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Mumia Abu-Jamal on the Betrayal of Batson
I want to share this stunning new article that Philadelphia journalist Linn Washington Jr. (who I did an interview with in a recent diary) wrote for Counterpunch. Washington has been covering police brutality and corruption in Philly since the Frank Rizzo era of the 1970s---and what a crazy time that was.
As if this recent scandal of the video-taped beating of 3 black suspects wasn't bad enough, Washington reveals some very scary inconsistencies and contradictions in the official police account of what happened before the videotaped beating. Something is really being covered up!
Read the article in full here: http://www.counterpunch.org/washington06052008.html
This is a good one from local writer David A. Love, who wrote this for the national news website BlackCommentator.com. Check out David's blog at davidalove.blogspot.com
Assassination Talk Shows Hillary's True Colors
By David A. Love
BlackCommentator.com Cover Story
May 29, 2008
When Hillary Clinton invoked the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy as a justification for staying in the 2008 Democratic presidential race, she revealed how desperate she has become.
"My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don't understand it," she said in an interview with the editorial board of the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, S.D. Although some would chalk up her comment to fatigue or a lack of sleep, Clinton had similarly invoked the slain senator several times in recent months.
Philadelphia-area Mid East Peace Activists cast a Shadow of Mourning over “Israel at 60” CelebrationSubmitted by journalists4mumia on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 1:16am.
Hi YPP folks, I'd like to share this new Philly IMC feature that I helped to put together, and just posted up tonight.... It is quite true that sometimes criticisms of Israel come from anti-semitic folks (like the KSS and David Duke), which is why I think it is so important to support the principled work of these folks, who are legitimately sticking up for the Palestinians. To check out the excellent photo-essay, be sure and link here:
Philadelphia-area Mid East Peace Activists cast a Shadow of Mourning over “Israel at 60” Celebration
by Philly Al Nakba Coalition
VIDEO: May 13 Remembered; Free the MOVE 9!
by Hans Bennett
As I watched the Congressional Hearing over the controversial Jena 6 case last night on C-SPAN a few things didn't sit well with me. Being an African American male watching this kind of treatment being implemented towards black teens wasn't my major beef. Having family from southern states made me aware of how some of these racist states (S. Carolina , Florida, Georgia, etc.)operate ,so this isn't nothing new. What had me fuming is that how our so-called United States Government dropped the ball in protecting these 6 black teens from this kind of behavior and nipping this whole racism thing in the bud. And how we elect and have these people in office to do their job not only don't care about the welfare of the constituents, but just coming to work to collect a check just like the rest!
Okay before we send the party out for this man, before we convict him for crimes that he might have confessed, will this black man receive his due process in Philadelphia? He's public enemy number 1 right now for the assassination of two armored car guards , that happen to be retired police officers.