Monthly Archives: October 2013

Self-evident to most: Children aren’t disposable. (part 1)

Prisoners of Profit – The Huffington Post The company has given more in Florida over the past 15 years than the combined donations of Office Depot and Darden Restaurants, Inc., two of the state’s largest Fortune 500 corporations … “We … Continue reading

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Will Police Take This First and Necessary Step?

Originally posted on Improving Police: A Necessary Conversation:
Sabine Lobitz and I wrote the following article for our nation’s police leaders in the late 1980s to draw attention to what we thought was a growing movement in America that our nation’s…

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President Obama A Broken Record on Preventing Chemical Disasters?

Originally posted on Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters:
Crossposted from http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2013/10/21/president-obama-a-broken-record-on-preventing-chemical-disasters/ By John Deans, Greenpeace USA With the media flurry since the West, TX explosion it would seem that chemical disasters are somehow a new issue. Yet, communities who live…

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Close GITMO.

I Am Writing This After My Morning Forced-Feeding Session in Guantanamo | Alternet I am one of the remaining hunger strikers. I have been on hunger strike for almost nine months. Here is why. via I Am Writing This After … Continue reading

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Message from Pelican Bay Reps to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Méndez

Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
October 18, 2013 We, the four principal representatives of the prisoners confined in the Security Housing Unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison, hereby welcome Juan Mendez to California. We have followed your…

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Like free speech?? Help stop Internet censorship.

There’s an International Plan to Censor the Internet in the Works — Let’s Stop It in Its Tracks | Alternet It’s time to put an end to Internet censorship now. Join the over 100,000 others who have spoken up and … Continue reading

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197 reasons to help fund the production of Dead Man Waiting

Dead Man Waiting by Christian Bruyere — Kickstarter What we need to film now to complete DEAD MAN WAITING is our stylistic, visceral recreations of Tommy on death row as he and those closest to him describe these experiences. We … Continue reading

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#FreeTommyZ + #FreeGaryBennett = #FreeJeffAbramowki + #FreeCrosleyGreen + more

Smashwords – Zeigler, through Vidster’s eyes — a book by Alice de Sturler Smashwords – Zeigler, through Vidster’s eyes —a book by Alice de Sturler. When you read this powerful little book, please keep two things in mind; 1) William … Continue reading

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Can Madison Police Go From Good to Great?

Originally posted on Improving Police: A Necessary Conversation:
Last night, the Madison Board of Police and Fire Commissioners began their process of selecting a new chief of police for the City of Madison, Wisc. The process appropriately began with a…

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Jerry Brown betrayed his constituents, big time. It’s becoming a habit.

What Gives? California Gov. Jerry Brown Lines Up With NRA and Prison-Industrial Complex | Alternet If you want to see how Brown is charting a careful course to show he is not beholden either to the political right or the … Continue reading

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