Relationship: The Fraud at Hunters Point,” SF Weekly, […]

by Barry Hermanson I recently finished reading David Barton Smith’s book, “The Power to Heal, Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Struggle to Transform America’s Health Care System.” It is an excellent history of healthcare in the United States, particularly in the 1950s and ‘60s. For me, as a longtime Medicare for All advocate, the book […]

by Kwame ‘Beans’ Shakur The following is a speech by Kwame Shakur read by a supporter at the Indiana Department of Corrections headquarters. Comrades gathered on July 18 in Indianapolis for Prison Lives Matter: In the Spirit of Nelson Mandela, beginning with a panel discussion at 11 a.m. at Light of the World Christian Church, […]

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by Jon Britton Thanks to great consciousness raising by the organizers, inside and out, and the unprecedented worldwide media attention they’ve attracted, demonstrations of support for striking prisoners are drawing crowds – this one at least 500. Californians know that even a small amount of media support can spur participation and gain the public’s attention. […]

by Tiny aka Lisa Gray Garcia “Nobody should be put out alone into this cold night,” said Benita Turner, mother of Jessica St Louis, who died after being released from Santa Rita County Jail at 1:30 a.m. on July 28. Jessica St. Louis – Photo courtesy of the Young Women’s Freedom Center Hearing her mother’s […]

by Marilyn Kai Jewett Philadelphia, Aug. 23, 2018 – The MOVE Organization held a news conference earlier this week to provide an update on the health of its Minister of Communications Ramona Africa. She is the sole survivor of the May 13, 1985, MOVE Massacre, when the City of Philadelphia dropped C-4 military explosives on […]

by Ann Garrison Bobi Wine smiles despite intense pain. Ugandan cops barged into his hotel room, hit him in the head with a metal pipe and dragged him out. When he appeared in court, he was barely conscious and couldn’t walk without help. The London Economist reports: “Wine has become the unofficial spokesman for young […]

The tweet conveying the photo reads: Unending solidarity with the prison rebels around the country participating in the national strike. Here’s a pic of our rowdy demonstration downtown Lansing today. We’re gonna make sure the national demands of the #prisonstrike cannot be ignored. Lansing, Michigan – Community members, formerly incarcerated people and anti-prison activists marched […]

by Marilyn Kai Jewett Ramona Africa, admired around the world, delighted young Xion Abiodun with a warm hug on a visit to Oakland on May 4, 2014, during a Welcome Home Lynne Stewart tour. – Photo: JR Valrey, Block Report Radio Philadelphia, Aug. 22, 2018 – The MOVE Organization held a news conference to provide […]

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