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Monday, 22 October 2012

Johnnie Savory 30Years

Johnnie Savory 30Years =10,950 days12,768,000 mins=946,080,000 sec = 120 seasons 
For some thing he didn't do
justice will prevail please Sign !http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/dnaforsavory/

Gary McKinnon wins extradition battle

originally by: Computerworld
published: 16 October 2012
Gary McKinnon, indicted in 2002 on charges of hacking into U.S. government computers, will not be extradited to the U.S., the U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May said on Tuesday.
The risk to McKinnon’s health posed by extradition to the U.S. was simply too great, according to May.
McKinnon has fought a decade-long battle in the U.K. courts to avoid extradition to the U.S., seeking instead to face trial in the U.K. He has Asperger’s syndrome and is at high risk for suicide, according to a statement issued Monday by his attorney Karen Todner.
“After careful consideration of all of the relevant material, I have concluded that Mr. McKinnon’s extradition would give rise to such a high risk of him ending his life that a decision to extradite would be incompatible with Mr. McKinnon’s human rights,” said May.
It will now be for the director of Public Prosecutions to decide whether McKinnon has a case to answer in a U.K. Court, according to May.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Better Than That: Poem For Domestic Violence Awareness

This is something I wrote a few years ago after the abuse I went through in my previous marriage. I know it only last 9 months and I've had people tell me that I don't know what pain is because my marriage was only 9 months but let me tell you, it doesn't matter if abuse goes on for 9 days, 9 months, or 9 years even, the effects and the scars left behind last a lifetime. Those are memories that you can't just erase. Unlike my mother, I walked away and left. When I was growing up, I saw the agony, misery, and pain my father put my mother through over and over again, making her feel she wasn't good enough, cutting her down and breaking her spirit with the abuse he put her through. Unfortunately she never left and often I was the one who tried to intervene and step in to try to protect her. I was just a kid but I still remember those days of hearing my mother crying in the bathroom or the bedroom, locking herself away, and becoming a shadow of the strong woman she once was. Her own family knew about the abuse going on which I found out when I was 17 and had moved in with my aunt that the abuse my father put my mother through started as far back when she was pregnant with me. In fact, my father once told me that he literally threw my mother out of the house and off the porch after getting into a fight with her when she was pregnant with me. I never truly understand what my mom went through until I found myself in that situation in my own marriage. I wanted to believe things would change, I wanted to believe I could save the marriage but things only got worse and I blamed myself for him taking his anger out on me, thinking I did something to deserve it. I remember the nights I'd walk out of the house, how I never told anyone what was going on, and just kept silent. Then in my last relationship when I got raped, I found myself a victim all over again, replaying that same story I had been through and the same thing I grew up around. But now nearly 6 years after my marriage ended and nearly 2 years after being raped, I'm finding the strength to take back my life and not to let any guy treat me that way ever again. You see, it's easy for us to make excuses for their behavior because we want the guy to change and sometimes we think we can change the guy but unfortunately that's just not the case. Don't stay in an abusive relationship or marriage because you deserve so much better. It's not worth losing your life for someone who doesn't care about you, who can't and doesn't love you or respect you the way they should. You're someone beautiful and special, someone to be cherished and treasured, someone to be protected and made to feel safe in a loving relationship or marriage. Don't ever think that you have to stay for fear of someone else not ever wanting you and for fear of ending up alone in life and never finding love again. For awhile, after the things I went through, I thought I wasn't good enough for anyone. I thought that I was just "sloppy seconds". It was my best friend that I opened up to about what happened in my last relationship and struggling with thoughts of not being good enough for any guy and he said the sweetest thing ever, he told me I was better then good enough. So I'm telling you girls and women the same thing my best friend told me. You are better then good enough and don't let anyone make you feel less then that or tell you any differently. Yes, I'm single and not dating right now but it's because I'm waiting for true love to find me and you know what, I know the wait is worth it. If a guy cheats on you, if he emotionally abuses you, if he physically abuses you, don't put up with it! You don't have to put up with that and you shouldn't have to because to me that's not love or respect. Have enough respect for yourself that you put yourself first and you walk away for your own safety. The day I found my freedom is the day I broke my silence and decided I had enough, that I was not going to put up with being treated that way. Domestic violence is a serious thing. People don't know what goes on behind closed doors and I know that it's not always the easiest thing to walk away but just know there's always help out there, that you are never alone in this. I only wish my mother would have known that and that she would have had the courage and strength to walk away instead of being afraid of getting out there and raising two kids on her own without any help. Always remember, you deserve so much more in your life. Better Than That by Jenna Kandyce Linch You pretend everything is all right Yet on your skin are bruises from another fight. The tears you hold back Still, each night, you fear an upcoming attack. His vicious words cut you to the core Becoming a stranger, he's not the same guy you knew before. Kisses and hugs by scars are replaced All signs of affection have been erased. In the comfort of your own home, for your life you have to fight Hiding among the shadows, you try to stay out of his sight. Every time he goes out you feel a little bit relieved Then too soon he returns and quickly shows he's peeved. Once again you become his scapegoat With you the guilt and shame you're forced to tote. When he leaves again, you break down Wondering why he removes your smile with a frown. You find yourself in a deadly game of cat and mouse Your opponent is none other than your spouse. He says he loves you but you know his words are lies Looking at him, you can see the truth hidden in his eyes. Hanging around, that things will change you want to believe Putting it all back together is what you hope to achieve. Deep down inside, though, you know it will never be the same The longer you stay, the more pain you'll endure as you take the blame. Trust me when I say that I've been there before Straight down the middle my self esteem tore. Walking on eggshells, the next attack I never knew when to expect He'd interrogate me and point out every defect. Nothing got better but only worse as time went on Finally I felt that I, too, was almost completely gone. Attempting to pick myself up, under his abuse again I shattered Thus the cycle repeated as I continued to get battered. Until I made the decision to leave, my wounds could not heal Because each time I took him back, new pain I would feel. Saving my own life, I broke free The promise I made to myself was never again would I pay that fee. Do not put yourself in danger for fear of being alone Help is out there so you don't have to face it on your own. Abuse is not love For real love doesn't hit, hurt, or shove. Never sacrifice your life for someone who doesn't care about you Hell and nightmares are not worth going through. Live a life where you're shown respect Not one in which you always hear that you are imperfect. If he can't love you the way he should, walk away Your life you'll risk by continuing to stay. Think about your safety for it comes first Don't stick around to see things reach their worst. You are someone very beautiful Who should know what it is like to feel special. You truly are worth so much more Break free, refusing to return to that life of before. The choice may not come easy to make Freedom can only be obtained when that first step you take. You shouldn't have to be trapped in silence, surrounded by sorrow For you deserve better than living in fear, not knowing if you'll see tomorrow. 'Better Than That'
Copyright © Jenna Kandyce Linch

Demand DNA testing for Johnnie Lee Savory

Johnnie Lee Savory was imprisoned for 30 years--which is approximately 11,000 days--in Illinois for a crime he did not commit. Illinois has refused to test evidence in Johnnie's case for DNA that could not only establish his innocence, but also point to the real murderer.
The purpose of this petition is to collect one signature for every day Johnnie was wrongfully incarcerated.
After we collect these signatures, we will take this petition to Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn and request that he order DNA testing in Johnnie's case, which will be paid for by the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law.
More about Johnnie:
In 1977, when Johnnie was 14 years old, he was convicted of killing his friend and his friend's sister in their hometown of Peoria, IL. In December 2006, Johnnie was paroled with the help of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law.
When Johnnie was convicted, DNA testing did not exist. If it did, physical evidence found at the crime scene would have been tested for DNA as a matter of course.
Nevertheless, the prosecutor overseeing Johnnie's case has refused to order this testing, despite the fact that Johnnie has offered to pay for it himself, and that if Johnnie is guilty the testing should identify him as the murderer.
The governor of Illinois has the power to override this prosecutor's decision and order DNA testing.
Please sign our petition, forward it to your friends and family, and help ensure justice in the case of Johnnie Lee Savory.

Frederick Douglas

once said "Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress" 


Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Martin Luther King, Jr.


I met Matthew on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Matthew was not having a good day. He told me he has bronchitis. Homelessness is bad enough without being sick.

Matthew has been on the streets since he was 15. Matthew says that even at that young age of 15 he felt his mother was so strapped for money he'd have a better life if he left home.

Matthew says it's been his choice since he was 15 to live on the streets. I find it interesting that Matthew mentions Vietnam war veterans are homeless not by choice, but does not want to see that his young childhood didn't leave him with much of a choice.

We'll never end homelessness until we can fix family!Distributed by OneLoad.com

Saturday, 20 October 2012

More videos from HDMUSICTEAM (playlist)

Original Music by HD

Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities Curriculum Video

The Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities is a document, that is created by youth, to help improve classroom and school climate.

Thousands march against UK austerity

Anger over government austerity measures spilled onto the streets of London. Tens of thousands marched through the streets of the capital to protest against wide-ranging public spending cuts. Simultaneous marches took place in Ireland and Scotland in the largest anti-austerity demonstrations so far this year. Al Jazeera's Peter Sharp reports from London.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Home> U.S. Chicago Gang Life: Gang Members Talks About Life on the Streets, Heartache

Part 2 Sentenced to 50-100 years

Johnnie Lee Savory describes how he was unjustly convicted at 14 and sentenced to 50-100 years. To find out more http://thesavoryfiles.com

Death Penalty News 10/19/2012

The latest developments in the death penalty by Death Penalty Information Center

Romney lies about binder full of women

As it turns out, Mitt Romney made up the story about looking around and not seeing any women in his cabinet picks so he put together a binder full of women. Tagg Romney is a liar as well and one of their companies was working with another company in North Carolina which is the subject of a investigation into a billion dollar Ponzi scheme.

If the "War On Drugs" has Failed, is Legalization the Answer?

Leigh Maddox and Peter Christ (members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition): The "War on Drugs" helped create a situation where from gangs, to police to lawyers to jails, there is massive amounts of money to be made in this never-ending "war"

Stand Up To Cancer | Jane's Story

Jane's Story focuses on the dilemma facing two young women as they decide if they should test for the same breast cancer gene that's killing their mother.



US Justice for British Citizens?

Families of British men extradited to US feel betrayed by their government and judicial system


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Thursday, 18 October 2012


BlackMediaNewsReport - We finally have obtained hospital photos of the Atlanta baseball coach who was charged in the 2009 rape of a 9 year old boy. The coach visited the home of the child to encourage him to join the local team. The child refused to join. When the coach left, the child repeatedly told his mother how he did not feel comfortable with the man. Two weeks later, the coach returned to the house with food, balloons, and a PlayStation. The child was very excited. Minutes later he joined the team. Four days afterward, the coach came back to the home. He asked the mother if he could give the child private lessons on catching the ball. She agreed. On June 18th, 2009 Atlanta Court documents indicate that the mother heard her son sobbing. She ran into his bedroom and saw the baseball coach having anal sex with the 9 year old. The mother then ran to the kitchen and grabbed a large "turkey carving" knife, and assaulted the coach. The question we ask our readers is: " She should have called the police instead of attempting to murder the suspect? '' The police have charged the mother with attempted murder. If convicted she will serve no less than 15 years in state prison under Georgia state laws.
Much Love From NINA

Jazz will stay free

Yoni Golijov reports on a victory in the struggle to defend Joseph "Jazz" Hayden.
Jazz Hayden (second from right) and his supporters celebrate outside the courthouse (AllThingsHarlem.com) 
Jazz Hayden (second from right) and his supporters celebrate outside the courthouse (AllThingsHarlem.com)
THE MOVEMENTS against racism and the criminal injustice system in New York City and around the country won an important victory: Jazz Hayden will remain free. The prosecutors have admitted they can't win a conviction on the trumped-up charges made against him, and he has been offered an agreement that will end the threat he faced of years behind bars.
On October 11, almost 40 people were sitting in a Manhattan courtroom for Jazz's latest court date. When his name was called, they all stood--something the Campaign to Keep Jazz Free has done for more than 10 months as we pressured Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to drop the charges against Jazz, a 71-year-old Harlem activist involved in the struggle against stop-and-frisk and a founding member of the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow.
"When the guy was bringing me out of the courtroom," Jazz said outside the courthouse, "he said, 'Man, you got a lot of people out there.' I said, 'Yeah, that's love...I want to thank everybody, man, I've never had this much love and support in my life, and it inspires me."
Jazz described the outcome of the case:
I want everyone to know we have a true victory...To get them to admit what they admitted in that courtroom was major...And we have to realize that this is 10 months later--almost a year that they held this over my head. They knew from the beginning that this was bogus.
Jazz was clear about why prosecutors finally relented. "Once again, the pressure that was applied made them reach this conclusion," he said. Jazz's legal team agreed. Sarah Kunstler, one of Jazz's lawyers, said, "All the advocacy that everyone has done outside the courtroom for Jazz makes a difference."
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IN DECEMBER of last year, Jazz was pulled over by two officers of the New York Police Department. While they still claim his car had a broken taillight, they wrote no ticket.
According to Jazz, the police said, "We know you," and illegally searched his car. He was charged with two counts of felony possession of a weapon--for having a broken penknife and a miniature Yankees souvenir baseball bat that Jazz's wife had gotten from her father.
And for that, the NYPD held Jazz in jail for two days and wanted bail set at $16,000. The charges they imposed on Jazz could have landed him in prison for up to 14 years.
In reality, the police were looking for revenge against Jazz because of his activism--he has continually videotaped stop-and-frisks and other police abuses and broadcast them on his website. The very same officers who stopped him in December had been caught on videotape only a few months before as they illegally searched the car of two young Black men.
In the end, the punishment against Jazz was whittled down to almost nothing: five days of community service and a $120 surcharge--with his record to be cleared in six months with no further violations. The fact that Jazz's punishment is community service when he was arrested for performing a community service apparently did not strike the DA as ironic.
Jose LaSalle of Stop Stop & Frisk talked about how Jazz's activism inspires so many others: "There are a lot of brothers and sisters out there who follow behind Jazz, and have been out there doing Copwatch and making sure they document stuff."
Dozens of organizers and community members came together over the past 10 months to build up a campaign of protests and online organizing. Thousands of people signed a petition for Jazz, and hundreds called the DA's office on multiple call-in days--on the first call-in day, the office had to assign someone to take calls for the entire day.
In addition, there were rallies throughout the nearly year-long battle, growing to 100 people at the courthouse
, the DA's office and the 32nd Precinct. Organizers built enough pressure and awareness that even mainstream media outlets such as the New York Times had to report on Jazz's battle.
Jazz, his legal team of Sarah Kunstler and Gideon Oliver, and the other organizers of the campaign shared a clear vision that Sarah expressed earlier this year, "This is the way the system derails movements--by putting people on trial to distract from the work that we're doing. So we have to spin this on its head, and make these prosecutions part of the work we're all doing."
Building speak-outs at the 32nd Precinct was one important example of this strategy. The protests at the courts were also important to put pressure on the DA and the judges, but rallying in Harlem--on the doorstep of the precinct with the third-highest rate of use of force in the city--attracted new people to the struggle, built awareness around Jazz's case and his activism, and showed that there is power in numbers and unity.
This made clear the campaign's message: Jazz's arrest and prosecution is part and parcel of the assault on communities of color by the NYPD and the wider legal system--and thus the fight for Jazz is part and parcel of the fight against stop-and-frisk, racism in the courts, and the whole criminal justice system.
More than a dozen organizations came together to collaborate in the campaign, involving veteran activists and people new to protest alike. Building these connections will make collaboration easier and more effective in the battles ahead.
The victory itself comes at a critical time, with police killings taking place at almost twice the rate of last year, but the department also coming under increasing criticism for stop-and-frisk policies and facing a wider movement of families fighting for justice for their loved ones.
"One thing is for sure," Jazz said outside the courthouse. "The work is not going to stop. I'll be out there today with my camera. I have it right here on my back," as he gestured to his backpack. He continued:
So nothing's going to change in that respect. But building the movement and next steps is what's important. This is what we have to get together on, because this stop-and-frisk is just the tip of the iceberg--just a very small part of the bigger struggle that we all have to engage in.
I think our most immediate and pressing need, a prerequisite to building a movement, is waking people up, because...they're feeling the pain...[but] they don't see any solutions. They don't see themselves as collectively powerful enough to change things. And that's what we have to do. We have to expose the system--the way it operates and how it doesn't operate in their interest. And to do that, we have to reach them where they're at, living under a system that's totally against them, and let them know that they have the power to change things.

'Freedom of speech, battle ground'

European satellite provider Eutelsat SA has stopped the broadcast of several Iranian satellite channels on the order of the European Commission.

Many viewers all over the world have censured the move, which is seen as a clear violation of press freedom.

Banning Iranian news channels, including Press TV, shows a concern on the side of the European Union and the European Commission on alternate news being broadcasted.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Danny Schechter, editor of mediachannel.org, from New York

2pac From the cradle to grave

"I'm not sayin' I'm gonna rule the world, or that I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world."

BBC London Radio 16/10/12 - Sister of Babar gives her reaction to the Gary McKinnon extradition

Babar Ahmad's sister Dr Amna Ahmad gives her reaction to the news that Gary McKinnon is not to be extradited to the US.
Please visit http://www.freebabarahmad.com for the latest news about Babar Ahmad.

BBC London Radio 16/10/12 - Sister of Babar gives her reaction to the Gary McKinnon extradition

MP Andy Slaughter talks about the extradition cases of Gary McKinnon and Babar Ahmad.
Please visit http://www.freebabarahmad.com for the latest news about Babar Ahmad.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Never a Prisoner! (Free Mumia) by Rebel Diaz

A Year Since Banishment to Gaza, a Palestinian Fighter Reflects

“I don’t seek out enemies” — A year since banishment to Gaza, a Palestinian fighter reflects

17 October 2012
“Why doesn’t the international community support the fighters of Palestine?” Iyad Abu Khaizaran asked, sitting in his Gaza apartment.
Abu Khaizaran, 41, was one of 477 detainees freed on 18 October 2011 in the first phase of Hamas’s prisoner exchange with Israel, and one of 205 banished by Israel from their homes in the West Bank. Like 163 others, Abu Khaizaran, a native of Tubas, was forcibly relocated to the Gaza Strip.
Hamas had reached the deal with Israel to free, in two phases, over a thousand Palestinian prisoners in exchange for an Israeli soldier they had captured in 2006.
A day before the exchange, two Palestinian human rights organizations, Addameer and Al-Haq, said in a statement that the “terms violate Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits forcible transfers and deportations of protected persons, a proscription that is part of customary international humanitarian law.”
The organizations added: “Unlawful deportation or transfer also constitutes a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention and qualifies as one of the most serious war crimes” (“Between a rock and a hard place: the fate of Palestinian political prisoners,” 17 October 2011).
However, Abu Khaizaran was less interested in discussing his own banishment than the Palestinian struggle. “I had the right to fight this occupation,” he said. “International law allowed me to do that.”
“I didn’t care about the length of my sentence, or how many years I would spend inside Israeli jails,” he added. “Our struggle was just. For this reason, I was never sad during my imprisonment.”

Isolated from family

But the conversation eventually turned to Abu Khaizaran’s detention. A founder of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement’s armed al-Quds Brigades in Tubas, he was captured by Israeli soldiers on 3 October 1991 during a an operation against a military checkpoint. This followed a previous 20-month detention.
“Before I was detained, I was shot and injured by eleven bullets,” he said. “My condition was very critical.”
Sentenced to a lifetime plus 25 years, he was frequently isolated from both his family and other detainees. “Once, I didn’t see my family for four years,” he said. “Sometimes detainees’ families would spend their whole day in the ‘journey of death,’ only to be turned away at the gate. The guards did this only for revenge.” This is a reference to the long, arduous journeys Palestinian family members often must make to visit imprisoned relatives in Israel.
It was in an isolation cell at Ashkelon prison that a visiting attorney told him of the mass hunger strike launched on 27 September last year by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine leader Ahmad Saadat, then isolated in Shata prison himself. Abu Khaizaran joined it, never expecting to be freed only days later in a prisoner exchange.


“My happiness after the exchange cannot be expressed,” he said. “It was very high. The exchange was a victory for Palestinians. Israel didn’t grant it easily.
“The international community never showed any concern for thousands of Palestinian detainees until [captive Israeli soldier] Gilad Shalit was captured. And that is a bad comparison. We cannot equate a soldier who was captured while shooting at civilians with Palestinians resisting the occupation of their lands. ”
As crowds gathered in the streets of Palestine on the evening of 11 October 2011 to celebrate news of the impending exchange, rumors swirled it would include Saadat. But a 15 October official list showed he would stay imprisoned (on the same day as the first stage of the prisoner release, a deal was reached to end the hunger strike).
Nonetheless, Saadat’s wife Abla has expressed support for the agreement.
In a message to The Electronic Intifada emailed via the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat, Abla said the release was: “an achievement of the Palestinian resistance and it should be clear that whenever prisoners are freed, it is always a victory for the prisoners’ steadfastness and the Palestinian resistance.”
“In the past year — since 18 October and in many ways sparked by the September-October 2011 hunger strike — the struggle of Palestinian prisoners within the Zionist jails has escalated dramatically. Our prisoners have been leading our national movement, with empty stomachs and full of steadfastness.
“Ahmad was finally released from isolation after over three years, multiple hunger strikes and lengthy struggle because of the victory of our prisoners in May of this year, and their united effort,” she added, referring to a fast undertaken in April and May of this year, that has become known as the Karameh (Dignity) hunger strike.
To end that strike, as well as the one led by Ahmad Saadat in 2011, Israel promised to stop its isolation of Palestinian detainees (“Victory on the way in hunger strike,” Campaign to Free Ahmad Saadat, 18 October 2011). On 14 May this year, it also agreed to release some Palestinians held in administrative detention (without charge or trial) and allow visits by first-degree family members to all prisoners (“Statement of victory from the strike leadership,” Samidoun, 16 May 2012).

Broken promises

These deals remain unfulfilled, Abla Saadat said. “The heroic steadfastness of our prisoners confronts an enemy that continues to isolate Palestinian prisoners like Dirar Abu Sisi and Awad al-Saidi, continues to attack Palestinian prisoners in their cells, and continues to kidnap Palestinians from their homes, including the freed prisoners of 18 October 2011.”
Palestinians detained by Israel following their release in the exchange include Ayman Sharawna and Samer Issawi, both of whom are still on hunger strikes against new administrative detention orders. Sharawna has been depriving himself of food for more than 100 days.

Suffering continues

After his release, Abu Khaizaran found himself among the more isolated of those banished to the Gaza Strip. A longtime Islamic Jihad member, he had left the organization and was politically independent by 2011. While he, like other freed detainees, received relocation and financial assistance from the Palestinian administrations in Gaza and Ramallah, political movements arranged other networking and social opportunities for their own members.
“All of us are suffering,” he said. “But the independents are suffering more.” His salary from the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, he said, doesn’t even cover the taxes levied on his family land in Tubas. “At least I am out of jail,” he added. “Although I was expelled and miss my family, I am happy to be free. I look forward to the day when all detainees are released.”
Abu Khaizaran has started a new life in internal exile. He has married and is now awaiting the birth of his first child this month, and studies and discusses a broad range of topics voraciously.
Like many freed detainees, he rarely misses weekly protests at Gaza’s International Committee of the Red Cross headquarters or other local events supporting the prisoners’ movement. “I participate in all activities concerning the issue of detainees,” he says. “When Mahmoud Sarsak was hunger striking, I visited his family and presented them with a trophy to show my solidarity. But these activities don’t do much to solve the issue. Israel doesn’t believe in peaceful, political struggle.”

Respect international law

One thing that can work, Abu Khaizaran believes, is international pressure. “The world, and especially the Arab governments, must pressure America and Europe,” he said. “Those within these countries should do the same. These are the countries that can implement the Geneva Conventions and other international laws in Palestine, and for the benefit of Palestinian detainees. Israel has convinced many countries to support its policies. It acts like it’s above international law, and the international community allows it. But even Israel cannot fabricate realities.”
And those realities, coupled with international support, can infuse Palestinian resistance with strength, he said. “Israel cannot kill three million people who come to pray inside al-Aqsa Mosque [in Jerusalem] with flowers. If all the Arab people make a vow to God to march through Egypt and Jordan to pray in al-Aqsa Mosque, Israel cannot stop them.
“I don’t oppose Israelis because of their religion. We want them to have a place under the sun, as much as we are looking for one of our own. But when Israel forces Palestinian out of their lands, how can we live with them?
“My message to them is to stop the violence and fundamentalism inside Israeli society. Israel is based on ethnic premises. They expel Africans from Israel just because they are not Jews. And they have treated us the same way.
“Of course Jews can stay in Palestine. We cannot chase them back out — impossible! But an exclusive state in Palestine is unacceptable. Palestinians have the right to return to our lands, and we will.”
A year after Ahmad Saadat’s hunger strike, Israel continues to refuse to allow three of his children to visit him (“Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails: the case of Ahmad Saadat,” Al Akbhar English, 9 September 2012).
“I cannot stress enough that families continue to be denied visits with our imprisoned family members, and prisoners denied visitation and education, with devastating impacts on the families of prisoners,” Abla Saadat said. “One year later, it remains clear that only resistance wins freedom for Palestinian prisoners and that the steadfastness, struggle, courage and unity of our prisoners is a light and an inspiration to the entire Palestinian nation and all people of conscience.”
“As a human being, I don’t seek out enemies,” Abu Khaizaran said of the struggle that brought him to Gaza. “When anyone is a human being, he should treat you as a human. And the most important thing is that the basis of our fight must be human.”
Joe Catron is a US activist in Gaza, Palestine. He works with the Centre for Political and Development Studies and other Palestinian groups and international solidarity networks, particularly in support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions and prisoners’ movements. He blogs at joecatron.wordpress.com and can be followed on Twitter @jncatron.
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Free All Political Prisoners!

CCR Organizes to Share Stories of People Stopped by the NYPD

CCR Organizes to Share Stories of People Stopped by the NYPD

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) has been fighting against discriminatory policing practices — like stop and frisk — in New York and beyond for many years. We’ve brought you data documenting the skyrocketing numbers of stops and racial disparities. This summer we brought you the stories behind the numbers, sharing the experiences of those who have been stopped and frisked.
Now, CCR has launched new features on our website, Stop and Frisk: the Human Impact, including an interactive map that houses podcasts of people telling their stories about being stopped by the NYPD, and an infographic that illustrates the impact of stop and frisk on communities in New York. Visit the interactive map feature here and share the podcasts widely. You can also listen to all the podcasts here.
The new website features dovetail with increased media scrutiny of stop and frisk and its impact, a landmark legislative package introduced in the New York City Council and scheduled hearings on the issue this month, and comes on the heels of a rally attended by nearly one thousand people calling for NYPD accountability outside New York City Hall in late September. Just today, CCR joined with fellow advocates, and affected community members to testify at an important New York City Council Legislative Hearing for the Community Safety Act, a landmark police reform legislative package. We will be sure to keep you updated with developments in our struggle for social justice. Please check out two hearings happening later in the New York City-area.

October 23 Field Hearing on stop and frisk in Brooklyn, New York
Please join CCR, fellow advocates, and affected community members at this important field hearing on stop and frisk in Brooklyn, New York, presented by the New York City Council Committee on Civil Rights.

October 24 Field Hearing on stop and frisk in Queens, New York
Please join CCR, fellow advocates, and affected community members at this important field hearing on stop and frisk in Queens, New York, presented by the New York City Council Committee on Civil Rights.


Free All Political Prisoners!


Since we are reflections of YAHWEH/ALLAH/GOD who once flooded the earth in his tears of wrath, for those who betrayed him, i believe those of us who are wronged has a right to feel like this: "HURL ME INTO THE NEXT EXISTANCE. THE DECENT INTO HELL WONT TURN ME. THEY WONT DEFEAT MY REVENGE, NO NEVER, NEVER. IM FROM A RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE WHO ANGERS SLOWLY, BUT RAGES UNDAMMED. WE WILL ASSEMBLE AT HIS DOOR IN SUCH NUMBERS, THAT THE THE MARCHING OF OUR FEET WILL MAKE THE EARTH TREMBLE!"-George L. Jackson ......I hope you know that our brother L.B. is still angery at those who lied on him, oppresses him, betrayed him....., dont get it twisted: Bently's Back to shake up the world and every hater in. MY TIME TO SHINE IS NEAR!


Changing face of the Occupation

The Occupy movement in Los Angeles looks much different a year later. While the movement fractured, a smaller, but loyal group continues to fight big banks and is seeing some success in standing up for troubled homeowners.

Mau Mau torture case victory: could this lead to more cases against Brit...

For years the British government had refused to render a full apology for atrocities committed under empire in countries like Kenya, Ghana, Senegal and other Africa countries.

This victory against the British government has now restored hope of finding out the truth and uncovering secrets that had been kept from the public domain.

It will also open up cases the British government argued was too old to open and also the extent of British brutality during the colonial era.

Three elderly Kenyans have won an historic legal victory over the British government after the high court gave them permission to claim damages for the grave abuses they suffered when imprisoned during the Mau Mau rebellion.

The court rejected the government's claim that too much time had elapsed for there to be a fair trial, just as it threw out an earlier claim that the Mau Mau veterans should be suing the Kenyan government, not the British.

The three suffered what their lawyers describe as "unspeakable acts of brutality", including castration, beatings and severe sexual assaults.

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Davina - "your memory lives on" official music video

Death penalty in the United States - Justice for Gerald Marshall

Learn more about our charity and its projects on our homepage www.human-rights-association.org - Music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (www.smartsound.com/royalty-free-music/incompetech)

Libya: Bloody Vengeance in Sirte

New evidence collected by Human Rights Watch implicates Misrata-based militias in the apparent execution of dozens of detainees following the capture and death of Muammar Gaddafi one year ago. The Libyan authorities have failed to carry out their pledge to investigate the death of dozens held in rebel custody.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Bath Salts to Blame in Bank Exec's Violent Attack?

"Brian Mulligan, a Deutsche Bank executive with ties to the television and movie industries, says he was the victim of an unprovoked attack by LAPD officers in May. He claims to have sustained a broken shoulder blade, 15 nasal fractures and facial lacerations from the beating.

The arrest report says that Mulligan admitted to using marijuana and ingesting bath salts four days before the encounter. Mulligan's lawyer said the allegations were made up by the LAPD to excuse what he called an "unmerciful beating." The charges against Mulligan have been dropped, but he pursued a lawsuit against the LAPD. The LAPD has launched a force investigation into Mulligan's charges and their defense may now hinge on the evidence found in an audiotape obtained by "CBS This Morning."

According to CBS News senior correspondent John Miller, the tape reveals an encounter between Mulligan and Glendale Police just two days before the LAPD scuffle. In the tape, Mulligan admits to being "a little paranoid" and later told the officers, "I will tell you what ... my lawyer will kill me ... I went to a head shop and I bought some of that white lightning stuff." He then admitted to snorting the "white lightning" up to 20 times." *Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola (Host of TYT University) break the story down.

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'Get Away With Rape' List Found in College Dorm

"Miami University is under fire for a list that was discovered posted in bathroom of a freshman co-ed dorm titled, "The Top 10 Ways to Get Away With Rape," the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

This list includes a variety of illegal suggestions on how to get away with rape such as using roofies, preying on females walking alone, climbing into windows and slitting the victim's throat if the rapist is identified, reported the Cincinnati Enquirer who published the list.

Tip 10 reads, "RAPE RAPE RAPE, its (sic) college boys live it up!!" The flier was found by a resident assistant at McBride Hall over the weekend and reported it to the university's Wellness Office on Monday." *Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola (Host of TYTUniversity) break down whether or not the list was meant to be taken seriously and discuss possible repercussions.

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Fighting for social justice Johnnie Savory

Fighting for social justice. Seeking justice for those who were falsely imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. Born on the same day of Emmett Till.




Mu chats about the empire's four year ritual

NYPD Cops wake up a sleeping homeless man before BEATING him half to DEA...

Once again NYPD officers have been caught on video tape beating a half sleep homeless man and then arresting him on false charges to meet their quotas. Had this savage beaten not been captured on video tape, this homeless man would be facing prison time for a slew of bogus charges.

Only now are the American people beginning to understand why Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants everyone disarmed but the police. This organized crime syndicate wants to secure a monopoly on safety and security by banning guns so citizens will be forced to depend on the NYPD for protection.

This police protection comes in the form of ticket extortion, brutality, racial discrimination, rape, robbery, false arrest, murder ...there is literally no crime an NYPD officer has not been caught committing.

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Will Smith shares his secrets of success

http://accelerateme.net/how-will-smith-created-his-ideal-life/ - Will Smith shares his success philosophy. For more on this, click the link above.

Machine Gun Kelly - "See My Tears" (Official Video)

Official Music Video for Machine Gun Kelly's - "See My Tears"

From the debut album "Lace Up" In-Stores now: http://tinyurl.com/8jaf3ge

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Here's 10 reasons why ppl cant come up:

1)APATHY- if u cant care for others who gon care 4 u?

2)PROCRATINATION- find ppl doing what u need to do & break stillness.

3)EMOTIONALISM- get out ur feelings
& use logic.

4)FOLLOWER MIND- find ur own path.

5)CAPITALISM- everything aint about $$$ use ya morals 4 purpose too.

6)OVERCOMPENSATING- if u do ur home work u wont have to be all defensive when ppl call u out.

7)BLIND FAITH- only blind faith u better have is in ur GOD, other than u trippin

8)SALVATION SEEKING- stop waiting on
Jesus to come or whoever else u think will give u salvation. This can
only be found in ur self.

9)WEARING THE MASK- stop acting like u are ok when ur not. Take the damn mask off and be real with ur self.

10)INSTANT GRATIFICATION- stop jumping at everything ur urgs desire. Anything worth wow take time & cultivation.

PERSPECTIVE:Follow these rules and u
will mad bread to stack up, if not stay a broke bastard in heart &
material. Lets get it!

Leon Benson


Death is impossible for us to fathom: it is so immense, so frightening, that we will do almost anything to avoid thinkingabout it. Society is organized to make death invisible, to keep it several steps removed. That distance may seem necessary for our comfort, but it comeswith a terrible price: the illusion of limiless time, & a consequent lack of seriousness about daily life. We are running from the reality that faces usall.

As a warrior in life, you must turn this dynamic around: make the thought of death something not to escape but to embrace. Your days are numbered. Will you pass them half awake & half hearted or will you live with a sense of urgency? Cruel theaters stages by a czar are unnecessary; death will cometo you without them. Imagine it pressing im on you, leaving you no escape - for there is no escape. Feeling death at your heels will make all your actions more certain, more forceful. This could be your last throw of the dice: make it count. -Robert Greene, The 33 Strategies of War, 2006

PERSPECTIVE:Being falsely in prison reminds me of my morality everyday. i die everyday awakening in a cold prison cell. i can image what those on death row feel like: damn. In time this feeling gave me a philosophy of "perparing to die to really live."

Years of my life have been lost. Now every shot must count. isay what i mean & mean what i say. i tell my fam & friends i love them every chance i get. i fight for what love w/ no regrets. EMBRACE ME THE SAME WAY!


"If you know, in this courtroom, they
have freedom & equality every day & i knock on the door. Every
day theyopen the door to let me see other peoples'cases that are like
mine receive justice, let me see that they are throwin' out convictions,
throwin' appeal victories around...but tellin' me there's no justice
& exoneration for me. Every day my people are standing outside
trying to sing their way in:"We are for peace & justice, please let
us in." After about a week the song is gonna change to,"We're getting
frustrated, we need justice too bigots!" After two weeks its like,"Give
us freedom & justice for our loved ones or we gonna break down the
doors!" After years its like," We pickin' the locks, takin' justiceby
hook or crook, comin' through the doors blastin' like Johnathan

PERSPECTIVE: We asked 50 years ago with
the Black Panthers & civil rights movement. We asked 30 years ago to
stop throwing all our people in prison due erroneous drug sentencing
guide lines. We asked 13 years ago to free my brother, Leon Benson &
others from wrongful imprisonment.

Now, no more asking & demanding
whats owed to us. We are commanding movements & taking back whats
ours: "Freedom!" Stop the games. If youre not ready to act stay out of
our way or get rolled over. Leon has been telling us what time it was
about his freedom for years now, listen: www.youtube.com/leebently !!

If you feel the same way fight beside us: FREE LEON BENSON!

UK hacker's extradition to US blocked

The UK has blocked the extradition of a British computer hacker to the United States, ending his decade-long campaign to avoid trial there over allegations he broke into sensitive military and NASA computer networks. Theresa May, Britain's interior minister, told the House of Commons on Tuesday that she had refused the US request to send Gary McKinnon, 46, to face charges over his actions between 2001 and 2002. Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports

California Law Allows Juveniles To Appeal Life Sentences

Retired Superior Court Judge of Santa Clara, California, Eugene Hyman, talks with The Legal Broadcast Network about California allowing juveniles to appeal life sentences.

California law is now allowing juveniles to appeal life sentences for those who have served a minimum of 15 years. Under the aiding and abetting law, there isn t a difference with the person who assists in a first degree murder and the person who actually does the murder, as they both possibly get the same sentence, says retired Superior Court Judge of Santa Clara, California Eugene Hyman.

Attorneys can petition the court for resentencing for life without the possibility of parole to 25 years to life, says Hyman. They judge will then look over the performance over the last 15 years and as long as the judge feels there s been substantial information and in the interest of justice, that you should have a chance to be paroled, then your sentence should be converted to 25 years to life. Hyman notes that this doesn t mean you get out after 25 years. You must then do a minimum of an additional 10 years for a total of 25 years and then be evaluated for parole.

The parole board decides if the prisoner should be released and the governor has the opportunity to overrule what the parole board has done, says Hyman, adding that the majority of murder cases do not get parole at the 25 year mark.

Hyman mentions that there is criticism from victims groups regarding the exceptions to this new law as it pertains to law enforcement and fire fighters. Sentences cannot be modified for killing law enforcement or fire fighters. Victims groups are asking why they are more valuable as victims than the loss of their own spouse or child.

Honorable Judge Eugene Hyman has received numerous awards and recognition for his work with families and children and has appeared on numerous television news shows. For more information, visit www.judgehyman.com. He is also a featured commentator on The Family Law Channel, www.familylawchannel.com The Legal Broadcast Network, www.thelegalbroadcastnetwork.com.

40 Seconds of Secrecy: 'US wants to hide Gitmo trial facts'

The lawyers of five people accused of planning the 9/11 attacks say the U.S. wants to cover up the fact they were all tortured in secret CIA prisons. Pre-trial hearings are underway in Guantanamo Bay for the men, including the self-professed mastermind of September 11.

The week long pre-trial now has to determine whether to allow them to freely say in court what happened during their years in custody. The live transmissions from the courtroom are also being covered by a 40-second sound delay.

Lawyer and Retired Air Force Colonel, Morris Davis, though, thinks this policy is less about protecting the nation - and more about saving face.

Standing for the Innocent:

Christy Phillips

During my interrogation the detectives made it clear that they wanted me to admit guilt and would not end the interrogation until after I had done so, I did and was convicted and sentenced to life in prison based on that coerced confession.
Letter of support:Christy Phillips W-94100 C.C.W.F. P.O.BOX 1508 512-11-4up Chowchilla, Ca. 93610

www.change.org/petitions/justice-for-christy-clinton-phillips-cdc-w-94100. http://tobtr.com/3046483

Terrance Bowman-Taylor

“We are the voices of the voiceless.”
Innocent man trapped in the system

Prison Address

Cyntoia Brown

wrongly convicted as an adult at the age of 16

. Background (Preamble): Cyntoia Brown wrongly tried as an adult to a murder she committed in self defense at 16. She deserves to be freed as she has served her time for the crime she did not intend to do.

You can write Cyntoia Brown at
3881 Stewart's Lane
Nashville, TN 37218

"Free Benjamine Spencer!

free Benjamine Spencer after 22 years of wrongful imprisonment. Read about Benjamine Spencer's case at http://www.dallascandobetter.org/blog2/petition/bens-case-info/

Davontae Sanford

Curtis Jones

Troy Phinezy retrieve the murder weapon! On June 18, 2012, the same eyewitness identified Troy Phinezy in a photo lineup at the Allen County Prosecutors office

The photo lineup used by the prosecutor

Leon Benson

Please sign and repost Leon's petition:

Leon's Blog


Leon's Newspaper:

Alaska Temple Radio/Lee Bently reading a piece dedicated to his brother Leon Benson (Time it starts: 1:06:55)

Alaska Temple Radio/ Show on Leon. Sister Val talks about her brother's case (Time it starts: 31:48)

Leon's YOUTUBE Channel/Includes his original work

US increases military drills in Asia

The US navy has increased its training exercises off the coast of Thailand.

The new drills are part of a strategic campaign which the White House calls its "pivot to Asia", but others see the rise in military activity as a political move by the US to flex its muscles.

It comes at a time of deep tension over territorial disputes surrounding the group of islands known as the Scarborough Shoal.

South Dakota Executes Prison Guard's Killer

South Dakota executed Eric Robert on Monday. Robert, who killed a prison guard during a failed escape attempt, is the first person executed in that state since 2007. (Oct. 16)

Monday, 15 October 2012

The age of mass incarceration

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Guantanamo suspects await rights verdict

Victims' families are tuning into the the pre-trial hearing of five men charged in the September 2001 attack on New York's world trade centre.

A military commission will determine the legal rights of the suspects. It is a decision that could very well shape the upcoming trial.

UNAC in Harlem rally 11th year Afghan War

UNAC held rallies across the country to commemorate the 11th Anniversary of the War in Afghanistan. This video documents the rally in New York City in Harlem.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

California rises to prisoners’ challenge to end racial hostilities

California rises to prisoners’ challenge to end racial hostilities

Thai authorities crack down on social network's drug trade

Drug traffickers are having hard time to sell illegal substances though traditional channels in Thailand as the government of Yingluck Shinawatra has been active since in power to eradicate this plague.

Thailand's Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) is working with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to prevent illegal drug selling using social networks.

According to the office, Traffickers have adapted to new technologies and started using social networks to trade with potential customers, targeting mainly youngsters.

Innocence Project Panel Discussion Part 2 | Tavis Smiley | PBS Video

Fighting for social justice. Seeking justice for those who were falsely imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. Born on the same day of Emmett Till.




Today in Palestine! Sunday, 14 October 2012

Land Theft & Destruction / Ethnic Cleansing / Restriction of Movement / Apartheid & Occupation WATCH: IDF declares Palestinian grazing lands closed military zone
Last Saturday, a group of Ta’ayush activists traveled to the South Hebron Hills to provide support to Palestinian shepherds seeking to take their livestock out for grazing. Soon after they reached their destination, a group of IDF soldiers arrived to declare the area a closed military zone. Watch the confrontation transpire. By Israel Social TV.
link to 972mag.com
Settlers Burn Olive Trees Near Nablus
Palestinian media sources reported, Saturday, that a group of extremist Israeli settlers burnt Palestinian Olive trees that belong to residents of Qaryout village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

IOF soldiers block Palestinian farmers from reaching their olive fields
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) blocked on Saturday Palestinian farmers from reaching their olive fields in Beit Ummar village to the north of Al-Khalil.
link to www.palestine-info.co.uk IOA prevents solidarity activists from entering Tubas
Israeli occupation authorities prevented on Friday solidarity activists from Spain from entering Tubas and the northern Jordan Valley to support the Palestinian residents and forced them to return.

Israeli & Egyptian Siege on Gaza
Israel launches new military surveillance balloon over Gaza
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) launched a new military surveillance zeppelin over the eastern area of the Gaza Strip on Friday night, the second in 48 hours.
OIC calls for repairing and building houses of poor people in Gaza
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation called on its member states and their humanitarian organizations to repair and rehabilitate the houses of the poor citizens of the Gaza Strip.
Swedish-owned sailing boat left Naples on Oct. 7 with about 20 people from eight countries on board, carrying items including cement, basketballs, and musical instruments.

A number of pro-Palestinian solidarity groups and organizations have coordinated various flotillas to Gaza or “fly-ins” to Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport the past few years. The Estelle is the third attempt from the Freedom Flotilla Movement to challenge Israel’s naval blockade on Gaza. The Estelle, a ship originally from Finland, began its journey in Sweden in Umeå where it was renovated before setting off to sail along Europe’s coastline, including Finland, France and Spain. Last week it arrived in the Mediterranean Gulf after having recently rounded the Italian “boot” island of Sardinia.
Nearly once a week clashes break out in East Jerusalem. Settlers live on top of Palestinian businesses or across the street from Palestinian homes, and white security cameras peek over the sides of buildings every 20 feet like, flags in an American suburb. They prowl for arrest around the clock, capturing the faces of Palestinian children. At times the armed private guards in striped t-shirts that tail each settler provoke neighborhood kids. In some instances the children throw stones. In those cases later the same night the police will show up and arrest them, recognizing their faces from the security recordings. In other instances, the children will awaken to tear gas canisters smashing through their windows.
Israeli Terrorism
Three Israeli air raids on Gaza at dawn
The Israeli occupation regime waged three aerial attacks at dawn Saturday on different areas in the densely populated Gaza Strip.
Two Palestinians Assassinated In Northern Gaza
Palestinian medical sources reported that two Palestinians were killed, on Saturday evening, and one child was injured when the army fired a missile at a motorcycle driving in the center of Jabalai town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
IOF assaults school students in Silwan
In new racist attack, undercover units backed up by the occupation forces attacked on Thursday morning a number of students of Silwan school, sparking fear and panic among the students.
Soldiers Attack Bil’in’s Weekly Protest
Several protesters were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation after Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and Settlements in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
IOF clashes with young Palestinians in Jenin village
Israeli occupation forces stormed at dawn Saturday four towns west of Jenin and conducted combing operations during which clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces were reported.
IOF soldiers attack Korean delegation in al-Khalil
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) attacked on Saturday a Korean delegation in the city of al-Khalil in the southern West Bank.
Dozens of Jewish settlers attack farmers in Al-Khalil
Dozens of Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian farmers to the west of Beit Ummar village, north of Al-Khalil, on Friday, local sources said.
Palestinian youth wounded in settlers' attack on farmers
A Palestinian youth was moderately injured in a Jewish settlers' attack in the city of al-Khalil in the southern West Bank on Friday.

Illegal Arrests
Israeli soldiers show no mercy, take mother from her child
A nine-year-old boy was left alone without any of his parents when Israeli soldiers kidnapped at dawn Saturday his mother Nora Ja'bari, the wife of Mohamed Abu Warda, a leading Hamas figure.
Other Prisoner News
Palestinian children testify about cruel treatment by Israeli soldiers in new short film
Today, Defence for Children International-Palestine Section (DCI) released a short film about Israel’s ill-treatment of Palestinian children during their arrest, transfer and detention.
What Geneva convention
"Since 1967, more than 730,000 Palestinian men, women and children are estimated to have been imprisoned by Israeli military courts. The majority of such prisoners are held in detention facilities inside Israel, in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits the transfer of these prisoners into Israel."
IOA renews administrative detention of Hamas leader for 3rd time
The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) renewed the administrative detention of Hamas leader Abduljabbar Jarrar for the third time running.

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Two Palestinian prisoners are in critical condition in Israeli hospitals, the Palestinian Authority's ministry of prisoners announced Saturday. The conditions of Riyad al-Amour and Muhammad al-Taj are deteriorating rapidly, according to a report from the ministry. The report said al-Amour, 42, who is held in Assaf Harofeh medical center near Tel Aviv, needs urgent open-heart surgery which cannot be performed due to weak coronary muscles. Al-Amour slips into comas at least five times a day and suffers from exhaustion and incontinence.
Ministry of prisoners slams Israel's use of violence against Shatta detainees
The Palestinian ministry of prisoners' affairs in Gaza strongly denounced the use of violence on Friday morning by Israeli jailers against the Palestinian detainees in Shatta jail.
Protests / Solidarity / Activism / BDS
The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) calls on pro-Palestinian and peace activists from across the Occupied Territories to join Palestinians on 16th October to protest the roadblock preventing access to Jama’in Village. On this day, residents of Jama’in will remove an earthen mound that blocks access to their agricultural lands.
Liberated prisoner Abeer Awda protests in Ramallah
The liberated prisoner Abeer Awda complained from the continued neglect towards her health condition and staged a sit-in in Ramallah protesting the failure of the PA to treat her.
Citing Israeli sponsorship, Palestinian MC Boikutt pulls out of Austria's Salam.Orient festival, Ali Abunimah
Boikutt: “These kind of events… are used as a propaganda tool to hide the colonial nature of ‘Israel.’”
Hip hop duo Rebel Diaz cancel Creative Time Summit gig over partnership with Israel group, Ali Abunimah
“We made the decision not to participate, that we will show solidarity with the Palestinian community”
Three more Arab performers pull out of Austrian music festival due to Israel embassy sponsorship, Ali Abunimah
Syrian singer Lena Chamamyan, Lebanese MC Malikah (Lynn Fattouh), and Ramallah-based MC DJ Sotusura will now no longer perform at Salam.Orient due to Israeli sponsorship.
To whom it may concern, We are Israeli citizens who are active against our government’s policies of racism, apartheid and occupation towards the Palestinian people. In particular, many of us are veteran activists in the campaign against Israel’s illegal colonization and settlement construction policies in the occupied West Bank. We have learned that Israel's Cameri Theatre is due to perform in New Delhi on Nov 4th 2012. Since the Cameri is complicit in grave violations of international law, which amount to war crimes, and since it serves as an official propaganda tool for the Israeli government, we are calling for the invitation to be rescinded.
The Electronic Intifada speaks to people involved in a project to export Palestinian handicrafts to Dutch buyers
The struggle for Palestinian rights is incompatible with any form of racism or bigotry: a statement by Palestinians, Ali Abunimah
Palestinians affirm that “the struggle for our inalienable rights is one opposed to all forms of racism and bigotry, including, but not limited to, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Zionism and other forms of bigotry.”
On October 8, 2012, the Day of the Heroic Guerilla, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine remembers Comandante Ernesto “Che” Guevara, revolutionary leader, fierce fighter, and principled struggler whose true commitment to internationalism and liberation lives on in the struggles of peoples around the world for freedom, justice and socialism.
Political Developments / Other News
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahhar on Saturday praised Hezbollah for sending a drone aircraft into Israel last weekend, a statement said. Zahhar described the operation as a "strategic achievement" for the powerful Lebanese political group and a successful step in the psychological battle between Iran and Israel. The Gaza official made the comments during a media workshop in Gaza City, adding that Hamas has a balanced relationship with Iran. Zahhar stressed that the Islamist group has a policy of non-intervention in Syria, noting that Palestinians are guests in the country but that the group advises the leadership to listen to the Syrian street.
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Brigades in Gaza on Friday said advances in Hezbollah's weapons capabilities would benefit the Palestinian resistance. Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday said his movement had sent the reconnaissance drone shot down over Israel last weekend. The Gaza-based Al-Mujahideen Brigades described Hezbollah's operation as "unprecedented" and said it proved that resistance was the best way to face Israel and to stop its continuous attacks.
A clip on Hezbollah's TV station al-Manar shows the unmanned aerial vehicle, shot down last Saturday by the IDF, flying over the Mediterranean and into Israel.
[Haaretz] "... The Iranian-made drone launched by Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, which penetrated Israeli airspace last Saturday, served as a reminder of the complicated balance of deterrent power between the sides. That Hezbollah, backed by Iran, looms as the most sophisticated antagonist vis-a-vis Israel in the region is not in dispute.
“It is our natural right to dispatch reconnaissance planes to occupied Palestine [Israel] whenever we want. This was not the first time and it will not be the last,” he said, noting that the Jewish state had violated Lebanese airspace 20,864 times since the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701."
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israel is trying to bring chaos to the region by threatening war on Iran but the Islamic republic can defend itself, Islamic Jihad's representative to Yemen said Thursday. Ahmad Barakeh said Israel was trying to "blow up" the whole region, backed by the US. Islamic Jihad opposes any attack on Iran as it rejects any attacks on Arab or Islamic countries, but Iran is "able to defend itself," Barakeh told Ma'an.
Hamas releases video of Shalit capture
Hamas' military wing releases 24-second video featuring alleged preparations for Gilad Shalit's abduction.
Former Israeli Soldier Shalit Recalls Captivity
Gilad Shalit, who was seized by Palestinian militants in a cross-border raid in 2006, said in a rare interview that he feared that if he were left too long, his captors “would make me disappear.”
MP Abdel Jawad denounces the PA's blackmail of citizens
MP Dr. Nasser Abdel-Jawad, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council representing Hamas in Salfit, called on the PA security services in the West Bank to stop charging citizens fraudulently.
The Hamas-run government in Palestine's Gaza Strip will legalize a Salafi party for the first time since it took power in 2006, an interior ministry spokesman said Saturday. “We met today with the founders of the Salafi An-Nur party and briefed them about legal procedures they have to follow before they officially announce their party,” said Islam Shahwan. He added that freedom of expression and the right to establish political parties and other organizations would be “guaranteed” to everybody.

Palestinians in Gaza are having trouble accessing news websites after Hamas introduced a ban on viewing sexual material.
Rizqa: Israeli elections will negatively affect Palestinian issue
Dr. Youssef Rizqa, the political adviser for Palestinian Prime Minister stated that holding early Israeli elections will negatively and indirectly affect the Palestinian issue.
The Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East (LFPME) fringe event at the Party Conference was arguably the best attended for years. It was, perhaps, suggestive of a noticeable shift in Labour Party attitudes towards Palestine. This was one of four events on Palestine during the week, the others being hosted by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign & Unite; Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP); and a reception by LFPME. Chaired by the Huffington Post's Mehdi Hasan (the former editor of the New Statesman), the LFPME panel included the Rt Hon Peter Hain MP, Rt Hon John Denham MP, Lisa Nandy MP and Shadow Minister for Africa and the Middle East Ian Lucas MP, as well as Dr Hanan Ashrawi via Skype. They addressed an audience of more than 300 people on what the Labour Party's policy should be for Palestine under the title, 'Securing Peace and Justice in the Middle East'.
BETHLEHEM, West Bank, Oct 14 (Reuters) - "Many people still believe the post of mayor is exclusively for men," says Vera Baboun, aiming to become the first female mayor of the Palestinian town of Bethlehem, and in the process shake up a society where men still make the laws and do the deals. The university lecturer has a good chance of achieving the first goal in municipal elections being held across the West Bank on Oct. 20. She heads a bloc of 12 Muslims and Christians in Bethlehem representing the Fatah movement, which one recent survey found to command 49 percent support in the West Bank.
Analysis / Op-ed / Human Interest
As Palestinian frustration grows, young man considers armed struggle, Mya Guarnieri
Hakem* believes that armed struggle and the strategic use of violence is the only way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He calls BDS ‘silly’ and says Hamas has gone soft. He calls Israel ‘the entity’ and says it must be dismantled. After that, Hakem adds, Jews are welcome to stay.
Extremism goes mainstream: Violence at Al Aqsa Mosque
Every year, the Jewish holiday of Sukkot brings with it groups of Jewish worshipers who try to penetrate security at the Al Aqsa compound, disregarding the sanctions of this Muslim holy place.
link to www.palestinemonitor.org
Civil courage is when civilians stand up against something that is deemed unjust and evil, knowing that the consequences of their action might lead to injury or even death. The Palestinian villagers of Al Aqaba, a little town in the Jordan Valley of the West Bank, are standing up as peacefully and courageously as they can, to build their homes on the land they own, knowing that Israeli Army bulldozers may come at any time. They are “rebuilding to remain.”
Here's some high level intrigue, with the stakes being no less than Our Next War. You might have seen the bombshell piece by Foreign Policy editor David Rothkopf, "A Truly Credible Military Threat To Iran," saying that Obama and the Israelis are at last getting on the same page for a surgical strike on Iran that would only last a couple of hours and bring regional benefits to everyone.
Russell Tribunal has placed Palestinians in tradition of Frederick Douglass and Rosa Parks, Sherry Wolf
Sherry Wolf helped organize the lately-concluded Russell Tribunal on Palestine in New York. Here she offers some context, at her site: Debates should and will rage in the blogosphere regarding both legitimate and irrelevant critiques of what is essentially the highest profile event to have ever taken place in the United States regarding US and UN complicity in Israel’s violations of international law.
link to mondoweiss.net
Last month, the South African international lawyer, Professor John Dugard, spoke at the Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine fringe meeting during the party's annual conference in Brighton, co-sponsored by MEMO. Professor Dugard has published the definitive work on the law of apartheid, and was for seven years Special Rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Council on the Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
link to www.middleeastmonitor.com
Serial criminality against humanity is official Israeli policy. Punishment never follows. Ruthlessness best describes these type abuses. Committing them without accountability is unconscionable. It goes on daily. Western media scoundrels ignore it. Too few people understand what everyone should. Militarized occupation is hell. Terrorizing civilian men, women, and children is worst of all. In early October, Israeli air strikes and artillery attacked Gaza. At least one death and numerous injuries followed. On October 11, Israeli aircraft struck again.
link to sjlendman.blogspot.com www.TheHeadlines.Org


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