At NoPapersNoFear.org the undocumented are pledging that they "will not comply", and are stepping forward out of the shadows, refusing to live in fear anymore and committed to posing their dilemma to everyone. "If the most humble among us are willing to stand up to Arpaio and ICE, we set an example that we hope the President, the DoJ and our advocates in DC will be brave enough to follow." These young undocumented students are asking us: "Will you join the tide or will you silently join our oppressors?" Follow the link above to watch live coverage, starting at 3:00 pm Eastern, as the undocumented step out of hiding on the steps of the court house while inside Sheriff Arpaio takes the witness stand in his trial for the civil rights violations people have endured during his reign of terror.
As the hunger strike by 9 Georgia prisoners demanding medical care, due process and human rights enters its 5th week, prison officials are surprised at the level of outside support the inmates enjoy despite a virtual news whiteout. Concerned family members and others plan to visit the Department of Corrections headquarters on Monday, July 16.
In this twenty minute interview, Holy Spiritz TV interviews Terrence Courtney, former member of the state committee of the Georgia Green Party and an organizer with the Atlanta Public Sector Alliance, which has been leading the fight against the Transportation Investment Act, the Beltline, the July 31st TSPLOST referendum and the corporate agenda for defunding public transit and public infrastructure in general.
Across the US, hunger strikes in response to solitary confinement have been spreading. In California, Virginia, Ohio, and Colorado prisoners are engaging in strikes to draw attention to the practice. The protests along with condemnation from human rights groups have made an impact.
Extra-judicial executions of African Americans occur with appalling, near-daily regularity in the United States, according to a report by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. Such carnage demands the creation of a movement that “challenges the various forms of state repression and internal colonialism, including racial profiling, extrajudicial killing, mass incarceration, mass deportation, economic exploitation and various forms of displacement.”
The Cuban 5 came to the U.S. during the 90's to monitor the activities of anti Cuba terrorist groups operating in Miami. Their intention was to stop the attacks that since 1959 have been responsible for the deaths of almost 3,500 innocent people in Cuba. The Five are heroes to the people of Cuba who see them as unarmed defenders of their soverignty and security. They have been in prison in the United States for almost 14 years.